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Theatreplan's Design for Dunstable's Grove Theatre is Runner-up at the Prestigious STC 2010 Awards

20th June 2010

The Society of Theatre Consultants chose the International Theatre Engineering and Architecture Conference in London as the occasion to present their 2010 awards for ‘Design Excellence’, and Theatreplan was just ‘pipped to the post’ with its design for the Grove Theatre at Dunstable. In the words of one of the judges, Francis Reid, “The word excellence is wholly appropriate to the overall design of the Grove and lots of its detailing.”

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Event: SIBMAS Connecting points - Performing Arts Collections uniting past and future 26 - 30 July

20th June 2010

There are many exciting current developments in theatre collections around the world: the recent Ballets Russes centenary has extended our knowledge and experience of exhibiting dance materials; new technology is allowing curators to connect up dispersed collections; the Web is opening up our collections to a global audience. July’s SIBMAS conference in Munich provides the ideal opportunity to hear about new initiatives and develop your contacts with other professionals from the world of performing arts collections.

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Sam Mendes's concerns for theatre funding

19th June 2010

The Oscar-winning director Sam Mendes has said theatres will close and ticket prices will rise as a result of the Government’s arts policy. Arts correspondent Rebecca Jones reports from the Old Vic in London for BBC Radio 4 TODAY. Note: includes sound.

Source: BBC Radio 4 TODAY - Rebecca Jones


Hornsea £5m theatre complex plan in doubt

18th June 2010

Plans for a £5m theatre and business complex in Hornsea are in doubt. East Riding of Yorkshire Council is paying £3m towards the scheme. The remaining £2m is needed from regional development agency Yorkshire Forward. The council said “local wrangling” over the location of the centre led to delays in seeking the extra funding.

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Lottery funding boosts restoration of Royal Festival Hall’s organ

18th June 2010

Restoration work on the organ in the Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall has been boosted after it was awarded lottery funding worth £950,000. The Heritage Lottery Fund money will contribute towards the final phase of the restoration process, which is expected to be completed in 2013.

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Scottish Arts Council cut Byre Theatre in final funding round

17th June 2010

The Scottish Arts Council has announced £16 million of core Flexible Funding Awards to 60 arts organisations over the two years beginning April 2011, in the final major decision before its functions are taken over by Creative Scotland. The total grants are an increase of almost £2 million over the previous two-year funding round. Individual awards range from £50,000 to £300,000 a year, “to create work to be celebrated at home and beyond”, according to the SAC.

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Hull Truck joins Prime Minister's Better Public Building Award shortlist

17th June 2010

The list of finalists recognises 22 outstanding buildings across the country. The Hull Truck theatre is one of various arts buildings shortlisted. The Hull Truck Theatre has a new home with a 440-seat auditorium, and Hull city centre has a beautifully crafted new landmark. The building’s brick structure echoes the city’s grand old warehouses, with the industrial aesthetic reinforced through use of steelwork set into brick and bolted onto concrete walls.

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Fresh hope over Scarborough Futurist theatre's future

17th June 2010

Scarborough’s Futurist Theatre could be saved after conservation experts visited the venue to assess its potential for listed status. Consultants from English Heritage carried out a detailed inspection of the historic theatre to scrutinise its facilities in the wake of potential re-development.

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Film Clip: Peep behind the scenes at the London Coliseum

17th June 2010

Watch a Pathe video newsreel of what the audiences dont see behind the scenes at the London Coliseum from 1926 showing the revolve and the grand master in action.

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The only way is up for the Lyric Theatre in Belfast

17th June 2010

The performing arts in Northern Ireland scaled new heights today as the Lyric reached the highest point in the construction of its new theatre. With the core building structure complete, the theatre has now cemented its place within a new Belfast skyline in its state-of-the-art home on Ridgeway Street.

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Auditorium from performance space towards seating, Junction, Goole, July 2010.
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