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Southbank Centre seeks architect for revamp

22nd May 2012

London’s Southbank Centre is on the hunt for a lead architect to revamp the Queen Elizabeth Hall and the Hayward Gallery. The riverside arts venue is looking to appoint an architect to work in collaboration with a team of consultants on the next phase of the Southbank Centre’s regeneration.

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Olivier, Pinter and Hall recognised as ‘new Elizabethans’

21st May 2012

Director Peter Hall, actor Laurence Olivier and playwright Harold Pinter are among the names included on a BBC Radio 4 list of figures who “have had a significant impact on lives in these islands and given the age its character” during the reign of Queen Elizabeth II.

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Southwark Playhouse eyes temporary home in Elephant and Castle

18th May 2012

Southwark Playhouse has applied for planning permission to turn an office space in Elephant and Castle into a temporary venue for the company while its current home is redeveloped.

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Farrell reveals Ally Pally plans

18th May 2012

Terry Farrell + Partners has unveiled its masterplan for the transformation of London’s iconic Alexandra Palace. The regeneration plans which started public consultation this week set out a vision for the 1873 building’s transformation into a new hub for culture, community events, learning and recreation.

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Scottish theatre companies reeling from Creative Scotland arts funding changes

18th May 2012

A major shake-up in Creative Scotland’s funding strategy has left the country’s independent theatre sector uncertain for its future.

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Arts Council England announce successful Catalyst applicants

17th May 2012

Arts Council England have announced the 173 successful applicants to their £30 million Catalyst Arts: capacity building and match funding scheme.

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Bury St Edmunds Theatre Royal cuts down on summer shows

17th May 2012

The Theatre Royal in Bury St Edmunds has decided to host fewer shows during the quieter summer months. The Georgian building itself, which reopened in 2007 after a £5 million renovation, will instead become the main attraction and the focus of tours.

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Leicester Square’s Empire Cinema to bring back live shows

17th May 2012

Leicester Square’s Empire Cinema is to host live entertainment for the first time in more than 50 years from next month.

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Administrators step in at Croydon Warehouse

16th May 2012

Administrators have stepped in to take control of the Warehouse Theatre in Croydon after its board of directors failed to raise a £250,000 rescue package. Frost Business Recovery was appointed following a week of speculation about the Dingwall Road venue’s future, with staff unpaid for months and debts of about £100,000 owed to banks and Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs.

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Donations roll in for the Liverpool Everyman theatre’s £1.1m public appeal

16th May 2012

Generous donors have pledged almost £150,000 to the Everyman’s public fundraising appeal since it was launched three months ago. The theatre hopes to raise £1,150,000 through donations to help complete the rebuilding of Liverpool’s famous Everyman and support new city talent.

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