30 June 2015
FREDDIE'S RESTAURANT HELPS PUT renaissance: ST ALBANS ON THE MAP
Last night I went to Freddie's restaurant to help raise funds for renaissance: ST ALBANS, the arts initiative I mentioned in my last blog post. St Albans council and the museums trust want to convert the old town hall into a museum and gallery space and make it a major visitor destination.
The fundraiser was Freddie's idea - he's left in the picture above - and he deserves thanks for it. Councillor Annie Brewster (centre) is the project champion, and brings to it energy and enthusiasm. She's just given Freddie a copy of the new city map. The fundraising target is £1.75 million. That's not a lot for a prosperous place like St Albans, and one of the project team told me he was confident that we could hit it and start building next year.
Posted by Marshall Colman