It’s not that long ago that things were not looking good for the future of Newcastle’s excellent Side Gallery. A threatened loss of funding meant that this excellent photographic gallery might not be able to continue its programme of exhibitions.
But while I was in North Wales, Good Things happened. The Heritage Lottery Fund has awarded a grant of £1.1 million, which will enable the gallery to redevelop its building to provide full access (and lose those scary stairs!), more exhibition space, and much more.
This is great for anyone with an interest in photography, local history and culture in general.
Full details in the press release: