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Kingston Council accused of subsidising International Youth Arts Festival 'through the back door'

7th March 2014

Kingston Council is subsidising the International Youth Arts Festival (IYAF) “through the back door” to the tune of almost £200,000, opposition councillors have claimed. Conservative leader Howard Jones revealed details of the council’s service level agreement with the Rose Theatre during a budget meeting on Thursday.

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New hotel and casino proposed for Bath's former Palace Theatre

6th March 2014

Application: 13/04218/LBA and 13/04234/EFUL

Bath and North East Somerset Council consulted The Theatres Trust on the above applications for the partial demolition and redevelopment of Bath’s former Palace Theatre comprising retail premises, a casino and a hotel. The Trust supported the proposal. Read the Trust’s response

To view the planning documents online, please click here and enter the application number, then click search.


Boles publishes final version of new online planning guidance

6th March 2014

In a written ministerial statement this morning, Boles said that the government would today cancel all previous planning practice guidance documents. A beta version of the new online guidance, drawn up by Lord Taylor, was published in August last year.

Taylor’s report described the current system as “unfit for purpose” and recommended that the 237 guidance documents in use should be replaced with a single, up-to-date online resource.

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City of Derry Drama Festival

6th March 2014

On March 7, the 34th City of Derry Drama Festival opens in the Waterside Theatre, with nine productions in as many days. Festival Director Maureen Gallagher, who has been involved with the festival from the outset, says: ‘When we know that our audience has got the theatre bug, then all our efforts have proved worthwhile.’

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Corby theatre appoints new chairman of trustees

6th March 2014

Read more at Northamptonshire Telegraph
Corby theatre appoints new chairman of trustees
Published: 6 March 2014


Chichester Festival Theatre opens its newly refurbished doors for a season of spectacular talent

6th March 2014

Chichester Festival Theatre (CFT) has announced details of its 2014 season, which sees the reopening of the Festival Theatre following a £22 million restoration. The season includes a mixture of new writing and old, with a celebration of the works of Peter Shaffer, including a revival of Amadeus starring Rupert Everett as Salieri which runs in the Festival Theatre from 12 July to 2 August 2014.

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Upgrading Stratford-upon-Avon's Civic Hall

6th March 2014

Application: 14/00356/FUL and 14/00359/LBC

Stratford-on-Avon District Council consulted The Theatres Trust on the above applications for new external lighting and resurfacing of the steps and ramps to the 14 Rother Street entry to Stratford-upon-Avon’s Civic Hall. The Trust supported the proposal. Read the Trust’s response

To view the planning documents online, please click here and enter the application number, then click search.


Residential uses affecting the Vaudeville Theatre

6th March 2014

Application: 14/01129/FULL

Westminster City Council consulted The Theatres Trust on the above application to vary a planning consent relating to 406 Strand, adjacent to the Vaudeville Theatre, which will change the mix of previously approved residential units in the building. Read the Trust’s response

To view the planning documents online, please click here and enter the application number, then click search.


Singers team up to record ‘Save the Muni’ protest single

5th March 2014

Read more at Wales Online
Singers team up to record ‘Save the Muni’ protest single
Published: 5 March 2014


Funding to Enhance Community Facilities in England, Scotland & Wales

4th March 2014

Under the Sita Trust’s Enhancing Communities Programme Core Fund, grants of up to £60,000 are available to not for profit organisations, community groups, schools, parish councils, local authorities and charities for projects that make physical improvements to community facilities and historic buildings / structures.

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