Friday, 19 June 2009
810 - Whitley Playhouse
The old playhouse saw Ken Dodd and Abba tributes, local am-dram and arthouse cinema. It was a must-play stop-off for big name bands in the seventies and eighties.
The new building (which houses the stage of the old, with the rest of the infrastructure re-built around it) opens in September.
This is taken across the meadow that has sprung from the former site of the Marine Park First School, an oasis of beauty in the town that, I reckon, would make a great nature reserve - the Coquet Avenue Pocket Park?