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Music and rehearsal gallery for A Streetcar Named Desire

You can now take a peak at rehearsals in our galleryand listen to clips from Peter Salem's specially commissioned score

here on scottishballet.co.uk.


   

Live A Streetcar Named Desire Q&A - tonight!

On Thursday 29 March at 7pm, we will be hosting a live Q&A webcast with the creative team behind A Streetcar Named Desire, and you can ask questions online!

   

A Happy Valentine's message from Scottish Ballet

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Scottish Ballet supports The Big Dance 2012

Scottish Ballet supports The Big Dance Schools Pledge, who will be trying to break a world record on 18 May 2012, the same day that the Olympic Torch arrives in the UK, and all schools are invited to take part. 

Click here for more information.

   

Scottish Ballet Youth Collective through to U.Dance platform event

We are delighted to announce that The U.Dance selection panel has confirmed that our Scottish Ballet Youth Collective (Stride Out) secured a place at the U.Dance Platform Event at Macrobert, Stirling on 25 February 2012.

YDance brings together 14 of the best youth dance companies from across Scotland to showcase the young talent this country has to offer, and a few of these groups will be chosen to take part in the landmark U.Dance 2012 event at the Southbank Centre, London, a fantastic dance event taking place from 13 to 16 July 2012. Performers will include youth dance groups from across Scotland, England, Northern Ireland and wales. For further information, visit www.u-dance.org.

   

Scottish Government announces support for cultural projects

Support for culture sector: confirmation of further capital investment in 2011-12

More than £1.1 million Scottish Government support for culture projects has been announced by the Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs.

In a Scottish Parliament debate on the Year of Creative Scotland 2012, Fiona Hyslop revealed details of the capital investment.

It includes Barnett consequential allocations for 2011-12 totalling £840,000:
· £300,000 for the National Library of Scotland, including contributions towards the Kelvin Hall project and improvements at the Causewayside building.
· £300,000 to the National Galleries of Scotland for maintenance, repairs and the improvement of facilities for visitors.
· £240,000 to the National Performing Companies to be invested in new equipment for performance and education work.
In addition, National Museums Scotland has received £300,000 for estates maintenance from the existing 2011-12 capital budget.

The Culture Secretary said, "Scotland is a creative nation. The Year of Creative Scotland 2012 is an opportunity to celebrate and promote our cultural strengths on the international stage.

“As well as the fantastic events and outstanding new work featured in the 2012 programme, the Year will highlight the incredible wealth of cultural and creative activity that is already taking place in Scotland.

“This Government is committed to ensuring Scotland’s vibrant cultural sector continues to thrive. What goes on behind the scenes is critical to the success of the performances, exhibitions and activities enjoyed by people all over Scotland, both home-grown audiences and visitors. That is why we are continuing to invest in and enhance the infrastructure supporting the sector.“

Background

£1.1 million for culture projects from 2011-12 Barnett consequentials was announced yesterday by Finance Secretary John Swinney: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/News/Releases/2012/01/economy31012012

The allocation of £840,000 of those consequentials has been confirmed. Details of the remaining funding will be announced in due course.

The National Performing Companies have received individual allocations as follows:
·        Scottish Ballet - £44,000
·        Scottish Opera - £54,000
·        Scottish Chamber Orchestra - £53,000
·        RSNO - £41,000
·        National Theatre of Scotland - £48,000

The Year of Creative Scotland began on January 1, 2012 and will spotlight and celebrate Scotland’s cultural and creative strengths on a world stage. Through a dynamic and exciting year-long programme of activity celebrating our world-class events, festivals, culture and heritage, the year puts Scotland’s culture and creativity in the international spotlight with a focus on cultural tourism and developing the events industry and creative sector in Scotland. More information about the programme can be found at: www.visitscotland.com/creative

The Year of Creative Scotland is a Scottish Government initiative led in partnership by EventScotland, VisitScotland, Creative Scotland and VOCAL. More information and resources to help businesses and organisations engage with Year of Creative Scotland are available at  www.visitscotland.org/yearofcreativescotland-toolkit


   

Casting for The Sleeping Beauty in Newcastle this week

Casting for this week's performances of The Sleeping Beauty at Newcastle's Theatre Royal is now online here.
   

Casting for The Sleeping Beauty in Inverness

Casting for The Sleeping Beauty at Eden Court in Inverness this week is now available here.
   

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