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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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Hopes high for return of The Mac faithful, Belfast

23rd August 2010

Two years on from the unveiling of its plans to relocate, one of Belfast’s best-known arts venues is well on the way to finishing its new building in the Cathedral Quarter. The Mac will be a six-storey building beside St Anne’s Square that will include two theatres, three major art galleries, a dance studio, workshop spaces and offices, as well as a café and bar. It is currently scheduled to open at the end of 2011.

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Dumfries Theatre Royal future examined

23rd August 2010

A report is expected to be released later this week to determine the future of Scotland’s oldest working theatre.

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Book: New book charts rise of Dundee Rep Theatre

20th August 2010

The first comprehensive history of the Dundee Repertory Theatre has gone on sale. Local author and historian Linda Caston called into the theatre on Thursday to deliver her new book, which charts the development of the theatre from 1939 to the present day.

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Funding for new Doncaster theatre hangs in the balance

20th August 2010

The future of a new £22.5 million theatre is unclear after more than a third of the funding was delayed as part of the Government spending cuts. Regional development agency Yorkshire Forward had pledged £9.1 million towards the cost of the performance venue which will be part of Doncaster’s £300 million Civic and Cultural Quarter (CCQ). But Yorkshire Forward’s contribution is now in doubt after the agency was instructed to make in-year cuts by central government.

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