Culture

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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Sliding back into the physical

13 February 2020

We’ve been waxing lyrical about the abundance of Croydon culture, from theatre and dance, to art, design and more, since we started the Croydonist in 2016. And indeed our borough has been formally acknowledged...
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Full moon, four nights

6 February 2020

Croydonites Festival of New Theatre comes back to our shores at the end of next month, with an exciting new format. The festival is packing its fantastic line-up all into a long weekend (Thursday...
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Art is…

29 January 2020

If I say the name Rich Simmons most of you will think of some of our most iconic Croydon street art. Rich’s art is sometimes political, sometimes controversial, and always stunning – he has...
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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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