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Can our theatres be considered as ‘community theatres’ and be listed as Assets of Community Value? Mhora Samuel discusses the significance of this question.
How does a tiny Georgian theatre survive in a working class town? Esther Harris talks to Richard Stride, owner of the Groundlings Theatre in Old Portsmouth.
In an era of cuts, what choices would you make? Three arts professionals make the case for their priorities.
With its new name and status as an independent charity, Peckham Platform is a very different organisation, according to Emily Druiff.
Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival has an enviable international reputation but how does it go down with the locals? Sarah McWatt tells of activities and opportunities designed to reverse preconceptions.
Greg Klerkx believes that everyone has a story to tell, which he proved with a digital literacy project in Portsmouth.
How has Northern Ireland’s cultural sector responded to equality and community relations since the Good Friday Agreement? Nicole McNeilly finds out.
Young people in the north east of England have developed a good practice guide for collaboration between them and the arts, writes Anna Spencer.
Walk the Plank seeks to bring out the best in both people and places, as demonstrated by its recent show in Derry-Londonderry. Liz Pugh explains how.
The Bloomsbury Festival in a Box outreach scheme is tackling cultural exclusion, reports Cathy Mager.
Group singing brings many benefits to people living in areas of disadvantage, according to a new report by Evan Dawson and Kathryn Deane.
The government’s new primary sports funding will increase dance provision in primary schools. Sally Fort urges dance practitioners and companies to get involved.
The Old Vic’s community theatre projects may be uneconomic and time-consuming, but Steve Winter and Alexander Ferris believe they make a valuable contribution to the theatre’s output.
Steve Mannix and Sean Egan advise arts organisations to watch out for the many council-owned buildings that will be coming on to the market to buy or rent.
Sarah Stannage asks whether we can be confident that individuals and communities will step forward to support the development of local creative economies.
Jenny Richards suggests that the work of Art vs. Rehab, and in particular its Critical Spaces project, gives practitioners the much needed opportunity for reflection and critical thinking.