Owned and run by the local community, open to everyone

Stretford Public Hall was built for the local community by John Rylands in 1878. Since then it has had over 100 years of community use.

In 2015, the Friends of Stretford Public Hall took over the running of the Hall. Our aim is to restore the Hall into a fantastic multi-purpose community venue.

 



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    September 2020: Hall Update

      September has seen the welcome return to the Hall of many of our classes, which are now running in line with government guidelines on Covid-19. Thank you to everyone who has come along and supported the classes so far!  Should you wish to book a class now or in the future you will find the details of how to do this on our website here. To enable September’s return of activities we have made many changes to the Hall to keep it in line with current guidance. These include: hand sanitiser dispensers throughout the Hall; frequent cleaning of communal spaces; a one-way system, and new signage. You may be aware that some classes have unfortunately not returned yet, this is due to Covid 19 regulations about time between classes etc. We hope you understand that we working with many guidelines that are changed regularly. Work is very much underway with the renovations to the Ballroom. New toilets and bars areas have been created, wiring and plumbing addressed and new colours for its decoration decided on. The works are currently on schedule to be completed for Christmas and it is looking fantastic! Great care is being taken to modernise the space whilst keeping its original character. Finally, wonderful news! We have been successful in our bid for funding to pilot a new digital outreach project at the Hall, to help local resident get online. The service will include an area with a number of computer and/or tablets for Stretford residents to use, along with free internet access. Watch this space for further news on this later in the year.
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    New Creative Saturdays Club

      We are pleased to announce that a new Creative Saturday Club has just started at the Hall. This project is aimed at children who are in school years 7 and 8 and who also live in the Stretford area. To these children this artistic new club will be completely free to attend! Creative Saturdays will run at the Hall from the 12 September, for 9 weeks. It will be at 1.30 pm to 5.30 pm, every Saturday during this time. Spaces are still available should you wish your child to join the classes; they will keep booking open until the end of the month or until they have filled all the spaces, which ever comes first! The Creative Saturdays Club aims to explore: Comedy; Storytelling, and Film making. The project was set by and is delivered by three local artists, Ali, Jenny and Hafsah. They are all DBS checked and are working in line with the current government guidelines for Covid 19.  Creative Saturdays builds on their recent project, also delivered at the Hall, which provided local students about to start high school with a creative experience and the time/place to meet other students.  If you would like to find out more about the Creative Saturdays or book a place please contact either workingclassfilmsmcr@gmail.com or call 07368207953. #creativesats.   
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