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Review: the 2014 Fairfield Halls pantomime – Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Posted on December 11th, by Danielle Lowe in Culture. No Comments

Danielle Lowe had a lovely time at the Fairfield panto. Oh no she didn’t! Oh yes she did!

There’s always glitz and glamour at seasonal pantomimes and on Tuesday 9th December, this year’s Fairfield Halls production of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs proved to be no exception.

With an array of modern twists and interactive fun the story is brought to life and everybody … Read More »

Event review: The London premiere of Jonathan Dove’s ‘For An Unknown Soldier’, Fairfield Halls

Posted on November 25th, by Harvey Edser in Culture. 1 Comment

Beauty and brutality in the Ashcroft Theatre

“Dad, you have to hear Dove – it’s so dramatic!”, enthused my 8-year-old son after one evening’s choir practice at Croydon Minster.

Who could resist? So on Friday 14th November I took a front-row seat in the Fairfield Halls for the London Premiere of Jonathan Dove’s For an Unknown Soldier: A Cantata of Remembrance. For an Unknown Soldier was co-commissioned by … Read More »

Event review: Terriers at Fairfield Halls

Posted on November 24th, by Shaniqua Benjamin in Culture. No Comments

Shaniqua Benjamin explains the important message behind a play at Fairfield Halls

“You give a boy a gun and he feels mighty”. This simple yet powerful statement from Terriers sums up the actions carried out by so many young men embroiled in gang culture. It is also a raw truth that was a running thread throughout the hard-hitting production, which arrived in Croydon for the first time on … Read More »

International violinist Chloe Hanslip returns to Croydon to inspire young players

Posted on November 3rd, by CronxWire in CronxWire. No Comments

Croydon Performing Arts Festival is delighted to announce that international violinist Chloë Hanslip is returning to Croydon to share her skills and expertise with young local players. 

Release begins: Chloe first performed in the festival aged six and is now a vice-president of the event. The day will inspire all players of all ages and abilities.

Chloë will be working with students in small groups of different standards: … Read More »

Croydon Amateur Choir to sing with Blake at the Ashcroft Theatre

Posted on September 22nd, by CronxWire in CronxWire. No Comments

Popchoir Croydon to sing with Blake at the Ashcroft Theatre 

Release begins: Following on from their own successful summer concert at the Fairfield Halls, South London members of the choir Popchoir are to sing with the vocal group, Blake, on Wednesday 24th September at the Ashcroft Theatre Croydon.

The choir, who sing a mix of pop songs from a range of artists including Adele, Coldplay and Jessie … Read More »