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Belgrade Theatre hit by Government arts cuts

29th October 2010

The Belgrade’s B2 auditorium and its work with youngsters and the disadvantaged could be the first casualties of nearly £75,000 funding cuts. The theatre – a registered charity – is totally reliant on Government grants, including cash from Arts Council England and the city council.

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Culture shock for Darlington

29th October 2010

It was always going to the case that the reality of the Government’s public sector squeeze would only really hit home when local councils began to reveal details of the cuts they are being forced to make. Darlington Borough Council led the way today by announcing that 400 jobs are to go, with the Civic Theatre and the Arts Centre in line to close unless alternative funding can be found quickly.

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Plymouth Barbican Theatre boss says the show must go on - despite budget cuts

29th October 2010

The show must go on, a Plymouth theatre boss pledged after more than £120,000 was slashed from city arts funding. Sheila Snellgrove, chief executive of the Barbican Theatre, said news of a 6.9 per cent cut in next year’s Arts Council funding came as “something of a relief” after they were warned to prepare for cuts of up to 30 per cent.

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Blog: Somerset County Crazy Council et al.

29th October 2010

We all knew they were coming. We knew they wouldn’t be pretty. It was a bit like an ominous C-list movie trailer with Su Pollard on voiceover duties. And as the shock begins to sink in for all those facing massive budget cuts, we’re starting to hear how local councils are planning to deal with their own monetary shortfalls and it’s not good news blogs David Grewcock from The Stage.

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Blog: The naming game continues….

29th October 2010

This week saw the arts funding cuts already starting to bite, when ACE announced the first tranche of across-the-board reductions; but also the first signs of the sponsorship culture that’s going to fill the gap for some blogs Mark Shenton for The Stage..

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Norwich Puppet Theatre celebrates 30 year anniversary

28th October 2010

Norwich Puppet Theatre is marking its 30th birthday by hosting a fundraising auction of puppets that have been customised by top celebrities. The birthday celebrations will run from 29 November to 4 December 2010.

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Plymouth theatre boss says the show must go on - despite budget cuts

28th October 2010

The show must go on, a Plymouth theatre boss pledged after more than £120,000 was slashed from city arts funding. Sheila Snellgrove, chief executive of the Barbican Theatre, said news of a 6.9 per cent cut in next year’s Arts Council funding came as “something of a relief” after they were warned to prepare for cuts of up to 30 per cent. “The show definitely goes on,” she said. But she warned that culture was still on a knife-edge as Plymouth City Council, which delivers sizeable arts subsidies, battles to balance its budget.

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Theatre Royal in Dumfries seeks urgent repairs funding

28th October 2010

A survey of Scotland’s oldest working theatre has found urgent repairs and maintenance must be carried out to safeguard its future.

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Scottish Minister gives assurances over Byre Theatre's future

28th October 2010

Scotland’s culture minister has given assurance that work will be undertaken to ensure the future of a Fife theatre after it lost its appeal for government funding.

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Shaftesbury Theatre puts finishing touches on £2m renovation

28th October 2010

London’s Shaftesbury Theatre will today unveil its £2 million programme of renovation and refurbishment. Work will be finished in time for tonight’s opening night of Flashdance and includes a major restoration of the Grade II-listed building’s exterior facades and its original Edwardian canopy.

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