Category Archives: Dance

Developers appoint Hoodoos to run rebuilt Matthew’s Yard

Regent Land and Developments, a company which specialises in developing brownfield sites, has announced that a building on Surrey Street, including the premises known as Matthew’s Yard, is to be re-built to include a purpose-built café and arts performance space. … Continue reading

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Council’s underwhelming programme for Black History Month

BELLA BARTOCK, our culture correspondent, on the uninspiring offer from Croydon Town Hall It is hard not to have a degree of ambivalence about this year’s offering from Croydon Council for Black History Month. Just like last year, and the … Continue reading

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Origami to unfold a dance festival in Queen’s Gardens

This Saturday will see two free dance performances in Croydon town centre. Dance Umbrella, the annual London-wide contemporary dance festival, is coming to Queen’s Gardens to present a work called Origami which, according to a council-issued press release, is “a … Continue reading

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Croydon International Mela 2017 – in full colour

After a Tory-imposed austerity hiatus of four years, the Mela was back in Croydon on Saturday. Wandle Park was transformed into a forum of colour, sound and celebration. Here, with contributions from numerous loyal readers, is a small selection of … Continue reading

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Wandle Park’s International Mela announces line-up for Sep 30

The Colors Croydon International Mela in Wandle Park on September 30 will celebrate the culture of the local Asian communities and showcase a combination of international artists, local talent, extraordinary dance and spectacular street theatre. “There really be something for … Continue reading

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Festival helps puts cheer and colour into Thornton Heath

The 2017 Thornton Heath Festival was bigger and better than ever before. Here’s LEE TOWNSEND’s photo-essay from the event

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Overground Festival’s dance music night, Penge, Oct 13

The Crystal Palace Overground Festival is close to reaching its fund-raising target, with just one week left to go with its crowdfunder. The organisers encountered thousands of pounds of additional security costs this summer, with their event being staged soon … Continue reading

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