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First glimpse of Doncaster’s new performance venue

28th July 2010

Details of Doncaster’s much-awaited new £22.5million performance venue have been revealed. The focal point of the sleek glass-fronted design is the stylish main entrance that is accessed from the public square. Hand-crafted copper gives the building warmth, while the glass frontage showcases the internal aspects giving the building a friendly, welcoming feel.

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Proposed Wigan performing arts venue loses out from bid to plug gap from NWDA cuts

28th July 2010

Funding has been withdrawn for Wigan council’s £8.5m Leigh Turnpike project to create a major new performing arts venue with a library, art gallery and theatre.

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Welsh Assembly Government grant goes to 24 historic buildings in Wales including its oldest theatre

27th July 2010

The oldest theatre and largest chapel in Wales are among 24 historic buildings to be offered grants totalling almost £1m. The money is being made available by the Welsh Assembly Government to carry out repairs and restoration.

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Liverpool Everyman Theatre amongst projects hit by funding axe

27th July 2010

The redevelopment of Liverpool’s Everyman theatre is amongst the projects that will lose funding as a result of cuts in the North West Development Agency’s budget. The agency has told 101 projects they will no longer receive planned funding.

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Smaje to join Hull Truck as chief executive

27th July 2010

Hull Truck Theatre has appointed Theatre Royal Bath associate director Andrew Smaje as its chief executive. The new role has been created following a review of Hull Truck’s management structure.

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Blog: Arts funding cuts reveal the government's poor business sense

27th July 2010

The arts are affordable and profitable, costing as little to fund as half a pint of milk a week per person. The government would be idiotic to cut them blogs Daniel Bye for The Guardian.

Source: The Guardian Theatre Blog – Daniel Bye


Oldham Coliseum wins £1.45m for four-year renovation

27th July 2010

Oldham Coliseum has been awarded £1.45 million by its local council to conduct essential repairs to the building. The funding is part of a £32 million capital investment programme planned by Oldham Council, which will also include improving roads and other regeneration projects.

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12m wind-check mast set to be fixed to Derby's Assembly Rooms roof

27th July 2010

A test mast is to be placed on top of Derby’s Assembly Rooms to monitor how much energy could be produced from wind power. And a solar panel is also being fixed to the same 12m mast to see if it would get enough sunshine to generate electricity to power the building.

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Funding success for Rhondda Cynon Taf Theatres

27th July 2010

Rhondda Cynon Taf Theatres are celebrating after being named as one of eight core venues for Wales that will continue to be funded by the Arts Council of Wales from 2011 onwards.

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Belfast Opera House cuts staffing

27th July 2010

Cost cutting has reached the arts world with Belfast’s iconic Grand Opera House now having to look at cost savings. The Opera House Trust that manages the Victorian theatre in central Belfast has approved plans for a staff reorganisation following recommendations from its own executive team.

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