Decembers Update From The Gasworks
News from The gasworks
We continue to make good progress continues with the capital works. Since our last report a layer of membrane, insulation and underfloor heating pipes have been installed in the Main Hall along with a layer of screed. The wall cladding to this room has also commenced both internally and externally. The last job of 2023 was installing the octagonal roof light, which will make this space extra special! To complete the flooring timber floorboards will be installed in this area early next year.
National Grid have been on site for a number of days to intsall the power connection and the new village transformer.
The first fix electrical works are in progress and the water connection is also in place.
As many of you will have seen, the conservation repairs including pointing work, stone repairs and structural repairs to the chimneys and gables are now complete and we hope you all agree are looking wonderful.
Last week our first interpretation item was delivered which is the frame for the retort bench (to explain how the coal was heated to produce gas).
The Volunteers from WELLIES have been busy in the woodland area, clearing the undergrowth and building new structures and adding a natural seating area. In the new year we will see the amazing bug hotel brought to site which has been hand made in the WELLIES workshop.
Our Local History Group volunteers have continued their hard work collecting and curating the history of The Gasworks, Sudbury Village and past residents. Some of this will be on display within The Gasworks when we open next year and also an informative village trail is currently under development.
A huge thank you to everyone that has supported the project this past year.
Thank you to all our volunteers for their continued help and support.
Thank you to YOU! for supporting our events and fundraising
and thank you to all the professionals working behind the scenes and onsite.
From The Gasworks Trustees
The Gasworks Sudbury Needs You!
Volunteer Open Day
23rd March 2023, 1pm – 3pm and 4pm – 6pm.
FREE Parking, Tea & Cake!
We are looking for likeminded souls to join our friendly family of volunteers at our newly restored Grade II listed heritage site.
- Garden and Outdoor enthusiasts
- Visitor Welcome Volunteers
Volunteers are involved in every aspect of work across The Gasworks Sudbury. Whether it’s repairing and maintaining the building, looking after the woodland and outdoor areas, supporting our management team, meeting and greeting visitors or working on community events and fundraising. Volunteers make an invaluable contribution to help keep The Gasworks Sudbury available for future generations.
Volunteering at The Gasworks Sudbury is a great opportunity to meet new people., learn new skills and make a real impact in creating a welcoming community space for Sudbury Parish and its visitors.
We also welcome families that would like to volunteer together. Volunteering as a family gives you the chance to spend quality time together without the costs of a traditional day out. This is suitable for children aged 10+ but we are open to discussions around age based on your individual circumstances.
For more information please email Lisa at email@example.com or call 07540636153
Volunteer Training Morning
23rd March 2023 10am – 12pm
For our current volunteers we will be holding a catch up and training morning.
Please email Lisa at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know you will be attending.
We will be making sure all your training is up to date, getting you all signed up to Better Impact and comfortable with how to use it.
Tea and cake will of course be available.
Derbyshire Open Arts
The Gasworks will be a venue for the Derbyshire Open Arts trail taking place on the 27th-29th May, with the help and guidance of Lesley from Hothouse Ceramics based in the Courtyard, Sudbury.
We are so excited to be offering our brand new exhibition space for this event. The recently restored Grade II listed former gasworks has had a modern extension to create three stunning exhibition spaces. From the original industrial style building to the newly built round hall.
We are looking for gallery quality artists, crafts people and designer makers. We have space for 16 artisans within our building. Each artists will have space for a 6ft table and small side table. We do also have hanging rail systems for those that may wish to hang art work.
Would you like to exhibit?
Contact us using the button below.
CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS 16TH JANUARY 2023
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