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Much ado about nothing..? Or did the Bard tread the boards in King’s Lynn

29th August 2012

It’s been rumoured for years that Shakespeare himself once performed in The Shakespeare Barn, at King’s Lynn Arts Centre. what is now an art gallery in Lynn. Now all’s well that ends well, as new research suggests its probably true.

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Bristol Old Vic revamp uncovers secrets

27th August 2012

Stripping back Britain’s oldest continually working playhouse has revealed some hidden secrets as well as ending guesswork about its history. The first phase of the Bristol Old Vic refurbishment is being completed, 11 years after plans for it were first put in place.

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Fire breaks out at back of Derby Hippodrome

24th August 2012

A fire investigation will this morning take place to try to discover the cause of a blaze at the back of Derby’s Hippodrome. Crews from Ascot Drive, Nottingham Road and Kingsway were called to the incident at 1.50am, when they arrived they found an 5m x 5m outbuilding in Green Lane alight.

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Ex-Corrie actress Gwen is in the driving seat for campaign to save Derby Hippodrome

24th August 2012

Derby-born actress Gwen Taylor has agreed to become president of Derby Hippodrome Restoration Trust. It’s a huge coup for the dedicated team battling to bring the decaying building back to its former glory.

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Behind the scenes at Lowestoft’s refurbished Marina Theatre

23rd August 2012

From the outside, Lowestoft’s Marina Theatre appears to be enjoying a quiet summer holiday as it takes its seasonal break from hosting live shows. But behind its smart facade, the Edwardian theatre is a hive of activity as a £250,000 refurbishment nears completion.

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English Heritage publishes local plan guidance

23rd August 2012

Government advisor English Heritage has published guidance for local authorities on how to create a sound local plan in relation to the historic environment elements in the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).

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Seminar: Old Theatres, New Times with the Frank Matcham Society 9 November

23rd August 2012

The Frank Matcham Society is pleased to present a one-day seminar that will include an account of the recent restoration of the 175 year old Grade I listed Newcastle Theatre Royal..

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Theatre chiefs lead inquiry aimed at improving West End

23rd August 2012

West End representatives, including theatre leaders, have called for submissions of evidence from local businesses and stakeholders about the problems affecting the area, as part of a newly formed panel that will address the workings of London’s entertainment district.

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Hyslop issues Scottish arts funding warning

23rd August 2012

Scotland’s Culture Secretary has weighed in to the row surrounding controversial funding changes to leading arts companies by warning the national funding body she oversees: “It is not for administrators, bureaucrats or governments to tell artists what to do.”

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Arts Council England announce reduced energy costs scheme for arts and culture organisations

23rd August 2012

Arts Council England announces a new service to give arts and culture organisations access to lower energy costs via our energy buyer, Government Procurement Services. By offsetting the rising cost of energy, they hope that access to lower energy costs will help the arts and culture sectors become more sustainable, a goal which is at the heart of their 10-year vision.

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