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King's Theatre restoration campaign gathers pace

25th October 2010

In its heyday at the beginning of the 20th century the King’s Theatre in Dundee played host to superstars such as Harry Lauder, music hall queen Marie Lloyd and Dundee-born entertainer Will Fyffe. The impressive red sandstone building located in the city’s Cowgate now operates as a nightclub and has been described by UK advisory body the Theatres Trust as a “handsome” structure that “could have become a great asset to the City of Dundee.”

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Review of arts funding in Greater Manchester proposed

25th October 2010

A major review of arts funding in Greater Manchester is set to take place, following the Spending Review. The Association of Greater Manchester Authorities (AGMA) supports arts and charitable organisations with a £3.7m grants scheme. It helps fund 38 organisations.

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Irish government spends €400k on hunt for new Abbey home

25th October 2010

Almost €400,000 has been spent in the search for a new home for Ireland’s national theatre, the Abbey – but so far without success..Arts minister Mary Hanafin told the Irish parliament that she was the fifth minister to have responsibility for the project and was awaiting an expert group’s report on whether the theatre could be rehoused in the General Post Office on Dublin’s O’Connell Street.

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Arts Organisations to Campaign against SCC proposal to cut arts budget by 100%

25th October 2010

Somerset County Council will be considering a proposal to cut the arts budget by 100% at their cabinet meeting on Monday 1st November at Somerset College and the public is being asked to support the county’s arts organisations as they campaign against the decision.

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New book: Backstage Brighton - Theatre-going in Brighton & Hove

25th October 2010

In 1900 Brighton had more theatres than anywhere in the UK outside London. Backstage Brighton celebrates theatre and theatre-going in the city past and present. If you ever wondered what once stood on the site of the Brighton Centre or why the Sallis Benney is so-called, then you’ll be enthralled by the book’s fascinating journey through the history and heritage of Brighton & Hove’s many theatrical venues.

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Alexandra Palace undergoes management and branding shake-up

24th October 2010

Alexandra Palace has unveiled a new management team and brand in bid to put it back at the heart of the events industry. The iconic north London venue will now be known as Alexandra Palace The People’s Palace, to reflect its public ownership and celebrate the varied audiences who visit it.

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BBC 2 The Review Show - Spending Cuts

22nd October 2010

Culture Minister Ed Vaizey, Former Culture Secretary Ben Bradshaw, Director of Cornerhouse, Manchester, Dave Moultrey and Director of the Barbican Centre Sir Nicholas Kenyon discuss the impact of the CSR on the Arts world.

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Please talk to us before you wield the axe say Ayrshire Youth Forum

22nd October 2010

Speak to young people before you make cuts. That’s the message to South Ayrshire Council. And youngsters in Maybole want the law changed to ensure it happens. It was theatre and swimming pool closures in South Ayrshire that prompted Maybole youth forum members to act.

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Spending review - Somerset Theatres lose all funding

22nd October 2010

Somerset County Council has removed all funding for theatres across Somerset. Louise Cook, Director of Taunton’s Taachi-Morris Arts Centre, believes that the decision could have a massive impact on the local community. She said: “The arts is often perceived as an easy target for government funding cuts, in that it can be seen as an extravagance. But what is often overlooked is the enormous impact of the arts across the whole community,”

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On Culture: Will philanthropists save the arts?

21st October 2010

The government has taken the axe to public funding of the arts, while the culture secretary says he wants American-style philanthropists to step in. But what do the donors themselves think? discusses Charlotte Higgins for The Guardian.

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