Do You Hear The People Sing?

Article written by Kathryn Rose

Do you hear the people sing?

Figuratively of course, given the current ban on public singing!

It is a well known phrase, particularly in theatrical circles, for calling the crowds to make a stand and make their views known. Without the backing of ‘the people’ revolutions can’t happen and the
same is true for the running and maintaining of a venue, just like Sharnbrook Mill Theatre.

We are so fortunate to have a dedicated team of volunteers who form the Monday Morning Team which, along with enjoying the social side of meeting together once a week, carry out DIY jobs such as weeding, painting, sorting and cleaning our lovely venue – the cast toilets are coming on a treat! During Lockdown, we’ve formed a Wednesday Morning Team as well who have tackled the Boat Shed and Props Room to ensure everything is organised for when we re-open.

However, we need some more help please!

Behind the scenes, our various teams have been working hard on marketing, production ideas, fundraising options and maintenance but there’s still more to do and we’d love for you to get involved. There’s still much of the building to be cleaned and painted, tidied and organised which, with an army of committed volunteers, could help transform the building into a fresh, modern venue for all the community to enjoy…once we’re allowed to!

We always ensure that social distancing is abided by to make sure everyone is safe at all times. We’re also keen to encourage new people to join our teams: there are vacancies on Front of House, Marketing, Fundraising, Production and The Governors. If you’d like more information do contact us and we can direct you to the relevant person!

As many of you know, in June we were awarded the prestigious Queen’s Award For Voluntary Service which is the equivalent of an MBE for organisations. One of the key elements which was noted was how much of a family The Mill is – from the members to the audience, the backstage team to the wardrobe team, the bar team to the technical team – and without every single person’s
involvement, it wouldn’t be what we know and love The Mill to be.

So, if you can spare some time to help in any way, please do get in touch.

Keep safe, keep smiling and we will be back!