Category Archives: Croydon Heritage Festival

Delays over Westfield scheme lead to end for Heritage Festival

Even the owners of the Whitgift Centre appear to have got fed up waiting for Westfield to get their long-promised £1.4billion redevelopment of the centre of Croydon underway. The Whitgift Foundation has this week confirmed that it has dropped its … Continue reading

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Croydon Heritage Festival to look at evolution in 2017

The Croydon Heritage Festival celebrates its fifth year in 2017, bringing a range of events and attractions to the town from Saturday June 24 to Friday June 30. The Whitgift Foundation, the festival organisers, have announced that the theme of … Continue reading

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Park Hill Park festival gets a sprinkling with fairy dust

The first Flower Fairies Festival is underway, with children’s workshops in Park Hill Park today (until 9pm) and tomorrow (11.30am to 5.30pm), while next weekend will see a performance day and the official opening of the Flower Fairy Garden. Inspired … Continue reading

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David Lean’s favourite film returns in an old-style format

The Save the David Lean Cinema Campaign will celebrate the cinema’s link with Oscar-winning director Sir David Lean by presenting his 1955 film Summer Madness next week using the now rarely seen 35mm format. Adrian Winchester, the campaign director, said: … Continue reading

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Cultivating culture is year-round project, not just three weeks

CROYDON COMMENTARY: In a previous column, DAVID CALLAM argued for a festival celebrating the borough’s heritage. But next month’s Croydon Heritage Festival misses the target in a number of important respects  E viva la fiesta! Time to party in Croydon, … Continue reading

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