Croydon Arts scene blossoms with major threat to Fairfield Halls

  • My latest Croydon Citizen is on the arts

  • Godfrey to be questioned by Scrutiny 3 November

The Council’s Scrutiny & Overview Committee will be questioning Councillor Timothy Godfrey, Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure and Sport.

  • Croydonites Festival of New Theatre 12-20 November

Thursday 12 November. 8pm. Jim Barnard & Scallywag Theatre. Stan.
Saturday 14 November. 8pm. Figs in Wigs. / Show Off. Matthews Yard

Wednesday 18 & Thursday 19 November. 8pm. Jonzi, D. The Letter: To be or to … MBE?

Friday 20 November. 8pm.  Kate O’Donnell. Big Girl’s Blouse

  • 26 November Arts Network on Fairness Commission Report

Meeting to discuss the cultural and arts aspects of the Opportunity & Fairness Commission report Thursday 26 November. 7.30pm. The Campaign Company, Suffolk House, George St, Croydon. The entrance is on Park Lane end of College Lane.

  • A Bestiary exhibition by various artists

Saturday 28 November – 19 December. Tuesdays – Saturdays 11am-5pm. Exhibition exploring the representation of animals in art and the relationship between such pictures and their display location. It takes inspiration from Cock and Bull Stories: A Picasso Bestiary, an exhibition of Pablo Picasso’s animal paintings shown at the Croydon Clocktower in 1995. Turf Projects’ gallery & workspace, Keeley Road, Croydon, which opened in May 2015.

  • Fears that closure of Fairfield Halls will be negative

The CEO of Fairfield Halls has expressed his concern about the damaging effects of closing the building for two years of the proposed redevelopment of the College Green area and the refurbishment of the Halls. Council Labour Leader Tony Newman has defended the proposal.



See also today’s blog posting ‘Is Croydon Council bulldozing College Green plans through?’

About seancreighton1947

Since moving to Norbury in July 2011 I have been active on local economy, housing and environment issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly. I am a member of the Love Norbury Residents Associations Planning & Transport Committees, and Chair of Nobury Community Land Trust. I write for Croydon Citizen at I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and edit the North East Popular Politics database. History Project.. I give history talks and lead history walks. I retired in 2012 having worked in the community/voluntary sector and on heritage projects. My history interests include labour movement, mutuality, Black British, slavery & abolition, Edwardian roller skating and the social and political use of music and song. I have a particular interest in the histories of Battersea and Wandsworth, Croydon and Lambeth. I have a publishing imprint History & Social Action Publications.
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