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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

The Met successfully retains Arts Council England funding for the next four years

The Met is pleased to announce that its application to continue as one of Arts Council England’s National Portfolio Organisations has been successful.

The investment of £100,580 per year during 2018-22 secures the charity’s position as a key part of Bury’s culture and community, based on past work and dynamic plans for the future.

David Agnew, artistic director of The Met comments “We are thrilled to look to the future in partnership with Arts Council England to deliver great art for more people in Bury and beyond. With the building refreshed in 2016 we have ambition to reach new audiences, support and work with more artists and work to maximise the impact of this important investment.”

Monday, December 5, 2016

The Met set to re-open after £4.6 million refurbishment

Live music, theatre and arts venue, The Met in Bury, is preparing to re-open its doors in December 2016 after a major refurbishment which has seen it improve facilities for audiences and performers alike and restore to its former grandeur, the building’s historic architecture.

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Sunday, November 27, 2016

A new brand for The Met


With a fantastic state of the art new building after our multi million pound refurbishment we thought it only fitting that we had a new look to match. Working with designers Instruct Studio we’ve crafted a new brand for The Met that reflects our diverse programme and our ambitions for our future. Rebranding The Met is more than just changing the logo so Instruct spoke to staff and visitors to understand what The Met means to them and how that could be translated visually.

We know that your experiences are the fabric that binds The Met together, from a warm welcome to the diverse range of events you can see and participate in. You can visit us for everything from punk to poetry, learning to love stories and dining to dance and our new identity amplifies this. Our new bold patterns and shapes are based on spinning and weaving harking back to Lancashire’s industrial past but with a new contemporary twist. These layers and folds will be developed more over time and applied to not only our logo, website and brochure but to signage inside our new refurbished building.

The new brand is bold, it is born out of the honesty and creativity which runs through The Met and we can’t wait to share more with you.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

The Met Set for Revised Christmas Re-Opening

The Met in Bury has postponed the re-opening of its live music, theatre and arts venue until December 2016.

The £4.6million project to refurbish the heritage building was due to be handed back to The Met by contractors in November 2016. The revised opening date will be announced soon and performances scheduled for November will be moved to alternative venues where possible.

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Thursday, January 14, 2016

The Met Announces £4.6million Investment in Bury

Live music, theatre and arts venue, The Met in Bury is to undergo a £4.6million refurbishment starting this March 2016 to meet growing audience demand, thanks to a £3.1million capital investment from Arts Council England and supporting contributions from Bury Council and other benefactors.

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Friday, July 3, 2015

My Week of Work Experience at The Met by Georgia – Grace Merriman

I was told by school I was to undertake a week of  work experience. I wasn’t looking forward to it but my mum told me I should go to The Met, because she knew it well and trusts the people there. So I agreed.

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Rock Choir raise over £1000 for A Better Met

On Saturday 20 June talented performers from Bury Rock Choir performed at The Met to raise money for the refurbishment project A Better Met. The evening was a great success with Rock Choir raising over £1000.

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Thursday, June 18, 2015

Young Actor from Bury raises £1, 900 to join the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain

On Wednesday 17 June talented performers from around the North West took part in an evening of entertainment at The Met to help Leo Flanagan, a young actor from Bury raise the funds he needs to join the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain. The evening was a great success with Leo raising £1, 900, the entire total he set out to raise.

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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Celebrate Ramsbottom Festival’s 5th Birthday with new chocolate bar Choc Berry Choo Choo

Ramsbottom Festival has teamed up with The Chocolate Café in Ramsbottom to create a special edition chocolate bar to celebrate the festival’s 5th birthday. A competition was launched to find the flavour of the festival and winner Michael Prest created the Choc Berry Choo Choo, milk chocolate with raspberry jelly, candied orange and shortbread pieces.

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Taste Success and Invent the Flavour of Ramsbottom Festival

To celebrate Ramsbottom Festival’s 5th birthday we’re producing a special festival chocolate bar with The Chocolate Cafe in Ramsbottom. The twist is we’d like you to enter our competition and tell us what the flavour should be!

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