Culture

Children, centre stage

13 January 2022

For our first chat of 2022 we catch up with the multi-talented Salihah Agbaje. From arts practitioner, children’s author, and podcaster, to passionate educationalist, and founder of Theatre in Education organisation Spoken World Productions,...
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Local 22

6 January 2022

And just like that, we’re in the first week of 2022! If you’re a regular reader you’ll know by now that we invariably start the year with a group post where we ask Croydonist...
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Top ten 21

29 December 2021

We are nearing the close of 2021, which means one thing for the Croydonist – looking back at some of our favourite features of the year. We’ve now all had to adjust to the ‘new...
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Shades of creation

21 December 2021

Croydon is jam packed with creative talent and it’s a pool that is ever expanding. On a recent trip to the Clock Tower Market in South Norwood I was pleasantly surprised by how many...
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Panto Bogies

15 December 2021

Oh no you’re not! He’s behind you! Boooooooo! Yep you guessed it, Panto season is well and truly here but with a new addition to traditional sayings ‘BOGIES’. Welcome to The Fairfield Halls and...
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Bidding you a merry christmas

8 December 2021

Although it seems our Christmas plans are being reigned in (again) by the collective cloud that is Covid (and I’m unfortunately not talking sleigh reigns – best pun I could think of, sorry) there is...
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Festive adventures, South Norwood style

7 December 2021

The festive season is in full swing once again. We’ve been spending our time rediscovering our favourite haunts, but also adding some new ones to our list in South Norwood. It’s tempting to stick...
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250 years of black innovation and success

25 November 2021

This week we chat to the author of Black Enterprize, D. A. Miller. I first came across Dwayne’s work when Black Enterprize, which tells the stories of successful black innovators through history, was turned...
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Having a bit of a do

17 November 2021

This week we catch up with arts organisation Drunken Chorus, as their free-to-attend inclusive festival of theatre, dance and cabaret, A Bit Of A Do returns to Stanley Arts. We chat to joint directors Chris Williams...
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A Boxpark bullseye

10 November 2021

Axe Throwing in Croydon! That’s right, you can throw axes in Croydon. Axe throwing comes from Canada where people casually throw axes in their backyard. It is a popular sport in Canada as well as the...
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Up the volume, feel the waves

5 November 2021

This week we catch up with the founders of Wavey Faded to find out more about their live music nights and their thoughts on Croydon’s music scene ahead of their next event at the...
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Positively festive

28 October 2021

The evenings are drawing in, there’s a chill in the air, and the mince pies are already on supermarket shelves. You’ve guessed it, it’s beginning to look alot like Christmas. I realise we haven’t...
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Ghosts, ghouls, dragons and badgers

21 October 2021

You may have heard recent murmurings of dragons in South Norwood Country Park or ghosts in Stanley Halls. We wanted to find out more about the local arts organisation behind these events, so we...
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BOXPARK’s Black History Month

7 October 2021

I have visited BOXPARK Croydon a few times since Covid restrictions have eased, and on a recent evening trip I found their bar BeatBox to be a great place to chill with a drink...
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From portraits to abstraction

22 September 2021

This week we chat with our current social media cover artist, Miguel Sopena. Miguel is an artist and photographer originally from Valencia, Spain, who works out of Turf’s artist studios. He trained as a...
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A great week of green

16 September 2021

In our Croydonist climate series, we look at some of the things businesses and individuals do in Croydon to help combat the climate crisis. The Great Big Green Week starts this Saturday (18th September)....
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Poetry, prose and concrete

9 September 2021

As you probably already know, Open House London opened its doors (literally) last weekend. The Croydon architectural gems on offer included the medieval/Victorian Croydon Minster, the 1920s Airport House and South Norwood’s 1960s brutalist...
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Now that’s smooth

2 September 2021

It was a friday night so of course cocktails were in order with a side order of live jazz music. So where in the blazes can you head to for that? None other than...
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Croydon’s Concrete Capella

26 August 2021

I’ve always considered the ‘VW’ building on the Purley Oaks part of Brighton Road to be a striking piece of modernist architecture. Of course it’s now known as Capella Court, but it’s been the...
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Location, location, location

12 August 2021

This week we catch up with our recent social media header artist Jason Chow. Jason is a self taught illustrator who runs Prints Jason. During the second lockdown he had lots of spare time...
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