Culture

The orchid muse

15 May 2019

Liv Healey is an artist with a fascinating and unusual muse – the orchid. Describing the flower as ‘diverse and detailed’, she creates exquisite and unexpected paintings and drawings centred around this exotic plant....
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Walking in the footsteps of royalty

1 May 2019

Old Palace School, formerly Croydon Palace is one of the oldest buildings in Croydon. It was originally a stately home that dates back to both the Norman and Tudor eras; a summer residence for...
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Croydon Nite Fever

25 April 2019

Festival season is underway in Croydon, with more appearing in the calendar year after year. We certainly are lucky Croydonians to have such an array of events from music, to gin, food, comedy, and...
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It Was Cray Cray in Cro Cro Land

17 April 2019

It was completely crazy at Croydon’s very own festival last weekend at the Urban Xchange, with a range of the best indie and alternative bands that were specifically selected. Working closely with the Lives...
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Masters of records and reggae

10 April 2019

April is panning out to be quite the month of music for Croydon, as this coming Saturday (13 April) one of the borough’s oldest record shops, Reggaemasters, will be celebrating Record Store Day. For those...
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Tigers caught in Croydon

4 April 2019

Tigers caught in Croydon? Ridiculous you may say, but Tiger Mimic have been spotted roaming around Croydon. Established in the States, they are an indie/rock band with a unique, groovy style. Officially formed here...
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Ear to the underground

28 March 2019

What do you get if you cross a DJ, a promoter and a music journalist? Mari Lane from Get In Her Ears of course! If you haven’t yet heard of Get In Her Ears,...
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The ladies behind ladies first

7 March 2019

It’s International Women’s Day, and there are various fantastic celebrations taking place in and around Croydon today, this weekend, and beyond. One such celebration is a new photography exhibition called Ladies First. Which gallery,...
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Apples, snakes, spines and minds

28 February 2019

SPINE festival turns 5 this year, and is celebrating creativity and community across 17 London boroughs, from 7 to 16 March. If you haven’t heard of this multi-disciplinary arts festival we suggest you take...
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The art club scene

21 February 2019

Like us you may have noticed striking black and white posters mysteriously popping up around town recently. Or like us, you may have started following an uber cool new instagram feed with censored faces...
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Where The Weird Things Are

7 February 2019

Described as ‘rocket-fuelled pop-punk’ by Pure Rawk after their Croydon Rocks slot last autumn, Croydon-linked band The Weird Things are a 5-piece that are made up of some serious punk talent, from the bass...
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Crafting and grafting for Croydon

24 January 2019

Croydon’s creative community is thriving, and many local organisations are putting on awesome events for our enjoyment. Most weekends (and weekdays too) we’re spoilt for choice on events to attend, whether it be a...
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Welcome to a new land of music

11 January 2019

Festival season seems to be ever expanding each year in Croydon, from performance art and theatre to Pride and Mela celebrations. We’ve seen recent events and activity thrive, such as Croydon Rocks, Croydon FM,...
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First up, The 3rd Man

3 January 2019

First up this year we talk to Croydon stencil artist The 3rd Man, whose vivid paintings focus on the human form. His work is predominantly canvas-based but you may have spotted a few of...
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Looking forward to 2019

27 December 2018

It’s coming to the end of 2018, so it’s time to say out with the old and in with the new. Yes 2019 may be a challenging year for the country as a whole,...
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Eighteen and over

21 December 2018

So now that we’re winding down for the festive season and have wrapped up the pressies and sorted out Christmas lunch (no and no!), it’s time to sit back, relax and look back at...
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A winning tale of Croydonia

6 December 2018

As you know, Angela and I at the Croydonist and Cassie Whittell from Croydon Literary Festival spent November reading all the short stories entered to our competition, which celebrated the Literary Festival back in...
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A story of beauty out of horror

29 November 2018

At the end of October I went to Croydon Literary Festival and attended the Elizabeth Sheppard and Nicky Nicholls session about their new book. Titled Not A Proper Child, Croydon author Elizabeth tells the...
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Wrong shoe, right show

22 November 2018

There is a new theatre company on the block! Their first full show may not be premiering in our borough (at least you can see it south of the river), but the man behind...
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