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Category : Restoration

06 Jul 2017

12 Hours To Help Equip
New Theatre In West Norwood

Our Crowdfunding campaign to help equip the new theatre which will open early next year at the Old Fire Station ends in 12 hours. This is a wonderful opportunity to be a part of West Norwood’s cultural heritage for years to come by making pledges that will help buy seats, cables, lights and the equipment needed to run the new theatre space. In return there are varying rewards for those that donate. But no matter how small or large the […]

07 Jun 2017

Restoration Update – June 2017

On Monday afternoon, our Publicity Director, Bryon Fear and General Stage Manager, Chaz Doyle caught up with our builders Ash Contracting Ltd. at the Old Fire Station in West Norwood to get an update on the building works. Like these visits in the past, it was evident that a lot of exciting progress has been made at the site but there have also been some discoveries that have slowed down the works a little which now unfortunately means a later finish date. Since our […]

22 Feb 2017

Restoration Project Update – February 2017

The restoration of South London Theatre’s Old Fire Station in West Norwood continues to forge ahead with many changes happening to the building and its structure since December last year. In our last fundraising update we revealed that we still had to raise £110k in order to fully restore the building including all floors. We continue to fundraise so that the building can be fully accessible to the wider community when we reopen our doors in the new year. Read about this month’s generous anonymous […]

22 Feb 2017

Fundraisers Manual – Part 1

Putting the FUN  in Fundraising !   Part 1 – House Party I was delighted to be invited to a house party with a difference. 15 of us were treated to an exclusive restaurant experience in one of our members front rooms. There were no prices on the menu, we were fed and asked to pay what we thought the meal was worth.  The guests got to eat, drink and be merry, while the host got to show off his […]

03 Feb 2017

Restoration Update: Critical Fundraising News

As we go into what we hope is the last 10 months of the restoration and build of the Old Fire Station in West Norwood, we can reveal the final amount we need to raise to complete the works. SLT has so far managed to raise over 2 million pounds with the help of the Heritage Lottery Fund but to fully restore the exterior and all five interior floors we have a deficit of £110,000. As we reported on August 5, 2016 when we lost […]

22 Dec 2016

Restoration Project On ‘London Live’ News

The South London Theatre’s restoration of the Old Fire Station in West Norwood made the news this week when a crew from London Live came down to interview architect Paul Sharrock from Thomas Ford & Partners, Stuart Holbey from Heritage Lottery and our very own Tom Mathias & Jenny Mclaughlin who all talked about the project, which is being carried out by Ash Contracting Ltd, and what it means for SLT and the local West Norwood community.

20 Dec 2016

West Norwood’s Theatre On London Live

Last week London Live came down to the theatre at the Old Fire Station on a cold Friday morning to film a news article on the restoration of the building. The London television channel interviewed Paul Sharrock from Thomas Ford & Partners the architects who were entrusted to develop, restore and design the new space within the existing building. The camera crew also spoke with Jenny Mclaughlin and Tom Mathias, members of the South London Theatre, to find out more about the group and its continued […]

08 Dec 2016

Restoration Project Update – December 2016

The restoration of the Old Fire Station in West Norwood is progressing with continued momentum with many noticeable changes to the building’s structure taking place in the past month, with many more structural changes set to take place in the coming weeks. As you can see in the video, a lot of recognisable features of the building’s interior are now gone, as the spaces on the ground and lower floors have now been stripped right back. Keep up to date with the progress […]

25 Nov 2016

A New Logo For A New Era

The South London Theatre – or rather the South London Theatre Centre as it was known when it was first set up in 1967 – has had a few logos over the years. Logos which have reflected the changing times, celebrated the club’s anniversaries and marked its longevity as a fixture of West Norwood. 2017 will mark SLT’s 50th year and to celebrate we will be creating a new logo for a new era. A logo that will be contemporary, effective across […]

23 Nov 2016

Hoardings Get Eye-Popping Designs

Over the weekend the hoardings outside of the theatre were decorated with some street art. Many members of the community who saw the work in progress were concerned that the hoardings were being vandalised, but they were in fact being adorned with some eye-catching designs. Ash Contracting Ltd. who are in the process of restoring the building suggested to SLT that it might be a good idea to approach All City London, an organisation which lets artists know where there are permissible spaces where they can create […]