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2014 Press releases


Thursday 18 December 2014 - The Foundation announces renewed support for the Royal Court Theatre Writers Group

Funding has been agreed for a further three years towards the Royal Court Theatre's Writers Groups.

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Thursday 11 December 2014 - Villiers Park Educational Trust - Improving access to the arts

As the Arts Council unveiled its new diversity strategy, Villiers Park Educational Trust holds a course, funded by The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation, to encourage young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to enter Drama and Theatre Studies.

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Saturday 22 November 2014 - Wiltshire young carers receive funding to make more music

The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation has awarded Youth Action Wiltshire a grant over 2 years for a music project with will involve Wiltshire young carers, schools and music groups around the country.

The full press release can be found here.


Saturday 8 November 2014 - The Launch of the Scottish Heritage Angel Awards

The Scottish Heritage Angel Awards will celebrate the work of volunteers for their contributions to understanding and protecting the nation's heritage and history for generations to come.

You can read the full press release here.


Monday 3 November 2014 - The English Heritage Angel Awards 2014 Winners Revealed

This evening heritage fans flocked to the Palace Theatre for the final of the English Heritage Angel Awards.

Click here to read the press release including details on the winners.


Wednesday 29 October 2014 - The Tricycle Takeover returns in March 2015

The Tricycle Theatre will see the return of a week of work made for, by and with young people in March 2015 after a successful inaugural season earlier in 2014.  The Tricycle Takeover is funded by the ALW Foundation.

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Tuesday 7 October 2014 - Berkshire Maestros announce their grant from the ALW Foundation

Boost of funding provides talented young musicians with fantastic opportunities.

The press release can be read here


Monday 15 September 2014 - Duchess of Windsor's Cartier Jewels to be auctioned.

A gift from Lord Lloyd Webber to Sarah Brightman, once owned by the Duchess of Windsor, two iconic Cartier Tigers go on sale at Christie's.  By virtue of their unique history, Sarah Brightman intends to offer a portion of the proceeds from the sale to The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation.

The press release can be found by clicking here.


"Perseus" series by Burne-Jones re-glazed for Southampton City Art Gallery with support from the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation.

Click here to read the full article written by Rebecca Moisan, Conservation Officer for Southampton City Art Gallery.


Wednesday 20 August 2014 - English Heritage announce the shortlisted projects for this year's Angel Awards.

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16 August 2014 - New awards programme launched to recognise the work of the voluntary sector in championing Scotland's heritage.

The Scottish Heritage Angel Awards will recognise the work of voluntary groups and individuals in protecting and celebrating our built heritage and will be funded by the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation.

To read the full press release click here.


1 August 2014 - Fifth round of small grants announced by The Theatres Trust

Among the five successful theatres in this round are the Grade II* listed Trinity Theatre in Tunbridge Wells and the community-owned Shanklin Theatre on the Isle of Wight.

To read the press release, please click here.


10 July 2014 - Training and career development the key to latest Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation grants

Today the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation announces 11 new grants worth £330K to benefit a broad range of people, from young musicians to individuals on the brink of their careers and focussing on apprenticeships in the theatre and performing arts industry.

The full press release is available by clicking here.


June 2014 - Paines Plough's portable in-the-round theatre is unveiled at this year's Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

After three years in development, the brand new Roundabout auditorium, funded by The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation, will be unveiled at the Edinburgh Fringe this August.

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1 May 2014 - English Heritage Angel Awards 2014 - Open for applications!

If you know of a historic landmark that has been rescued from ruin or a listed building that has been beautifully repaired and put to new use, then The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation, the Telegraph and English Heritage would love you to enter for the English Heritage Angel Awards 2014.

Please click here to read the press release.

28 April 2014 - The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation funds grants to develop artistic opportunities for a broad range of individuals from young people to ex-prisoners.

The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation announces six new grants to a broad range of individuals in order to support them with opportunities in the creative industries.

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29 January 2014 - Fourth round of small grants announced by The Theatres Trust

The Theatres Trust announces grants to five community theatres for projects that will make important capital improvements, including one of the rarest surviving music halls, Hoxton Hall, and the community-owned and volunteer-run Beccles Public Hall & Theatre.

To read the press release please click on this link.

9 January 2014 - The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation funds training in the arts in six organisations across the UK.

The Foundation announces six new grants to apprenticeship programmes offering opportunities for young people to gain training and work experience within professional arts organisations.

Please click here to read about the projects.

2013 Press releases

14 November 2013 - The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation Theatre Officially opens at Arts Ed

The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation Theatre is part of a major programme of refurbishment at Arts Ed made possible by the Foundation's donation of £3.5 million.

