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Blog: Are we heading for a drought in prestige architecture?

19th July 2010

The man who designed the Royal Shakespeare Theatre fears the UK is sailing into the architectural doldrums, but is this such a bad thing? blogs Vanessa Thorpe for The Guardian.

Source: The Guardian Theatre Blog – Vanessa Thorpe


Work on Teesside's Billingham Forum, gathers pace

18th July 2010

The multi-million pound revamp of a theatre and leisure complex is back on track after a number of setbacks.The worst winter for 30 years and asbestos clearance work put back the regeneration work of Billingham Forum in Stockton by four months. But now the overhaul of the 40-year-old building is back on track and the complex will reopen in 2011.

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London Hippodrome to become 24-hour casino after Simon Thomas' £30m refit

18th July 2010

When Simon Thomas reopens the London Hippodrome next year, more than a century after its first performance, he will have a tough act to follow. When the curtain first went up in January 1900 audiences in the capital were treated to a show that combined a stage show, circus and water spectacle.

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DCMS Culture and Sport Evidence (CASE) Reports published

18th July 2010

In 2008, the DCMS in collaboration with Arts Council England, English Heritage, the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council and Sport England, set up the £1.8million Culture and Sport Evidence programme (CASE) to think collaboratively about the long-term impact of culture and sport in England.

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New lease of life for Lincoln's Theatre Royal under ID Entertainments

16th July 2010

Management company ID Entertainment has been running the theatre since February and bought the freehold to the building from the city council on Thursday 15 July.

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Londonderry 2013: Building on cultural foundations

16th July 2010

So, Londonderry will be the UK City of Culture in 2013, but what “culture” exists today in the city?

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Derry named UK City of Culture 2013

16th July 2010

Derry has been named the UK’s first City of Culture for 2013, beating Birmingham, Norwich and Sheffield to the title.

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Curtain may rise on Coventry's Butts Theatre again

16th July 2010

The future of The Butts Theatre in Coventry is to be discussed at a council meeting today (16 July). The theatre, based at the former City College building in the Butts, was closed last summer to make way for the Earlsdon Park Development on the site, but work on the whole development has been delayed.

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Action call to save Burnley's last Victorian theatre

16th July 2010

Urgent action should be taken to safeguard the future of Burnley’s last remaining Victorian theatre, say campaigners. An estimated £15million could be needed to bring the Burnley Empire, off St James Street and Cow Lane, back to life.

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We all want to see the Ayr Gaiety curtain rise again

16th July 2010

People are getting behind the bid to reopen Ayr’s Gaiety Theatre. And bumper cheques have come in from ladies in Symington and men in Girvan. Gaiety Partnership chairman Iain Brown thanked both groups.

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