Tag Archives: Purley Festival

Take a Beau! New director named for Purley Festival’s return

After a five-year break, the Purley Festival is to return in 2022. Fiona Lipscombe, one of the directors of the Festival, made the announcement this week as she handed the baton over to local businessman Beau Williams. “It is with … Continue reading

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Purley Festival pulls the plug on 2016 music in Rotary Fields

There will be no Purley Festival staged on Rotary Fields this year. An announcement on the organisers’ website was posted just before Christmas by the festival’s director, Fiona Lipscombe. The message attempted to compare the event to Glastonbury or Reading … Continue reading

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Banners binned by council which won’t prosecute fly-posters

Our council officials’ inconsistent approach to aspects of enforcement of some local rules and laws continue to baffle the public. The difference in approach has been highlighted through a complaint by one of our local MPs over the over-zealous removal … Continue reading

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Mr Holmes screening sees David Lean extend booking period

Ian McKellen’s portrayal of the fading years of Mr Holmes is the headline attraction of the latest programme from the David Lean Cinema, but with a twist. The volunteers of the Save the David Lean Cinema Campaign are taking bookings … Continue reading

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Purley Festival music finale programme, Rotary Field, July 4-5

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Airport House Swing Dance free event, June 21

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