Category Archives: Cicely Mary Barker

Lily Pad Appeal’s Flower Fairy Ball, Braithwaite Hall, Mar 28

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Flower fairy artist’s life story takes wing on church stage

The Rev WEALANDS BELL saw his church turned into a theatre last week for the world premiere of a play about the artist Cicely Mary Barker. Here, he reviews Under the Shadow of Your Wings, the drama whose performance marked … 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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Church stages special events for Barker’s 120th anniversary

The 120th anniversary of the birth of Cicely Mary Barker, the author and artist who devised the flower fairies, is to be celebrated at her parish church, St Andrew’s on Southbridge Road, next Sunday, June 28, and then next month … Continue reading

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Croydon Art Society exhibit, Clocktower, Mar 10-28

The Croydon Art Society has today opened one of its major exhibitions of the year at the Clocktower on Katharine Street, featuring its members’ work. Utilising the Museum of Croydon’s exhibition space, admission is free. Founded in 1881, the Croydon … Continue reading

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Things are changing, and growing, around Transition Town

SUSAN OLIVER catches up with developments at Croydon Transition Town after an active 2014 Croydon Transition Town celebrated its second birthday in November, after its members helped to create community gardens in Wandle Park, Park Hill Park and at Ramsey … Continue reading

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St Andrew’s church seeks volunteers in its ‘green gym’

St Andrew’s Church, Southbridge Road, is seeking volunteers keen to do a couple of hours of community gardening in the churchyard each month. The church is historically notable as being where the artist Cicely Mary Barker worshipped regularly; last month … Continue reading

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Cicely Mary Barker’s broad canvas that paints a new future

Last Friday, one of Croydon’s hidden treasures, a work of art which had been kept hidden in the Town Hall vaults for too many years, was unveiled for public exhibition at St Andrew’s Church. DAVID MATTHEWS, the headmaster of St … Continue reading

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It’s garden question time for St Andrew’s church

Doesn’t anyone listen to Joni Mitchell any more? The thought occurs because St Andrew’s church, on Lower Coombe Street, is staging an open day from 11am tomorrow for its churchyard improvement project. We’ve reported previously on the church’s recent renovations. … Continue reading

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Historic church soon to re-open its doors to community

ED MATTHEWS reports on the renovation works going on at one of South Croydon‘s landmark buildings A £830,000 renovation project is nearing completion at St Andrew’s in South Croydon, which will see the Victorian church transformed into a “worship space … Continue reading

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