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Lottery grant boosts for Suffolk groups

PUBLISHED: 16:36 26 November 2001 | UPDATED: 10:54 03 March 2010

LOTTERY grants worth almost £200,000 have been awarded to arts projects throughout the eastern region.

The New Wolsey Theatre in Ipswich has been awarded a £30,000 grant for Way Black East, a project that concentrates on ethnically diverse communities in the region.

LOTTERY grants worth almost £200,000 have been awarded to arts projects throughout the eastern region.

The New Wolsey Theatre in Ipswich has been awarded a £30,000 grant for Way Black East, a project that concentrates on ethnically diverse communities in the region.

Starting this month and finishing in November 2003, the project is to be hosted in four centres in Suffolk and Essex.

The theatre has been awarded a further £134,143 for immediate capital investment including the up-grade of stage lighting equipment, a re-fit for the bar and box office facilities.

Sarah Holmes, the Wolsey's chief executive, said that they were delighted with cash windfall as if represented a massive vote of confidence in the relaunched Ipswich theatre.

More than £17,148 has been awarded to Stowmarket Artists' Studio for its Digital Art Space project. The scheme aims to set up a digital work space within the studios as and provide training on the equipment.

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