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Clwyd Theatre Cymru rejected again?     

It appears that Clwyd Theatre Cymru (CTC) have yet again been refused funding for their mobile touring theatre

Golwg (the welsh language weekly magazine) are reporting today that it appears that CTC’s bid for funding for its mobile theatre has again been rejected by the Arts Council of Wales (ACW).

The artistic director of the company, Terry Hands, has apparently warned that he will not sit back and do nothing if the ACW officially confirms that it has indeed refused the company’s bid for Lottery funding for its mobile theatre unit.

CTC received funding in 1998 to set up the unit, the only one if its kind in Wales, in order for it to tour theatre productions to smaller towns and leisure centres.

One bid for funding from ACW has a already been rejected, with the suggestion apparently made that CTC should be using the ACW’s funding to tour productions to existing medium scale venues in Wales . The Chairman of ACW, Sybil Crouch, has rejected any suggestions of conflict of interests, in that she also runs the Taliesin Centre in Swansea, itself a medium scale venue.

The National Assembly allowed the company to appeal the ACW’s original decision, but Golwg are reporting that at the ACW’s last full meeting in Harlech last week the bid. was rejected yet again

“We haven’t had official notification yet, but we have received a phone call from the head of the Lottery Division, and it seems that we haven’t quite reached our targets”, Golwg is quoting Terry Hands as saying. “Obviously we will have to wait for the official letter to arrive to inform us of the full detail of our rejection. One thing is certain, we cannot leave things as they are.”
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