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Taunton groups link up to save Brewhouse

17th April 2013

Local groups in Taunton have joined forces to make a bid to run the Brewhouse Theatre as a performing arts venue. Recently formed group Tone Theatre Association, led by councillors Eddie Gaines and Steve Ross, has linked up with Taunton Association of Performing Arts – led by former leader of the local council and founder member of the Brewhouse John Meikle – alongside other community groups to present a joint bid to administrator BDO, which is in charge of the building.

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Tuned to the quay: Mareel Arts Centre by Gareth Hoskins and PJP

15th April 2013

After a troubled gestation, Gareth Hoskins and PJP’s Mareel arts centre in Lerwick has confounded the doubters, writes Penny Lewis for Architects Journal.


Drama Association of Wales: Fear over theatre books library future

15th April 2013

It is one of the world’s largest libraries of theatre books with more than 250,000 titles in its collection. But the Drama Association of Wales’ entire archive might have to be sold-off or destroyed.

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Heritage funding kick-starts a new era for Wakefield Theatre Royal

15th April 2013

A multi-million pound project to restore the Theatre Royal Wakefield will kick-start a new era for the Westgate landmark. The theatre has secured £152,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund, and is is line to secure a further £2.6m to restore the 19th century building to its original state. Executive director Murray Edwards said the project had been a long time coming and was expected to be complete next year.

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Weston's key cultural venues in crisis?

15th April 2013

Weston’s Playhouse theatre and Winter Gardens could be under threat of closure amid reports that one of the venues is haemorrhaging thousands of pounds a month, while job losses have pushed staff morale to an all-time low.

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Brewhouse Theatre auditors 'warned' about danger of cuts

12th April 2013

Auditors warned five years ago that Taunton’s Brewhouse Theatre could close if there was a significant cut in public funding, the BBC has learned.

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John Byrne to redesign the ceiling at the Edinburgh King’s

12th April 2013

The Festival City Theatres Trust has commissioned renowned Scottish artist John Byrne to redesign the domed auditorium ceiling of the King’s Theatre as part of the building’s ongoing restoration and redecoration, creating a unique and beautiful new public artwork.

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Press release: Theatres Trust appoints Rebecca Morland as Theatres Adviser

12th April 2013

The Theatres Trust, the national advisory public body for theatres, is increasing its capacity to provide advice on the sustainable development of theatre buildings and is pleased to announce that Rebecca Morland has been appointed as the Trust’s new Theatres Adviser to lead this exciting development.

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Liverpool Futurist set for revamp

12th April 2013

Prominent derelict buildings on Lime Street will be given a major revamp after a rejuvenation project got the green light. The scheme could bring over 300 jobs to the area and refresh iconic buildings such as the Futurist Cinema and breathe new life into derelict areas such as Mount Pleasant car park. The scheme has been predicted to cost as much as £38.7 million and plans are already in the pipeline to include a series of offices, student accommodation and retail outlets.

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Brewhouse Theatre: First rescue bid rejected

11th April 2013

An initial offer to buy the bankrupt Brewhouse Theatre in Somerset has been rejected, a council leader has said. Officers at Taunton Deane Borough Council had been negotiating with administrators it was revealed at a council meeting. Talks are set to continue in the hope of agreeing a new price to save the theatre which closed two months ago.

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