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Theatr Harlech board to explain safeguarding plans

6th December 2010

The community in Harlech in Gwynedd is being called to a second public meeting to hear about plans which could safeguard the local theatre. About 250 people turned up for the first meeting after Theatr Harlech’s future became uncertain after it lost £70,000 of arts council funding. On Monday, members of the theatre’s board will explain how they now intend to move forward.

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Future of Barnet’s artsdepot at risk following proposed council cut

6th December 2010

Barnet Borough Council is threatening to cut the £194,000 of funding it provides to artsdepot, in a move the venue’s management has labelled “shortsighted” and one that puts the organisation in a “vulnerable position”. On Friday, the council informed the venue it had drawn up a proposal to cut the annual funding it awards the venue – the only professional one in the borough – from April 2011, in light of the Comprehensive Spending Review earlier this year.

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Blog: If you have time to read this, you have time to Save the Arts from funding cuts

6th December 2010

Why can’t we collect the 100,000 signatures needed to instigate a Commons debate on the arts? The petition needs you blogs Sarah Grochala for The Guardian.

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Exeter Northcott theatre faces new funding cuts

3rd December 2010

Arts Council England revealed last week that it was slashing its grants budget by seven per cent which affected a number of city organisations including Exeter Phoenix and Theatre Alibi. And the Echo can now reveal the amount it will award the Exeter Northcott is likely to be similarly cut.

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Soapbox Tony Jaggers: Failure to restore Hippodrome could prove costly to City of Culture hopes

3rd December 2010

Derby City Council is to be congratulated on taking the first steps towards the restoration of the Hippodrome Theatre on Green Lane It has used its powers to carry out essential work on the roof of the building overlooking Macklin Street, work that should have been carried out by Christopher Anthony, the owner.

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Foxlowe theatre trust to go it alone

3rd December 2010

A Council is considering withdrawing from a trust which is pressing ahead with its own plans to bring a theatre to Leek. The Parkside Trust has been offered nearly £8 million by a group of five mystery benefactors to convert the Foxlowe, in Market Place, into a 450-seat theatre.

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Plymouth Pavilion celebrates 20 years of entertainment

3rd December 2010

Plymouth Pavilions is renowned for being a beacon of entertainment for the city and now the venue is gearing up to celebrate a very special milestone. In September next year the site will celebrate its 20th birthday and in honour of the occasion the Pavilions is organising a year of top entertainment.

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Council snaps up sites in tourism boom for Dudley (including former Hippodrome)

3rd December 2010

Two prime sites in Dudley have been snapped up by the council paving the way for a major tourism development centred on the zoo and nearby Black Country Living Museum, it was revealed today. The deals to buy the former Gala Bingo hall (former Hippodrome) and Royal Brierley Crystal site, for an undisclosed sum, will be a big boost to long-awaited revamp of the zoo and Castle Hill area.

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RSC signs five-year deal to make Roundhouse its London home

2nd December 2010

The Royal Shakespeare Company has announced a five-year plan to present an annual London season of work at the Roundhouse in Camden. The new deal will launch in 2012, and will see it reconstructing its ‘Roundyard’ venue – a replica of the Courtyard Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon – within the Roundhouse every year until 2016.

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Royal Welsh College Music Students compose their own soundtracks for the new facility flythrough

2nd December 2010

Contemporary Music students at the RWCMD have been inspired to compose a soundtrack to accompany a 3D animation of the College’s £22.5 million new buildings. The Contemporary Music department challenged its students to interpret this innovative animation, putting their own spin on the architect’s vision.

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