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New campaign to Save Salford Victoria Theatre

19th July 2012

A new campaign has begun to save an iconic Grade-II listed theatre in Salford. The magnificent redbrick Victorian theatre on Great Clowes Street opened on Monday 10th December 1900. It was designed by noted theatre architect Bertie Crewe.

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Project to understand the value of arts and culture launched

19th July 2012

A project that will advance our understanding of the value of culture was launched today 19 July. Directed by Professor Geoffrey Crossick, who steps down at the end of this month as Vice Chancellor of the University of London, and funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), the project will run for two years and will address central questions concerning the value of arts and culture to individuals and to society. In doing so, the project will engage a wide range of academics and cultural organisations both in the UK and overseas.

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Blog: What’s in a name? For Croydon Council, about £3m

19th July 2012

Croydon Council wants to go into the theatre business blogs Inside Croydon.

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Letter: Fear for future of the Doncaster Grand

19th July 2012

Letter published in Doncaster Free Press: RE: Grand Theatre is on the at risk register (Free Press, July 12). It is no surprise that the former Doncaster Grand Theatre has been announced by the Theatres Trust that it appears on their ‘at risk register’. Let’s be honest about it, there’s nothing new about this information – The Grand has been on the Theatres Trust at risk register for umpteen years, The Grand, due primarily to the efforts of Ray Nortrop at Doncaster Council Watch, is also on the at risk register of Save Britain’s Heritage.

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Creative Scotland report calls for theatres to produce and tour more

18th July 2012

Scottish theatre has a strong buildings infrastructure but is not creating enough product to fill it, according to a comprehensive review of the sector published by Creative Scotland.

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£4m rebuild of Portsmouth’s New Theatre Royal boosted by major donations

18th July 2012

A £4 million plan to redevelop the New Theatre Royal in Portsmouth has moved a step closer, after the venue received £350,000 towards its regeneration. The money was awarded to the theatre by two separate organisations – the Monument Trust and the Foyle Foundation – and will be put towards its Regeneration Project, which is expected to begin early next year.

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Corby Cube gets extra £500,000 funding

18th July 2012

An additional £500,000 has been approved to be spent on work to complete Northamptonshire’s Corby Cube. The funding means the cost of the civic building, which houses a theatre and library, was approved by Corby Borough Council.

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Bury St Edmunds' Theatre Royal and Apex could merge

18th July 2012

A new trust could be formed to jointly manage a new £18.5m arts venue and a Georgian theatre in Suffolk. St Edmundsbury Borough Council owns The Apex in Bury St Edmunds, which opened in 2010, while a separate trust runs the town’s 19th Century Theatre Royal. The council said the idea could make initial savings at both venues of up to £150,000 by sharing management, box office, catering and marketing. The Theatre Royal trust said it would provide a cohesive cultural vision.

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Samuel West issues rallying cry to save theatres from demolition

18th July 2012

Actor and director Samuel West has called for arts campaigners to occupy theatres across the UK that are under threat of closure, to save them from demolition.

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UK Theatre Demolitions Threaten Local Communities

18th July 2012

The number of UK theatres that have been demolished or sold off has increased in the last year, posing a threat to the local communities for which they are social and cultural centres, according to new research.

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