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The UK?s ageing demographic has almost reached the status of a cultural cliché. In 2000, the Henley Centre Report (The Arts Landscape in 2010), cited the increase in people of pensionable age, and...
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The Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA), formerly known as Re:source, has completed its development of regional agencies across England to promote and lobby on behalf of the sector. Acting...
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A good front of house policy is based on offering the best possible experience for customers. Chris Haylett explains that this should extend beyond the box office and front of house staff to...
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A £400,000 fund has been established to promote and develop Gaelic arts across Scotland. The Gaelic Arts Strategic Development Fund will tackle three main areas of activity: audience development, the...
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The theatrical experience begins long before the dimming of the house lights and the rise of the curtain. From the moment tickets are obtained, there is a sense of anticipation that increases...
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The British Council has launched a new website designed to improve UK creative industries? economic performance overseas. Supported by UK Trade...
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Since December 2002 Spitalfields Festival has been ?On the Move?, writes Charlotte Ray. From its origins as a single-venue music festival based in the baroque masterpiece of Christ Church,...
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Following a lengthy drafting period, a final strategy document has been published, establishing a framework for London?s cultural activity over the next ten years. ?London: Cultural Capital?...
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Nadine Andrews thinks it is worth revisiting the cultural diversity agenda in the arts. Although rarely stated explicitly, the reason for the promotion of diversity is that Britain has a problem...
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Tickets have gone on sale this week for performances at the Wales Millennium Centre (WMC). Montreal-based performance troupe Cirque Eloize?s new production, Rain (pictured), will be the first show...
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The Arts Council of Ireland has launched a selective consultation process to find a replacement for its axed Arts Plan 2002-2006. A number of key arts organisations and individuals have been...
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The Department for Culture, Media and Sport is running a three-month trial to enable non computer users, especially blind and partially-sighted people, to gain access to its website. Callers who...
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The arts can play an important role in rehabilitation of offenders and can be an important plank in preventing recidivism. Susan Ashmore explains how the arts can engage with offenders. ?Prisoners...
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Britain leads the world in using the skills and talents of artists in creative health projects that are intended to engage and interest, uplift the spirit and stimulate the body, writes Peter...
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Arts Services Creative Arts East. Arts Round-up: publicity distribution Service from 100 to 1000 outlets. Artefax: arts direct mail service. Get yourself noticed! Contact: communications@...
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The Government?s attempts to reform charity law have moved forward this week with the publication of a draft Charities Bill. At the heart of the Bill is a re-definition of charity, basing it on the...
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Since 1997, when tackling social exclusion became a high priority for government, Arts Council England (ACE) has set out to promote and demonstrate the role of the arts in inclusion, writes Nikki...
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Belfast City Council has established a series of regular networking events designed to nurture links between the city?s tourism and cultural industries. Cultural tourism became a Council priority...
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Culture Secretary Tessa Jowell has plunged into a debate about the value and purpose of the arts in modern society. Declaring that culture is ?at the heart of what it means to be a fully developed...
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A consultation document outlining proposals for a quality monitoring system has been published by the Arts Council of Wales at http://www.artswales.org/publications/publication.asp?id=159. The...
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Liz Hill and Brian Whitehead believe that Friends and membership schemes are often mistakenly dismissed as ineffective and inappropriate. Ask a few arts managers about their Friends scheme and you...
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The Centre national d?art et de culture Georges Pompidou was conceived by President Georges Pompidou, whose aim was to create an original cultural institution of modern and contemporary creation in...
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Handbooks are marvellous and essential reading for those setting up and running Friends groups, organising volunteers and rallying supporters, writes Carol Bunbury. They provide distilled wisdom...
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A comprehensive study of over 300 theatres across Britain has established that the theatre industry contributes £2.6bn annually to the UK economy. The survey, the first of its kind to be carried...
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25th birthday Established May 1979 e: info@ottc.oxfordshire.co.uk How it all began? Oxfordshire Touring Theatre Company (OTTC) was set up in 1979 with the aim of providing theatre activities for...

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