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Fringe reports record ticket sales, but average attendance down

27 August 2013

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe has closed its most successful year with a record 1,943,493 tickets issued, up 4.6% on 2012 – and 3.5% up on the previous record in 2011.

http://www.thestage.co.uk/news/business/2013/08/edinburgh-fringe-reports-record-ticket-sales-but-average-attendance-down/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=edinburgh-fringe-reports-record-ticket-sales-but-average-attendance-down&utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=facebook

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Soaring cost of talent is ‘blighting’ entertainers’ careers

23 August 2013

The careers of popular entertainers and presenters are being put at risk because of the high prices their agents are demanding for them, a leading TV producer has warned.

http://www.thestage.co.uk/news/2013/08/soaring-cost-of-talent-is-blighting-entertainers-careers/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=soaring-cost-of-talent-is-blighting-entertainers-careers&utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=facebook

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Channel 4 drama New Worlds filming in Bristol

22 August 2013

A Channel 4 drama set in the 1680s is currently filming in Bristol.

New Worlds stars Jamie Dornan (The Fall), Freya Mavor (Skins, The White Queen), Alice Englert (Beautiful Creatures) and Joe Dempsie (Southcliffe, Game of Thrones) as young idealists during the Restoration period.

The production is currently based at Redcliffe Wharf (below), and filming has taken place near the Ostrich pub.

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Kevin Spacey calls for more nurturing and development talent

22 August 2013

Kevin Spacey has crticised the arts sector for failing to nurture the next generation of creatives, claiming more should be done to “seek out new talent”.

http://www.thestage.co.uk/news/2013/08/kevin-spacey-calls-for-more-nurturing-and-development-of-creative-talent/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=kevin-spacey-calls-for-more-nurturing-and-development-of-creative-talent&utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=facebook

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Mark Ravenhill: Austerity 'could be good for arts'

3 August 2013

BBC: One of Britain's leading playwrights has said funding cuts could be "a good thing" for the arts because artists would be less "safe and well behaved".

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Whiteladies Picture House to be taken over by restaurant

27 July 2013

BBC: Plans to reopen a derelict Bristol cinema have suffered a setback with a restaurant being given permission to expand into its bar and cellar.

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Bristol Old Vic’s next stage of redevelopment

25 July 2013

BRISTOL CULTURE: The historic auditorium and back-of-house have already been refurbished. Now it’s the turn of the Bristol Old Vic’s public spaces, as the historic theatre approaches its 250th anniversary year in 2016.

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Half London's small theatres 'insecure about future'

25 July 2013

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-23444092

Almost half of London's small theatres feel "insecure" about their financial future and a third fear their venues could be sold, a study has found.

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BOV's Tom Morris rules himself out of National Theatre job

22 July 2013

THE GUARDIAN: Another prime contender to take over from Nicholas Hytner as National boss declares himself out of the running, citing unfinished business at the Bristol Old Vic.

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Make Sundays Special - Bristol

7 July 2013

BRISTOL CITY COUNCIL: For one Sunday each month, King Street, Baldwin Street and the Old City will be closed to motor traffic and opened up for people. Enjoy street games, performers, markets, historic tours or just have a coffee as you relax in a street lounge.

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first posted 1 November 2013