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Array – new theatre seating by Zaha Hadid

8th April 2013

Zaha Hadid has unveiled Array, a new theatre seating system

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Margaret Thatcher casts a long shadow over theatre and the arts

8th April 2013

She had little time for culture – and once hailed Andrew Lloyd Webber as a great British export. But Thatcher dominated playwrights’ imaginations, along with so much else writes Michael Billington for The Guardian.


Investec survey: 40% of people want businesses to fund the arts

7th April 2013

Four in ten people think UK businesses have a duty to support the arts sector through corporate sponsorshop and more than a third say wealthy individuals should offer more financial support to the arts, findings of a new survey from Investec Wealth & Investment reveals.

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Haworth Tompkins' Shed opens at the National Theatre

6th April 2013

Haworth Tompkins’ temporary studio outside the National Theatre, The Shed, opened on April 9th 2013. Designed and built in a year, it gives the theatre a third auditorium for the year that the Cottesloe will be closed during the NT Future redevelopment, also designed by Haworth Tompkins.

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Workington Opera House could be second option for arts venue plan

5th April 2013

A Workington landlord said he was willing to consider the town’s Opera House as an alternative theatre and arts centre base if his plan to transform a disused church falls through.

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Felixstowe's Spa Pavilion redevelopment limits to be set

4th April 2013

The council appointed Jones Lang LaSalle to market the Spa Pavilion last year with the only condition being that any development should add ‘cultural and tourist’ value to the town. The council said a suitable buyer has yet to be found.

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Culture Minister Ed Vaizey launches new review of architecture and the built environment

4th April 2013

Culture and Creative Industries Minister Ed Vaizey launched a new independent review of architecture and the built environment today, to be undertaken by the world-renowned architect Sir Terry Farrell.

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East Kent College receives £1.6 million to fund new creative centre

3rd April 2013

East Kent College will open a new creative centre thanks to a £1.6 million grant to modernise its Broadstairs campus. The windfall will fund a new 200-seat theatre with recording studio and rehearsal rooms for performance arts students.

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Manchester's new Arts Centre HOME wins £5.5m from the Arts Council

3rd April 2013

The Arts Council England has awarded Manchester City Council £5.5 million in funding for HOME, the new production centre for international contemporary art, theatre and film.

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Southwark Playhouse announces opening shows at new venue

2nd April 2013

Southwark Playhouse will open its first season at its new site in Elephant and Castle with a revival of Claire Luckham’s 1980 play Trafford Tanzi.Jones. It will run in the theatre’s main 240-seat space – called the Large – at its new building on Newington Causeway from May 15 May to June 22. Meanwhile, in the 120-seat studio, Juana in a Million will receive its London premiere.

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