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Jez Bond: 'Does London need another theatre?'

2nd May 2013

Dominic Cavendish from The Telegraph meets Jez Bond, theatreland’s most audacious youngish whippersnapper, as his new London venue, The Park, prepares to open.


We know spending on the arts makes big money for Britain. So why cut it?

2nd May 2013

Whingeing luvvies are easily mocked but it just doesn’t make sense to give way to this purblind, anti-cultural bias writes Polly Toynbee for The Guardian.


Local residents reclaim Bexhill's Redstack Playhouse as a community asset

1st May 2013

Local residents have become the first in the country to use the Localism Act, which came in to force last year, to save the last remaining cinema in the area and reclaim it for the community. Due to campaigning from Friends of Bexhill Cinema over the last year, the cinema has now successfully become an addition to the Register of Community Assets.

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Arts Council England Grants for the arts changes

1st May 2013

From 1 July 2013 the application and assessment process for Grants for the arts will be changing in order to help us streamline our investment process.

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European arts funding: why don't more UK cultural organisations apply?

1st May 2013

UK success rate is high and yet we put in fewer applications per capita, says Yvette Vaughan Jones – what are the barriers? in The Guardian.


Theatres it's time to register for Heritage Open Days!

1st May 2013

Heritage Open Days will take place from 12-15 September and all are invited to start registering events.

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South London Theatre wins HLF Support

1st May 2013

The South London Theatre Building Preservation Trust (SLT BPT) has received initial support from the Heritage Lottery Fund to restore its home in West Norwood’s Old Fire Station. A development grant of £157,800 has been awarded to help the SLT BPT progress its plans to apply for a full grant of £1.5million for the project at a later date. The project aims to rescue this important Grade II listed building from the At Risk register and place it at the heart of the community that it was originally built to serve.

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SOLT’s Mark Rubinstein says economic case for arts already proven

30th April 2013

Mark Rubinstein, president of the Society of London Theatre, has said that the theatre industry can make the economic case to the government “100 times over, in so many ways,” to justify public funding because it has already shown that investment in the arts brings “huge returns”.

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Works starts at Portsmouth’s New Theatre Royal

29th April 2013

The first demolition work has taken place at the New Theatre Royal. It heralded the start of the theatre’s £16m rebuild, in collaboration with the University of Portsmouth.

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NESTA launches A Manifesto for the Creative Economy

28th April 2013

The report presents new estimates suggesting that the UK’s creative economy accounts for around one-tenth of the whole economy. It provides jobs for 2.5 million people – more than in financial services, advanced manufacturing or construction – and in recent years, the creative workforce has grown four times faster than the workforce as a whole.

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