The Ropewalk’s Open day, held earlier this month, attracted more than 500 visitors curious to find out what did go on behind the scenes of their quarter-mile long building in Barton upon Humber.
The corridors along the length of the Maltkiln Road building were full of activity as those curious to see what went on in parts of the building not normally open to the public.
“Thanks to Insight, our annual open studios event held in September, member of the public already can see artists at work in their studios but they do not see those who have creative industries units at work,” said The Ropewalk’s Managing Director, Liz Bennet
“For the first time we really were able to open up the complete building as we have recently taken back a large unit which is now being put to good use as a base for young people’s creative activities as well as a room for yoga classes.”
“On our open day they were also able to see some of our other tenants at work, such as Duckegg Theatre holding classes and Nigel Brown of the Nigel Brown Cookery Academy giving demonstrations throughout the day, she continued”
And went on: “There was also the opportunity to explore the archives of our Heritage Museum or look at the photographs of days past at Hall’s Barton Ropery. And of course, at the very end of the building there was Ropery Hall, our live entertainment venue, to explore.”
She continued: “It was lovely to see so many people at our open day and I hope it gave all those who managed to pay us a visit have a better idea of exactly what does go on beyond the doors marked “Private” on a daily basis.”