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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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ACE avoids axe in ‘bonfire of the quangos’

26th July 2010

Arts Council England has emerged unscathed from a major “efficiency” review of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport’s arm’s length bodies, which has seen both the UK Film Council and the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council abolished.

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Demolition work to start on Theatr Gwynedd as Bangor prepares for new arts centre

26th July 2010

A new £35m PONTIO arts and innovation centre in Bangor will come a step closer this week with the start of demolition work on the Theatr Gwynedd building, the first to be demolished followed by the students’ union building and Time nightclub.

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Theatres Trust response to DCMS Written Ministerial Statement

26th July 2010

“In recognition of the important role of The Theatres Trust, we are pleased to have received the assurance that we will continue as the national advisory public body for theatres, operating as an independent statutory advisory body. The Theatres Trust remains a body corporate and the objects of The Theatres Trust Act 1976 and The Theatres Trust (Scotland) Act 1978 will remain in force.

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Gloucester Picturedrome gets grant to secure future

26th July 2010

The Picturedrome, in Barton Street, Gloucester, has already profited from thousands of pounds to help bring the theatre back to use. But now £90k from The Sainsbury’s Trust will be used to employ staff over the next three years and help with running costs.

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Waterloo East Theatre announces its first season

23rd July 2010

New venue Waterloo East Theatre has announced its first season, which is due to start in September. The theatre, which is situated under the railway arches at Waterloo East station in London, has flexible seating for up to 150 people.

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