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Commercial theatre needn’t play safe: ‘I don’t want the West End left behind’

11th February 2013

Commercial theatre needn’t play safe says theatre producer Sonia Friedman.

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Weymouth Pavilion: Call for community use

11th February 2013

Weymouth and Portland Borough Council had been considering five options for the Weymouth Pavilion – including its demolition. But on Tuesday, the authority decided to put the running of the building out to tender. Save the Pavilion said the decision “gave hope” the venue would be preserved.

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English Heritage Heritage works relaunched

10th February 2013

Written by the British Property Federation, English Heritage, The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and Deloitte Real Estate, the guide aims to be a ‘first-stop’ reference document, containing practical step-by-step advice for developers, owners, local authorities and advisers as well as ways of overcoming common pitfalls.

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Blog: Chichester Festival Theatre Rebuild begins

9th February 2013

Christmas and New Year halted RENEW’s progress for a little while, but it was heartening to come back on-site for 2013 and find our main contractor, Osborne, already present and at work. We have passed the £21 million mark for pledges to RENEW, leaving a vital £1 million left to raise. Various events and a raffle for a wonderful 5-star exotic holiday will be running throughout 2013, so there are still plenty of opportunities to support.

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Arts campaigners welcome Gove’s EBacc U-turn

7th February 2013

Proposals to replace GCSEs with an English Baccalaureate qualification that did not include arts subjects have been dropped by the government. Arts campaigners who had opposed the EBacc proposals have welcomed the news.

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Campaigners win fight to save Weymouth Pavilion after councillors pave way for takeover

6th February 2013

Those fighting to save Weymouth Pavilion are delighted after councillors paved the way for them to take over the theatre. While there is more discussion ahead, the decision could effectively save the much-loved Pavilion from demolition and enable the community to take it off the council’s hands. The decision by Weymouth and Portland Borough Council’s management committee yesterday was a recommendation and the full council will have the final say on February 21.

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Evening Talk: John Major Music Halls

5th February 2013

Join Former Prime Minister John Major as he reveals his own unconventional family past and explores the richly colourful story of the British music hall, In collaboration with Harper Press.

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Peterborough’s Broadway Theatre back on the market

4th February 2013

Peterborough’s Broadway Theatre, which closed in 2011, is again being advertised as up for sale. The Broadway Theatre reopened in February 2011, having initially gone dark in 2009, but closed again only six months later, soon after it had emerged that Paul Parker, chief executive of StageLive, the company running the theatre, was in fact the disgraced producer Paul Coxwell, who had been jailed for VAT fraud amounting to £500,000 in 2009.

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Liverpool's Everyman for Everyone portrait wall revealed

4th February 2013

In 2012 the Liverpool Everyman invited people to take part in a photography project to create a Portrait Wall on the front of the new Everyman. Designed by architect Steve Tompkins, this large-scale artwork is a powerful expression of the fact that the Everyman is and always will be for everyone. Photo sessions were held at venues across the city and many hundreds came along to take part. The Portrait Wall will encapsulate the spirit of a building that truly will be an Everyman for Everyone.

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The Brunton Musselburgh completes £3.7 million transformation

4th February 2013

East Lothian is welcoming an exciting new events space this year, as the main hall of The Brunton in Musselburgh opens its doors following a £3.7 million refurbishment.

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