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Gomp/Arts Blog: What is the future for arts funding?

25th January 2011

BBC’s Arts Editor Will Gompertz blogs on this morning’s culture select committee where the Arts Council England’s chair Liz Forgan and chief executive Alan Davey were being put through their paces.

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Leeds ballet centre opens doors for visitors

25th January 2011

The doors of a multi-million pound ballet and dance centre in Leeds have been opened to the public. The six-storey building includes seven dance studios, a 230-seater studio theatre along with wardrobe facilities, meeting rooms, a hot tub, sauna and physiotherapist facilities.

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Newcastle Theatre Royal loses out to RSC budget cuts

25th January 2011

The Royal Shakespeare company has announced it will not bring a full season of plays to Newcastle this year due to funding pressures. Michael Boyd, artistic director, said it would resume its “long-standing relationship” with the city in 2012. He said work would be concentrated in Stratford-upon-Avon due to a 6.9% cut in funding and the opening of the new Royal Shakespeare and Swan Theatres.

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Community in bid to save Penrith Alhambra

24th January 2011

A community group could take over the running of the building in which Penrith’s closure-threatened Alhambra cinema and Opera Bingo venue are located, say campaigners.

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E-petition set up over Powys arts funding cuts

24th January 2011

The arts campaign camapaign4creativity, has set up an e-petition with the Welsh Assembly to put pressure on the Art Council Wales after it cut funding to the art organisations in Powys.

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Premiere of Doncaster Civic and Cultural Quarter movie

24th January 2011

A digital animation of how Doncaster’s new Civic and Cultural Quarter (CCQ) will look has been released. The short film shows what visitors to the CCQ can expect from the three important first phase developments of this regeneration project led by Doncaster Council and development partner Muse Developments.

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Edinburgh’s Assembly Theatre moves to George Square

24th January 2011

Edinburgh Festival Fringe venue operator Assembly Theatre has signed a three-year deal that will see the centre of its operations move to George Square in the city’s Southside. The move had been forced on the company for this year by the renovation of the Assembly Rooms in the New Town, which it has occupied for the last 30 years.

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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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