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Fresh hope in Derby Hippodrome battle

18th June 2013

The row over the future of Derby Hippodrome has taken a dramatic turn after special legal status was granted to a group which wants to buy and restore it. But owner Christopher Anthony, who ordered work which partially demolished the former theatre four years ago, has made a move that could block the campaigners’ plans.

A council spokeswoman said that the owner of any building listed as a community asset was not obliged to accept a bid for the property. The council has spent £150,000 on court proceedings and safety works related to the site in the past five years.

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More volunteers join the ranks of Minehead's Regal Theatre

18th June 2013

Trustees of the Regal Theatre in Minehead invited new volunteers to join its ranks of more than 200 regular co-workers. Since the theatre re-opened after the new lift and box office were completed earlier this year, audiences have steadily increased.

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The arts must learn to help themselves

17th June 2013

Comprehensive Spending Review catastrophe for the arts has been averted – but outside the M25 a new generation of fundraisers will be crucial for the future of local cultural institutions, says Rupert Christiansen from The Telegraph.


Liverpool Everyman Theatre holds smashing topping out ceremony

17th June 2013

The Everyman marked its official topping out with Liverpool’s mayor Joe Anderson smashing a ceremonial bottle of beer against the theatre’s highest point. The £28m Hope Street venue, designed by architects Haworth Tompkins and constructed by builders Gilbert Ash, is due to reopen its doors early next year.

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Bath creative arts centre receives green light

17th June 2013

The creative arts will have a new home in Bath following Bath and North East Somerset Council’s go-ahead for a new Centre for the Arts at the University.

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New look Liverpool Everyman Theatre shaping up nicely

17th June 2013

Journalist Catherine Jones took a look round the Liverpool performing institution as rebuilding work continues.

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Wilton’s secures match funding for HLF grant

17th June 2013

Wilton’s Music Hall in London has raised £600,000 in match funding, which means it can now submit an application to the Heritage Lottery Fund for the remaining money needed to carry out repair works on the building.

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Campaigners at Corwen Pavilion vow to fight closure

17th June 2013

Campaigners opposing proposals to demolish a 102-year-old pavilion have vowed to keep fighting, despite the Charity Commission saying it can not intervene to save the building.

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Fresh hope in Derby Hippodrome battle

17th June 2013

The row over the future of Derby Hippodrome has taken a dramatic turn after special legal status was granted to a group which wants to buy and restore it. Now Derby Hippodrome Restoration Trust, which wants to restore the building to a theatre, has defiantly said it would bid for the building later this year.

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Ambassador Theatre Group co-founder Howard Panter awarded knighthood

15th June 2013

Howard Panter, the co-founder of the Ambassador Theatre Group, has been made a knight in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list. Sir Howard, from West Byfleet, has been honoured for his services to theatre.

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