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London's Park Theatre unveils inaugural season

21st March 2013

Park Theatre’s first season will feature four UK premieres. The new London venue, located in Finsbury Park, will open its season with the UK premiere of These Shining Lives by American playwright Melanie Marnich. The £2.5 million theatre, which is run by artistic director Jez Bond and executive director Miranda Bertram, will also stage the world premiere of Daytona, a new show by Oliver Cotton, from July 10 to August 18.

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What difference will arts cuts really make?

21st March 2013

Like many parts of life, theatres, galleries and other arts organisations are feeling the squeeze from funding cuts. But how will that affect what we see on stage or on a gallery wall?

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New Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury and The Newcastle Theatre Royal win Civic Trust Awards

20th March 2013

Two of theatre consultancy Charcoalblue’s major projects, The New Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury and The Newcastle Theatre Royal, have won recognition from the prestigious Civic Trust Awards, which were held at City Hall in Cardiff and supported by Cardiff Council.

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Derby Hippodrome added to list of community assets

19th March 2013

The Derby Hippodrome is now on Derby Council’s List of Community Assets.

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New chair of Arts Council England warns against cuts to culture budgets

19th March 2013

Peter Bazalgette to say arts face ‘very big’ problem if councils carry out cuts, and argue Heseltine plan should focus on culture writes Charlotte Higgins for The Guardian.


Party marks 60 years of Salisbury Studio Theatre

19th March 2013

Studio Theatre in Ashley Road celebrated 60 years of staging plays in Salisbury by throwing a party at the weekend.

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Blog: Top tips for communities taking care of their assets

19th March 2013

Annemarie Naylor, head of assets at Locality, shares advice for communities that want to transfer their assets

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Newcastle Tyne Theatre and Opera seeks conservation architect

18th March 2013

A conservation architect led design team is called for by the Tyne Theatre and Opera House Preservation Trust for restoration works due to run until 2017.

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Plymouth Theatre Royal will look like a new building after revamp

18th March 2013

Plymouth’s famous theatre will look like a “completely new building” by the time a £7million redevelopment project is finished, the chief executive has promised. Work has now started on the Theatre Royal’s makeover, which will see the building re-clad to improve energy efficiency, and a new box office, shop and cafe installed along with an outdoor terrace and new studio space. ?

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Policy Fight Club: It is right to cut Arts funding in times of austerity

18th March 2013

Policy Exchange, in partnership with St. James Theatre debated the motion “It is right to cut Arts funding in times of austerity”.

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