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Friends of Shanklin Theatre



Who are we?

The Friends of Shanklin Theatre are a group of people from the Isle of Wight and beyond who share a common interest in supporting Shanklin Theatre. Many are also dedicated volunteers, helping Shanklin Theatre and Community Trust with the day-to-day running of the Theatre. See our history in this page.

News

Replacement Window Update

October, 2017

New Window Update
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Both semi-circular window frames to the Facade of the Theatre have now been fully restored and fitted.

Our theatre volunteer from the maintenance team, Peter Tuppen is now applying the primer and basecoat ready for a new shiny gloss topcoat.

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Generous donation from GKN

August, 2017

GKN Donation
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The wonderful people from the GKN Aerospace Employees Charity Fund have very kindly donated £1000 towards our replacement 'Legs' on our theatre stage. The Legs are large pieces of cloth that are designed to mask backstage areas of a theatre from spectators.

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Theatre wins Certificate of Excellence for 3rd year in a row

June, 2017

Anthony Wood, Shanklin Theatre Community Trust & Shanklin Theatre Secretary today announced that Shanklin Theatre had received the 2017 TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence.

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Meeting Martin

May, 2017

Martin Kemp, Mark & Kathryn Grimes,
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In April this year, we received a message from Kathryn Grimes who was instrumental in setting up the Wight Brainy Bunch Charity Organisation. Kathryn set up the charity following her husband's diagnosis of a brain tumour back in 2015. The charity is designed to provide support for Isle of Wight families affected by brain tumours.

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2017 FOST AGM

April, 2017

FOST AGM
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Dear Friends, please find details of our 2017 AGM on the 24th April. The start time is 7.30pm and doors open at 7.00pm. FOST members are welcome and will be encouraged to vote on the night.

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Ivan Needham Memorial Plaque

March, 2017

Ivan Needham Memorial Plaque
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Following on from all the donations made during & after the funeral service of the late Ivan Needham, a special commemorative Blue Plaque has been commissioned, and has been affixed to the theatre’s wall.

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Latest Prize Draw winners

For the latest prize draw winners - see "here..." page



FOST Member's Draw winners

For the latest member's draw winners - see "here..." page



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