Tag Archives: Sherlock Holmes

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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Izzard hits the right notes as David Lean turns Inside Out

The misconception that, by definition, “art house” cinemas only ever screen dull but worthy movies, often in black and white and almost certainly with subtitles over the Scandinavian dialogue, is well and truly exploded next month by the David Lean … Continue reading

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Top Hat and some tall tales coming to Cinema Ruskin

Cinema Ruskin, the informal monthly movie club staged at Ruskin House, resumes its eclectic programme of films next month. Films, some 80 years old, from the golden age of cinema and featuring long-forgotten Hollywood stars such as Dana Andrews and … 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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The Singular Exploits of Sherlock Holmes, June 26

Celebrating one of South Norwood’s most famous residents, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and his creation, Sherlock Holmes, the Stanley People’s Initiative is staging The Singular Exploits of Sherlock Holmes by the Don’t Go Into The Cellar theatre company, at Stanley … Continue reading

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Get on the trail of the River Effra and Sherlock Holmes

The Norwood Society has announced the details of its series of summer walks over the coming weeks. Some, such as the first, a tour of Anerley and Penge, are conducted as part of local festivals (in this case, the Crystal … Continue reading

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Sticking the rock into South Norwood Country Park

South Norwood Country Park, a slice of nature in the midst of suburbia, is about to rock. The South Norwood Tourist Board are channeling Donald McGill by getting their sticks of rock out for the new year, to have “South … Continue reading

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Conan Doyle’s life in Norwood celebrated at arts festival

The life and works of one of the world’s most celebrated authors, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, feature in two events being staged as part of the South Norwood Arts Festival this week. The screening tomorrow of the classic Hammer version … Continue reading

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Kevin Day, WG Grace and Sherlock Holmes headline SNAF

Kevin Day, comedy writer, stand-up and Palace fan, will get the two-week-long South Norwood Arts Festival under way in earnest next Monday, July 7. Day, who has written for the likes of Dave Allen and Jo Brand and been a … Continue reading

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Naming ceremony for Lake Conan Doyle: Feb 1

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Council killjoy tries intimidation to halt Conan Doyle lake event

It appears that Tony Brooks, the “director of environment” at the council, has redoubled his efforts to be cast as the villain of the piece, the evil Professor Moriarty of Croydon if you like, with another letter to the South … Continue reading

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94% back staging of Lake Conan Doyle naming ceremony

The ceremony in South Norwood Country Park to rename its lake after Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the Sherlock Holmes author, will go ahead on February 1 “officially or unofficially”, according to the organisers, in spite of opposition from Croydon Council. … Continue reading

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The game’s afoot: council bans Sherlock lake ceremony

Croydon Council has refused permission for a community group in South Norwood to stage a re-naming ceremony of a local beauty spot, an event to which locals had invited BBC television’s Sherlock, Benedict Cumberbatch, to attend as guest of honour. … Continue reading

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New Sherlock mystery: will Cumberbatch visit South Norwood?

Benedict Cumberbatch, the star of the BBC’s Sherlock series, has been invited to attend the official naming ceremony for Lake Conan Doyle in South Norwood on February 1. The wags at the South Norwood Tourist Board have issued the invitation, … Continue reading

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