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Birmingham Rep theatre turns 100

13th February 2013

Celebrations are taking place this week to mark Birmingham Repertory Company’s centenary

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Labour slams coalition’s ‘brazen’ lack of arts support

13th February 2013

Shadow culture secretary Harriet Harman has accused the coalition government of a “brazen and wholesale” retreat from public support for the creative industries, in a keynote speech this week.

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People put in picture over Dudley Hippodrome rescue

13th February 2013

Campaigners fighting to save Dudley Hippodrome have photographed the historical features within the threatened building in a bid to encourage people to back their fight to stop the theatre being demolished.

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Charity status for Lichfield Garrick

13th February 2013

The future of a popular theatre in Staffordshire is looking brighter after it became a charitable trust. The Lichfield Garrick will now be able to apply for extra funding and boost its reputation in the region. The city centre venue is now a Charitable Theatre Trust. It has set up a board of 11 members made up of people from the arts, entertainment and business worlds and local councillors.

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Archaeologists to probe Chester theatre site

13th February 2013

Archaeologists have started exploring the site of the former Odeon cinema in preparation for Chester’s new £40.5 million theatre. More than 20 trial trenches will be dug on land to be used for the theatre foundations within the Odeon itself, the basement of Commerce House and two buildings in Northgate Street.

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Henley's Kenton Theatre chief attacks council over opposition to illuminated sign

12th February 2013

The head of the Kenton Theatre in Henley has criticised town councillors for not supporting its plans for a new illuminated sign. The theatre says the burgundy sign would be “tasteful” but councillors recommended the planning application should be refused, saying the sign would have “an adverse effect” on neighbours by lighting up the street.

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Fight continues to save Opera House in Workington

12th February 2013

Plans to knock down Workington Opera House on Ladies Walk have been re-submitted by owners Graves (Cumberland) Limited because the original planning consent has now expired. The local pressure group has vowed to continue its fight to save the historic arts venue which is facing the renewed threat. .

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Blog: Arts funding and cultural capital – let them eat buildings

11th February 2013

What’s a shiny new arts facility without the artist or art to fill it? Alistair Gentry takes issue with ACE’s small capital grants


Fatal accident at Surrey theatre G Live

11th February 2013

The accident happened on Saturday February 9, during the get-in for the show by Fisherman’s Friends at Guildord’s G-Live. Tour manager Paul McMullen was killed and the band’s singer Trevor Grills suffered serious injuries and is now in hospital. It has been reported that the accident occurred when a loading door fell in G Live’s loading bay.

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London's Royal Opera House selects Stanton Williams Architects for 'Open Up' project

11th February 2013

The Royal Opera House has announced that Stanton Williams Architects will carry out a feasibility study for a project aimed at making the company’s street level public areas more inviting.

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