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  • What's happening to the Streatham bingo hall?

    As the owners announce no more bingo from January 28th, what's going to happen to the iconic Grade II-listed art deco former Streatham Hill theatre? Follow this thread for regular updates ...

    We wrote to their CEO ...

    Credit where credit's due - he came back within 24 hours with a full media statement

    Here it is:


    NEW VISION FOR STREATHAM HILL THEATRE ANNOUNCED


    Interview opportunity with Nick Harding, CEO of Praesepe group, on his new vision for the old Streatham Hill Theatre following the press announcement below.
    Interviews to take place at Streatham Hill Theatre with tour of the building also included. Please contact: Martha Phillips at Source Marketing Communications on 0113 3801644 or email martha@sourcemc.co.uk


    PRESS INFORMATION: BEACON BINGO ANNOUNCES BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY AT ICONIC VENUE


    Beacon Bingo has announced today an opportunity to work with businesses to replace Beacon Bingo at Streatham Hill Theatre. Beacon Bingo Streatham Hill, part of the Praesepe group of companies, has offered Bingo to its customers for over 50 years and was formerly known as Streatham Hill Theatre which opened in the 1920s. At one time in the 1960’s the venue was the largest Bingo Club in London. Prior to the club offering Bingo it operated for forty years as one of the largest theatres outside the West End and still has many of the original features from its Theatre days. Recently a ‘Open House’ night was held at the Club, VIP guests were given guided tours of the building and after the Bingo session a short play was performed for an audience of 200 people(written by Craig White, General Manager) which served to demonstrate the fantastic acoustics in the main auditorium.


    Nick Harding, CEO of Praesepe said: “The outstanding contribution of all staff and management at this club for over 50 years has enabled us to provide a great service to the local community. Unfortunately, despite these efforts, the Bingo club has recently started to make a trading loss and we have to move on with other plans for the building”.


    Nick continued: “ We have now decided to scale back our traditional Bingo offer in the Club but will continue to provide a form of electronic bingo in a smaller area behind the main foyer. Having surveyed other potential uses for the Theatre we are planning now to seek a commercial partner who would be interested in reopening the beautiful Cocktail bar at first floor, we will also reopen three floors of offices at the rear of the building and of course we would very much like to work with a theatre group who might be interested in reviving what is an historic theatre. I am personally determined to breathe life back into this magnificent building alongside all the other exciting building and residential projects currently taking place in Streatham and will be prepared to be as helpful as I possibly can to any organisation that wishes to talk to us”. ENDS

  • A new theatre for Streatham Hill

    Megabowl developers London Square have confirmed ThinkTank Arts as operator of the future Streatham Hill theatre

    Catch up on all the news on their website, here, follow them on Twitter at @ThinkTankArts or email them at info@thinktankstreatham.co.uk

  • Permit parking coming to Streatham?

    After Lambeth announced a borough-wide parking survey, we ran a poll ...

    And it was neck and neck: 42% do, 33% don’t, and 20% want testing in target areas first.

    But what were genuinely shocking were the verbatim comments ...

    On trains:

    ‘I know 3 people who have moved away from Streatham due to the public transport problems’

    ‘… on the verge of losing her job because of their disgraceful service’

    And on parking:

    ‘My road is utterly snarled up and impossible to park on. One particularly memorable (and horrible) consequence was coming home from a&e at 3am with a newborn and having to park four roads away’

    ‘ … I can never park near my house and with three kids (5,3 and 6months) and three school runs a day …’

    ‘Parking is a nightmare and road rages are common on our road because of that’

    ‘We are getting a number of mini cabs being stored on our road for awhile now….among other parking issues….’

  • Crossrail 2 - the end of the line for Streatham?

    It seems Crossrail 2 have now published their ‘Response to issues raised – Autumn 2015 Crossrail 2 Consultation’. And it doesn’t look good for Streatham.

    Read the full report here (you need page 27 for comments on Streatham).

    And it looks like a pretty firm 'no' ...

    Every time we make this point we get completely ignored by pretty much all the politicians, national and local. On which basis, we can’t help feeling that they know it’s a busted flush, Streatham-wise.

