Category Archives: Activities

UnConnected Croydon where cycle lanes become dead ends

CROYDON COMMENTARY: AUSTEN COOPER, of Croydon Cyclists, responds to our exclusive report last week that a single night’s bike racing in the town centre is receiving £148,000 of public cash The £50 million spent by Connected Croydon on ripping up … Continue reading

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North Wood Morris Men are Croydon’s lords of the dance

It was just a typical Saturday in London’s most diverse borough. A Polish film at the David Lean Cinema, Japanese food at Yo! Sushi, and then on a stroll back, there on the street outside the Royal Standard (a gem … Continue reading

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From Waterloo to VE Day exhibition, St Peter’s, May 25-29

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Labour council spends £148,000 for one night of cycle racing

Austerity? Government grant cuts? Front-line council jobs under threat? On yer bike! Here in Croydon, under our flip-flopping Labour-lite council, we are spending nearly £150,000 of public cash for a couple of hours of sport next month. Croydon town centre … Continue reading

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Summer Madness sees Lean times return to arthouse cinema

It is hardly summer madness for the David Lean Cinema to go back in time. But that’s exactly what the Clocktower’s arthouse cinema will be doing in June, with a screening of the eponymous Oscar-winning director’s Summer Madness, and doing … Continue reading

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Our Kylie’s Gettin’ Wed at the Spread Eagle Theatre, May 29-30

May 28-30 at the Spread Eagle Theatre. Bookings open here.

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Tour de Penge 2015, to Greenwich and back, June 7

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Stop the Incinerator fund-raising Quiz Night, June 8

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Save the David Lean Campaign takes on company status

One year after the Save the David Lean Cinema Campaign achieved its immediate goal of re-opening the arthouse cinema in the Clocktower, it has now formed itself into a Community Interest Company, or CIC. The move will enable the group … Continue reading

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Overground Festival announces its 2015 programme of events

The organisers of this year’s Crystal Palace Overground Festival have announced their programme for the five-day fiesta of live music, dance, film, arts, comedy and history, which runs from June 24 to June 28. Nine-tenths of the events at the … Continue reading

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Robstock music festival, live at The Oval Tavern, May 23

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Crystal Palace stages the first Dino Dash Relay, June 17

There’s a new running event coming to Crystal Palace Park next month: the Dinosaur Dash Relay. Taking place in the beautiful Victorian park, this evening relay – the race starts at 7.30pm on June 17 – is a multi-terrain course … Continue reading

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Croydon Till I Die: taking the suburbs to the nation

“I think it’s the most derogatory thing I can say about somebody or something: God, it’s so fucking Croydon!” David Bowie Authors Bob Stanley, Lucy Mangan, John Grindrod and Andy Miller are staging a series of events this summer celebrating … Continue reading

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Addiscombe Festival of Music, St Mildred’s, June 1-6

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Form a better impression of Norwood through Pissarro

“Pissarro in Norwood” is the next history talk to be given by the Norwood Society’s regular meetings, next Thursday, May 21.

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Digby Fairweather plays Croydon High S’cool Jazz, June 5

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Pick the movie you want to see at Stanley Halls Film Club

Stanley Hall Film Club members have two chances to get involved in the running of the group over the next couple of weeks. The Film Club says, “The first is for anyone who’d like to help out behind the scenes … Continue reading

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Notorious Norbury Market and Fair, Sun May 31

Get ready is coming on Sunday May 31 2015 This unmissable community event will see an eclectic mix of stalls selling homewares, vintage, collectables, arts & crafts, books, beauty, clothing (new and pre-loved), accessories, jewellery, cakes, bakes, preserves and sweet … Continue reading

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Shirley Windmill 2015 summer open days begin this Sunday

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Croydon Ecology Centre annual Plant Sale, Sun May 10

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