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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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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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