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Bristol arts groups avoid 10% funding cut following campaign win

19 February 2014

THE STAGE: A proposal to reduce Bristol City Council’s arts budget by nearly 10% has been withdrawn following widespread opposition by local cultural groups. ***This article includes a comment from our branch secretary, Sarah Buckland***

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Whiteladies Road cinema plans submitted to Bristol City Council

18 February 2014

BRISTOL POST: Plans have been submitted and an operator announced as the dream of a return for a cinema on Whiteladies Road moves closer to becoming a reality. Operator Everyman has been chosen to run the cinema if the plans, submitted to council last week, are approved.

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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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Bristol budget debate: Labour councillor defends arts cut U-turn

18 February 2014

BRISTOL 24-7: Cllr Sean Beynon said in a statement that the arts budget did not deserve “special protection” or that they should “never come under scrutiny”

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Interview with Dick Penny, managing director, Watershed

18 February 2014

THE GUARDIAN: The Bristol arts centre chief on the city's unique creative position, its elected mayor and stepping out of your comfort zone

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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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first posted 1 November 2013