 Please click here to read the press release.

21 October 2013 - London Pub, Lead Mine, Gothic Folly and Leicestershire Church - winners of the English Heritage Angel Awards 2013

The winners of the English Heritage Angel Awards were announced at a West End show in London today.

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9 October 2013 - The Lister School becomes part of the Music in Secondary Schools Trust programme.

The Lister School becomes the second school to implement the Andrew Lloyd Webber programme.

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6 August 2013 - New masterclass series to showcase technical careers.

Creative & Cultural Skills, supported by The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation, has announced plans to host a series of one-day masterclasses this autum for young people embarking on careers in technical theatre.

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27 July 2013 - English Heritage announce the shortlisted projects for this year's Angel Awards.

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24 July 2013 - Third round of small grants announced by the Theatres Trust.

This third round of small capital grants is awarded to one of the smallest theatres in the UK - the Tom Thumb Theatre in Margate, and the most northerly theatre in the mainland - the Mill Theatre in Thurso.

Read the press release here.

11 July 2013 - The Manda Wilderness Community Trust presents its fourth annual Choir Festival - supported by The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation.

Read the press release here.

5 July 2013 - The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings announce their grant from The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation.

The grant will support two individuals a year on their prestigious Scholarship programme in 2014-2015.

Read the press release here.

2 July 2013 - Sadlers Wells announce their Autumn 2013 Wild Card season - supported by The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation.

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15 June 2013 - The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation announces a new round of funding.

The Foundation funds the Royal Shakespeare Company's Learning and Performance Network as part of its support of UK-wide arts training initiatives.

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14 May 2013 - Seaham Music Academy announce that they have been awarded £10,000 from The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation.

The Foundation's grant will be put towards the provision of music tuition for all people in the local community of Seaham, County Durham.

Click  here to read their press release.

23 April 2013 - The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation together with The Charles Wolfson Trust launches new charity to implement music-based curriculum.

The Foundation and The Charles Wolfson Trust announce that they will be donating £2 million over 4 years to establish a new charitable entity The Music in Secondary Schools Trust, which has been specifcially created to roll out a ground-breaking music programme, "The Andrew Lloyd Webber Programme", to schools across the country.

To read the full press release click here.

19 March 2013 - The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation funds eight new projects across the UK that enable young people's engagement with the arts.

The Foundation announces donations to eight organisations across the UK that provide opportunities for young people of all walks of live to participate in the arts.

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14 February 2013 - The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation funds first ever portable theatre-in-the-round.

The Foundation announces a one-off donation to Paines Plough which will be used to design and build the first ever fully self-contained portable Roundabout auditorium.

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30 January 2013 - Second round of grants announced by The Theatres Trust.

Six theatres have been awarded funds towards small, high impact capital projects in the second round of grants from The Theatres Trust's Theatres Protection Fund Small Grants Scheme.

 Click here to read the press release.

2012 Press releases

 

12 November 2012 - The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation helps launch "Wild Card" Programme at Sadler's Wells

The Foundation announces a three-year donation to help launch this programme to support young artists at the earliest stages of their career.

Read the press release here.

1 November 2012 - The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation Supports Arts Education

The Foundation is proud to announce a series of grants to support arts education across the UK.

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24 October 2012 - Theatres Trust

First grants announced by the Theatre's Trust from its Theatres Protection Fund

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22 October 2012 -  English Heritage Angel Awards - Winners 2012

The English Heritage Angel Awards winners for 2012 were announced at a gala ceremony in London.

Click here for full information on the winners.

1 May 2012 - "The Garage" by Stanley Spencer

The Foundation loans "The Garage" to The Manchester Art Gallery.

Read the full press release here.

1 April 2012 - The Theatres Trust

The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation helps launch the Theatres Protection Fund with a donation to The Theatres Trust

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 23 February 2012 - The Foundation makes a donation to the Royal Court Theatre's Studio

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2011 Press releases

 

8 November 2011 - The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation donates over £3.5 million to Arts Ed.

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31 October 2011 - Winners of the English Heritage Angel Awards 2011 Announced

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3 October 2011 - Boost for Buildings at Risk

First grants from the Architectural Heritage Fund's Challenge Fund announced today.

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19 September 2011 - Shortlist Announced for Heritage Angel Awards

Sixteen local groups have been chosen to go forward to the finals of the English Heritage Angel Awards.

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9 August 2011 - The Beacon Arts Centre

This new artistic hub for Inverclyde receives donation from The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation.

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19 May 2011 - The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation embarks on an active grant-giving programme.

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