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22nd June 2010

As arts projects struggle to fill the funding gap, creative spirits are finding innovative new ways to build theatres blogs Nosheen Iqbal for The Guardian Theatre blog.

Source: The Guardian Theatre Blog – Nosheen Iqbal


Tate chief to replace Pulford at SOLT/TMA

21st June 2010

Julian Bird, currently Tate chief operating officer, has been appointed to succeed Richard Pulford as chief executive of the Society of London Theatre and the Theatrical Management Association.

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Bristol Old Vic Theatre School gains cast-iron support

21st June 2010

The Bristol Old Vic Theatre School has launched a fundraising campaign with the help of one of its former students – Oscar- winning actor Jeremy Irons. The theatre school is hoping to raise £700,000 to complete building work on its Downside Road site in Clifton and Mr Irons hosted a gala event at the Theatre Royal to kick the campaign off.

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ITEAC 2010 a Major Success

21st June 2010

Held at the Central Hall, Westminster 12-15 June, the International Theatre 2010 Engineering and Architecture Conference attracted a total of 420 delegates and speakers. There were 220 from the UK, 56 from the USA and 22 from Australia, 19 from the Netherlands, 15 from Canada and 19 from Germany plus many groups from other countries including eight from Greece, seven from Sweden and six from Singapore. Delegates represented 31 countries, confirming the international aspect of the event.

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Theatreplan's Design for Dunstable's Grove Theatre is Runner-up at the Prestigious STC 2010 Awards

20th June 2010

The Society of Theatre Consultants chose the International Theatre Engineering and Architecture Conference in London as the occasion to present their 2010 awards for ‘Design Excellence’, and Theatreplan was just ‘pipped to the post’ with its design for the Grove Theatre at Dunstable. In the words of one of the judges, Francis Reid, “The word excellence is wholly appropriate to the overall design of the Grove and lots of its detailing.”

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Event: SIBMAS Connecting points - Performing Arts Collections uniting past and future 26 - 30 July

20th June 2010

There are many exciting current developments in theatre collections around the world: the recent Ballets Russes centenary has extended our knowledge and experience of exhibiting dance materials; new technology is allowing curators to connect up dispersed collections; the Web is opening up our collections to a global audience. July’s SIBMAS conference in Munich provides the ideal opportunity to hear about new initiatives and develop your contacts with other professionals from the world of performing arts collections.

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Sam Mendes's concerns for theatre funding

19th June 2010

The Oscar-winning director Sam Mendes has said theatres will close and ticket prices will rise as a result of the Government’s arts policy. Arts correspondent Rebecca Jones reports from the Old Vic in London for BBC Radio 4 TODAY. Note: includes sound.

Source: BBC Radio 4 TODAY - Rebecca Jones


Hornsea £5m theatre complex plan in doubt

18th June 2010

Plans for a £5m theatre and business complex in Hornsea are in doubt. East Riding of Yorkshire Council is paying £3m towards the scheme. The remaining £2m is needed from regional development agency Yorkshire Forward. The council said “local wrangling” over the location of the centre led to delays in seeking the extra funding.

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Lottery funding boosts restoration of Royal Festival Hall’s organ

18th June 2010

Restoration work on the organ in the Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall has been boosted after it was awarded lottery funding worth £950,000. The Heritage Lottery Fund money will contribute towards the final phase of the restoration process, which is expected to be completed in 2013.

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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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