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Newark, Notts gets ready for UK’s first drive-in festival

A new Drive-In festival is coming to the UK this month with nine live music concerts The festival is a selection of drive in concerts, with live music, food, drink and a film The UK’s first-announced live music Drive-In is coming to the country this month, with nine live music concerts over nine nights. Nightflix, a national drive-in cinema company, has revealed the dates for its August 2020 festival. The festival makes for the perfect social distancing event while the UK continues to battle the coronavirus pandemic, and will be…

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CGI artist impression of proposed leisure complex

Colchester: plans submitted for £50M cinema and leisure complex

PLANS for a long-awaited £50 million cinema and leisure complex have been submitted, with work on course to begin on site early next year. Turnstone Estates has submitted a planning application to Colchester Council for its 200,000 sq ft Northern Gateway leisure scheme. Fresh plans for the development include a 12-screen cinema, run by Cineworld and featuring Superscreen and 4DX facilities. There will also be a Hollywood Bowl alley, a Putt Stars indoor golf centre and a climbing facility run by Jump Street. AD Seven restaurant units, revised down from…

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Theatre Royal, Newcastle. Photo: Wikipedia

Newcastle’s theatres and indy cinema will “simply close” without government help

City council issued a blunt warning about impact of coronavirus on the city’s arts and culture organisations Newcastle’s theatres and independent cinemas could be forced to close permanently because of coronavirus and the lockdown, the city council has warned. The Theatre Royal, the Tyne Theatre and the Tyneside Cinema have all been identified as being at risk. And the council urged the Government to step in and save cultural businesses and organisations from closure. The council said: “For the arts and culture sector it the impact is not far short…

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