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Holywells Park in Ipswich to get outdoor theatre

3rd July 2013

An outdoor theatre is to be built in an Ipswich park as part of a £3.4m restoration project.

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Pointing the right way, Isle of Sheppey

1st July 2013

Mark Hewitt reflects on the impact of an arts regeneration project in Leysdown-on-Sea on the Isle of Sheppey. ‘Leysdown Rose-tinted’ was a project that aimed, through an ongoing process of community engagement and a series of artist commissions, to revitalise this neglected seaside village which faces a number of social and economic challenges.

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Chichester Festival Theatre refurbishment beginning to take shape

1st July 2013

Now rising like Phoenix from the ashes, the renew project is living up to its name and excitement is in the air as the Festival Theatre building begins to make sense.

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Lottery funding to unlock private money for UK heritage

1st July 2013

The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) is announcing grants totaling £12.3million that will enable heritage organisations across the UK, large and small, build financial resilience by attracting private investment.

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Nottingham Playhouse Party

30th June 2013

Nottingham Playhouse is 50 this year – but as special birthdays go, it hasn’t been a great one for the venue. Thanks to an unexpected subsidy cut from the city council for 2013/14, it is £56,000 worse off.

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Ten theatres that burned to the ground

29th June 2013

400 years after The Globe was destroyed by fire, Lucinda Everett remembers other theatres that suffered the same fate.

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Chance to have your say on future of Teignmouth's Carlton Theatre

27th June 2013

The redevelopment of Teignmouth’s Carlton Theatre site is back under the spotlight at a series of community workshops, as they are looking to create a multi-use community facility. The council is keen to hear all the ideas and aspirations.

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Opposition debate on the arts and creative industries

26th June 2013

MPs debated the importance of arts and creative industries on Wednesday 19 June 2013 in the House of Commons. The debate was on a subject chosen by the Opposition. The debate was moved by Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, Harriet Harman. Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, Maria Miller, responded to the debate on behalf of the Government.

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Spending review: Culture department budget cut by 7%

26th June 2013

Chancellor George Osborne has announced a 7% spending cut to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) as part of the Spending Review.

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Spending review: £80m pledged to launch new heritage charity

26th June 2013

The government has committed £80m to set up a new charity to care for historic properties in the National Heritage Collection, in the 2015/16 spending round announced today.

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