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Blog: Key National Planning Policy Framework responses

25th October 2011

Andrew Lainton Blogger of Decisions, Decisions, Decisions about better decisions, better urban planning and better economics has pulled together key responses to the CLG’s draft National Planning Policy Framework consultation.

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Department for Culture, Media and Sport Question: Her Majesty's Government definition of culture

25th October 2011

Extracts from Written Answers 25 October 2011 Department for Culture, Media and Sport Question. By Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they define “culture” in the name of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.[HL12457]

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Builth Wells Wyeside Arts Centre gets £190,000 facelift

25th October 2011

A Powys art centre which has been threatened with closure in recent years is to receive a £190,000 facelift. Wyeside Arts Centre’s Market Theatre in Builth Wells, which also houses a cinema, is set to get new seating and lighting as part of the makeover.

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Plans for new independent cinema adjoining Royal and Derngate go on show

25th October 2011

Plans for a new independent cinema in Northampton have gone on show to the public. The proposed “Cinepod” will adjoin the existing Royal and Derngate Theatre in the town. If it gets the go-ahead, the 100-seat cinema, which will show art-house, classic, world film and documentaries, will open in summer 2012.

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WREN Launches New Heritage Fund (England, Scotland & Wales)

24th October 2011

WREN, the Waste Recycling Group, has announced the launch of a new Heritage Fund to support the repair, maintenance or restoration of a building or structure of architectural or historic importance including places of worship. Under the new scheme, grants of between £15,001and £50,000 are available for Grade 1 (Grade A in Scotland) and Grade 2 *star listed buildings or structures including places of worship situated within 10 miles of an active and licensed Waste Recycling Group landfill site.

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Fundraising activity in arts, culture, heritage and sports organisations: A qualitative study

24th October 2011

A research report was launched this week through the DCMS CASE programme on fundraising activity in the cultural sectors. The report covers perceptions of fundraising for the arts and draws some interesting conclusions on the nature of the mixed economy in the cultural sector.

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Consultation on deregulation of the Licensing Act 2003

24th October 2011

You have until 3rd December to respond to the consultation on the Licensing Act. The Department for Culture, Media and Sport has launched a consultation on proposals to deregulate Schedule 1 of the Licensing Act 2003 relating to the performance of regulated entertainment.

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Seat-side bar service plan for Brighton Theatre Royal

24th October 2011

A visit to the theatre could become more leisurely if it is allowed to serve drinks to people in their seats. The Theatre Royal Brighton wants to provide a seat-side service at selected shows so people will no longer have to leave the auditorium to buy alcoholic drinks during the interval. The application to vary the licence has been submitted to Brighton and Hove City Council and a decision will be made at a licensing panel meeting on October 31.

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Campaigners come up with plan to save Brampton Little Theatre

23rd October 2011

Campaigners fighting to save a theatre from closure have devised a plan for its survival. Brampton Little Theatre, located at RAF Brampton, is listed for demolition to make way for a housing development when the base is sold off by the Ministry of Defence in 2013. But Caroline Harbord, secretary of the Brampton Park Theatre Company, is helping in the fight for the building’s future and said there was no need for the theatre to be demolished as it could become a cost-neutral hub for the community.

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New London Theatre in New Cross

22nd October 2011

A new 50-seat fringe theatre will open this month in New Cross. Called The London Theatre, its opening weekend, from September 28, will feature Chekhov’s The Bear and The Proposal, both performed in their native Russian, as well as Arthur Miller’s The Crucible.

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