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New plan to save Dudley Hippodrome theatre submitted

8th December 2012

Campaigners who want to stop a West Midlands theatre being demolished and turned into a car park have submitted a new business plan to run it. The Friends of Dudley Hippodrome group want the 1,700-seat venue to reopen as a community theatre. Dudley Council plans to knock it down as part of its £10m Castle Hill regeneration project.

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Dumfries Theatre Royal refurbishment campaign boosted by £100k from Creative Scotland

7th December 2012

Twenty-eight awards totalling over £1m have been made across Scotland to improve cultural facilities as part of Creative Scotland’s Small Capital programme.

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Community plan could rescue Weymouth Pavilion

7th December 2012

Support is growing for a community plan to save the Weymouth Pavilion from demolition. Phil Say and his partner Louise Domoney have come forward with a plan to take over the running of the Weymouth and Portland Borough Council-owned theatre.

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Ambitious £35m plan unveiled for Eastbourne’s Theatres

7th December 2012

Tourism bosses have released images of the re-development which is expected to be given the green light by councillors next week. The blueprint includes essential repairs to and a complete refurbishment of the Congress Theatre, Winter Garden, a new conference centre between them and an extensive facelift of the tennis centre

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Blog: Lighting up the Greenock Beacon

7th December 2012

After nearly 9 years of planning, design, construction and, of course, raising funds, we are almost ready to open the doors of The Beacon and show everyone what we have been so excited about for so long blogs The Beacon Arts Centre.

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Lichfield Garrick's trust status will open city theatre up to new funding

6th December 2012

The new chief executive of the Lichfield Garrick hopes to create a “better theatre” for patrons and the community now that it has been established as a trust. Adrian Jackson, who has worked as artistic director at the theatre since 2006, told the Mercury that the Garrick is now separate from, but still supported by, Lichfield District Council.

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Theatres Trust Christmas Card 2012

6th December 2012

On sale now! The Theatres Trust is delighted to announce Louise Mark has designed its Christmas Card for 2012. This year features a winter scene of the Garrick Theatre, London. All proceeds will support the work of The Theatres Trust and help us protect theatres for future generations.

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Councils’ culture spending down £250m in 2011/12

6th December 2012

Local authority funding for theatres in England and Wales fell by 6.3% in 2011/12, according to newly released government data. The figure is revealed in Local Authority Revenue Expenditure and Financing in England: 2011 to 2012 Final Out-turn, which also shows that – over the same period – councils’ overall net spend on culture has fallen by £250 million, or 7.8%, between 2010/11 and 2011/12.

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DCMS cut by £34m in Autumn Statement

6th December 2012

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport’s budget will be cut by £34 million over the next two years, under plans announced in the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement today.

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Plans for £4.5m Greyfriars Arts Centre in Ringwood

6th December 2012

The proposed £4.5m Greyfriars Arts Centre in Ringwood would have a 250-seat theatre and cinema that doubles as a large social venue. A project group led by Ringwood and District Community Association (Greyfriars) and Ringwood Musical and Dramatic Society (RMDS) has submitted the plans for the arts centre, which would replace the dilapidated Greyfriars Activity Centre next to the library and Blynkbonnie car park.

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