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Become a Lowestoft Marina Theatre trustee

26th May 2011

A new charitable organisation which will ensure the long term future of Lowestoft’s Marina Theatre is appealing for people to become trustees. The trustees will form the governing board of the newly created Marina Theatre Trust which will take over the running of the Edwardian building from Waveney District Council.

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James Bierman leaves London's Almeida after six months

25th May 2011

James Bierman is leaving his post as executive director of London’s Almeida Theatre after six months. Bierman took up his position in January having moved from the Donmar Warehouse, where he had been executive producer since 2009. He worked at the Donmar for nearly five years across a number of positions.

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New Book: Canterbury Stage by Stage

25th May 2011

‘Canterbury Stage by Stage’ is the complete history of the city’s theatrical past from the Roman Theatre to the present day. Theatre is one of the most powerful and potent media through which we express and explore our humanity and almost uniquely, Canterbury shows the history of Theatre in microcosm. Few cities can boast the remains of a Roman theatre, evidence of Medieval plays, the oldest amateur dramatic society in the world and one of the newest municipal theatre buildings.

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The fight to save Wilton’s Music Hall is on as Heritage Lottery Fund rejects venue’s bid

25th May 2011

The future of Wilton’s is in serious jeopardy as Heritage Lottery Fund reject their bid for funds to save the building for generations to come.

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Knight of Illumination Awards: Deadline extended to June 30 2011

25th May 2011

The Knight of Illumination Awards has extended the deadline for entries into its lighting design awards programme until June 30 2011. Currently in its fourth year, the Knight of Illumination Awards was established to recognise the talents of lighting designers working across the creative arts in the UK.

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New school performing arts centre opened in Hammersmith

25th May 2011

The Antony Lillis Performing Arts Centre – named after Hammersmith & Fulham’s former cabinet member for community, health and children’s services, who died in August 2009 – was opened on Friday May 13. The centre includes the Dinesh Ramjee theatre, classrooms and changing rooms, with the existing gym having been refurbished to become part of the building at the Henry Compton School .

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Derby Hippodrome Trust calls Public Meeting and AGM

25th May 2011

Pop along and enjoy an evenings entertainment and find out about the restoration of the Derby Hippodrome Theatre. The event, arranged by the Derby Hippodrome Restoration Trust, will be held at Darley Abbey Village Hall, Abbey Yard, Derby DE22 1DS. Meeting starts at 7.30pm. Parking is available immediately outside the Hall.

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Open Air Theatre in Regent’s Park: Desert island risks

25th May 2011

Timothy Sheader is turning the idyllic Open Air Theatre in Regent’s Park into a home for exciting and challenging drama. As ‘Lord of the Flies’ opens, he talks to Laura Barnett .

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Blogspot: Help transform a Library into Shepherd's Bush Theatre

25th May 2011

As part of the Bush Theatre’s 32 Degrees West Season – the angle from the front door of the company’s current home of 39 years, to the new home at the old Library in Shepherd’s Bush where they will relocate this autumn – the company is to stage Where’s My Seat. Ahead of the building’s inaugural season later this year, the company is throwing open the doors of the new venue and inviting the public to play a part in the transformation of the space, from library to theatre.

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Bingley Little Theatre looking at taking control of Bingley Arts Centre

24th May 2011

A theatre company is in negotiation with Bradford Council over taking control of Bingley Arts Centre. Trustees at Bingley Little Theatre have approached the Council in a bid to run the centre, in Main Street, for the Bingley community. It may be the first of Bradford Council’s assets to be put in public hands as the authority looks to save about £30 million in its leisure budget.

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