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National, Chichester Festival and Royal Opera House awarded ACE capital funding

31st July 2012

The National Theatre, Royal Opera House and Chichester Festival Theatre are among five organisations to win a share of £43.8m from Arts Council England. The funding will help restore and upgrade venues, with London’s National Theatre receiving the most at £17.5m.

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A campaign to Help Save the Crown Theatre Eccles

31st July 2012

SalfordOnline.com has set up a Facebook group to Help Save the Crown Theatre, Eccles and it is already gaining members including the Theatres Trust.

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Exhibition: The Guthrie Thrust Stage 1948 - 2011: A Living Legacy, The Hub, Edinburgh

31st July 2012

The Association of British Theatre Technicians (ABTT) is delighted to announce the Edinburgh showing of The Guthrie Thrust Stage 1948 – 2011: A Living Legacy exhibition, which can be seen from this week at The Hub, Castlehill, Edinburgh EH1 2NE, opening hours Monday-Saturday, 9am-7:30pm and on Sundays, 10am-7:30pm (except Sunday 2 September, 1pm-6pm only), coinciding with the 2012 Edinburgh International Festival.

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Chichester Festival Theatre gets £20m boost towards revamp work

31st July 2012

The Arts Council England today confirmed it will put £12m towards the theatre’s Renew campaign. The project’s aim is to restore and upgrade the theatre. The cash immediately unlocks an additional £8m in pledged local support from businesses, trusts and individuals, as well as West Sussex County Council and Chichester District Council which have pledged £1.5m and £500,000 respectively.

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Arts Council England announce five new Capital funding awards

31st July 2012

Arts Council England have announced five awards from round one of their Capital investment programme.

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Funding to Enhance Community Facilities (England, Scotland & Wales)

31st July 2012

Under the Sita Trust’s Enhancing Communities Programme Core Fund, grants of up to £60,000 are available to not for profit organisations, community groups, parish councils, local authorities and charities for projects that make physical improvements to community facilities and historic buildings / structures.

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Event: ixia NPPF Seminars

31st July 2012

ixia is organising three briefing events on how the provision of public art will be influenced by the prominent inclusion of cultural well-being within the NPPF. The events will be led by the planning barrister, Ian Dove QC of No5 Chambers, and the cultural commentator, John Holden.

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Event: Negotiating the Arts Landscape Arts Development UK

31st July 2012

This year the Arts Development UK Annual Conference will take place at The York Barbican on the 18th & 19th October 2012. The conference will explore key issues including: changing arts development to fit the future, real Localism and how to achieve it, useful maps for navigating the political and economic landscape, new commissioning and delivery opportunities.

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Eccles theatre joins Salford Victoria on official 'at risk' list

30th July 2012

The Crown Theatre in Eccles has been named on a register of listed theatres officially ‘at risk’. The report from the Theatres Trust has put the Crown alongside 37 other theatres in England on an official watch list. A spokesperson from the trust said: “These theatres are at real risk of being lost unless owners recognise they are responsible for community assets and work with trusts and local communities to secure their future.”

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Call to help create Godalming's own Globe theatre

30th July 2012

Time is running out for a group set on turning a listed former church building, likely to become flats, into Godalming’s own Globe theatre. An individual or co-operative group, known in theatre circles as an ‘angel’, is needed before August 10 to stop the Rotunda in The Burys becoming flats and shops.

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