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Darlington council seeks arts venue architect

12th March 2012

Darlington Borough Council is on the hunt for an architect-led team to design a new town centre arts venue. Requests to participate must be received 2 April.

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Eden Arts gets £93,000 boost from district council

11th March 2012

An agency which promotes arts and culture in an area of Cumbria has received a £93,000 boost. Eden District Council is giving the money to Eden Arts and already provides rent-free accommodation for the organisation in Penrith.

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Bradford Odeon asbestos warning is issued

10th March 2012

Bradford councillors have been warned they may have been exposed to potentially-deadly asbestos during a visit to the city’s former Odeon cinema. Trespassers who have broken into the building may also be at risk according to its owners, the Homes and Community Association (HCA). Warning letters have been sent to councillors who visited the building before they made the controversial decision allowing it to be demolished. The move comes after the HCA commissioned consultants to carry out a survey of the potential risk as the building had deteriorated further.

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Last chance to fight closure of Hornsea Floral Hall

10th March 2012

A last ditch effort is being made to save Hornsea’s Floral Hall. As part of the Mail’s Fight for the Floral campaign, residents were being urged to show their support by turning up outside the hall in Esplanade Sunday 10th March. It follows proposals in the East Riding Council Cabinet papers that the hall could be demolished within weeks, the site turned into the car park and no replacement facility will be built in the town.

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Call for investigation into Worthing Pavilion roof work

9th March 2012

A metal roofing company has called for English Heritage to investigate work being carried out to replace Worthing Pavilion Theatre’s old roof. The zinc cladding roof work on the Grade II listed building is currently being installed by specialist roofing contractor FMJ, at a cost of £600,000.

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500 sign petition to rescue old theatre

8th March 2012

More than 500 people have now signed a petition in the fight to save a landmark Black Country theatre from the bulldozers. The empty Dudley Hippodrome stands at the bottom of Castle Hill near Dudley Zoo and The Station Hotel. The area has been earmarked by Dudley Council for a multi-million pound regeneration scheme. But council bosses plan to demolish the theatre and former bingo hall as there has been no interest in anyone taking the building on.

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Winter TM Correction 2011: Events section

8th March 2012

In the winter issue of Theatres Magazine, the address given for the STR Lecture: ‘From Ladies to Boardroom’ by Rupert Rhymes OBE Thursday 22 March, 7.30pm.lecture was noted incorrectly as the Art Workers Guild, London WC1. Please note that the lecture is to be held at Swedenborg Hall, 20 Bloomsbury Way, London WC1A 2TH. All STR are free and open to the public.


Blog: Park up here and be entertained

8th March 2012

There are many obstacles that get in the way of a producer when planning a show. Most of them come down to money writes Danielle Tarento for The Stage Features.

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New theatre chair could “revolutionise retractable seating”

8th March 2012

A theatre chair designed for multi-use venues was unveiled this week which its creator claims will “revolutionise retractable seating”. The Recital Chair has been launched by theatre seating specialist Audience Systems and aims to combine the comfort levels of a large, padded auditorium seat, with the ability to be stacked away on a telescopic platform.

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Plan to keep Frome's Merlin Theatre open for another year and secure its future growth

8th March 2012

Despite a funding shortfall the Merlin Theatre will survive for another year and huge efforts are being made to secure its long-term future, it has been revealed. At a make-or-break meeting called by the trustees, headed by Dinah Bargett and Clare Hein, it was unanimously agreed that after months of detailed discussion and study on a proposed business plan for the coming year and beyond, the theatre can remain open in the short-term and hopefully develop into the future.

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