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Doors at Glossop's Victoria Hall to re-open next month

Glossop's heritage buildings, including Victoria Hall, are set to play a key role in the future vision for the town as a centre for the creative industries and arts.

A new partnership, to be launched early next month, will bring together arts and community groups and individuals interested in working with High Peak Borough Council to shape and develop the vision.

The inaugural meeting will take place in Victoria Hall on 4 April and there are plans for a public drop-in session a couple of days later - meaning the doors to the historic venue will be open to the public for the first time since the County Council moved the library out of the building.

Borough Council Leader, Councillor Tony Ashton, said: "The future uses for Glossop's historic halls, including Victoria Hall, are at the heart of our plans for regeneration and establishing the town as a creative centre.

"We're working closely with the Victoria Arts Centre Group who are proposing to turn the Hall into a performance and arts venue.

"Alongside that, the Council has also undertaken some work on the potential that the town has to become a hub for the creative industries, we're looking forward to working with the new partnership on actions and projects to help achieve that vision.

"The first step will be this first meeting which, I'm delighted to say, will take place in Victoria Hall. We've always said we wanted the building to be used by the community whilst the arts centre proposals are progressed and it will be great to see it open it's doors again for public use."

The partnership will be announcing more details about the public drop-in event in due course.