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Petition launched to save Union Theatre London

2nd April 2013

Network Rail has served notice to members of the Union Street Traders Association, including the Union Theatre. Plans are to turn the area into offices.

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Conference: Coping not carping.... Creative Europe in times of austerity - 9 May

1st April 2013

The conference in Manchester will provide practical examples of some of the ways the arts and culture sector across Europe is dealing with the current difficult financial times.

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Talk: From Music Halls to Variety Theatres, the evolution of building styles - 9 May

1st April 2013

An illustrated talk to the BRITISH MUSIC HALL SOCIETY Study Group as part of their 50th anniversary year events. Richard’s talk will explore the development of music hall buildings to appeal to a wider audience for family entertainment and its commercialisation to maximise profits.

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Society of Independent Theatres launched

1st April 2013

A membership society for fringe venue operators has been launched in a bid to represent the interests of independent theatres and create a better trading platform for them.

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Bristol Old Vic: ‘We’re on the margins of viability’

1st April 2013

Ask Tom Morris, artistic director of Bristol Old Vic, about his theatre or the city of Bristol, and he is all joie de vivre and enthusiasm. But if the conversation turns to the arts cuts or the future of regional theatre, though, his concerns are obvious.

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Felixstowe's Spa Pavilion buyers 'put off' by cultural criteria

1st April 2013

Felixstowe’s Spa Pavilion was closed in January 13 and the council has been trying to sell it off for more than a year. It has been told the majority of potential buyers had concerns about the condition that they must add “cultural or tourist” value to the town. The council is to discuss the future of the Spa Pavilion on 2 April.

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What Next? A national conversation on new ways to champion the arts and culture 29 April 2013

1st April 2013

What Next? is a growing collective of arts and cultural organisations that meets to promote engagement with and support of the brilliant cultural work that happens day-in day-out up and down the country. We know many other colleagues are doing the same. What next? are inviting everyone in the arts and culture who is keen to discuss the best way for us to build a collaborative national campaign to come to this meeting.

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Minehead's Regal almost ready for lift-off

31st March 2013

Minehead Town Council has confirmed the final piece of funding for the ‘Lift Off’ project at the Regal Theatre. The £250,000 scheme, which is nearing completion, has been ongoing since September and has seen modernisation work install a striking lift, improving access to the theatre in The Avenue.

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Saviour of Buxton Opera House stands down as chair

29th March 2013

One of the key figures behind the restoration of Buxton Opera House is standing down as its chairman. Michael Williams MBE was one of a group of people to got rallied together to save the theatre when it was threatened by closure in 1979. The High Peak Theatre Trust was set up to run the Opera House as a charity, and Michael has been its chairman since 2005, however he is standing down from the board in May.

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Theatre industry 'Save Tungsten' campaign launched internationally

29th March 2013

A major campaign to save the tungsten bulb for theatrical use has been launched internationally, with a long list of distinguished lighting designers supporting the cause: Richard Pilbrow, Patrick Woodroffe, Durham Marenghi, Paule Constable, Rick Fisher, Neil Austin, Andrew Bridge, Mark Henderson, Johanna Town, Mark Jonathan, David Hersey, Jennifer Tipton, David Finn, Ken Posner, Don Holder, Ken Billington, Brian MacDevitt, Howell Binkley, Steve Shelley, ML Geiger, Aaron Copp, Seth Jackson, Kevin Adams, Jules Fisher, Christina Giannelli, Mark Stanley and many others, including those in Canada, France, and Australia.

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