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Fight to stop the final curtain at Wallsend town theatre

31st May 2010

Theatre lovers are fighting to save a 100-year-old building from demolition. North Tyneside Council has decided to flatten the old Borough Theatre, in High Street East, Wallsend, for a housing development. It says the structure, which has been empty for years, is an eyesore.

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Tara Studio in Earlsfield goes green

29th May 2010

South London’s theatregoers will soon have one of the country’s most environmentally-friendly venues to see shows. Earlsfield’s Tara Studio is one of 12 London theatres to start working with Ecovenue, a new scheme to make theatres kinder on the environment by using less energy, water and waste.

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Plans for new £1.4m arts centre in North Hykeham

28th May 2010

A new £1.4m arts facility is to be built in Lincolnshire. The Expressive Arts Centre will be built in the grounds of North Kesteven School, a specialist school in performing arts, at North Hykeham. The centre, due to open in September 2011, would include a 60-seat lecture theatre, dance studio, media suite and outdoor performance area.

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Perth Theatre redevelopment as plans unveiled

28th May 2010

Ambitious plans to breathe new life into the 110-year-old Perth Theatre were unveiled recently – and local people are being urged to become involved in the exciting production. The dual aim of the multi-million pound project is to ensure Perth Theatre is a facility fit for professional drama and music in the 21st Century, and youth and community use.

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Trust on horizon for Lowestoft theatre

28th May 2010

Fears that the final curtain may be set to fall on Lowestoft’s biggest theatre were dismissed this week, as moves get under way to keep it “at the heart of the community”. More than six months ago, the future of the council-run Marina Theatre looked bleak when managers at the 750-seater Edwardian venue were forced to cut the number of shows on offer.

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Event: Transfer of Heritage Assets Guidance for Community Groups and Local Authorities

28th May 2010

The event, which is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Asset Transfer Unit of the Development Trusts Association, will enable participants to understand the key factors for success, with practical tips; learn from projects that have overcome the barriers; discuss checklists for handling the risks involved; and find out about useful tools and sources of advice and help.

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EH’s National Monuments Record online archive goes live

28th May 2010

From now on the public will have online access to more than a million historical photographs and documents relating to England’s historic buildings and archaeological sites, held by the National Monuments Record (NMR), English Heritage’s public archive.

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Redcar seafront showpiece plans unveiled on site of ex Palace

27th May 2010

Two iconic buildings are being planned as part of a massive £40m improvement project for Redcar seafront. An 80ft high “vertical pier” is planned along with The Hub – a £10.8m showpiece base for the area’s creative industries. The Hub aims to be a focal point for creative and digital industries in the Tees Valley. It will provide a new base for up-and-coming firms to flourish on the site of the former Palace Theatre.

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£200m sell-off of council property could help buy new theatre for Chester

27th May 2010

A massive sale of council property worth £200m could help pay for a new theatre for Chester, says council leader Mike Jones. Assets including 32 retail units and 5,000 acres of farmland will be auctioned off by Cheshire West and Chester Council to fund road repairs and improve leisure and sports facilities by 2020, in a bid to restore Victorian-style civic pride to the city.

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New book: Theatre and Globalisation

27th May 2010

Are we in an age of globalized theatre? by Dan Rebellato.

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