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Ambassador Theatre Group plans major expansion

8th March 2014

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Ambassador Theatre Group plans major expansion
Published: 8 March 2014


Cultural planning guidance provided in new Government online Planning Practice Guidance

7th March 2014

The Culture in Planning Alliance (CiPA) is delighted that the new online Planning Practice Guidance published on 06 March 2014 and introduced by Nick Boles MP in his written ministerial statement includes new references to guide the development of culture in local plans and plan-making.

CiPA is very pleased that many of its recommendations during consultation on the beta version have been included.

CiPA includes The Theatres Trust, ixia public art think tank, the National Federation of Artists Studio Providers (NFASP), Arts Development UK, the Society of London Theatre (SOLT), UK Theatre, Voluntary Arts, the Visual Arts and Galleries Association (VAGA), the Association of British Theatre Technicians (ABTT) and the Little Theatre Guild.

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Kingston Council accused of subsidising International Youth Arts Festival 'through the back door'

7th March 2014

Kingston Council is subsidising the International Youth Arts Festival (IYAF) “through the back door” to the tune of almost £200,000, opposition councillors have claimed. Conservative leader Howard Jones revealed details of the council’s service level agreement with the Rose Theatre during a budget meeting on Thursday.

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Boles publishes final version of new online planning guidance

6th March 2014

In a written ministerial statement this morning, Boles said that the government would today cancel all previous planning practice guidance documents. A beta version of the new online guidance, drawn up by Lord Taylor, was published in August last year.

Taylor’s report described the current system as “unfit for purpose” and recommended that the 237 guidance documents in use should be replaced with a single, up-to-date online resource.

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City of Derry Drama Festival

6th March 2014

On March 7, the 34th City of Derry Drama Festival opens in the Waterside Theatre, with nine productions in as many days. Festival Director Maureen Gallagher, who has been involved with the festival from the outset, says: ‘When we know that our audience has got the theatre bug, then all our efforts have proved worthwhile.’

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Corby theatre appoints new chairman of trustees

6th March 2014

Read more at Northamptonshire Telegraph
Corby theatre appoints new chairman of trustees
Published: 6 March 2014


Chichester Festival Theatre opens its newly refurbished doors for a season of spectacular talent

6th March 2014

Chichester Festival Theatre (CFT) has announced details of its 2014 season, which sees the reopening of the Festival Theatre following a £22 million restoration. The season includes a mixture of new writing and old, with a celebration of the works of Peter Shaffer, including a revival of Amadeus starring Rupert Everett as Salieri which runs in the Festival Theatre from 12 July to 2 August 2014.

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Singers team up to record ‘Save the Muni’ protest single

5th March 2014

Read more at Wales Online
Singers team up to record ‘Save the Muni’ protest single
Published: 5 March 2014


Funding to Enhance Community Facilities in England, Scotland & Wales

4th March 2014

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, schools, parish councils, local authorities and charities for projects that make physical improvements to community facilities and historic buildings / structures.

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Heritage Enterprise Programme (UK)

4th March 2014

The Heritage Lottery Fund has announced that its £125 million Heritage Enterprise grants programme is open for applications. The scheme aims to support not-for-profit organisations to help them work in partnership with the private sector in the restoration of unused historic building and sites and unlock their economic potential.

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