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Lyn Gardner: Apollo theatre reopening: the West End must be fit for purpose

7th April 2014

Read more at The Guardian
Lyn Gardner: Apollo theatre reopening: the West End must be fit for purpose
Published: 7th April 2014


Catherine Love: Is crowdfunding really the future?

7th April 2014

Thanks to ever-improving digital technology, raising money through crowdfunding is now easier than ever – and more and more theatre projects are taking advantage of it. Just last week, the producers of the West End transfer of The Pajama Game told WhatsOnStage about their crowdfunding experience , which seems to be proving successful. But is crowdfunding really, as they claim, the future for theatre fundraising?

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'Irretrievable mistake' over Hitchin Town Hall project

7th April 2014

There is an ongoing dispute after a brick wall was built halving the stage space in Hitchin Town Hall. Further reaction to a dispute over the renovation of Hitchin Town Hall featured heavily in last week’s The Comet letters.

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Wakefield Civic Society campaign to give community arts buildings extra protection

7th April 2014

Localism Alliance conference hears announcement of campaign to give greater community recognition to The Theatre Royal Wakefield and Unity Hall, Wakefield

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Brewery Theatre, Bristol for sale

7th April 2014

If you have a spare £640,000, you can now buy the Brewery Theatre on North Street. Bristol mayor George Ferguson is the current lease holder on the building. Ferguson owns the Bristol Beer Factory brewery behind the building, which has publicly stated its expansion plans – hoping to sell the Grain Barge in order to fund larger premises.

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Crunch talks over future of Dudley Hippodrome

7th April 2014

Read more at Express & Star
Crunch talks over future of Dudley Hippodrome
Published: 7th April 2014


New heritage provisions reduce bureaucracy in looking after listed buildings

7th April 2014

New heritage provisions, coming into force this week will make the listed building consent system more effective and efficient, helping to reduce bureaucracy and cut costs. Set out in the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act, the measures provide real benefits for owners, developers and local authorities whilst maintaining existing levels of heritage protection.

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York Theatre Royal's £4m revamp plan sent to planners

5th April 2014

Read more at The Press
York Theatre Royal’s £4m revamp plan sent to planners
Published: 5th April 2014


Alexandra Palace reveals designs for refurbished Victorian theatre

4th April 2014

Read more at The Stage
Alexandra Palace reveals designs for refurbished Victorian theatre
Published: 4th April 2014


Farrell Review calls for revolution in planning system to make it more proactive

4th April 2014

The Farrell Review, an industry-wide review of architecture and the built environment, was launched on Monday 31st March 2014. Led by Sir Terry Farrell and a panel of experts, and commissioned by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, the Review investigated five issues surrounding Education, Outreach and Skills, Design Quality, The Economic Benefits of Architecture, Cultural Heritage and Built Environment Policy.

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