Culture secretary Matt Hancock has backed calls by opposition councillors on Derby City Council For the Assembly Rooms to be refurbished. Hancock said he would prefer the 40-year-old venue to have a £10 million upgrade rather than being knocked down and rebuilt at a cost of £44 million. The Assembly Rooms has been closed since March 2014 when fire caused extensive damage to the plant room on the roof of the venue’s car park. The plant room powered the electricity and lighting supply.
Mary Pix's comedy of manners The Fantastic Follies of Mrs Rich (Or the Beau Defeated), “an undiscovered gem, combining mischief-making and mind-bending plot twists”, is to be presented by the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford. Mrs Rich, a wealthy widow, aspires to rub shoulders with the great and good and perhaps even gain a title. Unfortunately, she is not the only one with designs on Sir John Roverhead.
Christiaan De Villiers has joined the strategic management team at Northampton’s Royal and Derngate, taking on the role of operations director for the theatre and the Errol Flynn Filmhouse. He has a wealth of theatre management experience, having worked as general manager for Live Nation venues, the Sunderland Empire, the White Rock Theatre in Hastings and Ambassador Theatre Group venues Liverpool Empire, Bristol Hippodrome and Richmond Theatre.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".