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Birmingham Rep: Strong sense of duty

8th October 2012

Roxana Silbert uses the word ‘duty’ several times when describing the role of a regional theatre in Britain today. There is a duty to make work that is both excellent and diverse, she explains, a regional theatre “should be constantly evaluating and changing in order to reflect the social and political landscape”.

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Belgrade Theatre Coventry helped by commercial profit

8th October 2012

The Belgrade Theatre in Coventry has said a profit made by its commercial arm will help make it “less reliant on public funding”. The theatre said its commercial activities earned £350,000 last year.

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SIBMAS Conference 2012: Innovative Techniques for Performing Arts Collections, Libraries and Museums 25/26 October

8th October 2012

Performing arts collections exist within a fast-changing environment. Shifts in the world economy mean that collections managers have to be ever more resourceful in their problem-solving; at the same time, constant technological advances provide us with the potential to manage collections and meet public expectations in new ways.

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Stirling Prize 2012 video: The Lyric Theatre, Belfast by O’Donnell + Tuomey

8th October 2012

Exclusive 8-minute video building study and interview with Sheila O’Donnell and John Tuomey by Architects Journal

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Plymouth Palace owner: 'I'll work with others to save landmark building'

5th October 2012

The owner of the Dance Academy has said he is willing to work with anyone to see the landmark building revived. Banoucehr Bahmanzadeh says he invited a member of Plymouth City Council’s planning and regeneration department to meet him at the Grade II listed building in Union Street.

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New centre of excellence for the arts, The Backstage Centre opens in Thurrock

5th October 2012

A new £13.5 million flagship technical training facility for performing arts production opens its doors this week to its first group of trainees.

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Meeting to save Littlehampton’s Windmill theatre

5th October 2012

Campaigners have called a meeting to discuss the future of Littlehampton’s Windmill Entertainment Theatre. Hundreds of residents from across the area have already given their views on Arun District Council’s draft leisure strategy.

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Maria Miller: the meteoric rise of the new culture secretary

5th October 2012

The new culture secretary, Maria Miller, has had a meteoric rise. In terms of departmental influence, Miller is now the second most senior woman in the cabinet behind the home secretary, Theresa May. She not only succeeds Jeremy Hunt at culture, she is also minister for equalities, a responsibility she has taken on from the pressurised May.

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Havant's Spring Arts asks audience to sponsor a seat in a bid to raise £16,000

5th October 2012

The Sprig Arts centre is looking forward to a more comfortable future by giving the public a chance to have their name on its new theatre seats. The seats are in need of being updated and a campaign has been launched to raise the £16,000 to make it a reality.

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Details revealed of Darlington's 'hotel for the arts'

5th October 2012

The developers behind a project to restore a former arts centre closed because of council budget cuts have spoken publicly about their plans for the first time. Graham Thrower and Andy Bottomley, the men behind plans to develop Darlington Arts Centre into a hotel, with associated arts space, have pledged to create a “worldclass facility for local people” and say they are extremely positive about the project.

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