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Alan Castle: Why the show will go on for the Alnwick Playhouse

26th May 2011

Instinct tells you when an organisation is going to be successful. The omens are good when one picks itself up after receiving a hammer blow and gets going again to make sure that in the long-term the setback is not fatal. We all have heard recently of the cut in Arts Council funding to the Alnwick Playhouse, one of the best of its kind in the country – and I have been to a few in my time.

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Blog: The future is micro: how small theatres are becoming cradles of innovation

26th May 2011

From the Pulse festival in Ipswich to Brighton’s 5×5, regional theatre is reaching beyond the mainstream. ‘Keep It Local’ he title of a debate that just took place at the New Wolsey in Ipswich, to kick off the Pulse festival, a 10-day extravaganza of new work from a wide range of artists and companies, many of whom have links with the east of England. The question is whether the streets of London are paved with gold for artists, and organisers hope to identify the role regional theatre can play in nurturing innovative new work and developing companies blogs Lyn Gardner for The Guardian.

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Youngsters give their views on at-risk Carnegie Theatre in Workington

26th May 2011

Sixty schoolchildren have been telling council chiefs what should happen to secure the future of one of West Cumbria’s leading entertainment and community venues.

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Become a Lowestoft Marina Theatre trustee

26th May 2011

A new charitable organisation which will ensure the long term future of Lowestoft’s Marina Theatre is appealing for people to become trustees. The trustees will form the governing board of the newly created Marina Theatre Trust which will take over the running of the Edwardian building from Waveney District Council.

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James Bierman leaves London's Almeida after six months

25th May 2011

James Bierman is leaving his post as executive director of London’s Almeida Theatre after six months. Bierman took up his position in January having moved from the Donmar Warehouse, where he had been executive producer since 2009. He worked at the Donmar for nearly five years across a number of positions.

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New Book: Canterbury Stage by Stage

25th May 2011

‘Canterbury Stage by Stage’ is the complete history of the city’s theatrical past from the Roman Theatre to the present day. Theatre is one of the most powerful and potent media through which we express and explore our humanity and almost uniquely, Canterbury shows the history of Theatre in microcosm. Few cities can boast the remains of a Roman theatre, evidence of Medieval plays, the oldest amateur dramatic society in the world and one of the newest municipal theatre buildings.

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The fight to save Wilton’s Music Hall is on as Heritage Lottery Fund rejects venue’s bid

25th May 2011

The future of Wilton’s is in serious jeopardy as Heritage Lottery Fund reject their bid for funds to save the building for generations to come.

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Knight of Illumination Awards: Deadline extended to June 30 2011

25th May 2011

The Knight of Illumination Awards has extended the deadline for entries into its lighting design awards programme until June 30 2011. Currently in its fourth year, the Knight of Illumination Awards was established to recognise the talents of lighting designers working across the creative arts in the UK.

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New school performing arts centre opened in Hammersmith

25th May 2011

The Antony Lillis Performing Arts Centre – named after Hammersmith & Fulham’s former cabinet member for community, health and children’s services, who died in August 2009 – was opened on Friday May 13. The centre includes the Dinesh Ramjee theatre, classrooms and changing rooms, with the existing gym having been refurbished to become part of the building at the Henry Compton School .

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Derby Hippodrome Trust calls Public Meeting and AGM

25th May 2011

Pop along and enjoy an evenings entertainment and find out about the restoration of the Derby Hippodrome Theatre. The event, arranged by the Derby Hippodrome Restoration Trust, will be held at Darley Abbey Village Hall, Abbey Yard, Derby DE22 1DS. Meeting starts at 7.30pm. Parking is available immediately outside the Hall.

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