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Stephen Tompkinson hails Live Theatre cash boost as room named

12th March 2011

Stephen Tompkinson has hailed a cash boost to a theatre that will support young talent in the region. The Live Theatre saw a unique writers’ room named by the TV actor, who has been on stage in Newcastle in recent weeks. The Benfield writers’ room celebrates a £100,000 investment Live Theatre has received from the North East’s largest independent motor group, Benfield.

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Arts leaders head calls to stop sale of Edinburgh's Theatre Workshop

12th March 2011

Catherine Lockerbie, former director of Edinburgh International Book Festival, hopes to help halt the sale of a council-owned property in Hamilton Place which formerly housed the Theatre Workshop Scotland (TWS) until October when the drama company was forced to abandon its lease after losing the bulk of its funding.

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The arts: what happens beyond the spending cuts?

11th March 2011

Leading figures gather to discuss life after the cuts and to make the case for public investment in the arts blogs Mark Brown for The Guardian Culture Cuts.

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National Theatre Wales praised for exciting first year

11th March 2011

National Theatre Wales have been praised by the Heritage Minister for their achievements and progress in their first full year of performing. Minister for Heritage, Alun Ffred Jones, said, “It gives me great pleasure to congratulate the National Theatre Wales for their achievements on the anniversary of their first performance. In a short space of time I have been impressed by the impact they’ve made on the cultural scene in Wales and beyond.

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Josie Rourke to succeed Michael Grandage at Donmar Warehouse

11th March 2011

Josie Rourke has been appointed as the new artistic director of the Donmar Warehouse in Covent Garden and will take over from Michael Grandage at the beginning of 2012.

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New campaign aims to halt imminent sale of “Stockbridge Theatre”

11th March 2011

An eleventh hour campaign has been launched by a group of Stockbridge residents in an attempt to halt the sale of the old Theatre Workshop by its owners, the Edinburgh City Council. The B-listed building at 34 Hamilton Place was vacated by the Theatre Workshop organisation in July last year, over a year before the expiry of its lease with the council, and has since been vacant.

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Arts quangos axed 'before costs known' says watchdog

10th March 2011

Quangos were merged and axed by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) without analysing how much it would cost, says the spending watchdog. The National Audit Office said redundancies and cancelling leases were not taken into account when bodies such as the UK Film Council were axed. It added that projects worth £73m were ditched before full costs were known.

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Ipswich: Arts association claims Waitrose bid for Corn Exchange would be a “death wish” for the venue

9th March 2011

That was the bleak assessment today from Professor Christopher Green from the Ipswich Arts Association. The supermarket giant is in talks with the borough council about converting the Gatsby’s area and part of the Robert Cross Hall into a small town-centre supermarket. This would be in addition to the proposed superstore on the site of the old Crane factory in Nacton Road.

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Scotland's theatre architecture revealed in new publication

9th March 2011

A new booklet which looks at the architects and styles of Scotland’s theatres is being officially launched today, Tuesday 8th March at Glasgow’s Theatre Royal. Written by Historic Scotland and The Theatres Trust, the booklet looks at theatre design from 1736 up until the late twentieth century, ranging from Victorian opulence and Edwardian designs to 20th century conversions and post-war theatres.

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Save The Connaught: Big Society could save Worthing theatre

8th March 2011

The spotlight has been firmly fixed on theatre consultant Jon Woodley, 26, from Worthing, after he stepped in to spearhead the campaign to keep the Connaught open. He told fellow campaigners there was no point in just protesting – they also had to offer a solution.

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