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Centenary celebrations promise cake, picnics and song

There are two key events coming up in the next couple of weeks in the centenary celebrations for Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, the world-renowned composer who lived in Croydon. On Wednesday, August 15 – 137 years since Coleridge-Taylor’s birth – there’s to … Continue reading

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Not much rhyme to Coleridge-Taylor’s lost opera

BELLA BARTOCK has returned to Inside Croydon Towers, tiara slightly askew, a couple of pages of tightly-typed copy in her be-gloved hand, after the latest high-brow premiere to be staged at the Fairfield Halls Over the years, I have always … Continue reading

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Coleridge-Taylor opera to premiere at Ashcroft Theatre

The Fairfield Halls is to stage the world premiere of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor‘s long-lost opera Thelma next month. This is the centenary year of Coleridge-Taylor’s death, and Surrey Opera is organising a festival of the work of the Croydon-based composer, whose … Continue reading

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