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Culture Cuts: Leading actors demand an 'arts summit'

7th April 2011

Patrick Stewart, Penelope Wilton, Maxine Peake and Sam West go to Downing Street. Will Cameron break his arts funding silence? blogs Mark Brown for The Guardian Culture Cuts.

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Arts Council confirms support for Rosehill Theatre

7th April 2011

Rosehill Theatre has had funding from Arts Council England confirmed at a time when national budgets are being slashed. There had been no guarantees but the theatre, near Whitehaven, has been successful in its application and will get £65,000 a year for three years from 2012. This will help with its core costs and allow it to continue to bring in new events.

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Stage set for school to move to bath's egg theatre

7th April 2011

Children at a Bath school are to be taught at a theatre for seven weeks as part of a new arts project. The award-winning egg youth theatre is teaming up with children, staff and parents at St Andrew’s Primary School in Julian Road. The venue at the Theatre Royal is developing plans for the School of Culture and Learning, which is backed by the Arts Council with lottery funds and by Bath and North East Somerset Council.

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Wales Drama Association supports Conwy Civic Hall campaign

7th April 2011

A powerful voice has joined the campaign to save Conwy Civic Hall from closure. The Drama Association of Wales recently held a drama festival at the Civic Hall, and was impressed by the venue. A drama officer at the Association, said: “I met people with a passion for drama and the arts in a building that met our criteria for staging a drama festival.

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Equity's Manifesto for Theatre launched

7th April 2011

The Manifesto for Theatre is part of Equity’s long record of opposing government policies which have failed to serve theatre, of fighting Arts Councils cuts, and of making clear what should not be the case.

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Conference 11: ‘Converting Spaces~Creating Theatres’

7th April 2011

Booking is now open for The Theatres Trust’s fifth annual conference Converting Spaces~Creating Theatres taking place at the Pleasance Islington, London on Tuesday 14 June 2011.

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New Berry Theatre arts complex opens in Hedge End

7th April 2011

A new £4.7m theatre in Hampshire is being officially opened later. The 312-seat Berry Theatre, built in the grounds of Wildern School, Hedge End, also has a cinema screen and resident youth theatre. It was mainly funded by Eastleigh Borough Council and a Partnership for Schools grant.

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Tobaco Factory Theatre powers into the future - literally…

7th April 2011

In a bid to move towards ecological and organisational sustainability, TFT have just installed Photovoltaic panels across the entire saw tooth roof structure of Bristol’s Tobacco Factory. This is the largest renewable energy system of any arts organisation in the region and one of the largest in the country.

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Opening Speech: Samuel West on the new Berry Theatre in Hedge End

7th April 2011

The Berry Theatre in Hedge End was officially opened by Samuel West on the 7th April 2011. Please read his opening speech.

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Letter: Peter Goodchild says Exeter Northcott hindered by following ACE wishes

7th April 2011

The Exeter Northcott learned last week that its bid for core funding from the Arts Council for 2012-15 had been turned down. Here, Peter Goodchild, a writer, a BAFTA Award-winning film and documentary producer, and a past head of BBC Television drama, who lives in Dunchideock, gives his views.

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