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As life is returning to our town and city streets, our precious arts venues are beginning to re-emerge. A highlight of September’s reopenings will be Stockton’s ARC, which initially kick their programme off with film screenings and workshops beginning from Monday 7th September.

The local community is at the forefront of ARC’s plans, and a new exhibition will feature work created as part of the We ARConnected programme which saw local people invited to submit work created in response to fortnightly themes throughout lockdown.

The arts venue have been quick to adapt to the current situation; in temporarily removing the seats from the theatre they’re able to restart workshops and classes in a socially distanced manner. Classes for adults and youngsters include such diverse practices as tai chi, ballet pilates, creative writing, arts and crafts and filmmaking.

Movie fans who have missed the lure of the big screen during lockdown will be able to catch up on a variety of flicks from Bong Joon-ho’s Oscar-winning Parasite to David Attenborough’s climate change documentary A Life On Our Planet.

All the expected measures will be in place, including one-way systems, hand sanitiser stations and socially distanced seating in the cafe. New opening hours are: Mon 10am-4pm, Tues 10am-7pm, Wed-Sat 10am-10pm, with the building closed on Sundays.

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