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Blog: What the chancellor's autumn statement means for the arts

5th December 2012

George Osborne, the chancellor, has announced in his autumn statement that the DCMS is to be cut by £12m in 2013-14 and £22m in 2014-15 blogs Charlotte Higgings for The Guardian On Culture Blog.


Autumn Statement: £1bn for school funding

5th December 2012

Chancellor George Osborne has announced plans to spend almost £1bn on schools over the next two years. Unveiling his autumn statement today, Mr Osborne said the money would fund 100 new free schools and academies – alongside investment to expand good schools in areas with a severe shortage of school places.

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Andrew Dixon resigns from Creative Scotland

4th December 2012

Creative Scotland has announced that Andrew Dixon will step down as chief executive with effect from January 2013.

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Weymouth Pavilion: Theatre future to go to consultation

4th December 2012

Weymouth Pavilion has been recommended for demolition, but will remain open while its future is considered. Dorset councillors have voted to put the future of a seaside pavilion out to public consultation. The public consultation will take place ahead of a full council meeting in February 2013. No date has been announced for the pavilion’s closure with the chance still available for someone to step in and run it.

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Southborough Royal Victoria Hall could be replaced by community centre

3rd December 2012

The historic Royal Victoria Hall could be demolished and replaced with a care home and community centre – under a proposal from the leader of Tunbridge Wells Borough Council. David Jukes has offered a swap deal with Southborough Town Council, which would involve the borough handing over ownership of the Yew Tree Road Car Park in return for the prized hall.

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Green light for Blandford Corn Exchange redevelopment

3rd December 2012

A refurb and redevelopment project for Blandford’s Corn Exchange, Town Hall and council offices, which is expected to cost as much as £5million, has been granted planning permission by North Dorset District Council. The application to replace the community rooms in Church Lane with a four-storey complex and remodel the Corn Exchange and Town Hall in the Market Place, to which it is linked, attracted a host of objections from consultees including English Heritage, the Georgian Group and Victorian Society, the Council for British Archaeology and the Theatres Trust on grounds of treatment of the existing building and design of the new.

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Portsmouth New Theatre Royal work to commence in February

3rd December 2012

Staff and supporters of the New Theatre Royal in Portsmouth were celebrating having received the news that the long awaited rebuild of their beautiful building is to start in February of next year. The news comes after receiving confirmation from Arts Council England that they have awarded the NTR £750,000 to their Capital Campaign.

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Event: Revaluing Theatrical Heritage: Challenges & Opportunities 22nd Jan 2013

1st December 2012

An international conference held by the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and Universiteit Gent in association with Artesis Hogeschool. Despite eye-opening discoveries, exhibitions and performances, many valuable holdings of theatrical heritage continue to linger in oblivion.

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Danny Boyle wants ‘great and good’ to protest over EBacc arts exclusion

1st December 2012

Danny Boyle has urged his colleagues in the creative industries to fight for the English baccalaureate to include cultural subjects.

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Canterbury council plugging gap in Marlowe Theatre funding

1st December 2012

Funding for Canterbury’s £25.6million Marlowe Theatre is still £163,400 short. It means the city council is continuing to plug the gap. But law firm Furley Page has stepped forward to help, teaming up with the Marlowe Theatre Development Trust to let supporters leave a lasting legacy to the venue.

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