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London's Royal Opera House selects Stanton Williams Architects for 'Open Up' project

11th February 2013

The Royal Opera House has announced that Stanton Williams Architects will carry out a feasibility study for a project aimed at making the company’s street level public areas more inviting.

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Fife Culture Trust cuts threat to Kirkcaldy theatre?

11th February 2013

The future of Adam Smith Theatre in Kirkcaldy could be in doubt if a cut to Fife Cultural Trust’s budget goes ahead next week. That’s the claim of Councillor Peter Grant, SNP group leader, who warned there could be further theatre closures in Fife in the wake of the collapse of the company running the Byre Theatre in St Andrews. But his claims have been dismissed as “blatant scaremongering” by Councillor David Ross, Fife Council’s Labour administration deputy leader.

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Snibston's Century Theatre is all set to celebrate its 60th birthday

11th February 2013

Britain’s oldest surviving travelling theatre is based at Snibston and is still entertaining visitors all year round. Now there are plans to make 2013 special for the Century Theatre. The Century Theatre has a past unlike any other performing arts venue in the country and is celebrating its 60th year.

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Commercial theatre needn’t play safe: ‘I don’t want the West End left behind’

11th February 2013

Commercial theatre needn’t play safe says theatre producer Sonia Friedman.

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Weymouth Pavilion: Call for community use

11th February 2013

Weymouth and Portland Borough Council had been considering five options for the Weymouth Pavilion – including its demolition. But on Tuesday, the authority decided to put the running of the building out to tender. Save the Pavilion said the decision “gave hope” the venue would be preserved.

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English Heritage Heritage works relaunched

10th February 2013

Written by the British Property Federation, English Heritage, The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and Deloitte Real Estate, the guide aims to be a ‘first-stop’ reference document, containing practical step-by-step advice for developers, owners, local authorities and advisers as well as ways of overcoming common pitfalls.

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Blog: Chichester Festival Theatre Rebuild begins

9th February 2013

Christmas and New Year halted RENEW’s progress for a little while, but it was heartening to come back on-site for 2013 and find our main contractor, Osborne, already present and at work. We have passed the £21 million mark for pledges to RENEW, leaving a vital £1 million left to raise. Various events and a raffle for a wonderful 5-star exotic holiday will be running throughout 2013, so there are still plenty of opportunities to support.

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Arts campaigners welcome Gove’s EBacc U-turn

7th February 2013

Proposals to replace GCSEs with an English Baccalaureate qualification that did not include arts subjects have been dropped by the government. Arts campaigners who had opposed the EBacc proposals have welcomed the news.

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Campaigners win fight to save Weymouth Pavilion after councillors pave way for takeover

6th February 2013

Those fighting to save Weymouth Pavilion are delighted after councillors paved the way for them to take over the theatre. While there is more discussion ahead, the decision could effectively save the much-loved Pavilion from demolition and enable the community to take it off the council’s hands. The decision by Weymouth and Portland Borough Council’s management committee yesterday was a recommendation and the full council will have the final say on February 21.

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Evening Talk: John Major Music Halls

5th February 2013

Join Former Prime Minister John Major as he reveals his own unconventional family past and explores the richly colourful story of the British music hall, In collaboration with Harper Press.

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