The Theatres Trust

A new eco-friendly theatre for Montpellier

12th March 2013

With the project of building a new site at the domaine d’O, the Jean-Claude Carrière theatre, the president of the Conseil Général de l’Hérault and l’Assemblé départementale reinforce their commitment to the cultural sector. Considering the success of cultural events currently taking place at the domaine d’O, the present theatre (with a capacity of only 220 seats) has reached its limits. The theatre is supposed to be finalised in june 2013 and will be inaugurated in september

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Heritage Help advice portal launched

12th March 2013

Conservation charities, supported by English Heritage, have launched a new Heritage Help advice portal, bringing together expertise offered by heritage organisations and offering support on saving and caring for historic assets.

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Stoke-on-Trent City Council reverses New Vic Theatre funding plans

11th March 2013

New Vic Theatre in Newcastle-under-Lyme was due to see its funding of almost £70,000 from Stoke-on-Trent City Council cut altogether by 2017. The local authority said its subsidy would be reduced to £45,000 this year, but would not be cut further over the next two years. The theatre said it depended on local funding to attract national grants.

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Newcastle Live Theatre fund boost from fan collection

8th March 2013

The gift of a football fan’s collection has set the ball rolling in a theatre’s move to raise money in the face of likely funding cuts. London-based psychotherapist Frances Griffiths has donated the memorabilia, which belonged to her late father, to Newcastle’s Live Theatre. Frances is a friend of North East writer Michael Chaplin, who has written football-themed plays for Live Theatre. When she heard of the funding cuts to the arts in Newcastle, she decided to give her father’s football programmes collection to the theatre so it could be sold to raise funds.

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Newcastle Council's 50% arts cuts confirmed

8th March 2013

Newcastle City Council has agreed to stop its regular funding for theatres and other arts venues and launch a new cultural fund worth half the amount. The council will scrap its £1.2m core arts grants as part of £100m savings. Setting its budget the council confirmed that a new £600,000 culture fund would be launched instead.

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Westminster cuts arts funding by 100%

8th March 2013

Westminster City Council has confirmed that it will cut all arts funding in the London borough by 2014/15.

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Ed Vaizey – ‘Crisis? What arts crisis?’

8th March 2013

Culture minister Ed Vaizey has claimed that it is “rubbish” to say that the arts are in crisis, insisting they are in “rude health”.

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Bradford Council set to buy Odeon

7th March 2013

Bradford Council is set to accept the transfer of the former Odeon building from the Homes and Communities Agency for £1.

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Glass pavilion in the sky will transform the Cinderella Southbank

7th March 2013

The Southbank Centre is to undergo a radical £120 million transformation that includes a new glass pavilion in the sky. The Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room and Hayward Gallery are to be re-named the Festival Wing and closed for up to three years while the revamp takes place. But the end result will be new space for performances, exhibitions and socialising carved out of reclaimed and forgotten corridors and plant works on the 21-acre site.

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Contenders revealed for UK City of Culture 2017 title

7th March 2013

Eleven places from across the UK are bidding to be named City of Culture in 2017. The longlist features Aberdeen, Chester, Dundee, East Kent (covering Ashford, Canterbury, Dover, Folkestone and Thanet), Hastings and Bexhill on Sea, Hull, Leicester, Plymouth, Portsmouth and Southampton, Southend on Sea, and Swansea Bay (covering Swansea, Carmarthenshire, Neath, and Port Talbot).

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