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The £7million regeneration project at Plymouth Theatre Royal

14th January 2013

The big drama at the Theatre Royal Plymouth this year is the £7million regeneration project. The venue will close for six months from early April for the extensive work to be done.

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The MAC Belfast shortlisted for 2013 Designs of the Year revealed

14th January 2013

The Shard, the Mac and Museum of Innocence make shortlist for 2013 Designs of the Year. Altogether more than 90 designs have been nominated for the annual awards, with categories spanning architecture, digital, fashion, furniture, graphics, product and transport.

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Ludlow Assembly Rooms reaches funding deal with Shropshire County Council

12th January 2013

Ludlow Assembly Rooms has taken a major step towards securing its future after reaching a deal with Shropshire County Council which is pouring more than £250,000 into the arts and community building over the next four years.

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Warning for theatre bodies over new charity rules

11th January 2013

Industry figures have warned that new legislation for organisations wishing to register as charities will cause delays in gaining funding and “widespread confusion” for arts bodies that choose to adopt it. Under the legislation, organisations wanting to become a CIO, which offers the benefit of limited liability, will have only to apply to the Charity Commission, whereas previously they would also have had to apply to Companies House.

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Bangor university's Pontio: Work starts on arts centre

11th January 2013

The foundation stone has been laid for a new £44m arts and innovation centre in Bangor, Gwynedd, during a ceremony to mark the start of building work. Pontio will house a new theatre, cinema, restaurant, bars, student union and teaching and learning spaces. The Bangor University-led centre, which will be open to the community, is likely to be ready by 2014.

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Salisbury's Studio Theatre looks set to gain more parking spaces

10th January 2013

Studio Theatre in Ashley Road, Salisbury looks set to gain more space for cars to park after a land transfer request was approved by councillors. The theatre applied to Wiltshire Council for the transfer of land behind it as recent development and growing audiences mean many motorists are parking in surrounding streets such as Hulse Road and Butts Terrace. Theatre secretary and charity trustee Hugh Abel said: “The land is currently an untidy little plot crossed by an informal pathway from the rear of Butts Terrace to Waitrose and the riverside path.

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RUG accounts reveal Lloyd Webber sold Palace for £20m

10th January 2013

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Really Useful Group sold the Palace Theatre to Nimax Theatres for about £20 million in 2012, the company’s accounts have revealed.

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Architect sought for Tricycle Theatre revamp

9th January 2013

The Tricycle Theatre in Kilburn, north London is seeking an architect for its refurbishment. The job, which has a construction value of £2.4 million, follows on from a feasibility study undertaken by Foster Wilson Architects.

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Theatre licensing relaxed for small-scale performances

9th January 2013

Government regulation of small-scale and site-specific theatre is to be relaxed in a move that is claimed will encourage local performances across the country.

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Derby Quad Arts centre plans for former chocolate factory

7th January 2013

Derby’s Quad arts centre has put forward plans to transform a disused chocolate factory into an arts centre. The former Derwent Lynton factory in Siddals Road will be used by artists if permission is granted by the city council.

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