Wednesday, 21 September 2011 14:40

Tea time for Lyric fans

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By Jessi Gowan — This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Swift Current Lyric Theatre will offer an interesting opportunity during Swift Current’s Culture Days Oct. 1.

Following tea and dessert, the audience will be able to enjoy a virtual tour of the building, including the places not currently accessible to the public.

“It’s a tremendous space, and we want people to be aware of what this facility has to offer,” explained organizer Gwen Uher. “Many of the areas, we will show in the virtual tour are not available for a physical tour, so this is an exciting opportunity for us, to not only show what these areas are like now, but also what they could be like in the future.”

The virtual tour will be via a film made at the theatre which will showcase the upstairs and downstairs areas, which have not yet been renovated or open to the public. The basement features an impressive pressed ceiling, and the enormous upstairs level offers beautiful old wood floors and old door frames.

“I think that most people are very familiar with what we have on the main floor, but they have no idea about what the rest of the building is like,” Uher noted. “It could be such a glamorous, fantastic space, but most people just don’t realize it.”

The event will also feature some historical films, including Jack Lundholm’s home movies, the 1938 Frontier’s Day Parade, and A Newspaper Reporter’s Romance. Since this event is a part of Culture Days, it is free of charge. It helps show people in the community Swift Current offers more than just sports.

“I think that we are very fortunate in Swift Current to have a vibrant cultural community,” said Uher. “With all these events concentrated in one weekend, people that may not have been involved with cultural events in the past will be more aware of what there is in the community. This will help them know what to look for in the newspaper and on the radio, making them more likely to take it in themselves.”

The Tea Tour takes place at the Lyric Theatre on Saturday, Oct. 1, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. The tour begins at 2 p.m. and admission is free.

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