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Croydon pools to offer free summer swimming for under-16s

Youngsters aged 16 and under can use swimming pools at five Croydon leisure centres for free this summer. Advertisements

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Giant-sized laughs make for an Awsum pantomime

SRITHAN CHANDA found something for all ages at a not-to-be-missed production of Jack And The Beanstalk. Oh yes he did! This year’s Croydon Pantomime at the Waddon Theatre, Jack And The Beanstalk, is a fabulous and entertaining show, especially for … Continue reading

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Waddon panto comes a cropper due to ‘technical issues’

Today’s matinee and evening performances of Jack And The Beanstalk at the Waddon Leisure Centre have been cancelled by the producers due to “technical issues”. Q Productions declined to elaborate on the nature of the “issues”, but a spokesperson said … Continue reading

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Fe! Fi! Fo! Fun! Win a family ticket to the Croydon Panto

Fe! Fi! Fo! Fum! We smell the scent of another outstanding offer exclusive to Inside Croydon subscribers This year’s Croydon Panto is Jack And The Beanstalk, starring Jonny “Britain’s Got Talent” Awsum and Paisley Billings, plus a cast of West … Continue reading

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Jonny Awsum looking forward to a ‘relaxed’ panto performance

Croydon’s family pantomime, Jack And The Beanstalk, which opens its run at the Waddon Leisure Centre next month, will include a “relaxed performance” on Thursday December 14 at 2.00pm. Relaxed performances are open to everyone, but the environment has been … Continue reading

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Panto producers announce audition dates for junior chorus

Forget the X Factor. Croydon’s wannabe young stars of song and stage have their chance to shine on their own doorstep, at open auditions being held later this month for the junior ensemble of Jack and the Beanstalk, the family … Continue reading

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Public start the fightback over standards at Fusion centres

The cup of cheer is hardly overflowing for leisure centre users around the borough. Indeed, many don’t have even a paper cup, as KEN LEE reports The borough’s swimming pools and leisure centres are coming in for ever closer scrutiny … Continue reading

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Oh yes he is… Jonny gets an Awsum role in Croydon panto

Jonny Awsum, the Croydon comic who made it to the semi-finals of ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent this year, has landed a leading role in the pantomime, Jack and The Beanstalk, which is being staged at the Waddon Leisure Centre in … Continue reading

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Croydon to get a quirky take on Jack and the Beanstalk panto

Croydon’s 2017 pantomime is to be Jack and the Beanstalk. As in 2016, following the closure of the Fairfield Halls for refurbishment, this year’s panto will be staged by Q Productions at the Waddon Leisure Centre, in a 400-seater auditorium … Continue reading

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Youngsters offered their chance to win place in Aladdin

Waddon Leisure Centre on the Purley Way gets to stage Croydon’s version of Britain’s Got Talent this Sunday, with open auditions for talented children who can sing, dance and act and who want to be cast in the chorus for … Continue reading

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Summer Holiday RAP, Waddon Leisure Centre, Aug 15-26

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Developer price tag for New Addington pool is £10m too much

David Cameron and Gideon Osborne, the Tory Prime Minister and his Chancellor, have been described as “two posh boys who don’t know the price of milk”. Croydon’s own career politician, Gavin Barwell, the MP for the Whitgift Foundation, has himself … Continue reading

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Waddon pool’s service without a smile for £44 a month

WALTER CRONXITE, our intrepid reporter in the 32in waist Speedos who has a faint whiff of chlorine about him, reports from poolside at the over-priced and poorly finished Waddon Leisure Centre If you ignore the stinking pool of brown water … Continue reading

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Building problems force another closure at Waddon pool

The swimming pool at Waddon Leisure Centre is part-closed again, for the second time in just a couple of months. The Waddon Leisure Centre was opened in January 2013, but has been prone to a range of snagging issues with … Continue reading

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