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Scottish Arts Council cut Byre Theatre in final funding round

17th June 2010

The Scottish Arts Council has announced £16 million of core Flexible Funding Awards to 60 arts organisations over the two years beginning April 2011, in the final major decision before its functions are taken over by Creative Scotland. The total grants are an increase of almost £2 million over the previous two-year funding round. Individual awards range from £50,000 to £300,000 a year, “to create work to be celebrated at home and beyond”, according to the SAC.

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Hull Truck joins Prime Minister's Better Public Building Award shortlist

17th June 2010

The list of finalists recognises 22 outstanding buildings across the country. The Hull Truck theatre is one of various arts buildings shortlisted. The Hull Truck Theatre has a new home with a 440-seat auditorium, and Hull city centre has a beautifully crafted new landmark. The building’s brick structure echoes the city’s grand old warehouses, with the industrial aesthetic reinforced through use of steelwork set into brick and bolted onto concrete walls.

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Fresh hope over Scarborough Futurist theatre's future

17th June 2010

Scarborough’s Futurist Theatre could be saved after conservation experts visited the venue to assess its potential for listed status. Consultants from English Heritage carried out a detailed inspection of the historic theatre to scrutinise its facilities in the wake of potential re-development.

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Film Clip: Peep behind the scenes at the London Coliseum

17th June 2010

Watch a Pathe video newsreel of what the audiences dont see behind the scenes at the London Coliseum from 1926 showing the revolve and the grand master in action.

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The only way is up for the Lyric Theatre in Belfast

17th June 2010

The performing arts in Northern Ireland scaled new heights today as the Lyric reached the highest point in the construction of its new theatre. With the core building structure complete, the theatre has now cemented its place within a new Belfast skyline in its state-of-the-art home on Ridgeway Street.

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London's National Theatre submits £70m facelift plans

16th June 2010

London’s National Theatre has submitted a planning application for a £70m facelift for its Grade II listed home. Theatre director Nicholas Hytner said he wanted “to open our building up to audiences, passers-by and the local community”. If Lambeth Council gives the go-ahead this autumn, work is due to start by early 2012, dependent upon fundraising.

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It's your chance to name Llanelli's new theatre complex

16th June 2010

Llanelli residents being asked to help come up with a name for the town’s new theatre and arts complex. A public consultation is being launched to help find the best name for the yet-to-be-built £14.6 million cultural hub, which is designed to help breathe new life into the town.

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BAC awarded more than £170,000 towards redevelopment plans

15th June 2010

Battersea Arts Centre has been awarded £171,300 from the Heritage Lottery Fund to develop plans for restoring its Old Town Hall home. The funding allows the venue to draw up full plans for its redevelopment – including improved access, infrastructure and facilities – and it now has up to two years to submit detailed plans and apply for the £2,444,300 it is seeking from the HLF for the whole project.

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Demolition order for Wallsend theatre causes concern

15th June 2010

North Tyneside’s Borough Theatre has been marked for demolition by the local council despite the fact that heritage body Theatres Trust has been “inundated” with calls to save the building. The Wallsend venue has been largely unused for ten years. North Tyneside Council recently acquired the building and intends to demolish it and bring forward plans for a residential development on the site.

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New lease of life proposed for Matlock Bath Pavilion

15th June 2010

The Matlock Bath Pavilion Group is currently putting together detailed plans for the venue, which it is to present to owner Derbyshire Dales District Council in August. If the plans are approved, the site will become a multi-arts space including a 400-seat theatre using the original proscenium arch stage. The theatre would stage a mixture of local and touring theatre groups.

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