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WWW.MALTATODAY.COM.MT WEDNESDAY EDITION €1.00 WEDNESDAY • 20 MARCH 2024 • ISSUE 886 • PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY AND SUNDAY EDITORIAL • PAGE 11 Carnival village project to become cultural hub with cinema, theatres and studios JAMES DEBONO KARL AZZOPARDI Government to buy San Gaetano band club property for €2.8m A 616-seat cinema, a 380-seat indoor theatre, a 914-seat outdoor theatre and rehearsal studios for rock bands and dance troupes are added to carnival village approved in 2016 PAGE 3 PAGE 4 A cinema and two theatres have been included in a proposed cultural hub that will replace plans for a carnival village in Marsa's Albert Town. The new development proposed on the site of the former Govern- ment Garage is set to occupy an ar- ea the size of nearly three football grounds. The details emerge from a Project Description Statement presented by Festivals Malta for the site where a carnival village was approved in 2016 but never built. Photomontage showing extent of projected cultural hub in Marsa THE San Gaetano band club has been spared eviction after government agreed to buy the property the club was renting at €2.8 million. Culture Minister Owen Bonnici announced on Tuesday government has entered into a promise of sale agreement between the arts council and the private owners. The San Gaetano band club in Hamrun

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