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National boss Sir Nicholas Hytner opposes £120m plan to revamp Southbank

3rd July 2013

The director of the National Theatre has lodged a formal objection to the dramatic expansion plans of its Southbank Centre neighbour.

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Regional arts left with London’s crumbs as spending cuts bite, warns Harriet Harman

3rd July 2013

The extent of the funding crisis facing regional arts organisations has been revealed in new figures that show how London still receives the lion’s share of Arts Council grants and philanthropic donations.

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Letter: Blackpool Winter Gardens and Opera House

3rd July 2013

Winter Gardens Show films: Letter to Blackpool Gazette from Cllr Williams I am delighted the Winter Gardens complex is beginning to capitalise on our decision and investment to purchase this valuable asset to the town. The recent announcement that full blown musicals and other headline shows will be added to the existing bill at the Opera House is proof as we predicted that the theatre can return to its former glory.

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Darlington Council cabinet agrees to re-market former Arts Centre

3rd July 2013

Councillors have decided to put the former Darlington Arts Centre back on the market following the collapse of ambitious plans to rejuvenate the building.

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Cabe reins in FCBS’s Southbank overhaul

3rd July 2013

Cabe has said Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios (FCBS) needs more time to fix a range of ‘unresolved aspects’ on its £120 million Southbank overhaul. The architecture watchdog said the high-profile project required further refining to ‘create a scheme that fully lives up to the significance of the Southbank Centre’.

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Red Rose Chain begins work on new Ipswich theatre

3rd July 2013

A Suffolk theatre company has begun work on its new £1m venue.

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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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