Category Archives: Fairfield Halls

Fairfield Halls makes a Savvy move over community theatre

BELLA BARTOCK, our arts correspondent, on an announcement today which suggests a greater community involvement in theatre productions once the Fairfield Halls re-opens Sutton’s loss appears to be Croydon’s gain, after it was announced this morning that the Savvy Theatre … Continue reading

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Delayed Fairfield Halls now won’t fully open until March 2019

A cabinet report ahead of Monday night’s meeting has revealed that the Fairfield Halls now won’t be ready to open fully until the end of March 2019 – a full nine months later than promised. The Halls closed for a … Continue reading

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Fairfield Halls scheme unravelling under untried Brick by Brick

CROYDON COMMENTARY: There’s numerous fundamental and obvious flaws in the thinking and execution of the council’s private housing company, Brick by Brick, according to MICHAEL HOPKINS You are whistling in the wind if you think Brick by Brick is going … Continue reading

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New Fairfield Halls chief finds time to chair business group

Croydon BID, the town centre business group, has appointed Neil Chandler, recently hired as the venue director of the Fairfield Halls, as its new chairman. That could be bad news for the Fairfield Halls, which was supposed to re-open after … Continue reading

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Newman snubbed by Mayor over Borough of Culture bid

WALTER CRONXITE on a rebuff for Croydon’s half-arsed artistic efforts So, it seems that the Mayor of London doesn’t reckon much of council leader Tony Newman’s notion of what passes for culture in Croydon. Indeed, Sadiq Khan appears to share … Continue reading

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Newman: Fairfield Halls won’t be ready to open until 2019

Fairfield Halls will not re-open until 2019, Tony Newman, the leader of the council, announced in a somewhat off-hand matter last night. The prestigious arts complex was supposed to be ready for a grand re-opening in July 2018. But now, … Continue reading

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Council admits Fairfield Halls refurb is at least six months late

Croydon Council today admitted that its £30million refurbishment project at the Fairfield Halls is running at least six months over schedule. It means that any further delays could jeopardise the flagship venue’s part in plans for Croydon to be London’s … Continue reading

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