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25th February 2011

Get Legal is a new online reference and decision making tool, to help individuals and organisations find the most appropriate legal form and governance structure for delivering their goals. Get Legal offers clear guidance and information about legal structures.

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A guide to developing a local outcomes framework for culture and sport has been launched by IDEA

24th February 2011

The final version of the outcomes framework for culture and sport has now been launched on the Local Government Improvement and Development website.

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First Street culture centre, Manchester seeks architect

24th February 2011

Manchester City Council is seeking an architect for its project to build a new cultural centre scheduled to open in May 2012. Bringing the Library Theatre Company and Cornerhouse organisations under one roof, the project will feature a 500-seat performance space, a studio, classrooms and a major gallery for contemporary art.

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Schmidt Hammer Lassen's Westminster College opens to include a theatre

24th February 2011

[First look] Schmidt Hammer Lassen’s £67.7million City of Westminster College in west London has opened its doors to students. The college of further education houses workshops, labs, a sports hall, a theatre and a public café and was the largest project to be awarded funding by the Learning and Skills Council (LSC) before the building programme was predominantly shelved in early 2009.

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Scottish Opera awarded £650,000 towards Glasgow Theatre Royal upgrade

24th February 2011

Scottish Opera has been given £650,000 towards the upgrade of its Glasgow home, the Theatre Royal, as part of the Scottish Government’s preparations for the 2014 Commonwealth games.

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Theatres turn to unpaid staff as volunteers increase by 30%

24th February 2011

Increasing numbers of unpaid volunteers are being employed at theatres and arts centres across England, potentially at the expense of paid professional staff, according to new research published by Arts Council England.

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Royal Mail launches stamps celebrating musical theatre

24th February 2011

Royal Mail has launched a new set of stamps celebrating seven decades of UK stage musicals. We Will Rock You, based on the songs of Queen, features as one of four versions of the first class stamp. It appears alongside Monty Python’s Spamalot and West End classics Blood Brothers and Oliver!

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Portsmouth could be left with one theatre this year

24th February 2011

Portsmouth may only be left with one fully-functioning theatre by the end of this year. The Groundlings Theatre in Kent Street, Portsea, is in jeopardy after it had £6,000 stolen. With St Peter’s Theatre, in Fraser Road, Southsea, also under threat of closure and the New Theatre Royal in Guildhall Walk shutting for a £4.25m refurbishment, there are fears for the arts scene in the city.

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Protesters turn out to save Blackheath Halls against council funding withdrawal

24th February 2011

Blackheath is at risk of losing a popular arts facility under proposed funding cuts by Greenwich Council. Blackheath Halls is fighting to overturn the proposal by the council to withdraw the whole of its annual grant funding, which supporters say will put the future of community and artistic programmes in jeopardy.

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Plymouth Barbican Theatre practices the art of enterprise to survive the cuts

24th February 2011

When it was announced in November that organisations funded by the Arts Council would have their funding cut by just under seven per cent, Mark Laville, artistic director of the Barbican Theatre, thought it was tough but manageable. But with the Arts Council facing a £100 million – or 30 per cent – cut to its funding from government, it is set to overhaul the way it funds organisations ranging from the Royal Shakespeare Company down to regional arts companies. It means that the next 12 months will be crucial to the theatre’s survival.

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