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Weymouth Pavilion's comeback

17th December 2013

Just a few months ago a council in the South West was considering demolishing their local theatre to make way for a car park. Luckily, that didn’t happen and now the curtain is about to go up at Weymouth Pavilion. A community group is now running the theatre and a production of Cinderella is its first pantomime since it was saved. New managers say they’re already pleased with ticket sales. ITV Dorset correspondent Duncan Sleightholme reports


Culture funding pot still empty as North East rich neglect arts fund

17th December 2013

This time last year Newcastle Council was at the centre of a media storm as a decision to axe the entire arts budget made headlines across the UK. To see off criticism, the council created a £600,000-a-year Newcastle Culture Investment Fund which it said would allow its critics to play their role and match fund it, making more than £1m-a-year available to help Tyneside thrive.

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Grassroots spirit needed to revive St Andrews Byre Theatre

17th December 2013

Read more at The Scotsman
Grassroots spirit needed to revive St Andrews Byre Theatre
Published: 17 December 2013


South Bank arts institutions raise fears over licensing clampdown

17th December 2013

Lambeth Council has promised to hold talks with arts institutions on the South Bank after they warned that changes to licensing policy could significantly affect their programmes of free cultural events.

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Demolition of Carlisle's Lonsdale moves closer

16th December 2013

Bulldozers could be poised to flatten Carlisle’s former Lonsdale Cinema with councillors recommended to approve it next week.

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Eddie Izzard opens Bexhill College's theatre

15th December 2013

Read more at BBC News
Eddie Izzard opens Bexhill College’s theatre
Published: 15 December 2013


Possible relocation for Greenwich Theatre

14th December 2013

Read more with Arts Profesional
Possible relocation for Greenwich Theatre
Published: 13 December 2013


Clock is ticking for iconic Coronation Hall in Ulverston

12th December 2013

It is clear from the stark words of South Lakeland District Council leaders that time is running out for Ulverston’s Coronation Hall. By April 2015 the town’s prestigious arts venue, well-known to anyone who simply drives through thanks to its fantastic location, will no longer be funded by the council.

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Curtain set to fall on Scarborough's Futurist Theatre

12th December 2013

Read more at Yorkshire Post
Curtain set to fall on Scarborough’s Futurist Theatre
Published: 12 December 2013


Swindon cultural hub idea approved by council

12th December 2013

Read more with BBC News
Swindon cultural hub idea approved by council
Published: 12 December 2013


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