Culture

Once upon a time in Croindene

23 July 2020

Once upon a time there was a place called Croindene, where presumably its residents wandered about amongst fields of saffron (and we’re not talking about Croydon Saffron Central). A time before the Battle of...
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Connected by a Thread

15 July 2020

This week one of our favourite Croydon-based creatives – free embroidery artist Tina Crawford – joins us as guest writer to talk about her rather extraordinary art piece she created during lockdown.  ‘Connected by...
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Croydon past, present, future

9 July 2020

This week we go on a tour of the Museum of Croydon (in digital form), as we catch up with Marie Tulley-Rose over a virtual cuppa, and discuss everything from representing a diverse community...
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Famed and forgotten: our lost composer

2 July 2020

This week we are joined by guest writer Grace Healy, who is a Peckham-based piano teacher and plays keys in Croydon band Bugeye. Grace, who is campaigning for the inclusion of black composers on...
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Croydon’s Common Ground

24 June 2020

For a long long time Croydon has been a town of architectural development, from our space-age skyscrapers of the sixties to the regeneration going on right now. I’d never really thought much about where...
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Setting Da Standards for Croydon

18 June 2020

If you don’t already know about SDS (or Setting Da Standards), it’s time you do, as they are a community arts company on the rise, right here in Croydon. They are literally ‘setting da...
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London 360, Croydon No.1

11 June 2020

This week Croydon-based photographer Michael Shilling joins us as guest writer to talk about his 360 London street photography project, and how his interest in Victorian photography in Croydon led him to start a...
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Kate’s Croydon

28 May 2020

We’ve been huge fans of Kate Marsden’s vibrant illustrations and fabric designs for some time now. Her work has a distinct mid-century vibe and often features modernist architecture, and sometimes (luckily for us) buildings...
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Collecting tales of Croydon and beyond

21 May 2020

We are still lamenting the loss of this year’s Croydonites festival, being massive fans of Croydon’s annual theatrical event. We talked earlier in the year about all the exciting and innovative theatre we were...
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Strings online

14 May 2020

Rewind a year or so and I was drinking coffee with Vicki Workman in Boxpark discussing our love of guitar bands as well as the Croydonist’s upcoming music festival Cro Cro Land. Vicki, founder...
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The space between

30 April 2020

The creative work of Eleanor Suess is hard to categorise as her practice straddles the disciplines of both architecture and art. Eleanor describes herself as an architect, artist, and educator. As well as working...
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A vision in wool

16 April 2020

I didn’t realise until recently that tucked behind Factory Lane and a stone’s throw from Ikea, there are over a hundred studios for creatives in a development called Art House Studios in Grafton Quarter....
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Quizantine

9 April 2020

If you’re missing your local boozer, you’re certainly not alone, but being in quarantine doesn’t have to mean that you miss out on the socials that normally take place in the pub. I sort...
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For your audio visual pleasure

2 April 2020

This week we’re focusing on the delightful sounds and sights delivered to you via the wonders of digital, as part of our series of ‘Croydon at home’ articles to help us all to still...
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A virtual wander, a visual wonder

26 March 2020

As we adjust to our new life indoors, we are running a series of ‘Croydon at home’ articles to help us all to still fly the flag for Croydon from our sofas. This week...
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Light and shade, delight and detail

12 March 2020

As you’ll all well know by now, one of the things we love about Croydon is its iconic 60s architecture – we’ve talked about it here, quite a bit over the last few years. Imagine...
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Croydon in focus

5 March 2020

I kicked off my social calendar in 2020 by attending a photography talk hosted by Lenses of Croydon – this was the first time I’d headed along to one of their events, and although I’m...
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The SAVVY way to do theatre

27 February 2020

This week we complete our trio of features on the creative organisations who now call the Fairfield Halls their home. SAVVY Theatre is an award-winning company, creating ambitious, inclusive productions and theatre experiences that...
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Going Underground

20 February 2020

I’m sure you’re all aware that around the centre of Croydon we have a series of underused subways in all their 60’s mosaiced glory. I didn’t quite realise until writing this that there are...
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