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People put in picture over Dudley Hippodrome rescue

13th February 2013

Campaigners fighting to save Dudley Hippodrome have photographed the historical features within the threatened building in a bid to encourage people to back their fight to stop the theatre being demolished.

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Charity status for Lichfield Garrick

13th February 2013

The future of a popular theatre in Staffordshire is looking brighter after it became a charitable trust. The Lichfield Garrick will now be able to apply for extra funding and boost its reputation in the region. The city centre venue is now a Charitable Theatre Trust. It has set up a board of 11 members made up of people from the arts, entertainment and business worlds and local councillors.

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Archaeologists to probe Chester theatre site

13th February 2013

Archaeologists have started exploring the site of the former Odeon cinema in preparation for Chester’s new £40.5 million theatre. More than 20 trial trenches will be dug on land to be used for the theatre foundations within the Odeon itself, the basement of Commerce House and two buildings in Northgate Street.

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Henley's Kenton Theatre chief attacks council over opposition to illuminated sign

12th February 2013

The head of the Kenton Theatre in Henley has criticised town councillors for not supporting its plans for a new illuminated sign. The theatre says the burgundy sign would be “tasteful” but councillors recommended the planning application should be refused, saying the sign would have “an adverse effect” on neighbours by lighting up the street.

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Fight continues to save Opera House in Workington

12th February 2013

Plans to knock down Workington Opera House on Ladies Walk have been re-submitted by owners Graves (Cumberland) Limited because the original planning consent has now expired. The local pressure group has vowed to continue its fight to save the historic arts venue which is facing the renewed threat. .

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Blog: Arts funding and cultural capital – let them eat buildings

11th February 2013

What’s a shiny new arts facility without the artist or art to fill it? Alistair Gentry takes issue with ACE’s small capital grants


Fatal accident at Surrey theatre G Live

11th February 2013

The accident happened on Saturday February 9, during the get-in for the show by Fisherman’s Friends at Guildord’s G-Live. Tour manager Paul McMullen was killed and the band’s singer Trevor Grills suffered serious injuries and is now in hospital. It has been reported that the accident occurred when a loading door fell in G Live’s loading bay.

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London's Royal Opera House selects Stanton Williams Architects for 'Open Up' project

11th February 2013

The Royal Opera House has announced that Stanton Williams Architects will carry out a feasibility study for a project aimed at making the company’s street level public areas more inviting.

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Fife Culture Trust cuts threat to Kirkcaldy theatre?

11th February 2013

The future of Adam Smith Theatre in Kirkcaldy could be in doubt if a cut to Fife Cultural Trust’s budget goes ahead next week. That’s the claim of Councillor Peter Grant, SNP group leader, who warned there could be further theatre closures in Fife in the wake of the collapse of the company running the Byre Theatre in St Andrews. But his claims have been dismissed as “blatant scaremongering” by Councillor David Ross, Fife Council’s Labour administration deputy leader.

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Snibston's Century Theatre is all set to celebrate its 60th birthday

11th February 2013

Britain’s oldest surviving travelling theatre is based at Snibston and is still entertaining visitors all year round. Now there are plans to make 2013 special for the Century Theatre. The Century Theatre has a past unlike any other performing arts venue in the country and is celebrating its 60th year.

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