£35 million more from Culture Recovery Fund benefits few arts spaces

Harwich Electric Cinema

The announcement of more money from the Culture Recovery Fund is as welcome as it is overdue.

Amongst a range of benefitting venues, the ones which most interest theatre folk are

Morecambe Winter Gardens which receives £209,000 will undoubtedly welcome this boost along their long road to restoration, although with w thriving supporters group and events they are staging, it is great to see life returning to this mixed-used venue with its huge, richly-decorated auditorium.

The Electric Cinema in Harwich which receives £151,000 which has earmarked some of the funding to be spent on improving flooring which had attracted damp previously.

The Moseley Road Baths in Birmingham, which receives £1000,000, is undergoing extensive refurbishment as a community swimming centre, alongside reinvention as an arts centre with theatre space inside a richly-decorated and much-loved building.

Let’s wish all of these wonderful buildings and those that keep them running every success in the fight back from Covid.

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