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Brighton and Hove Council backs open air theatre plan

4th June 2013

An outdoor theatre that was the dream of a Brighton playwright who died recently has been supported by the city’s council.

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£10,000 appeal for Whiteladies Picture House study launched

4th June 2013

A £10,000 fundraising appeal has been launched by a group aiming to return the derelict Whiteladies Picture House to its former glory. The cinema, which opened in 1921, has been empty for the last 12 years after showing its last film in 2001. In March, developers who wanted to turn the building into a gym and flats had their appeal against refusal of planning permission rejected. Now the campaign is looking for funds so that a full feasibility study, including a full structural survey and detailed architectural drawings, can take place.

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Liz Forgan: The City's wealth is not reaching the arts

4th June 2013

Liz Forgan, former head of the Arts Council, asks why our hedge fund managers – unlike Russian oligarchs – are not supporting their culture writes Rupert Christiansen for The Telegraph.


Fire at Crown Theatre in Eccles

3rd June 2013

Sunday 2nd June 2013 there was a fire at the listed Crown Theatre in Eccles.

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Is the DCMS going to be abolished?

3rd June 2013

There is a new rush of rumour that the Department of Culture, Media and Sport is to be abolished as soon as the Comprehensive Spending Review, the extra one, is out of the way at the end of the month, as a supersaver for the Treasury. writes Simon Tait for The Stage Columns.


Work to begin on major revamp of Cambridge Arts Theatre

2nd June 2013

Cambridge Arts Theatre will close to audiences for 10 weeks while the venue undergoes a major redevelopment.

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Amphitheatre planned for Brighton

31st May 2013

Plans to open a new 250-seat outdoor theatre in Brighton as a permanent home for professional touring groups are being developed.

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Two months to fix-up 'unsafe' Burnley Empire

31st May 2013

The owners of a crumbling old playhouse have been given eight weeks to clean up their act by magistrates after the building was deemed unsafe. The former Empire Theatre, in Cow Lane, Burnley is in need of urgent repairs after years of neglect. Owners Lancashire Theatre Company failed to appear at Reedley Magistrates’ Court yesterday morning after a summons was issued.

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Bristol firms invited to support Tobacco Factory Theatre appeal

31st May 2013

Theatre is calling on the city’s firms to sponsor a seat as part of a £150,000 appeal to improve seating.

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ONS launch report into 'What matters most to personal well-being?'

30th May 2013

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) today publishes further analysis and tools to aid the understanding and monitoring of National Well-being.

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