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BLACK COUNTRY FIRMS GIVEN 'MASSIVE' BOOST BY CULTURE FUND CASH

Black Country music venue, Red By Night have welcomed new funding as part of the Government's Culture Recovery Fund.

As the Government handed out more than £390 million through the fund, designed to help the cultural sector to recover from the pandemic, Red By Night has shared almost £400,000 with Wordsley based Stage Audio Services with a further £570,000 handed to the Wolverhampton Grand Theatre, which has announced it will reopen its doors on July 4th.

Vicki Wilkes, the owner of Red By Night, said, "We could not be more grateful for the support we have received. Even though there is no doubt that our business is viable in normal times, without this support and other measures such as the furlough scheme, Red By Night would not be able to open again this summer.”

Vicki and her partner Darren said the funds will allow them to stabilise their business’s finances and invest in outdoor capacity ready for eased restrictions earlier this month.

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