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Ambition Festival Family Zone, Queen’s Gardens, July 25-26

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Palace offers youngsters sporting chance with One Goal

Crystal Palace Football Club has teamed up with London & Quadrant Housing Association to take part in a project called One Goal, which is offering free sport and arts activities over the summer holidays, as well as the possibility of … Continue reading

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Thornton Heath Arts Week, July 18-25

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Trash, ballet and vice: David Lean Cinema’s exotic April mix

As the Save the David Lean Campaign prepares to mark the first anniversary of its re-opening of the Clocktower’s art-house cinema, their April programme, announced today, continues the pattern of innovation – with The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel being … Continue reading

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Sunset Boulevard, free screening, Stanley Halls, Feb 26

Screening at Stanley Halls this Thursday, February 26.

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Stanley Halls stages Invention Theatre Festival, Feb 13

Nine theatre-makers are coming together at Stanley Halls next month to produce one surprising night of theatre in south London’s new performance space. From 7.45pm on Friday, February 13, Stanley Halls are being opened up to performers from various disciplines … Continue reading

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Soul Symphony Community Choir taster session, Feb 3

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Fairfield Halls needs to look to the future, not the past

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Politically inspired misinformation shared with  a residents’ meeting and ill-informed Twitter gossips threw into doubt  (again) the future of the Fairfield Halls last week. For ROD DAVIES, questions remain about the  Halls’ artistic programming Fairfield Halls needs professional … Continue reading

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Spread Eagle Theatre is tuned in for the light programme

BELLA BARTOCK, our resident culture vulture, got out her rouge and party frock to enjoy another evening at the Spread Eagle Theatre, which is celebrating its first birthday As I make my way past East Croydon Station, taking great care … Continue reading

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Win tickets for the opening show of Spread Eagle’s new season

Inside Croydon, together with the Spread Eagle Theatre on Croydon High Street, are delighted to present another terrific offer for our loyal reader. To mark the start of the theatre’s autumn season of productions, which open next Tuesday with Tell … Continue reading

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Fragile feelings are pub theatre’s latest acclaimed offering

The Spread Eagle Theatre’s summer season comes to a close this week with a production of an acclaimed, but also disturbing, new play, Fragile. The Katharine Street pub theatre’s partner company, Birmingham’s Old Joint Stock Theatre, presents Geoff Thompson’s chilling … Continue reading

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Civil war, cycling and Calvary head David Lean’s July line-up

Following a month that included sell-out screenings of 20 Feet from Stardom and The Lunchbox, the Save the David Lean Cinema Campaign has announced a July programme of six films at the cinema. At a time of year associated with … Continue reading

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Mrs McMoon and Signor Baffo charm Stanley Halls’ audiences

Children’s theatre is coming to Stanley Halls on Saturday May 17. Two professional theatre productions, Mrs McMoon (at 11.30am) and Signor Baffo (2pm) are being staged at the re-opened Norwood venue. Mrs McMoon is suitable for ages 3 to 6, … Continue reading

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David Lean Cinema re-opening night is sold out within hours

So much for Croydon Council’s claims, made when they closed the David Lean Cinema three years ago, that there’s no demand for an art house cinema in the borough. Seats for the re-opening night of the David Lean Cinema on … Continue reading

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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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St Gertrude’s theatre makes an attack on War drama

This month sees the premier of a play written by South Croydon writer Jim de Paula Hanika when the complete with special effects, songs from the era and original film footage from World War 2. Built around a central love … Continue reading

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BuskAid fund-raising concert: Sun Mar 2

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Croydon Arts Network – initial meeting: Sat Feb 15

Following last autumn’s Croydon Arts Debate chaired by Lord Harries, a further meeting is being held at Croydon Conference Centre on Surrey Street on Saturday, February 15 at 3pm to establish an independent body which can co-ordinate activity across the … Continue reading

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Mr Pooter is coming to Croydon in 2014 and a pub near you

“This is the diary of me, Charles Pooter. Social ladder climber. Technically middle-class, according to recently completed internet survey.” Mr Pooter is coming to Croydon, the central character is another production at the Spread Eagle Theatre, being performed on February … Continue reading

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Local arts cuts: “It isn’t about money, it’s about pride”

Croydon’s internationally renowned Warehouse Theatre closed last year when the local council withdrew its modest subsidy. Its historic building was recently demolished. Here, actor SAMUEL WEST explains why theatre matters Where does theatre belong in a healthy society? It’s one … Continue reading

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Creative writing event, Purley Library: Fri Aug 30

Purley Library is holding a creative writing group for adults this Friday, August 30, from 10.30am. The guest speaker will be the poet and author, Jacqueline Ewers. The informal creative writing group will offer ideas and try exercises that explore … Continue reading

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Conductor Alwyn unveils blue plaque to Croydon composer

A year-long festival to commemorate Samuel Coleridge-Taylor ended on Sunday with the unveiling of a blue plaque at 6 St Leonards Road, the house where he died on September 1 1912. Those attending the ceremony included members of the Dashwood … Continue reading

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