Theatres and entertainment venues across Wales are today (March 16 2021) marking 12 months since the curtains came down temporarily, due to the Covid pandemic.
The Memo was one of those venues where we had to close the doors to our audiences, and postpone live events and cinema screenings.
One year on, our message is that we miss you – the staff, the performers and the audience and we look forward to welcoming you all back as soon as it is safe to do so.
Despite being closed to the general public, the Memo has not been completely empty during this challenging period for the arts. Physical audiences may not have been allowed in, but the show has gone on, supporting the local community during the Covid pandemic, hosting regular essential Welsh Blood Service donor session days and moving cinema, performances and outreach activity online where we could to reach new audiences.
On March 16 the Memo is involved in the #WeMissYou #HiraethuAmdanat campaign organised by Creu Cymru, the development agency for theatres and art centres in Wales. Our building has been lit up in one of the colours of the rainbow as a sign of hope, as we continue our preparations to open the doors to the public as soon as we are allowed to do so.
Read the full story here: http://www.creucymru.com/wemissyou/
In normal times, we only receive 35% of our income through grants.
The remaining 65% has to be earned through our Box Office, cafe bars and hires programme. Every penny goes back into the venue, to maintain and improve our facilities, services and programme.
By working together we can support our local community, creating amazing opportunities and experiences for all to enjoy.
You can help us to continue our work in the community by:
Texting BARRYMEMO to 70470 to donate £5* or by making a donation online here
*Texts cost £5 plus one standard rate message