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Leeds Clarence Dock redevelopment masterplan revealed to include new theatre

25th July 2012

Plans to revitalise an ailing Leeds city centre waterside development have been officially unveiled by developers. Property firm Allied London, which bought the 150-year lease to Clarence Dock in January, said it planned to “bring life back” to the area. The company’s plans include the creation of a new shopping, food and cafe street and a “workspace hub” for the creative and digital industries. Leisure attractions, a restaurant boardwalk and a space for concerts and theatre were also planned, the firm revealed.

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Felixstowe Spa Pavilion put up for sale by council

25th July 2012

The Spa Pavilion in Felixstowe is to be put up for sale as the council rejected the sole bid to manage it. Suffolk Coastal District Council said it would go to the open market to find other proposals for the building. The community-based Spa Pavilion Associates’s proposal to manage it as a theatre was deemed financially unviable by the council. The local authority, which owns it, said it would use professional agents to market the 100-year-old building.

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Blog: Watchful eye on listed Eccles theatre as bulldozers move in

25th July 2012

Tony Flynn from Salford Online is keeping a watchful eye on the Eccles Crown Theatre. Read on for his commentary and to view a video of the works.

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Freed Dance Academy boss vows to reopen Plymouth Palace

24th July 2012

The owner of the Dance Academy, Plymouth Palace Theatre, recently released from jail says he wants to bring the club back to life.

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'Vital' Precinct Theatre in Islington set to discover if it will be replaced by a Spar

24th July 2012

The Precinct Theatre on the Packington Estate – which is supported by film director Phyllida Lloyd and The Theatres Trust – will be effectively replaced with a Spar supermarket if planners and Hyde Housing Estate, which is redeveloping the estate, have their way.

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Felixstowe Spa Pavilion: Group withdraws single bid

23rd July 2012

The only group who showed an interest in taking over the running of a Suffolk theatre has withdrawn its proposal. The Spa Pavilion in Felixstowe is threatened with closure after owner Suffolk Coastal District Council voted to end its £250,000 annual funding. The Spa Pavilion Associates said it was “pointless” for the council to appraise its plans after they had been called “fundamentally flawed”.

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Sheffield International Venues to take over Scarborough Spa and Whitby Pavilion

23rd July 2012

Sheffield International Venues (SIV) has secured a contract to operate two new venues – the Scarborough Spa and Whitby Pavilion – in North Yorkshire.

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Bid to run Scarborough Spa Pavilion withdrawn

23rd July 2012

The group behind the only bid to take on the running of Felixstowe’s Spa Pavilion has withdrawn its proposals prior to their merits being formally considered by Suffolk Coastal’s Cabinet on Tuesday 24 July.

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Belfast Lyric Theatre short-listed for RIBA Stirling Prize for architecture

23rd July 2012

Belfast’s Lyric Theatre has been short-listed for the 2012 Stirling Prize by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). The new theatre, which cost £18m, opened last May. It made the shortlist which includes six buildings from across the UK.

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AQ Launches Report on Increasing Individual Giving to the Arts

23rd July 2012

Arts Quarter has announced the findings from its most comprehensive review to date on the state of individual giving in the cultural sector.

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