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Lochgelly needs iconic gateway

8th July 2013

A local councillor is calling for plans for a Lochgelly Gateway in place of an ex-toilet block that is due to be demolished in the town this summer.

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Brighton's Nightingale Theatre receives ACE funding

7th July 2013

The Nightingale Theatre in Brighton is to receive Arts Council England funding for its Artist Development Project.

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New scheme at Civic Theatre Darlington to introduce theatre to young audiences

5th July 2013

The Civic has embarked on a three-year project with TCTC aimed at building new audiences for drama, particularly among young people, aided by a partnership scheme for secondary schools, and teachers were among those who attended a launch event at the Civic at which Matthew Gale, TCTC’s producer, spoke about this outreach project.

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Apartments plan for former city centre theatre is rejected in Hull

5th July 2013

Plans to convert a former theatre and dance hall in the city centre into ten apartments have been rejected by councillors.

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Chester’s new theatre will open doors in August 2016, says Cheshire West and Chester Council

4th July 2013

Chester’s new theatre project has been remodelled to make it more capable of being delivered on time in 2016. Theatre project director Graham Lister today (Wednesday) revealed his ambition is for the Odeon to reopen as a theatre, cinema and library in August 2016 – exactly 80 years after the Odeon staged its glittering first night in 1936.

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First Night Riders 2013 Raises Over £13,000 for The Theatrical Guild

4th July 2013

The First Night Riders 2013 are set to beat their previous annual fundraising targets as sponsors continue to donate after the event has come to a close.

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Nicholas Hytner attacks Southbank Centre redevelopment plans

4th July 2013

It is neighbours at war, but this time the controversial extension is no normal conservatory, but a glazed hall big enough for a symphony orchestra. Hytner says the operators of the Royal Festival Hall and Hayward Gallery are threatening to cast his theatres into shadow, wrecking cherished river views and, allowing commercial ambitions to trump respect for cultural heritage.

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Cardiff becomes the first UK city to host the four-yearly World Stage Design

4th July 2013

A fully-functioning theatre made entirely from locally-sourced re-usable or recyclable materials will go up in the grounds of the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama (RWCMD) in Cardiff this September as part of the first UK-hosted edition of World Stage Design (WSD2013).

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Skateboarders' campaign forces Southbank Centre planning delay

4th July 2013

The Southbank Centre in London has been forced by a group of skateboarders and BMX riders to delay its £120m redevelopment plan involving the construction of retail units on the site. The skaters collected about 50,000 signatures in protest and launched an application to have the area designated as a protected village green.

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Amateur theatre: is it time we moved the conversation on?

4th July 2013

I will start where Lyn Gardner finished in a recent blog on amateur theatre: “Professionals built the Titanic but amateurs built the Ark.” Amateurs, voluntary, community, participatory – four words that could potentially cause a revolution in another field, but in the arts world fall under the supposed might of one other: professional.

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