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Death on the Thames: Conan Doyle’s writing rises again!

The latest theatre production at the Coulsdon Community Centre was good enough to have been a genuine Conan Doyle. ALLISON MACKENZIE joined an audience that was transfixed by the performers, and by the staging I had to check carefully when … Continue reading

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Sherlock Holmes, Coulsdon Community Centre, Apr 2-9

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Coulsdon’s players take us on a masked myth-stery tour

BELLA BARTOCK donned her mask and covid passport and after picking up her old friend Claudia de Boozy from outside Purley Tesco, set off for a big night out in Coulsdon Claudia was waiting as my Rolls rolled up. “I … Continue reading

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Labour break Coulsdon promises because ‘We need the money’

Our south of the borough correspondent, PEARL LEE, reports on how the council’s  planning department has broken the land speed record to push through the £1m sale of a site that was earmarked for a community centre The consequences of … Continue reading

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Community at the heart and centre of Coulsdon’s latest mystery

Whodunnit? SANJANA IDNANI went along to the Theatre Workshop Coulsdon’s long-delayed production of an Agatha Christie classic and found the community centre the subject of a made-in-Croydon cliff-hanger There was something odd about sitting among a sold-out auditorium at the … Continue reading

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The show must go on: theatre groups prepare for reopening

SANJANA IDNANI reports on how local theatrical venues and amdram groups have been dealing with the covid lockdown as they prepare to put on their summer shows Theatre companies and performers across the borough have faced their fair share of … Continue reading

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Coulsdon ready to ‘fight tooth and nail’ for community centre

A charity is threatening legal action against the council if they try to sell-off their ‘village hall’ without providing replacement facilities. Our south of the borough correspondent, PEARL LEE, reports As Croydon Council tries to crawl from the wreckage created … Continue reading

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Sherlock’s stake-out of Count Dracula is a damn close-run thing

The game’s afoot in the latest Theatre Workshop Coulsdon production, as seen by our veteran theatre critic, BELLA BARTOCK I had never before seen it written down. But when my frequent companion, Claudia De Boozy, replied to my text inviting … Continue reading

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Coulsdon community show it was not, oh, such a lovely war

Our veteran arts correspondent, BELLA BARTOCK, takes a trip down memory lane and discovers an impressive new work There was something quite poignant about entering the Coulsdon Community Centre on Barrie Close on the night after its destruction had been … Continue reading

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