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Blog: Welcome to my front room, why I love directing in small spaces

19th January 2011

Putting on a play in a confined area requires a great delicacy between director and actor that makes the experience thrilling blogs Katie Mitchell for The Guardian Theatre Blog.

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Blog: Love's labour's located: how I plotted Shakespeare's London with an iPhone app

19th January 2011

My new app uses Apple geo-positioning to guide you around the playwright’s favourite haunts and sites of significance – even when they’re long disappeared blogs Victor Keegan for The Guardian Theatre Blog.

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Blog: Are things better in Scotland? Plus how to save a threatened arts centre

19th January 2011

Mark Brown blogs on a round up of arts funding news in Scotland, Darlington and Cheltenham where one theatre is passing on the cost, for The Guardian Culture Cuts Blog.

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Grimshaw’s Bangor Pontio project starts on site

19th January 2011

Construction has begun on Grimshaw’s £25 million Pontio project – a new arts and innovation centre at Bangor University in Wales. Featuring a 450-seat theatre, a rehearsal studio, teaching rooms, a cinema and an outdoor amphitheatre, the Pontio building is designed to serve students, local businesses and the community.

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Melvin Bragg: why the arts have replaced heavy industry

18th January 2011

The arts have replaced heavy industry as a driver of the British economy and should not be subjected to “blunderbuss” government cuts, according to Melvyn Bragg for The Telegraph.

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London’s Little Opera House launches rep season

18th January 2011

London’s Little Opera House, the fringe venue previously known as the King’s Head Theatre, is to launch a repertory season at the end of this week. From January 23, the theatre’s resident company OperaUpClose will run five operas in rep – La Boheme, Cinderella, Madam Butterfly, The Barber of Seville and a new production of Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci.

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Leeds City Varieties encourages you to name a seat

17th January 2011

With a history spanning three centuries, generations of Leeds’ families have enjoyed pantomimes, comedy, music and more at City Varieties. Guest blogger Nev Jopson blogs about how you can help the £9.2m restoration scheme. The City Varieties has launched a Name a Seat scheme to support the refurbishment of the world-famous music hall.

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Blog: Arts Council funding, up to 200 organisations could be culled

17th January 2011

With just two weeks until the deadline, reminders are sent out as arts groups scramble to convince ACE that they deserve cash “blogs”: http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/culture-cuts-blog/2011/jan/18/arts-council Mark Brown for The Guardian Culture Cuts Blog.

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All options open for future of Workington's Carnegie Theatre

15th January 2011

Allerdale council has pledged to consider all possible options for the future of Workington’s Carnegie Theatre. The news follows a meeting of the council’s executive committee this week where councillors heard that proposals from two local arts groups to take over the running of the theatre could not be taken forward due to Government cuts.

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Peterborough Broadway rises from the ashes under a new management

15th January 2011

Peterborough’s Broadway Theatre is to reopen next month for the first time since a fire forced it to close its doors in early 2009. At the time, it was feared that damage from the blaze – which affected both the stage and the 1,200-seat auditorium – would cause the venue to close permanently.

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