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Curriculum changes to 'catch up with world's best'

9th July 2013

Five year olds will start tackling fractions and computer algorithms, as a more stretching national curriculum is announced for state schools in England.

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First response: the new National Curriculum

9th July 2013

On Monday the new National Curriculum was published by the Department of Education. It’s important to note that Free Schools and Academies (about 13% of schools) do not have to follow this curriculum, though it is likely that they will continue to use it as a guide.

For cultural learning (Art and Design, Dance, Drama, History, Music) the new specifications represent a mixed bag, with some welcome and much needed revisions to the language and content of previous drafts, but also some glaring omissions and strange emphases.

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Shakespearean theatre to be unearthed in Shoreditch

8th July 2013

The Curtain Theatre, built in 1577, was home to William Shakespeare’s company the Lord Chamberlain’s Men, before they moved to the Globe. Archaeologists undertook exploratory digs at the site in 2011 and found preserved remains of the 14-sided theatre three metres below ground level, including the original stage floor and brick walls.

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Lochgelly needs iconic gateway

8th July 2013

A local councillor is calling for plans for a Lochgelly Gateway in place of an ex-toilet block that is due to be demolished in the town this summer.

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Brighton's Nightingale Theatre receives ACE funding

7th July 2013

The Nightingale Theatre in Brighton is to receive Arts Council England funding for its Artist Development Project.

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New scheme at Civic Theatre Darlington to introduce theatre to young audiences

5th July 2013

The Civic has embarked on a three-year project with TCTC aimed at building new audiences for drama, particularly among young people, aided by a partnership scheme for secondary schools, and teachers were among those who attended a launch event at the Civic at which Matthew Gale, TCTC’s producer, spoke about this outreach project.

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Apartments plan for former city centre theatre is rejected in Hull

5th July 2013

Plans to convert a former theatre and dance hall in the city centre into ten apartments have been rejected by councillors.

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Chester’s new theatre will open doors in August 2016, says Cheshire West and Chester Council

4th July 2013

Chester’s new theatre project has been remodelled to make it more capable of being delivered on time in 2016. Theatre project director Graham Lister today (Wednesday) revealed his ambition is for the Odeon to reopen as a theatre, cinema and library in August 2016 – exactly 80 years after the Odeon staged its glittering first night in 1936.

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First Night Riders 2013 Raises Over £13,000 for The Theatrical Guild

4th July 2013

The First Night Riders 2013 are set to beat their previous annual fundraising targets as sponsors continue to donate after the event has come to a close.

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Nicholas Hytner attacks Southbank Centre redevelopment plans

4th July 2013

It is neighbours at war, but this time the controversial extension is no normal conservatory, but a glazed hall big enough for a symphony orchestra. Hytner says the operators of the Royal Festival Hall and Hayward Gallery are threatening to cast his theatres into shadow, wrecking cherished river views and, allowing commercial ambitions to trump respect for cultural heritage.

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