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£2.5m multi-use centre unveiled in Fife

29th February 2012

A new multi-purpose arts and sports facility in Lochgelly, Scotland, has been unveiled by Fife Council and ON at Fife following the completion of a £2.5m transformation. Lochgelly Centre incorporates a 415-seat theatre; a studio; a sports hall; art rooms; and a visual arts exhibition space, with the building featuring a new single-storey extension.

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Talk: Newcastle Theatre Royal secrets exposed at Plasa Focus 17 April

28th February 2012

Experts behind the restoration of Newcastle’s Theatre Royal will disclose the secrets of the project’s success at PLASA Focus, Leeds on Tuesday 17 April. The seminar, which kicks off at 1pm in the Bury Theatre, forms part of the new PLASA Focus Professional Development Programme. It will see Jon Woodley of Charcoalblue Theatre Consultants heading up an expert panel comprising: Peter Hall from Sansome Hall Architects, Theatresearch’s David Wilmore and Mark Priestley from Unusual Rigging.

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Event: Plasa Focus Leeds 17 - 18 Apr

28th February 2012

The latest technology behind the world’s most innovative live events, concerts and tours, theatres, nightclubs, corporate events, permanent installations and leisure attractions will be on show at the Royal Armouries, Leeds, on Tuesday 17 and Wednesday 18 April..

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Campaign to protect Swansea's Albert Hall goes global

28th February 2012

A campaign to safeguard an old Swansea building has attracted support from all around the world. The Albert Hall on Craddock Street has stood vacant since its last occupants, the Mecca Bingo Club, left more than four years ago. The venue has served many purposes since it was built in 1864, including music hall and cinema, but its future has remained uncertain, until last week when its owners, Hertfordshire-based property company Caverwood Ltd, announced it was in negotiations with a tenant about a possible deal.

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Blog: How do you value the Arts?

28th February 2012

In the age of austerity, how do we work out the economic benefits of the Arts? Tom Morris demonstrates why it can be hard to measure the value of the Arts. Tom Morris, Artistic Director of Bristol Old Vic, discusses.


Brighton Hippodrome restoration moves closer as LiveNation discusses reuse

28th February 2012

A major restoration of one of Brighton’s most loved buildings could move a step closer this year. Live Nation confirmed yesterday (February 24) it hopes to submit a planning application to turn The Hippodrome in Middle Street into one of the city’s main live music venues.

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Prince's Foundation for Children & the Arts responds to the Henley Review

28th February 2012

Jeremy Newton, CEO of Children & the Arts, gives his verdict on the much anticipated Henley Review of Cultural Education. .

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Arts Council England respond to the Henley Review of cultural education

28th February 2012

The Government has today published Cultural education in England: An independent review by Darren Henley for the Department for Education and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. Arts Council England is pleased the review recognises cultural education as a central aspect of all children and young people’s lives.

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Blog: How the UK's children can benefit from a cultural education

28th February 2012

In 2011 Darren Henley, Managing Director of Classic FM, was asked to carry out an independent review of cultural education across England. As the review is published, he explains why we should create a cultural education system that is the envy of the world.

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Cultural Education in England Review by Darren Henley released

28th February 2012

This independent review of Cultural Education in England was commissioned at the request of the Secretary of State for Education and the Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries. Darren Henley, Managing Director of Global Radio’s national classical music station, Classic FM, was asked to consider how we can ensure the ambition that every child should experience a wide variety of high quality cultural experiences, ensuring both quality and best use of public investment.

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