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ACE budget cut by almost a third

20th October 2010

Comprehensive Spending Review: Arts Council England’s budget will be cut by 29.6% over the next four years by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. Culture secretary Jeremy Hunt has asked ACE that total funding for regularly funded organisations is not cut by more than 15% over the spending review period.

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Cultural leaders hit out at “short-sighted” funding decisions

20th October 2010

Comprehensive Spending Review: Arts leaders have hit out at the government’s decision to cut Arts Council England by almost 30% over the next four years, saying it is “short-sighted”, “demoralising” and that it “borders on idiocy”.

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Plan to secure Theatr Harlech's future revealed

20th October 2010

Plans to secure the future of a theatre which lost £70,000 in funding have been revealed. Management at Theatr Harlech put forward their scheme at a public meeting. There would be far fewer performances at the theatre itself but more community involvement. The proposal would need the backing of the Arts Council of Wales and a bid for a £55,000 grant has been submitted.

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Plan to secure Theatr Harlech's future

19th October 2010

New plans have been unveiled to try to secure the future of a theatre which lost £70,000 in funding. The future of Theatr Harlech in Gwynedd was called into question after it was announced in August that its four full-time employees were to lose their jobs.

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Edinburgh Arts venues pushed to the fringe in £2 million sell-off

19th October 2010

Two major Fringe venues have been placed on the market as part of a major £2 million property sell-off. The Edinburgh University Settlement is to sell Bristo Church, home to the Forest Cafe arts centre, for £1.1m, seven years after it purchased the property.

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Fight to save condemned Workington Opera House to continue

18th October 2010

Campaigners are to continue fighting to save Workington’s derelict Opera House from the bulldozers – despite the go-ahead being given for the building to be demolished. Allerdale councillors last week approved outline planning permission for the building to be knocked down and replaced by apartments and shops.

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Hopes raised for future of Theatr Harlech

18th October 2010

The board of a Gwynedd theatre which lost £70,000 in funding earlier this year says it is working towards keeping the venue open. The future of Theatr Harlech was called into question after it was announced in August that its four full-time employees were to lose their jobs. Director Jacqui Banks said the board was “confident” of finding an answer.

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Blog: Why we should drink to big operas in small pubs

18th October 2010

Opera doesn’t have to be produced in grand venues to make an impact. Just look at what we’ve done to the King’s Head blogs Adam Spreadbury-Maher

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Fight to save Bedford's theatre

18th October 2010

A campaign group has been started to fight plans to close the Civic Theatre in Bedford. The borough council wants to use the building for new offices and a so-called ‘one stop shop’ for council tax and housing advice. The council says the plan would save a million pounds. Anna Todd reports for the BBC.

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All set for busy time at Lowestoft’s Marina

15th October 2010

This weekend brings the first in a number of top comedy acts set to appear at the Marina Theatre over coming months. Following on from previous successes with Alan Carr, Lee Evans and Michael McIntyre, the Marina welcomes Shappi Khorsandi and Jon Richardson tomorrow at 8pm, with more comedy to follow over coming months to include Rich Hall, Kevin Bridges, Rob Rouse and Russell Kane.

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