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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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Liverpool City Council hits arts with 20% funding cuts

18th February 2011

Liverpool City Council has published budget proposals that will see it reduce its arts funding by £1.8 million, including a £170,000 cut to its annual support of the Everyman and Playhouse theatres.

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North Yorkshire County Council slashes arts budget by 80%

18th February 2011

North Yorkshire County Council has cut its arts budget by almost 80%, which will result in residents having less access to culture according to local venues.

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Blog: Devoted and Disgruntled The wisdom of the crowd

17th February 2011

“Whenever it starts is the right time.” So runs one of the maxims of Devoted and Disgruntled, Improbable’s annual conference about theatre, writes Matt Trueman. Nonetheless, this year’s event seemed to fall with unfortunate timing. Taking place on the final weekend of January, as has been the case for the past few years, meant it fell directly in the eye of the storm.

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