Category Archives: Activities

Purley Library and CALAT Festive Fair, Purley, Dec 10

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Coulsdon’s Yuletide Magic, Coulsdon town centre, Dec 3

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‘Welcome to Croydon. No. Literally. You’re welcome to Croydon’

Cruel? Perhaps a touch. But Jack Dee’s opening monologue at the recording of I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue on its first visit to Croydon’s Fairfield Halls for 15 years had a packed house roaring with laughter at the inevitable … Continue reading

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Take a walk on the wild side in Shirley with Wilderness Sundays

A historic Croydon garden is opening its doors today and once every month to offer skills-building sessions and an opportunity to visit the venue. The Wilderness is a seven-acre garden in Shirley, situated within MHA Hall Grange, a care home … Continue reading

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Children’s Christmas activity clubs are open for bookings

The council has updated its directory of voluntary, faith and charity organisations staging holiday clubs over the Christmas period, offering activities and healthy hot meals for those youngsters who receive free school meals. The Department for Education has allocated £300,000 … Continue reading

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Thornton Heath Sustainability Hub Christmas Special, Nov 26

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Cougars’ Christmas basketball camp, Monks Hill, Dec 19-22

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Merry Christmas Fair, Woodcote High School, Dec 19

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Croydon Cancer Conference, Wellesley Road, Nov 30

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The Whitgift Centre is on a roll in the build-up to Christmas

Centrale and Whitgift shopping centres have announced that they will be opening a free roller rink in Whitgift Square on Saturday November 25, to be a feature of festive activities in the town centre right through until Christmas Eve. It … Continue reading

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Christmas Market, St Peter’s Hall, South Croydon, Nov 26

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Yamaha Music School hits the right notes at Fairfield Halls

The Yamaha Music School based at the Fairfield Halls is to expand next spring, moving into a second space at Croydon’s major arts centre to cope with growing demand. Suitably, from April 2023 the Yamaha lessons will also be taking … Continue reading

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Arts and Crafts with Aga, Socco Cheta Hub every Thursday

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Money survey finds more than 1m Londoners have no savings

More than 1million Londoners have less than £100 in savings, according to research from MaPS, the Money and Pensions Service. This week, November 7 to 11, is Talk Money Week, “an opportunity for everyone to get involved with events and … Continue reading

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Bless you! Veteran cars to get a very warm welcome in Purley

The veteran cars and other vehicles taking part in the London to Brighton run tomorrow morning will receive an especially warm welcome when they get to Purley. Christ Church Purley, on the Brighton Road, will be blessing the people on … Continue reading

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#TheLabourFiles screening and Q&A, Ruskin House, Nov 23

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Watch the 2022 Veteran Car Run at St Andrew’s, Nov 6

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Alternative Gift Wrapping Workshop, Thornton Heath, Nov 26

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Fire Brigade offers safety advice for fireworks on Bonfire Night

Cost pressures have seen the cancellation of several public firework displays planned for Bonfire Night. With Diwali being celebrated tonight, the fireworks season will get underway, and the London Fire Brigade has issued guidance for the public for those considering … Continue reading

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Christmas: A Festive History talk, Upper Norwood, Nov 14

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Wallington 10-year-old is face of campaign to get us dancing

A 10-year-old from Wallington has been chosen as one of the faces of a national campaign, backed by some of the stars of BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing, to get the whole of the country dancing. Elijah Caraccio is one of … Continue reading

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Coding teen scoops £5,000 prize from National Lottery Awards

A teen from south London has scooped the Young Hero title at the National Lottery Awards for her project that runs workshops teaching disadvantaged young women skills to improve their confidence and opportunities. Avye Couloute, 15, from Wimbledon, started coding … Continue reading

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Dr Bike repairs at Sustainable Thornton Heath, Oct 22

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Purley Scouts Jumble Sale, Kenley Memorial Hall, Nov 19

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Fun Introduction to Woodwork, Thornton Heath, Oct 22

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