And Looking Forward to 2024….
Firstly, a very Happy New Year to all our residents, friends and visitors from us here at TheStudios. It’s hard to believe just how quickly 2023 flew by and that we’re now looking into a brand-new year and all the possibilities that can bring. Before we dive into what’s happening in 2024, we wanted to have a quick look back at 2023 and the festive season that we’ve just enjoyed.
Sunday Pool League Presentation Night
The festivities were in full swing on Friday 22nd December when the Sunday Pool League Presentation Night took place right here at TheStudios. It was our true pleasure to host the event as an event sponsor and the winner of the ‘Best Pool Venue in the Black Country’ award. We also won the ‘Wooden Spoon’ award for coming in at the bottom of the league but remember – it’s the taking part that counts. Also, there is only one way we can go next year, so let’s focus on that!
As well as the award presentations in honour of the highest achievements in 2023’s Sunday Pool League, we were also treated to a live band performance, a delicious buffet dinner and a late opening on the bar all the way to midnight. It was a wonderful way to kick off the Christmas weekend here at TheStudios for residents and guests alike – the atmosphere was buzzing and everybody had a great evening.
Community Living at Its Very Best
We were delighted to see our fabulous residents had organised their own Christmas party – something very much in line with what we were hoping to achieve here at TheStudios when we began to build the community here back in 2018. Whatever the reason may be for living with us here, all we’ve ever hoped is that solid friendships would form and last, and seeing our residents pull together and enjoy a Christmas celebration with each other was like a Christmas present of its own to all of us who work here. Thank you!
New Year’s Eve Celebrations
No sooner had Christmas come and gone, than it was time to celebrate the end of one year and the beginning of the next. With the bar open until 1am and another tasty buffet to dig into, the countdown to the new year soon commenced and a merry time was had by all!
Stepping Into 2024 at TheStudios
So here we are in 2024 and looking forward to the coming 12 months. Perhaps one of the most exciting moments for us this year will be the completion of the final, highest floors of TheStudios with our new Skyline studio apartments, allowing us to welcome even more residents to the community here. We’ll keep you posted on how it’s going.
Also, as you may have already spotted, our Daily Specials in the restaurant have now recommenced for the new year, with vegetarian options available too. You’ll find details of what’s cooking on the notice boards around the building and on our Facebook page too.
These are also the best places to check which special events are coming up in 2024 – we have plenty of great plans for social events this year and as soon as we can we’ll share the details with you. We can’t wait for you to see what’s in store!
Beat Those Winter Blues
It’s been a very cold, wet start to 2024 outside and we wouldn’t be at all surprised if, after the festivities of December, January has some of us feeling a bit blue. But don’t forget the fabulous facilities we have here at TheStudios. Whether you’ve set yourself fitness resolutions or not, our well-equipped gym is open every day from 6am to 11pm and is completely free to use and exclusive to residents. Connect your device to the Bluetooth speakers and work out to your favourite beats.
Also, why not book a slot in our movie room and treat yourself to some big-screen entertainment? Just secure yourself a time by enquiring at the bar and look forward to losing yourself in your favourite movies and TV shows.
Finally, a big thank you to our lovely residents for all their gifts over the Christmas period, we feel very appreciated. We wish everyone the very best for 2024 and look forward to seeing what the new year brings.