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Tate Modern unveils underground performance space – the Tanks

24th April 2012

The Tate has revealed details of the Tanks, described as the world’s first museum space dedicated permanently to live art, installation and performance. They will open on 18 July, 10 days before the Olympics, and be filled this summer and autumn with a 15-week festival of art.

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CIDA, Cr8net Conference 2012

24th April 2012

Artist, educator and AIR Council member Rosalind Davis reports on CIDA Cr8net that took place on 24 April.

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Rt Hon Greg Clark MP acknowledges Trust response that the NPPF is good for the arts

24th April 2012

On the 24 April 2012 the House of Commons debated the National Planning Policy Framework and acknowledged The Theatres Trust favourable recepton of the National Planning Policy Framework.

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Q & A: Arts head Gavin Barlow, chief executive of the Albany

24th April 2012

From shouting matches to social enterprise, Gavin Barlow talks about turning round the fortunes of the south London arts centre, The Albany.

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Conference 12: ‘Delivering Sustainable Theatres’ is open for booking

24th April 2012

The challenge of achieving the triple bottom line

Booking is now open for The Theatres Trust’s sixth annual conference Delivering Sustainable Theatres taking place at Stratford Circus, London on Tuesday 12 June 2012.

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Darlington Borough Council: update on Arts Centre site

24th April 2012

Members of Darlington Borough Council’s Cabinet are set to consider a report outlining proposals for future investment in the arts following the marketing for sale of the Arts Centre site, Vane Terrace, Darlington. The report will be considered at the next Cabinet meeting which will take place at 5pm on Tuesday 1 May at Darlington Town Hall.

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Bishop Auckland former Hippodrome listed Grade II

23rd April 2012

In October 2010 The Theatres Trust submitted an application to English Heritage to nominate the Hippodrome Variety Theatre in Bishop Auckland as a heritage asset for statutory listing. The Secretary of State, after consulting English Heritage, has decided to add the former Hippodrome Theatre in Bishop Auckland to the List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historical Interest. The building is now statutory listed at Grade II.

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Seamus Heaney to mark Lyric re-opening anniversary

23rd April 2012

Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney took to the stage to kick off events to mark the first anniversary of the re-opening of Belfast’s Lyric Theatre. It marks the start of a fortnight’s celebration of the new building’s first anniversary. In 2009, the poet unveiled the threshold stone of the £18m building.

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Bringing the theatre's past to life in Bury St Edmunds

23rd April 2012

Tea and sympathy are familiar partners. Those of us with an addiction to visiting historic properties open to the public often indulge in a refreshing cup of the national beverage, and the chance to sit down at the end of a tour. Bury St Edmunds’ Theatre Royal – which is, of course, within the custody of the National Trust – plans to emulate neighbouring Ickworth this summer by offering both heritage teas and an interactive theatre experience. Backstage Pass: Access All Areas is the name of this initiative.

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Trust raises curtain on plans to revive neglected Leith Theatre in Scotland

20th April 2012

Fresh plans for a multi-million-pound revamp of a neglected former theatre on Edinburgh’s waterfront have been announced. Outline plans to lease the Leith Theatre and Thomas Morton Hall complex in Ferry Road to the Leith Theatre Trust (LTT) will be considered by the city council’s culture and leisure committee. If successful, the LTT can then set about raising the £5.9 million required to transform the 1500-capacity theatre, which has hosted the Kinks and the Rolling Stones in the past, into a cultural hub.

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