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City of Derry Drama Festival

6th March 2014

On March 7, the 34th City of Derry Drama Festival opens in the Waterside Theatre, with nine productions in as many days. Festival Director Maureen Gallagher, who has been involved with the festival from the outset, says: ‘When we know that our audience has got the theatre bug, then all our efforts have proved worthwhile.’

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Corby theatre appoints new chairman of trustees

6th March 2014

Corby Cube Theatre Trust, the charity which runs The Core, has appointed Morag Ballantyne as its new chairman of trustees. Following the retirement of the theatre’s first chairman, Les Manning, Morag was appointed by the board at the end of January and has now taken up her new voluntary role.

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Chichester Festival Theatre opens its newly refurbished doors for a season of spectacular talent

6th March 2014

Chichester Festival Theatre (CFT) has announced details of its 2014 season, which sees the reopening of the Festival Theatre following a £22 million restoration. The season includes a mixture of new writing and old, with a celebration of the works of Peter Shaffer, including a revival of Amadeus starring Rupert Everett as Salieri which runs in the Festival Theatre from 12 July to 2 August 2014.

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Singers team up to record ‘Save the Muni’ protest single

5th March 2014

Singers from across the Valleys have joined forces to record a protest song against the potential closure of Pontypridd’s Muni Arts Centre. The Voice star Ash Morgan, singer-songwriter Amy Wadge, Peasant’s King vocalist Dan Lafrombé, young Treherbert singer Gabrielle Murphy and hard rock favourite Nev MacDonald have teamed up with musical director Stephen J Preston to launch impassioned song “Sold Out”.

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Funding to Enhance Community Facilities in England, Scotland & Wales

4th March 2014

Under the Sita Trust’s Enhancing Communities Programme Core Fund, grants of up to £60,000 are available to not for profit organisations, community groups, schools, parish councils, local authorities and charities for projects that make physical improvements to community facilities and historic buildings / structures.

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Heritage Enterprise Programme (UK)

4th March 2014

The Heritage Lottery Fund has announced that its £125 million Heritage Enterprise grants programme is open for applications. The scheme aims to support not-for-profit organisations to help them work in partnership with the private sector in the restoration of unused historic building and sites and unlock their economic potential.

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Thousands celebrate opening of refurbished Liverpool Everyman

4th March 2014

More than 6,000 people joined in celebrations for the re-opening of Liverpool’s iconic Everyman Theatre following a multi-million pound refurbishment. A parade outside the Hope Street venue on Saturday night was watched by around 2,000 spectators. And a housewarming the following night was attended by more than 4,000.

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£2million plans drawn up for New Bradford Playhouse

4th March 2014

Jono Gadsby and his wife Clare, who took over the running of the New Bradford Playhouse 15 months ago on a peppercorn-rent, are hoping plans drawn up so far – and to be unveiled to the public this Easter – will generate more ideas for the vision to keep the artistic space centre stage for the whole community.

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Council upholds Southbank Asset of Community Value status

3rd March 2014

The decision by a London borough to list a part of the south bank of the Thames traditionally used by skateboarders as an ‘asset of community value’ (ACV) has been upheld following a review. In July last year campaigners succeeded in having the undercroft of the Southbank Centre listed as an ACV by the London Borough of Lambeth, which meant that under the Localism Act they would be able to bid to purchase the site if it came up for sale. The site’s owner, the Southbank Centre, subsequently asked Lambeth Council to review its decision.

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Hornsea Floral Hall's beer-soaked carpet up for auction – but bidding has barely reached the price of a pint

3rd March 2014

It has become almost as famous as Hornsea’s grand old lady of entertainment. For more than two decades, late-night revellers at the Floral Hall have found themselves in a sticky situation while trying to cross its carpet.

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