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Blog: National Theatre Live and coming to a cinema near you

24th January 2011

Going to the cinema to watch a Shakespearian theatre production may seem like an odd concept, but that’s just what National Theatre Live has planned for February blogs Laura Chamberlain for BBC WalesArts Online.

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Curtain to fall on famous old Newcastle Odeon building

22nd January 2011

The former Odeon cinema, Bank of England and Dex car park, which are all part of the East Pilgrim Street regeneration area in Newcastle, look set to be razed. Developer Brookfield, which owns much of the land in the area, wants to knock them down.

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Theatr Gwaun funding decision called in

22nd January 2011

The final curtain has not yet fallen at Theatr Gwaun, as the cabinet’s decision to stop operating the venue has been called in. Fishguard County Councillor Myles Pepper says while the decision was made on economic grounds, the social implications need to be considered.

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Arts Council of Northern Ireland seeks public’s support

21st January 2011

The Northern Ireland Government is seeking the public’s views in response to its draft budget for 2011-2015. In the proposed budget, the arts were hit particularly heavily facing a £4.2 million reduction or a 23% overall cut when factoring in inflation. The cut to the arts represents a disproportionate decrease when compared to other sectors.

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New Culture Forum report presents practical solutions for the arts and heritage in a changing world

21st January 2011

In the toughest fiscal climate for a generation, a new report published today recommends practical ways in which this country’s Arts and Heritage sectors can support the Big Society and contribute to economic growth and revival. The report is the product of the Culture Forum; a group of 26 cultural leaders representing all regions of England and all major art forms.

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Derby Council draft budget could spell end of Guildhall theatre plans

21st January 2011

Derby City Council has unveiled its draft budget revealing the depth of cuts proposed and showing no area is spared, reports Kirsty Green. A £17.4 million cut in Government funding and pressures on services mean Derby City Council is looking to make massive savings.

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Business people launch bid to save Ventnor Winter Gardens

21st January 2011

A rescue group comprising like-minded people from the business community in Ventnor has been set up to battle to save the Winter Gardens from the brink of closure.

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Canterbury's Marlowe Theatre site is near completion

21st January 2011

Tickets for the first performance at Canterbury’s new £25.6 million Marlowe Theatre will go on sale shortly. Theatre director Mark Everett confirmed the first tickets will be offered to friends of the theatre in March. The public will be able to book tickets from April when the cast of the pantomime Cinderella is expected to be announced.

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Hall for Cornwall puts arts on carbon cutting map

21st January 2011

Hall for Cornwall has become the first arts organisation in the UK to complete a year of carbon emission cuts as part of the nationwide 10:10 campaign, breaking its 10% target and achieving CO2 reductions of 17%.

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Newcastle Theatre Royal to hold auction of fixtures and fittings

21st January 2011

Fans of Newcastle’s Theatre Royal can bid for a piece of its history at a special auction in aid of its forthcoming £4.75m refurbishment. All 1,200 seats in the auditorium will go under the hammer unless the people – famous or otherwise – who paid to have them inscribed opt to buy them first.

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