Culture

A collar and a voice

23 January 2020

I always like to have my perceptions challenged by new experiences. Growing up in Croydon’s suburbs in the eighties and nineties I formed a certain opinion of the Church of England through traditions taught...
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Made with love

15 January 2020

This may sound like an oxymoron, but we bought the sexiest chopping board we’d ever seen at the Made In Croydon Makers Market at Boxpark in December. Crafted by local woodworking company Ernest &...
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An expanding art scene

8 January 2020

What better way to start the new year than with some new art? We’ve been quite taken by some new artworks we’ve seen around town (digitally and physically) created by design duo Samantha Warren...
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2020 vision

2 January 2020

Happy new year folks, and welcome to a brand new decade. It’s now the twenties (which I think is going to sound strange for a while), so what better way to start them than...
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End of the teens

26 December 2019

Can you believe the last year of the decade is coming to a close? We’ve just finished off the final Christmas pudding of the teens, and are stocking up the bubbly to ring in...
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Tis the season for Turf

18 December 2019

If you are like me and are rather disorganised when it comes to Christmas, and still have gifts to buy for friends who like art, then this is definitely for you. Turf Projects have...
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Cool Classical Croydon

11 December 2019

Now that the Fairfield Halls has reopened its doors, we have lots of arts events to book into our diaries. Our arts centre also has three very different resident organisations that now call Fairfield...
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To refill or not to refill

28 November 2019

To refill of course. Although that can be easier said than done, when most of us shop in supermarkets for our regular groceries and household items, bringing home countless single-use plastics in the process....
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The odd birds and other characters

20 November 2019

I very much look forward to posts from Angela Crow on Instagram. The vibrant diversity of her art often combining pattern, landscape and the human figure (with the occasional animal) lights up my feed,...
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Cronx Christmas is Coming…

14 November 2019

In the Croydonist household we’re divided about Christmas. If Angela had her way we’d be putting up the Christmas decs in August, whereas I’m more at the denial end of the scale, where the...
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A new home for Black British theatre

6 November 2019

Now that the Fairfield Halls has reopened its doors in the heart of our borough, we have many varied arts events and opportunities to look forward to in the coming months. One of the...
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Stunning sounds

23 October 2019

Music has always been an incredibly important part of my life, both as a writer and fan. One of the things I love about it is its infinite possibilities; reinventing and evolving at an...
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Sound the sirens, Zoo Co’s here to play

16 October 2019

The opening season at the Fairfield Halls is gaining momentum with events catering for all tastes, and an array of talent from near and far to entertain us. This Sunday evening one of our...
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What a waste

9 October 2019

As part of our Croydonist climate series we catch up with one of our favourite Croydon artists, Tina Crawford ahead of her exhibition at the Museum of Croydon. As a free embroidery artist Tina...
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The planet’s pawprint

26 September 2019

As the global climate strikes continue this week, another devastating report by a UN panel of scientists has been published highlighting our alarming impact on the planet. Looking at ways to lessen our ecological...
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Sowing co-working seeds in the Yard

19 September 2019

Croydon is home to a growing number of excellent co-working spaces, which cater for businesses in all shapes and sizes, from freelancers to fully-fledged companies, and are tailored to various different business sectors. In...
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Small sustainable steps

5 September 2019

Global climate strikes are happening this month, and British students are taking to the streets to protest on 20 September, led by the UKSCN. Finding ways to reduce our ecological footprint has never been...
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17 days until curtains up

29 August 2019

Drum roll please. Or more appropriately perhaps, a scale on the reinstalled Concert Hall organ, because in just over two weeks The Fairfield Halls reopens its doors to the public, becoming the largest multi-disciplinary...
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One woman, a riot of colour

21 August 2019

SimOne is an artist in demand – recently exhibiting in a collective show in New Cross and working on pop-ups all over London, from Peckham to Google’s HQ. You’ll probably recognise her vibrant work from...
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