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NEWS: Norwich Venues unite to raise funds for Manchester

Following the tragic attack earlier this week at The Manchester Arena, organisations and performance venues across Norwich plus Norwich Cathedral are joining forces to help support the families of the terrorist attack in Manchester. From this afternoon, bucket collections at venues across the city will be held around performances, events and services with every penny going to the We Love ...

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NEWS: Brighton Fringe reaches record-breaking 1,000 events

Brighton Fringe Launch

England's largest arts festival, Brighton Fringe, has just grown bigger than ever as organisers announce that a record-breaking 1,000 events will be hosted during the four weeks of the festival. The festival, which opens later this week, saw 970 events announced when the programme was launched in March, but further additions to the schedule has seen the total now reaching ...

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NEWS: Dutch Season of 14 UK Premieres for Brighton Fringe

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Brighton Fringe-goers will be saying Welkom! this May, as a season of 14 UK premieres from The Netherlands are announced for this year's festival. Organisers are giving UK audience the chance to view some of the most exciting and challenging work to come out of The Netherlands over the past five years. Shows include Macho Macho, winner of the Dioraphte Best ...

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NEWS: Elaine C. Smith comes home to Glasgow’s King’s Theatre pantomime

By FRASER MACDONALD First Lady of Scottish pantomime Elaine C. Smith returns to the King’s Theatre in Glasgow this Christmas to star in Sleeping Beauty. Smith, a firm panto favourite, returns to the King’s stage for the first time since 2004 where she played the title role in Mother Goose. Her first appearance at the King’s pantomime was in 1996 ...

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NEWS: The Pleasance celebrates 33 years on the Edinburgh Fringe with new venue

artists impression of venue 33 The Pleasance Edinburgh Fringe

By FRASER MACDONALD Many of the entertainment industries brightest talents have cut their teeth in Edinburgh in August at the Pleasance. This year an innovative new mobile venue joins the world’s largest arts festival. In celebration of 33 years at Venue 33, The Pleasance Theatre Trust has commissioned a brand new type of mobile venue. From an initial innovative concept created ...

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NEWS: 17th Pulse Festival line-up announced

By PAUL COUCH East Anglia's Pulse Festival, now in its 17th year, has today [25 March 2017] announced its line-up for 10 days of contemporary theatre with established and emerging artists, both local and those from further afield. Building on previous Pulse Festivals, this year’s programme carries on the successes of Suitcase Prize Day and Scratch Day with new work ...

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NEWS: West Yorkshire Playhouse awarded £25k to support refugee and asylum seekers

In January 2014, the West Yorkshire Playhouse became the UK’s first Theatre of Sanctuary, part of the larger Sanctuary Awards initiative launched by Leeds-based charity, the City of Sanctuary movement. Now, the theatre has been awarded £25,000 by the Asda Foundation, to support refugee and asylum seekers. Among other things, the grant will enable the theatre to develop creative writing ...

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NEWS: Edinburgh International Festival launches 2017 Programme

  One of the world's most iconic arts festival, The Edinburgh Internation Festival, turns 70 this year. John Kennedy reports from Edinburgh on the launch of the anniversary edition programme. The panoramic scene-stealing Church of Scotland Assembly Hall on The Mound was an appropriate venue for the 70th-anniversary launch of Edinburgh's International Festival Programme. The corporate design branding following again ...

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