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‘Theatre at Risk’: Swindon Mechanics’ Institute gets a helping hand from Theatres Trust

A grant of more than £23,000 has been awarded by the Theatres Trust to the Mechanics’ Institution Trust to fund a viability assessment to determine how the building can thrive in the future. The Grade II* listed building has been on the Theatres Trust’s Theatres at Risk Register since its inception in 2006. It was […]

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Statement in response to recent Save Swindon’s Heritage petition on the Mechanics’ Institute

08.05.2019 The Mechanics’ Institution Trust has been working for over two decades to save and restore the Grade II* listed Mechanics’ Institute for the use and benefit of current and future generations of Swindonians. It has been a much longer and more complicated issue than the Trust ever envisaged, but has always remained central to […]

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