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Stanhope/Schroders take possession of Croydon's Warehouse Theatre

28th November 2012

Schroders and Stanhope have taken greater control of their 2m sq ft Ruskin Square development in Croydon after exercising a break clause to take back possession of the Warehouse Theatre building at its heart. The duo gained outline planning in July of last year for a Fosters & Partners masterplanned 2m sq ft development on nine acres adjacent to East Croydon Station. The scheme comprises 1m sq ft of offices and 550 homes.

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Creu Cymru Emergence Pilot Group on theatre sustainability in Wales announced

28th November 2012

Leading Welsh arts organisations are setting the stage to lead the cultural reponse to climate change. Environmental sustainability experts Julie’s Bicycle and Cardiff University’s BRASS Research Centre have announced the 17 theatres and arts venues that will make up the Creu Cymru Emergence pilot group.

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Littlehampton Town Council propose threatened Windmill Theatre as Asset of Community Value

28th November 2012

Littlehampton Town Council Planning and Transport Committee have proposed that the Windmill Theatre, the Swimming & Sports Centre, the Maltravers Park, and the Norfolk Pleasure Gardens should be listed as Assets of Community Value.

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Weymouth Pavilion Theatre may be demolished

27th November 2012

Weymouth and Portland Borough Council is considering knocking down Weymouth Pavilion in a bid to cut its annual spending by £3.9m by 2019-20. A council report reveals it needs more than £3m of works over 10 years to ensure the building remains safe. In February, councillors voted to save the pavilion by reversing funding cuts that would have led to its closure.

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Globe's new Sam Wanamaker indoor theatre to be lit by candles

27th November 2012

A new indoor theatre being built next to Shakespeare’s Globe in London is to be named after the Globe’s founder Sam Wanamaker. The team behind the project have revealed that plays at the new theatre will be predominantly lit by candles. The venue is intended to be the most complete recreation yet of an indoor Jacobean theatre.

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Birmingham Hippodrome Stage Appeal closes with £1m successfully raised

27th November 2012

Birmingham Hippodrome has announced the successful completion of its Stage Appeal having raised the target of £1m towards extensive refurbishments costing over £2m.

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Hull Truck Chief goes

27th November 2012

Hull Truck Theatre has parted company with its chief executive Andrew Smaje in a surprise move, after two years in the post. Smaje’s tenure at Hull was marked by controversy over funding and falling audiences, a poor relationship with its iconic former boss John Godber, and allegations of unrest amongst theatre staff.

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Lyric Hammersmith begins £16.5m facelift 'at the heart of town centre renewal'

26th November 2012

The Lyric Hammersmith officially broke ground today on an ambitious £16.5 million development at the heart of a town centre regeneration. The project sees the addition of a two-storey extension for more education work and is the first major facelift for the building in 30 years.

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Helston community centre cash request to help fund 'cultural quarter'

26th November 2012

The trust behind plans to renovate the former community centre on Penrose Road have asked Helston town council to use cash from the sale to help create a ‘Cultural Quarter’. In August this year the building was purchased by two benefactors, Karen Townshend and Nicholas Serota, director of Tate, to “ensure that the building could continue to provide public benefit”. Teresa Gleadowe and Karen Townshend from Cornubian Arts and Science Trust (CAST), set up to manage the building, made the request for help and cash at the town council meeting on Thursday, November 15.

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Theatre Royal Building to expand Radisson Blu Edwardian, Manchester November 26, 2012

26th November 2012

London-based Edwardian Group has acquired the Theatre Royal Building sited next door to its Radisson Blu Edwardian Hotel in Manchester, and will use it to substantially expand the hotel and its facilities.

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