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Theatre industry 'Save Tungsten' campaign launched internationally

29th March 2013

A major campaign to save the tungsten bulb for theatrical use has been launched internationally, with a long list of distinguished lighting designers supporting the cause: Richard Pilbrow, Patrick Woodroffe, Durham Marenghi, Paule Constable, Rick Fisher, Neil Austin, Andrew Bridge, Mark Henderson, Johanna Town, Mark Jonathan, David Hersey, Jennifer Tipton, David Finn, Ken Posner, Don Holder, Ken Billington, Brian MacDevitt, Howell Binkley, Steve Shelley, ML Geiger, Aaron Copp, Seth Jackson, Kevin Adams, Jules Fisher, Christina Giannelli, Mark Stanley and many others, including those in Canada, France, and Australia.

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Relief as Whiteladies Picture House flats plan finally rejected

27th March 2013

Relief for campaigners who want to breathe new life into derelict cinema as developers’ appeal to turn site into flats is finally rejected on appeal.

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Businesses join fight to save Dudley Hippodrome

27th March 2013

More than a dozen businesses have pledged their support to campaigners fighting to save Dudley Hippodrome from demolition. Taxi drivers, hotels and High Street stores are among those rallying behind the Friends of Dudley Hippodrome. It is the latest attempt by campaigners to reveal the strength of feeling by business owners who say there are wider benefits of re-opening the 1930s theatre. Group spokesman Geoff Fitzpatrick today said he was delighted so many traders had signed up to back the bid.

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UK-GBC launches Pinpoint sustainability resources and tools

27th March 2013

Built environment professionals searching for information on sustainability can now do so using Pinpoint – the UK Green Building Council’s new free, easy to navigate and independent online platform which goes live today. The platform – currently the world’s only dedicated online search engine for sustainability resources in the built environment – allows users to search for information on how to make their projects, products or organisations more sustainable.

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Charcoalblue collaborates on visionary 'recyclable' performance venue The Shed

25th March 2013

Venue consultancy Charcoalblue has worked with long-term collaborators Haworth Tompkins Architects, in close association with the National Theatre’s directors and in-house teams, to design an intimate, exciting, low-energy and sustainable temporary theatre on London’s South Bank: The Shed.

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In Pictures: Rowena Cade's Minack theatre

24th March 2013

Rowena Cade, who died 30 years ago this week, discovered the Minack headland in west Cornwall and bought it for £100.

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Curtain up on restaurant at Crewe Lyceum Theatre

23rd March 2013

The evolution of Crewe Lyceum has continued with the opening of the theatre’s restaurant. For weeks, the team at operator HQ Theatres has worked hard to refresh and renew the premises and work on new menus.

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Blog: Happy Birthday to the National Planning Policy Framework(NPPF)

23rd March 2013

Congratulations to the NPPF as it celebrates its one year birthday on the 27th March 2013. In what has been a challenging year for those dealing with shaping and implementing planning policy, it is opportune to examine its impact thus far. This blog post focusses on the Good, the Bad and the Nonsensical.


Audit report criticises DCAL for capital theatre project overspends

23rd March 2013

The audit office has criticised the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure (DCAL) for allowing multi-million pound building projects to go over budget. The four Belfast arts projects were the Grand Opera House, the Crescent Arts Centre, Lyric Theatre and the Metropolitan Arts Centre (MAC).

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Taunton Brewhouse Theatre rescue business plan goes on display

23rd March 2013

Plans to reopen the Brewhouse Theatre in Taunton have gone on display. The Tone Theatre Association has been set up by Independent councillors Eddie Gaines and Steve Ross to develop the building into a community arts hub. The association’s business plan is due to be submitted to the theatre’s administrators next month and residents have been asked for their views.

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