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Shoreditch venue proposed on Shakespeare theatre site

12th December 2012

A 235-seat theatre in Shoreditch, London, has been proposed to occupy a site where Shakespeare’s works are thought to have been first performed. The London Borough of Hackney has received a planning application from the Belvedere Trust to create a six-storey building that would include a three-floor theatre and a display area for archaeological remains of the 16th century theatre that were discovered there.

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World Cities Culture Report reveals how culture is as important as finance and trade to the success of a city

10th December 2012

The World Cities Culture Report 2012 launched in July 2012 was the first ever systematic attempt to gather data on cultural activity and infrastructure in major cities. The report shows how embedded culture is in the fabric of these great cities and how, when done properly, it can play a central role in making a city a great place to live, but also create prosperity by attracting international visitors and inward investment. Munira Mirza explains why for Arts Professional


Glasgow Odeon redevelopment to start

10th December 2012

Work to build a £60 million office and retail scheme on the site of the old Odeon Cinema and Paramount music venue in Glasgow city centre will start next month. Demolition of much of the building, which hosted stars such as The Beatles in its heyday, is due to begin in December following the sale of the bulk of the site to investors by Duddingston House Properties.

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New plan to save Dudley Hippodrome theatre submitted

8th December 2012

Campaigners who want to stop a West Midlands theatre being demolished and turned into a car park have submitted a new business plan to run it. The Friends of Dudley Hippodrome group want the 1,700-seat venue to reopen as a community theatre. Dudley Council plans to knock it down as part of its £10m Castle Hill regeneration project.

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Dumfries Theatre Royal refurbishment campaign boosted by £100k from Creative Scotland

7th December 2012

Twenty-eight awards totalling over £1m have been made across Scotland to improve cultural facilities as part of Creative Scotland’s Small Capital programme.

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Community plan could rescue Weymouth Pavilion

7th December 2012

Support is growing for a community plan to save the Weymouth Pavilion from demolition. Phil Say and his partner Louise Domoney have come forward with a plan to take over the running of the Weymouth and Portland Borough Council-owned theatre.

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Ambitious £35m plan unveiled for Eastbourne’s Theatres

7th December 2012

Tourism bosses have released images of the re-development which is expected to be given the green light by councillors next week. The blueprint includes essential repairs to and a complete refurbishment of the Congress Theatre, Winter Garden, a new conference centre between them and an extensive facelift of the tennis centre

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Blog: Lighting up the Greenock Beacon

7th December 2012

After nearly 9 years of planning, design, construction and, of course, raising funds, we are almost ready to open the doors of The Beacon and show everyone what we have been so excited about for so long blogs The Beacon Arts Centre.

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Lichfield Garrick's trust status will open city theatre up to new funding

6th December 2012

The new chief executive of the Lichfield Garrick hopes to create a “better theatre” for patrons and the community now that it has been established as a trust. Adrian Jackson, who has worked as artistic director at the theatre since 2006, told the Mercury that the Garrick is now separate from, but still supported by, Lichfield District Council.

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Theatres Trust Christmas Card 2012

6th December 2012

On sale now! The Theatres Trust is delighted to announce Louise Mark has designed its Christmas Card for 2012. This year features a winter scene of the Garrick Theatre, London. All proceeds will support the work of The Theatres Trust and help us protect theatres for future generations.

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