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Nike swoosh in with somewhere to ‘Just Do It’ in Croydon

Community groups Gloves Not Gunz, Croydon FM and the Brit School, plus patties from Marjays, have all played a part in the opening of the sports brand’s new store, reports CHERYL FERGUS-FERRELL Since the flagship NikeTown store arrived at Oxford … Continue reading

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Aladdin promises a magic carpet ride at the Ashcroft Theatre

EastEnders and Holby City star Davood Ghadami and children’s TV favourite and former BRIT School pupil Kiera-Nicole Brennan head the cast announced this week for the biggest show of the year at the Fairfield Halls – the panto, which for … Continue reading

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Another record for the Brit School: a Faiths Together visit

CROYDON COMMENTARY by JOHN WOODHOUSE A group from Faiths Together in Croydon was invited to the Brit School last week to speak about faith in our lives. The Brit School is known around the world as an outstanding Croydon school … Continue reading

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Common Ground series, The Brit School, Jan 22-Feb 7

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BRIT School is going live with town centre dance and drama

The BRIT School will be providing the entertainment for town centre shoppers with a series of pop performances this month. BRIT Presents begins later this month, a programme of outdoor showcases in public spaces, which will run through to Christmas … Continue reading

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BRIT School community play auditions, Mar 16 and Mar 19

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‘I wish I could have gone to the BRIT School’ says Cowell

Simon Cowell took time-off from X Factor yesterday to pay a flying visit to the BRIT School in Croydon. “The second I pulled up I thought, ‘Why didn’t I go to a school like this?’ I would have loved it, … Continue reading

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Smoking Is Good For You, Spread Eagle Theatre, Jun 30-Jul 1

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Brit School workshop auditions, July 8-10

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Future Tech City event at BRIT School: Nov 30

All three of Croydon’s MPs are backing Future Tech City, the borough’s largest tech education event, being staged next month in an effort to help the borough’s schools keep pace with the dizzying pace of developments in one of the … Continue reading

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Football event gives a kick to community spirit

Community spirit was alive and kicking last Friday as young people and adults took part in a Community Games football tournament staged at the BRIT School. One wag asked, with the event entitled “Leaders of Tomorrow”, what a Conservative MP, … Continue reading

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Kick off the weekend with Community Games at the BRIT

Leaders of Tomorrow is a Community Games event being staged at the BRIT School in Selhurst this Friday, organised by local volunteers with help from the Crystal Palace FC Foundation, South London YMCA and the local anti-street crime charity, Lives … Continue reading

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Pollard makes a false dubstep at London’s New Year parade

The secrecy, half-truths and bogusness of so much of what Croydon Council is about was extended even to the float at the Mayor of London’s New Year’s Day Parade last month. Alongside similar floats from the other London boroughs, Croydon’s … Continue reading

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Gong and forgotten? Where was Croydon on Honours List?

In the 100-plus pages of citations published by the Cabinet Office this morning, full of the names of sportspeople, actors and artists and thousands of business people and civic dignatories, you’d be hard-pressed to find any direct reference to Croydon. … Continue reading

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BRIT School pupil produces election campaign film

In the interests of balance, as we have already provided a link to the Tory-free zone that is the Conservative candidate’s video, here is the campaign video for Steve Reed, Labour’s candidate at the Croydon North by-election on November 29.

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Palace players and Brit School backing for cancer pop-up shop

Croydon’s Get to Know Cancer information and advice pop-up shop at the Centrale shopping centre is open for just one more week. The campaign is a trial scheme, to offer the public the chance to ask questions about cancer and … Continue reading

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Take your pick: guitar teacher makes Bold move

An enterprising south London musician has been promoting his guitar lessons by giving passers-by the chance to take their pick. Dave Bold has been teaching guitar since the early 1980s, starting when a music student at Goldsmith’s College. He also … Continue reading

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Robeson sings a lament for the Warehouse Theatre

BELLA BARTOCK’s mascara is running, as she sheds a tear not just for the powerful production of Call Mr Robeson, but for the closure of Croydon’s Warehouse Theatre The Warehouse Theatre, another essential strand of Croydon’s cultural fabric, closes this … Continue reading

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Fears for Warehouse Theatre as it faces administration

Another blow to Croydon’s pretence of having a rich and thriving cultural provision came today with the news that the much-loved and widely admired Warehouse Theatre is facing financial administration. The theatre on Dingwall Road by East Croydon station had … Continue reading

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