Heart Streatham Issue 46

Welcome to October in Streatham! The Streatham Festival is back for the 17th year in a new autumn slot from October 5th-14th, along with the return of Streatham’s own Art Trail, Art23. Look out for some great events all over Streatham. You’ll find the full guide to what’s on in the centre of this magazine to pull out and keep and plan your StreatFest18. With comedy, dance, art, live music, workshops, and more, please take the chance to sample the lively arts scene in our area and support local venues and artists.

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By: Mark Bery (with acknowledgements: John Cresswell) The magnificent Streatham Hill Theatre opened on 20th November 1929 with the slogan, “West End shows at Provincial prices”, and had a capacity of 2,523, more than the Coliseum, Covent Garden and Drury Lane. The Streatham Hill Theatre and the affiliated Golders Green Hippodrome became main theatre venues in London. During 30 years, the theatre staged 1,300 shows including plays, musicals, opera, ballet, variety and pantomime with some of the greatest performers of the day including an impressive list of Dames - as well as pantomime dames.... Read more...
By: Neil Salt, Chair, Streatham Action Transport Streatham Action Transport thanks those 485 Streatham commuters who responded to our recent rail users’ survey, following on from 3 timetable changes implemented by the train operators over the summer.  Far from bringing relief to our long-suffering commuters, the changes in May only made things worse: 36% of respondents actually changed their journeys to work as a result of the May timetable changes! 1 in 5 of all respondents now choose to take a bus to the nearest tube station rather than suffer in silence on Streatham’s overground... Read more...