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BBC unveils appointments in arts push

25 March 2014

BBC unveils appointments for Nicholas Hytner and Vicky Featherstone in arts push By: Matthew Hemley

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Save BBC3: Axing BBC3 would be a big mistake

5 March 2014

The threat of losing BBC3 fills me with dread.

BBC director General Tony Hall has, in a speech, hinted he could get rid of a service or channel to save £100million in the BBC budget and it looks like BBC3, the home of youth television, could be on the chopping block.

The channel is renowned for its comedy output, sitcom, stand-up and panel show formats.

Of my personal favourites – Mighty Boosh, Gavin and Stacey and Him & Her – the latter two may have survived a late night BBC2 slot, but Boosh would have flailed around the graveyard of the TV Guide until people actually ‘got it’.

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CINEME SHORTS - BRISTOL SPOTLIGHT

6 January 2014

CineMe has been running for 5 years, hosting short film events around Bristol to champion local creative talent and to put Bristol filmmaking on the map.

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Andy Ford launches his very own Comedy School

6 January 2014

Recently featured in 'The Stage and Television Today', as one of the top ten comedians in Britain, unique comic Andy Ford launches his very own Comedy School.

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Barry Humphries on Dame Edna and her retirement

2 November 2013

Interviewing the same person twice as two different people with an interval of several months between was not one of my better ideas.

Claire Black for "The Scotsman"

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Audiences must help to defend theatres from cuts, says Equity

1 November 2013

Equity has said it is down to audiences and the industry to defend theatres from “short-term and short-sighted austerity politics”.

Nicola Merrifield is a news reporter at The Stage

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Training & Casting

7 October 2013

We will shortly be advertising workshops organised by the Bristol & West Branch/Training & Casting Sub Ctte.
We hope that members will find them useful - they are being set up so that we can all keep our skills sharp as it is so easy to get out of the market quickly.

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BBC arts funding to get 20% boost

6 October 2013

Funding for the BBC's arts coverage will go up by 20%, the broadcaster's director general is to announce.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-24417410

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Eric Morecambe’s widow battles to save ABC Theatre

6 October 2013

ERIC MORECAME brought sunshine to millions from this iconic TV theatre, and now 40 years on his widow is campaigning to save the building from the bulldozers.

http://www.express.co.uk/news/showbiz/434638/Eric-Morecambe-s-widow-battles-to-save-ABC-Theatre-from-bulldozers#.UlK9dWhMZIs.facebook

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AN OPEN INVITATION from BOV

3 October 2013

Dear artists and makers of Bristol,

We’ve announced that we’re preparing to seek planning permission to improve and open up the Theatre’s public areas with an exciting refurbishment, to be completed in 2016, the theatre’s 250th anniversary year.

http://theatrebristol.net/2013/10/3/an-open-invitation-from-bov-discussion-anniversary-works-ferment-and-our-studio

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