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HLF launches £3m community heritage fund

18th February 2013

The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has launched a new fund for community groups that want to discover and share their local heritage. Sharing Heritage will provide funding of about £3m each year to a wide-range of projects across the UK, from local archaeology to researching community’s cultures and traditions and holding festivals and events to commemorate the past.

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Meet the new guard running British theatre

17th February 2013

Theatre has just gone through an extraordinary changing of the guard – with almost a dozen bosses at top institutions moving on. So are their young replacements planning a big shakeup? blogs Andrew Dixon for The Guardian Theatre blog.


Glasgow's Citizens Theatre announces architects for major capital redevelopment

16th February 2013

The Citizens Theatre announces today that architectural practice Bennetts Associates has been selected to work on the plans for a major redevelopment of its iconic B-listed Gorbals home. This will be the most comprehensive redevelopment of the building since it opened as a theatre in 1878.

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Volunteers could replace stewards at Cardiff’s New Theatre and St David’s Hall

15th February 2013

Cardiff Council is considering cost-cutting proposals to reduce the number of stewards employed at New Theatre and St David’s Hall by filling some roles with volunteers. The roles under threat are those of stewards who undertake meet and greet duties including showing audience to seats, but not cash-handling.

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Birmingham Rep celebrates dramatic century

15th February 2013

After 3,000 plays in 100 years, what does the future hold for Birmingham Rep? 2013 is a pivotal year. As well as the centenary celebrations, Roxana Silbert has just taken up her post as artistic director, ahead of the Rep’s move back to its current home in Centenary Square, which has been undergoing major redevelopment.

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£4m revamp of Stockton's Globe Theatre stalls

15th February 2013

The much-anticipated revamp of Stockton’s historic Globe Theatre has stalled while a bid is made for lottery cash. When the £4m revamp of the legendary music venue began in earnest at the start of 2011, it was hoped the doors would be open for concerts by the end of 2012. But a recent report to Stockton Council’s Cabinet suggested the refurbished Globe – which once played host to bands like The Beatles and The Rolling Stones – would not open until autumn 2015.

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New Theatre Royal Portsmouth marks re-build with free celebration

15th February 2013

Performers announced for New Theatre Royal’s FREE celebration Make Your Mark, the kick- start for their long-awaited rebuild. On Wednesday 20 February at 7:30pm, the New Theatre Royal Portsmouth will be the host of a fantastic party celebrating the start of its rebuild and refurbishment.

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Chance to snag a seat tribute at the Sevenoaks Stag

15th February 2013

A seat in the Stag could be marked with the name of a loved-one forever after the launch of a campaign to replace the auditorium’s seating and carpet. The 456 chairs in the Sevenoaks entertainment venue have given almost 30 years of service, and are due to be replaced with softer seats that will provide more leg room.

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The 2013 Knight of Illumination Awards appeal for submissions

14th February 2013

The Knight of Illumination Awards 2013 for outstanding achievements in lighting design has launched with an appeal for submissions.

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RSNO unveils plans for new Glasgow home

14th February 2013

A £500,000 campaign to have a new home ready for Scotland’s flagship orchestra ready in time for the Commonwealth Games was launched today – as it emerged the cost of the project had risen by 40 per cent in the space of two years. The RSNO, currently operating from cramped headquarters at the Henry Wood Halls on Claremont Street, said it had now raised £1.25m through its own fundraising efforts thanks to private donors and sponsorship deals, with £500,000 of that going towards the final “fit-out” costs.

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