Cavern Club and LSO get share of £257m culture fund

The Cavern, which hosted early gigs from The Beatles, has been given £525,000 to fund the recording of performances from local musicians.The Cavern, which hosted early gigs from The Beatles, has been given £525,000 to fund the recording of performances from local musicians.

There are 1,300 organisations that will benefit, including the Birmingham Royal Ballet and the Bristol Old Vic.

Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden described the move as "a vital boost".

"This funding is a vital boost for the theatres, music venues, museums and cultural organisations that form the soul of our nation," said Dowden in a statement.

"It will protect these special places, save jobs and help the culture sector's recovery."

Birmingham Royal Ballet will receive £500,000 to help off-set loss of earnings from performances and touring, while The London Symphony Orchestra (LSO) will get £846,000 to help begin a phased return to full-scale performance.

Bristol's Old Vic Theatre has £610,466 coming its way to help transform the business.

Beamish Living Museum of the North, in County Durham will get £970,000 to support the business through the winter.

And Wigmore Hall in London successfully applied for £1m to sustain its future.

Read the full story at https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-54505775

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