A NEW community space with a creative focus has been set up in Wingham and word is slowly spreading.
Each Wednesday this month Ten Theatres will host Mind Funk, a teen drop in centre from 4-6pm. Young people will get the opportunity to learn such things as fire twirling and bamboo sculpture as well as listen to music or jam.
"It's a space they can come to really unravel," said Jen Watts, the creative force behind Ten Theatres. With a focus on creative expression, Jen is offering the space for people to have the freedom to do just that.
The old church building at 25 Queen Street, formerly used by Kerrie Renee Dance Studio, has been adorned with bamboo sculptures and bunting. Comfy cushions and sofas fill the deceptively large space and every corner has a purpose. It's welcoming, calm and a little bit tempting.
So far Jen has welcomed some regulars through the doors with Tai Chi, Yoga and Wingsong classes being held in the building. In the Easter school holidays kid's craft classes were held and Jen has plans for Dharma and Dance classes for children aged up to 11 in the near future.
Already on the agenda regular, intimate gigs will support up and coming local acts including Grace and Jai this Saturday (May 10).
The community has already come on board to help Jen with Ten Theatres. "The neighbours have been really good and people have come to mow the lawn," said Jen. "I think everyone is happy to see the building used for the community again."
Ten Theatres can be found on facebook.