The snow has finally arrived here in Whitby Park, so we're taking a moment to look back over the last month.

Ellesmere Port Christmas Dinner

We were honoured to be part of Ellesmere Port Christmas Dinner — a project pioneered by poet and general legend, Lemn Sissay MBE. We opened up Whitby Hall on Christmas Day to around 30 local young people who had left the care system.

A huge thanks to all who came, cooked, bought and wrapped gifts, decorated and tidied — and to all those generous souls online who donated thousands of pounds in a few short weeks. Check out the video at the top to see how the day went down.

Beauty and the Beast

We then kicked off 2019 with another amazing co-production with Unity Theatre (this time with added DaDaFest). Beauty and the Beast dazzled and delighted audiences at 10 shows here at Whitby Hall. We've loved reading over all your feedback, and here in the ATT office we still have the songs rattling round in our heads! "We'll show you the way to work and play at Beast School..."

Don't miss us on Channel 4 this Friday

We're thrilled to be featuring on Jamie and Jimmy's Friday Night Feast this Friday (25th January), Channel 4 at 8pm. Come and see the amazing food contraption we built for our Whitby Hall Family Film Club.