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Washington Arts centre gets £250k for upgrade

Arts Centre Washington Image copyright Arts Centre Washington
Image caption The building was originally a 19th Century farm

An arts venue on Wearside has been awarded more than £250,000 for an upgrade.

The Arts Centre Washington, a former 19th Century farm building, received the money from the Arts Council England and the National Lottery.

The £257,609 grant will be spent on upgrading facilities, including the art gallery and theatre.

Arts Centre Washington's creative director, Helen Green, said: "We are absolutely delighted with this news."

The centre, also has rehearsal rooms, a recording and dance studio, as well as an art workshop, cafe and bar.

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