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Bury St Edmunds: Community-run arts centre could be first of its kind

19th March 2014

Britain’s first-ever community-run arts centre could be coming to west Suffolk as volunteers prepare to open out their ambitious plans to the public. Those behind the fledgling Wuffings project in Bury St Edmunds hope it will become a community centre with the arts at its core, with its small auditorium available to hire for community groups.

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Momentum builds for Community Theatres

18th March 2014

With the programme for this year’s Theatres Trust Conference 14: Community Theatres in place, and a strong line up of contributors confirmed, including Stephen Williams MP, Peter Stark OBE, Chairman of Voluntary Arts Network, and Sir Peter Bazalgette, Chairman of Arts Council England, momentum is building as delegates take advantage of the generous Early Bird delegate rates.

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Charcoalblue helps transform Everyman Theatre

18th March 2014

Liverpool’s Everyman Theatre, whose acting alumni includes Pete Postlethwaite and Julie Walters, has undergone a complete structural and artistic renovation thanks to the Everyman creative team, architects Haworth Tompkins and theatre consultants Charcoalblue. In 2005 the Liverpool and Merseyside Theatres Trust enlisted Haworth Tompkins and Charcoalblue to consult on the complex and ambitious project.

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Bradford Alhambra Theatre: 100 years of the show going on

18th March 2014

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Bradford Alhambra Theatre: 100 years of the show going on
Published: 18th March 2014


Fire shuts Derby Assembly Rooms for two months

17th March 2014

A major fire at Derby’s Assembly Rooms means that shows have been called off for the next eight weeks. A spokesman for Derby city council, which runs the venue, said there was “extensive” damage to the plant room on the roof of the Assembly Rooms car park.

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Derby Assembly Rooms events cancelled after fire

16th March 2014

Performances at the Assembly Rooms in Derby have been cancelled for the next eight days because of a fire at the venue’s multi-storey car park on Friday. The police and fire service are investigating the cause of the fire, which is thought to have started accidentally.

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Dumfries Theatre Royal Scotland's oldest continuous working theatre closed for refurbishments

16th March 2014

Read more at ITV
Dumfries Theatre Royal Scotland’s oldest continuous working theatre closed for refurbishments
Published: 16th March 2014


Event: Wood and Canvas (and rabbit glue) in the Modern World

15th March 2014

Early bird registration is now open.

Where: Bourla Theatre, Antwerp Theatre Royale de la Monnaie, Brussels

When: June 12th to the 15th 2014

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Lead stripped from iconic theatre roof, Morecambe's Winter Gardens

15th March 2014

Read more at Lancaster Guardian
Lead stripped from iconic theatre roof, Morecambe’s Winter Gardens
Published: 15th March 2014


Success for cinema group in negotiations with owner in Bexhill

15th March 2014

Read more at Bexhill-on-sea Observer
Success for cinema group in negotiations with owner in Bexhill
Published: 15th March 2014


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