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Culture Chat: Liverpool's Neptune Theatre reopens - but still no one to run it

28th July 2011

The Neptune Theatre in Hanover Street has been officially ‘relaunched’ today – but don’t expect to see anything on stage there for a while. Because the city council still hasn’t found anyone to run the much-loved theatrical landmark writes Catherine Jones for the Liverpool Echo’s Culture Chat..

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Wilton’s survives after appeal raises £470k

27th July 2011

Wilton’s Music Hall will stay open after a public campaign raised enough money for the organisation to start the urgent repairs needed to keep the 19th-century building in working condition.

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ATG’s Potts appointed executive director at Almeida

26th July 2011

Julia Potts has been appointed as executive director of the Almeida Theatre, replacing James Bierman who left the London venue in June. Potts is currently serving as general manager of the Churchill Theatre in Bromley and has also been head of creative learning and access for the Ambassador Theatre Group across all its venues. She will take up her position at the Almeida in November.

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Ecovenue feature at PLASA11

26th July 2011

The Theatres Trust will return to PLASA 2011 with an expanded version of its innovative Ecovenue feature, the area that gives visitors the unique chance to see how 48 pioneering London theatres are putting sustainability into practice.

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Former Shirebrook Empire not sold at auction

26th July 2011

The former Shirebrook Empire was up for auction as Lot 19 Former Bakery and Bingo Hall, Station Rd, Shirebrook, Mansfield, Nottingham with Mark Jenkinson & Son. It was scheduled for auction on 19th July 2011 with a guide price of £200,000. The building currently remains unsold.

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Corwen Pavilion ruling expected over building's fate

26th July 2011

Residents fighting plans to demolish a Denbighshire town’s community centre are waiting to hear if they have done enough to save the building. It had been hoped a decision over Corwen Pavilion’s future would be announced on Tuesday, but it is expected to be put back. In April supporters won a temporary court injunction to stop the planned demolition. Denbighshire council said the building was not financially viable to repair.

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Seminar: Putting Sustainability Centre Stage - Practical ways to improve your venue’s performance 13 September

26th July 2011

Drawing on the experiences of the 48 venues involved in Ecovenue, The Theatres Trust’s European Regional Development Fund-backed sustainability project, we present practical tips and practices for improving the environmental performance of theatre and performing arts buildings.

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Seminar: Space Invaders: Converting Spaces - Creating Theatres 12 September

26th July 2011

This seminar and discussion session focuses on the specific challenges of project management and technical installations associated with converting existing buildings into theatres. It includes the findings from The Theatres Trust’s annual conference in June 2011, ‘Converting Spaces – Creating Theatres’ which looked at ways in which civic buildings, warehouses, offices and town halls undergo conversion into theatres.

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Sika-Trocal makes light work of roofing installation at Billingham Forum

26th July 2011

Built in the 1960s, Billingham Forum leisure complex in Stockton-on-Tees, was showing substantial signs of deterioration and needed comprehensive improvements to the building and its infrastructure to bring it up to modern standards. Several options were considered – including complete demolition and rebuild – but following the Grade II listing of the theatre, a full refurbishment was the most suitable option. Sika-Trocal Type S single ply membrane was chosen for the creation of the new roof.

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Blog: Comparing ACE’s RFOs and the ‘big 10' theatres

26th July 2011

The latest in MyCake – the blog about finance for the creative industries series of topics comparing different parts of the UK arts sector business models looks at the ‘big 10’ theatres in comparison with other large Regularly Funded Organisations.

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