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A golden age for the arts? Dream on

By Natalie Young  

An image from 'The Devil Has Quentin's Heart,' a new play being staged in April at the Exexter Northcott Theatre. Today the theatre has received a 100 per cent cut in its funding

Today’s widely publicised arts cuts have not produced a bloodbath. As ever there are winners and losers. But it is the smaller playhouses and arts venues, such as the Castlefield Gallery and the Derby Theatre, that will suffer above all. The government has pledged to fill the funding gap with an extra £80m in lottery money from 2013, but this is simply a smokescreen for today’s…

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