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Plans for new independent cinema adjoining Royal and Derngate go on show

25th October 2011

Plans for a new independent cinema in Northampton have gone on show to the public. The proposed “Cinepod” will adjoin the existing Royal and Derngate Theatre in the town. If it gets the go-ahead, the 100-seat cinema, which will show art-house, classic, world film and documentaries, will open in summer 2012.

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WREN Launches New Heritage Fund (England, Scotland & Wales)

24th October 2011

WREN, the Waste Recycling Group, has announced the launch of a new Heritage Fund to support the repair, maintenance or restoration of a building or structure of architectural or historic importance including places of worship. Under the new scheme, grants of between £15,001and £50,000 are available for Grade 1 (Grade A in Scotland) and Grade 2 *star listed buildings or structures including places of worship situated within 10 miles of an active and licensed Waste Recycling Group landfill site.

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Fundraising activity in arts, culture, heritage and sports organisations: A qualitative study

24th October 2011

A research report was launched this week through the DCMS CASE programme on fundraising activity in the cultural sectors. The report covers perceptions of fundraising for the arts and draws some interesting conclusions on the nature of the mixed economy in the cultural sector.

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Consultation on deregulation of the Licensing Act 2003

24th October 2011

You have until 3rd December to respond to the consultation on the Licensing Act. The Department for Culture, Media and Sport has launched a consultation on proposals to deregulate Schedule 1 of the Licensing Act 2003 relating to the performance of regulated entertainment.

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Seat-side bar service plan for Brighton Theatre Royal

24th October 2011

A visit to the theatre could become more leisurely if it is allowed to serve drinks to people in their seats. The Theatre Royal Brighton wants to provide a seat-side service at selected shows so people will no longer have to leave the auditorium to buy alcoholic drinks during the interval. The application to vary the licence has been submitted to Brighton and Hove City Council and a decision will be made at a licensing panel meeting on October 31.

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Campaigners come up with plan to save Brampton Little Theatre

23rd October 2011

Campaigners fighting to save a theatre from closure have devised a plan for its survival. Brampton Little Theatre, located at RAF Brampton, is listed for demolition to make way for a housing development when the base is sold off by the Ministry of Defence in 2013. But Caroline Harbord, secretary of the Brampton Park Theatre Company, is helping in the fight for the building’s future and said there was no need for the theatre to be demolished as it could become a cost-neutral hub for the community.

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New London Theatre in New Cross

22nd October 2011

A new 50-seat fringe theatre will open this month in New Cross. Called The London Theatre, its opening weekend, from September 28, will feature Chekhov’s The Bear and The Proposal, both performed in their native Russian, as well as Arthur Miller’s The Crucible.

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Paines Plough one small step closer to achieving their Roundabout Auditorium

21st October 2011

Last week Paines Plough launched their appeal for donations to help us build The Roundabout Auditorium, and the response has been astounding. It means the world to them that so many of you share their vision for the project, the future of the company, and the new writing touring landscape in the UK. In just 10 days they’ve raised £4,896.25 which is 5% of their £90,000 target.

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Transformed Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama opens its doors to students

21st October 2011

The newly completed Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in Cardiff – Wales’ national music and drama conservatoire – opens to a new intake of students this month. Won in international competition in 2007, the scheme comprises an acoustically excellent 450?seat chamber recital hall (the ‘Dora Stoutzker Hall’), a 180?seat theatre (the ‘Richard Burton Theatre’), four rehearsal studios, an exhibition gallery (the ‘Linbury Gallery’) as well as generous foyer areas, a terrace overlooking Bute Park and a new Café Bar.

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Councils in Wales to pioneer shared arts services

21st October 2011

Four councils in Wales look set to provide the first shared local authority arts service in the UK from next year in a bid to improve services and cut costs in the current economic climate. Bridgend, Merthyr Tydfil, Rhondda Cynon Taf and Vale of Glamorgan County Borough Councils aim to provide the shared service from April 1, 2012, with a shadow service operating from this month onwards.

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