£60k has been granted to a South Shields project to turn a pit head building into a cultural hub through the Government’s £6m Coastal Communities Fund. Cornwall’s Kneehigh Theatre has also been provided with £800k for a project training people working in the tourism and culture sectors.
Although the city remains one of the cheapest in Scotland to buy a house – with an average price of £141k, compared to £169k nationally – house prices jumped by 5.7% in the past year as the museum neared completion, new research finds.
Director Andrew Panton has said that Dundee Rep’s current building is “probably not” the best way to serve the city’s needs, and he would like to see a capital campaign for a venue with more capacity and a studio space.
Perth and Kinross Council has expressed interest in a merger between Horsecross Arts and Culture Perth and Kinross, which have both been directed to save a total of £144k over the next three years. A final recommendation is expected in November.
The London Symphony Orchestra (LSO) conductor’s East London initiative will offer free training to talented musicians aged 11-18, as part of plans to make the LSO reflective of the diversity of the capital.