First of all, Happy Easter holidays to you, another great time to wind down and spend some quality time with your families and your friends.
For Kynren and it’s volunteers it’s exactly that too.
After weeks of intensive training, the Kynren site has closed down for a much needed break for each volunteer, and even then we miss not being there.
Rehearsals start again from Saturday 22nd April when all the training, rehearsals and preparation is moved onto the stage.
For any new volunteers who have signed up to take part during Season 2, they will have a mixture of true excitement alongside waves of nervousness in anticipation.
I know we did last year.
Looking back on this time last year, with a half completed building site, as Construction teams were working around the clock, to complete works to ensure Kynren opened on time.
As contractors pulled off site, the volunteers would arrive to take part in their on site, on stage training.
These on stage sessions are brilliant days, intense for some, especially the show and technical teams, but these are the days that every team come together to work on aspects of their training in preparation for the live shows.
This year, the majority of volunteers know each other, there will be no awkwardness at times, as after all Kynren lives and breathes as a family unit thesedays, instilled by the passion of its volunteers.
Thinking back on last year, on most occasions the weather was kind, it certainly was on that first on stage rehearsal weekend, it felt as though you weren’t in Bishop Auckland at times, it was strange, you could clearly see the landmarks, but with the music playing and the warm weather and this unbelievable warm feeling running through your bones, you just knew you were in a special environment, one which creates smiles of happiness aplenty.
Come next week, the volunteers will be fully recharged, refreshed and raring to go, for some ready to rekindle the magic of the project of last year.
And some in preparation to witness it all for their very first time.
My advice to you all is take a breath, don’t panic, and take everything in, because these moments are just the start of your exciting Summer, where I know for one you will have the time of your lives.
Interested to know more about Kynren, why not like their Facebook page where you can watch official promotional videos such as this: