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Theatre chiefs lead inquiry aimed at improving West End

23rd August 2012

West End representatives, including theatre leaders, have called for submissions of evidence from local businesses and stakeholders about the problems affecting the area, as part of a newly formed panel that will address the workings of London’s entertainment district.

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Hyslop issues Scottish arts funding warning

23rd August 2012

Scotland’s Culture Secretary has weighed in to the row surrounding controversial funding changes to leading arts companies by warning the national funding body she oversees: “It is not for administrators, bureaucrats or governments to tell artists what to do.”

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Arts Council England announce reduced energy costs scheme for arts and culture organisations

23rd August 2012

Arts Council England announces a new service to give arts and culture organisations access to lower energy costs via our energy buyer, Government Procurement Services. By offsetting the rising cost of energy, they hope that access to lower energy costs will help the arts and culture sectors become more sustainable, a goal which is at the heart of their 10-year vision.

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Architect sought for Glasgow Citizens Theatre revamp

23rd August 2012

Glasgow’s Citizens Theatre is on the hunt for an architect to work on the £6.5m redevelopment of its Grade B listed building. Planned to complete by mid 2016, the contract covers all RIBA stages and covers works identified by a dilapidation survey, internal reorganising and upgrading of existing spaces and new build. The appointed architect will lead the design team.

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Big drama in small spaces: new theatres in London

23rd August 2012

Theatre directors are always bemoaning the lack of smaller auditoriums where they can take risks with more adventurous programming. Evening Standard’s Liz Hoggard takes a tour of two new venues in Shoreditch and St James that fit the bill.


Frome arts organisations benefit as community groups share out £21k in grants scheme

23rd August 2012

More than £21,000 has been awarded to arts and community groups in the latest round of Frome Town Council grants. Tthe Merlin Theatre Trust was given £5,000 towards supporting its costs whilst the Frome Memorial Theatre Trust was awarded £3,000 towards the New Assembly Rooms PA system and the Memorial Theatre Seat Replacement Campaign.

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Community Ownership & Management of Assets Grant Funding Programme (England)

22nd August 2012

Local Community groups, Parish Councils and Charities can apply for grants of up to £100,000 to help them take over the ownership of public assets. This includes preparing to implement Community Right to Bid coming into force in the autumn.

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Energy Coast ploughs £1.1m into Whitehaven Rosehill Theatre

22nd August 2012

Britain’s Energy Coast has awarded more than £5.3 million to projects ranging from a new office complex to support the area’s growing energy sector to the revamp of a theatre and creation of marina berths. Whitehaven’s Rosehill Arts Trust has been awarded £1.1m of funding from BEC via Nuclear Management Partners towards the £4.5m revamp of the professional theatre.

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Friends of Salford Victoria to be launched by campaigners

22nd August 2012

The Save Salford Victoria steering group will take their next crucial step and form a Friends Group to help with the campaign.

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Theatreplan is Technical Consultants to the St James Theatre London

22nd August 2012

The St. James Theatre, built on the site of Westminster Theatre in London’s Victoria, is scheduled to open in September with a varied programme of classic revivals, musicals and comedies. The first production will be ‘Bully Boy’, a play written by Sandy Toksvig, which runs from 18 September. The previous building was in the process of demolition when a fire completely destroyed the structure on 27th June 2002.

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