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Burnham's theatre at risk as council abandons talks

9th September 2010

Talks to save a theatre in Burnham-on-Sea have been abandoned after the council said it had run out of money. Three groups had put in interim bids to Sedgemoor District Council to take over the running of the Princess Theatre. The council has now abandoned talks after it was decided that all of the proposals put forward would require additional council funding.

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Ex-Hippodrome & old bingo building rejected as Dudley mosque

9th September 2010

The landmark former Gala Bingo building in Dudley town centre was suggested to Muslim leaders as a last-ditch alternative site for a multi-million pound mosque scheme, it has emerged. Council leader Councillor Anne Millward revealed talks had been held over the building, which was also once Dudley Hippodrome.

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Council looks again at future of Shepherd's Bush Market to include a new cultural venue

9th September 2010

Plans to redevelop Shepherd’s Bush Market are being put to traders and members of the public for a second time. Hammersmith and Fulham Council hopes to transform the narrow thoroughfare – which traders say has suffered greatly from lack of investment – into an ‘exciting and vibrant market’ similar to other more successful London sites like Portobello Road and Camden Market.

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DCMS enters funding negotiations with Treasury

9th September 2010

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport has begun negotiations with the Treasury over its spending allocation for the next four years.

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Roses Theatre eyes £3m development as means to secure future

9th September 2010

The Roses Theatre, in Tewkesbury, has outlined plans to develop the venue at a cost in the region of £3m. With dwindling grants and public funds, the theatre has begun to look at ways in which it can remain sustainable through what it describes as “difficult times”.

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Rose Design creates new Hampstead Theatre identity

8th September 2010

The consultancy was appointed in March, shortly after Ed Hall joined the theatre as artistic director. Hall had worked with Rose on previous projects at the Old Vic theatre and invited the consultancy to take part in a three-way credentials-led pitch. Rose was chosen because of its experience both in branding and campaigns, says Hampstead Theatre head of marketing Christine Bradburn.

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The Wycombe Swan's new look will be revealed next week

8th September 2010

The Wycombe Swan has been revamped with a new look for the first time since it opened- hoping to encourage bigger and better shows to the theatre. Wycombe District Council has allocated £1.195m for the refurbishment but say so far the works are well under budget. The investment comes as the new Aylesbury’s Waterside Theatre gears up for opening in October.

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Merton Council unveils new-look theatre in Wimbledon

8th September 2010

Merton Council has unveiled the revamped New Wimbledon Theatre, London, following the completion of a two-month programme of work to improve the venue’s exterior. More than £177,000 has been spent on enhancing the Grade II-listed theatre’s facade, which saw work commence in July and has seen the return of the 100ft (30.5m) statue of Laetitia, featuring a gold leaf.

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Crest set to stage comeback at Dunfermline Alhambra

8th September 2010

The Alhambra Theatre in Dunfermline aims to have a royal crest that marked the visit of the late Queen Mother back on the front of the building. Remarkably, the crest was found in the cellar of the theatre, which re-opened in 2008. The theatre first opened its doors on August 22, 1922, when it screened the silent film Over the Hill.

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New dance centre opens in Bournemouth's Pavilion Theatre

8th September 2010

A disused space within Bournemouth’s 80-year-old Pavilion Theatre has been revamped and transformed into a multi-million pound dance centre for the South West. Bournemouth Borough Council (BBC) worked with Arts Council England (ACE) and Dance South West to develop Pavilion Dance, which opened on 4 September and boasts a 200-seat theatre and backstage facilities.

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