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Bourne Old Town Hall to host first live event for 16 months after Covid-19 lockdown with Pennyless sold-out show



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It will be a poignant evening at Bourne Old Town Hall tonight (Friday) when it hosts a first event for 16 months after the Covid-19 shutdown.

Having worked hard to get the North Street venue ready for curtain up, Bourne Town Hall Trust volunteers then posed as guests for a trial run on Monday to test the Covid-19 measures and the new payment system.

After getting the thumbs-up, the opening event of the year, will be a sold-out concert by Pennyless who were the first act to play in The Shambles performance area two years ago.

Bourne Town Hall is planning to mark its 200th anniversary week in October with a series of events
Bourne Town Hall is planning to mark its 200th anniversary week in October with a series of events

It kicked off a successful programme of live events which raised money for ongoing restoration work on the building before the pandemic closed its doors in March 2020.

The 19th-century town hall is in its 200th anniversary year and is planning to mark it with a series of live events for anniversary week in October.

The Shambles has a new cabaret style layout and is ready for its latest relaunch.

Penny Stevens and Les Woods - AKA Pennyless - kick off the live programme at the Old Town Hall
Penny Stevens and Les Woods - AKA Pennyless - kick off the live programme at the Old Town Hall

Pennyless, who consist of Penny Stevens on violin, and Les Woods (guitar), perform roots folk music as well as blues and jazz.

The concert starts at 7pm, with doors open from 6.30pm.

Under current guidelines, the venue is currently operating at 50 per cent capacity, and entry is by pre-booked tickets only.

If you weren't able to get a place for the opening night, tickets have gone on sale for the next live event, a concert by transEuropean roots band, Scratchy Beard.

The four-piece play on Saturday, July 31 with a 5pm start, and tickets, at £14 plus booking fee, are available online at www.bournetownhall.org.uk/events-2

For more information, email info@bournetownhall.org.uk or visit the website at www.bournetownhall.org.uk or the Old Town Hall Facebook page.



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