Category Archives: Activities

Carshalton Environmental Fair, Bank Holiday August 31

There’s a fantastic day planned for Monday, August 31, with the annual Environmental Fair from 10.30am till 8pm in Carshalton Park, Ruskin Road. The fair features three solar-powered stages, 150 stalls showcasing local crafts, sustainability products, local groups offering handy … Continue reading

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Beginners’ duathlon, Croydon Arena, Aug 30

Croydon Arena is to stage beginners’ duathlon this Sunday, August 30, aimed at those who want to give the run-bike-run sport, a variant of the triathlon, their first… try. Staged in the enclosed, secure athletics stadium in South Norwood, the … Continue reading

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Taberner House saffron farm within £1,000 of fulfilling dream

A vision of recreating Croydon as Crocus Valley needs another £1,000 in crowd-funding before the weekend to become a reality. One restaurant has already placed an order for the scheme’s entire first crop of saffron, Ally McKinlay’s idea of turning … Continue reading

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Coulsdon bowling green helps give teenagers a head start

Croydon teenagers are getting a head start in lawn bowls in Coulsdon. Youth volunteers from the Headstart scheme have been busy at the Coulsdon Memorial Ground, helping the Friends of Marlpit Lane Bowling Green. Headstart provides young people with opportunities … Continue reading

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Fund-raising summer barbecue, Ruskin House, Aug 23

Croydon Trades Union Council is staging a fund-raising summer barbecue on Sunday, August 23 from 3pm at Ruskin House. The event is to support Public and Commercial Services Union strikers who are fighting the privatisation of nearly 400 jobs at … Continue reading

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Ecology Centre’s Green Heritage Fair, Sep 19-20

The Croydon Ecology Centre at Heathfield House will be staging its Green Heritage Fair over the weekend of September 19-20, from 11am to 5pm on each day. There will be a large number of stands showcasing the work of local … Continue reading

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Masked dancers step out to help draw in more park users

The Wild Hunt Bedlam Morris, a slightly scary-looking Border Morris side, are dancing in Croydon next Tuesday evening to help to encourage local people to use the park again. Locals have been staying away from King George’s Field in Sydenham … Continue reading

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Morris men bring Night of Dance to Addiscombe, Aug 18

The 11th annual staging of the Croydon Night of Dance – a festival of Morris dance – this year will take place on August 18 in Addiscombe. The event features six Morris sides from around London and the south-east. It … Continue reading

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Croydon Photography Forum focuses on guest speaker, Aug 6

Beginning this Thursday, August 6, Lenses of Croydon will be hosting the Croydon Photography Forum each month, with tomorrow’s first session featuring a talk from an internationally regarded professional photographer. The aim of the forum is to provide local photography … Continue reading

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Angie Davila photography exhibit, Crystal Palace, Aug 16

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Crafternoon Tea at Coffee Craft, Stanley Halls, Aug 9

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Sara Pascoe in Comedy Festival at The Oval Tavern, Aug 5

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Park Hill Allotments Open Day, Aug 16

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Sensible? Norwood garden party goes ahead – despite rain

Despite unpromising weather, around 30 hardy souls turned out to celebrate the first anniversary of the Sensible Garden in South Norwood on Sunday afternoon. Members of the South Norwood Tourist Board, Crystal Palace Transition Town and local residents enjoyed calypso … Continue reading

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Corbyn comes to Croydon for free public meeting, Aug 4

Jeremy Corbyn, the outsider who now appears to be running away with the Labour Party leadership contest, is to speak at a public meeting in Croydon on August 4. The meeting, from 7pm at Ruskin House on Coombe Road, has … Continue reading

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Croydon Comedy Festival at The Oval Tavern, July 26

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Bensham Manor Allotments Party on the Plot, Aug 1

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Ambition Festival Family Zone, Queen’s Gardens, July 25-26

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Notorious Norbury free market and fair, July 26

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Wandle Park Skate Jam free event, July 19

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