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Politics Points East: Quality counts in arts funding, says Coffey

13th April 2011

Therese Coffey MP, a member of the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee, believes the East of England did not fare too badly in the recent round of cuts to our arts write Deborah McGurran for the BBC Politics Points East blog.

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Theatre in education needs to get back to basics

13th April 2011

Getting young people involved in cutting-edge theatre is great, but we shouldn’t forget drama is also a tool for social change blogs Fiona Morrell for The Guardian Theatre blog.

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Dewsbury Little Theatre's future loks uncertain

12th April 2011

A theatre is under threat after the council ruled it was too risky to host shows there. Dewsbury Little Theatre in Batley Carr has been blighted with electrical and boiler failures, leaks and flooding. The estimated bill for repairs and disabled access is several hundred thousand pounds. But the extent of its problems only came to light when Batley Gilbert and Sullivan Society’s annual show booking was cancelled.

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Blog: London's Cock Tavern may be no more – but you can't kill the fringe

12th April 2011

Owing to the council, it seems to be curtains for our Olivier-award-winning venue. But that’s the beauty of fringe theatre – survival blogs Adam Spreadbury-Mayer for The Guardian Theatre blog.

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Launch of The Theatres Trust 'DEC Pool' for performing arts venues

12th April 2011

Does your venue have a Display Energy Certificate? Do you think it reflects your building’s energy performance? Want to know who’s getting all the ‘A’s?

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Scarborough Stephen Joseph Theatre braving a storm of funding cuts

11th April 2011

Scarborough’s Stephen Joseph Theatre faces a testing couple of years. Nick Ahad spoke to the man running the theatre beside the seaside.

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Durham Gala Theatre's future bright despite rumours

11th April 2011

The future of a leading theatre is “very bright” – despite its director having walked out saying it was in limbo – the venue’s boss says. Neil Hillier, Durham County Council’s strategic manager of heritage and culture, said that while no decision had been taken about who should run the Gala Theatre, in Durham City, he hoped there would be an indication of future direction by the end of the year.

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City Council rules out forcing jailed owner to restore the Plymouth Palace

11th April 2011

The future of an iconic Union Street landmark remains in limbo after council chiefs today ruled out trying to force its controversial owner to restore it. Last week it was revealed that Manoucehr Bahmanzadeh, jailed in 2008 for nine years for allowing the sale of Class A drugs, has not sold the Grade II* listed Palace (Dance Academy) building to pay his Proceeds of Crime Act bill.

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Mathew Trust takes starring role with £50,000 donation to the Dundee Gardyne Theatre project

11th April 2011

A public appeal to raise £600,000 to help refurbish the Gardyne Theatre in Dundee has received a big boost. The Mathew Trust, a local charity that supports educational projects, has donated £50,000 — to take the total raised in just over a month to £80,000.

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Tobacco Factory Theatre solar panels reach for the stars

11th April 2011

Bristol’s Tobacco Factory Theatre (TFT) has installed solar panels across its entire sawtooth roof structure, making it the largest renewable energy system of any arts organisation in the region and one of the largest in the country.

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