Announcing rescheduled performances of A MAN WHO DID DIFFERENT

A MAN WHO DID DIFFERENT – NEW PERFORMANCE DATES ANNOUNCED Following the postponement of our performances on 2 and 3 March of our community production celebrating the life of local reformer and campaigner Sam Peel, A MAN WHO DID DIFFERENT, performances on 2 and 3 March due to adverse weather, we have now rescheduled. Performances.. read more →

Whist with a Twist – a jolly afternoon of cards, bubbles and tea

Whist with a Twist A jolly afternoon of bubbles, tea and cards to raise money for Wells Maltings All (not very serious or experienced) card players welcome to join us for fun and gentle competition, raising money for future projects and activities Thursday 8 March 2018, 2pm at The Quaker Meeting Hall, Church Street, Wells-next-the-Sea Play.. read more →

Sam Peel and Us – reflections on a great man

Rehearsals of our community production of A MAN WHO DID DIFFERENT, celebrating the life of Sam Peel, are coming to an end, with public performances on 2 and 3 March. We’ve shared reflections from two of the young people who have stepped up to be part of this important project – it’s now the turn.. read more →

Being my great, great grandfather’s daughter – Millie Burbridge on Sam Peel and our community play

Last week we featured a wonderful blog from A MAN WHO DID DIFFERENT cast member Marleigh. This week, it’s the turn of Millie Burbridge, aged 11, who has the unique honour of playing her own great, great grandfather’s daughter. Here’s what she says: I never thought I would get to be my great, great Grandfather’s.. read more →

Puddles, panels and patina – a new year for the Wells Maltings building

Last Monday, 15 January, is affectionately known as Black Monday. The day when the dark mornings, gloomy afternoons, damp and cold conspire with the last crumbs of the Christmas cake, not to mention the credit card bill from festive shopping. We don’t think like that at Wells Maltings. Every day is a golden opportunity, to.. read more →

Doing Different – Marleigh Daniel reflects on Sam Peel, acting and our community play

Rehearsals for our community production of A MAN WHO DID DIFFERENT, based on the life of local champion Sam Peel, are in full swing. The experience has brought together a dedicated and enthusiastic cast and crew, drawn from the local community, all keen to honour Sam and his pioneering work through drama. In the cast.. read more →

Welcome to our new chair of trustees

Tim Lankester has been appointed as Chair of our board of trustees, as our launch year gets underway Tim joins the board at a pivotal time for the town’s exciting cultural development, with major refurbishment and extension work on our site nearing completion and plans to open its doors to the public in the late.. read more →

Windcatchers and wishes – the latest pictures from our building works

Exciting times as the new windcatchers take pride of place – and our intrepid snapper Sarah Toon caught them arriving Friday 17th November was a landmark day for our landmark building. The iconic cowls are already in place on top of our 19th century building, but they are now beautifully complemented by new windcatchers on.. read more →

Wells Maltings secures major funding award from The Clore Duffield Foundation

£100,000 investment in Wells-Next-the-Sea’s landmark arts and heritage centre to support new Clore Learning Space. Wells Maltings is delighted to have been awarded £100,000 by The Clore Duffield Foundation towards a new learning and participation space within its redeveloped arts and heritage building in the heart of Wells-next-the-Sea. The development project, which transforms a derelict.. read more →

The life of Alderman Sam Peel celebrated in new community play produced by Wells Maltings

Call out for performers to take part in this exciting local venture – informal open auditions to be held Sunday 1st October The life of Sam Peel was a truly inspirational one. He oversaw the reorganisation of post-war education in the county, laid the foundations for the National Health Service in north Norfolk and took.. read more →