St Agnes Art And Music Event To Showcase New Island Hall

island hall 1A fundraiser being held at the new Island Hall on St Agnes on Monday will be a celebration of the building’s past and a showcase for it’s future.

That’s the view of organiser Piers Lewin, who says it will also be a chance for early visitors to the island to get their first look around the award winning community centre.

Piers says the ‘Made on St Agnes’ event, running from 11am on Easter Monday, will demonstrate the hall’s new state-of-the-art audiovisual system.

They’ll be running short art films made by filmmakers who have visited St Agnes on holiday, and which celebrate the island’s natural beauty.

And he says they’ll be showing a “staggering” time lapse of the starry night sky.

Later in the afternoon, there will be a visual and musical celebration of the history of the hall, using music and words composed by Piers just before work started on the refurbishment and accompanied by photos of the building under construction.

And then he’ll be joining the rest of The Rough Island Band for a performance in the evening.

He’s hinted that they might even play “one or two” new numbers for the event.

During the day, there’s also a craft fair and yoga classes being run by Bryony Lishman.

Although the building is designed to be low maintenance and cheap to heat, Piers says they need to “keep ahead of the game” and raise funds so they can replace equipment or make repairs in the future.

He says the community on St Agnes is “pretty vibrant” at the moment, with lots of creative industry and interesting little businesses.

It’s lovely to have the hall back in use, says Piers, and he hopes the activities on Monday will show how it can be used as an art and music venue as much as a community space.