Culture

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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Blood, sweat and Tempting Failure

12 June 2018

Many moons ago, Croydon was famed for its performance spaces. The Davis, Empire, Grand and Warehouse Theatres are all sadly ghosts of the past these days, but fear not my friends, for Croydon is...
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Bird crap, brexit, and bobbins

7 June 2018

When you type embroidery into Google it brings up pictures of circular hoops containing flowery designs, which immediately remind me of ladies sitting by the open fire in Jane Austin novels. You’ll rethink that...
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fifty pence peace

31 May 2018

Festival season is upon us. Up and down the country we’re digging out the wellies, airing mouldy tents that we forgot to clean out from last year, and getting excited about the adventures we’ll...
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No sh*t Sherlock

24 May 2018

Summer is nearing and I must say I do like a good read to go with my cocktail and sunshine… or more likely, pint indoors avoiding the rain, but whatever the weather, a good...
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A giant homecoming

17 May 2018

If you enjoy experiencing something a bit different on an evening out, as we do, Croydon is definitely where it’s at. Our borough is becoming quite the place to be able to immerse yourselves...
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Pop up, sing out

10 May 2018

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you read the word ‘Opera’?  Lots of lovely descriptions if you’re already sold, hook line and sinker on the art but for those who aren’t...
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Frankie goes to doodle-land

26 April 2018

Frankie Curtis describes herself as an illustrator with an overactive imagination. We think her intricate illustrations are as if her mind has taken a wander into a playful parallel universe of crazy characters. These...
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The Croydonist turns two

19 April 2018

It’s our birthday and we’re celebrating. We’re putting on a free event at The Oval Tavern on Saturday 5 May, to raise money for South Norwood Community Kitchen, and you’re all invited. Expect live...
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X definitely marks the spot

29 March 2018

Have you been to Croydon’s hotel district lately? I’m talking about when you head out the yellow back exit of East Croydon station and walk down Lansdowne Road to the Whitgift Centre. If you’re...
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Oh What a Croydonite

22 March 2018

The Croydonites Festival of New Theatre returns for its third year to Croydon’s shores from 27 April to 20 May… Staying true to its roots of supporting local talent as well as UK national...
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The swinging 1860s

15 March 2018

Mention the history of Croydon School of Art and I think about the 1960s and 1970s era of alumni – op artist Bridget Riley, Jamie Reid and Malcolm McLaren of Sex Pistols fame, or...
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