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Sir Cameron Mackintosh to give small hits chance at the big time in ambitious new plans for West End

7th July 2015

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Sir Cameron Mackintosh to give small hits chance at the big time in ambitious new plans for West End
Published 7 July 2015


Consultation: A new Theatre & Cinema for Paisley

6th July 2015

The Paisley 2021 Community Trust – a local trust – hopes to develop a new Theatre and Cinema in Paisley. The Theatre and Cinema would welcome all Paisley residents and aim to attract visitors from Glasgow and beyond. At this early stage the vision is for an inspiring new building or converted building with a 500 seat main theatre, 150 seat studio theatre, digital cinema screens, education facilities, office spaces, and a good quality café / bar / restaurant. There might be a particular focus on young people, via the education facilities and partnerships with local education providers.

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The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) Major Grants – The first 100

6th July 2015

The HLF has recently released their research study that focuses on the impact of their largest grants (£5million or more), from 1994 to 2014. Theatres that appear on the first 100 HLF Major Grants list are the Royal Albert Hall, the London Coliseum, the Harrogate Royal Hall, and the Royal Festival Hall (Southbank Centre). In 1996, a grant of £20,180,000 helped the refurbishment and improvement of the Royal Albert Hall; the English National Opera received a grant of £10,980,000 in the year 2000 in order to repair and refurbish the London Coliseum; the Harrogate Royal Hall was restored and improved with the help of a £6,580,500 grant in 2002; and in 2003 a grant of £22,176,000 was given towards the renovation works of the Royal Festival Hall. .
HLF Major Grants – The first 100
Published 19 June 2015


Revamp of Dudley's Coronation Gardens sparks fears over war memorial

6th July 2015

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Revamp of Dudley’s Coronation Gardens sparks fears over war memorial
Published 6 July 2015


Curtains for blindmakers as stage set for major £750m development in Shoreditch

6th July 2015

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Curtains for blindmakers as stage set for major £750m development
Published 6 July 2015


1,500 people flock to Puppet Festival at refurbished Boo Theatre

6th July 2015

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GALLERY: 1,500 people flock to Puppet Festival at refurbished Boo Theatre
Published 6 July 2015


Falkirk Town Hall switch leads to drama

4th July 2015

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Falkirk Town Hall switch leads to drama
Published 4 July 2015


Heritage Lottery Fund grant for Normansfield Theatre

3rd July 2015

The Down’s Syndrome Association (DSA) has received £85,100 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for its exciting project: ‘Normansfield – Protecting a Theatrical Past’. The HLF’s grant means that vital building works can begin to protect the rare, Victorian Grade II* listed theatre and its remarkable collection of original, hand painted scenery. The scenery, which has no equal anywhere else in Britain, is extraordinarily complete with more than 80 flats, 18 borders, 5 painted cloths and many individual pieces. The funding will also allow the creation of a fully catalogued, digital archive of the Victorian scenery to create a ‘virtual theatre’ which will be available at the centre and on-line. The ‘virtual theatre’ will enable a schools and further education programme to explore this important collection. It will also be accessible to members of the public to learn more about the fascinating life of this beautiful theatre.
Heritage Lottery Fund grant for Normansfield Theatre
Published 3 July 2015


Lengthy closure for Ferens Art Gallery and Hull New Theatre 'unfortunate'

3rd July 2015

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Lengthy closure for Ferens Art Gallery and Hull New Theatre ‘unfortunate’
Published 3 July 2015


Futurist campaigners give backing to new Liverpool Lime Street plans

3rd July 2015

Read more in Liverpool Echo
Futurist campaigners give backing to new Liverpool Lime Street plans
Published 29 June 2015


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