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Planning consent for Hornsey Town Hall welcomed

13th July 2010

The Chair of Hornsey Town Hall Creative Trust, the body that has been working in partnership with Haringey Council to restore the magnificent Grade II* listed building, today welcomed the decision to grant planning consent to Hornsey Town Hall.

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Curtain comes down on Huddersfield Palace

12th July 2010

At one time it was Huddersfield’s most famous music hall where thousands of families would flock to variety shows. Now the Palace Theatre, which in its heyday attracted some of the country’s top performers, is in a desperately tatty condition and awaits only the attentions of the developer’s bulldozer.

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Byre Theatre to legally challenge withdrawal of arts council funds

9th July 2010

The Byre Theatre in St Andrews is to make a legal challenge to the “contradictory and short-sighted” withdrawal of its Scottish Arts Council/Creative Scotland funding from next April.

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The Jellyfish Theatre by Kobberling and Kaltwasser

9th July 2010

In six weeks’ time, the curtains will go up on London’s first fully functioning theatre made from recycled materials. Located in a school playground in Southwark, the Jellyfish Theatre is being rigged up from wooden pallets and discarded materials for which its creators, Berlin architects Martin Kaltwasser and Folke Köbberling, have spent weeks scavenging. Wallpaper* caught up with Martin Kaltwasser on site.

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Arts Council cuts will see closure of Gwent Theatre

9th July 2010

The Monmouthshire arts community has been rocked by the news that three leading organisations have lost their funding from The Arts Council of Wales. Abergavenny’s Borough Theatre, Gwent Theatre and Usk based Dance Blast have all lost funding totaling over £300,000 in a major overhaul of the Arts Council investment in the arts

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Harrogate Theatre stages amazing comeback after funds axe

9th July 2010

More people attended Harrogate Theatre during the past year than at any time since the venue opened in 1900, new figures reveal. The theatre saw more than 98,000 patrons take their seats for an eclectic series of shows as box office tills rang up receipts of over £1.1m. Theatre chairman Coun Jim Clark said the achievement was particularly impressive given the straitened economic conditions of the past 12 months.

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Cannock's Prince of Wales theatre bar is too small says review

9th July 2010

The bar at a Staffordshire theatre is too small to subsidise the venue, a review has found. Cannock Chase Council’s scrutiny committee will consider the results of the review of the Prince of Wales Centre’s operation.

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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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