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Residents urged to have say on Bognor Regis’ £40m future plans that include new theatre

15th November 2012

Join in the consultation about the future of Bognor Regis, residents have been urged. Deputy town mayor Cllr Paul Wells said everyone with an interest in Bognor should take part in the consultation about its regeneration and that of the Regis Centre and Hothampton Car park and Queensway.

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Work starts on £500,000 Northampton cinema at Royal & Derngate

14th November 2012

Work has started on a £500,000 independent cinema in the centre of Northampton. The 90-seat movie venue, in Albion Place, is to be run by the Royal and Derngate theatre and independent screen operator Cityscreen.

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Bournemouth Imax seats donated to Shelley Theatre

14th November 2012

Seats from a Imax cinema in Bournemouth are to be reused in other local buildings. The venue, labelled an eyesore by residents who complained it blocked views of the sea, is due to be demolished in early 2013. The Shelley Theatre will get 220 cinema seats donated by the town council as well as catering equipment. Others will be used to replace some of the old seating in the public gallery of the council chamber.

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Durham officials to examine leisure trust idea

14th November 2012

Officials are to investigate whether council-owned theatres, libraries and museums would be better off run by a trust. Labour-run Durham County Council is having to find savings of £190m by 2017 and, like many authorities, is examining all its spending for potential cuts. Officials and senior councillors believe that setting up a not-for-profit trust to run these facilities could be the best way forward. The council’s cabinet today (Wednesday November 14), agreed to look more deeply at the issues and draw up a more detailed report.

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Southwark Playhouse announces details of new temporary home

14th November 2012

Southwark Playhouse has announced details of its temporary new home during the redevelopment of London Bridge station, which will increase its capacity by more than a third for the next five years.

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Frank Matcham Society announces additional Patron

14th November 2012

Ken Dodd OBE has become a Patron of the Frank Matcham Society, the body dedicated to the promotion of Britain’s greatest and most prolific theatre architect, Frank Matcham.

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Letter: Queens Theatre Burslem has been forgotten

14th November 2012

Letter written to The Sentinel In this city we have a little forgotten town known as Burslem, affectionally known as the Mother Town. In this town, we have a forgotten theatre called the Queens Theatre.

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Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds launches public debate about its future

14th November 2012

Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds’ board has announced it will carry out a public consultation on the future of the Regency playhouse, after concerns were raised over initial proposals to merge its management with that of a local concert hall.

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Rose Theatre project wins Heritage Lottery Fund development grant

14th November 2012

Sir Ian McKellen and Tony Robinson were among the guests at the British Museum on Thursday morning to celebrate the news that the Rose Theatre Trust has been awarded a development grant by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

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Leicester's Curve Theatre: Attendance reaches all-time high

13th November 2012

Ticket sales and revenue at Leicester’s Curve Theatre have reached an all-time high, the venue’s chief executive Fiona Allan has said. More than 180,000 people attended paid performances at the £61m theatre in 2011-12, an increase of 8% over the previous year.

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