     

    Because if it isn’t – surely time for Chuka to get together with David Lammy (Head, Crossrail 2 Parliamentary Group), Michelle Dix (TfL Managing Director, Planning) and representatives from the London Assembly Transport Committee? Just to establish, once and for all, if there is a genuinely realistic chance of Crossrail 2 coming to Streatham? Because, have to say, it does look as though TfL have made up their minds and the answer, for now, looks like a pretty firm no …

     

    We have considered Crossrail 2 serving Streatham and Croydon but found that this was not the best option for London and the South East as a whole …

     

    … going via Streatham would put pressure back on to crowded lines, and that relief, where it offered some, would be on lines that are generally less congested …

     

    … Crowding on the Northern line northbound between Clapham Common and Clapham North would increase significantly …

     

    … A Streatham option would also massively increase existing costs due to: the additional tunnel length (an extra 6.4km at £40m/km = £250m); the cost of an additional station (up to £1 billion); up to five new shafts required between Wimbledon and Clapham Junction; and likely higher operating costs.


    Our current route allows us to provide the greatest benefits to the greatest number of people. Streatham still stands to benefit from Crossrail 2, being just a short distance from either Balham or Tooting Broadway. Streatham will also benefit from planned improvements to National Rail services, and from planned rail devolution and ‘metroisation’ in South London.

     

    AND SO – Crossrail Streatham and all that … aware of the various Crossrail controversies, we ran some content in April 2014. Two years ago now, Lord. You can read what we said here. (You’ll see it refers to our old ‘allabouthstreatham.co.uk forum’. Don’t bother trying to find that – had to abandon it. Just getting too much porn.) Anyway – as you’ll see, two years ago we put out a number of contacts for people to lobby. Including the Crossrail 2 parliamentary group (here). The London Assembly Transport Committee (here). TfL Managing Director, Planning, Michelle Dix (MicheleDix@tfl.gov.uk,020 7126 4513). Or Network Rail Group Strategy Director Paul Plummer (paul.plummer@networkrail.co.uk).

     

    So – y’know – maybe Chuka could organise a Crossrail Streatham meeting with Crossrail 2 Parliamentary Group Chair David Lammy? Or Vice Chair Andrew Adonis? Just a thought … because public meetings are all very well. But need to actually talk to the decision-makers, no?

  • Waitrose coming to Streatham?

    It pops up on social media about once every six months.

    And when it does, we publish their response here ...

    Although you probably shouldn't hold your breath ...

    Speculation’s been getting a bit bonkers lately, so we wrote to their Managing Director.

     

    Are Waitrose coming to Streatham, or are they not?

     

    Here’s what they said:
     

    @ShoutStreatham We’re always looking to open more branches and hope to open near you soon but no plans at the moment.

     

    So now we know.

  • The London Square Megabowl Development

    Lambeth Council gave their final approval to the London Square Streatham Megabowl development in July 2015.

    And yes ...

    Marks and Spencer will definitely be coming.

    With a cafe.

     

    And a food hall.

     

    The final planning application for the Streatham Megabowl development was approved at the Lambeth Council Planning Applications Committee on Tuesday July 7th 2015. So, after eight long years of an eyesore on the High Road, the build is going ahead: dates can slip, of course, but the provisional completion date (as advised by the developers last year) is 2017.

     

    What was interesting though was the developers’ update on what they’re doing re. retail, with the site project manager stating that they are currently in talks with ‘two, possibly three’ retailers, including ‘a well-known retailer who does not yet have a presence in Streatham’.

     

    Who we now know to be Marks and Spencer.

     

    #allhappeningonthehill

  • Muzzlebook

    Just like Facebook. Except - y'know - for dogs.

    Lost your dog? Or found one?

    Send details to us at allaboutstreatham@gmail.com and we'll post here.

    And if you work your magic on salon manager 'five Staffies' Andrea she'll probably put up a poster for you.

     

    And probably scour the High Road, the common, the Rookery and everybody's back garden, herself.

     

    #welovedogs

     

     

  • What's on in Streatham?

