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Elizabethan fork excavated at Rose Theatre to feature on Radio 4

21st March 2012

A fork discovered during excavations at the Rose Theatre on Bankside will be the subject of a programme presented by British Museum director Neil MacGregor on BBC Radio 4 this spring.

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Miller Construction chosen for Bangor University’s Pontio project

21st March 2012

Bangor University has named Miller Construction as its preferred bidder for the main construction contract for the Pontio development. Construction is expected to begin on the site on Deiniol Road, Bangor in May/June.

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Summer start to £40m Pontio building at Bangor University site

21st March 2012

Bangor University says construction work on a new £40m arts and innovation centre will begin in early summer. Pontio will house a new theatre, studio theatres, cinema, restaurant, bars, student union, teaching and learning spaces.

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Paul Iles leaves £200,000 to Georgian Theatre Royal in will

21st March 2012

Paul Iles, the late theatre manager and consultant, has left more than £200,000 and an extensive collection of theatrical memorabilia to the Georgian Theatre Royal in Richmond, North Yorkshire.

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Birmingham library and REP Theatre's opening date announced

20th March 2012

Birmingham’s new £189m library will open on 3 September, 2013. The new building, in Centenary Square, replaces the Birmingham Central Library in Chamberlain Square. The project has also included a refurbishment and extension to the REP theatre which will be linked to the library and will reopen in September 2013.

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Wanted! Directors for Fife Cultural Trust

20th March 2012

Fife’s newest cultural charity is looking for people with a passionate interest in cultural activities to volunteer their services to help govern the new Trust. Seven independent Directors, or Trustees as they are also known, are needed to join the Board. Fife Cultural Trust will cover a wide range of cultural services, managed and operated from a large number of buildings.

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Royal Holloway London University gets new £3.5m theatre

20th March 2012

Building work has started on a £3.5m theatre at Royal Holloway in Surrey. A theatre built in 1981 for £50,000 has been demolished at the University of London’s Egham campus to make way for the new facility. The old theatre, where actor Mark Strong and musician KT Tunstall both trained, had fallen into rapid structural decline.

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Expressions of interest sought for One Tower Bridge as a cultural destination

20th March 2012

On the instructions of Berkeley Homes, Expressions of Interest are invited for a leasehold interest in 6,079 sqm (GIA) of D1/D2 space for development as a theatre, concert hall, gallery, exhibition space, visitor attraction or other cultural use at Berkeley Homes iconic One Tower Bridge development.

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£1m fund could see Ayr Gaiety re-open to the public

19th March 2012

South Ayrshire Council is expected to ratify a new report this week recommending that £1 million in new funding should be made to the once-famous Ayr Gaiety which closed three years ago. And that backing will mean the theatre will be able to re-open its doors in September. The report, by the executive director of children and community to South Ayrshire Council, recommends the provision of £750,000 over five years “to the partnership which has been established between the council, Ayr Gaiety Partnership and University of West of Scotland”.

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Repairs proposed for Colchester’s Mercury Theatre

19th March 2012

Planning application: 120321

Colchester Borough Council has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above planning application for a replacement roof covering and new windows at the Mercury Theatre in Colchester.

The Theatres Trust supported the application. Read the Trust’s response

To view the planning application online, please click here and enter the application number, then click search.


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