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Circus Space will be changing its name to the National Centre for Circus Arts

11th March 2014

From 11 March 2014 Circus Space will be changing its name to the National Centre for Circus Arts. This year also marks an important milestone as they celebrate their 25th anniversary. As the National Centre for Circus Arts they are taking a leading role in supporting the wider circus sector in the UK, creating opportunities for circus to be seen and for people to participate in training at all levels.

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Griff Rhys Jones to speak at Localism Alliance in Bristol

11th March 2014

TV personality, campaigner and President of Civic Voice, Griff Rhys Jones, has today been confirmed as the latest speaker for the first ever event of the Localism Alliance on the 29th of March. The Localism Alliance is made up of CAMRA, Civic Voice, National Association of Local Councils, The Theatres Trust and Supporters Direct.

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Whiteladies Picture House: Rival plans unveiled to revamp cinema

11th March 2014

Ambitious plans to redevelop the derelict Whiteladies Picture House cinema are to be unveiled today, rivalling a similar proposal submitted to Bristol City Council last month. The Whiteladies Picture House Ltd, a not-for-profit dedicated to conserving and redeveloping the former ABC cinema on Whiteladies Road, raised £10,000 through a crowdfunding website in less than a month last year to pay for a full feasibility study, including a full structural survey and detailed architectural drawings.

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Aberdeen Performing Arts – boards vacancies

11th March 2014

The Board of Aberdeen Performing Arts is seeking to appoint four new Directors to serve for an initial period of four years from November 2014. They are looking for people with a strong interest or experience in the performing arts who can contribute to the work of the Board from their expertise in business, the arts or the professions.

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Portsmouth's Groundlings Theatre may close due to bank error

11th March 2014

Read more at BBC News
Portsmouth’s Groundlings Theatre may close due to bank error
Published: 11th March 2014


Localism Alliance event: Community Rights – Bristol, Wakefield, London

11th March 2014

The Theatres Trust has come together with several other organisations – Civic Voice, CAMRA, National Association of Local Councils (NALC), and Supporters Direct – to form the Localism Alliance, with the aim of raising awareness of Community Rights.

The Localism Alliance has now announced an initial programme of events to promote greater uptake of rights established under the Localism Act 2011. These include Community Right to Bid and Listing Assets of Community Value.

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Creative and commerical: Jim Beirne describes Live Theatre, Newcastle

10th March 2014

Read Jim Beirne full article at Arts Professional
Creative and commerical:Jim Beirne describes Live Theatre, Newcastle
Published: 10th March 2014


Newbury Corn Exchange and Watermill Theatre hit by local funding cuts

10th March 2014

Read more at The Stage
Newbury Corn Exchange and Watermill Theatre hit by local funding cuts
Published: 10 March 2014


Birmingham Ormiston Academy to take over running of The Old Rep

10th March 2014

Read more at Birmingham Post
Birmingham Ormiston Academy to take over running of The Old Rep
Published: 10 March 2014


NPAC announces future Arts Centres

8th March 2014

National Partnership of Arts Centres (NPAC) to hold an open conversation about the role of arts centres in the future cultural ecology of the UK. With increasing pressure on arts funding and amidst a climate of heated public debate about the role of the creative industries, Future Arts Centres, to be held on Monday 12th May at Stratford Circus, is an event aimed at fuelling an open conversation amongst arts centre leaders.

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