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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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Calling the veggie shots

4 May 2018

Once upon a time, not so many moons ago, Croydon’s high street just beyond the strip, appeared to have lost its buzz. Aside from Surrey Street Market and Matthews Yard, there seemed to be...
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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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man of concrete

4 April 2018

As you probably know by now, we at the Croydonist are massive fans of the concrete monoliths that soar over our town centre – I don’t think we’ll ever tire of their angular shapes...
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Banners, Boxpark and Bikes for progress

2 March 2018

As I’m sure you all know by now, this year we are celebrating 100 years since our Parliament allowed the first women to vote. That of course makes this year’s International Women’s Day next...
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Ready Steady Cook, South Norwood

15 February 2018

Ever wondered what happens to all that wasted food in supermarkets? No? Well South Norwood residents Laura Whittall and Paul Mitchell did more than wonder, they collect unwanted food every saturday morning to cook...
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A universal blueprint in resin

1 February 2018

Cherilyn Yeates is a Croydon based artist who works in resin and mixed media. You might spot her in and around Croydon Arts Store as her studio is at Turf Projects. We wanted to...
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Life of Riley

24 January 2018

I’ve been a fan of Bridget Riley since I discovered op art at art school in my late teens. Her geometric patterns tricked my eyes like nothing I’d seen before in a static piece...
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Eighteen resolutions for 2018

28 December 2017

The new year is nearly upon us – the last mince pie has been eaten, and there’s prosecco at the ready in the fridge for New Year’s Eve. Now is the perfect time to...
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Croydon’s dancing queen

15 November 2017

Croydon is filled to the brim with creativity, more so than I ever imagined when myself and partner in crime, Julia, first began the Croydonist back in May 2016. We’ve seen pop-up theatre events,...
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The art of Croydon in colour

30 October 2017

The clocks have changed folks. And we’re now into that autumn season. You know. One day it’s beautiful sunshine casting long shadows onto the pavements. Then the next, it’s umbrellas up to shield us...
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The Cronx factor

18 October 2017

Croydon has a rich history of musical talent, from the likes of The Damned and St Etienne to more recent names such as Stormzy and Grime duo Krept and Konan. There’s something about our...
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The Rich World of Art

19 September 2017

Croydon is big on art and even bigger on street art. Rich Simmons is an artist who is at the heart of our art scene – even if you don’t know his name I...
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The Ladybird busy bee

12 September 2017

If I say Ladybird Books to you, I imagine it will automatically conjure thoughts of childhood. (Unless you received one of the ironic adult Ladybirds Books last Christmas that is.) Hoarder that I am,...
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Croydon’s green-fingered matchmaker

22 August 2017

I grew up with both parents being avid gardeners – rather traditionally perhaps, mum did the flowers and dad grew the veg – so I should really have green fingers in my genes. However I...
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One woman, countless characters

6 July 2017

The Croydon Comedy Festival is well underway, with many a fine entertainer gracing a Croydon stage or two. One such comedic genius, and raising star is none other than Briony Redman. If it sounds...
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A sky of crocuses

28 June 2017

You may have already noticed the crocus installation if you’ve glanced up whilst walking by the entrance to the Whitgift Centre in the last week. What does it mean and why is it there,...
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Croydon’s spaceman

21 June 2017

We first saw and fell in love with Gavin Kinch’s art in the ladies loo at the Oval a couple of years ago! Since then his mesmerising futuristic scenes have gained quite the presence in...
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