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Get out and about with Showlight 2013

25th February 2013

Showlight has always been highly regarded as one of the best networking events in the international lighting calendar, with plenty of time allowed for the social aspects of the event. This year’s visit programme, featuring eight different tours each with a different itinerary, is definitely a once in a lifetime opportunity, with an afternoon of visits arranged in and around the host town of Cesky Krumlov which offer a mix of strictly business and the not-so-serious.

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AudioBoo: Local authority arts cuts 'concerning'

25th February 2013

In his first broadcast interview since taking up the role, chairman of the Arts Council England Sir Peter Bazalgette explained how they will be dealing with the cuts that many local authorities are making to arts spending, as recorded on the BBC Radio 4 Today programme..


AHF Blog: A Large Project in Morecambe Winter Gardens

25th February 2013

At the beginning of 2013 I found myself sitting in the front room of a retail unit in Morecambe, Lancashire containing a frayed privacy screen, a filing cabinet, six electrical heaters, a large empty desk and a Thermos of much needed hot tea.

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Open meeting dates set by Creative Scotland

25th February 2013

Creative Scotland has announced dates for its promised open consultation meetings with arts practitioners in Scotland. The five dates are in Dundee, Edinburgh, Greenock, Teangue (on Skye) and Inverness between March 15 and April 23. There will be room for up to 100 participants at each four-hour session.

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Cash lift for Malton's Milton Rooms

25th February 2013

Ryedale District Council’s policy and resources committee has backed a plan to renovate the Grade II listed Malton Milton Rooms building to enable it to become an arts centre for North Yorkshire and to boost the economy of the towns of Malton and Norton. The scheme, which has won the support of Dame Judi Dench and Griff Rhys Jones, will have significant benefits to the area.

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New kitchen proposed for Drury Lane’s Theatre Royal

25th February 2013

Listed building application: 13/00435/LBC

The City of Westminster has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above listed building application for the conversion of an office and corridor to a kitchen at the Theatre Royal in Drury Lane, London.

The Theatres Trust supported the application. Read the Trust’s response.

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


Temporary structure proposed for the Royal National Theatre

25th February 2013

Planning application: 13/00313/FUL

The London Borough of Lambeth has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above planning application for the for the erection of a temporary structure on the north east corner of the National Theatre

The Theatres Trust supported the application. Read the Trust’s response.

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


200 Imax seats given to Boscombe Shelley Theatre

25th February 2013

Two hundred seats from Bournemouth’s former IMAX cinema have been saved for future generations of theatre-goers. The relics from what was once voted England’s most hated building have ended up at the Shelley Theatre on Boscombe Manor. They were unveiled on Saturday during an open day at the historic building, which is currently being restored to its former glory.

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Mary Shelley theatre revamp planned in Dorset

25th February 2013

About 170 people have volunteered to help restore a theatre which was built for Frankenstein author Mary Shelley. Funding is being sought for the project and a trust charity is being set up to run the theatre, organisers say.

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Duke's scheme brings down the curtain on Stanford Hall Theatre

25th February 2013

Britain’s richest landowner has enraged amateur actors with plans for one of his stately homes that could spell the end for a historic theatre in its grounds. The conflict concerns the Grade II-listed Stanford Hall, which was bought by the Duke of Westminster for an undisclosed amount in 2011. The 61-year-old aristocrat plans to turn the 360-acre estate, near Loughborough, in Leicestershire, into the UK’s biggest rehabilitation centre for the treatment of wounded soldiers and civilians.

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