Hackney Empire awarded arts council funding

Hackney Empire is going to receive almost £390,000 from the Arts Council to fund building repairs and maintenance. Hackney Empire Chief Executive Clarie Middleton said: \This grant will enable us to address a great many of the issues that have beset the building over the last number of years including several major leaks and subsequent damp problems. “We also pride ourselves on being accessible and inclusive to all sections of the community and a part of this grant will allow us to make the building even more accessible to wheelchair users and other disabled audience members.” More on the BBC  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-21146804 and the Guardian  http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/2010/jun/18/arts-council-cuts-list-spreadsheet