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Queen Marys reopens the People’s Palace – an iconic East End venue

2nd February 2013

When the original People’s Palace opened in 1887, one and a half million people visited the building in just one year, flocking to the east London venue for entertainment, education and recreation. Following a £6m refurbishment project to restore the building and install new technology, Queen Mary, University of London will relaunch the People’s Palace in February 2013 as a venue for both students and the community.

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Bexhill Playhouse owner told - it’s time to clean up your act

2nd February 2013

The appearance of Bexhill’s former cinema in Western Road has been cause for concern locally and now the council is taking legal action against the owner. Rother District Council has asked Ormiston Trust to repair and spruce up the property but so far this has not happened.

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Exciting step forward for Eastbourne's Devonshire Park Theatres plans

2nd February 2013

Ambitious plans to enhance Devonshire Park in Eastbourne by completely refurbishing the Congress Theatre and Winter Garden, creating new visitor and tourism facilities and building a new welcome and conference exhibition centre have taken another major step forward.

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Southsea's St Peters Players’ fears as final curtain falls on theatre

2nd February 2013

Campaigners fighting the closure of a historic theatre say they fear their theatre groups will have to fold if nobody can help them with storage. St Peter’s Theatre, in Fraser Road, Somers Town, has now been closed by St Peter’s Church, which owns the building. Members of the Save St Peter’s Theatre Campaign want to run the 91-year-old venue as a community asset.

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Bognor Theatre site could have eight bars, restaurants

2nd February 2013

The number of new restaurants, pubs and cafes for the Regis Centre site has been proposed by St Modwen. Cllr Sandra Daniells (Con, Pevensey) quizzed the council about claims that eight to 12 of the businesses were being planned. The council’s senior economic development officer, Anthony Everitt, told her the exact number of new premises, eight, in the present scheme.

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Cast of stars to open Coventry's new Albany Theatre

2nd February 2013

‘ALLO ‘Allo! star Arthur Bostrom is among a cast of stars who will open the new Albany Theatre in Coventry. He will join other celebrities to formally unveil the newly-refurbished theatre in The Butts. It will see the doors to the 1930s building formally opened after a renovation project to transform the old College Theatre.

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Fundraising begins for new Hull theatre

1st February 2013

A new theatre in Beverley is appealing for sponsorship after hosting its first fundraiser. The East Riding Theatre will open this year in the old chapel on Lord Roberts Road. A mid-winter festival was held last month at a number of venues to promote the new theatre.

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Abbeydale Picture House plans to become climbing venue

1st February 2013

The new owner of a Grade II-listed former theatre and dance hall in Sheffield wants to turn the building into an indoor climbing centre. The Abbeydale Picture House was bought by Phil Robins at an auction for £150,000 in October after it was repossessed by a bank. He plans to put smaller walls in the main auditorium and two 65ft (20m) climbing walls in the building’s tower. Mr Robins said he was about to submit a planning application to apply for change of use for the building.

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Kevin Spacey to leave the Old Vic theatre with £20million

1st February 2013

Kevin Spacey, the Hollywood actor, plans to raise £20?million for the Old Vic before he steps down as the artistic director of the London theatre in 2015.

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Online application is now open to design a temporal sustainable theatre

1st February 2013

Could You Design a Sustainable Theatre? Online application is now open for a competition to design a temporal sustainable theatre, to be built in Cardiff, as part of the World Stage Design 2013 festival. This competition is open to students and emerging practitioners from across all related disciplines; theatre architects, technicians and scenographers should all see this as an opportunity to develop and apply their practice.

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