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Work on rebuilding the Gwyn Hall in Neath is progressing

9th July 2010

A milestone has been reached in the renovation when a pedestrian operated self-erecting crane has been rolled into town. The 30 metre high crane is an Acromet A42 with a 42 metre length boom and a lift capacity of 4 tonnes. It towers above the final roof structure of the Gwyn Hall by 12 metres allowing the crane to lift heavy building materials into place.

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Birmingham REP assesses brand communications strategy

9th July 2010

The Birmingham Repertory Theatre (The REP) has appointed Birmingham’s ORB Creative as branding consultants, tasking them with helping to sustain the theatre’s identity throughout the construction of the new joint Library of Birmingham/REP development.

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Cheers from gallery as plan to turn theatre into a car park is voted out

9th July 2010

Cheers and shouts of “thank-you” echoed around the Council House last night after plans to demolish part of the former Hippodrome Theatre in Derby were thrown out. Every member of Derby City Council’s planning control committee spoke out against a proposal to demolish the building, which dates from 1914, and replace it with a multi-storey car park.

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Portsmouth New Theatre Royal in for double accolade

8th July 2010

The Portsmouth Festivities and New Theatre Royal have been nominated for honours in the 2010 Arts & Business Awards. The NTR’s redevelopment project with the University of Portsmouth is in line for the Sustained Partnership Award, and the theatre’s former chairman, university vice-chancellor Professor John Craven, has been nominated as Board Member of the Year.

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Newcastle Tyne Theatre can look to the future

8th July 2010

The Victorian Journal Tyne Theatre is now off the at-risk register in what is a milestone step towards securing the future of the building.

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Blog: Would you vote to save your local theatre?

8th July 2010

American companies are battling tough economic times by competing publicly for grants, while even playwriting competitions are now being judged by audience members. Democracy in action, or mob rule? blogs Bella Todd for The Guardian Theatre Blog.

Source: The Guardian Theatre Blog – Bella Todd


Turning point for Derby Hippodrome

8th July 2010

Campaigners fighting a two-year battle to save Derby Hippodrome have won a key victory after council officers recommended the local authority reject developer Christopher Anthony’s application to demolish part of the venue. Members of Derby City Council planning control committee will decide today (July 8) whether to accept their experts’ advice.

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Leicester's flagship theatre Curve to close down for series of repair works

7th July 2010

Leicester’s flagship £61 million theatre is to be closed for up to six weeks this summer for maintenance and improvement work to be carried out. Bosses at Curve, in Rutland Street, have decided to take a summer break for the first time since it opened in November 2008.

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The show goes on at Dylan Thomas Theatre after closure mix-up

7th July 2010

The Dylan Thomas Theatre is open for business as usual, its bosses have said. The team behind the theatre in the city’s marina has issued the message to let people know the venue is continuing to operate as normal, after being contacted by people who believed its days were numbered.

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New stage for Byre Theatre funding?

7th July 2010

The future may be looking up for a well-known St Andrews landmark. Talks between the Byre Theatre and Creative Scotland – the new arts body which has replaced the Scottish Arts Council (SAC) and Scottish Screen – began last week in a bid to forge a new relationship.

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