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Record seven screenings in October at David Lean Cinema

The Save the David Lean Cinema Campaign will be screening seven films at the David Lean in October – a record number since the arthouse cinema was re-opened in March. One innovation in the diverse, international programme is a trail … 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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More absurdity coming to Croydon – this time on film

The film-makers assured everyone that it really was Michael Fassbender under the Frank Sidebottom mask in Frank. Regulars at screenings at the David Lean Cinema will be able to form their own opinions next month, when the acclaimed, absurd and … Continue reading

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Civil war, cycling and Calvary head David Lean’s July line-up

Following a month that included sell-out screenings of 20 Feet from Stardom and The Lunchbox, the Save the David Lean Cinema Campaign has announced a July programme of six films at the cinema. At a time of year associated with … Continue reading

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Pearson gets under the skin with Q&A at David Lean Cinema

The June season of (mainly) Thursday screenings at the David Lean Cinema in the Clocktower arts complex includes a special Question and Answer session next week with Adam Pearson following Under The Skin. Croydon-based Pearson was born with neurofibromatosis, a condition … Continue reading

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Time to rebuild cultural wasteland created by Croydon Tories

VOTE 2014: TIMOTHY GODFREY, Croydon Labour’s arts and culture spokesman, says that encouraging culture, instead of axing its funding, is possible and can be done Art and culture have a civilising influence on us all. They bring people together, they … Continue reading

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Summer season that offers songs, ghost stories and murder

BELLA BARTOCK found herself stalking a stalker at the beginning of the Spread Eagle Theatre’s summer season He seemed like such a nice boy at first. Quiet, polite, attentive. And loaded, too, after that big win on the Lottery. We … Continue reading

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Let’s make our libraries the cornerstones of our communities

VOTE 2014: TIMOTHY GODFREY, spokesman on arts and culture for the local Labour group, outlines his party’s policy for the borough’s marginalised and privatised public library service Something has gone terribly wrong at Croydon libraries. When the then Labour Council … Continue reading

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Oscar-winners headline David Lean Cinema’s screenings

As the David Lean Cinema heads into its second month of regular screenings by the group which campaigned for its re-opening, PHILIP HOWARD, the programmer, previews the coming month’s films In May, we will be screening the films which between … Continue reading

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David Lean Cinema re-opening is a people’s authentic triumph

STEVEN DOWNES was delighted to return to the Clock Tower’s arthouse cinema when it welcomed home Johnny Moped last month The David Lean Cinema is re-opened. Please note, Madam Mayor. It is re-opened. Not “opened”. The fizzy stuff was flowing … Continue reading

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Bashford blames council official for £20,000 taps fiasco

So, who is responsible for decisions taken by Croydon’s Conservative-run council? Not senior councillors, if a recent “Nuffink to do wiv me, guv” email from Sara “Book Token” Bashford, the £43,339 per year part-time Tory cabinet member, is anything to … Continue reading

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David Lean Cinema re-opening night is sold out within hours

So much for Croydon Council’s claims, made when they closed the David Lean Cinema three years ago, that there’s no demand for an art house cinema in the borough. Seats for the re-opening night of the David Lean Cinema on … Continue reading

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Council forced to re-open David Lean Cinema after three years

Tickets for the first public screenings at the David Lean Cinema at the Clocktower in nearly three years go on sale tomorrow morning – a victory for the “little people”, and Ronnie Corbett. The David Lean Cinema will be re-opened … Continue reading

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Requiem has sounded for Mozart Players’ Croydon future

Turtle’s. The Mela. Nestle. The Warehouse Theatre. The Riesco Collection. Allders. The David Lean Cinema. Next, the London Mozart Players? It is looking increasingly likely that the London Mozart Players will soon be added to the litany of Croydon institutions that … Continue reading

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Mr Pooter is coming to Croydon in 2014 and a pub near you

“This is the diary of me, Charles Pooter. Social ladder climber. Technically middle-class, according to recently completed internet survey.” Mr Pooter is coming to Croydon, the central character is another production at the Spread Eagle Theatre, being performed on February … Continue reading

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