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Event: Sparkling line up for Showlight 2013

11th September 2012

With Showlight 2013 set in the Czech Republic, it is only right that among the first subjects to be announced for this event is Josef Svoboda, creator of the Svoboda light and the most influential scenographer of the 20th century. Christopher Baugh, Professor of Theatre at Hull University, met Svoboda at London’s National Theatre and is an expert on the man who was the first to use a light curtain and one of the first to combine lighting and projection.

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The Theatres Trust Announces Its People's Choice Award 2012 Winner

11th September 2012

We are delighted to announce that The Theatres Trust People’s Choice Award 2012 Winner is ShowTex. Mr Koen Van Kerkhoven, Managing Partner of ShowTex Belgium was presented with the Theatres Trust’s sustainability award by PLASA’s Chief Executive Officer and Director of Events, Matthew Griffiths, for its Acoustic Baffle.

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Launch of The Theatres Trust's Conference 12 Report: ‘Delivering Sustainable Theatres’

11th September 2012

Theatres lead the way in sustainable development Delivering Sustainable Theatres, The Theatres Trust’s Conference 12 Report is launched today at the international entertainment technology event, PLASA 2012. Prepared by journalist and writer Jo Caird, the report provides highlights of the rich variety of speakers and discussions that took place on 12 June 2012 at the Trust’s annual conference held at Stratford Circus in London close to the Olympic Park.

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Old trams and buses converted into cultural venues in Mexico City

10th September 2012

In Mexico City, old trams and buses are being converted into new venues for plays, mobile libraries, community centres and even shops. The idea is to bring different forms of culture to people that may otherwise never have access to it.

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Second attempt at Winter Gardens plan - but does Bournemouth council have other ideas?

10th September 2012

Developers are making a second attempt to win planning permission for a £150million scheme for Bournemouth’s Winter Gardens site. But Bournemouth council maintains it has different plans for the prime piece of land. The new application, submitted by Planning Solutions Partnership, once again seeks to build a hotel, cinema , shops, apartments, public piazzas and leisure facilities on the site of the demolished concert hall.

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Unique piece of Huddersfield’s theatrical history goes on display

9th September 2012

Visitors have had the chance to see a fascinating part of Huddersfield’s history for the first time in 60 years. Ten huge ornate cloths went on display this weekend at the Lawrence Batley Theatre having been salvaged just a few weeks ago. The beautiful designs were used as backdrops for plays at the now-derelict Palace Theatre on Venn Street. LBT technical manager Rupert Hoarder uncovered the precious cloths after he was allowed in to the Palace before its planned redevelopment.

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Stratford council back RSC Courtyard Theatre plans

7th September 2012

Plans by the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) to permanently open its temporary Courtyard Theatre have been backed by Stratford-upon-Avon town council. The complex in Stratford, which seats 1,000 people, has housed productions for six years while two other theatres were redeveloped.

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Bury St Edmunds Councillor says a casino could boost the Apex

7th September 2012

A casino has been suggested as an alternative use for a music and entertainment venue which is being heavily subsidised by taxpayers. Independent councillor David Nettleton, who has been vocal about the cost of the Apex in Bury St Edmunds, believes another use must be found for the building, which is owned and run by St Edmundsbury Borough Council.

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Theatres Trust publishes its 35th Annual Report

7th September 2012

We are pleased to present our 35th Annual Report which highlights The Theatres Trust’s work and achievements from 1 April 2011 to 31 March 2012. As a resource for theatres we protect theatres from destruction, damage and deterioration; promote the importance of theatres; and provide advice on the planning, building, restoration, development and use of theatres.

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Tameside Hippodrome could reopen in eight months

7th September 2012

Plans to reopen Manchester’s Grade II listed Tameside Hippodrome are being submitted by a local arts group to the venue’s owner, Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council. The council has been in discussions with Tameside Heritage and Arts Trust, which hopes to reopen the Hippodrome as a theatre from spring 2013.

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