The centre - to be known as The Venue - is the brainchild of Penwortham Town Council, which took over the former Penwortham Library building in Liverpool Road last year. >>>For more on the background and what's on, click here
Samantha Jones, Penwortham Town Council events co-ordinator takes to the new stage
A new logo for The Venue, produced by Jonathan Preston of King and Queen
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From September 27, there will be art displays, local history talks, a community cinema, Saturday morning film screenings for children, and live music from 7pm to 10pm on Friday and Saturdays.
A new stage has been built, there is a licenced bar and seating for up to 80 people, though the venue will hold around 100.
Books and artefacts from Penwortham's past are on display inside The Venue
Samantha Jones at the bar. The sign has been made from the old 'library' signage
Samantha Jones, events co-ordinator for the council, said: This is a community building and were open to peoples ideas on what to use it for. But our aim is to build-up and showcase local talent."
She added:Were overwhelmed with peoples response to it so far, it's been really, reallypositive.
"This is something that not many councils do, and it's very much led by the community. Its another fantastic addition to the local area.
Anyone interested in volunteering or using the space should contact the council on 01772 750533 or email: [email protected]