Category Archives: Stanley People’s Initiative

Stanley Halls accused of bullying as they kick out cinema club

BELLA BARTOCK, our arts correspondent, reports on the angry reaction to the abrupt closure of a volunteer-run movie group The community trust that runs the Stanley Halls in South Norwood has turned the lights off on the venue’s cinema club, … Continue reading

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Dis-Connected Croydon prepares to fritter away another £1.6m

Dis-Connected Croydon, that multi-million-pound scheme which has already left a trail of uneven paving, narrowed or closed cycle lanes and park benches conveniently placed near to open-all-hours off licences around the borough, is about to find more ways of spending … Continue reading

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Old Haunts, MR James’s ghostly tales, Stanley Halls, Nov 11

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Crafternoon Tea at Coffee Craft, Stanley Halls, Aug 9

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The Singular Exploits of Sherlock Holmes, June 26

Celebrating one of South Norwood’s most famous residents, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and his creation, Sherlock Holmes, the Stanley People’s Initiative is staging The Singular Exploits of Sherlock Holmes by the Don’t Go Into The Cellar theatre company, at Stanley … Continue reading

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Free Yoga lessons at Stanley Halls, beginning Sat Apr 18

Stanley Halls in South Norwood is offering free Yoga classes, starting this Saturday, April 18, at 11am. The free Yoga classes will be held on the third Saturday of the month, initially for three months, beginning this weekend. There is … Continue reading

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Classic movies to get free screening at Stanley Halls

The Stanley Halls Film Club is to screen two movie classics in the next week – absolutely free for members. David Lynch’s Mullholland Drive screens this Wednesday (March 4), and the Spencer Tracy thriller, Bad Day at Black Rock, is … Continue reading

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Dekker features in Norwood and Thornton Heath film festival

JANET SMITH, from the Save the David Lean Cinema Campaign, is looking forward to next week’s South Norwood and Thornton Heath Free Film Festival The inaugural South Norwood and Thornton Heath Free Film Festival begins on Saturday. This is part … Continue reading

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Stanley Halls books its place as part of English heritage

The transfer of Stanley Halls to a local community group in South Norwood has been included as a case study in English Heritage’s latest edition of Pillars of the Community. Stanley Halls is one of just two examples of “asset … Continue reading

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Johnny Moped does another lap at Stanley Tech: July 8

The Save the David Lean Cinema Campaign is to screen Basically Johnny Moped at the South Norwood Arts Festival on July 8. The film is highly recommended.

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Residents’ group granted charity status to run Stanley Halls

South Norwood’s historic Stanley Halls has taken a massive step towards its ultimate move to full opening. After years of work from local volunteers,  the Charity Commission has granted the Stanley People’s Initiative (SPI) charitable status. This means that the … Continue reading

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Stanley Halls’ opening Knightly plays to a packed audience

CAROL CLAPPERTON reports on the latest milestone for the regeneration of a local treasure Another milestone for Stanley Halls on Wednesday night: the first professional music concert in goodness knows how many years. Folk singer Steve Knightley took to the … Continue reading

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Steve Reed MP: Regeneration needed beyond the town centre

In his exclusive column for Inside Croydon, STEVE REED reports on how community groups are essential to ensure proper and sustainable regeneration in their neighbourhoods People for Portland Road, a community organisation in South Norwood, organised a public meeting last Saturday to … Continue reading

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Living history exhibit on display at Stanley Halls: Dec 4

The Lives of Stanley Halls: Theatricals, Community and Entertainment, a touring exhibition, has its special introductory night at the South Norwood venue tomorrow night, December 4. The exhibition has been organised by the Stanley People’s Initiative and funded by the … Continue reading

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The Lives of Stanley Halls community entertainment: Dec 4

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Stanley Halls group celebrates “winning” the Lottery – twice

The Stanley People’s Initiative has received more than £18,000 in grants from the Heritage Lottery Fund to assist in establishing the long-term future of Stanley Halls in South Norwood. The Stanley People’s Initiative is a group of local people committed … Continue reading

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Steve Knightly announced as opening act for Stanley Halls

Stanley Halls’ first major public performance since the historic venue was taken over by a local community group has been announced for February 5, featuring Steve Knightly, whose group Show of Hands has been described by Peter Gabriel as “one … Continue reading

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Stanley Lives – open day in South Norwood: Oct 12

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Stanley Halls community group wins £9,000 from Heritage fund

The Stanley People’s Initiative, the local residents’ group which has taken community asset transfer of Stanley Halls from Croydon Council, has become one of the first groups in the country to receive a Heritage Lottery Fund “Sharing Heritage” grant. SPI … Continue reading

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