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Council 'under no pressure' over Gravesend development

27th August 2010

Campaigners fighting the redevelopment of a Kent town centre have been told councillors are under no financial pressure to approve the scheme. About 300 people are expected at the Woodville Halls theatre in Gravesend when the £120m Heritage Quarter development is discussed next month.

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Sylvia Young Theatre School moves into new home

27th August 2010

Sylvia Young Theatre School has completed its move into new London premises a year later than originally planned. The new location gives it four times as much space and allows it to increase the number of students it enrols.

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Exhibition: A Theatre for Dumfries

27th August 2010

A very special exhibition opened at The Midsteeple in Dumfries. ‘A Theatre for Dumfries’ celebrates the Golden Jubilee of the re-opening of the Theatre Royal as a drama venue in 1960, and also seeks to draw attention to the on-going value of having a successful, working theatre in Dumfries.

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Derbyshire's Pavilion Gardens to open event space after £2.5m revamp

27th August 2010

The Pavilion Arts Centre in Buxton is to open conference and event space next month following a redevelopment project. The centre will focus on winning high-profile corporate business and attracting residential conferences of up to four days, said High Peak Borough Council head of visitor services Terry Crawford.

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More of Oswaldtwistle Civic Theatre to be revamped

26th August 2010

Plans to revamp more of Oswaldtwistle Civic Theatre are back on the cards following a VAT windfall. An additional £300,000 will be spent on improving the first floor theatre space itself, following the unveiling of the ground floor Civic Arts Centre on which £400,000 has been spent. Originally plans to renovate the entire building had hinged on a £1.6million lottery bid, which was turned down.

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Future of St Albans’ Maltings Arts Theatre in your hands

26th August 2010

St Albans council is keen to refurbish the Maltings Arts Theatre and provide access to film, live theatre and other events. The council is asking both local residents and theatre-goers what they like and dislike about the venue currently and their views on the type of programming it should provide before drawing up final plans.

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London arts threat as £26m scheme faces axe

26th August 2010

Theatres across the capital are bracing themselves for further funding cuts, after it emerged that London Councils is considering scrapping a £26.4 million scheme that supports arts and voluntary organisations across the city.

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Mervyn King gives Canterbury's Marlowe Theatre backing

25th August 2010

The new £25.6m Marlowe in Canterbury needs a further £1.75m and has unveiled a sponsorship scheme to appeal to small and medium enterprises willing to inject at least £5,000. Backed by the Governor of the Bank of England it is seeking business support to finish the project.

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Dumfries Royal Theatre closure threat

25th August 2010

The oldest working theatre in Scotland that’s underthreat of closure. The Theatre Royal in Dumfries once played host to such illustrious stars as Robert Burns. But the guild of players who run it say it needs repairs to the roof – and a new heating system.

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Loan helps save historic Kenton theatre in Oxfordshire

25th August 2010

An anonymous company has helped secure the future of Oxfordshire’s oldest theatre with a £70,000 loan. The Kenton Theatre in Henley-on-Thames needed to raise enough money to buy the freehold of the building and save it from closure. Campaigners suffered a set back in July when a £100,000 grant from South Oxfordshire District Council was turned down.

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