Attempt to levitate Swansea’s Palace Theatre
The Palace Theatre building was very nearly, spectacularly, levitated on the last day of the Troublemakers’ Festival in Swansea. The community turned out in force to take part in the disruption. You can watch the extraordinary proceedings below, shared to Swansea News Network, thanks to the Friends of The Palace Theatre.
Left in disrepair
The much-loved PalaceTheatre has been left to disrepair since last being used in 2006. When it was in use the regal building has served not only as a theatre but also as a bingo hall and a popular nightclub. It has featured Morecambe and Wise, Charlie Chaplin, Anthony Hopkins and stars of music hall and theatre such as Marie Lloyd amongst many others.
Friends of The Palace Theatre – Swansea have teamed up with Troublemakers’ Festival to put together an event to raise awareness of the Palace’s plight by using it as avenue once again! LEVITATE THE PALACE!
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Levitate The Pentagon, Levitate The Palace
Inspired by Abbie Hoffman’s attempt to levitate The Pentagon in the 1960’s in a bid to stop the Vietnam War, Levitate The Palace was an event, part play, part protest, designed to draw attention to the continuing dilapidated state of the Palace Theatre Building.
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The Friends of The Palace Theatre, Swansea is a voluntary group with these stated aims;
To explore the restoration opportunities and protect The Palace Theatre (Swansea) from further decay and help to ensure the building’s survival for future generations.
To engage with Swansea Council and Landlords / Owners of The Palace Theatre, working in partnership with them and other organisations to ensure the building’s survival and its restoral to a safe usable condition; our aspiration is that renewed public uses and facilities can be re-established in the building.
To network and skill share with similar organisations focused on building and community regeneration Swansea, in Wales and the UK.
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