Category Archives: Fairfield Halls

Mozart Players launch appeal to fund schools recording

The world premieres of Jonathan Dove’s For an Unknown Soldier played before sold-out audiences at Portsmouth Cathedral and the Fairfield Halls in November last year. The project and performances touched the heart of the Croydon community, bringing together the old … Continue reading

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Festival opener at Fairfield Halls will be for free, says council

Tickets for the Ambition Festival headline show at the Fairfield Halls are free, in a bid to emphasise Croydon Council’s “investment in culture”, according to officials working in Fisher’s Folly. This cultural freebie follows on from the central Croydon cycle … Continue reading

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Croydon in the 20th Century in Films, Fairfield Halls, June 26

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Overwhelming verdict in favour of Twelve Angry Men

DIANA ECCLESTON reviews the stage classic’s latest, riveting production, performed by Jason Merrells and a top cast at the Ashcroft Theatre this week Written in the 1950s. American. You might be forgiven for thinking that Reginald Rose’s Twelve Angry Men … Continue reading

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London Mozart Players announce Sunday afternoon concerts

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Town Hall withdraws all councillors from Fairfield Halls board

Wonders will never cease. For the first time in its 50-plus-year history, the Fairfield Halls management board has no members imposed upon it by Croydon Council. The decision was announced by the Labour-run council last week, in among its various … Continue reading

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Summer Madness sees Lean times return to arthouse cinema

It is hardly summer madness for the David Lean Cinema to go back in time. But that’s exactly what the Clocktower’s arthouse cinema will be doing in June, with a screening of the eponymous Oscar-winning director’s Summer Madness, and doing … Continue reading

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Croydon Till I Die: taking the suburbs to the nation

“I think it’s the most derogatory thing I can say about somebody or something: God, it’s so fucking Croydon!” David Bowie Authors Bob Stanley, Lucy Mangan, John Grindrod and Andy Miller are staging a series of events this summer celebrating … Continue reading

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Croydon Stagers’ Sister Act, Ashcroft Theatre, May 27-30

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Croydon Labour candidate is caught on the fiddle (sort of)

Inside Croydon has discovered another politician on the fiddle. The Hon Emily Benn, Labour’s candidate in Croydon South, is playing her violin in a “campaign concert” this Sunday, April 26, presumably hoping to make sweet music for potential voters as … Continue reading

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2015 Croydon Performing Arts Festival gets underway Apr 9

The 2015 Croydon Performing Arts Festival begins this Thursday with a dance section, which takes place at the Ashcroft Theatre. The organisers say, “Over three days you will see some amazing performances, ending with a Dance Gala on Saturday, April … Continue reading

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Croydon Dub Club, Fairfield Halls, Sat Mar 28

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International playwriting festival at Fairfield Halls, June 6-7

The Warehouse Theatre’s 2015 International Playwriting Festival will take place at the new studio theatre at the Fairfield Halls on June 6 and 7. The deadline for entries for this year’s competition has been extended to March 15. The IPF … Continue reading

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Terry & June, the sequel: His and Her MBEs

As it’s the pantomime season, Inside Croydon is proud to present a special Croydon-themed show, not featuring Gareth Gates and unlikely to be performed at the Fairfield Halls any time soon, but starring Croydon’s First Couple, Dudley and Margaret Mead … Continue reading

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Council leader promises X Factor winner civic reception

Tony Newman, the Labour leader of Croydon Council, has made a decision and managed to get it spot on. But it may yet be some time before X Factor winner Ben Haenow gets to perform to packed audiences in his … Continue reading

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Croydon choir celebrates centenary with Messiah concert

The Croydon Philharmonic Choir, 100 years old next month, is to celebrate its centenary with a performance of Handel’s Messiah at Fairfield Halls on Saturday December 6. The choir, 150-strong for the occasion, will be backed by the London Mozart … Continue reading

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Fairfield Halls needs to look to the future, not the past

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Politically inspired misinformation shared with  a residents’ meeting and ill-informed Twitter gossips threw into doubt  (again) the future of the Fairfield Halls last week. For ROD DAVIES, questions remain about the  Halls’ artistic programming Fairfield Halls needs professional … Continue reading

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Bavarian who has school and Minster singing from same page

The new organist and choirmaster at Croydon Minster and Whitgift School is a busy man in the weeks before Christmas. JASON COURT got to speak to him in between rehearsals There can’t be too many Bavarians in Croydon. Ronny Krippner … Continue reading

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‘This is the season of delivery for culture in Croydon’

Councillor TIMOTHY GODFREY, the council cabinet member for culture, responds publicly to concerns regarding the immediate future, and safety, of the Fairfield Halls Five months into the newly elected Labour council in Croydon and you begin to see the rewriting … Continue reading

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Godfrey dismisses Tory ‘scaremongering’ over Fairfield Halls

A Croydon council cabinet member has hit out at what has been described as deliberate scaremongering and “opposition for opposition’s sake” from a Conservative councillor, who last night announced to a community association annual meeting that the Fairfield Halls was … Continue reading

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