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What is the turnover of the Arts & Culture non-profit sector and why should we care?

15th May 2011

One of the key points in the development of the Creative Industries was the 1998 Creative Industries Mapping Document issued by DCMS. The message of the total turnover of the sector as well as the breakdown into turnover and employment levels in the 13 subsectors was reinforced by the 2001 mapping document and between them gave the clear message that this sector was worth more than previously thought, was growing faster than the national growth rate and that we should therefore sit up, take note and decide what to do on a regional level.

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New English Heritage guidance: Energy Efficiency and Historic Buildings

14th May 2011

This guidance provides technical advice to help prevent conflicts between the energy efficiency requirements in Part L of the Building Regulations and the conservation of historic and traditionally constructed buildings.

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First Night Riders gear up for TTG

13th May 2011

On 18 June The First Night Riders (FNRs) will once more rev up for an eight-day tour around the UK to raise money for The Theatrical Guild (TTG). You can join them for as long or as short a time as you like – a day, a weekend or, if you are feeling brave, the whole week!

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The Earl of Clancarty suggests statutory entitlement to arts

13th May 2011

The Earl of Clancarty took the opportunity to ask what steps the Government were taking to encourage the provision of arts at a local level. He suggested that the English arts sector should follow the Welsh example and introduce a statutory level of provision imposed.

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Bristol Old Vic staging pirate ship show

13th May 2011

The Old Vic is to site the 50ft galleon outside the 18th Century theatre building as an open-air stage for a production of Treasure Island. The theatre has been undergoing major refurbishment for the past four years The show will run from 7 July to 26 August and King Street will be closed to traffic during show times.

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Views sought on future arts provision in Darlington

13th May 2011

More than 1,200 residents have set out how much the arts matter to them as part of the Darlington Arts Enquiry Group Voices and Views programme which aims to find out about the arts people enjoy. John Orchard, of Marchday, owners of Lingfield Park, who chairs the Enquiry Group, said: “So far nearly 1,200 people have given us their views, and we aiming for 1,500 by the end of this first round of consultation.

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Greenwich is first to benefit from sharing resources with the National

12th May 2011

Greenwich Theatre has become the first venue to share back office functions with the National Theatre, in a move that will cut costs for the smaller organisation. Greenwich launched new ticketing and box office software that is hosted by the National’s Tessitura system last week.

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Richard Pilbrow to Release New Book – A Theatre Project, A Backstage Adventure

10th May 2011

Internationally award winning lighting designer and author Richard Pilbrow is set to release a new book this summer, A Theatre Project: A Backstage Adventure. Mr. Pilbrow is the author of such industry books as Stage Lighting Design which was first published in 1970 and is still and industry staple for upcoming professionals.

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Edinburgh Festival Theatre marks fire which killed The Great Lafayette

9th May 2011

The 100th anniversary of a fire which killed 10 people including famous magician, The Great Lafayette, is being marked by an Edinburgh theatre. The fire started after a gas lamp was knocked over, which set fire to the scenery, during the magician’s act at the Edinburgh Empire on 9 May 1911.

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Global art: nice canapes, shame about the show

7th May 2011

State subsidy is not the only way to cultural excellence, and often it only perpetuates mediocrity, says Simon Heffer.

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