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Help is needed to boost Preston Playhouse roof funds

1st March 2013

Theatre bosses are urging people to donate to their appeal to fix the roof at Preston Playhouse. The Raising the Roof appeal was launched last month to repair the roof of the building in Market Street West – so far just over £2,000 has been raised. The Playhouse needs to raise £20,000 for the work In total improvements, estimated to cost £50,000, need to be carried out.

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Southsea City Bishop defends move to shut down struggling St Peter's Theatre

28th February 2013

Bishop of Portsmouth has hit back at campaigners in the row over the closure of a city theatre. Supporters of St Peter’s Theatre in Somers Town have asked the council if they can make it a community asset. Acceptance of the bid would mean local people could put in an offer to buy it – but St Peter’s Church, of which it is part, maintains it wants to find another use for it. The theatre was closed by the church at the end of January because it was costing too much to run.

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Grant approved to save Taunton's Brewhouse Theatre

28th February 2013

Councillors in Taunton have approved a grant of £152,000 a year to help secure the future of the town’s theatre. Brewhouse Theatre went into administration after the board said its financial position was “untenable”. An emergency payment of £35,000 “to help protect the property” also has support but has yet to be “rubber stamped”, a council spokeswoman said.

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New look for former Glasgow Odeon as demolition begins

28th February 2013

Workers from Dem-Masters are now on site emptying out the B-listed venue that is to be converted into a 10-storey office and retail block. Campaigners launched a bid to rescue the space, which drew interest from music show producer Sir Cameron Mackintosh.

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Blackpool Grand chosen as Shakespeare flagship

28th February 2013

To be or not to be? That was the question hanging over Blackpool’s Grand Theatre. Thankfully it was to be for the resort’s popular theatre, as the world famous Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) chose it as one of five national education partners.

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Cultural tourism moves up the agenda

27th February 2013

A £3m Lottery fund will aim to stimulate economic benefits from cultural tourism as ACE and VisitEngland join forces.

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Wembley seeks projects for public performance space

27th February 2013

Brent Council is launching a national competition calling for proposals on how to best use a new community space in Wembley. Make Your Idea Happen Here! is seeking ideas for how to make use of Pop-Down Square, near Wembley Stadium in north-west London, which is described as “part public square, part flexible covered space”.

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Pilot Theatre Blog: Arts funding and understanding touring #brewhouse

27th February 2013

What happened at the Brewhouse was clearly a terrible blow for the town, the staff and their audiences. But also for the whole wider arts ecology and infrastructure. There are companies and artists who are owed thousands of pounds – and some who date back to early October last year who have not been paid blogs Marcus Romer from Pilot Theatre.

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Keswick’s Theatre by the Lake unveils £700,000 plan for restaurant revamp

27th February 2013

Theatre by the Lake in Keswick is planning a £700,000 restaurant and cafe development to ensure a more secure future for the venue. Following a grant of £400,000 from Arts Council England, the Lake District venue plans to build a new restaurant and cafe adjacent to its performance centre.

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Comment: Taunton Deane Borough Council continues support for Brewhouse Theatre

27th February 2013

Taunton Deane Borough Council has been a strong supporter of The Brewhouse since the theatre’s launch more than 30 years ago.

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