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23 March - 5 April 2010

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London's Jewish Museum reopens after renovation

By Pete Hayman

A London museum dedicated to Jewish culture, heritage and identity in the UK has re- opened following the comple- tion of a £10m redevelopment. The Jewish Museum London

in Camden Town has been expanded and revamped as part of the scheme, which has included the installation of new displays and exhibitions across four permanent galleries. Exhibition designers Event

Communications and architects Long and Kentish have been involved with the overhaul of the museum, which includes the recreation of an East End street and tailor's workshop,

Judaism: A Living Faith, which explores the Jewish faith. The fourth permanent gallery

– the Holocaust Gallery – takes a look at the impact of the Nazis through the experiences and personal items of Leon Greenman, a London-born survivor of Auschwitz, and other survivors who lived in the UK. Rickie Burman, director of

View of the Tailor's Workshop in the museum's new History Gallery

historic artefacts and a map show how Jews have settled in the UK from across the world. The museum, which aims to

give visitors the opportunity to explore Jewish life and culture

as part of the history of Britain, features the Welcome Gallery

– introducing a range of Jewish people; History: A British Story – exploring how and why Jewish people settled in the UK; and

Major deal reached for Manchester regeneration

City's east side set for extensive transformation after three parties secure deal

By Pete Hayman

Manchester City Council (MCC), Manchester City Football Club (MCFC) and regeneration agency New East Manchester (NEM) have signed a deal to transform the east of the city. A joint development board

(JDB) has been formed to lead regeneration efforts, which will be centred on the area of land around the football club's City of Manchester stadium. The agreement will enable

MCC, NEM and MCFC to share a desire for the commercial



East Manchester will be home to a new National BMX Centre

development of the region to help boost the local economy. The JDB will initially look to enhance the potential of the


Sportcity development as a destination and provide improved amenities and surroundings, which will deliver an upgraded space for supporters on matchdays. Medium-to-long term aims

of the JDB will be to explore plans for the development of land held by each of the three parties to further opportunities in east Manchester. MCC leader Sir Richard Leese

said: "The collective strength of the council and the club, two very ambitious partners, will be the engine of economic growth."


the Jewish Museum, said: "At the new Jewish Museum we explore these issues in the context of one of Britain's oldest immigrant communities. "We hope our ground-break-

ing displays will inspire people to take a stand against racism and build interfaith understand- ing and connections."

Work begins on Time Capsule

The Time Capsule leisure centre in Coatbridge, Scotland, is to undergo a £6m redevelopment funded by North Lanarkshire Council. Improvements at the

centre will include the creation of a new health and fitness club, a new water slide and improved spa facilities. Architects for the

project are Dalziel Design and East-Kilbride based Carr McLean Watson as quantity surveyors.

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