Category Archives: Dance

Thornton Heath Festival, music and carnival, Sep 3

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Builder’s Arms new landlord gets ready for Night of Dance

The new landlord of the Builder’s Arms is gearing himself up for something the like of which he has never experienced before. The Croydon Night of Dance takes place this Tuesday, August 15, when nine Morris sides – bands of … Continue reading

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Security costs force free festival organisers to appeal for help

Additional security measures following the terror attacks in Manchester and at London Bridge earlier this year saw the Crystal Palace Overground Festival overspend its budgets by £8,000. Now the organisers are appealing for public help to pay off its staging … Continue reading

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Park’s Pirates are a magical delight around the bandstand

Our arts correspondent BELLA BARTOCK got all hot and bothered on a cool summer evening by some of the racier performances at CODA’s outstanding production of Pirates of Penzance Such fun! I was saying only the other day over coffee … Continue reading

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£240,000 Arts Council grant sees return of Mela to Croydon

The Mela is to return to Croydon later this summer, thanks to a £240,000 grant from the Arts Council. Seven years after the last Croydon Mela in Lloyd Park – axed by the then Tory-run council in a first wave … Continue reading

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There will be jangle bells in Addiscombe for the Night of Dance

This year’s Croydon Night of Dance, a gathering of Morris dance groups, clogs, sticks and jangling bells from across south London, Surrey and Kent, will take place in Addiscombe on Tuesday, August 15. Based around The Builder’s Arms on Leslie … Continue reading

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Oh yes he is… Jonny gets an Awsum role in Croydon panto

Jonny Awsum, the Croydon comic who made it to the semi-finals of ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent this year, has landed a leading role in the pantomime, Jack and The Beanstalk, which is being staged at the Waddon Leisure Centre in … Continue reading

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