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Cabinet to consider funding package to help Plymouth Theatre Royal's regeneration

3rd September 2012

Plymouth’s Cabinet members are to consider a funding package that could unlock millions of pounds to help the Theatre Royal regeneration plans and the city’s economy. The theatre has applied for £5 million Arts Council funding, but it is conditional on Plymouth City Council committing to three years funding and the theatre raising another £2 million.

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Aberdeen’s Tivoli Theatre to open doors to public this Winter

1st September 2012

Aberdeen’s historic Tivoli Theatre – which once played host to Charlie Chaplin and Laurel and Hardy – will throw open its doors on November 26 for the launch of the second phase of its restoration – its new art gallery.

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Heritage Lottery Fund Announces New Funding Programmes to open 2013

1st September 2012

The Heritage Lottery Fund has announced that the “Your Heritage” grants programme will be replaced by two new funding programmes. The new Sharing Heritage programme will make grants of up to £10,000 to not-for-profit group wanting to explore, share and celebrate their community’s heritage.

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Arts Council England Small Capital Programme open

1st September 2012

Arts Council have announced the opening of the Capital small grants fund. The programme is designed to address the needs of organisations whose development plans do not involve large-scale work (awards will be between £100,000 and £499,999 pounds) and is described as “one of a number of measures the Arts Council is putting in place to support organisations become more sustainable and resilient businesses”.

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Putting culture and sport at the heart of strategic commissioning: LGA Councillor briefing note

1st September 2012

Culture and sport have a significant contribution to make to improving outcomes for individuals and communities. But they are not always involved fully when it comes to commissioning services to improve outcomes for children and young people, older and vulnerable adults. Here they can help deliver health improvements, particularly to those in greatest need.

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New-look Carnegie Theatre in Workington to be unveiled

31st August 2012

The curtain will be raised next week on the newly-revamped Carnegie Theatre. The Workington venue closed in May for a £220,000 refurbishment to bring the building into the 21st century. The balcony of the theatre has been opened up to give more space for new seating, floors have been replaced and new sound and lighting systems installed.

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New CEO for Belfast Grand Opera House

31st August 2012

The Grand Opera House are delighted to announce the appointment of Andrew Hill as their new Chief Executive

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First pictures of the proposed £40m theatre for Chester revealed

30th August 2012

The first artist’s impressions of Chester’s £40.5m theatre and cultural venue have been unveiled. But theatregoers will have to be patient to see the dream come true as the new proposed opening date has been revealed as March 2016.

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A natural backdrop: Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre

30th August 2012

Haworth Tompkins’ timber interventions to Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre make sure the park is the star of the show, writes Felix Mara.

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Derby Assembly Rooms replacement considered

30th August 2012

Plans are being made for a major arts venue in Derby to replace the city’s Assembly Rooms. Council, arts and business leaders said the new venue would cost between £25m and £40m and be “potentially the best in the East Midlands”. Bob Betts, who chairs the city’s Active Culture Board, described the replacement of the Assembly Rooms as “long overdue”.

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