Volunteers Spring Social 2022

On Saturday 5th March, we held our Volunteers post-Christmas Social. This event enables us to thank our volunteers for their commitment and support during the busy Christmas production. Autumn 2021 was particularly challenging as the theatre “reopened” after being closed during the pandemic, but we still had to deal with covid creating unforeseen absences during the Christmas production of “Ever After”. This resulted in volunteers stepping in at short notice to provide cover in Front of House and other areas. This more than ever, illustrates how integral volunteers are to our organisation and provide us with vital support.

At the social, the volunteers were treated to refreshments and an open bar and took part in a fun taster quiz session run by Cole Deller. It was lovely to see new volunteers being welcomed. For me personally, it was heart-warming to hear words of encouragement as this is the second event I’ve organised at Chickenshed.

At the time of typing, we are emerging from the pandemic but also hearing of devastating news of the atrocities in Ukraine, at these times we do value the sense of community and we can see this reflected in the photos below.

- Debjani Mazumder, Volunteer Co-ordinator