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Manchester's new Arts Centre HOME wins £5.5m from the Arts Council

3rd April 2013

The Arts Council England has awarded Manchester City Council £5.5 million in funding for HOME, the new production centre for international contemporary art, theatre and film.

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Southwark Playhouse announces opening shows at new venue

2nd April 2013

Southwark Playhouse will open its first season at its new site in Elephant and Castle with a revival of Claire Luckham’s 1980 play Trafford Tanzi.Jones. It will run in the theatre’s main 240-seat space – called the Large – at its new building on Newington Causeway from May 15 May to June 22. Meanwhile, in the 120-seat studio, Juana in a Million will receive its London premiere.

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New crisis threatens Dundee Whitehall Theatre

2nd April 2013

The Whitehall Theatre in Dundee has been plunged into a new crisis after the resignation of former Lord Provost John Letford, chairman of the Whitehall Theatre Trust, along with the trust’s treasurer Alex Scott.

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Brewhouse Theatre - Taunton Deane Council to bid to buy building

2nd April 2013

Taunton Deane Council is making a bid for Taunton’s Brewhouse Theatre to safeguard its future as a public arts and performance hub in the county town. The bid will enable the authority to act as a “safe custodian” for the theatre, which closed when it went into administration in February. But the council it will not take on running the theatre as it has neither the expertise nor resources to do so.

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Theatre Book Prize Short List

2nd April 2013

The judges for the Theatre Book Prize have revealed their shortlist. The panel, which chose from some sixty books published in 2012 submitted by publishers from the UK and overseas, consisted of actress Penelope Keith, Evening Standard theatre critic Henry Hitchings and Professor Gavin Henderson, principal of the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, chaired by British Theatre Guide reviewer Howard Loxton for the Society for Theatre Research which awards the prize.

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Petition launched to save Union Theatre London

2nd April 2013

Network Rail has served notice to members of the Union Street Traders Association, including the Union Theatre. Plans are to turn the area into offices.

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Conference: Coping not carping.... Creative Europe in times of austerity - 9 May

1st April 2013

The conference in Manchester will provide practical examples of some of the ways the arts and culture sector across Europe is dealing with the current difficult financial times.

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Talk: From Music Halls to Variety Theatres, the evolution of building styles - 9 May

1st April 2013

An illustrated talk to the BRITISH MUSIC HALL SOCIETY Study Group as part of their 50th anniversary year events. Richard’s talk will explore the development of music hall buildings to appeal to a wider audience for family entertainment and its commercialisation to maximise profits.

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Society of Independent Theatres launched

1st April 2013

A membership society for fringe venue operators has been launched in a bid to represent the interests of independent theatres and create a better trading platform for them.

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Bristol Old Vic: ‘We’re on the margins of viability’

1st April 2013

Ask Tom Morris, artistic director of Bristol Old Vic, about his theatre or the city of Bristol, and he is all joie de vivre and enthusiasm. But if the conversation turns to the arts cuts or the future of regional theatre, though, his concerns are obvious.

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