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Workington Opera House could be second option for arts venue plan

5th April 2013

A Workington landlord said he was willing to consider the town’s Opera House as an alternative theatre and arts centre base if his plan to transform a disused church falls through.

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Felixstowe's Spa Pavilion redevelopment limits to be set

4th April 2013

The council appointed Jones Lang LaSalle to market the Spa Pavilion last year with the only condition being that any development should add ‘cultural and tourist’ value to the town. The council said a suitable buyer has yet to be found.

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Culture Minister Ed Vaizey launches new review of architecture and the built environment

4th April 2013

Culture and Creative Industries Minister Ed Vaizey launched a new independent review of architecture and the built environment today, to be undertaken by the world-renowned architect Sir Terry Farrell.

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East Kent College receives £1.6 million to fund new creative centre

3rd April 2013

East Kent College will open a new creative centre thanks to a £1.6 million grant to modernise its Broadstairs campus. The windfall will fund a new 200-seat theatre with recording studio and rehearsal rooms for performance arts students.

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Manchester's new Arts Centre HOME wins £5.5m from the Arts Council

3rd April 2013

The Arts Council England has awarded Manchester City Council £5.5 million in funding for HOME, the new production centre for international contemporary art, theatre and film.

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Southwark Playhouse announces opening shows at new venue

2nd April 2013

Southwark Playhouse will open its first season at its new site in Elephant and Castle with a revival of Claire Luckham’s 1980 play Trafford Tanzi.Jones. It will run in the theatre’s main 240-seat space – called the Large – at its new building on Newington Causeway from May 15 May to June 22. Meanwhile, in the 120-seat studio, Juana in a Million will receive its London premiere.

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New crisis threatens Dundee Whitehall Theatre

2nd April 2013

The Whitehall Theatre in Dundee has been plunged into a new crisis after the resignation of former Lord Provost John Letford, chairman of the Whitehall Theatre Trust, along with the trust’s treasurer Alex Scott.

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Brewhouse Theatre - Taunton Deane Council to bid to buy building

2nd April 2013

Taunton Deane Council is making a bid for Taunton’s Brewhouse Theatre to safeguard its future as a public arts and performance hub in the county town. The bid will enable the authority to act as a “safe custodian” for the theatre, which closed when it went into administration in February. But the council it will not take on running the theatre as it has neither the expertise nor resources to do so.

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Theatre Book Prize Short List

2nd April 2013

The judges for the Theatre Book Prize have revealed their shortlist. The panel, which chose from some sixty books published in 2012 submitted by publishers from the UK and overseas, consisted of actress Penelope Keith, Evening Standard theatre critic Henry Hitchings and Professor Gavin Henderson, principal of the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, chaired by British Theatre Guide reviewer Howard Loxton for the Society for Theatre Research which awards the prize.

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Petition launched to save Union Theatre London

2nd April 2013

Network Rail has served notice to members of the Union Street Traders Association, including the Union Theatre. Plans are to turn the area into offices.

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