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£18.3m proposal to revamp Hall for Cornwall Truro goes on public display

22nd February 2016

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£18.3m proposal to revamp Hall for Cornwall Truro goes on public display
Published 22 February 2016


Actress Sam Womack Launches Exciting New Arts Theatre in Letchworth

22nd February 2016

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Actress Sam Womack Launches Exciting New Arts Theatre
Published 22 February 2016


Update: Save Fairfield Halls Campaign

22nd February 2016

Save Our Fairfield is campaigning to overturn Croydon Council’s plans to close Fairfield Halls for at least two years, depriving the town of a significant cultural resource and running the real and significant risk that the venue may never reopen. All in the absence of any clear strategy on how the venue will operate in the future (if at all) and whilst placing significant financial risk on the council tax and business rate payers in the Borough.

Fairfield Halls comprises the world renowned Concert Hall, the Ashcroft Theatre, The Arnhem Gallery, The Studio and various smaller ancillary venues and is highly suitable for a phased approach.

A musical public protest ‘flashsong’ was held outside Croydon’s Fairfield Halls on Saturday 13th Feb – part of their campaign, and over 200 people attended, calling on Croydon Council to move to a phased refurbishment, allowing at least one of Fairfield’s three main venues to remain open at any one time and thus preventing redundancies for all staff. The protest was supported by Croydon Symphony Orchestra and Popchoir, amongst others.

The coming weeks at Fairfield will include visits from London’s mayor Boris Johnson and a Jeremy Corbyn support rally. In the meantime, you can show your support for the Fairfield Halls and it’s current operating body Fairfield (Croydon) Limited, by signing their petition.

To read more about the campaign please see SaveOurFairfield.org


Becoming a dementia friendly arts venue: A practical guide

22nd February 2016

A new publication is now available on how arts venues can make their facilities and services more accommodating for people affected by dementia.

The Dementia Friendly Communities Team alongside members of the Prime Minister’s Champion Group on the Arts have created ‘Becoming a dementia-friendly arts venue: a how-to guide’, based on best practise examples of the work going on across the country already to support people affected by dementia and using arts venues.

For more information and to download the guide please see Alzheimer’s Society


Local council to outsource Neuadd Dwyfor in Pwllheli to independent operator

22nd February 2016

Read the story at The Stage
Local council to outsource north Wales arts centre to independent operator
Published 22 February 2016


Culture Secretary and Arts Minister split on EU vote

22nd February 2016

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Culture Secretary and Arts Minister split on EU vote
Published 22 February 2016


Save The Crown Theatre Eccles Open Day on Saturday 27th February 2016

21st February 2016

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SAVE THE CROWN THEATRE ECCLES OPEN DAY
Published 21 February 2016


London's Albany arts centre has summer refurbishment

21st February 2016

Read the story at British Theatre Guide
London’s Albany arts centre has summer refurbishment
Published 21 February 2016


South London arts organisations benefit from Arts Council funding

21st February 2016

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South London arts organisations benefit from Arts Council funding
Published 21 February 2016


Georgian Theatre in Stockton gets approval - and funding - for major expansion

21st February 2016

Read the story at The Northern Echo
Music venue in Stockton gets approval – and funding – for major expansion
Published 21 February 2016


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