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VICTORIA Theatre Salford

Group dedicated to the acquisition and restoration of the Victoria Theatre, Great Clewes Street, Salford
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Is Salford Victoria 'Theatre' still viable?

Since our last update, we have been promoting ourselves, and the cause, as much as we can. We have also been in the thick of our tendering process for consultants to submit their proposals for consideration in order for us to decide who will undertake our viability study.

Our promotion has included on social media, through our Facebook page and 'Friends of' Group - made up of people who were born, have lived and grown up, or even just worked or driven through Salford and near or past the wonderful Victoria. We have also managed to regain access to our Twitter page and have been able to attend a few local events, including the Green Grosvenor Park Family Fun Day.

Whilst we continue our efforts to keep the spirit of The Victoria alive, attracting more and more interested parties to get involved, we are on the first step on the road to a restoration project and have real opportunity to save the building for the community. We hope that the report will give us the option to re-open the Vic as a theatre and become a meeting point in the community, a cultural hub, providing entertainment, generating creativity and engagement in community activities, as well as improving the well-being of the community and creating opportunities for training for local people in all aspects of performing arts, and the technical and management skills involved in running a theatre. We have a business plan and big ideas, but we'll have to wait and see what the VS reveals first.
Until we have assessed the returned tenders and interviewed the consultants, we hope to see you soon as will be attending the forthcoming Salford Histories Festival which will take place at Walkden Methodist Church on 21 st September. The annual event which will see many stalls, displays and talks. The event isorganised by Salford Local History Forum and most heritage organisations from across the city will be present. Stallholders include Lancashire Mining Museum (Astley Green), Elizabeth Gaskell House, Worsley Civic Trust, Broughton House, the Working Class Movement Library and the Friends of Salford Museums Association. Displays include a replica of the Worsley Steamboat, the history of the Manchester Ship Canal and part of the spectacular Peterloo Tableau.
You may also heard us soon return to the airwaves of Mike Sweeney's show on BBC Radio Manchester and Salford City Radio too!