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Pilot Theatre Blog: Arts funding and understanding touring #brewhouse

27th February 2013

What happened at the Brewhouse was clearly a terrible blow for the town, the staff and their audiences. But also for the whole wider arts ecology and infrastructure. There are companies and artists who are owed thousands of pounds – and some who date back to early October last year who have not been paid blogs Marcus Romer from Pilot Theatre.

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Keswick’s Theatre by the Lake unveils £700,000 plan for restaurant revamp

27th February 2013

Theatre by the Lake in Keswick is planning a £700,000 restaurant and cafe development to ensure a more secure future for the venue. Following a grant of £400,000 from Arts Council England, the Lake District venue plans to build a new restaurant and cafe adjacent to its performance centre.

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Comment: Taunton Deane Borough Council continues support for Brewhouse Theatre

27th February 2013

Taunton Deane Borough Council has been a strong supporter of The Brewhouse since the theatre’s launch more than 30 years ago.

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The First Night Riders charity motorbike ride is revving up for 2013

27th February 2013

A team of intrepid international motorbike riders and vintage car drivers hailing from all sectors of the backstage theatre industry will set off from London’s iconic Roundhouse this summer to raise money for The Theatrical Guild (TTG).

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Faringdon Old Pump House theatre revamped as parkour centre

26th February 2013

A disused theatre is to be transformed into a centre for parkour – also known as free running – in Oxfordshire. Organisers of the Old Pump House Project in Faringdon have raised £19,000 to revamp the building which was last used as a theatre in 1994. The new facility is expected to open in May.

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Plymouth Palace Theatre (Dance Academy) owner loses entertainment licence

26th February 2013

Plymouth City Council chiefs have today stripped Manoucehr Bahmanzadeh of his entertainment licence for the venue, raided by police in 2006.

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Get out and about with Showlight 2013

25th February 2013

Showlight has always been highly regarded as one of the best networking events in the international lighting calendar, with plenty of time allowed for the social aspects of the event. This year’s visit programme, featuring eight different tours each with a different itinerary, is definitely a once in a lifetime opportunity, with an afternoon of visits arranged in and around the host town of Cesky Krumlov which offer a mix of strictly business and the not-so-serious.

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AudioBoo: Local authority arts cuts 'concerning'

25th February 2013

In his first broadcast interview since taking up the role, chairman of the Arts Council England Sir Peter Bazalgette explained how they will be dealing with the cuts that many local authorities are making to arts spending, as recorded on the BBC Radio 4 Today programme..


AHF Blog: A Large Project in Morecambe Winter Gardens

25th February 2013

At the beginning of 2013 I found myself sitting in the front room of a retail unit in Morecambe, Lancashire containing a frayed privacy screen, a filing cabinet, six electrical heaters, a large empty desk and a Thermos of much needed hot tea.

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Open meeting dates set by Creative Scotland

25th February 2013

Creative Scotland has announced dates for its promised open consultation meetings with arts practitioners in Scotland. The five dates are in Dundee, Edinburgh, Greenock, Teangue (on Skye) and Inverness between March 15 and April 23. There will be room for up to 100 participants at each four-hour session.

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