Culture

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 Gay Pride and Mela celebrations. We’ve seen recent events and activity thrive, such as Croydon Rocks, Croydon...
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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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Croydonist Christmas greetings

14 November 2018

Christmas is coming round the corner folks – under 6 weeks to go… I know, I haven’t thought about starting my christmas shopping either. But why not begin with your christmas cards? This year, to...
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Spectacular, spectacular seventy-five

1 November 2018

Now dear readers, have you heard of CODA? If not, why not, as they are celebrating their 75th anniversary this year. If yes, chances are you have enjoyed more than a few of their...
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A Led Zeppelin in Croydon’s skies

25 October 2018

Croydon’s connection with music has always been impressive, and the list of names connected to the borough is ever growing. From both past and present, as I dig deeper and deeper new gems appear...
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Croydon Litfest: the sequel

11 October 2018

If you are a Croydonist regular, you probably know by now that the Croydon Literary Festival is fast approaching. We’re sure a lot of you have already purchased your tickets for some of the...
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On your marks, get set, write

19 September 2018

Who doesn’t like a good ol’ story? A loved or hated protagonist, a location you’re instantly transported to, with plot twists and turns along the way. To celebrate this year’s Croydon Literary Festival which...
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Croydon: Capital of Music

6 September 2018

Summer may have come to an end but in the words of Nancy Sinatra, the beat goes on. You’ll remember dear readers, a few weeks back, the announcement that Croydon is the capital of...
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Celebrating the rise of urban art

30 August 2018

Once upon a time you’d get a smack on the wrist if you decided to decorate your local high street with graffiti. Ok that still happens, but with the rise of urban art, more...
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Streets of art, waves of colour

9 August 2018

Characterised by his colourful undulating and free-flowing patterns, Morgan Davy is a prolific, full-time, spraypaint artist from Croydon who got into graffiti in early 2002. These days his improvisational street art can be seen...
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Layers of Lovesah

2 August 2018

It’s been a busy year so far for artist Kay Lovesah. You may already recognise her vibrant and colourful portraits from our social media headers, or from Croydon-based exhibitions she has shown her work...
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Butterflies and decks

25 July 2018

This summer you’ll be able to experience a butterfly of a different kind with the arrival of Croydon’s biggest music festival to date, The Butterfly Effect. Taking place this weekend at Lloyd Park, the...
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The man behind Croydon’s lens

11 July 2018

It is more than likely you’ve met Rob Wilson Jr around town, as he can be frequently spotted at events, documenting Croydon life with his camera. Did you know though he also has his...
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Pride in the Park

28 June 2018

We have a whole host of reasons to get out and about in Croydon in July. Our festival season laps up the summer sun and continues with gusto into next month. Don’t forget that...
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