Lottery vote deadline looms for Hub

A Norfolk theatre has just days left to top a public vote that would win it £2,000 worth of Lottery cash.Sheringham's Little Theatre is among 21 projects to reach the final of this year's National Lottery Awards.

A Norfolk theatre has just days left to top a public vote that would win it £2,000 worth of Lottery cash.

Sheringham's Little Theatre is among 21 projects to reach the final of this year's National Lottery Awards.

In a £10,000 scheme it has transformed the venue's coffee bar so it can double up as studio space.

New flooring, furniture, a portable DVD screen, sound and lighting has enabled young people to gather to socialise, rehearse, listen and watch performances.


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The project has enabled the theatre to widen its scope and appeal as a community arts venue.

It is up against two other schemes in the arts section of seven final categories - a Musicals in a Weekend project in Northern Ireland, and the Oska Bright film festival run by people with learning disabilities.

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The awards, now in their fifth year, recognise the difference that Lottery-funded projects, large and small, make to local communities, and celebrate the achievements of the people behind them. Other categories are education, environment, heritage, health, sports, and charity/voluntary.

Another East Anglian finalist, in the education sector, is the AirSpace exhibition at the Imperial War Museum, Duxford, which aims to increase understanding of aircraft through an interactive gallery.

Each week Lottery players raise £25 million for good causes, which have been boosted by more than £21 billion since it began in 1994.

Success in the awards is down to public voting, which opened on July and is due to end at noon on Friday. The winners will be announced on August 30.

To vote for The Hub call 0845 386 1974, or AirSpace call 0845 386 5795 or visit the lottery link at www.lotterygoodcauses.org.uk/awards

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