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Blog: England 'faces theatrical talent drain to Scotland as a result of arts cuts'

29th August 2013

Head of Scottish National Theatre warns reduction in English arts funding will ‘damage the DNA of the arts ecology’ writes Higgins for The Guardian.


Blog: Why your cultural website is rubbish*

29th August 2013

The UK’s 40 biggest venues attract less than 0.04% of UK web traffic, says Jane Finnis. What could we be doing differently?


Theatres pledge support for unhindered access to hearing dogs

29th August 2013

Delfont Mackintosh Theatre and Chickenshed Theatre have both pledged to allow unhindered access to hearing dogs and their owners.

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Two-year closure planned for £14.5m Perth Theatre transformation

28th August 2013

One of Scotland’s best-loved theatres is to close its doors for two years from January to undergo a stunning £14.5 million redevelopment.

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Meeting in Ulverston due to funding fears at Coronation Hall

28th August 2013

Ulverston residents are expected to rally tomorrow night to form a group of ‘friends’ for the town’s best-loved community building. A meeting will test the appetite of creating a Friends Of Coronation Hall and takes place in the hall at 5.30pm (Thursday 29th). The landmark venue is currently owned, operated and maintained by South Lakeland District Council.

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Creative Scotland announces small capital funding awards

28th August 2013

Funding to improve arts and cultural facilities across Scotland.Over £700,000 distributed to 22 arts and cultural organisations. Twenty-two arts and cultural organisations received over £700,000 today, Wednesday 28 August 2013, through Creative Scotland’s Small Capital Programme, to assist in the improvement of facilities across Scotland.

Small Capital awards are distributed to help organisations undertake refurbishments and purchase equipment to improve access, presentation and enjoyment of the arts and culture throughout Scotland. Supported projects include Eden Court and Feis Rois in the Highlands, Gable End Theatre in Orkney, the old Dumfermline Fire Station and Kirkcaldy Old Kirk in Fife, Edinburgh Contemporary Crafts and Stills in Edinburgh, Tron Theatre and The Glue Factory in Glasgow and Horsecross Arts in Perth.

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Peter Steer: Derby Hippodrome revamp would cost far less than building a new theatre for city

27th August 2013

It is difficult in a few column inches to convey the essential content of a report such as the 96-page Feasibility Study on the Future Use of the Former Derby Hippodrome Theatre, by Colliers International.

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Rebrand and relaunch for Southampton's Mayflower Theatre

27th August 2013

Southampton’s Mayflower Theatre has had a facelift. The theatre has launched a new logo and look in line with its artistic vision to develop wider audiences and engage with young people, while continuing to present shows and entertainment for all.

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Tobacco Factory Theatre reveals new seating

27th August 2013

Numb bums will be a thing of the past for theatre-goers at the Tobacco Factory Theatre. The dynamic and popular studio theatre in Southville has undergone a transformation with brand new, custom-made seating installed.

The impressive new 329-seat in-the-round configuration, which audiences can experience for the first time on Friday, will be a vast improvement on the small, uncomfortable seats that audiences have put up with in order to view the excellent work on offer. The theatre space was just a shell early last week after the seats and decking were ripped out and donated to Bristol entertainment venues the Bierkeller and Hamilton House.

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Construction of World Stage Design 2013 recyclable theatre has begun

27th August 2013

Construction of Wales’ newest theatre venue has begun. A temporary, fully functioning recyclable theatre is being built for the World Stage Design 2013 festival, opening in Cardiff this September. The Willow Theatre will be built in under three weeks in the courtyard of the Anthony Hopkins Centre (former stables to Cardiff Castle) at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama (RWCMD) in Cardiff.

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