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Campaigners set up petition for St Peter's Theatre

16th May 2011

A local theatre is under threat of demolition and its users have set up a petition to save it. St Peter’s Theatre in Fraser Road, Southsea, was opened in 1924 and but now may be demolished. William Dawson,Chief Fund Raiser for the Theatre said, “The roundabout in Winston Churchill Avenue has been moved which has resulted in a plot of land becoming available. We understand that the vicar of St Peter’s Church is keen for a new church to be built on the plot. But this would result in the existing church and the theatre building being demolished.”

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Apathy fears over Ludlow Assembly Rooms’ future

16th May 2011

Just 35 people have booked tickets to attend a crunch meeting to discuss the future of Ludlow Assembly Rooms, it was revealed. A public meeting to map out the way forward for the 300-seater theatre will be held on Thursday May 19 following a decision by the Arts Council to cut £60,000 of annual funding. But staff are concerned at the lack of interest in the town so far.

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Help Transform the West Yorkshire Playhouse

15th May 2011

A conversation is taking place in many different guises at the West Yorkshire Playhouse with its TRANSFORM season from 6-18 June. It may involve entering a shadowy world, hearing the absurdities of modern life or converting to a cunning cult. What runs through it all are opportunities for you to take part and comment, or not if you prefer. I was lucky to be invited to the preview to find out a bit more about what is going on.

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What is the turnover of the Arts & Culture non-profit sector and why should we care?

15th May 2011

One of the key points in the development of the Creative Industries was the 1998 Creative Industries Mapping Document issued by DCMS. The message of the total turnover of the sector as well as the breakdown into turnover and employment levels in the 13 subsectors was reinforced by the 2001 mapping document and between them gave the clear message that this sector was worth more than previously thought, was growing faster than the national growth rate and that we should therefore sit up, take note and decide what to do on a regional level.

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New English Heritage guidance: Energy Efficiency and Historic Buildings

14th May 2011

This guidance provides technical advice to help prevent conflicts between the energy efficiency requirements in Part L of the Building Regulations and the conservation of historic and traditionally constructed buildings.

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First Night Riders gear up for TTG

13th May 2011

On 18 June The First Night Riders (FNRs) will once more rev up for an eight-day tour around the UK to raise money for The Theatrical Guild (TTG). You can join them for as long or as short a time as you like – a day, a weekend or, if you are feeling brave, the whole week!

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The Earl of Clancarty suggests statutory entitlement to arts

13th May 2011

The Earl of Clancarty took the opportunity to ask what steps the Government were taking to encourage the provision of arts at a local level. He suggested that the English arts sector should follow the Welsh example and introduce a statutory level of provision imposed.

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Bristol Old Vic staging pirate ship show

13th May 2011

The Old Vic is to site the 50ft galleon outside the 18th Century theatre building as an open-air stage for a production of Treasure Island. The theatre has been undergoing major refurbishment for the past four years The show will run from 7 July to 26 August and King Street will be closed to traffic during show times.

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Views sought on future arts provision in Darlington

13th May 2011

More than 1,200 residents have set out how much the arts matter to them as part of the Darlington Arts Enquiry Group Voices and Views programme which aims to find out about the arts people enjoy. John Orchard, of Marchday, owners of Lingfield Park, who chairs the Enquiry Group, said: “So far nearly 1,200 people have given us their views, and we aiming for 1,500 by the end of this first round of consultation.

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Greenwich is first to benefit from sharing resources with the National

12th May 2011

Greenwich Theatre has become the first venue to share back office functions with the National Theatre, in a move that will cut costs for the smaller organisation. Greenwich launched new ticketing and box office software that is hosted by the National’s Tessitura system last week.

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