Jewel in the crown for Clive Emson

first_imgClive Emson Land and Property Auctioneers vaulted into its 30th anniversary year with the sale of a historic former bank.The old NatWest premises in Chard, Somerset – said to have stored the Crown Jewels during the Second World War – was a sale highlight. Huge pre-sale interest in the lot was generated which took it to go under the gavel for £211,000.Clive Emson raised £18 million from 116 lots catalogued for the February auction, which took place across five days in five venues, achieving a sale rate in excess of 70 per cent.Managing Director James Emson said, “The sale of the former bank is just one example of the incredible range of lots we offer on a regular basis across the south of England.“This variety has given us an excellent start to the year and we now look forward to March when our service to clients will be further augmented by new technological innovation.”Other highlights of the February auction included the former Kings Head pub in Ore, Hastings – offered with planning permission for 12 flats – selling for £410,000 freehold.historic former bank NatWest Somerset auction auctioned former bank auctioneers Clive Emson Land and Property Auctioneers March 19, 2019The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » Jewel in the crown for Clive Emson previous nextAgencies & PeopleJewel in the crown for Clive EmsonThe Negotiator19th March 20190206 Viewslast_img read more

Odds & Ends: King Charles III is new Downton & More

first_img Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed from today. King Charles III is PBS’ new Downton AbbeyGod save the King! Mike Bartlett’s Tony-nominated play, King Charles III, is heading for the small screen, thanks to PBS and the BBC. The controversial work is set in the near future, exploring what happens after the Queen is dead, and after a lifetime of waiting, Prince Charles ascends the throne. Adapted by Bartlett and once again helmed by Rupert Goold, Deadline writes that the project is scheduled to premiere stateside in 2017. No word yet on casting; Tim Pigott-Smith received both Tony and Olivier nominations for his role in the stage incarnation.Miss Saigon Screen UpdatesWhile we await further details of the upcoming Main Stem revival of Miss Saigon, comes news that the London production was filmed a couple of years ago and will screen in British movie theaters for one-night-only on October 16, before going on sale. As previously reported, the U.K.’s leads, Eva Noblezada and Jon Jon Briones, will headline the Broadway version. Meanwhile, Danny Boyle is still attached to direct the big screen adaptation of the classic Schönberg and Boublil tuner; according to the Daily Mail, he and screenwriter Simon Beaufoy will start work on a treatment in September.Cast Set for Strictly Ballroom the MusicalBroadway alum Sam Lips (Pippin) and Gemma Sutton (Gypsy) are ready to “Cha Cha Cha.” The pair will star in the reworked version of Baz Luhrmann’s Strictly Ballroom the Musical, directed and choreographed by Olivier winner Drew McOnie. The U.K. premiere of the tuner is scheduled to play a limited engagement at West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds, November 30 through January 21 and to officially open on December 6. Next stop the West End?Meryl Streep Eyes New Mary Poppins MovieOscar winner Meryl Streep on the big screen with Tony winner Lin-Manuel Miranda? This might actually be happening! Variety writes that the legendary actress is in negotiations to team up with Miranda and Emily Blunt in Mary Poppins Returns. Streep would appear as Poppins’ (singing) cousin Topsy; Blunt is playing everyone’s favorite nanny, while Miranda’s a street lamplighter called Jack. Rob Marshall is on board to direct the project—he previously helmed Streep and Blunt in Into the Woods. And, just because it’s Friday and we deserve some fun, here’s “A Spoonful Of Sugar.” You’re welcome. Tim Pigott-Smith(Photo: Johan Persson) View Commentslast_img read more

Center celebrates opening

first_imgThough it has been open to the public for weeks, the Ronald Tutor Campus Center will begin celebrating its official grand opening Thursday and will continue the festivities for an entire week.The grand opening will begin with the dedication ceremony at 3 p.m. on Thursday, presided over by President C.L. Max Nikias. Vice President for Student Affairs Michael L. Jackson and USC Trustee Ronald Tutor will also be in attendance.Before the dedication ceremony, the food court at the campus center will be giving out free samples from its eateries from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., which include Wahoo’s Fish Taco, Panda Express and California Pizza Kitchen.Students can stop by the grand opening at the campus center for a variety of free gifts, but must have their student I.D.Visitors can also participate in a hands-on photography project; the campus center will be checking out cameras to snap pictures that will be used in a collage in the buildings.Performances on Friday include hip-hop groups Break Through Hip Hop and Chaotic 3, as well as salsa lessons in the Grand Ballroom, located below the campus center, at 4 p.m.Saturday features the celebration bash, culminating in a performance by Shiny Toy Guns, a Grammy-nominated band that was founded in Los Angeles. The concert will be held in the Grand Ballroom and the doors open at 7 p.m.The rest of the week features a variety of shows from Comedus Alumnus, featuring USC alumni Brad Wollack and Michael McDonald; dance groups Kazan Taiko, USC TCDance, Trojan Dance Marathon, USC Fly Girls, USC Ballroom & Latin Dance Team and the USC Chamber Ballet Company; and a capella groups the Trojan Men and USC Sirens. Visit the USC Student Affairs website for a complete list of times and performances.Finally, visitors can start the Trojan football season with pre-game activities in Associate’s Park at 5 p.m. and a kickoff in the Ronald Tutor Campus Center at 8 p.m., in anticipation of the USC vs. Hawai’i game Sept. 2.For a complete list of the activities at the campus center’s grand opening, read more