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celeste

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Oldham Coliseum loses funding.
« on: 13:55:25, 01/02/23 »
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-63714056?at_medium=RSS&at_campaign=KARANGA

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The Oldham Coliseum theatre, which has a 135-year history and helped launch a string of stars' careers, has cancelled all shows after March after losing its entire Arts Council England funding.[/size]

The venue received more than 600,000 a year but became the biggest theatre outside London to lose its subsidy in [size=inherit]a shake-up announced in November

The theatre's new season has now been scrapped and its future is in doubt.

Actor Maxine Peake, who has lent her support, said she was "heartbroken".

The Bafta-nominated star was among those to speak out after the venue lost its grant. "Oldham is just the tip of the iceberg as we slip into a situation were the arts will recede from view and be only for the privileged few," she said on Tuesday.

The Coliseum was a training ground for a host of TV soap stars, including Coronation Street's Jean Alexander (Hilda Ogden), Barbara Knox (Rita Sullivan), William Roache (Ken Barlow) and Anne Kirkbride (Deirdre Barlow).
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Re: Oldham Coliseum loses funding.
« Reply #1 on: 17:17:39, 01/02/23 »
Been to a show there,very cosy.
What will the new venue at the Etihad be like,unlikely named Co-op Live.
Live music 2 days a week,opens at year end.
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Re: Oldham Coliseum loses funding.
« Reply #2 on: 09:58:35, 02/02/23 »
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-63714056?at_medium=RSS&at_campaign=KARANGA

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The Oldham Coliseum theatre, which has a 135-year history and helped launch a string of stars' careers, has cancelled all shows after March after losing its entire Arts Council England funding.[/size]

The venue received more than 600,000 a year but became the biggest theatre outside London to lose its subsidy in [size=inherit]a shake-up announced in November

The theatre's new season has now been scrapped and its future is in doubt.

Actor Maxine Peake, who has lent her support, said she was "heartbroken".

The Bafta-nominated star was among those to speak out after the venue lost its grant. "Oldham is just the tip of the iceberg as we slip into a situation were the arts will recede from view and be only for the privileged few," she said on Tuesday.

The Coliseum was a training ground for a host of TV soap stars, including Coronation Street's Jean Alexander (Hilda Ogden), Barbara Knox (Rita Sullivan), William Roache (Ken Barlow) and Anne Kirkbride (Deirdre Barlow).
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Re: Oldham Coliseum loses funding.
« Reply #3 on: 12:13:06, 02/02/23 »
I don't think that referencing soap 'actors' is a particularly good idea.  ???

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Re: Oldham Coliseum loses funding.
« Reply #4 on: 10:33:10, 24/02/23 »
Why not?
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Re: Oldham Coliseum loses funding.
« Reply #5 on: 10:42:14, 24/02/23 »
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-manchester-64748402


Maxine Peake speaks out against loss of funding.
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