You can save yourself £4.60 off the cost of your ticket for next week’s London Mozart Players’ gala anniversary celebration concert – and at the same time support independent, investigative journalism in Croydon.
Fully paid-up patrons of Inside Croydon can receive a 20per cent discount on their tickets for the LMP’s special event, being staged at St John’s, Upper Norwood, on September 22.
So as a benefit of supporting Inside Croydon, patrons this month can receive a discount worth more than the cost of their monthly subscription.
The London Mozart Players’ concert will feature Radu Kis on violin and performances of Mendelssohn’s Symphony No4 (the “Italian”), Rossini’s “The Italian Girl in Algiers”, Bizet and Waxman’s “Carmen Fantasy”, a performance of Richard Brown’s “Anthem For Peace”, with words by Croydon poet Shaniqua Benjamin, and Mozart’s Violin Concerto No5.
To qualify for the discount, you must be a paid-up patron of Inside Croydon, and using a special discount code, you need to book your tickets before midnight next Friday, September 21.
The discounted ticket price is just the latest benefit to be offered to Inside Croydon supporters.
As well as exclusive, supporter-only online competitions and draws, subscribers to Inside Croydon also benefit with a £2 discount on the price every time that they book a ticket for screenings at South Norwood’s community cinema, Screen25.
The subscriptions from our readers all help to fund the investigative and campaigning journalism which is regularly followed up by other news outlets.
Such as when BBC London Radio’s news was dominated by the plight of Croydon residents who have been confronted by serried ranks of unwanted wheelie bins, resulting in presenter Vanessa Feltz repeatedly using the word coined by this website: BINMAGEDDON!
It’s the kind of news that those who run Town Halls across south London would rather was kept secret and unknown, swept under the carpet.
Like our reports on the three senior council employees at the centre of a nepotism scandal, as “The Godfather” was caught using tax-payers’ money to pay a family friend £787 per day. As a result of our journalism, those three no longer work at Croydon Council – not that anyone at the council has admitted responsibility.
It was Inside Croydon which revealed that the council’s house builders, Brick by Brick, have hired a company which employs the son of council deputy leader Alison Butler, a potential conflict of interest which Cllr Butler has never declared, in breach of the Town Hall’s Code of Conduct.
And it was this website’s journalistic digging that discovered that Brick by Brick had failed to secure the purchase of a key parcel of land from Croydon College, a failure which could jeopardise the provision of hundreds of new homes, at a potential massive cost to Council Tax-payers.
We were also the first to report the purchase of the Croydon Park Hotel by Croydon Council, and to highlight that Town Hall execs had agreed to pay £5million more to secure the hotel freehold than the vendors’ asking price…
There’s also our in-depth analysis work, like where we highlighted the £10million subsidy for multi-national developers Westfield in Croydon – being given by the Tory Government to Tory Party donors – while the same Whitehall department is claiming that there is no cash to pay for the retro-fitting of fire safety sprinklers in Croydon Council’s residential tower blocks.
We also provide unrivalled coverage of local community campaigns, such as the efforts by sports clubs at Crystal Palace to keep the National Sports Centre open and properly maintained as a real piece of Olympic legacy, a story which has only been picked up by the Evening Standard this week.
And of course, there was our exclusive coverage of the council’s generous arts funding for on-stage displays of induced incontinence and butt pluggery.
None of this would have been possible without the generous support of Inside Croydon’s existing patrons. Unlike local newspapers, we do not receive any advertising revenue from the local authority, or the subsidy of the BBC funding the cost of a local democracy reporter.
We ask for £4 per month to help fund our independent journalism.
It doesn’t sound much, but we hope you think it’s worth it.
Sign up as an Inside Croydon supporter today and join our team.
Have your credit or debit card handy and please click here. Once you do, you’ll receive the discount codes for our London Mozart Players’ ticket offer and for Screen25.
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