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30 March 2015

Press cuttingsHOW NEWCASTLE'S ARTS VENUES SURVIVED CUTS
BBC
There were howls of protest in 2012 when Newcastle City Council said it would be the first British city to scrap funding for theatres, galleries and other arts venues. A compromise was found, and venues are now finding new ways to survive.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-32052194

'DEATH THREATS' MADE AGAINST BBC'S TONY HALL INVESTIGATED
BBC
Alleged death threats made against BBC director general Tony Hall are being investigated by the Met Police.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-32103665

RECORD TICKET SALES FOR EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL
BBC
The opening of the box office for this year's Edinburgh International Festival has seen record sales.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-32106055

NOTTINGHAM'S THEATRE ROYAL MARKS 150TH ANNIVERSARY
BBC
The theatre that premiered The Mousetrap - the world's longest running play - has started celebrations to mark its 150th anniversary.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-32088562

THE HUSBAND AND WIFE WHO BUILT A THEATRE EMPIRE
BBC
If the career of multimillionaire husband and wife theatre impresarios Rosemary Squire and Howard Panter was ever made into a play, then a red car would probably play a central role in the first act.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-32065384

TOP GEAR FRACAS: POLICE INVESTIGATE ALLEGED DEATH THREATS AGAINST BBC BOSS
GUARDIAN
Director general Tony Hall said to be under guard after allegation of threats to kill following sacking of Jeremy Clarkson
http://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2015/mar/29/top-gear-police-death-threats-bbc-boss

GIVE US MORE REAL WOMEN ON TV, AUDIENCE TELLS BBC CHIEFS
OBSERVER
News lags behind sport in gender balance and audiences enjoy programmes that challenge gender norms, while reality TV is a guilty pleasure, says report
http://www.theguardian.com/media/2015/mar/28/more-real-women-tv-audience-news-gender-balance-bbc-chiefs

AYR GAIETY THEATRE SECURES EXTRA £590K TOWARDS £2.4M REFURB
STAGE
Ayr’s Gaiety Theatre has taken a step toward a major refurbishment, due to start in February 2016, with a £500,000 loan from the Social Growth Fund.
https://www.thestage.co.uk/news/2015/ayr-gaiety-theatre-secures-590k-towards-2-4m-refurb/

HISTORIC YORKSHIRE THEATRE TO EXPAND WITH £286K GRANT
STAGE
A historic 18th century theatre in North Yorkshire is to expand its exhibition and learning spaces after receiving £286,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
https://www.thestage.co.uk/news/2015/historic-yorkshire-theatre-expand-286k-grant/

RESEARCH FUNDING DOUBLED FOR ROYAL CENTRAL SCHOOL OF SPEECH AND DRAMA
STAGE
The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama will see the amount of research funding it receives almost double for the 2015/16 academic year.
https://www.thestage.co.uk/news/2015/research-funding-doubled-royal-central-school-speech-drama/

HEAVYWEIGHT REPORT DEMANDS FUTURE GOVERNMENT PROTECTS ARTS CASH
STAGE
A wide-ranging policy review of the creative industries has called on the next government to treat culture as a priority sector and “strongly champion the intrinsic value of the arts”.
https://www.thestage.co.uk/news/2015/heavyweight-report-demands-future-government-protects-arts-cash/ 

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