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Dugdale takes centre stage

Published Monday, 22 February 2010

Enfield’s Mayor, Cllr Eleftherios Savva launched Enfield’s newest venue, the Dugdale Centre, on Thursday 11th February.

Mayor Opening the Dugdale Centre

Taking up a commanding position on London Road, along the main entry route into Enfield Town, the Dugdale Centre in Thomas Hardy House is the ideal place for events, conferences, performance art, exhibitions, meetings, private parties and entertainment.

It is a flexible space comprising an auditorium that can be used for business presentations, studio performances or conferences and an informal open area for exhibitions and museum displays, where light refreshments can be served in the relaxed coffee bar setting.

The auditorium has been designed so that it can be used in many ways. Visiting performance companies will be delighted with the generous dressing room space, the well equipped lighting rig and the sound and technical control room.

Stowaway ramped seating and additional free standing chairs can accommodate 180 people in a theatre style setting, but the space can be adapted for the full range of purposes where people come together.

Council Leader, Mike Rye, said, "This is a flagship venue in Enfield Town in a central location on major bus routes and close to Enfield Town station.

"All kinds of groups and local businesses will be able to hire it. We have already started to promote it, and it is attracting events as varied as poetry and jazz to business seminars and dance events.

"Our museum service is mounting important displays and in the next few months we shall also be making this centre the focal point of the borough when we introduce our Tourist Information Centre.

"This is a new service which will bring together information about locations, events and travel across the whole borough.

"Our Dugdale Centre will help create new opportunities for businesses, arts and education organisations to meet new audiences and for community groups and special interest groups to showcase their work for local residents to enjoy."

A comprehensive hire pack is available from Eleanor Hunter on 020 8379 3755.

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