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Exhibition: Circus Showmen - Innovators Who Shaped the Circus 1 Feb to 3 May

26th March 2012

A major circus exhibition has been assembled by the National Fairground Archive in Sheffield. It challenges people’s perceptions of what circus is all about and sheds light on a remarkable history writes Liz Arratoon.

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Gregory Doran appointed artistic director of RSC

26th March 2012

Gregory Doran has been appointed to succeed Michael Boyd as artistic director of the Royal Shakespeare Company.

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Inquiry into participation in the arts has been launched by the National Assembly for Wales

26th March 2012

An inquiry into participation in the arts has been launched by the National Assembly for Wales in response to concerns that budget cuts are having a negative impact on access to culture. A number of Welsh arts organisations petitioned the assembly to examine the funding decisions that had been made by the Arts Council of Wales in June 2010.

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Everyman Theatre Liverpool in shutter portraits search

25th March 2012

A photographer has started capturing images of more than 100 “exceptional Liverpudlians” whose portraits will be on the front of a new city theatre. Silhouettes of 105 local people will be etched on to aluminium shutters at Liverpool’s Everyman Theatre, which is due to reopen in late 2013.

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Liz Forgan departure from Arts Council met with dismay

23rd March 2012

News that chair of Arts Council England has been asked by culture secretary to step down has been described as political writes Charlotte Higgins for The Guardian.


Reducing carbon emissions from heritage assets: new guidance

23rd March 2012

The Yorkshire and Humber Climate Change Partnership has commissioned a study into reducing carbon emissions from heritage buildings. Written by the consulting engineers Arup, the study comprises two documents. The first contains general guidance on the processes and techniques that can be used to reduce emissions and concentrates on the aspects that require special consideration when dealing with important historic assets. The second contains a series of case studies showing how these techniques can be applied to local buildings.

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Budget 2012: Listed buildings VAT relief scrapped

23rd March 2012

The government has scrapped VAT relief on alterations to listed buildings as part of its 2012 budget. From October 2012, alterations to statutorily listed buildings will be taxed – in line with repairs to listed buildings which are already taxed. VAT will also be levied on self-storage. Historic organisations umbrella group The Heritage Alliance described it as a ‘shock decision’ which jeopardised the future of heritage buildings.

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Sita Trust - Enhancing Communities Programme (England, Scotland & Wales)

23rd March 2012

Under the Sita Trust’s Enhancing Communities Programme Core Fund, grants of up to £60,000 are available to not for profit organisations, community groups, parish councils, local authorities and charities for projects that make physical improvements to community facilities and historic buildings / structures.

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Young Roots fund for young people to explore their heritage

23rd March 2012

Young Roots offers grants of between £3,000 and £50,000 to projects which allow 11 – 25 year-olds to find out about their heritage, developing skills, building confidence and promoting community involvement. Projects need to be related to the heritage of the UK and could involve young people researching a local archive or doing practical casework on a nature reserve.

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Blog: Bradford Odeon - Can we have our happy ending now please?

22nd March 2012

There’s a huge elephant in the room, looming over the new £25million mirror pool and fountains that now sit in Centenary Square, in the centre of Bradford. Right in the heart of the world’s first UNESCO City of Film sits a huge art deco supercinema; the last remaining ’30s supercinema; the largest outside London when she was built, entirely from local materials and with an all-local workforce. Visible for miles around, she is arguably the most distinctive landmark in the city, making Bradford’s skyline unmistakable blogs Kate Wellham for Louder Than War.

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