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More fears raised over future of Edinburgh’s Forest Cafe

23rd February 2011

The future of Edinburgh’s Forest Cafe, venue for the Forest Fringe during the Edinburgh Festivals, is once again in the balance as it emerged that a buyer has been found for its home in Bristo Place.

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Old Vic Tunnels wins Big Society Award

22nd February 2011

Performance space the Old Vic Tunnels has been awarded a Big Society Award in recognition of the opportunities it provides for young people to gain experience in production.

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Invitation to Welsh Theatre Symposium on 14 March 2011

22nd February 2011

Hosted and produced by The Theatres Trust, Creu Cymru, and the Wales Association for the Performing Arts Chaired by Theatre Director, Phil Clark

The Welsh Theatre Symposium is an opportunity for theatre makers, theatre companies, producers, local authority and independent theatre, arts centre and venue operators, arts development officers, theatre marketing professionals and architects and those involved in theatre capital projects to meet and discuss the current and future state of theatre and theatre venues in Wales today.

It will take place on the 14 March 2011 at Theatr Brycheiniog, Canal Wharf, Brecon, Powys LD3 7EW

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Prince Edward drops in to visit building work on new Marlowe Theatre

18th February 2011

Shoppers had a surprise when they found a member of the Royal Family walking Canterbury’s streets with a hard hat and a high-visibility jacket. It was Prince Edward, checking out the building work at the new £25.6 million Marlowe Theatre.

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Arts Quarter action plan to boost philanthropy across the cultural sector

18th February 2011

Since the announcement made in December 2010 by Culture Secretary, Jeremy Hunt of an Action Plan to boost philanthropy across the cultural sector, Arts Quarter has devised an online consultation tool.

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Barry Theatre Royal care home plans now illustrated

18th February 2011

Take a glimpse of a “landmark” new care home that is planned to replace an iconic cinema theatre. If plans submitted by Hafod Care Association are approved by Vale of Glamorgan councillors, the Theatre Royal cinema building in Barry, which has graced the town centre for a century, will be demolished.

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Derby Theatre says its bid for cash gives city shows the best survival hope

18th February 2011

Derby Theatre couldn’t carry on sustaining current losses and felt it need to take control of Arts Council funding for homegrown productions in order to build a sustainable future. That’s why it has decided to take producing those shows in house and end its contract with Derby Live. So says Derby Theatre manager Gary Johnson, talking to Qt following the surprise news that the current guardians of Arts Council funding, Derby Live, had not submitted a bid for funding from April 2012.

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Oswaldtwistle Civic Theatre safe as Hyndburn leisure services set to be protected from cuts

18th February 2011

Leisure bosses have vowed to protect frontline services, despite a 10 per cent cut in grant from Hyndburn council. Last month the trust posted its 2009/10 annual accounts, recording losses of over £136,000 on income of £2.7 million.

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Politicians warn of ‘dangerous’ local council arts cuts

18th February 2011

Politicians from all three main parties have spoken out about the threat that theatres and arts centres across the country face from local government funding cuts, warning that this is where “the real danger” lies for the sector.

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Derbyshire campaigners are granted lease to transform Matlock Bath Pavilion

18th February 2011

Campaigners in Derbyshire have been granted a lease to take over the running of Matlock Bath Pavilion, with the long-term aim of turning into an arts venue.

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