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Massive show of strength for Littlehampton’s under-threat Windmill Entertainment Centre

8th October 2012

One of the biggest public meetings in Littlehampton for decades underlined the strength of support for two of the town’s prized assets, the Windmill Entertainment Centre and Swimming and Sports Centre. Arun District Council’s cabinet member responsible for leisure, Paul Dendle, was given a grilling over the plans, among the proposals in a draft leisure strategy prepared for the council by consultants.

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Battersea Arts Centre Awarded £2.5m from the Heritage Lottery Fund

8th October 2012

Battersea Arts Centre’s (BAC’s) Capital Project has reached a pivotal point, with the award of a £2.5m grant, from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). The project, in partnership with Haworth Tompkins, aims to create a 21st Century theatre in a 19th Century Town Hall. Battersea’s former Town Hall is Grade II* listed by English Heritage and has been BAC’s home for over thirty years.

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New report: Arts & Business Private Investment in Culture 2010/11

8th October 2012

Arts & Business’ new report, Private Investment in Culture 2010/11 shows that business investment in 2010/11 fell to £134.2 million versus £144.1m in 2009/10 – the fourth straight annual decline since 2006/07.

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Birmingham Rep: Strong sense of duty

8th October 2012

Roxana Silbert uses the word ‘duty’ several times when describing the role of a regional theatre in Britain today. There is a duty to make work that is both excellent and diverse, she explains, a regional theatre “should be constantly evaluating and changing in order to reflect the social and political landscape”.

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Belgrade Theatre Coventry helped by commercial profit

8th October 2012

The Belgrade Theatre in Coventry has said a profit made by its commercial arm will help make it “less reliant on public funding”. The theatre said its commercial activities earned £350,000 last year.

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SIBMAS Conference 2012: Innovative Techniques for Performing Arts Collections, Libraries and Museums 25/26 October

8th October 2012

Performing arts collections exist within a fast-changing environment. Shifts in the world economy mean that collections managers have to be ever more resourceful in their problem-solving; at the same time, constant technological advances provide us with the potential to manage collections and meet public expectations in new ways.

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Stirling Prize 2012 video: The Lyric Theatre, Belfast by O’Donnell + Tuomey

8th October 2012

Exclusive 8-minute video building study and interview with Sheila O’Donnell and John Tuomey by Architects Journal

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Plymouth Palace owner: 'I'll work with others to save landmark building'

5th October 2012

The owner of the Dance Academy has said he is willing to work with anyone to see the landmark building revived. Banoucehr Bahmanzadeh says he invited a member of Plymouth City Council’s planning and regeneration department to meet him at the Grade II listed building in Union Street.

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New centre of excellence for the arts, The Backstage Centre opens in Thurrock

5th October 2012

A new £13.5 million flagship technical training facility for performing arts production opens its doors this week to its first group of trainees.

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Meeting to save Littlehampton’s Windmill theatre

5th October 2012

Campaigners have called a meeting to discuss the future of Littlehampton’s Windmill Entertainment Theatre. Hundreds of residents from across the area have already given their views on Arun District Council’s draft leisure strategy.

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