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Arts Council England announce successful applicants through to the second stage of the large capital grants programme

23rd January 2013

Arts Council England has released details of the projects continuing to the second stage of the application process for their large capital grants programme.

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Arts Council England announce successful applicants to their small capital grants programme

23rd January 2013

Thirty-five projects have been awarded funding so far in the small capital grants programme. A total of £11,699,523 funding has been awarded out of the £20 million for small grants. Fifteen theatres have received funding, totaling £5,079,706.

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Grand opening: The Albany Theatre, The Butts, Coventry Curtain Up! 1 February

22nd January 2013

Coventry and Warwickshire First is delighted to be hosting the grand opening of The Albany Theatre. This will be a special networking opportunity with the chance to tread the boards and see behind the scenes of one of the city’s best loved theatres (formerly The Butts).

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Talk: The development of the Music Hall in London 25 February

22nd January 2013

Every aspect of theatre design from ancient Greece to modern times has been written about at great length but the Music Hall, by contrast, has been mainly the concern of social historians and students of performers and their material. This presentation will look at some of the London buildings that housed and shaped the performances.

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Boscomba CCA protection bid refused as building has been 'closed for too long'

21st January 2013

A bid to have the Boscombe-based Bournemouth Centre for Community Arts protected under the Localism Act has been refused by Bournemouth Council. Campaigners who applied to have the centre listed as an ‘Asset of Community Value’, giving community groups six months to bid for it before it goes on the market, had their hopes dashed by the decision last month. The council said the building, which the Friends of the BCCA want to run as a community arts centre, had been closed for too long to be considered an asset.

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Research report: The economic, social and cultural impact of the City arts and culture cluster

21st January 2013

Drawing on data provided by a range of arts and culture organisations, based in the City, the report highlights the substantial economic contribution made by the City’s world leading arts and culture institutions, showing that the cluster generated a net contribution of £225 million in GVA and supported 6,700 full-time-equivalent jobs in the City.

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Loss of Wandsworth's Wiston Road Institute

21st January 2013

Application: 2012/5776

The London Borough of Wandsworth has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above application for the demolition of buildings in the northern part of the site and erection of 3 x three-storey, plus basement level, 5-bedroom houses with associated amenity space and garden studio buildings; retention of frontage and courtyard building in the southern part of the site and their extension and alteration, including construction of dormer windows and provision of balconies/terraces, and their change of use into 6 new dwellings; provision of 10 off-street car parking spaces and associated cycle parking. This site involves the loss of the Wiston Road Institute.

The Theatres Trust did not oppose the application provided the Council had enough evidence and is satisfied that the Institute building is surplus for cultural and community requirements within the catchment area. Read the Trust’s response

To view the planning application online, please click here and enter the application number, then click search.


Removal of Conditions at Chatham’s Theatre Royal

21st January 2013

Application: MC/12/2792

Medway Council has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above application for the removal of conditions 22, 23 and 24 of application MC/11/1227 at 102-106 High Street Chatham (related to renovation works to the remaining Theatre Royal building and adjacent former Bank Chambers and the construction of 26no. new dwelling units to the rear of the remaining Theatre Royal building).

The Theatres Trust supported the application. Read the Trust’s response.

To view the planning application online, please click here and enter the application number, then click search.


New UNESCO study of the economic contribution of the cultural industries

18th January 2013

The UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) is currently trying to establish new guidelines for measuring the economic contribution of culture, especially in emerging economies where data and resources may be limited. As part of this effort, it is publishing a series of handbooks looking at the concepts set out in the 2009 UNESCO Framework for Cultural Statistics.

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Architect to build £5.7 million creative arts building in Norfolk to supplement 250-seat theatre

18th January 2013

BDP has recently been granted planning consent for a creative arts building at City College Norwich in Norfolk. The building will be situated at the southern end of the college’s main Ipswich Road campus, on the site of the former West Lodge accommodation block.

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