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Darlington Council holds budget cut meeting

9th November 2010

Darlington residents have been having their say about where the axe should fall in proposed budget cuts. More than 400 council jobs are set to go and a historic theatre could close as the Labour-controlled authority attempts a £22m reduction in spending.

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Residents 'up in arms' over demise of Bonington Theatre in Arnold

9th November 2010

Users of the Bonington Theatre in Arnold are “up in arms” over closure plans and are launching a campaign to keep it running. Bob Massey, technical manager of the theatre, said around 400 signatures have been collected for an anti-closure petition. The closure proposals are part of Gedling Borough Council’s £10m scheme to redevelop Arnold town centre, which also includes closing two leisure centres and a community centre.

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Grant sets stage for Aberdeen's Tivoli theatre comeback

8th November 2010

The resurrection of a historic Aberdeen theatre has taken a step forward thanks to a successful bid for more than £500,000 of funding. The Tivoli, which has been described as a “national treasure”, has not seen a performance since the 1960s. The Green Townscape Heritage Initiative has awarded a £508,700 grant for restoration work

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BIG launches £75 million grant scheme for community buildings

8th November 2010

The BIG Lottery Fund has announced it will be investing an additional £75 million specifically for rural and urban ommunity-use buildings, through its Reaching Communities programme.

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Darlington Civic prices cannot be increased

8th November 2010

Ticket prices at a threatened theatre cannot be raised to make up for its lost subsidy, a leading councillor has warned. Darlington Borough Council has proposed to withdraw its support of the Civic Theatre as part of a review of cultural services. The review will save a total of £1.7m towards the council’s £22m target over four years.

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Borehamwood's Ark Theatre celebrates one year anniversary

8th November 2010

Theatregoes hand in hand with Borehamwood’s television and film heritage and residents rejoiced when this time last year the area got a new theatre, the Ark. The Ark’s curtain rose for the first time last year on November 7 and the venue has since played host to 23 different companies and staged 32 performances including musical theatre and stand-up.

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Chorley Little Theatre celebrates refurbishment

8th November 2010

There’s never been more reason for members of Chorley Little Theatre to celebrate. It’s exactly 100 years since the building opened and 55 since Chorley Amateur Dramatic and Operatic Society, or CADOS, took up residence. In the last 18 months the building has also seen a £100,000 plus refurbishment and the future is looking good for the 2010-2011 season which is now well underway.

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New performance centre opens at Cornish university

6th November 2010

University College Falmouth has opened a new multi-million pound performance centre at its Tremough Campus in Penryn, as part of its wider ambition to create a new specialist Arts University in Cornwall by 2013.

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Higher education – universities with arts courses bear the brunt

5th November 2010

More than one in 10 universities is braced to see public funding wiped out, according to Labour figures. In last month’s spending review, George Osborne announced that the teaching budget for the country’s 208 higher education establishments would be cut from £7.1billion to £4.2billion by 2014.

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Take the stage – Stories from local Finsbury Park lives to inspire first play in new Park Theatre

5th November 2010

The new privately funded theatre planned for Finsbury Park’s first production will be based on the life stories of people living in the area. The 200-seat Park Theatre will be built in what is now a disused office block by the Wells Terrace exit of the tube station, and the curtain is due to rise in 2012.

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