Category Archives: Theatre

£180m Fairfield operator contract is called-in for scrutiny

Fifteen Conservative councillors signed official forms to call-in the decision to award the operator contract for the Fairfield Halls, a move which some fear might delay the appointment process, and others have described as petty political point-scoring. The matter will … Continue reading

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Croydon Tories are playing with Fairfield Halls’ future

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Although they already know the identity of the winning bidder to run the Fairfield Halls following a council-run competitive tendering process, Croydon Conservatives yesterday moved to call-in the decision to the scrutiny committee, potentially delaying the appointment. TIMOTHY … Continue reading

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Dorset venue operator to be given £180m Fairfield contract

A social enterprise company which manages the Bournemouth International Centre on the south coast is set to be announced as the new operator for Croydon’s Fairfield Halls later this week. A council report revealed that the deal, which could last … Continue reading

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South Norwood Community Festival is seeking volunteers

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Amy Johnson play ready to take off again at the Spread Eagle

A one-woman show about aviator Amy Johnson will get a second run at The Spread Eagle Theatre during the Croydon Heritage Festival in June. Amy Johnson: Last Flight Out was performed by Jenny Lockyer at last month’s Croydonites theatre festival. … Continue reading

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Council to name new operator for Fairfield Halls next week

Croydon Council has awarded a contract worth as much as £180million for an operator to run the Fairfield Halls arts complex for up to 15 years, but cannot name the successful bidder until next Friday in case of any legal … Continue reading

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Lloyd Webber charity’s 25th anniversary grant to BRIT School

The BRIT School has just been handed more than 200,000 reasons extra to celebrate its 25th anniversary. September will mark 25 years since the arts, music, dance and drama specialist school opened its doors in Thornton Heath, and a grant … Continue reading

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