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Have your say on the future of Boston Sessions House

The listed Grade II* building in the heart of Boston has huge historical significance for the town and now Heritage Lincolnshire, Lincolnshire County Council and owners Paul and Amy Wilkinson are to hold two public open days to discuss potential new uses for the building.

The two open days are taking place on Friday 15 and Saturday 16 September and will run from 10am to 4pm.

The public open days will allow members of the community to look inside the historic space whilst enjoying a variety of art/cultural activities and demonstrations.  Visitors will be asked to give their thoughts on how the building might be used to the benefit of the local community and economy. 

Lincolnshire County Council Executive Member for Commercial and Environmental Management, Cllr Eddy Poll said: "Boston Sessions house has great cultural and historical significance to the town, it's vitally important that we find an appropriate use for the building that benefits the community and is befitting of the high regard in which it is held.

"The open days give local people a great opportunity to have their say on the future use of Boston Sessions House whilst getting involved in interactive workshops and taking in wonderful entertainment from the artists, dancers, musicians and theatre companies the town has to offer."

Paul Wilkinson, who owns the building with his wife Amy, said: "We want local people to benefit from this magnificent building and what better way to start than opening it up, having a conversation and enjoying such fantastic entertainment. We embrace everyone's ideas and suggestions "

Confirmed entertainment for the open days includes:

The Vertical Dance Theatre performing aerial dance

The Egg Box Theatre Company performing and guiding visitors around the cells and courtroom

Boston Woodcarvers whittling in the cells

The Hanse Project offering workshops on medieval gold work and flag making, as well as artist demos

The Illuminate Project running workshops on pin badges as well as dyeing, printing and sealing aluminium

Ceramics Group creating ceramics inspired by the building

New Perspectives showing a video made about life in Boston

Accordian player Danny Pedlar performing folk songs

Boston More In Common will be offering refreshments while the Lincolnshire County Council Community Engagement team collects visitor's thoughts on the future of the building.

From Friday 15th September people will be able to submit their  thoughts on the future of Boston Sessions House using  the Heritage Lincolnshire website, but for more information about the open days visit www.heritagelincolnshire.org   or call 01529 461499