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Cash floods in for first curtain call at Ayr's Gaiety Theatre

12th October 2012

Ayr’s Gaiety Theatre received another funding boost this week to help refurbish and develop the beloved theatre.

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Yvonne Arnaud Theatre in Guildford among post-war buildings listed by Ed Vaizey

12th October 2012

One of the first post-war provincial theatres to be funded by public subscription, the Yvonne Arnaud in Guildford, Surrey, has been listed Grade II by Ed Vaizey, Culture Minister with responsibility for heritage and architecture policy.

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Coalition ‘ducked the issue’ of Nantymoel's Berwyn Centre

11th October 2012

Bridgend council’s wellbeing chief councillor Lyn Morgan has said the Rainbow Alliance coalition – which ran the authority between 2004 and 2008 – shirked a decision to close the Berwyn Centre in Nantymoel during their term in charge. On Monday 8 October the current Labour-led authority pressed ahead with their controversial plans to close the historic community centre and former miners’ hall next month and bulldoze it soon after, despite calls from a scrutiny committee to hold off for a more detailed structural survey of the ageing building.

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English Heritage launch Heritage at Risk Register 2012

11th October 2012

English Heritage has launched the Heritage at Risk Register 2012 and announced an ambitious programme to find out how the one major element of our heritage not already covered by the Register – the nation’s Grade II listed buildings – can be assessed.

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Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre listed at Grade II

11th October 2012

The Secretary of State, after consulting English Heritage, has decided to list the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre in Guildford at Grade II. The Trust submitted an application to statutorily list the theatre in May 2011.

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Culture Media and Sport Committee launch new inquiry into Creative Industries

10th October 2012

The Culture, Media and Sport Committee launches a new inquiry into support for the creative economy. It is inviting written submissions and requesting views on the following issues:

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Top marks for the recital chair at Bristol's Redgrave Theatre

10th October 2012

Audience Systems has completed a refurbishment of Bristol’s Redgrave Theatre, installing 320 of its very latest chair model, Recital. It’s the first opportunity to see this unique chair en masse. Cleverly designed for retractable platforms as well as fixed auditoria, it offers comfort, durability and beautiful detailing.

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Time is running out for St Peters Theatre, Southsea

10th October 2012

Time is running out for Southsea’s longest running theatre. Owned by St Peters Church, the adjoining building, community performance groups at the venue have been told to vacate the premises by the end of January 2013. The Church has said it would like to use the space for other community projects.

The theatre has been the “centre of community arts” for more than 90 years and holds shows by numerous local production companies; including the Phoenix Players…

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Architecture's Stirling Prize puts 'anti icons' in spotlight including Belfast Lyric

10th October 2012

The six buildings shortlisted for the 2012 Riba Stirling Prize include the Olympic Stadium and Belfast’s Lyric Theatre – but does the choice of contenders reveal a revival of the “anti icon”? Tom Dyckhoff took a look around the buildings for the BBC’s Culture Show, and concluded that the list embraced the return of “a more down to Earth” style of building.


Massive show of strength for Littlehampton’s under-threat Windmill Entertainment Centre

8th October 2012

One of the biggest public meetings in Littlehampton for decades underlined the strength of support for two of the town’s prized assets, the Windmill Entertainment Centre and Swimming and Sports Centre. Arun District Council’s cabinet member responsible for leisure, Paul Dendle, was given a grilling over the plans, among the proposals in a draft leisure strategy prepared for the council by consultants.

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