The Alnwick Playhouse, photo: Wikipedia

Northumberland Council supports local theatre and ‘community hub’

Alnwick Playhouse, one of the town’s most popular and well loved buildings has re-opened to the public following a £3.3m renovation. The Playhouse building has been converted and now houses a community hub with a cafe, library and visitor centre on the ground floor. The  bar and  gallery have also been refurbished and the auditorium rebuilt incorporating features such as hand rails and ample seated leg room. Northumberland County Council has contributed £2.5 million towards the cost of the work, with the Playhouse raising a further £800,000.  A grand opening weekend…

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Yas Island, Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi: 32 awards for Yas Island’s attractions, infrastructure projects and developments

Yas Island has closed off 2019 with resounding success, sweeping up 32 awards and accolades for its world-class attractions, infrastructure projects and developments. Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, chairman of project leaders Miral, said: “As we come to the end of another successful year, we are both proud and humbled to be recognised for excellence around the world. “A decade on, Yas Island has once again cemented its position as a top global destination for entertainment and leisure, with its attractions and developments constantly receiving recognition from global leading industry entities. …

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Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Coventry: local businesses boost theatre redevelopment

The theatre has ambitious plans for growth as Coventry heads towards UK City of Culture in 2021 The fundraising campaign to support the development of Coventry’s Belgrade Theatre has taken a major step forward after the first businesses signed up to support the 2020 Redevelopment Project. The theatre, which celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2018, has ambitious plans for growth as Coventry heads towards UK City of Culture in 2021 and part of that is a £4.8m project which will be completed in time for the big year. Work on…

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