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Donations support vision for proposed theatre in the Wellholme Galleries

4th October 2012

Members of the Yarborough 780 Rotary Club have presented £500 to the Class Act Theatre Arts And Community Trust, which wants to convert the former Welholme Galleries into a theatre.

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Theatre for Exeter city 'would not work'

4th October 2012

Cold water has been poured on calls for a new 1,000-seat theatre in the centre of Exeter by a city councillor. Calls for a new theatre/concert hall were made on the back of a one-day exhibition to mark the 50th anniversary of the closure of Exeter’s Theatre Royal.

Theatre historian Dick Passmore started a petition because he thinks if Plymouth and Torquay can sustain such a theatre, so could Exeter. However, Cllr Bull told the Echo: “Mr Passmore’s exhibition attracted some 750 visitors. “The new theatre would need to attract at least that number of people for each of eight performances a week to make economic sense.

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The Talisman Theatre: centre stage in Kenilworth for 70 years

3rd October 2012

Since its beginnings as a play-reading group made up of employees at the Rover factory in Coventry in 1942, the Talisman has brought to audiences ten plays every year, with the forthcoming production of Shakespeare’s Richard III taking the total to 677. And with on average around 700 people filling seats per month, the small theatre, nestled in a quiet residential area, continues to be popular.

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The Stage Columns: Regional, yes but not ‘provincial’

3rd October 2012

The word ‘regional’ is a loaded one. It carries baggage. As theatre journalist Catherine Love wrote in a recent column for Exeunt, it’s “a tag that risks being used to imply something limited, something insular and blinkered, perhaps even something quaintly pastoral.”

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RIBA hits out at government’s ‘inflexible’ school templates

3rd October 2012

The RIBA has blasted the government’s plans for a fresh wave of standardised schools, claiming they will ‘deprive’ students and teachers of quality learning environments

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Artsdepot rescues ‘homeless’ dance college

2nd October 2012

Vocational dance college London Studio Centre has been given a temporary home by London arts centre Artsdepot, where it is set to move at the end of the lease on its current home. The Islington-based higher education college stated that it had been difficult to find a new permanent base because suitable spaces were particularly hard to find in London.

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Isle of Wight Ryde Theatre sale agreed

2nd October 2012

Ryde Theatre is facing a brighter future with news that a sale has been agreed. The Isle of Wight Council is set to receive £400,000, which is the best offer the authority had received during a period of marketing the listed building on Lind Street.

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Event: EducationLive 12 November 2012

2nd October 2012

Simon Callow, former Theatres Trust trustee, will make a special guest appearance at this year’s EducationLive, the annual event that offers teachers the unique chance to discover the incredible educational opportunities offered at more than 20 of London’s top theatres. The Theatres Trust will be exhibiting.

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Innovative new school designs deliver efficiency for every pound spent

2nd October 2012

Every new primary and secondary school will be built more efficiently, sustainably and cheaply in line with new baseline designs announced the Department for Education today, delivering a 30 per cent cost reduction and saving up to £6 million per school compared to Building Schools for the Future (BSF) schools.

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Government unveils vision for 15% smaller schools

2nd October 2012

The government has revealed its vision for a new wave of standardized schools up to 15 per cent smaller and £6 million cheaper than previous designs. Three ‘baseline’ prototypes have been unveiled demonstrating how contractors and architects can shave 30 per cent off the cost of new school buildings.

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