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Blog: Top tips for communities taking care of their assets

19th March 2013

Annemarie Naylor, head of assets at Locality, shares advice for communities that want to transfer their assets

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Newcastle Tyne Theatre and Opera seeks conservation architect

18th March 2013

A conservation architect led design team is called for by the Tyne Theatre and Opera House Preservation Trust for restoration works due to run until 2017.

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Plymouth Theatre Royal will look like a new building after revamp

18th March 2013

Plymouth’s famous theatre will look like a “completely new building” by the time a £7million redevelopment project is finished, the chief executive has promised. Work has now started on the Theatre Royal’s makeover, which will see the building re-clad to improve energy efficiency, and a new box office, shop and cafe installed along with an outdoor terrace and new studio space. ?

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Policy Fight Club: It is right to cut Arts funding in times of austerity

18th March 2013

Policy Exchange, in partnership with St. James Theatre debated the motion “It is right to cut Arts funding in times of austerity”.

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Environmental reporting: sustainability matters for the arts

18th March 2013

Reporting data will give the arts confidence to act, invest wisely and work together towards change, says Alison Tickell


Brewhouse Theatre wins Employer of the Year award in wake of administration that made its staff redundant

17th March 2013

Taunton’s Brewhouse Theatre scooped the accolade at the Exeter College Skills Awards, three weeks after financial difficulties compounded by funding cuts led to the venue’s collapse. The theatre employed 20 full time and 35 part time staff and was also supported by a team of 20 volunteers. The 352-seat venue was nominated for the award on the strength of its relationship with the college and two students undertaking its Technical Theatre Apprenticeship course.

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New 'relaxed' theatre helps autistics

17th March 2013

A year after an autistic child had to be treated during the musical Wicked, a scheme has been set up to make it easier for those living with the condition to enjoy the theatre too.

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Tameside Hippodrome in the spotlight

16th March 2013

Questions have arisen over the estimated costs of redeveloping the Tameside Hippodrome. Groups who want to see the historic building reopened as a theatre, claim the £3 million refurbishment estimate is too high. Campaigner Norma Clough was so concerned that Tameside Council had overestimated the cost of work, she approached local companies to see if they could carry it out at a cheaper rate. She says her findings are very interesting.

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Wilton’s Music Hall Launches An App And A Shop

16th March 2013

In the last couple of weeks, Wilton’s Music Hall has launched two money-making schemes to support the on-going Capital Project to stabilise the much-loved East End building.

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Local Government Association report reveals economic benefits of art funding

14th March 2013

A new report released by the Local Government Association (LGA) reveals for every pound spent by councils on the arts, their investment is matched four-fold by grant aid and partnerships, and this funding is needed to stimulate local economies.

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