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New Marlowe Theatre is landed with extra £400,000 bill

19th June 2009

Canterbury’s new £25 million Marlowe Theatre has been hit by a shock bill for £400,000 in extra interest payments. Councillors were left reeling when chief executive Colin Carmichael broke the news the county council had back-tracked over a promised £2 million interest-free loan. Instead, it is demanding a fixed two per cent interest a year over the next 10 years. The county council had already promised a £2 million grant.

Source: This is Kent.co.uk


Lancaster regeneration inquiry underway

19th June 2009

Read more at Leisure Opportunities
Lancaster regeneration inquiry underway
Published: 19 June 2009


Architecture minister lays into unacceptable condition of West End theatres

19th June 2009

Architecture minister Barbara Follett has attacked the state of London’s historic theatres. Follett said world-class productions in the capital were being let down by unacceptable conditions endured by audiences. “London theatres put on the best shows in the world: marvellous plays, actors, directors and staging,” Follett told the Theatres Trust annual conference last week.

Source: Building Design

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Arts Council puts up cash for Settle's Victoria Hall

19th June 2009

Read more at Yorkshire Deco
Arts Council puts up cash for Settle’s Victoria Hall
Published: 19 June 2009


100 movie clichés that just won’t die...number 56

19th June 2009

Number 56. A theatre can only be saved from demolition by staging a musical extravaganza at very short notice.

Source: Den of Geek


Weymouth Pavilion could be demolished

18th June 2009

Read more at Dorset Echo
Weymouth Pavilion could be demolished
Published: 18 June 2009


Leicester City regeneration wins praise

18th June 2009

Read more at Leicester Mercury
Leicester City regeneration wins praise
Published: 18 June 2009


“Uncomfortable” theatres blamed for deterring West End audiences

18th June 2009

Read more at The Stage
“Uncomfortable” theatres blamed for deterring West End audiences
Published: 18 June 2009


Culture minister Follett joins queue of complaints about theatre facilities

18th June 2009

Read more at The Stage
Culture minister Follett joins queue of complaints about theatre facilities
Published: 18 June 2009


Culture minister Follett joins calls for backstage improvements

18th June 2009

Read more at The Stage
Culture minister Follett joins calls for backstage improvements
Published: 18 June 2009


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