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YMCA Front Room Join Forces With The Malt Cross

16 November 21 words: Katie Lyle

The Malt Cross are launching their new winter events programme in collaboration with the YMCA as the venue welcomes people back with YMCA Front Room

YMCA are relocating to the Malt Cross this month under the new name YMCA Front Room, after they saved the iconic grade-II listed building from closure back in 2018. One of the few surviving examples of Victorian music halls in the UK, it was constructed way back in 1877. 

A 150 year old regional charity sporting a rich history of delivering events, YMCA Robin Hood Group hold a mission to ensure every young person is empowered to belong, contribute and thrive together in our communities. YMCA promotes healthy living, youth development and social responsibility, through its diverse Gym, Childcare, Youth, Venues and Housing services, providing supported housing and key worker support for homeless people across Nottingham, Mansfield, Worksop, York and East Riding.

Malt Cross and YMCA are joining forces to become a central hub of community activities for the benefit of local people. This new format means the venue will be accessible for a unique programme of ticketed events appealing to all ages and interests, including many free ones. Events will cover a variety of themes, ranging from supper clubs and art classes to live music and the much-anticipated relaunch of the venue’s ever-popular Beer and Carols festive extravaganza.

We pledged to empower this venue to thrive as a dynamic events space that inspires our community’s next generation to grow and learn together

Joe Piliero, Executive Director for Hospitality at YMCA Robin Hood Group, said: “When YMCA became the custodian of the Malt Cross, we pledged to empower this venue to thrive as a dynamic events space that inspires our community’s next generation to grow and learn together.

“Our shared values and strong relationship with the Malt Cross Trust positions us brilliantly to develop this commitment to nurturing safe social environments which celebrate heritage and open doors for young people to belong, contribute and thrive.

“We look forward to welcoming visitors back to our iconic venue after more than a year of being closed for a new programme of diverse offerings. Our winter events are festive focused and going forward there will be something for everyone – whether it be supper clubs, live music evenings or TED Talk style events.”

You can book onto the events here

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