Culture in Peterborough to get £195,000 boost from Government

Theatres, libraries and museums in Peterborough has been given a £195,000 boost thanks to The Government’s Culture Recovery Fund

Tuesday, 13th April 2021, 12:31 pm
The Key Theatre
The Key Theatre

Thanks to a bid from Peterborough City Council, City Culture Peterborough has received a grant of £195,000 from the Government’s £1.57 billion fund to help the organisation recover and reopen.

City Culture Peterborough operates Peterborough Museum, Flag Fen, libraries and the Key Theatre on behalf of the council and is among more than 2,700 recipients to benefit.

The funding will be used to support arts and heritage, making it more accessible to local people. This will include a new digital experience and a new website so visitors can access events, activities and festivals in the city in a much easier way. It will also allow people to see more artefacts online.

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Heritage and Arts Programme Manager, City Culture Peterborough, Sarah Wilson said: “This funding is such a gratefully received lifeline for Peterborough – not just for reopening our much-loved culture venues but for us to invest in new and improved technologies for visitors.

“If the last year has taught us one thing it’s that access to our services is more important than ever. We’ve already taken steps to improve this ourselves through the Select and Collect services at our libraries, as well as online shows and workshops from the Key Theatre.

“This new money will help us to build a new website and invest in new customer experience and online exhibition systems that will make it easier for people to visit us online as well as in person.”