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Westcliff's Palace Theatre centenary to be marked by students' films

24th January 2012

The Palace Theatre, in Westcliff, will mark its anniversary on 21 October with a number of events and projects. The centenary is to be be celebrated with a series of films made by pupils from nearby schools. Local historians will work with 10 schools to create a film for each decade of the theatre’s history.

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Report in House of Lords on Cultural Institutions in the National Planning Policy Framework

24th January 2012

Extract from the Lords Records Monday 23 January at 2.59 pm. Baroness Bakewell asked Her Majesty’s Government what safeguards are contained in the national planning policy framework to protect cultural institutions.

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Antique flying systems are no longer a laughing matter for London's Comedy Theatre

23rd January 2012

Recently renamed the Harold Pinter Theatre, London’s Comedy Theatre had retained its original wooden grid and manual hemp flying system for over a century. The intervening years had taken their toll on the grid, with heavy steel-framed sets and moving lights causing major operational challenges for the theatre staff.

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David Wilmore leads Stockton Globe Theatre project

23rd January 2012

One of the country’s leading theatre restoration experts has been appointed to help with the revamp of Stockton’s iconic Globe Theatre. David Wilmore has just finished work on the restoration of Newcastle’s Theatre Royal, and also lists the City Varieties Music Hall in Leeds and the Georgian Theatre Royal in Richmond amongst his credits.

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New call for applications for the Challenge Fund for Historic Buildings At Risk in England

23rd January 2012

The Challenge Fund, launched last summer, is co-funded by the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation and English Heritage, and managed by the Architectural Heritage Fund (AHF – a member of the Alliance). Repair grants of up to £200,000 are available for projects undertaken by charities tackling Grade I and Grade II* buildings on the EH Buildings At Risk Register.

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Watch Baroness Bakewell’s question on protecting cultural institutions within the NPPF

23rd January 2012

Baroness Bakewell’s question 4 on protecting cultural institutions within the National Planning Framework (NPPF) can be seen by clicking here and moving the slider to 15:00 hours.


ONS Consultation National Well-being

23rd January 2012

Policy Consultation

The Office for National Statistics is developing new measures of national well-being. The aim is that these new measures will cover the quality of life of people in the UK, environmental and sustainability issues, as well as the economic performance of the country.

The Theatres Trust has made comments on the consultation. Read the Trust’s response

To view the consultation online, please click here.


Beverley Memorial Hall to undergo major repairs

22nd January 2012

Repairs to a community hall in an East Yorkshire town can now be carried out thanks to the sale of a former theatre. Work on Beverley Memorial Hall will be funded by cash raised by East Riding Council’s sale of the former Beverley Picture Playhouse, said hall trustees.

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Oldham Coliseum Theatre marks 125 years

22nd January 2012

The Oldham Coliseum in Fairbottom Street celebrates its 125th anniversary this year. It has also recently secured £1.5m for a major redevelopment project.

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Oldham Coliseum Theatre closes for redevelopment

21st January 2012

Its boards have been trodden by some of the biggest names in theatre. Charlie Chaplin and Stan Laurel performed there, London’s Sadler’s Wells used it during World War II and the first cast of Coronation Street cut their teeth there in the 1950s. Now, after 125 years at their current site, Oldham Coliseum Theatre in Greater Manchester is closing its doors for a major redevelopment.

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