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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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Spacey performs on the streets after arts funding hearing in the US is cancelled

7th April 2011

Kevin Spacey performed a little street theatre in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday (05Apr11) in a bid to encourage U.S. politicians to give more cash to the arts. Spacey was supposed to testify before Congress on behalf of the National Endowment for the Arts but the hearing was cancelled in favour of crucial budget negotiations. So The Usual Suspects star used his acting skills to get his message across – and ‘performed’ his testimony on the street.

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Venues hit hardest by arts council funding cuts, claims Theatres Trust

6th April 2011

Building-based companies have suffered disproportionately under the recent funding cuts by Arts Council England, according to Theatres Trust director Mhora Samuel. Samuel claims theatre venues have shouldered the “lion’s share” of cuts – nearly three quarters of the overall loss, according to research carried out by the trust.

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Blog: Where are the howls of protest? Has the arts council pulled it off?

6th April 2011

One week after the arts council’s funding announcements and yes there is anger and upset – but not as much as had been predicted blogs Mark Brown for The Guardian Culture Cuts.

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Public pick for name of new Llanelli theatre not chosen

6th April 2011

The drama is already unfolding at Llanelli’s new theatre even though the building is still in the construction phase. In this case Carmarthenshire Council stands accused of playing the villain by ignoring the public’s preference when it came to naming the new £14.6 million theatre and arts complex.

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