Category Archives: Music

The Three Little Pigs musical, Stanley Halls, July 10

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Warlingham Beer Bands and BBQ, Hamsey Green, Jun 26

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Celeb-backed charity seeking help from local businesses

CLARA MURRAY reports from the launch of a celebrity-backed skills and employability programme for disadvantaged youngsters The Music Relief Foundation has been working with young people in the borough for 10 years from its Thornton Heath base, and today they … Continue reading

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Month-long music festival aims to ‘reboot the Rusty Laptop’

A month-long festival of music, featuring acts from Dizzee Rascal to Supergrass to the English National Opera performing Tosca, and all taking place on a floating stage, has been announced today as the Crystal Palace Bowl seeks to re-establish itself … Continue reading

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The Miller’s tale of Mendelssohn’s visit and a lifetime of music

Croydon’s Parish Church in the early 19th century attracted some of the finest musical talents of the time, thanks to the role played by one influential parishioner, writes DAVID MORGAN On June 17, 1832, Felix Mendelssohn wrote in his diary: … Continue reading

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Trinity music teacher ready to lead a big band at Abbey Road

For more than 30 years, the Len Phillips Big Band have been entertaining lovers of swing music across the country and around the world. Later this month, they are to perform the first big band live stream direct from Abbey … Continue reading

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Take a Beau! New director named for Purley Festival’s return

After a five-year break, the Purley Festival is to return in 2022. Fiona Lipscombe, one of the directors of the Festival, made the announcement this week as she handed the baton over to local businessman Beau Williams. “It is with … Continue reading

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Despite all the walking and talking, every day is like Sunday

CROYDON COMMENTARY: ‘Every day is silent and grey…’. Lockdown has stirred memories of songs and sitcoms for RICHARD PACITTI (right) During the coronavirus restrictions, a friend sent me an email with the heading No Particular Place To Go, a light-hearted … Continue reading

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Trinity’s Christmas song raises thousands for the homeless

Richard Holdsworth, the music master at Trinity School, has written and performed, together with pupils, a special Christmas charity record which has raised thousands of pounds for the homeless. Almost Christmas, was released via crowdfunding sites and YouTube over the … Continue reading

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Handel Halved, St Peter’s Church, South Croydon, Dec 11

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Alchemy music venue ‘in imminent danger’, says Trust

Alchemy, the Jamaican bar and restaurant on St George’s Walk in the town centre, is in imminent danger of permanent closure because of lost business due to the covid-19 lockdowns, according to the Music Venue Trust. The Music Venue Trust … Continue reading

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Drawing from Darkness, Upper Norwood Library, Nov 28

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Eunice! The Musical brings some horse play to Stanley Halls

The show must go on at Stanley Halls, with a new, socially distanced Christmas musical coming to South Norwood. Eunice! The Musical promises a heartwarming journey of discovery with lots of seasonal theatre experiences. Capacity at the venue is limited … 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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BBC radio is returning to capture the music of Croydon Minster

DAVID MORGAN on the latest very public endorsement of the quality of the choir and music at Croydon Minster It seems like a lifetime ago now, what with everything that has happened since, but it is 10 months since the … Continue reading

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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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Museum takes dub-step to celebrate London’s reggae roots

The Museum of London has announced that a display – Dub London: Bassline of a City –  which was delayed due to covid-19, will now open on October 2. The free display will celebrate dub reggae music and culture in … Continue reading

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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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Singing Proud, West End Black Voices, Stanley Halls, Sep 10

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Comedian Brigstocke added to Crystal Palace Festival line-up

With just two weeks to go, the Crystal Palace Festival has announced its special guest acts for the live-streamed show from Upper Norwood Library. Top-flight comedians Marcus Brigstocke and Rob Deering have been added to the roster of performers who … 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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