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New look Sherman Cymru revealed after facelift

2nd February 2012

Cardiff’s best known cultural venues is ready to reopen its doors after a two-year redevelopment. The £6.5m project has transformed the Sherman Cymru Theatre following a redesign by Jonathan Adams, from Capita Symonds Architecture, who also designed the Millennium Centre building in Cardiff Bay,

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Hanley theatre's Council funding is only in place for three years

2nd February 2012

Stoke-on-Trent City Council has agreed to pay £458,000 to support the running of Hanley’s Mitchell Arts Centre over the next three years. But the council has warned that the funding will then be ‘significantly’ reduced by 2014. It is hoped that the Mitchell Memorial Youth Art Centre (MMYAC) – the charitable trust which runs the attraction – will draw up a business plan to ensure it will no longer need to be propped up by the council.

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Everyman theatre bosses launch £1m funding drive to complete rebuild and support Liverpool talent

2nd February 2012

A £1m public funding drive was launched to help complete the rebuilding of Liverpool’s famous Everyman theatre and support new city talent. The Everyone for the Everyman appeal will raise the remaining funds towards the £28m total cost of the project, due for completion in 2013. Around half the money will also go towards supporting the next generation of actors, writers, designers, technicians and directors.

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Wilton’s Music Hall receives vital funding to preserve historic building structure

2nd February 2012

Wilton’s Music Hall has received a £700,000 funding boost that has secured phase 1 of a building project to conserve and protect the historic venue – the last surviving Grand Music Hall in the world. This grant, alongside funds already raised, mean that major works on the roofs, basement, soundproofing, ventilation and electrics can be carried out on the auditorium, where they are most needed.

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Historic find at Yarmouth St Georges church theatre

2nd February 2012

Restoration work at St George’s Chapel in Great Yarmouth has uncovered “lavish and unique” original paint finishes dating from the early 18th century. A team from the University of Lincoln discovered the 300-year-old still intact finishes hidden under many layers of paint. The chapel is being restored by a local trust in preparation for its relaunch as a performance venue

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The man putting the art into Manchester's new cultural quarter

1st February 2012

A brand name, observed one savvy business magazine editor, is more than a word – it is the beginning of a conversation. Who, then, would want to be in Dave Moutrey’s shoes, as the chief executive of independent cinema and contemporary arts centre the Cornerhouse prepares to put one of Manchester’s best loved brands in the guillotine?

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Ian Simpson and Mecanoo reveal First Street Cornerhouse Cinema and Library Theatre

1st February 2012

Images of Mecanoo’s proposed joint new home in Manchester city centre for The Cornerhouse cinema and the Library Theatre Company have been revealed The £20 million competition-winning scheme is part of ASK’s First Street development and will sit next to a new four-star Innside hotel also unveiled by Ian Simpson Architects..

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Mermaid Theatre welcomes new General Manager

31st January 2012

Alicia Duncan has been appointed General Manager at The Mermaid. Alicia has spent the last 9 years working for Novus Leisure running the operations for a number of venues with capacities from 300 – 2000. Amongst her many achievements she implemented new structures for the sales managers subsequently increasing targets and sales.

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Exeter Northcott Theatre awarded Arts Council regional funding

31st January 2012

Arts Council England South West has awarded £125,000 per year for the next three years to Exeter Northcott Theatre to enable then to continue the important work they have been doing. This funding comes from the Arts Council’s strategic fund for theatre in Exeter, one of the aims of this fund is to support mid-scale touring productions in the city. This vote of confidence from the Arts Council will provide reassurance to other funders that the theatre remains an important part of the national theatre infrastructure.

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West End theatres cheered by rise in revenues

31st January 2012

London theatre revenues at record level despite slight fall in audience numbers. West end theatre revenues were higher than ever before last year despite a slight fall in attendances, a dip that can be attributed to the arrival of a large number of major shows that closed theatres for longer than normal.

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