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04 l November 2012


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Gilmour, Townshend to be Sound Fellows


Veterans of Pink Floyd and The Who will be honoured at the annual APRS Awards Lunch later this month, writes Erica Basnicki


THE 6TH annual APRS Sound Fellowship Awards Lunch, hosted by Sir George and Lady Martin, will be held at the Roof Gardens, Kensington on Tuesday, 20 November. This year’s six Fellowship recipients are John Borwick, audio journalist/editor of Sound


UNITED KINGDOM Judicial review for Earls Court plans


IN YET another twist to the protracted saga surrounding the proposed redevelopment of the Earls Court area of west London, a campaign group fighting the plans has won the right to a hearing at the High Court. As was widely expected, Hammersmith & Fulham Council voted to approve the controversial scheme at a meeting held in early September. But with several significant obstacles still to be overcome, the future of the plans remains far from certain.


The fight continues to save the iconic venue


Recording Practice and founder of Surrey University’s Tonmeister course; David Gilmour, Pink Floyd guitarist, vocalist and writer, owner of Astoria studio; Bruce Swedien, engineer and mixer for Michael Jackson among others; Pete Townshend, rock guitarist and


songwriter with The Who, author, founder of HEAR; Maggie Rodford, film soundtrack producer, owner Air Edel; Eddie Veale, leading UK acoustic and studio designer. Alison Wenham, CEO of the


Association of Independent Music (AIM), has been invited


AIM’s Alison Wenham has been invited to propose the Harewood Toast


to give the keynote address by way of proposing the special ‘Harewood Toast’ introduced to provide an opportunity for a prominent member of the music, film and TV businesses


London Mayoralty: Boris Johnson himself is required to give approval to applications to demolish both the Exhibition Centres and houses on the West Kensington & Gibbs Green Estates. Representatives of the


estates fighting the plans are already claiming one significant victory, with 11 October bringing the news that His Honour Judge Phillip Sycamore had decided to grant a judicial review. A date for the hearing has yet to be confirmed, but it is unlikely to take place before 2013.


“The Council and the


Late last month, Kensington & Chelsea Council was due to consider whether to approve the


demolition of the Earls Court Exhibition Centres. This month, decision-making transfers to the


developer now have 35 days to submit their further defence to the High Court. This one


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to speak about the relationship they have with the studios and service providers that make their products. The President’s Toast will be


given by revered producer Joe Boyd (Fairport Convention, Nick Drake). David Hamilton-Smith will


pay a special tribute to Keith Grant, APRS Fellow, who died earlier this year. For this first time this year, the lunch will be recorded and edited on HD film by James Cumpsty, made possible by the support of APRS member HHB Communications. Tickets for the lunch can be


booked via the APRS website or by phoning the APRS head office on +44 (0)1803 868600. Special discounts are available for APRS and other trade body members. n www.aprs.co.uk


legal challenge could, on its own, put a stop to the whole scheme,” says campaign co-ordinator Jonathan Rosenberg, adding that activists are nonetheless in the process of “preparing many more legal challenges”. Whatever the future of the


exhibition centre, what’s for sure is that it will no longer be providing a home to the UK’s leading annual entertainment technology show. As discussed in the September issue of PSNEurope, the PLASA Show is to relocate to ExCeL for its next edition, scheduled to take place from 6- 9 October 2013. n www.westkengibbsgreen wordpress.com


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