    Streatham listings, events, goings-on

    Regular events:

    • Monday nights - ex-Apprentice 3rd-place runner up @danlassman brings his @weeklyquiz to the Horse and Groom, 8pm start
    • First Monday of the month - games night at The Railway, Greyhound Lane
    • Tuesdays - Quiz Night at The Railway, £50 top prize
    • Tuesdays - Games Night at Pratts and Payne - Scrabble, ping pong, dominoes and more
    • Wednesdays - Quiz Night @PrattsandPayne, £50 bar tab up for grabs
    • Thursdays - @andypwestcott brings his Off The Chart Quiz Night to the Earl Ferrers, 8pm start
    • Thursdays - Quiz Night at the @ManorArms, teams of one to six, 7.30pm start
    • Thursdays - new Northern Soul night at the White Lion
    • First Thursday of the month - vinyl night at Cafe Barcelona!
    • Fridays - @WhiteLionLondon are running their weekly @SW16SoulClub night
    • Fridays - live karaoke at the Five Bells, Streatham High Road
    • First Friday of every month - live music night at the Manor Arms
    • Saturdays - live music at the Five Bells, Streatham High Road - check listings for Dolly Parton, Adele, Freddie Mercury, Black Elvis and other tribute acts
    • Every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month - Farmers' Market at The Railway, Greyhound Lane
    • Fridays and Saturdays - Polar Bears Can Dance host live DJ sets to 2 am at Pratts and Payne
    • First Sunday of the month - live music at The Railway, Greyhound Lane

    New this month (and next):

    • Thursday 2 February - Cafe Barcelona are back with their Vintage Vinyl night, free entry, 8 pm start
    • Thursday 2 and Friday 3 February - Jocelyn Brown is live at the Hideaway, standing room only
    • Friday 3 February - Streatham Hill stand-up Meryl O'Rourke hosts her Gorringe Giggle stand-up night at the Gorringe Park pub Tooting - with Danielle Ward and Tom Goodliffe
    • Saturday 4 February - the Sick Notes are playing live at The Standard
    • Monday 6 February - Streatham Sketch are back with a Doppleganger' life-drawing class, Vinters Studios, 7.30 pm
    • Saturday 11 February - the Farmers' Market is back at The Railway, Greyhound Lane
    • Tuesday 14 February - Wandsworth Oasis open their new charity shop on the High Road
    • Tuesday 14 February - Cafe Barcelona have live bossa nova and Brazilian music for Valentines Night
    • Thursday 16 February - blues legend Tubby Hayes' film biography A Man in a Hurry has a screening at the Hideaway
    • Friday 17 February - the Los Amigos band are playing live at Cafe Barcelona, free entry
    • Saturday 18 February - Adele tribute act at The Five Bells, Streatham
    • Friday 24 February - karaoke at The Five Bells, Streatham
    • Saturday 25 February - Winter Bird Walk at the Rookery, meet by the Rookery Cafe, 9.30 am
    • Saturday 25 February - Mel Harris 50s and 60s tribute act at The Five Bells, Streatham
    • Sunday 26 February - Sion James brings his live comedy night back to The Railway, Greyhound Lane
    • Sunday 26 February - the Mark Fitz-Gerald Orchestra host an evening of light music at The British Home, tickets £7, 3.00 pm start
    • Friday 3 March - fado at Cafe Barcelona with Claudia Aurora, tickets £12 (and they usually sell out), 8.30 pm start
    • Saturday 11 March - Freddie Mercury tribute act at The Five Bells, Streatham
    • Saturday 18 March - country music live tribute acts at The Five Bells, Streatham
    • Saturday 25 March - George Michael tribute act at The Five Bells, Streatham
  • all about streatham

    all about streatham is the community site of streatham hairdressers all about hair

    The site formerly known as Shout Streatham

    Follow us for updates on the major developments in and around Streatham Hill

    ... which means what's happening with the Beacon Bingo hall (and the lovely art deco former Streatham Hill Theatre); what's happening on London's Square's Streatham Megabowl development; what's the progress on the long-promised new Streatham Hill theatre; whether Lambeth Council are planning to bring permit parking to Streatham; when exactly the new Marks and Spencer Streatham Hill is expected to open; and when - if ever - are Waitrose going to come back to Streatham?

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    We don't do studio shoots.

    (The girl in this picture is a long-standing client, photographed in natural daylight behind Dominos).

     

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