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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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Stockton Globe theatre: Lottery cash bid to boost plans

17th July 2013

After initial work to secure and protect Stockton’s Globe theatre, Jomast Developments has submitted a bid for a £3.9m lottery grant. Jomast Developments, the firm behind the ambitious multi-million-pound refurbishment, said in February that the next stage of work was dependent on Heritage Lottery Funding.

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Leicester Curve Theatre to offset cash cuts by holding more conferences

17th July 2013

Curve’s boss has said the theatre will need to devote more time and performance space to hosting money-making functions and conferences to make up for public funding cuts. The £61 million venue has had its grant from Leicester City Council reduced from £789,000 last year to £709,000 this year as the authority seeks to save money.

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