PERSHORE’S arts hub is calling for more volunteers to smooth its path out of lockdown.

Number 8, a cinema, gallery and theatre located on High Street, Pershore, is looking for more people to give time to aid its 150-strong army of volunteers, which includes its management team.

It offers programmes of film with digital projection and 3D, live events including music, theatre and dance and events beamed in via satellite such as ballets, operas and the National Theatre Live seasons.

Community projects include its Youth Theatre, Chance to Dance classes for over 55s and a continuous programme of art and designer craft exhibitions and informal performances and events, while the premises is the base for Pershore Operatic and Dramatic Society.

Volunteer co-ordinator Paul Osborn said: “If you have time to spare we can certainly help you put it to good use.

“There are opportunities to get involved in a variety of different roles so whatever your background or experience I’m confident there will be something that’s right for you.

“We’re a very friendly bunch and volunteering is a great way to meet new people and try your hand at something different.”

“The reasons that people volunteer at Number 8 are as varied as the experience they bring – some are still working, many are retired and the ages range from school students to fit and agile octogenarians.

“What they all share is the desire to contribute to what has become a local institution, and to support the arts organisation that came to fruition thanks to the determination of a local residents and ensure that it continues to be what is widely recognised as one of the premier arts centres in the area for many years to come.

“When you speak to our volunteers they enthuse about Number 8 and really enjoy their time volunteering here. They learn new skills, get to know lots of different people and really feel part of the Pershore community.”

Volunteers are required for a whole range of duties from box office, stewarding, assisting in the coffee bar to helping with admin or the delivery of brochures.

Mr Osborn can be contacted on 01386 555028 or email via: