Number 8 is a thriving Community Arts Centre inspired and led by the people of Pershore. Our mission is to provide arts and leisure activities to its local community and beyond with the aim of improving the social well-being of the inhabitants of Pershore and surrounding areas.
Number 8 offers a vibrant programme of film (with 35mm, digital projection and 3D), live events (including music, theatre and dance), events beamed in via satellite such as ballets, operas and the National Theatre Live seasons.
We run a programme of creative courses including popular Youth Theatre and weekly children’s dance classes, as well as Chance to Dance, a dance programme for over 55s. There is also a continuous programme of art and designer craft exhibitions within our coffee bar gallery and craft cases.
Fully integrated into the community of Pershore Number 8 was inspired by the local community, realised by the local community and is now supported by them operationally and as attendees. With registered charity status the organisation is governed by a Board of Trustees and managed by a team of three paid staff, two part-time casual staff and over 200 volunteers.