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Newton Abbott College raises curtain on theatre's new name

4th February 2011

A theatre based in a Newton Abbot college has been renamed to help boost its image and bring in business from around the district. The community arts theatre at Coombeshead College has been renamed Bushell Theatre in a bid to turn it into a focal point for arts across Teignbridge.

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Welsh assembly wants councils to have legal duty to fund arts

3rd February 2011

All local authorities in Wales should have a legal responsibility to support arts and culture, according to a report published today by the National Assembly for Wales.

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Stockton's Globe Theatre to get £4m revamp

3rd February 2011

A £4m project to restore a rundown music venue on Teesside has been approved by council bosses. Stockton’s Globe Theatre opened in 1917 as a cinema and because of its 2,370 seating capacity later attracted major music stars like The Beatles. Stockton Council said the theatre’s two-year restoration would create the largest indoor auditorium between Leeds and Newcastle with a capacity of 2,500.

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Hall for Cornwall's new leader 'a perfect choice' says trustees' chief

3rd February 2011

The new director of the Hall for Cornwall (HfC) has been named as Julien Boast. The 46-year-old will take over from Tim Brinkman who vacates the post for a new job in Australia next month.

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Flying video view of Birmingham’s £188m library

3rd February 2011

A computer generated video tour of the new £188 million Library of Birmingham was launched today. Bosses behind the ambitious project to create the largest library in Europe have also released images, including a cross section of the new 10-level building set to dominate the city’s Centenary Square.The video “fly-through” opens outside the building, then takes the viewer through the front entrance and foyer, an area that will be connected to the Birmingham Repertory Theatre.

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Community assets 'will be sold off before the sector can bid for them

3rd February 2011

About 5,000 council-owned buildings used by voluntary and community groups are likely to be sold before charities and voluntary organisations gain the legal right to bid for them, according to the umbrella body Community Matters.

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National Theatre to advise regional venues on fund-raising

2nd February 2011

The National Theatre is to offer guidance to two regional theatres in a pilot scheme designed to “unlock local philanthropy”. The initiative, announced by NT artistic director Nicholas Hytner and executive director Nick Starr, follows recent news that the venue was in talks with a number of subsidised London theatres to share its back office services.

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High Court overturns London Councils cuts

2nd February 2011

London Councils’ plans to axe more than £3 million support for arts organisations across the capital have been quashed by a High Court judge, opening the gateway for further challenges to funding cuts.

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Blog: Cuts order gives theatres scope for hope

2nd February 2011

A high court ruling that London Councils failed to consider the full effects of cuts has delayed belt-tightening in the capital – and could prompt challenges nationwide blogs Lyn Gardner for The Guardian Theattre Blog.

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Bidders come forward to run Winter Gardens in Ventnor

2nd February 2011

Five potential bidders have stepped forward to negotiate taking over the Winter Gardens in Ventnor, Isle of Wight.

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