Category Archives: Comedy

New Pauline Quirke academy opens its doors this Saturday

Kids aged from six to 18 have their big chance to take to the stage this Saturday, with a free open day at a new performing arts academy in West Croydon. Birds of a Feather and Broadchurch actress Pauline Quirke … Continue reading

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Freedom! Are Crystal Palace residents ready for breakaway?

The week-long Crystal Palace Festival gets underway tomorrow with a weekend of music and dance in the park. But because of the local borough geography, the organisers and other groups have to deal with five, even six, local authorities, which … Continue reading

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Organisers in appeal for volunteers for Crystal Palace Festival

Next month’s Crystal Palace Festival is recruiting volunteers. “We’re only as good as our volunteers, and we invite people from all walks of life to contribute their time and skills to make Crystal Palace Festival the best community festival in … Continue reading

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Croydon Has Talent 2019, live show May 17

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Sunbed shop soap saga Bronzed is getting golden reviews

Stand-by for the latest YouTube sensation, starring a local actress who has co-written Bronzed, a comedy-drama set in a Croydon sunbed shop. Katherine Hurley was inspired to make Bronzed after working in South Croydon pub The Folly back in 2005. … Continue reading

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St John’s Has Talent, Sylvan Road Upper Norwood, Jan 12

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Pantomime spirit is alive and well in Coulsdon. Oh yes it is!

As the Fairfield Halls approaches a third ‘dark’ Christmas, for the first time in living memory, there is no ‘Croydon Pantomime’ this year. Except, as our intrepid arts correspondent BELLA BARTOCK discovered this week, there are community drama groups keeping … Continue reading

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