Category Archives: Fairfield Halls

After £41m+ spend: art centre has no gallery space for art

An arts society formed in the borough 150 years ago faces an uncertain future as it has emerged that after spending more than £41m on refurbishing the Fairfield Halls, in a display of incompetence stunning even by Croydon’s usual standards, … Continue reading

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Brennan and FitzRoy rock up to support Jones’ campaign

Ageing rocker WALTER CRONXITE reports on how one Croydon South election candidate is adding a bit of art to the campaign Two Labour musicians are coming to support Labour’s Sarah Jones’ re-election campaign on Sunday. This Croydon version of the … Continue reading

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160 voices sing Verdi’s Requiem at Croydon’s People’s Palace: with Elton John in the toilets and ‘limited nibbles’ for £15

The Croydon Philharmonic Choir made its long-awaited return to the refurbished Fairfield Halls last night. And so, too, did KEN TOWL When a Croydon re-opening commands the presence of the Mayor of London himself, you know something big is happening. … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Ashcroft Theatre, Croydon Philharmonic Choir, Fairfield Halls, Ken Towl, London Mozart Players, Music, Savvy Theatre, Savvy Theatre Company, Talawa Theatre Company | Tagged , , | 8 Comments

Now council refuses FoIs over Fairfield Halls’ £41m costs

Croydon Council, which Tony Newman once promised would, under Labour, become the most open and transparent in the borough’s history, has started to block Freedom of Information requests from Council Tax-payers who want to know where the £41million of their … Continue reading

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Exclusive competition: Win tickets for Verdi at Fairfield Halls

Inside Croydon is delighted to be able to offer our latest great prize for our loyal readers – two pairs of tickets for the Croydon Philharmonic Choir and London Mozart Players’ performance of Verdi’s Requiem, to be staged at the … Continue reading

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Verdi’s Requiem, Croydon Philharmonic Choir, Oct 26

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Banksy warns: do not trade with this Croydon art dealer

When Bansky’s largest ever art installation was unveiled on Church Street earlier this month, one of the first to appear on the scene to try to claim some undeserved credit for the street artist’s appearance in Croydon was the council … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Croydon Council, Fairfield Halls, Jo Negrini, Rise Gallery, Surrey Street, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments