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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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Ayr's Gaiety Theatre rescue chief resigns in disgust

10th April 2011

As the Ayr Gaiety Partnership descended into chaos this week with the resignation of two key members, chairman Iain Brown released this statement explaining his decision.

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90 years on and they still love a drama at The Stoke Rep

9th April 2011

It’s 90 years since a small group of people with a shared interest in the stage held a meeting that would make history. It certainly turned out to be a most auspicious gathering from the point of view of the cultural life of the Potteries. For it was at that meeting in 1921 that what is now the Stoke-on-Trent Rep was born.

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Trinity Theatre in Cowes gets £10,000 from Big Lottery Fund FOR REFURB

8th April 2011

The Trinity theatre in Cowes on the Isle of Wight has been awarded a £10,000 grant from the Big Lottery Fund. The theatre, run by the Cowes Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society, plans to use the money on refurbishing toilet facilities. Work is expected to start during the summer and be completed by March 2012.

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Norwich Puppet Theatre to appoint new director

8th April 2011

The popular Norwich Puppet Theatre is set to employ a new director after securing a three-year grant of £150,000. With the from the Monument Trust it is hoped the theatre will be able to put on new shows, creative workshops and education initiatives. It is hoped the new Norwich Puppet Theatre director will introduce more creative workshops with increased links to education and the wider community.

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Cock Tavern Theatre announces permanent closure

8th April 2011

Award-winning London fringe venue the Cock Tavern in Kilburn has been forced to close after it emerged that it had been operating without a valid entertainment licence.

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What's in or out of the national curriculum isn't the point: leaving space for creativity and communities is

8th April 2011

A primary school in Tower Hamlets wants cameras to play as great a role in children’s lives as pencils. With the help of filmmakers and parents, teachers are immersing their curriculum in film opportunities. In a Nottingham comprehensive, Year 8s are learning mathematical and design technology through the creation of fashion products and a show. And in a special school in Wolverhampton, students have been exploring their identities as “superheroes” with support from disabled and able-bodied artists.

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