Culture

The many faces of Lilian Braithwaite

2 March 2023

And we’re now in March, which in case you didn’t know is Women’s History Month. In the coming weeks we also of course celebrate International Women’s Day (next Wednesday 8 March) and Mother’s Day...
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Your art roaming our streets

23 February 2023

Last October we went along to Croydon’s LSBU (aka Electric House) for the launch of the Croydon Stands Tall project, delivered by Croydon BID in collaboration with Wild in Art. Croydon Stands Tall is...
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This is Subrang Arts

16 February 2023

Croydon’s London Borough of Culture starts in under 2 months, so we’re chatting with some of the Croydon organisations involved. Second up we find out more about Subrang Arts – an arts charity promoting...
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This is Queer Croydon

8 February 2023

As Croydon’s London Borough of Culture kicks off in less than 2 months, we’re catching up with some of the Croydon organisations involved. It’s currently LGBT+ History month so it seems appropriate to start...
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Mindful art

2 February 2023

Earlier this week I headed to the edge of Shirley to visit Bethlem gallery and museum. The listed deco building that the two organisations share sits within the sizable grounds of Bethlem Royal Hospital...
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Satellites and speed cameras

19 January 2023

Croydon has a rich music heritage that spans genres far and wide across the decades and centuries and is still, to this day, a place where bedroom lyricists can become worldwide superstars and that...
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Odd Eyes’ On The Line

11 January 2023

If your new year’s resolution is to embrace more local arts and culture ahead of Croydon becoming the Borough of Culture in spring, well then this one’s for you. Odd Eyes Theatre is bringing...
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This is 2023

4 January 2023

Happy new year, Croydon! If you’re a regular here you’ll know we begin the year with a group feature where we ask Croydonist friends and collaborators for their thoughts on the year ahead. Of...
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Let’s review 22…

22 December 2022

It’s that time again, when the year is drawing to a close, and we like to look back at some of our favourite things we covered over the last 12 months. So let’s review...
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Hooking you in

16 December 2022

Fairy dust, flying over rooftops, mermaids, pirates and a healthy topping of double entendre – it can only mean one thing – Panto season is here the Fairfield Halls Croydon with ‘The Further Adventures...
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Strike a yoga pose

7 December 2022

Looking for a festive gift for a loved one that’s a bit different? Or searching for a beneficial activity for yourself for the new year? Well, Croydon Yoga Hub might be just for you,...
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Look up for Creative Croydon

30 November 2022

If you’ve been out walking in Croydon over the last couple of days, you may have noticed some new art springing up around the town centre. Through the Croydonist, one of my passions is...
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The tip of the Christmas tree

24 November 2022

‘Let’s put up the Christmas tree this weekend’ says Angela. ‘No talk about Christmas until December’, scolds Julia. Yes, it’s hit that time of year (‘oh no it hasn’t’ pipes up Julia) when we...
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What’s in Store?

17 November 2022

It is almost the festive countdown to Christmas stockings and dinner with all the trimmings! My dad, believe it or not, has already put up his Christmas decorations to make the most of the...
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Life in pen and paint

10 November 2022

This week we chat with our current social media cover artist, the South Norwood based Jonny Kemp. He’s been having a very busy 2022, so you may recognise his work from South Drawood – his exhibition...
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Planting aycorns around Croydon and beyond

3 November 2022

Since summer 2019 we have been running a series of features on the climate, where we speak to different Croydon businesses and individuals about the ways in which they combat the climate crisis. This...
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More than a bit of a do

12 October 2022

Continuing our ‘theatrical’ theme this month we catch up with co-director of Drunken Chorus, Sheena Holliday, to find out about this year’s A Bit Of A Do festival which runs from 21 to 29...
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Unscene in South Norwood

3 October 2022

‘Tis evidently the season for theatre in Croydon, as this week we chat with Stanley Arts’ Heritage Engagement Manager Moa Taylor Hodin about their upcoming immersive show Unscene, which runs from 5 to 9...
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Croydon’s favourite theatre festival

29 September 2022

Croydon’s favourite theatre festival returns next thursday (6 October), bringing us over two weeks of theatre, performance, dance, song, comedy and film. Yes, Croydonites (or to give their full title, Croydonites Festival of New...
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