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U.S. News: Victoria Theatre Association and Waste Management launch Green Partnership

18th May 2010

The trademark WICKED green color that once painted downtown Dayton hasn’t been seen since early March. But Victoria Theatre Association (VTA) and Waste Management are still seeing “green” – recycling green.

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Unicorn’s Alex McGowan to join Edinburgh Lyceum as executive director

15th May 2010

Edinburgh’s Royal Lyceum theatre has appointed Alex McGowan to the post of executive director. McGowan will also share the role of chief executive with the Lyceum’s artistic director Mark Thomson. McGowan, who is currently general manger of the Unicorn Theatre in London, will take up the job in July.

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Vaizey joins Hunt in DCMS

14th May 2010

Ed Vaizey will today be confirmed as the new culture minister. Vaizey has been given the arts brief within the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. Portfolios are currently being confirmed, with further announcements of departmental appointments are expected.

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Event: 'Kenton for Keeps' Theatre tours

14th May 2010

Kenton Theatre Tours, supporting KENTON for KEEPS. Have you ever wondered what it is like backstage at the Kenton? Who has performed there? Is there a ghost? the history of The Grade II Listed building. What will become of the theatre in the future?

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The Hawth helps Crawley Borough Council cuts carbon footprint

14th May 2010

Environmentally minded council staff reduced energy consumption by a whopping 9.6 per cent in the last year. Boosting green credentials in a bid to reduce the town’s carbon footprint is a top priority for Crawley Borough Council; the 2009/10 energy savings saw a CO2 reduction of 7.6 per cent across the town hall, The Hawth Theatre and Broadfield Stadium.

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Cash-strapped Hippodrome owner calls for ruling on car park plans

14th May 2010

The owner of Derby’s Hippodrome is putting pressure on the city council to rule on a planning application for the site so he can start to clear his debts. The property in Green Lane is worth just £25,000 in its current state but would be worth £500,000 if planning permission for a multi-storey car park and houses was approved. And that is why its owner, Christopher Anthony, is keen for the planning application, lodged in 2008, to be processed.

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Curtain up on National Theatre proposals

14th May 2010

Haworth Tompkins has unveiled detailed proposals for its £50 million transformation of Denys Lasdun’s National Theatre, ahead of a planning submission expected next month.

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A History of the World: Sadler's Wells theatre programme

14th May 2010

Islington Local History Centre have contributed an image of a programme from the first performance held at a new Sadler’s Wells theatre in January 1931. to BBC’S History of the World site.

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Bognor's Picturedrome is saved

13th May 2010

Town councillors have agreed to buy the Picturedrome after total support for the venue was given by those who have contacted the Bognor Regis Observer to tell town councillors their views. Their comments were noted by town councillor Paul Wells in the debate before the council’s historic vote.

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Blog: Memo to Jeremy Hunt: Hands off the arts budget

13th May 2010

Cutting cultural funding would be a dangerous move, and so far the sums don’t add up. Will the Lib Dems be able to save the Tories from themselves? blogs Michael Billington for The Guardian Theatre Blog.

Source: The Guardian Theatre Blog – Michael Billington


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