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Troubled Saltburn theatre organisation secures Big Lottery funding for refurbishment scheme

29th November 2013

Read more at Darlington & Stockton Times
Troubled Saltburn theatre organisation secures Big Lottery funding for refurbishment scheme
Published: 29 November 2013


Kevin Spacey tells theatres to not just be 'somewhere posh people go at 7pm'

28th November 2013

Hollywood star Kevin Spacey has urged major theatres to hand cut-price tickets to under-25s to stop playhouses simply becoming “somewhere posh people go at 7pm”. The star of Se7en and American Beauty was speaking at the new £40 million JW3 Jewish Community Centre in West Hampstead on Monday night.

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Cuts may force councils to stop funding arts and leisure services by 2015

28th November 2013

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Cuts may force councils to stop funding arts and leisure services by 2015

Published: 28 November 2013


Library of Birmingham architects to create Oldham Coliseum Theatre and Heritage Centre

26th November 2013

A new Coliseum Theatre and Heritage Centre, aimed at attracting “a new kind of visitor” to Oldham in a scheme which will also refurbish the town’s former Grade II-listed Library and Art Gallery building, will be carried out by the architects behind the impressive new Library of Birmingham. Oldham Council said Mecanoo, who will create two auditoria of 600 and 250 seats alongside public research rooms and meeting spaces in the centre of the town, would offer an “outstanding quality” of architecture, committing to local firms in a project hoping to provide hundreds of new jobs.

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How crowdfunding kept one London theatre open for Christmas

25th November 2013

Read more at The Guardian
How crowdfunding kept one London theatre open for Christmas
Published: 25 November 2013


Troubled Saltburn arts charity in the running for People's Millions funding

25th November 2013

Read more at Darlington & Stockton Times
Troubled Saltburn arts charity in the running for People’s Millions funding
Published: 25 November 2013


Woolwich Grand Theatre demolition plans pose threat to arts and culture

25th November 2013

Woolwich could be at risk of turning into a “commuter town” without cultural value if plans to knock down a theatre are pushed through, it has been claimed. It comes after a planning application has been submitted to Greenwich Council to demolish The Woolwich Grand Theatre, in Wellington Street, to make way for housing.

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Bedford Park Society secures extra protection for Tabard Pub and Theatre

25th November 2013

The Bedford Park Society has succeeded in its application to Hounslow Council to list its local pub, the Tabard, in Bath Road, Chiswick, as an Asset of Community Value (ACV) under the 2011 Localism Act.

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Taunton Brewhouse Theatre could be reopened by community group

22nd November 2013

Read more at BBC News Somerset
Taunton Brewhouse Theatre could be reopened by community group
Published: 22 November 2013


£10m donation establishes major concert venue in rural Essex

21st November 2013

Read more at Arts Professional
£10m donation establishes major concert venue in rural Essex
Published: 21 November 2013


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