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400,000+ readers leisure opportunities 5 APRIL – 18 APRIL 2011 ISSUE 551 Daily news & jobs: Architect selected for V&A revamp pEtE Hayman

Amanda Levete Architects (AL_A) has been chosen to lead the Exhibition Road scheme at London’s Victoria and Albert (V&A) Museum, following a design contest. Te London-based practice

held off six other shortlisted entries for the project, which is to include the creation of new galleries and a public courtyard for installations and events. An entrance to the attrac-

tion will also be created on Exhibition Road as part of the scheme, which attracted more than 110 expressions of interest from firms across the world. A jury chaired by V&A trustee Steve McGuckin decided to appoint AL_A, which will now work with the museum on detailed designs. Te scheme is expected to cost around £35m.

Sport England cuts basketball funding

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Sport England is to cut funding to England Basketball by £1.2m. According to the agency, four-

year funding had been structured to encourage it to increase participation outside its core clubs and members. Tis incentivised support included

the axed £1.2m, which was dependent on England Basketball’s production of a “robust strategy” for growing the sport. Sport England’s board con- cluded that England Basketball’s plans “do not adequately address the chal- lenge” of increasing participation.


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Te renovation has taken two years to complete

Historic Camberwell Baths reopen after £4.7m revamp

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Te historic Camberwell Baths in South London have reopened following a two- year, £4.7m redevelopment project. Te baths, located at the Grade II-listed

AL_A’s submission was chosen from a shortlist of six design proposals Amanda Levete of AL_A said: “Tis isn’t

just about a gallery, it’s an opportunity to cre- ate a new public space for London – South Kensington’s Drawing Room.”

£8.2m gift to 11 cultural groups

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Dame Vivien Duffield has revealed that 11 cul- tural organisations across England are in line to receive a share of £8.2m to help “open up” creative learning spaces for young people. Six Clore Learning Studios/Spaces; four

Clore Learning Centres; and an interactive gallery for under 5s are to be created with the help of donations worth up to £2.5m. London’s National Teatre has been awarded

£2.5m towards a new Clore Learning Centre, which will form part of a £70m revamp of the venue due for completion in 2014. Tate Britain has secured £2.5m for a Clore Learning Studio as part of its £45m revamp

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£2.5m was confirmed for London’s National Teatre

plans, while Te Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford upon Avon (£1m) and Kensington Palace, London (£500,000) will offer a Clore Learning Centre. Other recipients include the Whitworth Gallery, Manchester (£250,000).

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Camberwell Leisure Centre, have been restored to protect the building’s heritage. Work designed and managed by Watkins

Gray International included the retiling of the 25m pool and new changing areas. By mid 2011, the centre will also feature

an expanded health and fitness club and a restored sports hall as part of the scheme.

image: (c) amanda levete architects - v&a museum, london

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