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Final blow for the Greenwich Playhouse

22nd July 2013

Greenwich Playhouse’s fight for survival and venue supporters worldwide were betrayed by Royal Borough of Greenwich councillor’s unanimous decision to grant planning/change of use to an illegally built backpacker’s hostel.

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Event: Performing for the King exhibition at Banqueting House from 19 July - 1 September 2013

21st July 2013

New temporary exhibition: Performing for the King, The making of the court masque.

Explore the world of the court masque at Banqueting House from 19 July – 1 September 2013.

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Haworth Tompkins wins theatre design double for NT and Regent’s Park

19th July 2013

Haworth Tompkins has won two awards for its theatre design work at the New London Architecture Awards. The architecture firm’s work on Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre won the public building category, while its design of the National Theatre’s Shed was one of two winners in the temporary category, along with Sou Fujimoto’s Serpentine pavilion.

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The new battle of Waterloo: Rival visions for future of Old Vic Tunnels

19th July 2013

The Old Vic Tunnels – the cult performance space – could be turned into a skateboard park after the theatre from which it took its name withdrew funding. The US footwear and clothing brand Vans is thinking to turn the venue into an underground skate park.

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Thousands sign Lichfield council cuts petitions

19th July 2013

Lichfield District Council is considering closing youth clubs and children’s play groups as part of its savings target of 1.7m in 2014-15. More than 2,000 people have signed petitions opposing cuts to children’s and leisure services in Staffordshire.

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£2m bombshell for Rosehill Theatre

18th July 2013

Rosehill Theatre has suffered a devastating blow in its redevelopment plans – after being turned down for £2million Arts Council England grant. The Whitehaven theatre was told last year that it had secured the Arts Council (ACE) grant “in principal” provided that it could attract match-funding itself, which it subsequently did.

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Step-change in ambition for primary schools will raise standards for all

18th July 2013

Extra £400 for every child on the Pupil Premium in primary schools, and parents to get more information on how their child is doing.

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National curriculum review new programmes of study and attainment targets from Sept 2014

18th July 2013

On 7 February 2013 a public consultation on the government’s proposal for the reform of the national curriculum in England was launched by the Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, Secretary of State for Education. The consultation closed on 16 April 2013. The department has published the consultation report and government response.

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Council approves funding for new home for National Theatre of Scotland

18th July 2013

Glasgow City Council’s Executive Committee approved a £500,000 funding contribution for the new creative and production base of the National Theatre for Scotland in the city’s Speirs Wharf.

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British sign language glossary for technical theatre

18th July 2013

In November 2012 the British Sign Language (BSL) glossary of Technical Theatre Terms was launched. The project has been supported by Arts Council England’s Grants for the Arts and was set up in response to overwhelming enthusuasm from Deaf theatre practitioners, interpreters and several theatre companies who all commented that a glossary of this kind was needed.

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