Tag Archives: Fairfield Halls

Ambition Festival Family Zone, Queen’s Gardens, July 25-26

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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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Tenors Unlimited turn on the style at Ashcroft Theatre

The trio Tenors Unlimited will be performing their show Show the Suit Who’s Boss at the Ashcroft Theatre on Friday July 3. Scott Ciscon, Paul Martin and Jem Sharples will be performing crooner and pop favourites such as Volare, Can’t … 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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Carers’ Information Day, Arnhem Gallery, June 3

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Labour council spends £148,000 for one night of cycle racing

Austerity? Government grant cuts? Front-line council jobs under threat? On yer bike! Here in Croydon, under our flip-flopping Labour-lite council, we are spending nearly £150,000 of public cash for a couple of hours of sport next month. Croydon town centre … 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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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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Back to the future to find lessons from Croydon’s past

Architecture author JOHN GRINDROD re-views an old television documentary and sees some interesting warnings for the town’s regeneration Back in 1993, it’s fair to say that I had never given much thought to the architecture of my home town, Croydon. … Continue reading

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Elvery may have to go back to school to make things count

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Responding to the suggestion from Gavin Barwell that the council’s chief executive is considering staging three separate poll counts for next year’s General Election, ROD DAVIES provides this insight Few people have actually managed any part of an … Continue reading

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Newman goes big on promises on jobs, homes and investment

Is it mandatory to take large quantities of hallucinogenic drugs on assuming a senior position at Croydon Council or taking political office at the Town Hall? We only ask because it seems Tony Newman, the council leader, has been on … 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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