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Palace Theatre in Swansea set for £75,000 regeneration

17th April 2014

Swansea’s Palace Theatre, which was last year listed as one of the most endangered buildings in England and Wales, is set for a £75,000 regeneration. Local authority the City and County of Swansea has allocated the money to the Palace Theatre, which has most famously hosted performances from Charlie Chaplin and Laurel and Hardy, to “make the building safe”.

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Ten days to go until Conference 14 Community Theatres

17th April 2014

As new ‘Community Rights’ give people more of a say on running their local communities, discover how your theatre can benefit.

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Campaign for new Rochdale theatre launched

17th April 2014

Campaigners in Rochdale are calling for a new 500-seat town-centre theatre to be built to provide a venue for smaller touring companies. They claim there are currently no professional small-scale venues in the Greater Manchester area that are suitable for producing work and receiving touring shows.

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New culture secretary Sajid Javid gains mixed welcome from arts sector

16th April 2014

Sajid Javid’s appointment as the new culture secretary has received mixed reactions from the arts industry. The MP, who was financial secretary to the Treasury before his promotion to the cabinet, replaced Maria Miller in the role last week.

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Derby’s Assembly Rooms to remain closed for 18 months following fire

16th April 2014

Derby’s Assembly Rooms could be demolished and rebuilt following a fire on the roof of the adjoining car park five weeks ago. The plant room – which housed the venue’s power, heating and air conditioning – was destroyed in the incident. Now, the city council – which runs the Assembly Rooms – has said the venue will be closed for 18 months while a decision is made whether to refurbish the 1970s building or knock it down.

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Leicester Mayor has 'missed out on £10m' by rejecting plan for Haymarket Theatre

16th April 2014

A developer says Sir Peter Soulsby has turned his back on up to £10 million of investment by rejecting a plan to convert Leicester’s disused Haymarket Theatre into a private medical complex. Earlier this week, the Mercury reported the city mayor had agreed to let a charitable trust take over the vacant venue to turn it into a training centre for the performing arts.

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Theatres Trust seeks full time Planning Adviser

15th April 2014

A full-time Planning Adviser is required to manage the Trust’s Planning Service, contribute to the provision of advice, and build excellent external relationships to promote and enhance the reputation of The Theatres Trust in the Planning system.

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Hawkins\Brown completes 'playful' children's theatre

15th April 2014

The Oily Cart theatre mainly works with children with special needs and Hawkins\Brown was tasked with creating an ‘inspiring and playful’ scheme for the group. The theatre annexe provides space for management, prop building, costume design, rehearsals, workshops and storage. The scheme has been shortlisted for a RIBA London Regional Award.

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The 7th Knight of Illumination Awards has lift off

15th April 2014

The 7th Knight of Illumination (KOI) Awards has launched and already the entries are flying in for Television and Concert Touring and Events. 2014 will see yet another celebration of talented international lighting and digital content designers that have worked in the UK in the sectors of TV, Theatre and Concert Touring and Events.

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What should Arts Council England do next?

14th April 2014

On 17 March the bids went in: les jeux sont faits; rien ne va plus. Arts leaders all over the country finally got some sleep, and then turned their attention back to running their organisations. Over at Arts Council England (ACE), staff were preparing for weeks of reading, sifting, and judging dozens of national portfolio organisation (NPO) funding applications.

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