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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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NEWS: Norfolk & Norwich Festival announces 2017 line-up

Norfolk & Norwich Festival, the largest arts festival in the East of England and one of the four largest in the UK, has today [22 February] announced the full programme for its 2017 Festival (12-28 May). The programme, which spans performance, theatre, music, visual arts, literature and events for children, includes world premieres, unique concerts and one-off events, including a ...

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NEWS: Record breaking number of shows announced for Brighton Fringe

A record breaking 970 shows have been announced today [22 February 2017] for this year’s Brighton Fringe festival, which runs across Brighton and Hove from 5 May to 4 June 2017. The month-long festival, England’s largest open access arts festival, will also see more than 300 world premieres and over 100 international shows perform. Theatre highlights including the return to ...

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NEWS: Brighton Fringe Bursary Winners Announced

Twenty shows and events will be sharing £10,000 worth of bursaries as details of this year's Brighton Fringe bursaries are announced. In keeping with the eclectic mix of the fringe programme, a range of art forms are represented in the awards, seeing, alongside others, an exhibition by star-photographers and a modern day Mexican ghost story among the winners. Tim Andrews ...

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NEWS: Jermyn Street Theatre appoints new Artistic Director

After nearly five yeas in post, Anthony Biggs has announced today [3 February 2017] he will be leaving Jermyn Street Theatre this summer. The venue has also annouced Tom Littler [pictured above] as Biggs' successor. As Artistic Director at the London venue, Bigg's final production will be the UK Premiere of Maxim Gorky's The Last One. Biggs will be succeeded by ...

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NEWS: Bush Theatre to re-open in March

By PAUL COUCH London's  Bush Theatre is to re-open in March after a year-long £4.3m redevelopment, the largest capital project in the theatre’s history, it has been announced today [20 January]. The redevelopment has been driven by the aim of realising Artistic Director Madani Younis’ vision for a theatre that reflects the diversity of London today. The building will be ...

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NEWS: Countdown to fifth Vault Festival underway

By GLEN PEARCE Organisers are busy preparing for London's fifth VAULT Festival, which opens in just over two week's time. For 2017 the festival welcomes over 200 new shows across theatre, comedy, music, dance and film, and, for the first time, events take place not only in the original location under Waterloo Station but at satellite venues Network Theatre and Morley ...

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NEWS: Brighton Bookworms encouraged to join city-wide reads

By GLEN PEARCE Bookworms in Brighton are being encouraged to get reading ahead of this May's Brighton Festival. Organisers have today [9 January 2016] announced the titles for the city-wide City Reads, with Sharon Duggal's The Handsworth Times being selected for adults and A.F. Harrold's Fizzlebert Stump The Boy Who Ran Away from the Circus (and Joined the Library) being chosen ...

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