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Five groups fold after Arts Council of Wales cuts grants

7th March 2012

BBC Wales has learned that Gwent Theatre, Theatr Powys, Community Dance Wales, Welsh Independent Dance and the Cardiff Bay Arts Trust folded after their last grants ran out. The Arts Council of Wales (ACW) says difficult decisions had to be made. A group of AMs is planning to look at how the arts industry has adapted since the changes were adopted a year ago.

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Scotland’s oldest cinema the Bo'ness Hippodrome to celebrate 100 years at the movies

7th March 2012

The golden age of Hollywood is being brought back to life to commemorate the 100th birthday of Scotland’s oldest cinema, the Hippodrome in Bo’ness, near Falkirk.

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Letters: Hip, hip, hooray for Brighton Hippodrome

5th March 2012

I am so excited about the proposals to re-open the iconic Hippodrome writes a Brighton resident in Letters to Brighton Argus.

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The Good, The Standard, The Ugly: Manchester Theatre Royal

4th March 2012

Read more at Manchester Confidential
The Good, The Standard, The Ugly: Theatre Royal
Published 4 March 2012


Residents of Aberdeen have voted in favour of a controversial project to regenerate a Victorian gardens to include cultural venue

3rd March 2012

The vote in favour of the City Garden project means that Aberdeen City Council planners will now consider the plans, which would raise the level of the sunken Union Terrace Gardens to allow the construction of a new square, as well as a cultural venue.

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£10m arts centre plan for Trowbridge Town Hall

3rd March 2012

A £10 million redevelopment of Trowbridge Town Hall into Wiltshire’s flagship arts centre could ‘change the face of the town forever’, the community group behind the scheme has said. Wiltshire Council, which owns the building, is keen to dispose of it. Now a group of Trowbridge experts want to transform the ailing building into an arts centre complete with theatre, cafe and wine bar and studio spaces. They have drawn up initial plans and are in talks with organisations such as Arts Council England for funding.

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Darlington council to close Darlington Arts Centre

2nd March 2012

The Labour-led authority is to close Darlington Arts Centre in July and put the building up for sale. Darlington Arts Centre is currently used by youth groups, comedy clubs, craft classes and dance groups.

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Former dancer Peter Schaufuss steps up battle to save Cochrane Theatre

2nd March 2012

Peter Schaufuss has stepped up his battle to save a vacant theatre and hinted he is even considering having his troupe stage a “dance-based” protest outside. Olivier Award-winning choreographer and former dancer Mr Schaufuss, who lives in Covent Garden, has been campaigning to save the Cochrane Theatre in Holborn since plans by the site’s owners, Grange Hotels, to demolish the building emerged in 2010. The Dane has made several attempts to acquire the venue’s freehold and wrote to Grange Hotels boss Raj Matharu last month offering £1.25million for it.

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Kohn's Hackney Wick arts centre to open in May

2nd March 2012

Kohn Architects’ competition-winning White Building arts centre next to the Olympic Park in London will open this spring (2012). The Olympic Park Legacy Company-backed project will feature affordable studio space for artists, a canal side café a flexible community and event area. The 650m² project to transform the area’s derelict Queens Yard building is part of the Olympic Fringe Programme which aims to improve community areas around the east London park.

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Barking and Dagenham’s Broadway Theatre has four-month funding reprieve as plans are drawn

2nd March 2012

A part-closure of the borough’s only theatre has been postponed after the council has agreed to continue funding it for another four months. Barking and Dagenham Council has decided to withdraw the entire £331,000 annual grant from the Broadway Theatre in Barking, but yesterday confirmed that the venue will continue to receive money in a joint venture with the Arts Council England and Barking and Dagenham College until the end of July.

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