Technically Creative brings the Goathland Village Hall Trust into the 21st Century

Goathland is an attractive and busy village in the North York Moors in North Yorkshire. The village is best known as the setting for the fictional Aidensfield in ITV’s popular TV show Heartbeat. Thanks to the popularity garnered by the hit programme, the village has become a tourist hotspot.

The Goathland Village Hall has been the setting of many Aidensfield community events over the years. These included house auctions, talent competitions, village dances and even a rest area for victims of a train crash in the show’s third series.

The quaint building is well suited to the character of the picturesque village in which it’s located, sat against a dramatic backdrop of rolling hills. It was built in 1908 and designed by Walter Brierley, the famous Arts and Crafts architect responsible for the design of many local houses and the village church.

The hall is currently the venue of several meetings throughout the year, including those from the Parish Council and the Parochial Church Council. It is also used for a wide range of popular community activities such as monthly craft fairs, village shows, dances and weddings. Different outdoor groups, such as the Scouts, Guides and Brownies, along with running and walking clubs also utilise the hall’s facilities on a regular basis. This is where Technically Creative’s expertise is needed.

This week, Technically Creative have been busy installing a short-throw projector and motorised screen, as well as new theatrical lighting and controls. They have also re-cabled all existing audio outputs and tested them accordingly.

The new installation has helped refresh the theatrical lighting, which had previously been installed in the 1970s. By providing modern lighting solutions, the Village Hall Trust will have greater controls for their future theatrical performances. The addition of a projector and screen give the Hall a more hi-tech solution for meetings, events and presentations, meaning they are now better equipped for the digital age.

“It has been an absolute pleasure working with the Goathland Village Hall trust. We are really proud to be able to work on a project that benefits an entire community in so many different ways,” notes Technically Creative director Marc Broadbent. “Through our modern solutions we have been able to breathe new life into a building that plays a role in so many peoples’ lives, and that feels really good.”