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Meeting in Ulverston due to funding fears at Coronation Hall

28th August 2013

Ulverston residents are expected to rally tomorrow night to form a group of ‘friends’ for the town’s best-loved community building. A meeting will test the appetite of creating a Friends Of Coronation Hall and takes place in the hall at 5.30pm (Thursday 29th). The landmark venue is currently owned, operated and maintained by South Lakeland District Council.

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Creative Scotland announces small capital funding awards

28th August 2013

Funding to improve arts and cultural facilities across Scotland.Over £700,000 distributed to 22 arts and cultural organisations. Twenty-two arts and cultural organisations received over £700,000 today, Wednesday 28 August 2013, through Creative Scotland’s Small Capital Programme, to assist in the improvement of facilities across Scotland.

Small Capital awards are distributed to help organisations undertake refurbishments and purchase equipment to improve access, presentation and enjoyment of the arts and culture throughout Scotland. Supported projects include Eden Court and Feis Rois in the Highlands, Gable End Theatre in Orkney, the old Dumfermline Fire Station and Kirkcaldy Old Kirk in Fife, Edinburgh Contemporary Crafts and Stills in Edinburgh, Tron Theatre and The Glue Factory in Glasgow and Horsecross Arts in Perth.

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Peter Steer: Derby Hippodrome revamp would cost far less than building a new theatre for city

27th August 2013

It is difficult in a few column inches to convey the essential content of a report such as the 96-page Feasibility Study on the Future Use of the Former Derby Hippodrome Theatre, by Colliers International.

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Rebrand and relaunch for Southampton's Mayflower Theatre

27th August 2013

Southampton’s Mayflower Theatre has had a facelift. The theatre has launched a new logo and look in line with its artistic vision to develop wider audiences and engage with young people, while continuing to present shows and entertainment for all.

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Tobacco Factory Theatre reveals new seating

27th August 2013

Numb bums will be a thing of the past for theatre-goers at the Tobacco Factory Theatre. The dynamic and popular studio theatre in Southville has undergone a transformation with brand new, custom-made seating installed.

The impressive new 329-seat in-the-round configuration, which audiences can experience for the first time on Friday, will be a vast improvement on the small, uncomfortable seats that audiences have put up with in order to view the excellent work on offer. The theatre space was just a shell early last week after the seats and decking were ripped out and donated to Bristol entertainment venues the Bierkeller and Hamilton House.

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Construction of World Stage Design 2013 recyclable theatre has begun

27th August 2013

Construction of Wales’ newest theatre venue has begun. A temporary, fully functioning recyclable theatre is being built for the World Stage Design 2013 festival, opening in Cardiff this September. The Willow Theatre will be built in under three weeks in the courtyard of the Anthony Hopkins Centre (former stables to Cardiff Castle) at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama (RWCMD) in Cardiff.

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Foster Wilson completes Hammersmith Apollo revamp

27th August 2013

Foster Wilson Architects has completed the refurbishment of London’s Hammersmith Apollo.

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Theatre group bids to takeover Doncaster Civic

26th August 2013

A Doncaster entertainer wants to take on the running of the town’s Civic Theatre, turning it into a social enterprise business. However, his plans may be scuppered before they ever begin, by the venue’s owners, Doncaster Council, which has its own plans for the site.

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£250k needed for Barn Theatre toilets

26th August 2013

A campaign to raise quarter of a million pounds for new toilets to update an aging theatre has been launched. Trustees of Barn Theatre, on Bluehouse Lane, in Oxted, want to raise the money to build the new loos for the performers and back-stage staff.

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Curtain raised on new Alnwick Theatre cafe

25th August 2013

Act one of a change of scene at Alnwick Playhouse has been completed. A new community café was officially opened on Friday and bar facelift revealed at ceremony performed by the Mayor of Alnwick Bill Grisdale.

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