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Last chance to enter Great North Wood photo competition

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Free events on offer for budding sports stars and entrepreneurs

The council’s youth service team is offering a busy programme of activities for youngsters through half-term and the rest of October – and all free. Ranging from football sessions for different ages to online fitness exercise, “the programme has been … Continue reading

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What mugs! Photo group keep Macmillan in the picture

Lenses of Croydon, the borough’s largest photography group, have extended their creative talents to raise money for charity once again, this year donating images for use on mugs which are being sold ahead of the staging of a Macmillan Cancer … Continue reading

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Covid restrictions force RAC to cancel Veteran Car Run

The London to Brighton Veteran Car Run has been cancelled due to coronavirus. It is the first time that the rally has had to be cancelled since World War II. The rally, which features around 300 museum-piece vehicles, most of … Continue reading

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Cut the mowing: how to transform your garden for wildlife

CROYDON COMMENTARY: After surveys this summer reported a decline in butterfly and moth populations across the country, LEWIS WHITE, a retired landscape architect with decades of experience, offers his advice on how to make your garden more wildlife-friendly this autumn … Continue reading

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Macmillan Coffee Morning, Peony Court, Addiscombe, Sep 25

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Join in with Addiscombe care home’s virtual dog show

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Great North Wood 2021 calendar’s photo competition

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Take a walk in someone else’s shoes to help mental health

From this Thursday, Shawmind, a mental health charity, is inviting people to take part in its month-long activity to encourage gentle exercise, raise funds and increase awareness around suicide, mental health and wellbeing. The campaign, Walk a Mile in My … Continue reading

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Savvy seeks new performers as the show must go on

In the true spirit of “The Show Must Go On”, the Savvy Theatre Company, newly installed at the Fairfield Halls, has been continuing to work with youngsters on new productions, despite the difficulties presented by the pandemic, the lockdown and, … Continue reading

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Croydon Photography Forum: Ryan Schude, Aug 18

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DBC Pierre in Talks From An Empty Bookshop, Aug 13

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National Allotment Week highlights benefits of garden produce

Bluebird Care Croydon is going green this month and is backing National Allotments Week, which begins tomorrow. The National Allotment Society strives to protect, promote and preserve allotments. Their campaign has been running annually for the last 18 years and … Continue reading

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Tell Your Daughters emotional recovery workshop, from Aug 17

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Cassandra Centre Art in the Park, Rookery Gardens, Aug 21

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Cassandra Centre kids’ summer Zoom arts classes, Aug 11-13

Please note the amended timings

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Cassandra Centre kids’ photography competition, Aug 10-17

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Croydon Photography Forum: Beverley Rhoden-Nelson, Aug 4

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Christobel Kent talks with Bookseller Crow, Aug 7

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Croydon Night of Dance sets a world’s first – with bells on

The Croydon Night of Dance will take place this year, despite the coronavirus pandemic, with the Morris groups and folk dancers taking to the streets virtually for “MorrisoVision” (geddit?), all in aid of Rotary charities. The event, being held on … Continue reading

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Lenses of Croydon virtual event with Naomi Harris, Jul 21

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Croydon Athletic summer camp, Thornton Heath, Jul 21-Aug 20

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Lenses of Croydon virtual coffee with Julia Coddington, Jul 19

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Comet Neowise arrives to brighten up the Croydon night sky

The ancients used to regard the sighting of a comet as a sign from the gods. The arrival this weekend of Comet Neowise may be more prosaic, but it nonetheless brightens up the night sky. GRAHAM CLUER, a member of … Continue reading

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Join the MonsterHeroes safari in Purley to raise funds for NHS

Youngsters and their adults are going on a safari adventure, following a story-trail around Purley to help spread joy, support the NHS and give families a safe reason to return to local shops. Launched this morning by the Purley Business … Continue reading

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