Category Archives: Fairfield Halls

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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Local firm to unveil new job-matching programme at fair

A unique new internet job match-making programme developed by 3D Change, a Croydon regeneration business, makes its debut at the South London Jobs Fair being staged at the Fairfield Halls tomorrow. Launch for Jobs has been designed and built to … Continue reading

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Jobs Fair brokers partnerships with housing associations

A partnership between Britain’s biggest housing associations and Croydon businesses will be launched at the Fairfield Halls next Tuesday, with the ambition of creating hundreds of jobs. Visitors to the South London Jobs Fair on October 21 will be able … Continue reading

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A celebration of Maya Angelou, Fairfield Halls, Oct 18

The Write Thing & Fairweather Productions presents IN CELEBRATION OF OUR CULTURE A Black History Month Event Hosted by Juliet Alexander BBC A Special Tribute To The Inspirational Dr MAYA ANGELOU in Song, Dance, Film, Laugher & Spoken Word,

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Ikenobo floral art exhibit, Fairfield Halls, Oct 11

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Newman goes missing at the making of piece of black history

WALTER CRONXITE, our man in the Town Hall chamber with a Yorkie bar and half-finished crossword from that day’s Metro sticking out of his jacket pocket, reports on Monday’s council meeting, where all promises of doing civic business in a … Continue reading

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The Commitment: a new work at the Warehouse Theatre?

Ted Craig, the director of the Warehouse Theatre at East Croydon which was forced to close two years ago, has warmly welcomed the news, reported by Inside Croydon, that Ruskin Square developers Stanhope are keen to stand by their pledge … Continue reading

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Building a new Croydon won’t be boring, promises Negrini

Jo Negrini, Croydon Council’s head of planning, this week rejected earlier schemes – drawn up by the previous Conservative council – for Fairfield Halls to be virtually surrounded by high-rise housing as “really, really boring”. Instead, Negrini told hundreds of … Continue reading

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Ruskin Square could include theatre if council refunds £3m

Croydon could get a purpose-built, modern 200-seat studio theatre to replace the much-lamented Warehouse Theatre, provided that the council re-allocates a £3 million grant originally intended for the purpose by private developers Stanhope. The news comes as the now Labour-run … Continue reading

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Get the keys to Fisher’s Folly and No 10 with Open House

Croydon, quite rightly, is taking its place alongside the majority of the capital’s boroughs, throwing open the doors of a number of public buildings for Open House London weekend on September 20-21, a free event which enables people to take … Continue reading

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Izzy! Wizzy! It’s not just Town Hall that has sock puppets

We gave our arts correspondent BELLA BARTOCK a second class rail ticket to Tunbridge Wells to see The Sooty Show before it arrives at the Fairfield Halls next month Children’s entertainment built around scatological remarks, gratuitous violence and spraying the audience … Continue reading

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