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DCMS enters funding negotiations with Treasury

9th September 2010

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport has begun negotiations with the Treasury over its spending allocation for the next four years.

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Roses Theatre eyes £3m development as means to secure future

9th September 2010

The Roses Theatre, in Tewkesbury, has outlined plans to develop the venue at a cost in the region of £3m. With dwindling grants and public funds, the theatre has begun to look at ways in which it can remain sustainable through what it describes as “difficult times”.

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Rose Design creates new Hampstead Theatre identity

8th September 2010

The consultancy was appointed in March, shortly after Ed Hall joined the theatre as artistic director. Hall had worked with Rose on previous projects at the Old Vic theatre and invited the consultancy to take part in a three-way credentials-led pitch. Rose was chosen because of its experience both in branding and campaigns, says Hampstead Theatre head of marketing Christine Bradburn.

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The Wycombe Swan's new look will be revealed next week

8th September 2010

The Wycombe Swan has been revamped with a new look for the first time since it opened- hoping to encourage bigger and better shows to the theatre. Wycombe District Council has allocated £1.195m for the refurbishment but say so far the works are well under budget. The investment comes as the new Aylesbury’s Waterside Theatre gears up for opening in October.

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Merton Council unveils new-look theatre in Wimbledon

8th September 2010

Merton Council has unveiled the revamped New Wimbledon Theatre, London, following the completion of a two-month programme of work to improve the venue’s exterior. More than £177,000 has been spent on enhancing the Grade II-listed theatre’s facade, which saw work commence in July and has seen the return of the 100ft (30.5m) statue of Laetitia, featuring a gold leaf.

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Crest set to stage comeback at Dunfermline Alhambra

8th September 2010

The Alhambra Theatre in Dunfermline aims to have a royal crest that marked the visit of the late Queen Mother back on the front of the building. Remarkably, the crest was found in the cellar of the theatre, which re-opened in 2008. The theatre first opened its doors on August 22, 1922, when it screened the silent film Over the Hill.

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New dance centre opens in Bournemouth's Pavilion Theatre

8th September 2010

A disused space within Bournemouth’s 80-year-old Pavilion Theatre has been revamped and transformed into a multi-million pound dance centre for the South West. Bournemouth Borough Council (BBC) worked with Arts Council England (ACE) and Dance South West to develop Pavilion Dance, which opened on 4 September and boasts a 200-seat theatre and backstage facilities.

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How theatre went underground – and reached the mainstream

7th September 2010

Pop-up dance in improvised hotels, site-responsive drama in railway tunnels … Theatre has broken out of the auditorium once and for all – and traditional venues are desperate to join in. The world really can be a stage. In recent years, plays have been performed in everything from fields to freight containers, public toilets to disused department stores. Open your office stationery cupboard these days and you’re likely to find a theatre company doing site-responsive Kafka inside.

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Salmond centre stage at £9.3m Clyde harbour arts centre

7th September 2010

Work has begun on a new £9.3million arts centre on the banks of the Clyde. First Minister Alex Salmond kick started the project, to replace Greenock’s old Arts Guild with a state-of-the-art facility at Greenock waterfront. He said: “I am honoured to be cutting the first sod of such an inspiring project that will not only provide a modern facility for the people of Inverclyde, but will also help drive forward regeneration throughout the region.

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State-of-the-art buildings open after Southampton City College's £48m revamp

7th September 2010

It has cost £48m and taken eight years to plan and build, but the new face of education in Southampton finally opened its doors to students yesterday. Thousands of young people got their first taste of the state-of-the-art facilities at City College. Two new buildings created as the final £34m piece of a rebuilding jigsaw at the St Mary Street campus welcomed students through their doors.

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