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New book: My Old Man - a personal history of British Music Hall by John Major

1st October 2012

The former British Prime Minister spoke at the Kenton Theatre during the Henley Literature Festival introducing his latest book ‘My Old Man – a personal history of British Music Hall’, which tells the story of the British Music Hall tradition, from its Victorian heyday to its decline in the second world war.

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Derby Council to pay towards costs of Hippodrome study

1st October 2012

A study is to be part-funded by Derby City Council to work out whether Derby’s Hippodrome has a viable future. The council will work with English Heritage to pay for part of a feasibility study, looking at realistic uses for the listed building, which used to be a theatre.

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Feilden Clegg Bradley wins Southbank centre contest

1st October 2012

Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios (FCBS) has seen off an impressive shortlist to bag the contentious revamp of London’s Southbank Centre.

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Roland Muldoon's "Taking on the Empire" scheduled for 2013

1st October 2012

Roland Muldoon’s long awaited book ‘Taking on the Empire: How we saved the Hackney Empire for popular theatre’ is scheduled to be published by JustPress in 2013.

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New track system and curtains donated to The King’s Theatre, Southsea

1st October 2012

Track solutions specialist Triple E has launched a brand new motorised curtain track system in the beautiful surroundings of the King’s Theatre, Southsea – and marked the occasion by donating one to the venue.

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Live music red tape lifted for small venues

1st October 2012

Venues with a capacity of under 200 people will no longer need a licence for live amplified music. The change in law is part of a government move to free businesses from red tape, which ministers say will give them more freedom to grow. UK Music, which represents the music industry, estimates that the Live Music Act could enable 13,000 more venues to start holding live music events.

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Creative Scotland reveals £6m for Scottish theatre projects

1st October 2012

Creative Scotland has announced that 17 projects, five of of them theatre-based, are to share nearly £15 million of capital grants this year.

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In the know: What became of the Mermaid Theatre at Blackfriars?

30th September 2012

Away from the West End thespian heartland, the Mermaid Theatre nonetheless had a place in Londoners’ hearts, but what became of the Mermaid Theatre at Blackfriars?

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Coventry City Council could cut 18 arts jobs including at the Belgrade Coventry

30th September 2012

Eighteen jobs from two museums and a theatre in Coventry could be cut as part of council plans to save £700,000. People working at the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, the Transport Museum and the Belgrade Theatre would be affected by the proposals.

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Lenny Henry backs move to save Dudley Hippodrome

29th September 2012

Black Country funnyman Lenny Henry threw his weight behind the campaign to save Dudley Hippodrome when he visited a foundry in his home town.

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