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BCCA fight goes on as campaigners turn to new law for help

16th October 2012

The group trying to save the Boscombe-based Bournemouth Centre for Community Arts has applied to it to be protected under the Localism Act. The Friends of the BCCA have submitted an application for it to be listed as an “Asset of Community Value.” The former school is due to be part demolished and redeveloped in face of strong local opposition.

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Two year timescale on Dudley Hippodrome reopening

15th October 2012

Campaigners battling to save the landmark Dudley Hippodrome claim that the former theatre could reopen within two years if plans to give it a new lease of life are given the go-ahead.

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Lyric Hammersmith changing the landscape of West London

15th October 2012

After six years of planning and fundraising, this year work starts on the Capital Project. As well as building a large extension to the west of the theatre the existing building will be given its first major facelift in over thirty years.

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New Learning Centre at Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond wins Heritage Lottery Fund support

15th October 2012

The Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond, North Yorkshire (GTR) has received initial support* from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for the development of a Learning Centre, it was announced today. The Learning Centre will be established in memory of the Theatre’s former Associate Director Paul Iles who died last year and who bequeathed over £200,000 and his collection of theatrical ephemera to the Theatre for this purpose.

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Soapbox Tony Jaggers: Hippodrome study is encouraging news for its future

15th October 2012

The study on the future of Derby Hippodrome Theatre (Derby Telegraph, October 2) is extremely welcome, even if long overdue. Derby City Council must be congratulated on its positive action. Mounted in conjunction with English Heritage, the study should settle the future of this wonderful grade two listed building, described by the Theatres Trust as a “sleeping princess”.

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Richmond's Georgian Theatre Royal Heritage Lottery grant

15th October 2012

The Georgian Theatre Royal has been awarded more than £120,000 in lottery funding to develop a learning centre.

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Cambridge laboratory pips Belfast's Lyric Theatre to take top architectural prize

13th October 2012

Hopes for the Belfast Lyric Theatre winning architecture’s top prize have been dashed after the Sainsbury Laboratory in Cambridge was announced the winner of the Stirling Prize.

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Inside Bradford's historic Odeon

12th October 2012

Supporters of the Bradford Odeon must have feared the worst for the interior of the landmark building, it having suffered a decade of neglect and been shrouded in plastic sheeting for several months. But, as new pictures show, the inside of the historic former concert hall and cinema remains remarkably well preserved, giving campaigners hope it can be restored to its former glory.

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Wales Millennium Centre wins UK Award for Sustainability & Environmental Impact

12th October 2012

Wales Millennium Centre scooped the top award for Sustainability and Environmental Impact at the prestigious British Institute of Facilities Management Awards, presented by TV host and comedy writer Clive Anderson. The BIFM Awards, the Oscars of the FM industry, recognise companies which demonstrate excellence and world-class credentials in facilities management.

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Cash floods in for first curtain call at Ayr's Gaiety Theatre

12th October 2012

Ayr’s Gaiety Theatre received another funding boost this week to help refurbish and develop the beloved theatre.

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