Category Archives: Art

Seconds out! Coulsdon’s Art Trail goes another two rounds

The Coulsdon Art Trail, which commemorates the history of an area that was once known as Smitham Bottom, now has seven finials, after the addition of one outside Coulsdon Library, the other outside Aldi. Finials are small, stylised metal models, … Continue reading

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iC supporters win tickets for Twopence To Cross The Mersey

Congratulations to loyal readers Ethel Corduff and Angus Hewlett, who will be going to the theatre next week accompanied by a friend or partner, all thanks to Inside Croydon. Ethel and Angus both answered the (very) simple question posed in … Continue reading

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Plucky CODA bring The 39 Steps to the stage in Carshalton

CODA, the Croydon Operatic and Dramatic Association, will be staging their new production in Sutton, with The 39 Steps at the CryerArts Centre in Carshalton this November. Using Patrick Barlow’s adaptation from John Buchan’s famous thriller novel and the Hitchcock … Continue reading

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There’s A Bit Of A Do going on in Croydon’s Front Room

There is going to be A Bit of A Do in Croydon later this month. Ahead of Croydon’s turn as London’s Borough of Culture (details of which we await with bated breath), the Drunken Chorus Theatre Company sets out its … Continue reading

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Lunchtime recitals at Croydon Minster, Fridays, Oct 7-Dec 2

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The Sixteen’s return adds up to wonderful music at The Minster

Slowly life, and arts, are getting back to ‘normal’, as our veteran culture correspondent, BELLA BARTOCK, was delighted to discover at a concert by the choral group The Sixteen at Croydon Minster on Monday I was getting impatient. I had … Continue reading

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Part-time Mayor Perry to re-boot Negrini’s design review panel

The council is looking to re-set its Place Review Panel – now to be renamed the Design Review Panel – and is inviting applications from architecture and design experts to sign up for two or three days’ work each year, … Continue reading

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WIN!!! Exclusive competition: Twopence To Cross The Mersey

Inside Croydon is delighted to offer our loyal readers the chance to see a new theatre production coming to the Fairfield Halls next month: the play  Twopence To Cross The Mersey. We have two pairs of stalls tickets – face … Continue reading

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St Paul’s Jubilee Barn Dance, South Croydon, Oct 1

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Depression-era drama brings Mersey beat to Ashcroft Theatre

The first national tour of Helen Forrester’s Twopence To Cross The Mersey is coming to Croydon’s Fairfield Halls next month. The new touring production of Twopence To Cross The Mersey is produced by Rob Fennah and Lynn McDermott and directed … Continue reading

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Coleridge-Taylor hits the right notes for Black History Month

Croydon’s very own black classical composer is to be celebrated in a prestigious concert at Fairfield Halls on Sunday, October 9, part of the arts venue’s programme of events marking Black History Month. Samuel Coleridge-Taylor wrote his epic choral work … Continue reading

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Black British Classical Foundation concert, St Mildred’s, Oct 1

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‘Greatest Radio Comedy’ returns to Fairfield after 15 years

I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue, the flagship BBC radio comedy panel show, returns to the Fairfield Halls for the first time in 15 years later this month. It has always been billed as “the antidote to panel games”, although … Continue reading

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Bailiffs instructed after council breaks High Court injunction

CROYDON IN CRISIS: The discredited council under Newman and Negrini won their bid for ‘Borough of Culture’ status by using material that senior staff knew to be stolen intellectual property. EXCLUSIVE by STEVEN DOWNES Katherine Kerswell, the chief exec of … Continue reading

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The Joyful Environmentalist, talk at Bookseller Crow, Sep 29

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Closed doors in Croydon for London’s Open House festival

If the 2022 Open House Festival is anything to go by, then when Croydon is London’s Borough of Culture next year, the capital could be looking at a cultural desert. There are only nine venues in the whole of the … Continue reading

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Crystal Palace Festival is going back to its roots for return

After a three-year wait, the Crystal Palace Festival is back, on September 17 and 18. The Festival marks its return post-covid by going back to its high street roots, with festival hubs popping up all around the high street area … Continue reading

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CODA’s Old Time Music Hall, Sanderstead, Sep 30-Oct 1

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Podcast: Will Travers on climate challenges and the Mane Event

Will Travers has been involved in wildlife conservation all his life, from the moment when his parents, actors Virginia McKenna and Bill Travers, took him as a youngster off to Kenya for a year-long adventure to film the acclaimed movie … Continue reading

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Mike Leigh’s Peterloo, Ruskin House Screen Club, Sep 16

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Two Days At The Opera: Fairfield’s match with Glyndebourne

It’s been a non-stop summer of social whirl for our veteran arts correspondent, BELLA BARTOCK, who has popped her corks at Glyndebourne one week and found herself sitting in the ‘cheap seats’ at the Fairfield Halls the next… The expensively … Continue reading

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South Norwood Beer Festival, Stanley Halls, Sep 29-Oct 1

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From Picasso to Whiteread in Dulwich, courtesy of the RMT

Last month, KEN TOWL visited Museum of the Year, the Horniman. This week, in his quest for the treasures of south London, he has trekked across the borough boundary again to the Dulwich Picture Gallery, with some help from a … Continue reading

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4 former council bosses charged by police… as Croydon waits

Investigations into wrongdoing in local government can take many years. A meeting at the Town Hall next week could provide a long-awaited chink of public accountability into the mismanagement – possibly worse – that led to Croydon Council’s financial collapse, … Continue reading

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Red faces after doomed supermarket is shortlisted for award

Red faces at Grey Label, the marketing agency that organises the “Croydon Business Excellence Awards”, where they have managed to shortlist as “Best Employer” a business that is about to make its 70 workers redundant. As exclusively revealed by Inside … Continue reading

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