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90 years on and they still love a drama at The Stoke Rep

9th April 2011

It’s 90 years since a small group of people with a shared interest in the stage held a meeting that would make history. It certainly turned out to be a most auspicious gathering from the point of view of the cultural life of the Potteries. For it was at that meeting in 1921 that what is now the Stoke-on-Trent Rep was born.

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Trinity Theatre in Cowes gets £10,000 from Big Lottery Fund FOR REFURB

8th April 2011

The Trinity theatre in Cowes on the Isle of Wight has been awarded a £10,000 grant from the Big Lottery Fund. The theatre, run by the Cowes Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society, plans to use the money on refurbishing toilet facilities. Work is expected to start during the summer and be completed by March 2012.

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Norwich Puppet Theatre to appoint new director

8th April 2011

The popular Norwich Puppet Theatre is set to employ a new director after securing a three-year grant of £150,000. With the from the Monument Trust it is hoped the theatre will be able to put on new shows, creative workshops and education initiatives. It is hoped the new Norwich Puppet Theatre director will introduce more creative workshops with increased links to education and the wider community.

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Cock Tavern Theatre announces permanent closure

8th April 2011

Award-winning London fringe venue the Cock Tavern in Kilburn has been forced to close after it emerged that it had been operating without a valid entertainment licence.

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What's in or out of the national curriculum isn't the point: leaving space for creativity and communities is

8th April 2011

A primary school in Tower Hamlets wants cameras to play as great a role in children’s lives as pencils. With the help of filmmakers and parents, teachers are immersing their curriculum in film opportunities. In a Nottingham comprehensive, Year 8s are learning mathematical and design technology through the creation of fashion products and a show. And in a special school in Wolverhampton, students have been exploring their identities as “superheroes” with support from disabled and able-bodied artists.

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Culture Minister announces review of cultural education

8th April 2011

All young people should have opportunities to take part in performance and visual arts and learn about the UK’s cultural, architectural and film heritage, Culture Minister Ed Vaizey said today. Launching an independent review of cultural education, led by Classic FM Managing Director Darren Henley, Mr Vaizey said that all children, regardless of background, should have a solid cultural education.

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TV arts channel offers funding for new projects

7th April 2011

Sky Arts opens applications for established organisations and emerging artists to get some much-needed money blogs Mark Brown for The Guardian Culture Cuts.

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Sheffield Theatres fear for theatre funds after ACE announcement

7th April 2011

An increased grant from the Arts Council to Sheffield Theatres from 2012 will equate to cut in real terms, venue bosses have warned. The Sheffield Theatres trust, which runs the Crucible, Studio and Lyceum Theatres, had its annual £1 million payment increased by five per cent for the three years from 2012-2015.

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Culture Cuts: Leading actors demand an 'arts summit'

7th April 2011

Patrick Stewart, Penelope Wilton, Maxine Peake and Sam West go to Downing Street. Will Cameron break his arts funding silence? blogs Mark Brown for The Guardian Culture Cuts.

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Arts Council confirms support for Rosehill Theatre

7th April 2011

Rosehill Theatre has had funding from Arts Council England confirmed at a time when national budgets are being slashed. There had been no guarantees but the theatre, near Whitehaven, has been successful in its application and will get £65,000 a year for three years from 2012. This will help with its core costs and allow it to continue to bring in new events.

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