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Legacy plans unveiled for Derry-Londonderry post City of Culture year

21st November 2013

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Legacy plans unveiled for Derry-Londonderry post City of Culture year
Published: 21 November 2013


Mecanoo chosen for Oldham Coliseum

21st November 2013

Mecanoo has fought off competition from a list of top architectural firms to be chosen for the new Coliseum Theatre and Heritage Centre in Oldham. Dutch firm Mecanoo, in partnership with Stephen Levrant Heritage Architecture, has been chosen by Oldham Council for the landmark project from a short list which is understood to have included Austin-Smith:Lord, Bennetts Associates, Haworth Tompkins, John McAslan & Partners, Levitt Bernstein and Purcell Miller Tritton.

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Haworth Tompkins submits plans for Bristol Old Vic revamp

21st November 2013

The £12 million, competition-winning project includes the refurbishment of the old front of house areas and was inspired by the ‘openness of an Italian piazza’. The designs will expose the building’s front wall, constructed during the 1760s, making it visible internally in the foyer and externally from the street.

The practice won the project to overhaul the theatre back in March, seeing off competition from Ian Ritchie Architects, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, Allies and Morrison, Eric Parry Architects and Levitt Bernstein.

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Alley behind Octagon Theatre, Bolton closed because of drug taking, graffiti and anti-social behaviour

20th November 2013

Read more at The Bolton News
Alley behind Octagon Theatre, Bolton closed because of drug taking, graffiti and anti-social behaviour
Published: 20 November 2013


Bennetts to overhaul The Old Vic

20th November 2013

Bennetts Associates has submitted a planning application for the overhaul and extension of the world-renowned Old Vic theatre near Waterloo, London. Practice director Simon Erridge promised that the revamp would ‘subtly retain and restore the much loved character’ of the grade II*-listed building and added that an ‘…interior reconfiguration and extension would unlock valuable space.’

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Manager of the Ark Theatre in Borehamwood "optimistic" about future despite demolition

19th November 2013

“Challenging times” lie ahead for a theatre that is set to be demolished as part of a school’s redevelopment plans. If planning permission is granted, Hertswood Academy in Borehamwood will sell its Thrift Farm Lane site, which houses The Ark Theatre, for housing and use the money raised to build a modern school on its Cowley Hill site. Hertswood Academy has promised to rebuild the theatre as part of the new school and its manager Tom Lagden has welcomed the opportunity to create a larger and better designed venue. However he is concerned about the theatre’s future over the next two years while it is without a permanent home.

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Liverpool's new Everyman Theatre to open on March 1

19th November 2013

Read more at Liverpool Echo
Liverpool’s new Everyman Theatre to open on March 1
Published: 19 November 2013


Free Newcastle theatre trips for disadvantaged groups

19th November 2013

Disadvantaged groups will be able to experience the theatre free of charge as a community engagement project gets underway. Newcastle’s Tyne Theatre and Opera House Preservation Trust has been handed a £1,500 cash boost from the Sir James Knott Trust so people can see Brick By Brick – a production which explores the life and time of theatre founder Joseph Cowen.

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Rose Theatre is Kingston's 'jewel in the crown' says council leader

19th November 2013

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Rose Theatre is Kingston’s ‘jewel in the crown’ says council leader
Published: 19 November 2013


Brighton Dome and Museum to be revamped as part of Royal Pavilion Estate plan

19th November 2013

Brighton is unique in this country in having a former royal palace, a museum and a major performing arts venue set together in historic public gardens – more than 1.2 million people visit the Regency era Royal Pavilion Estate each year, incorporating the Royal Pavilion, Brighton Museum and Art Gallery, Brighton Dome and the Pavilion Gardens.

A £35 million makeover, Heritage Centre Stage: Reawakening Brighton’s Royal Estate, will carry out “vital” repair work and much-needed improvements to visitor facilities. The project is essential if the buildings are to remain open.

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