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Category : Restoration

21 Nov 2016
07 Nov 2016

SLT Thanks the Norwood Society

This week the Norwood Society made a kind donation to the South London Theatre’s ongoing restoration project. SLT would like to thank them for their donation and the work that they do maintaining the heritage of our local area. The Norwood Society was set up in 1960 by some members of the local community who had the foresight to form an organisation that could protect the heritage of its local area and share with people its history. As well as the important […]

03 Nov 2016

Restoration Project – Day Fifty Three

Ash Contracting Ltd. have been working hard on the restoration of the Old Fire Station and those of you that have passed the site in the last few day will have seen a few changes. And they are exciting changes. Hoardings have now gone up which will prevent vandals from tagging the building which had become quite a problem in recent months. The hoardings will soon be decorated with work by local street artists and SLT’s scenic painters. There will also […]

21 Oct 2016

Vote for SLT for Aviva Community Fund

SLT has been selected for an Aviva Community Fund and could be gifted with up to £5,000 if we receive enough votes. Voting opened today! You don’t have to be an Aviva customer to register and you will be given 10 votes to cast on community projects of your choice. If SLT wins an Aviva Community Fund, any money allocated will be spent on LED lamps for the new theatre, which will save a huge amount in electricity running costs and some on […]

21 Oct 2016

Buy. Save. Donate to SLT with Co-op.

Do you shop at the Co-op on West Norwood High Street? Do you shop at any Co-op? If the answer is yes, then you can help the South London Theatre raise funds for its restoration every time you shop. Co-op have introduced a membership scheme which saves money for shoppers and raises money for a charity of your choice. Members who buy Co-op own brands will make a saving of 5% on their purchases and Co-op will also donate 1% […]

22 Sep 2016

Calling Local Ceramicists

Fired Imaginations – Community Project for the South London Theatre We are looking for local ceramic artists with experience of community projects to help us deliver a Heritage Lottery Funded project that celebrates the history of the Old Fire Station on West Norwood High St. The Old Fire station was built in 1881 and for the last 49 years has been home to the South London Theatre. We are currently undergoing a refurbishment programme on this very special listed building and […]

12 Sep 2016

Restoration Project – Day One

It’s been a long time coming … but today the contractors who have been set with the task of restoring our Grade II listed Old Fire Station moved into the site at 8am this morning. Camelot Europe who have provided security for the building since last year handed over keys to Matthew Cox, Commercial Director of Ash Contacting Ltd. at 9am. The live-in guardians who vacated the Old Fire Station in the last 24 hours left the building exceptionally clean and tidy and we are […]

05 Aug 2016

Old Fire Station Restoration: Project Update

It was a massive blow to our restoration project when our initial contractors pulled out back in May within weeks of the building works to begin. SLT immediately rallied the troops and began a renewed fundraising push to raise an estimated shortfall of £150,000 to secure the future of our theatre. At that time building contractors Ash Contracting Ltd, who had previously tendered for the project, were approached and a new period of negotiation began to formulate a new scheme of work that could be delivered […]

20 May 2016

Building Project News: Your Theatre Needs You

As those of you who attended the AGM last night will know, late on Wednesday 18 May we received some very unwelcome news that has hit the progress of our rebuild. When the building work was originally tendered all the prospective contractors came in above our budget. In February the Heritage Lottery Fund agreed to increase our grant, and our project team started to negotiate with William Anelay, the specialist builders who had come closest to that budget. These negotiations […]

26 Apr 2016

Shakespeare Fundraiser

On the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, SLT staged an evening of performances at Stanley Halls celebrating the legacy of the great bard. There were scenes from As you Like It, Richard II, Macbeth and Much Ado About Nothing. Audiences were also treated to songs, sonnets, comedy sketches and a bit of irreverent sci-fi. The free event was a part of our continued fundraising campaign to aid the restoration of our Old Fire Station theatre in West Norwood. Cakes & tarts, a raffle and […]