Category Archives: Dance

Younger Generation open auditions, Purley, Feb 26, Mar 26

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Troup is making a song and dance of its return to the Ashcroft

The Younger Generation Theatre Group is seeking new members to join its cast for its upcoming shows. YG couldn’t perform during the pandemic years and according to one of their organisers, “During that time a lot of our core cast … Continue reading

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Wallington 10-year-old is face of campaign to get us dancing

A 10-year-old from Wallington has been chosen as one of the faces of a national campaign, backed by some of the stars of BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing, to get the whole of the country dancing. Elijah Caraccio is one of … Continue reading

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There’s A Bit Of A Do going on in Croydon’s Front Room

There is going to be A Bit of A Do in Croydon later this month. Ahead of Croydon’s turn as London’s Borough of Culture (details of which we await with bated breath), the Drunken Chorus Theatre Company sets out its … Continue reading

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St Paul’s Jubilee Barn Dance, South Croydon, Oct 1

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Carnival returns to London Road with free festival of music

In its 11th year, Carnival returns  on London Road this Sunday, celebrating local communities and culture in what someone at the council has described as “Croydon’s summer of fun”. London Road will host the party from noon to 5pm on … Continue reading

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Mayor Perry has LOST the plot over latest Allders scheme

Hammerson and Westfield are back in town, only this time they’re offering a bit of artwashing in the disused Allders department store building. EXCLUSIVE by STEVEN DOWNES Fabien Riggall, the founder of Secret Cinema, today confirmed Inside Croydon’s report earlier … Continue reading

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Founder of Secret Cinema makes bid to move in to Allders

EXCLUSIVE: The old department store could be about to get a new lease of life with ‘immersive’ performances of movies such as Dirty Dancing, Blade Runner or Guardians of the Galaxy. By STEVEN DOWNES Fabien Riggall, the man who has … Continue reading

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Carshalton’s parks, ponds and pubs offer festival fresh hope

Acts, dates and venues have been released for the first Carshalton Festival, a week of arts and entertainment taking place at venues in and around the parks, ponds and pubs of Carshalton village. The Carshalton Festival runs from Monday, June … Continue reading

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Riesco Gallery reopens with all the colours of Kathakali

After a long closure, mostly due to the covid pandemic lockdown, the Riesco Gallery at the Museum of Croydon has reopened with Life Behind The Costume, an exhibition celebrating Kathakali, a form of drama through dance that originated in Kerala, … Continue reading

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A chance to cause Bedlam with Strictly Come Morris Dancing

An appeal has gone out for locals to sign up for a version of Strictly Come Dancing that has some same-sex couples and can sometimes make a deafening noise, and is promising to put on a grand show that’s all … Continue reading

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Stanley Halls has taken arts and crafts online during pandemic

MARY LITCHFIELD reports on how a South Norwood arts venue has managed to extend its reach of workshops over the past year At the Stanley Halls, the “new normal” has seen the South Norwood arts venue have to make significant … Continue reading

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Ofcom rejects 3,000 complaints over Croydon #BLM comedian

Ofcom has rejected thousands of complaints about Croydon comedian Nabil Abdulrashid and his routine in the final of Britain’s Got Talent earlier this month. In the televised final, Abdulrashid placed just outside the top three acts, with 13.9 per cent … Continue reading

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Reader offer: 10% off tickets for musical Eunice at Stanley Halls

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In Company’s musical theatre workshop, Oct 26-30

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Half-term musical theatre workshops, CYTO, Oct 26-30

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Council backs down over plans to license 15,000-people rave

Croydon Council has dropped its application for a licence to stage a rave, potentially with as many as 15,000 people, on Purley Way playing fields. The council had submitted the licence application to the local licensing body – Croydon Council … Continue reading

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Croydon Youth Theatre classes: Act, Sing, Dance and Tech

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Youth theatre brightens the gloom with amazing technicolour

CROYDON COMMENTARY: There are ways, safely, to break out of lockdown, as KIRSTIE SMITH, pictured right with her sons, discovered when they visited a local kids’ theatre One of the (many) things I’ve missed over these strange times is the … Continue reading

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Cherrystars’ little actors showcase their talents on screen

For nearly a decade Cherrystars have run their Saturday early years community performing arts classes at the BRIT School in Selhurst. But covid-19 has forced them to take their show from the stage… and using Genie-like magic, put it on … Continue reading

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Croydon Night of Dance sets a world’s first – with bells on

The Croydon Night of Dance will take place this year, despite the coronavirus pandemic, with the Morris groups and folk dancers taking to the streets virtually for “MorrisoVision” (geddit?), all in aid of Rotary charities. The event, being held on … Continue reading

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Virus sees council turn Fairfield into a £43m rehearsal space

Our arts correspondent, BELLA BARTOCK, reports on how the council has belatedly come up with a handful of measures to see the Fairfield Halls at least partially come out of its covid-induced ‘hibernation’ A month after the venue management laid … Continue reading

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Lily Pad Appeal’s Flower Fairy Ball, Braithwaite Hall, Mar 28

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Do you have the Wright stuff? CYTO’s seeking new members

JANE NICHOLL visited the Shoestring Theatre in South Norwood to discover a community arts group that has survived a decade of austerity, yet is thriving thanks to hard work and, in some part, the generosity of a former member The … Continue reading

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Street Dance classes, CYTO South Norwood, from Mar 5

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