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Feilden Clegg Bradley wins Southbank centre contest

1st October 2012

Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios (FCBS) has seen off an impressive shortlist to bag the contentious revamp of London’s Southbank Centre.

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Roland Muldoon's "Taking on the Empire" scheduled for 2013

1st October 2012

Roland Muldoon’s long awaited book ‘Taking on the Empire: How we saved the Hackney Empire for popular theatre’ is scheduled to be published by JustPress in 2013.

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New track system and curtains donated to The King’s Theatre, Southsea

1st October 2012

Track solutions specialist Triple E has launched a brand new motorised curtain track system in the beautiful surroundings of the King’s Theatre, Southsea – and marked the occasion by donating one to the venue.

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Live music red tape lifted for small venues

1st October 2012

Venues with a capacity of under 200 people will no longer need a licence for live amplified music. The change in law is part of a government move to free businesses from red tape, which ministers say will give them more freedom to grow. UK Music, which represents the music industry, estimates that the Live Music Act could enable 13,000 more venues to start holding live music events.

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Creative Scotland reveals £6m for Scottish theatre projects

1st October 2012

Creative Scotland has announced that 17 projects, five of of them theatre-based, are to share nearly £15 million of capital grants this year.

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In the know: What became of the Mermaid Theatre at Blackfriars?

30th September 2012

Away from the West End thespian heartland, the Mermaid Theatre nonetheless had a place in Londoners’ hearts, but what became of the Mermaid Theatre at Blackfriars?

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Coventry City Council could cut 18 arts jobs including at the Belgrade Coventry

30th September 2012

Eighteen jobs from two museums and a theatre in Coventry could be cut as part of council plans to save £700,000. People working at the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, the Transport Museum and the Belgrade Theatre would be affected by the proposals.

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Lenny Henry backs move to save Dudley Hippodrome

29th September 2012

Black Country funnyman Lenny Henry threw his weight behind the campaign to save Dudley Hippodrome when he visited a foundry in his home town.

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Bully for you! New St James Theatre is hailed ‘once in a generation’ as it takes first bow

28th September 2012

The St James Theatre in Victoria was opened to the public for the first time this week, and as the critics took the measure of its first show, Bully Boy, James Albrecht told the West End Extra: “It’s incredibly rare that a brand-new theatre pops up around here. It’s a phenomenally expensive thing to do, you have to have some courage, especially in these austere times.”

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Do theatres really need so many suits?

28th September 2012

Francis Reid, writing in The Stage recently, suggested that perhaps too many theatres have now become managerially top heavy.

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