Welcome to The Yard
COVID-19 - Recent Events and Current Situation
We closed our doors on the evening of Saturday March 14th, not knowing if we'd ever be opening them again.
Thankfully we were able to start offering community support from our venue from June 2nd. Initially by opening an outdoor Book Swap, to provide a service for borrowing books in the absence of the local library being able to open.
I must thank Mireille Hebing and Angie Barton, as well as Margaret Cox, Sarah Flatt, Sarah Parsons, Michelle Griffiths and Maureen Hounslow for helping to run this service.
On Friday 24th July we launched a new service, opening our space up for daytime seating, from 8am-6pm on weekdays, this will be extended to evenings from 8th August. That evening, we also had a soft opening, to test our renovated space on a small invited guest list.
It was a great success and so we will be reopening as a live music venue on Saturday 1st August, the day that it becomes legal to perform live music indoors in front of an audience. We have created screened perspex booths indoors, and have outside undercover seating, which meets Social Distancing guidelines, and we carry out stringent Infection Control procedures.