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Can this man save the arts in England? Rupert Christiansen welcomes Darren Henley, the new chief executive of Arts Council England

17th December 2014

Read more in The Guardian Can this man save the arts in England? Rupert Christiansen welcomes Darren Henley, the new chief executive of Arts Council England
Published 17 December 2014


New Chief Executive of Arts Council England announced

17th December 2014

The Arts Council has announced the appointment of Darren Henley as its new Chief Executive. Darren will succeed Alan Davey who is leaving after seven years. As well as leading Global’s Classic FM since 1999, Darren has been the author of two defining Government reviews into music and cultural education.

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Apollo Theatre ceiling collapse: No prosecution to be brought

17th December 2014

Read more at BBC News
Apollo Theatre ceiling collapse: No prosecution to be brought
Published 17 December 2014


Apollo Theatre owners will not face charges over ceiling collapse which injured 88 people

17th December 2014

Read more in the Evening Standard
Apollo Theatre owners will not face charges over ceiling collapse which injured 88 people
Published 17 December 2014


Nimax will not be prosecuted over Apollo ceiling incident, investigation concludes

17th December 2014

Read more in The Stage
Nimax will not be prosecuted over Apollo ceiling incident, investigation concludes
Published 17 December 2014


No prosecutions over theatre roof collapse

17th December 2014

Read more in The Guardian
No prosecutions over theatre roof collapse Published 17 December 2014


Westminster City Council: Update on Apollo Theatre investigation

17th December 2014

Westminster City Council has called on the Health and Safety Executive and Association of British Theatre Technicians to establish new, more rigorous, guidance governing ceiling checks in historical theatres and cinemas.

Following the internal collapse of part of the ceiling at the Apollo Theatre in 2013, a year-long investigation has concluded that:

- the collapse happened because of the age of the structure
- there has been no breach of the current laws

As a result, the council has concluded that the theatre company and the ceiling inspection firm should not be prosecuted, because they followed the current guidelines.

Read the full release from Westminster City Council


ABTT Awards three Fellowships

17th December 2014

The Association of British Theatre Technicians took the opportunity of its annual Christmas Party last Friday (12 December 2014), at the New London Theatre, to bestow its top honour, the ABTT Fellowship, on three outstanding industry individuals.

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Alexandra Palace Theatre restoration plans submitted

16th December 2014

Application: HGY/2014/3122 and HGY/2014/3291

Haringey Council consulted The Theatres Trust on the above planning and listed building applications for the repair and refurbishment of the East Court, former BBC studios, and Theatre at Alexandra Palace. The Alexandra Palace Theatre is currently on the Theatres Trust’s Theatre Buildings at Risk Register and Trust is pleased to support this proposal to bring the Theatre and the East Wing of Alexandra Palace back in to public use. The intention of the proposal for the Theatre is to refurbish it as an adaptable performance space, which could be used for theatre, cinema, live music, conferences, weddings, banquets and film shoots.

Read the Trust’s response

To view the planning documents online, please click here and enter the application number


Culture secretary Sajid Javid defends freedom of speech in the arts

15th December 2014

Read more in The Stage
Culture secretary Sajid Javid defends freedom of speech in the arts
Published 15 December 2014


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