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Liverpool Everyman reopens after £27m redevelopment

28th February 2014

The Liverpool Everyman theatre is reopening this weekend 1/2 March) after being rebuilt at a cost of £27m. There will be a lighting-up parade on Saturday and an open day on Sunday. The theatre has been shut since 2011, when the rebuilding work started.

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Cardiff Council approves cuts to Sherman Cymru, New Theatre and St David’s Hall

28th February 2014

Cardiff Council has confirmed it will remove its entire annual funding to more than 10 arts organisations including venue Sherman Cymru and circus company Nofit State Circus as part of a budget that will save £50 million in 2014/15. From this April, Sherman Cymru will lose all of its £160,000 grant, while Chapter Arts Centre will also see its £13,000 subsidy removed. Touring theatre company Hijinx Theatre will lose almost £8,000 and Nofit State Circus will no longer be in receipt of its £2,500 annual grant.

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Liverpool Everyman reopens after £27m redevelopment

28th February 2014

The Liverpool Everyman theatre is reopening this weekend after being rebuilt at a cost of £27m. The Everyman became famous in the 1970s for launching the careers of actors like Bill Nighy, Julie Walters, Pete Postlethwaite and Sir Anthony Sher. There will be a lighting-up parade on Saturday and an open day on Sunday.

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Carlisle council unveils £1m arts centre vision for fire station

28th February 2014

Plans have been lodged for the £1 million transformation of Carlisle’s old fire station into an arts centre. And if they are approved work is set to start in June with the centre opening next spring. The temporary exhibition space will close at the end of May. Carlisle City Council is behind the scheme, which its leaders say is a symbol of the city’s “growing potential and ambition”.

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Pay-as-you-go for Grand drama at The Grand, Blackpool

28th February 2014

The Grand in Blackpool is trialling a new project, the first of its kind at the theatre, asking customers “what would you pay for great drama?” on its opening performance of English Touring Theatre and Shakespeare’s Globe Eternal Love on March 11.

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Arts philanthropist snaps up St Stephen’s Church

28th February 2014

A mystery arts philanthropist has snapped up an under-threat Georgian landmark in Edinburgh, The Scotsman can reveal. The Church of Scotland has agreed a deal well in excess of the £500,000 selling price for the former St Stephen’s Church. The Kirk’s selling agents say the unnamed “philanthropist”, who is in final legal talks to confirm the sale, wants to retain the venue on St Stephen Street in Stockbridge for community use and run it as a performing arts space.

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Asbestos removal next stage in plans to revive Bradford Odeon

28th February 2014

Work is due to begin to remove asbestos from Bradford’s former Odeon Cinema building on Monday. The work follows routine health and safety inspections by Bradford Council since it acquired the property.

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Oldham Cinema plans a step closer

28th February 2014

The development of the Old Town Hall restaurant and cinema plan was given a boost as cabinet members agreed works needed to advance the project.

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Nottingham Playhouse 100% county council funding cut approved

28th February 2014

Nottinghamshire County Council has confirmed it will remove all of its funding for Nottingham Playhouse from April despite campaigners’ attempts to convince the local authority not to go ahead with the cut.

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Cardiff Council approve reduction in arts funding

28th February 2014

Cardiff council approves £50m worth of cuts and 3.97% rise in council tax. The approval of the cuts, with a vote of 43 in favour, will mean changes to the way some services are now delivered with new models and ways of working being introduced. The vote also means the subsidy awarded to the New Theatre and St David’s Hall will also be reduced with the council looking to find another provider to take on the two venues.

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