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07 Jun 2021

Being Friends/Lost – The Director’s Preview

Lisa Thomas introduces Being Friends/Lost – A Double Bill of plays by Robert Holman. What attracted you to directing these particular plays? How did you discover them?  I was looking for plays that could be simply staged and that would not suffer from the social distancing we needed to do at the time, and that had something meaningful to say. These plays, the first  two parts of a trilogy in fact, seem to fit these criteria. They are both about […]

29 May 2021

SLT Annual General Meeting – Save the Date!

6 September 2021 SLT Annual General Meeting  (Followed by SLT Members’ Club Annual General Meeting) It’s been a strange year, but still one where lots has happened, more behind the scenes (no pun intended) or online that we had hoped. Our AGMs are usually in May, but we collectively agreed that it would be great to be able to have the chance of a blended AGM this year – so those who want to be there in person can be […]

29 May 2021

General Council Open Meeting – 14th June on Zoom

General Council (GC) are pleased to announce the return of open GC meetings. Our next open meeting will be on Monday 14th June at 8pm on Zoom.  It was agreed following the 2019 AGM that GC would open its doors formally to the membership to be transparent about how we work on behalf of the membership. Over the last year, as we transitioned rapidly into working remotely, we paused open meetings, with the hope that we would open up more […]

13 May 2021

Members Club Update

Following the Government’s announcement this week that Covid restrictions will be relaxed further from 17 May, we are pleased to confirm that we will be reopening the SLT bar from our delightful ‘Barden’ outdoor area on Saturday evenings between 19:30-22:00, starting from 22 May. Members will be able to book themselves and their guests in using their LoveAdmin profile (which is how SLT membership and the 200 Club are administered).  Places each week are limited, so book early to avoid […]

30 Apr 2021

The SLT Play Pipeline – updated

Despite the radio silence, your Theatre Committee has been working towards putting together a programme of shows for the rest of the year. Along with the challenges of uncertainties regarding Covid-related restrictions on cast and audience sizes, plus some difficulties obtaining licences for plays we want to put on, this has been proving tricky, and we’re sorry that we’re still not quite in a position to announce the full season with dates. However, we’re delighted to let you know that […]

30 Apr 2021

Jeanette Hoile & Front of House

Many of you will already know that Jeanette has handed over the running of the Front of House activity to Chris Bennett.  What you may not know, is that prior to the handover, Jeanette performed this role consistently for 10 years, from 2010 to 2020.    Anyone that has done any work coordinating volunteers, and I know that includes a lot of us, will know that this is not a simple task to do.  It is particularly difficult with a busy […]

25 Apr 2021

Website Update: Additional Information

We hope you saw in last week’s newsletter that we’re in the midst of some exciting developments for our website. That’s generated some interest and questions. So we thought we’d take this opportunity to answer a few of them for you. Why are we updating the website? The SLT website was last fully updated some years ago, and as with all websites there’s a risk that it could become outdated in terms of functionality, accessibility and security. We need to make […]

17 Apr 2021

Website Update

We’re really excited to announce that we’re significantly evolving our website to promote even better access to SLT and The Old Fire Station, thanks to funding from The Architectural Heritage Fund.  “For forty-five years, the Architectural Heritage Fund has been committed to supporting communities to develop sustainable new uses for their much-loved historic buildings. We are pleased to have been able to offer this additional support at a time of extraordinary need and are very grateful to DCMS for funding […]

16 Apr 2021

Members Club Update

As the national Covid restrictions start to ease further this week, and pubs across England are pulling their first pints of 2021, we’ve been working behind the scenes to prepare to reopen our much-missed SLT Bar. Subject to how restrictions in England change in the next few weeks, we’re planning to start by reopening the Barden on Saturday evenings from the middle of May.  This could mean that those enjoying the Barden could socialise (responsibly!) with everyone else present rather than having […]

19 Mar 2021

An Evening Celebrating Shakespeare

Please join us Friday April 23 for an evening celebrating Shakespeare. Much like our previous monologue evening, this special online event will feature Poetry, Monologues and Sonnets all celebrating the life of William Shakespeare. For those wishing to perform, please emailplayreadingslt@gmail.com to register. Pieces should aim to be no longer than 3 minutes.