About the Athenaeum Friends

We formed in 2000, at the same time as the Centre reopened. We currently have 72 members and arrange a variety of fundraising activities, as well as social events and generally help with the smooth running of the Centre.

What do we do for the Athenaeum?

  • We help in a number of ways:
  • Fundraise for Building Enhancement Projects
  • Running the Bar
  • Help Supply Volunteers
  • Encourage attendance at Shows
  • Support the Athenaeum Trustees

How Can You Help?

  • Become a member of the Friends first and foremost.
  • Volunteer your service for ushering, bar and box office.
  • Any help is greatly appreciated.


Coffee Mornings & Table Top Sales

These are usually held on the last Saturday of the month (except July & August & November) in the Athenaeum Gallery 10.30am -12noon – Volunteers needed to help – once a month to set up

Join us for a coffee and slice of cake. Why not bring along any good quailty items that we can sell? (sorry, no clothing or electrical items). We also hold a Grand Prize Draw at Christmas.

(10.30am – 12noon)

  • October 29th
  • December 3rd
  • January 28th
  • February 25th
  • March 25th
  • April 29th
  • May 27th
  • June 24th
  • September 30th
  • October 28th
  • December 2nd


For membership information please contact:
Membership Secretary
Mrs Pauline Charlesworth
01985 212187