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Creative Carbon Scotland: New drive to green the arts in Scotland

24th June 2013

Creative Carbon Scotland has launched their new website, an online project which aims to bring together the arts and the environment sectors in Scotland.

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Disappointment as Darlington Arts Centre plans collapse

24th June 2013

It was a visionary plan to create a destination hotel and cultural hub to put Darlington on the map and rejuvenate arts facilities in the town. But disappointment now abounds following the withdrawal of plans to transform the former Darlington Arts Centre into a unique forward-thinking venue. Alexa Copeland from the Northern Echo reports.


Inclusive theatre Chickenshed in Southgate handed 'fantastic' surprise donation

24th June 2013

An inclusive theatre has been handed a “fantastic” surprise donation that will help pay for vital building repairs. Chickenshed, based in Southgate, was given a cheque for £3,500 from an employee of one of the charity’s trustees. Susan Jamson, of the charity, said: “It is really brilliant when we get donations like this that we can spend on the upkeep of the building – it’s fantastic.”

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The Stage Columns: Arts still has a persuasion job with local government

24th June 2013

Mrs Miller has come out fighting, and in the very paper, The Guardian, that two weeks before had carried a description of her as “the most irrelevant culture secretary ever” after her speech in which she said the argument for the arts could only be made in economic terms writes Simon Tait for The Stage Columns.


Arts still has a persuasion job with local government

24th June 2013

Mrs Miller has come out fighting, and in the very paper, The Guardian, that two weeks before had carried a description of her as “the most irrelevant culture secretary ever” after her speech in which she said the argument for the arts could only be made in economic terms.

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Isle of Dogs The Space in fundraising mission to preserve building

24th June 2013

One of the oldest buildings on the Isle of Dogs is in need of patching-up – with residents urged to play their part to preserve its future. Grade II-listed The Space, formerly St Paul’s Presbyterian Chapel, was last restored in 1996 when it was transformed into the theatrical venue.

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Lease-deal will see the Citz take centre stage in Glasgow

24th June 2013

The Citizens Theatre will be granted a 99-year lease of its Gorbals premises in a bid to attract funding. The theatre is owned by the city council, which will be asked to agree the long-term arrangement at a meeting this week.

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Couple who built a theatre in their Cardiff home thought Queen's honours 'a hoax'

24th June 2013

Hywel and Gwyneth Jeffreys were both awarded the British Empire Medal for charitable services in Cardiff. They spent £500k converting their conservatory into a professional theatre in order to raise thousands of pounds for charity.

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Whiteladies Picture House campaign halfway to funding target

23rd June 2013

A campaign group that wants to reopen a derelict cinema is over halfway to raising the funds it needs for surveys and concept designs

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Welcome investment in Glasgow Citizens Theatre

22nd June 2013

The beloved Citz has been on its present site on Gorbals Road since 1945, though the building dates back to 1878. Seven decades ago it was surrounded by dense rows of grim tenements, black with industrial pollution. It survived the transformation of the area into brutal high-rise flats and survives still as the Laurieston area of the Gorbals around it is reborn a second time as a smart mixed housing development.

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