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The James Review of Schools Capital published

21st April 2011

The long awaited James Review of School’s Capital was published this month. This document lays out problems with – and learning from – previous school capital projects, particularly the Building Schools for the Future Scheme (BSF).

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Ventnor Winter Gardens multi-million revamp unveiled

21st April 2011

Exciting plans to transform Ventnor Winter Gardens have been unveiled by Michelin-starred chef Robert Thompson’s Hambrough Group after he was named preferred bidder for the iconic seafront property.

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Crowd Funding the Future for Arts Council?

21st April 2011

Could Arts Council England use the Crowd Funding Model to give control of arts subsidy back to the people.

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RSC's 'flatpack stage' is tested in Stratford

21st April 2011

A flatpack stage which is being taken to New York with the Royal Shakespeare Company in the summer is being tested out to see if it works. The RSC is using the theatre to recreate its Stratford-upon-Avon base in New York.

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Going green would save theatres £8m, claims report

21st April 2011

Savings worth £35 million can be made by theatre, music and visual arts over the next four years if the sectors reduce their energy use by 25% during that time, according to green arts organisation Julie’s Bicycle.

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The Stage Management Association has launched an online survey aimed at Professional Stage Managers.

20th April 2011

‘Following on from our extensive membership survey in 2008, we are now asking very specific questions of professional stage managers, whether SMA members or not, on the kind of support and advocacy they would like to see from their professional body’, explained Barbara Eifler, Executive Director of the SMA.

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Edinburgh's King's Theatre in line for a £3m revamp but £20m of work still needs done

20th April 2011

Despite the £3m overhaul, the King’s Theatre still needs a lot more spent to keep it up to scratch. Work to revamp one of Scotland’s most iconic theatre buildings will finally get under way in September – but on a much smaller scale than expected.

Less than £3 million is to be spent overhauling the King’s Theatre in Edinburgh, despite estimates over the past ten years that more than £20m needs to be spent to bring it up to scratch.

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Fate of Llanelli town's listed theatre 'still unknown'

20th April 2011

The future of one of Llanelli’s landmark buildings is still unknown, say council bosses. Carmarthenshire Council says it is still exploring all possible options for the future of Theatr Elli. A spokesman said that the council had “nothing” planned for the grade two listed building as yet.

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CLG Select Committee publishes evidence on Regeneration

20th April 2011

Recent evidence submitted by CLG to the Communities and Local Government Select Committee lays out plans for a new regeneration toolkit aimed at supporting local and national growth.

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Blog: What should the regional theatre of the future be doing?

19th April 2011

Larger theatres have a duty to support innovation and cater for communities – and we at West Yorkshire Playhouse are no different blogs Ian Brown for The Guardian Theatre Blog.

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