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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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Carlisle's Lonsdale campaigners to meet council chief again

25th August 2010

Campaigners are stepping up their fight to restore and re-open Carlisle’s former Lonsdale cinema. They have formed a charitable trust, the Lonsdale Arts Trust, which aims to take over the derelict art-deco building in Warwick Road and convert it into a theatre, cinema and arts centre.

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Logo is revealed for iconic Corby Cube

24th August 2010

The logo for the iconic Corby Cube has been revealed as the town counts down to its opening. Created by Sea Design, the logo will be used to brand all the services being offered at the multi-million pound complex. Council leader Pat Fawcett said: “The Corby Cube is a significant part of the Parkland Gateway and we are excited that in just a matter of months residents in Corby will be able to visit their new civic hub.

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Liverpool Everyman gets green light for £28m revamp

24th August 2010

Liverpool Everyman’s proposed £28 million redevelopment has been given the go-ahead by the city council, after planning permission was granted for the Haworth Tompkins-designed scheme.

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Monty Python's Terry Jones' joy at Theatr Colwyn revamp

24th August 2010

Wales’ oldest operating theatre – Theatr Colwyn in Colwyn Bay – is to undergo a major facelift after receiving £750.000. Actor Terry Jones of Monty Python fame, who is from the town, said he was “so happy” to hear of the funding. The project has won £500,000 Welsh Assembly Government funding, and Conwy council is providing match funding. Work on redeveloping the 125-year-old council-run venue will start shortly.

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