The Theatres Trust

Felixstowe's Spa Pavilion buyers 'put off' by cultural criteria

1st April 2013

Felixstowe’s Spa Pavilion was closed in January 13 and the council has been trying to sell it off for more than a year. It has been told the majority of potential buyers had concerns about the condition that they must add “cultural or tourist” value to the town. The council is to discuss the future of the Spa Pavilion on 2 April.

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What Next? A national conversation on new ways to champion the arts and culture 29 April 2013

1st April 2013

What Next? is a growing collective of arts and cultural organisations that meets to promote engagement with and support of the brilliant cultural work that happens day-in day-out up and down the country. We know many other colleagues are doing the same. What next? are inviting everyone in the arts and culture who is keen to discuss the best way for us to build a collaborative national campaign to come to this meeting.

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Minehead's Regal almost ready for lift-off

31st March 2013

Minehead Town Council has confirmed the final piece of funding for the ‘Lift Off’ project at the Regal Theatre. The £250,000 scheme, which is nearing completion, has been ongoing since September and has seen modernisation work install a striking lift, improving access to the theatre in The Avenue.

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Saviour of Buxton Opera House stands down as chair

29th March 2013

One of the key figures behind the restoration of Buxton Opera House is standing down as its chairman. Michael Williams MBE was one of a group of people to got rallied together to save the theatre when it was threatened by closure in 1979. The High Peak Theatre Trust was set up to run the Opera House as a charity, and Michael has been its chairman since 2005, however he is standing down from the board in May.

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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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