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Support our local theatre

SLT volunteers packing up

SLT volunteers packing up

Our South London Theatre (SLT) has just moved out of the Old Fire Station on Norwood High Street , next to St Luke’s church. The SLT has relocated, temporarily, to the Stanley Halls 12 South Norwood Hill SE25 6AB ( close to Norwood Junction station) whilst the Old Fire Station building is modernised.

Gogol’s “The Government Inspector” on Tues 3rd to Saturday 7th November is the first SLT show in the temporary venue at Stanley Halls. And Oliver! is on in December.

To book go to: http://www.stanleyhalls.org.uk/theatre/tickets/ Its only 10 minutes from West Norwood station to Norwood Junction by train.

For more details see: http://www.southlondontheatre.co.uk/newSLT/

@SLTheatre

@StanleyHalls

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South London Theatre closing

Costume & props sale

Costume & props sale

Our local theatre, the SLT, is closing for refurbishment. 500 people dropped in to the Vintage costumes & props sale last weekend raising £3k for the theatre.  The last performances until building work is completed will be 5th to 10th October 2015 .

During the works the show will go on at Stanley Halls, 12 South Norwood Hill SE25 6AB  (5 mins from Norwood Junction station)

For details see  http://www.southlondontheatre.co.uk/newSLT/

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West Norwood’s own theatre

South London Theatre

South London Theatre

Congratulations to Bob Callender and his team for winning £1.6million from the the Heritage Lottery Fund for  the SLT, West Norwood’s own thriving repertory community theatre, based in the Old Fire Station at 2a Norwood High Street SE27 9NS. The much needed money will restore the building which is one of the few surviving original horse drawn carriage fire stations. The South London Theatre puts on 22 shows a year and will have to move to temporary venues fom April 2015 until works complete in 2016. 

For more on the history of the building see: http://www.hlf.org.uk/news/Pages/WestNorwoodOldFireStation.aspx#.U-qx-_ldXIU

Follow the SLT on twitter @SLTheatre  or  see: http://www.southlondontheatre.co.uk

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History of West Norwood

The Norwood Society holds local history meetings at  The Upper Norwood Library, Westow Hill, SE19 1TJ every third Thursday of the month  at 7.30. Free entry and all welcome – donations requested for refreshments!

For futher details contact Barbara & Alun Thomas on norwoodshistory@btinternet.com. http://www.norwoodsociety.co.uk/

The 2014 programme of talks is:

March 20th 2014 West Norwood Cemetery.
Colin Fenn of Friends of West Norwood Cemetery will introduce the history of the cemetery, some of the people buried there and the magnificent monuments to be seen within.

April 17th 2014 The Crystal Palace
Phillip Emery of the Crystal Palace Foundation will share with us his comprehensive knowledge of the building that shaped our community in the nineteenth century.

May 15th 2014 West Norwood – a place of change
Norwood Society member, Alun Thomas will talk about the historical development of the centre of West Norwood over time including some of the businesses there.

June 19th 2014 The Concrete Church & the Bevingtons
Norwood Society Chairman, Richard Lines will introduce us to this pioneering building in Waldegrave Road and the closely connected Bevington family who are also associated with Bermondsey.

September 18th 2014 Local War Memorials
As part of our contribution to Lambeth’s Heritage Month and the theme of W.W.1., Norwood Society member Jerry Green will introduce us to the memorials of the area and some of the people who are remembered on them.

October 16th 2014 From Fire Station to Theatre
Bob Callender of the South London Theatre Centre will relate the history of West Norwood’s old fire station, the fire service and the transformation in to the Theatre Centre.

November 20th 2014 Lambeth’s Archives
Zoe Darani, archivist, from Lambeth Archives will introduce us to the vast wealth of material about Norwood and the Borough of Lambeth which are held in the Archives.

December 18th 2014 Party Night
Join us to celebrate the last year’s meetings and a chance to revisit some of the items of interest in early copies of the Norwood Review.

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Open House weekend 21st and 22nd September

Explore London’s architecture & urban design for free and visit buildings not normally open to the public.

In West Norwood these buildings are open to the public over the weekend:

  • Julians Primary School 16 Wolfington Road SE27 0JF – Saturday and Sunday 10am to 1pm tours every 30 minutes
  • South London Botanical Institute 323 Norwood Road SE24 9AQ  – Sunday 1pm to 5pm
  • South London Theatre 2a Norwood High Street SE27 9NS  – Saturday  Sunday 1pm t o5pm
  • The Clock House 5 Chestnut Road SE27 9EZ  – Sunday tours at 10am, 12noon, 2pm, 4pm
  • The Clockworks  Nettlefold Place SE27 0JW  – Sunday tours 11am, 1pm, 3pm, 4.30pm
  • Warren Apartments 8 Station Rise SE27 9BW  – Saturday 10am to 5pm
  • West Norwood  Cemetery & Greek Chapel , Norwood High Street SE27 9JU – Sunday tours 2pm, 2.30pm, 3pm meet inside gates.

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The full list of 800  buildings across London is at http://www.londonopenhouse.org/index.html

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A revamp for West Norwood theatre

Bob Callender of SLT with the theatre plans

Bob Callender of SLT with the theatre plans

South London Theatre have persuaded the Heritage Lottery Fund to invest in the South London Theatre building on Norwood High Street SE27 9NS. The theatre is based in a Victorian fire station and restoration should be ready for early 2015 if all goes well . In the meantime the theatre has to raise another £250k .So to support our local theatre – become a member and  see the shows http://www.southlondontheatre.co.uk.

Or simply donate via http://www.justgiving.com/sltrestoration

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Open House Weekend

Open house weekend 22nd and 23rd September 2012   – an amazing opportunity to visit buildings across London most not normally  open to the public.

The West Norwood venues are :

South London Theatre at The Old Fire Station, 2a Norwood High Street, SE27 9NS

Sunday 1pm-5pm

Clock House at 5 Chestnut Road, SE27 9EZ

Saturday 10am-5pm tours at 10am, 12noon, 2pm, 4pm.

The Clockworks Museum at 6 Nettlefold Place, SE27 0JW

Saturday 10am-5pm tours  at 11am 1pm, 3pm, 4.30pm.

West Norwood Cemetery & Greek Chapel

Sun at 2pm, 2.30pm, 3pm inside main cemetery gate, Norwood Road, SE27 9JU,

Essex Mews, Crystal Palace, SE19 1BS

Saturday 10am-5pm pre-book via Open House web site

South London Botanical Institute at 323 Norwood Road, SE24 9AQ

Sunday 1pm-5pm

For details of these and hundreds of other venues see:

http://events.londonopenhouse.org

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