Future art events at Town Mill called into question

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EVENTS and exhibitions at one of Lyme Regis’ key arts venues now face an uncertain future as the Town Mill Arts (TMA) company has closed down. 

A statement from TMA – a not-for profit subsidiary of the Town Mill Trust, which ran exhibitions at the Town Mill Galleries in Lyme Regis – said the decision was made to close at the end of February, meaning the recent ‘Printmakers’ exhibition was its last.

The statement on the company’s website added: “The TMA team has formed a Community Interest Company (CIC) and will be making a bid to run  the galleries from April 1; we understand that the trust may also be exploring other ways to fulfil its arts objectives if our bid is unsuccessful.

“Until the trust has made a decision, the future direction of the arts at the mill is not fixed. We are hoping to be able to present the schedule of exhibitions we had already planned for 2019.”

Anyone with queries over future events should contact TMA’s artistic director Philip Clayton on phil@townmillarts.co.uk or call 07809 831760, or to keep in touch with the new Community Interest Company Lyme Bay Arts, sign up to its regular newsletter by clicking here.

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Francesca grew up in Lyme Regis and has worked in community journalism in the area since 2011, having gained a First Class Honours degree in journalism and her NCTJ qualifications at Southampton Solent University.

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