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First look at plans for The New Victoria, Edinburgh?

15th October 2010

A vision of The New Victoria, a proposed multi arts venue for the iconic former Odeon cinema in Edinburgh’s Southside, has been released today. The planned project], would include space for film, theatre, arts and music, as well as a cafe and bar.

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Asghar concerned at loss of Gwent Theatre funding

15th October 2010

Shadow Minister for Equality Mohammad Asghar voiced his displeasure at the Arts Council of Wales’ decision to withdraw funding for Gwent Theatre in the Senedd on Wednesday. The Theatre is set to lose £250,000 of funding.

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Southport Cultural Centre development on track

15th October 2010

Work on Southport’s £15million Cultural Centre is well underway. New photographs released by Sefton Council show the extent of the work already carried out on site. Artist impressions also reveal what the 21st-century theatre, museum and music venue will look like when completed in 2013.

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Welsh community theatres need more assistance to survive

15th October 2010

Plaid Cymru’s Leanne Wood has been exploring ways of safeguarding a Rhondda theatre threatened with closure. The AM for South Wales Central made representations about Cwmparc’s Parc Hall theatre to Heritage Minister Alun Ffred Jones during questions in the Senedd this week.

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Workington Opera House flats plans passed but campaign goes on

14th October 2010

Allerdale council has approved outline plans for new shops and apartments on the site of Workington’s redundant opera house. It was the third time that the plans, by Graves (Cumberland) Ltd, to demolish the Ladies Walk building and three shops below it had gone before Allerdale council’s development panel.

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DCMS quango cuts announced

14th October 2010

A third of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport’s public bodies are to be scrapped or reformed including an overhaul of Ofcom, it was announced today.

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Nominations for Stage Award for Special Achievement in Regional Theatre revealed

14th October 2010

A drama school, a lighting designer, two national theatres, an east London venue and a new writing company make up the list of nominations for this year’s The Stage Award for Special Achievement in Regional Theatre. The award forms part of the Theatrical Management Association Theatre Awards 2010, in association with The Stage.

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Theatr Colwyn's £700,000 revamp is underway

14th October 2010

Theatr Colwyn closed this week as a £700,000 revamp got underway to transform the Victorian venue. A new glass frontage to the building is central to the work which will also see the theatre’s reception area opened out into a cafe and bar with improved disabled access. Toilets will be moved downstairs while the current bar will become a meeting room for functions and a lift will also be included.

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Future of iconic Cochrane Theatre in doubt as Grange Hotels plan take centre stage

14th October 2010

It was Camden’s “Swinging Sixties” stage – a playhouse associated with the likes of legendary director Peter Brook and controversial playwright Joe Orton. But now it has emerged that the Cochrane Theatre in Holborn could be facing the wrecker’s ball under plans being drawn up by a luxury hotel chain.

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Gwent Theatre steps up fight to reverse Welsh funding cuts

13th October 2010

Gwent Theatre has taken its case for funding to the Welsh Assembly Government, after Arts Council Wales decided to cut its grant from next year. Representatives from Gwent and Spectacle Theatre, two of the three Theatre in Education companies in Wales that have been cut in ACW’s recent investment review, have presented evidence to the Community and Culture Committee of WAG about the situation.

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