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The Italian stand-off

Six weeks after first announcing it had been “saved”, Leichhardt Council has signed off on a plan to sell the Italian Forum Cultural Centre to Co. As. It., an Italian community organisation, in a move that appears to defy the recommendation of the administrators, SV Partners. Under the $2.2 million deal, all creditors would be […]

Battle to salvage Cultural Centre deal

EXCLUSIVE Leichhardt Council is fighting to save a deal that would see the Italian Forum Cultural Centre sold to Italian community group Co. As. It. and the facility permanently leased to the Actors Centre Australia. A council media release in January claiming “a future has been secured” for the insolvent cultural centre now appears to […]

Forum must adapt to the times

OPINION The Italian Forum’s embattled cultural centre, for so long the unfortunate victim of disorder, spite, bureaucracy and a failure of imagination, will soon be under new management. Whether Tick Tock Services and its lessee, the Actors Centre Australia, can turn that tide around is at this point anyone’s guess. But it’s far from the […]

Childcare provider snaps up Forum

Creditors of the Italian Forum Limited (IFL) have agreed to sell the insolvent entity to childcare provider Tick Tock Services. IFL controls the Italian Forum’s cultural centre, including a state-of-the-art auditorium, rehearsal space and kitchen. As part of the resolution, the space will be leased to Actors Centre Australia (ACA), an acting school which boasts […]