Thursday 14 January 2016
Big News for Band on the Wall
Manchester's Band on the Wall has recently announced the good news that it has secured funding for an expansion which will see the capacity increase 35%.
The charity that runs Band on the Wall, Inner City Music, were successful in a funding application to Arts Council England, which is to be stage one in a two stage plan estimated at around £2.5 million.
These development plans will also see an increase in the provision of educational facilities and charitable activities run by Brighter Sound, its partner charity.
From press release...
Gavin Sharp. CEO, Inner City Music said: While we have a long way to go to secure the extension of Band on the Wall, this first stage of funding is crucial to allow us to develop our plans and we are very grateful to Arts Council England for its support.
Now is the right time to extend Band on the Wall, with the huge amount of development taking place in our neighbourhood – such as NOMA - and the rapid growth of Manchester City Centre we want to be able to bring exceptional, international artists to our growing audience.
Find out more about Band on the Wall by visiting their website and see this newspaper article for further information on the funding.