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Friends aim to take over Theatr Gwaun in Fishguard

29th July 2010

Volunteers are hoping to take on the running of a cinema and theatre in Fishguard to keep it open. Pembrokeshire council, which subsidises Theatr Gwaun, says attendances are so low, some in single figures, it may close by the end of the year. Users have put together a business plan in the hope the authority will transfer ownership to them.

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Islington's former Carlton theatre refit fight rages on

29th July 2010

The multi-million pound renovation of the borough’s famous former bingo hall will come before a planning committee tonight – but the battle between the applicants and the council is far from over.

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Work to start on the Weston-super-Mare's Blakehay Theatre revamp

29th July 2010

Work started this week on a £160,000 to update and improve The Blakehay Theatre in Wadham Street. The 200-seat theatre is used as a base during the day by Weston College students and in the evenings on an occasional basis by local drama groups.

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The Communities and Local Government Committee has launched an inquiry into localism

29th July 2010

The Communities and Local Government Committee has launched an inquiry into the Government’s plans for localism and decentralisation of public services.

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Blog: Arts funding cuts will bring down the curtain on our theatre's golden age

28th July 2010

The measures proposed by the Tory new breed will force our theatres to avoid artistic risks. We cannot allow this to happen, blogs Billy Elliot and The Pitmen Painters writer Lee Hall for The Guardian.

Source: The Guardian Theatre Blog – Lee Hall


Arts for everyone is cheap considering its rich returns

28th July 2010

A 25% cut won’t be plugged by philanthropy. To take this paltry sum is a political gesture, not a financial necessity. In less than a year shrouds will be waving, bloody stumps displayed with empty begging bowls as the coalition lays into public services. It will be hard to tell who is most seriously injured as attention focuses on rising hospital waiting lists, or falling hopes for a blighted, workless generation.

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The Culture, Media and Sport Committee issues a call for evidence on Funding of the Arts and Heritage

28th July 2010

The Culture, Media and Sport Committee has launched a new inquiry into the funding of the Arts and Heritage.

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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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