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NEWS: Brighton Fringe 2016 marks halfway point

England’s largest arts festival, Brighton Fringe, which The Reviews Hub ismedia partner for, today [21 May 2016] marks the halfway point of the 2016 edition. Officially opening on Friday 6th May, the festival has already seen hundreds of performers and thousands of festival goers descend on East Sussex for a celebration across all art forms. Organisers of the open access ...

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NEWS: London to host its first clown festival in 2016

Clown face with London Gherkin in background

By Paul Couch While many would point to Westminster and claim we're already blessed with one, London is to get its own Clown Festival from June 2016. In the first festival of its kind in London, 34 shows will be seen over 10 days, featuring highly acclaimed artists, alongside up-and-coming new talent from over 10 nationalities, hosted at London's newest ...

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NEWS: Casting announced for Sir Trevor Nunn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream

As rehearsals begin for Sir Trevor Nunn’s production of A Midsummer Night's Dream at Ipswich's New Wolsey Theatre, full casting has been announced. Nunn returns to his hometown to complete his catalogue of directing all 37 Shakespeare plays, completing his collection with the one play he has yet to direct. Leading the company as Oberon and Titania will be West ...

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NEWS: Brighton Fringe 2016 opens with a bang

Brighton Fringe had already got off to a promising start, with the announcement that advance ticket sales had increased by 40% on the same period last year. Organisers, however, were determined to get this year's festival off to a flying start, with the Fringe's first ever firework display being launched from the roof of St Peter's Church Brighton. As crowds ...

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NEWS: More arts acts announced for Latitude Festival

Festival Republic have announced details of further Dance and theatre acts for the 11th edition of Suffolk's Latitude Festival. Sadler's Wells return to Latitude with a strong dance line-up including Hofesh Schechter withtHE bAD, Sadler's Wells offering HoH, Vamos Cuba!, Gogo Pengiun &Lynne Page, Richard Alston: Stronghold, NYDC, New English Ballet Theatre, A Curious Invitation, Swing Patrol and Ivan Blackstock. ...

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NEWS: One year on from devastating blaze, BAC set to rise from the ashes

By Christopher Hong A year since the fire thatdestroyed much of the Grand Hall, the Battersea Arts Centre (BAC) has announced a new series of programmes, including the return of live music, the BAC Moving Museum and new creative spaces within the BAC site. On 13 March 2015, during a major renovation programme, a fire broke out in the roof, ...

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NEWS: Peter Wilson to leave Norwich Theatre Royal after 25 years

One of the most recognised and long serving Chief Executives in regional theatre, Norwich Theatre Royal’s Peter Wilson, is stepping down from the post after almost a quarter of a century in the role. Wilson will move on from the theatre to concentrate on a number of new stage projects and will continue to run his production company PW Productions ...

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