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Category : Restoration

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 […]

01 Apr 2016

Foodie Fundraiser for the Old Fire Station

Friday April 8 and Saturday April 9 from 6-10pm SLT folk will be putting down our scripts and picking up our recipe books to raise money for the Old Fire Station renovation project. The venue: BEER REBELLION – 167 Sydenham Road, London, SE26 5HBS The Menu  (Courses from £4.50-£8.50) Friday April 8 Leek and Potato Soup Boeuf Bourguignon Claret Chicken with Bacon & Thyme Telaggio Cheese Tart with Walnut pastry (v) All mains are served with a portion of potato […]

12 Feb 2016

The Old Fire Station – Update on building works, February 2016

Tenders were received from five contractors. The lowest price was in excess of the HLF budget and although differences are usual, this was much larger than expected and has taken time to resolve. The best price was from William Anelay Ltd of York who have been designated preferred contractor for the project with the HLF’s approval. Our architects, Thomas Ford and Partners, and project manager have gone through the process of “Value Engineering” with William Anelay Ltd to negotiate costs […]

08 Jan 2016

Security at the Old Fire Station

  Those of you based in West Norwood will have seen that the Old Fire Station is now currently being protected by Camelot Security Services. SLT decided to use Camelot’s services after an incident when the theatre was broken into last year. The break-in was discovered by Bryon Fear & Charlotte Benstead on the morning of December 1st, when Bryon realised he could not gain access to the building. They alerted the police immediately who responded swiftly and arrested the intruders within […]