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Lyric Theatre in Bridport back in business

12th November 2010

A small puppet theatre company plans to re-open the derelict Lyric Theatre in Bridport. The company, Stuff and Nonsense, hopes to convert the attic space into artist studios as well as producing and hosting productions. The previous owners intended to convert the building into flats but planning permission was refused by the council.

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Noises off: Closing time at Edinburgh's Forest Cafe?

11th November 2010

Can campaigning bloggers save the home of Forest Fringe, which is under threat? Or venues elsewhere? blogs Chris Wilkinson for The Guardian.

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BloggingShakespeare: To thrust or not to thrust by Stanley Wells

11th November 2010

Janet Suzman’s production of Antony and Cleopatra at the Liverpool Playhouse was a great success, acclaimed by critics and audiences alike. Paul Edmondson wrote perceptively about it in his blog last week. It was, necessarily at that address, unfashionable in being played on a proscenium arch stage blogs Stanley Wells.

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North Devon Theatre's Trust 'puts millions into economy'

11th November 2010

Millions of pounds were pumped into the local economy thanks to theatres and the North Devon Festival, according to a new report. Theatres generated £6.1 million in 2009/2010, figures from North Devon Theatre’s Trust show. The Trust, a charitable company, runs the Queen’s in Barnstaple, the Landmark in Ilfracombe, the North Devon Festival, and a museums service.

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RSAMD plans name change

11th November 2010

The Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama is entering a two-month period of consultation over a proposal to change its name to the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

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Westminster Theatre rebuild hopes dashed again

11th November 2010

Plans to resurrect the Westminster Theatre have been dealt yet another blow, after it emerged the operator behind ambitious plans to relaunch the venue and rename it after 19th century actor Edmund Kean has been removed from the project.

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Elgin's former Red Shoes Theatre shuts down

11th November 2010

The Venue which reopened just last month has shut its doors for good. The Red Shoes Theatre in Elgin – which once played host to The Beatles – was relaunched as The Venue. But the Edwards family, the theatre’s owners, have announced its closure, saying the concerts at the Elgin venue were not making money.

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Torchwood star in Gwent Theatre film against cuts

11th November 2010

Torchwood star Gareth David-Lloyd appears in a film made in support of a theatre group facing closure due to funding cuts. Gwent Theatre, a theatre in education group based in Abergavenny, has launched a public campaign against a decision by the Arts Council of Wales to end its annual grant of £250,000.

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If you think the cuts to arts funding will have no effect, you are either deluded, in denial or dishonest...

10th November 2010

Charlotte Higgins addressed the PHF Awards for Artists reception 2010 from Paul Hamlyn Foundation on Vimeo. The text of her speech on 10 November at the Paul Hamlyn awards for artists and composers follows: “Ladies and gentlemen, let me first say what a privilege it is to be asked to speak tonight.

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Tory shire says 'the party's over' for arts funding as Somerset wields axe

10th November 2010

Council stops direct grants to save ‘the vital services’, prompting Samuel West to lead attack on ‘short-sighted cuts’.

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