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Witham Hall may close – if redevelopment plan fails

23rd July 2010

Public objections to plans for redeveloping the Witham Hall at Barnard Castle could jeopardise its existence, according to the trustees. Under a joint venture with Barnard Castle Vision, plans were drawn up for the hall, including a cinema, space for a theatre, conferences and other events, a gallery and a specialist food hall.

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Engineers called in as cracks form after £1m revamp of Brighouse Civic Hall

23rd July 2010

Structural engineers have been called in to investigate cracks in the rear wall of Brighouse Civic Hall – just a year after a £1m refurbishment programme was completed. The cracks have formed in the stonework around windows and doors at the back of the hall.

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Hackney Empire's Marie Lloyd bar in pub chain takeover

23rd July 2010

Hackney Empire’s bar and cafe space has been taken over by a British hospitality company. The Marie Lloyd bar will be run by Urban Inns, the owner of The Old Ship pub in Sylvester Path behind the historic theatre.

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£34k grant for Battle Memorial Hall

23rd July 2010

Battle Memorial Hall will be able to replace its condemned theatre equipment, thanks to a £34,000 grant. For many years the hall has had a theatre, but unfortunately during routine inspections it was deemed unsafe for further use.

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Most Scottish arts organisations to face deep funding cuts

23rd July 2010

New government agency Creative Scotland spending review will hit Edinburgh festival and the Traverse theatre. More than 50 of Scotland’s best-known arts organisations, including the Edinburgh festival and the Traverse theatre, face deep cuts in their grants from the new government arts agency Creative Scotland.

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Ed Vaizey denies arts funding decision is imminent

22nd July 2010

Culture minister Ed Vaizey has quashed rumours that a decision on arts sector funding is imminent, insisting that the Treasury will not decide the Department for Culture, Media and Sport’s budget until the government spending review in October.

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Belgrade Theatre, Coventry strengthens links with local business community

22nd July 2010

The Belgrade Theatre, Coventry brought together members of the local business community with an exclusive event for its Directors Club held in the award winning restaurant Petit Gourmand at the Belgrade.

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Bright future for troubled Exeter Northcott

22nd July 2010

The chief executive of Exeter Northcott, which had to be pulled out of administration, has predicted a bright future for the troubled venue as it prepares to announce its autumn schedule.

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Theatre Peckham plan ditched for closed down Children's Museum

22nd July 2010

An ex-children’s museum controversially closed down by the council has no tenant, after prospective new occupants ran into funding problems. The Livesey museum closed in February 2008 as part of that year’s budget cuts. Theatre Peckham were selected as its preferred new occupants the following December, but this week they announced they were pulling out of the agreement.

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Nuffield Theatre cut from Southampton's planned new arts quarter

22nd July 2010

A Southampton theatre has been axed from plans for a major new arts complex, the future of which hangs on a funding decision. The Arts Council will decide whether to confirm a crucial £5.7m grant for the complex – plus an additional £1.5m towards amended plans for an art gallery on the ground floor. Culture bosses at the council insist the £17m project cannot go ahead without the cash.

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