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Fight continues to save Opera House in Workington

12th February 2013

Plans to knock down Workington Opera House on Ladies Walk have been re-submitted by owners Graves (Cumberland) Limited because the original planning consent has now expired. The local pressure group has vowed to continue its fight to save the historic arts venue which is facing the renewed threat. .

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Blog: Arts funding and cultural capital – let them eat buildings

11th February 2013

What’s a shiny new arts facility without the artist or art to fill it? Alistair Gentry takes issue with ACE’s small capital grants


Fatal accident at Surrey theatre G Live

11th February 2013

The accident happened on Saturday February 9, during the get-in for the show by Fisherman’s Friends at Guildord’s G-Live. Tour manager Paul McMullen was killed and the band’s singer Trevor Grills suffered serious injuries and is now in hospital. It has been reported that the accident occurred when a loading door fell in G Live’s loading bay.

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Heightening of stage proposed for Thame Players Theatre

11th February 2013

Planning application: P13/S0226/FUL

South Oxfordshire District Council has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above planning application for a first floor extension at the rear of the main auditorium at The Players Theatre, Nelson Street, Thame OX9 2DP.

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

To view the planning application online, please click here and then find/click on the application number.


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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