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Save Queens Park Gallery

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The Daphne Joseph Hackett Theatre was closed in 2003 and the Queen's Park Gallery in August 2011 due to years of degeneration and lack of up-keep to the physical structure of Queen's Park House. Both facilities were integral to the artistic and cultural landscape of Barbados, being the most affordable, accessible and recognizable public gallery and theatre spaces on island. Additionally this notable structure, dating from 1786, is a critical component of Historic Bridgetown and its Garrison which has recently been subscribed to the UNESCO World Heritage List. Since August 2011 the building has been boarded up, but no works have started, whilst the gallery has been relegated to an unsuitable space at the Pelican Village. It is feared that without public outcry this integral creative facility will fall into further irreparable disrepair - following in the footsteps of the Empire Theatre.

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