Tag Archives: Fairfield Halls

Same old same old that adds up to good business for someone

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Industry awards have a reputation for self-congratulatory bun-fights. At £120 a ticket at this year’s Croydon event, DAVID CALLAM’s happy to give it a miss. He’s seen it all before, anyway It’s that time again. The Croydon Business … Continue reading

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Croydon Basslift, Arnhem Gallery, Apr 12

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Ghost Town – The Hauntology of Croydon: Apr 5-May 2

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Verdi’s Requiem, Fairfield Halls, Mar 29

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Not a dry seat in the house after five hours of Ken Dodd

The Ashcroft Theatre staged one of the great performers of the last 50 years last week. It was just that he seemed to include a half-century’s material in his act, as our veteran showbiz correspondent BELLA BARTOCK reports What do … Continue reading

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De-selected Pollard quickly finds Fairfield ward an easy Fitze

Congratulations to the Pollard family, who had to go barely 24 hours facing the horrible prospect of living like ordinary, hard-working Croydon residents and no longer receiving their annual “allowances” total of £67,354 for their part-time roles as Croydon councillors. … Continue reading

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Laura Cantrell makes the Arnhem Gallery bloom again

ANDREW LENG reviews a night of alternative country at the Fairfield Halls It was St Valentine’s Day and my wife was expecting a cosy night in with a nice bottle of wine, some decent food and romantic company from yours … Continue reading

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Charity Commission report confirms block on council takeover

The Charity Commission, the official body responsible for supervising the management and running of the nation’s charities, has today published a report into the trust which runs the Fairfield Halls following an investigation instigated after seeing reports on Inside Croydon … Continue reading

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Advisors reject Taberner redevelopment as ‘Eastern Bloc’

Croydon Council not only wants to bulldoze through Queen’s Gardens, but it is already bulldozing through its own planning policies to do so, as it conspires with its billionaire builder partners to make more than £100 million from building on … Continue reading

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Steel’s fond of his dirty old town. At least it’s not Swanley

BELLA BARTOCK, our arts correspondent, has been out on the town again, and found herself rolling in the aisles at the Ashcroft Theatre. But she picked herself up and dusted herself off just in time for comedian Mark Steel to … Continue reading

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Storm warning at Altitude 25 as ‘lethal’ metal falls from tower

Croydon’s tallest tower block needed the police and the fire brigade to be called out overnight, to secure loose metal fittings outside the unsold penthouse flat at Altitude 25. With further storms and high winds forecast for the coming days, contractors were … Continue reading

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Croydon Arts Network – initial meeting: Sat Feb 15

Following last autumn’s Croydon Arts Debate chaired by Lord Harries, a further meeting is being held at Croydon Conference Centre on Surrey Street on Saturday, February 15 at 3pm to establish an independent body which can co-ordinate activity across the … 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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Mozart Players’ cut-backs forces managing director to leave

A further signal of how Croydon Council’s mishandling of the arts is having a detrimental impact on the whole of the local cultural scene - even among those organisations which benefit from the backing of the Town Hall Establishment - came through today … Continue reading

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“Dog-gate”: Councillor bites back to get £75 fine refunded

Roy Barnes, who was fined £75 by the council’s bounty hunter contractors when walking his dog through Queen’s Gardens, is to get all his money back thanks to an intervention by local councillor Karen Jewitt. Queen’s Gardens is the public … Continue reading

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