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Leicester Haymarket Theatre's £6.5m youth centre project axed

8th February 2011

Plans to convert Leicester’s disused Haymarket Theatre into a £6.5m youth centre have been abandoned. The theatre, which closed in 2006, was expected to house a BMX track, skateboard run and climbing wall. Despite a £5m grant, the city council has now said it cannot afford its share of the building or running costs.

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Billingham Forum refurbishment almost complete

8th February 2011

Billingham Forum is nearing re-opening to the public after its multi-million pound refurbishment. The £18.5m scheme is due to be completed on 9 May when Tees Active will be able to access the building and prepare for re-opening in June. The 1960s centre will become a state-of-the-art leisure and theatre facility.

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Council earmarks £70,000 to save Burnham's Princess Theatre

8th February 2011

Hopes that Burnham-On-Sea’s Princess Theatre can be saved from potential closure were given a major boost on Monday night (February 7th) when town councillors gave it a huge £70,000 boost.

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Flat-pack RSC stage set up in US for summer season

7th February 2011

What is the connection between a giant flat-pack kit and a former army headquarters in the centre of New York? The answer is Shakespeare.

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Event: Transformation & Revelation - british theatre design

7th February 2011

From March 18th the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in Cardiff will host the 2011 exhibition ‘Transformation and Revelation’ presented by The Society of British Theatre Designers. This is a unique opportunity for people in Wales and the rest of the UK to preview this extraordinary collection of work before it travels in part to represent the UK at the 2011 Prague Quadrennial International Exhibition this summer. In 2012 the Victoria & Albert museum will house the exhibition for six months followed by a National tour to English venues.

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US philanthropist gives £1 million to Bankside’s Jacobean theatre

7th February 2011

American publisher Sara Miller McCune has donated £1 million to the £7 million appeal to create an indoor theatre alongside Shakespeare’s Globe on Bankside.

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Project group hope to secure future of Workington's Carnegie Theatre

7th February 2011

A project group is being set up to help develop plans for the future of the Carnegie Theatre in Workington. The Carnegie TheatreMore than 50 people attended a public meeting in the theatre last night called by Workington MP Tony Cunningham following fears over the venue’s future.

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Blog: Happy 100th Birthday to Newcastle's People's Theatre

7th February 2011

When you reach a century you normally get a nice message from the Queen. However with the People’s Theatre in Newcastle the stars are queueing up to offer their congratulations. blogs Chris Jackson for BBC News North East & Cumbria..

Source: BBC News Chris Jackson’s Blog


London's Arcola Theatre wins green awards

4th February 2011

London’s Arcola Theatre has won two green gongs at the Sustainable City Awards. The venue, which aims to be the world’s first carbon neutral theatre, picked up the “greening the third sector” award and the award for resource conservation.

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Blog: Bakewell, Bragg and Puttnam speak out as Lords debate arts funding cuts

4th February 2011

In a two hour debate peers discuss arts spending, libraries and philanthropy – here are the highlights blogs Mark Brown for The Guardian Culture Cuts Blog.

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