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Have your say on St George's Theatre

PUBLISHED: 14:33 25 February 2009 | UPDATED: 13:07 03 July 2010

Have your say - that is the invitation to everyone in the borough on the future role of St George's Theatre and the surrounding area in King Street.

A Government grant of £3 million was awarded earlier this year to aid the rebirth of the 18th century building as an arts venue.

Have your say - that is the invitation to everyone in the borough on the future role of St George's Theatre and the surrounding area in King Street.

A Government grant of £3 million was awarded earlier this year to aid the rebirth of the 18th century building as an arts venue.

During March there will be several opportunities to have your say. The first is on March 7 when Norfolk County Council, Great Yarmouth Borough Council, Seachange Arts and Comeunity will host a stand at the Inspire-Aspire Great Yarmouth People event at the Marina Centre.

From 10am to 4pm the team will be happy to speak to people who have ideas about the plans for the area and the future use of St George's.

All the events will feature displays including a 3D fly-through DVD of the plans for St George's to help people to become creative with their ideas.

“One of the most exciting things about this project is that space around St George's will be pedestrianised to create an area where outdoor events and activities of all kinds, can be featured,” said culture, sport and leisure manager, Marie Hartley.

“The building also offers all kind of opportunities but we are keen to know what you want it to do for you or your group. We are aiming for a vibrant, all-year-round programme that will have appeal to the widest possible audience.

“You may think your idea is too whacky but if you don't tell us we can't begin to consider it, and you never know - it might have the kind of appeal that will make it a winner.”

Three other manned exhibitions will take place later in the month providing more opportunities to have your say. There will be daytime sessions at Market Gates on Saturday March 14 (10am to 4pm) and the following Wednesday 18 from 10am to 3pm.

An evening event will be held on Thursday March 26 at Christchurch, on King Street from 5pm to 8pm.

“This is your opportunity to have a vital say in what St George's will give to the community,” said council Cabinet Member Graham Plant. “Please give it some thought and contact Marie with your ideas.”

From March 9 the fly-through DVD will also be available on the council's and Comeunity's websites visit www.great-yarmouth.gov.uk or www.comeunity.info. For more information contact Marie Hartley on 01493 846354 or email mlh@great-yarmouth.gov.uk.

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