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St Peter's Theatre is very important to the local community say supporters

22nd May 2012

St Peter’s Theatre in Somers Town opened in 1924 and is one of only six amateur stages in the country with a fly tower for changing scenes. It’s used by am dram companies as well as children’s stage groups. But its future is under threat. Vicar of St Peter’s Church, The Rev Alex Hughes, says it has been subsidising the theatre for the past couple of years and can no longer afford to do so.

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Creu Cymru partner with Julie's Bicycle to help forty two Welsh arts venues go green

22nd May 2012

Whether a former miners’ institute, an Edwardian theatre or modern iconic buildings such as the Wales Millennium Centre or Galeri Caernarfon, arts venues occupy an important place in the communities of Wales. Today sees the start of a major, ground-breaking initiative to support forty two arts venues in Wales to become greener and leaner.

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Southbank Centre seeks architect for revamp

22nd May 2012

London’s Southbank Centre is on the hunt for a lead architect to revamp the Queen Elizabeth Hall and the Hayward Gallery. The riverside arts venue is looking to appoint an architect to work in collaboration with a team of consultants on the next phase of the Southbank Centre’s regeneration.

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Olivier, Pinter and Hall recognised as ‘new Elizabethans’

21st May 2012

Director Peter Hall, actor Laurence Olivier and playwright Harold Pinter are among the names included on a BBC Radio 4 list of figures who “have had a significant impact on lives in these islands and given the age its character” during the reign of Queen Elizabeth II.

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Southwark Playhouse eyes temporary home in Elephant and Castle

18th May 2012

Southwark Playhouse has applied for planning permission to turn an office space in Elephant and Castle into a temporary venue for the company while its current home is redeveloped.

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Farrell reveals Ally Pally plans

18th May 2012

Terry Farrell + Partners has unveiled its masterplan for the transformation of London’s iconic Alexandra Palace. The regeneration plans which started public consultation this week set out a vision for the 1873 building’s transformation into a new hub for culture, community events, learning and recreation.

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Scottish theatre companies reeling from Creative Scotland arts funding changes

18th May 2012

A major shake-up in Creative Scotland’s funding strategy has left the country’s independent theatre sector uncertain for its future.

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Arts Council England announce successful Catalyst applicants

17th May 2012

Arts Council England have announced the 173 successful applicants to their £30 million Catalyst Arts: capacity building and match funding scheme.

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Bury St Edmunds Theatre Royal cuts down on summer shows

17th May 2012

The Theatre Royal in Bury St Edmunds has decided to host fewer shows during the quieter summer months. The Georgian building itself, which reopened in 2007 after a £5 million renovation, will instead become the main attraction and the focus of tours.

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Leicester Square’s Empire Cinema to bring back live shows

17th May 2012

Leicester Square’s Empire Cinema is to host live entertainment for the first time in more than 50 years from next month.

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