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Art Work With EJ Connection, Gets The Boot
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Tuesday 26
September 2006 @ 18:18

The Royal Centre terrace, for more than 20 years the site of a controversial neon sculpture, has been reopened to theatre-goers, according to the Evening Post.

The multi-coloured display has been scrapped and is set to be replaced with a 21st-century light show projected from the Cornerhouse complex.

The sculpture, called Seasons, was designed by Ron Haselden and was made from steel tubing and multi-coloured flashing neon tubes.

It was first activated by Sir Elton at the gala opening ceremony for the Royal Concert Hall in November, 1982.

The piece was at the cutting edge of lighting art, but its time has passed. When the new £50,000 project is completed later this year, a giant mask of comedy and tragedy will be projected on to the Royal Centre to tell visitors what it is about.

An events noticeboard will be screened on the fly tower above.

The scheme is a joint venture with Nottingham Civic Society, which provided £15,000 and was keen that the theme of lighting art was continued.

“We are delighted that the terrace project is so successfully completed,” said member Hilary Silvester. “We hope that audiences will enjoy it for many years to come.”

New flooring has been laid and planted troughs added to create a pleasant area for theatre-goers to enjoy an al fresco drink.

It is hoped that the building will contribute to the city’s economy.