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Triumph for people power as Taunton's Brewhouse Theatre curtain rises again

10th April 2014

Very few large counties have no premier theatre location, but for just over a year that has been the case in Somerset. However, that changed on Tuesday, when the curtain was finally raised again on a big stage in Taunton. The Brewhouse Theatre made what could have been its final bow last February when management put Somerset’s number one live performance venue into administration – and since then enthusiasts have been working hard behind the scenes to get the place reopened.

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Rescue bid to save The Byre Theatre in Fife

10th April 2014

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Rescue bid to save The Byre Theatre in Fife
Published: 10th April 2014


Culture secretary must recognise arts’ benefits on health and education – Samuel West

9th April 2014

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Culture secretary must recognise arts’ benefits on health and education – Samuel Wes
Published: 9th April 2014


Maria Miller resigns as culture secretary

9th April 2014

Maria Miller has resigned as culture secretary following controversy over her expenses. In a letter to prime minister David Cameron today, Miller said that the “present situation has become a distraction from the vital work this government is doing to turn our country around”.

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The First Night Riders charity motorbike event revs up for 2014

9th April 2014

The First Night Riders charity motorbike and classic car tour of British theatres, which raises money for The Theatrical Guild’s vital work, has launched its 2014 event with a call for participants and sponsors.

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HOME Manchester announces site-specific theatre programme

9th April 2014

The first season of theatre commissioned by HOME, the new centre for visual arts, theatre and film, was announced today, Wednesday 9 April. Paving the way for the kind of theatre which will be seen when HOME opens in spring 2015, the productions are being overseen by Walter Meierjohann, the Artistic Director for theatre at HOME.

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50p for Culture Campaign launched

9th April 2014

Today the National Campaign for the Arts (NCA) launches a new campaign to safeguard and increase local authority investment in arts, museums and heritage. The NCA is bringing together new research, data analysis and a website where residents in England can find out how much local authorities plan to spend on culture in their area this year.

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Contest opens for £6m overhaul of Chapter Arts Centre

9th April 2014

A high-profile competition has been launched for the £6 million redevelopment of Cardiff’s prestigious Chapter Arts Centre Competition organiser Chapter Capital Alliance is on the hunt for an ‘inspirational’ architect-led design team for the regeneration and expansion of the venue in Canton, west Cardiff.

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Vincent Regan leads project to convert Beverley chapel

9th April 2014

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Vincent Regan leads project to convert Beverley chapel
Published: 9th April 2014


MPs launch inquiry after research questions ineffective Government planning targets

8th April 2014

On Friday 4 April the Communities and Local Government Committee launched an inquiry into the operation of the National Planning Policy Framework. The inquiry follows research findings, published by the Committee today, that some local planning authorities may be meeting the Government’s planning performance targets despite being ineffective and displaying poor practice. The research also suggests that, although the NPPF has been broadly welcomed, a focus on good practice in local planning authorities is required if its potential is to be realised.

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