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'Irretrievable mistake' over Hitchin Town Hall project

7th April 2014

There is an ongoing dispute after a brick wall was built halving the stage space in Hitchin Town Hall. Further reaction to a dispute over the renovation of Hitchin Town Hall featured heavily in last week’s The Comet letters.

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Wakefield Civic Society campaign to give community arts buildings extra protection

7th April 2014

Localism Alliance conference hears announcement of campaign to give greater community recognition to The Theatre Royal Wakefield and Unity Hall, Wakefield

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Brewery Theatre, Bristol for sale

7th April 2014

If you have a spare £640,000, you can now buy the Brewery Theatre on North Street. Bristol mayor George Ferguson is the current lease holder on the building. Ferguson owns the Bristol Beer Factory brewery behind the building, which has publicly stated its expansion plans – hoping to sell the Grain Barge in order to fund larger premises.

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Crunch talks over future of Dudley Hippodrome

7th April 2014

Read more at Express & Star
Crunch talks over future of Dudley Hippodrome
Published: 7th April 2014


New heritage provisions reduce bureaucracy in looking after listed buildings

7th April 2014

New heritage provisions, coming into force this week will make the listed building consent system more effective and efficient, helping to reduce bureaucracy and cut costs. Set out in the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act, the measures provide real benefits for owners, developers and local authorities whilst maintaining existing levels of heritage protection.

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York Theatre Royal's £4m revamp plan sent to planners

5th April 2014

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York Theatre Royal’s £4m revamp plan sent to planners
Published: 5th April 2014


Alexandra Palace reveals designs for refurbished Victorian theatre

4th April 2014

Read more at The Stage
Alexandra Palace reveals designs for refurbished Victorian theatre
Published: 4th April 2014


Farrell Review calls for revolution in planning system to make it more proactive

4th April 2014

The Farrell Review, an industry-wide review of architecture and the built environment, was launched on Monday 31st March 2014. Led by Sir Terry Farrell and a panel of experts, and commissioned by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, the Review investigated five issues surrounding Education, Outreach and Skills, Design Quality, The Economic Benefits of Architecture, Cultural Heritage and Built Environment Policy.

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Pen put to paper for Stourport Civic Centre revamp

4th April 2014

The future of Stourport’s Civic Centre and Hall has been secured after councils put pen to paper as refurbushment projects are due to get under way. The transfer of ownership from Wyre Forest District Council to Stourport Town Council is now complete after a gruelling three-year process and contracts have also been signed by Worcestershire County Council for a £1.8 million refurbishment of the Civic Centre and by the district council for a £450,000 contribution to revamping the hall.

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English Heritage back £35m leisure plans for Brighton Hippodrome

4th April 2014

Ambitious proposals to redevelop the Grade II listed Brighton Hippodrome into a £35m leisure complex have been backed by English Heritage, which said this could be the “final chance” to save the 117-year-old structure.

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