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Barking arts centre receives £500,000 grant

PUBLISHED: 12:00 28 October 2018

Studio 3 Arts is based on Barking's Gascoigne estate. Picture: Studio 3 Arts

Studio 3 Arts is based on Barking's Gascoigne estate. Picture: Studio 3 Arts

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A Barking arts organisation has received a £500,000 grant to improve its facilites.

Studio 3 Arts, based in Boundary Road, has been given the investment by Arts Council England to upgrade the building.

Planned improvements include accessible front of house and studio spaces, a new box office system and live screening equipment.

Other facilities in the pipeline include new dressing rooms and a public garden with a gallery and projection facilities.

Liza Vallance, artistic director and CEO, said: “I’m delighted that Arts Council England are supporting our vision to make our work even more accessible by making some much-needed changes to the building so that it becomes the arts centre that the people of Barking and Dagenham deserve.”

Joyce Wilson, from Arts Council England, added: “Studio 3 Arts has exciting plans, and the improvements will contribute to an expansion of its cultural offer.”

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