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No prosecutions over theatre roof collapse

17th December 2014

Read more in The Guardian
No prosecutions over theatre roof collapse Published 17 December 2014


Westminster City Council: Update on Apollo Theatre investigation

17th December 2014

Westminster City Council has called on the Health and Safety Executive and Association of British Theatre Technicians to establish new, more rigorous, guidance governing ceiling checks in historical theatres and cinemas.

Following the internal collapse of part of the ceiling at the Apollo Theatre in 2013, a year-long investigation has concluded that:

- the collapse happened because of the age of the structure
- there has been no breach of the current laws

As a result, the council has concluded that the theatre company and the ceiling inspection firm should not be prosecuted, because they followed the current guidelines.

Read the full release from Westminster City Council


ABTT Awards three Fellowships

17th December 2014

The Association of British Theatre Technicians took the opportunity of its annual Christmas Party last Friday (12 December 2014), at the New London Theatre, to bestow its top honour, the ABTT Fellowship, on three outstanding industry individuals.

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DCMS launches Lotteries call for evidence

16th December 2014

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport, has launched a call for evidence exploring the current balance across society lotteries, The National Lottery and competing gambling products in raising funds for good causes and maintaining player protection, it was announced on 11th December 2014.

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Hotel, cinema and gym planned for Doncaster’s Frenchgate as part of £10 million revamp

16th December 2014

Read more at Bdaily
Hotel, cinema and gym planned for Doncaster’s Frenchgate as part of £10 million revamp
Published 16 December 2014


Culture secretary Sajid Javid defends freedom of speech in the arts

15th December 2014

Read more in The Stage
Culture secretary Sajid Javid defends freedom of speech in the arts
Published 15 December 2014


Funding for the arts in Norfolk: A discussion

15th December 2014

Read more at Norwich Advertiser
Funding for the arts in Norfolk: A discussion
Published 15 December 2014


Nick Forbes: we were whistleblowers for what austerity meant for the arts

14th December 2014

Read more in The Guardian
Nick Forbes: we were whistleblowers for what austerity meant for the arts
Published 14 December 2014


Applications for STR Research Awards open until March

14th December 2014

The Society for Theatre Research is offering £5,000 as one or two awards of up to £1,000 and other awards in the range £100-£500 to those carrying out research into British theatre. The Awards are open to all nationalities working in the areas of history, historiography, art, and practice of the British theatre (including music-hall, opera, dance, and associated skills and crafts of performance).

The detailed application requirements and application form can be found on the STR web site. The closing date is 6 March and the Awards will be announced in May 2015.

Source: Society for Theatre Research


Trust to save former Llandudno theatre express delight over auction fail

13th December 2014

Read more at News South Wales
Trust to save former Llandudno theatre express delight over auction fail
Published 12 December 2014


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