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New £300,000 deal for Ryde Theatre

23rd January 2013

Ryde Theatre could be sold for £300,000 after a new bid for the building, which would also see “the building being retained as a theatre for the forseeable future.”

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Newcastle arts leaders condemn ‘redundant’ consultation on cuts

23rd January 2013

Theatre leaders in Newcastle have described a recent public consultation meeting about the proposed 100% cuts to arts funding from the local council as “frustrating” and “redundant”. The event, which was held by Newcastle City Council on January 16, saw industry representatives and members of the public discuss the impact of the cuts and then provide written feedback to the council officers who were present.

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New Performing Arts Centre for Bedford School given planning go ahead

23rd January 2013

Planning permission and listed building consent has just been granted for the conversion of St Luke’s Church, Bedford, a Grade II listed 19thC Moravian Chapel, into a new performing arts centre for Bedford School.

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Weymouth Pavilion: Shows go ahead despite closure plans

23rd January 2013

Two theatre performances are to go ahead as planned at a seaside pavilion which has been recommended for demolition. Weymouth Pavilion will host its spring performances of Miss Saigon in April and That’ll Be The Day in May. Dorset councillors voted to put plans for the pavilion out to public consultation in December ahead of a full council meeting in February. No date has been announced for the pavilion’s closure.

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Bury St Edmunds' Theatre Royal and Apex cancel merger talk

23rd January 2013

Last year a new trust was proposed to jointly manage The Apex, a music and entertainment venue, and the 19th Century Theatre Royal in Bury St Edmunds The two venues have agreed to cancel plans to merge.

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Arts Council England announce successful applicants through to the second stage of the large capital grants programme

23rd January 2013

Arts Council England has released details of the projects continuing to the second stage of the application process for their large capital grants programme.

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Arts Council England announce successful applicants to their small capital grants programme

23rd January 2013

Thirty-five projects have been awarded funding so far in the small capital grants programme. A total of £11,699,523 funding has been awarded out of the £20 million for small grants. Fifteen theatres have received funding, totaling £5,079,706.

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Grand opening: The Albany Theatre, The Butts, Coventry Curtain Up! 1 February

22nd January 2013

Coventry and Warwickshire First is delighted to be hosting the grand opening of The Albany Theatre. This will be a special networking opportunity with the chance to tread the boards and see behind the scenes of one of the city’s best loved theatres (formerly The Butts).

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Talk: The development of the Music Hall in London 25 February

22nd January 2013

Every aspect of theatre design from ancient Greece to modern times has been written about at great length but the Music Hall, by contrast, has been mainly the concern of social historians and students of performers and their material. This presentation will look at some of the London buildings that housed and shaped the performances.

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Boscomba CCA protection bid refused as building has been 'closed for too long'

21st January 2013

A bid to have the Boscombe-based Bournemouth Centre for Community Arts protected under the Localism Act has been refused by Bournemouth Council. Campaigners who applied to have the centre listed as an ‘Asset of Community Value’, giving community groups six months to bid for it before it goes on the market, had their hopes dashed by the decision last month. The council said the building, which the Friends of the BCCA want to run as a community arts centre, had been closed for too long to be considered an asset.

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