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Event: Revaluing Theatrical Heritage: Challenges & Opportunities 22nd Jan 2013

1st December 2012

An international conference held by the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and Universiteit Gent in association with Artesis Hogeschool. Despite eye-opening discoveries, exhibitions and performances, many valuable holdings of theatrical heritage continue to linger in oblivion.

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Danny Boyle wants ‘great and good’ to protest over EBacc arts exclusion

1st December 2012

Danny Boyle has urged his colleagues in the creative industries to fight for the English baccalaureate to include cultural subjects.

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Canterbury council plugging gap in Marlowe Theatre funding

1st December 2012

Funding for Canterbury’s £25.6million Marlowe Theatre is still £163,400 short. It means the city council is continuing to plug the gap. But law firm Furley Page has stepped forward to help, teaming up with the Marlowe Theatre Development Trust to let supporters leave a lasting legacy to the venue.

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Letters: Weymouth Pavilion saga is a modern tragedy

1st December 2012

Letter written to Dorset Echo Weymouth Drama Club has been a regular user of the Pavilion Theatre since it opened more than 50 years ago. Our shows of all kinds from pantomime to Shakespeare make a profit, which we use to fund live theatre in the town, for people of all ages.

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Nicholas Hytner: 'The arts are on a knife's edge'

30th November 2012

Nicholas Hytner has had a phenomenally successful run at the helm of the National Theatre, this week picking up an armful of awards. But it’s his outspoken attack on the government over the future of the arts that’s making all the headlines writes Charlotte Higgins for The Guardian.


Bury St Edmunds: Management merger will increase Theatre Royal’s ‘financial resilience’, report claims

30th November 2012

A merger of two Bury St Edmunds venues would provide a Regency theatre with “increased financial resilience” rather than crippling debts, according to a council report.

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Bury St Edmunds: Apex review described as “170 pages of rhetoric” by Theatre Royal supporters

30th November 2012

Supporters of the Theatre Royal have described a report into a controversial management merger with the Apex as “170 pages of rhetoric”. A two year review into the Apex, which includes a study into the feasibility of a so-called ‘single operation’, claims the move would give the Regency playhouse “increased financial resilience.” Last night members of the Theatre Support Group (TSG) claimed the document, which will be go in front of St Edmundsbury Borough Council’s Overview and Scrutiny Committee, presented the venue in “inaccurate and bad ways.”

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National Theatre boss rebukes culture secretary over arts funding stance

30th November 2012

Sir Nicholas Hytner challenges Maria Miller’s claim that the arts lobby is over-stating dangers posed from further cuts

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The O2 vows to expand theatre offering

29th November 2012

London’s the O2 is looking to expand its programming beyond live music and establish itself as an entertainment destination similar to the Southbank Centre.

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Central School of Speech and Drama receives royal title

29th November 2012

The Central School of Speech and Drama has been awarded royal status by the Queen. As part of her Diamond Jubilee year, the monarch has honoured the training centre by re-naming it the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.

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