New Hall Manager Appointed
We are very pleased to announce that, from an extremely strong shortlist of candidates, Mel Lucas has been appointed as the new Exeter Street Hall Manager, and will be taking up the position in the New Year. She succeeds Nat Miller who has done a wonderful job for the Hall in recent years, and will be a very hard act to follow, and to whom we send our best wishes as she returns to her local school as a part-time Teaching Assistant – something she is looking very much forward to as it represents a return to her previous “child centred employment”.
Here at the Hall we all wish Mel well in her new role. She comes with a great range of relevant skills and experience, and has some exciting ideas for engaging new audiences and volunteers.
WE REGRET THAT DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND OUR CONTROL THIS EVENT HAS HAD TO BE CANCELLED.
The Hall is closed for a few more weeks but we can dance and have a few drinks just down the hill and upstairs at Circus Circus pub by Preston Circus. This fundraiser is a joint benefit for Exeter Street Hall and for domestic violence charity RISE.
Come and dance your socks off on Saturday 4th October 8pm to midnight. Tickets cost £5, £10 or £15 depending on what you want to pay.
Click here to buy tickets.
This is how we do our weekend evenings in Exeter Street Hall. Live football on Friday night. Comedy on the Saturday night. It’s evenings like these that remind us why we bought the Hall: great events that bring the community together. It was wonderful to see lots of familiar faces and even better to see some new faces too.
Many thanks to the acts on the comedy night, including The Maydays, Seb Handley, Phil Lucas, Julie Oliver, Jane Postlethwaite, and James McDonell. Thanks also to all the volunteers but especially Gus and Simon who were the driving force behind the events.
Tickets for the Uruguay game next Thursday are still available, with award winning pizza from Pizza 500. Available at Joes Cafe or via [email protected]. The tickets not the pizza.
Finally, a reminder that we’re raising money to unblock our drains. It’s badly needed. If you value our Hall and would like to see the back of those damp patches, please text HALL20 £5 to 70070 or pay by Just Giving here.
BIG thanks to our tremendously supportive local businesses. We were blown away by the generosity of the following businesses; they all dug deep and donated fabulous raffle prizes for our Greek Night, helping us to raise much-needed funds for the restoration of the Hall. We believe in championing those who step up for us. So, please help us by giving some love and patronage to these stand-up supporters.
For traditional Greek food, try Steki’s Greek Taverna on Kings Road and Estia on Hampton Place. For less Greek, but utterly delicious food, there’s Juliettes Café, The Cow, Good Companions and Le Gourmet all located in Seven Dials. Right on our doorstep, is ever-popular Joe’s Café, under new management. For fine wines and tutored tastings, look no further than Elwood Wines. If your belly is full and you’re now in need of pampering, then check out Milos on Dyke Road and Papillon Salon on Old Steine.
Working with local businesses helps our Hall. Donations are always welcome but we prefer collaborations. Get in touch with us at [email protected] whether you want to donate a raffle prize, use our fantastic Hall or find out more information about our business supporter tier levels. We’d love to hear from you.
What are you doing next Friday 9 May?
Pop into the Hall to see a flavour of the fabulous art on display throughout May from the Dyke Road and Seven Dials art trails. For one day only, the Hall becomes your must-see local art gallery. There will be refreshments, artworks from all around to browse in one place and the chance to snap up an original piece of loveliness. Stop by for refreshments and silent bids from 2pm. Join us at the bar for drinks, music and a live auction in the evening between 7pm and 9pm.
Get there before it’s going, going, gone. See you there!