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Cabe pours praise on Haworth Tompkins' Everyman

30th June 2010

CABE has showered praise on Haworth Tompkins’ designs for the £28 million Everyman Theatre redevelopment in Liverpool. Detailed plans for the project, which is expected to start on site next spring, were submitted to Liverpool Council at the end of May.

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Rhyl Pavilion to lose Assembly funding

30th June 2010

Rhyl Pavilion is to lose Assembly funding from April 2011 following an announcement from the Arts Council of Wales. Alun Ffred Jones, Minister for Heritage, said: “There is, from 2011-12, to be a concentration of its resources on fewer arts bodies. He claimed this was essential to secure a viable and durable arts sector.

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Yorkshire Forward cuts affect Scarborough cultural projects

30th June 2010

Schemes in Scarborough are to be affected by £40 million of cuts that regional development agency Yorkshire Forward has had to cut from its 2010/11 budget. Scarborough has been hit with the deferral of £289,550 from assistance acquiring leases forming part of the development of its Futurist Theatre complex, as well as deferring an £800,000 for the redevelopment of Scarborough Spa and surrounding public realm works.

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Welsh Arts venues escape the worst of funding cuts

30th June 2010

Funding for South Wales’ major arts venues has been secured after they were excluded from a programme of cuts. St David’s Hall, Chapter Arts Centre and the Sherman Theatre in Cardiff keep hold of their annual grant from the Arts Council of Wales (ACW) and may see it increased in future.

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Funding hope for Aberdeen's historic Tivoli theatre

29th June 2010

A historic Aberdeen theatre which is falling into disrepair could be set to stage a comeback. A local businessman is hoping to secure funding that could see it restored to its former glory. Brian Hendry is applying for more than £500,000 from the city’s Green Townscape Heritage Initiative, which will make a decision in September.

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Kenton theatre in Henley-on-Thames suffers set back

29th June 2010

A campaign to save Oxfordshire’s oldest theatre has suffered a set back due to funding. The Kenton Theatre had hoped to secure a grant of £100,000 from South Oxfordshire District Council to help buy the freehold of the building. But the Henley-on-Thames venue’s application has been recommended for refusal.

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Blog: Green dreams - how can theatre cut its carbon emissions?

29th June 2010

Environmental consultancy Julie’s Bicycle is helping creative organisations minimise their environmental impact – and has got theatres working together at last blogs Chris Wilkinson for The Guardian Theatre blog.

Source: The Guardian Theatre Blog – Chris Wilkinson


Arts Council of Wales to cut funding portfolio by a third

29th June 2010

Arts Council of Wales plans to reduce its portfolio of revenue funded organisations by almost a third, it has revealed in an investment review. It has announced plans to award core annual funding to 71 organisations, including four that have not had RFO status in the past. The new funding arrangements will begin on April 1, 2011.

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Julie’s Bicycle plots a path to theatres sustainability

29th June 2010

Green arts organisation Julie’s Bicycle has set up a UK-wide programme to help theatres become more environmentally sustainable. The programme will work with both commercial and subsidised venues and consortia to change their systems and procedures.

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Dig resumes at Shakespeare's Shoreditch theatre where Romeo and Juliet was first performed

29th June 2010

Excavations are resuming on the Shoreditch site of Shakespeare’s first purpose built theatre where Romeo and Juliet was first performed. Previous digs discovered the yard where the audiences stood to watch the plays and also dug up pottery which they drank from as they enjoyed the drama.

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