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New Pinewood Studios in Wales

18 February 2014

BRISTOL CULTURE: Pinewood are teaming up with the Welsh Government to create a new film and TV facility in Cardiff. The Welsh government will invest up to £30m into projects brought by Pinewood, aimed at increasing film and TV production in Wales which in turn could spread over the Severn to Bristol.

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Arts cuts vs crime prevention

17 February 2014

BRISTOL CULTURE: The Labour Group on Bristol City Council is proposing to cut £100,000 from the annual arts budget. The move, led by Southville councillor Sean Benyon, aims to maintain spending on crime reduction projects while cutting by nine per cent funding to the so-called Key Arts Providers - organisations funded by the council to the tune of £900,000, from the Asian Arts Agency to St George’s.

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URGENT: Bristol City Council 100K Arts Budget Cut

15 February 2014

Bristol City Council are to debate a proposed a budget cut of £100,000 to the Bristol City Council arts budget with effect from 1 April 2014. The whole arts budget is £977,000 so this represents a cut of nearly 10%. This is due to be decided on during a council budget meeting this Tuesday 18th February.

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Whiteladies Picture House Architectural Concept Artwork Complete

8 February 2014

WHITELADIES PICTURE HOUSE: An update WLPH's recent visit to Jonathan Lees Architects to see the results of all their hard work over the last few months.

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Performers secure £87,000 owed them by audiobook company

5 February 2014

THE STAGE: Actors left £87,000 out of pocket by a failed audiobook company, Bath-based AudioGo, have received the money owed to them, following intervention from Equity.

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Results of the 2014-16 branch committee elections

22 January 2014

BRANCH NEWS: Further to the announcement at the Branch AGM on January 21st, here are the results 2014-16 branch committee elections.

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Mixed reaction to plan for Whiteladies Road Cinema

16 January 2014

BRISTOL POST: Last week's surprise announcement that the former ABC cinema on Whiteladies Road is to be restored by its current owners was broadly welcomed. But for campaigners who have raised thousands of pounds in a bid to salvage the building, the move brings an unusual dilemma.

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Wolf Hall & Galavant to shoot in Bristol

15 January 2014

TELEVISUAL: Company Pictures TV drama Wolf Hall is to shoot in the UK, starting this Spring, rather than Belgium which was originally planned. The production, directed by Peter Kosminsky, will be based in Bristol, using locations in the South West of England.

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Harry Hill: On Bristol's annual Slapstick Festival

15 January 2014

BRISTOL POST: Harry Hill: On physical comedy and Bristol's annual Slapstick Festival. On January 26 at the Bristol Old Vic, Harry will be looking back at key players in the constantly-evolving world of physical comedy at a Sunday night talk named Harry Hill's Top Comedy Moments.

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Restored Whiteladies Road cinema may open in 2015

13 January 2014

BRISTOL POST: The former ABC cinema in Whiteladies Road could be fully restored in 18 months, according to its owners. After facing pressure from campaigners over plans for a gym on the site, Medinbrand now looks set to return the building to its former use.

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first posted 1 November 2013