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National Theatre reports record annual takings of £80m

2nd October 2012

The National Theatre has reported record yearly takings of £80m, more than double those of 10 years ago and nearly £10m more than last year. Director Sir Nicholas Hytner praised the figures but added that cuts to funding were “neglecting the arts”

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Blog: National Theatre artistic director calls for government to restore arts funding

2nd October 2012

Nicholas Hytner says National’s recent high earnings have relied on spate of successful West End transfers, such as War Horse blogs Charlotte Higgins for The Guardian Culture Blog.


Council orders study into Derby Hippodrome's future as a theatre

2nd October 2012

Potential uses for Derby’s former Hippodrome theatre will be explored as part of another study into its future. Past studies by supporters of the grade two listed building have suggested turning it back into a working theatre. This time it is Derby City Council which has said it will pay towards the cost of an independent study which will have to look at whether the building has a future which stacks up financially.

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Event: Arts Council of Wales’ Annual Conference 2012 Beyond the obvious 18 October

1st October 2012

Arts Council of Wales’ Annual Conference will take place on Thursday, 18 October at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff.

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Exhibition: The Theatre of Two Times - Gdansk Shakespeare Theatre 15 October

1st October 2012

As part of the Arts & Humanities Festival 2012: Metamorphoses: Transformations and Conversions the London Shakespeare Centre is pleased to present The Theatre of Two Times: Gdansk Shakespeare Theatre exhibition

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Department for Education publishes updated baseline designs for schools

1st October 2012

Today the Department for Education has published updated baseline designs for schools. These demonstrate good practice that can be achieved within the set cost and area allowances. The details of the baseline designs are set out, together with associated drawings and technical analyses.

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New book: My Old Man - a personal history of British Music Hall by John Major

1st October 2012

The former British Prime Minister spoke at the Kenton Theatre during the Henley Literature Festival introducing his latest book ‘My Old Man – a personal history of British Music Hall’, which tells the story of the British Music Hall tradition, from its Victorian heyday to its decline in the second world war.

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Derby Council to pay towards costs of Hippodrome study

1st October 2012

A study is to be part-funded by Derby City Council to work out whether Derby’s Hippodrome has a viable future. The council will work with English Heritage to pay for part of a feasibility study, looking at realistic uses for the listed building, which used to be a theatre.

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Feilden Clegg Bradley wins Southbank centre contest

1st October 2012

Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios (FCBS) has seen off an impressive shortlist to bag the contentious revamp of London’s Southbank Centre.

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Roland Muldoon's "Taking on the Empire" scheduled for 2013

1st October 2012

Roland Muldoon’s long awaited book ‘Taking on the Empire: How we saved the Hackney Empire for popular theatre’ is scheduled to be published by JustPress in 2013.

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