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Arts Council of Wales sets out strategy for young people

25th November 2011

The Arts Council of Wales is planning to fund arts spaces specifically for children and promote jobs in the creative industries as part of its new strategy for young people.

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Redbridge Council warned over Kenneth More Theatre closure

24th November 2011

The boss of the national Theatre’s Trust has warned Redbridge Council that any plans to close the Kenneth More Theatre would not “stack up”. Director Mhora Samuel wrote to council chief executive Roger Hampson after the Recorder reported rumoured proposals to close the 37-year-old theatre and move productions six miles away to Sir James Hawkey Hall, a community space in Broomhill Road, Woodford Green.

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Bristol City Council spares the axe on arts funding

24th November 2011

Bristol City Council has agreed a standstill budget for grants to arts organizations for the next three years. The move comes despite the Council having to make £70 million of cuts over the next four years. The council admitted that the brunt of the cuts in funding have come from the council’s own arts and events budget, which has been slashed by 22%. This allowed the council to maintain grants to arts organizations at the current level of £901,610, say officials.

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Conference 12: Delivering Sustainable Theatres - The challenge of achieving the triple bottom line

24th November 2011

The Theatres Trust, The National Advisory Public Body for Theatres, has launched its sixth annual conference, ‘Delivering Sustainable Theatres’ – the challenge of achieving the triple bottom line.

Taking place on 12 June 2012 at Stratford Circus in London, next to the Olympic Park in East London, the Conference will explore how theatre buildings are managing their building’s resources and addressing their future sustainability. With its timing scheduled to take place the day before the ABTT Theatre Show, Conference attendees and sponsors will be able to take advantage of these co-located events, and network with the UK’s theatre sector as they congregate in London.

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NAYT axes staff in a bid to stay in business

24th November 2011

All but one member of staff from the National Association of Youth Theatres will have been made redundant by the end of the year, as part of a series of measures aimed at saving the development agency.

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Broadway Peterborough's Parker/Coxwell under scrutiny from Whitehall

24th November 2011

The case of Paul Parker, the theatre producer and venue operator formerly known as Paul Coxwell, has been referred to the authorities to determine whether he should be prosecuted for “criminal misconduct”, The Stage can reveal.

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Future bright for Theatre Royal Wakefield after securing £100,000 Arts Council grant

23rd November 2011

The future of Theatre Royal Wakefield is looking bright after it secured a £100,000 grant from the Arts Council. The money – £99,570 – will pay for a new business development department, which will focus on securing new funding to support the theatre, the building and its artistic output. The cash award is something of a U-turn for the Arts Council, which announced in April that it had cut its £150,000 annual grant under its National Portfolio funding scheme for 2012-2015.

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Pwllheli's Neuadd Dwyfor arts centre celebrates centenary as management changes loom

22nd November 2011

A Gwynedd arts centre is marking 100 years with a celebration of the golden age of local film-making. After a extensive refurbishment the 354-seat theatre will screen historic films from the National Screen and Sound Archive in Aberystwyth. Gwynedd council said it was committed to Neuadd Dwyfor’s long-term future.

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Redevelopment of Acklam Hall, Middlesbrough

22nd November 2011

Applications: M/CAC/1044/11/P, M/LBC/1045/11/P and M/FP/1046/11/P

Middlesbrough Borough Council has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above applications proposing development for Acklam Hall, Acklam, Middlesbrough.

The Theatres Trust had no comment to make on the application. Read the Trust’s response.

To view details of the application online, please click here and enter the application number, then click Search.


Change of use of the Little Theatre in Aberdare

22nd November 2011

Planning application: 11/0964/10

Rhondda Cynon Taf has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above planning application for the change of use of the former Little Theatre in Aberdare (sui-generis) to window showroom, trade public counter & storage area (B8).

The Theatres Trust supported the application. Read the Trust’s response.

To view details of the application online, please click here and enter the application number, then click Search.


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