It’s a case of Night and Day at Screen25’s comedy shows

Not content with staging live music linked to their screenings, Screen25, South Norwood’s community cinema, has now announced plans to stage live comedians.

Kevin Day: coming live to a cinema screening near you

Well, Kevin Day.

Boom! Tish! (We’re here all week…).

Day, the funniest thing to come out of Selhurst Park for a very long time (with the exception of Christian Benteke), is the star turn at Harris Academy South Norwood on January 11, part of the Croydon Comedy Festival, when he is the warm-up act for Joel McCrea and Veronica Lake in a screening of the 1940s movie Sullivan’s Travels.

Screen25 – which offers a special £2 discount on tickets for subscribers to Inside Croydon – has now made tickets available for all its screenings through to mid-January, including one or two additional shows for this month. Continue reading

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Monks Orchard Primary Christmas Fair, Shirley, Nov 24

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Croydon High Narnia Winter Fair, Selsdon, Dec 8

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Waddon Christmas Fair, St George’s Barrow Road, Nov 17

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Hundreds march through South Norwood to support Grenfell

Down South Norwood High Street they marched, in silent solidarity with the victims of the Grenfell fire. The Albion hasn’t seen a crowd like it for years

More than 300 people, plus TV crews and newspaper reporters, turned out in South Norwood last night to show solidarity with Grenfell and reject racism. But who was the only one to talk to the reporter from The Sun?
KEN TOWL reports, main photo by CHRISTOPHER HOPE-FITCH

“It was that fucking video,” says Ian Bone, de facto head of the South Norwood Tourist Board, when I ask him why he decided to organise a silent march in solidarity with the survivors of the Grenfell Tower Fire.

The SNTB has, until now, confined themselves to activities which border on the surreal, producing, for example, T-shirts with the logo “Don’t Fuck with the Tourist Board”, campaigning to have a local lake named after Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (the creator of Sherlock Holmes had lived in South Norwood once), and organising magical mystery tours around the neighbourhood. Continue reading

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After 50 years, Crystal Palace gets its Picture Palace back

Half a century after it closed, Crystal Palace’s cinema has re-opened, following a £3m makeover. RICHARD WEEKES took a look inside

After a £3m spruce up, the Everyman at Crystal Palace looks better than ever

The Everyman Crystal Palace opened its doors for the first time on Tuesday night, treating scores of invited guests to a sneak preview of what they describe as the “boutique cinema experience”.

There’s plenty to pique your fancy, long before you get to the cinema listings: items on offer include padron peppers, humus and flatbread, or maybe something meaty from the Spielburger (sic) Menu, all washed down with Viña Torcida Rioja. Try ordering that at your local multiplex.

The return of the movies to Crystal Palace for the first time in 50 years represents a triumph for the Picture Palace Campaign, a community group which fought hard for decades to prevent the site on Church Road — which housed the Rialto until 1968 — from being sold off for any use other than cinema. Continue reading

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Bronze dancers to take centre stage at Selsdon auction

Some of the items up for auction at Farleigh Court last this month

Television antiques expert Catherine Southon is staging another auction of art works in Selsdon later this month, including a collection of 11 works by the noted Australian sculptor Tom Merrifield.

Estimates for the Merrifield auction items range from £120 to £700. Continue reading

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