Category Archives: Poetry

Library will be a TV studio for this year’s Crystal Palace Festival

The 2020 Crystal Palace Festival is going ahead next month – with live acts streaming directly to your home from Upper Norwood Library. The organisers announced overnight, “With support from the Arts Council, we are setting up a temporary television … Continue reading

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The curate of Croydon best known for his drinking song

In his latest discovery from Croydon Minster, DAVID MORGAN has found in the vaults how one of the parish’s priests became a celebrated poet whose work might still be heard in a popular song of the last century When the … Continue reading

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Akala Talk, CSEP East Croydon, Jan 22

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Centrale puts rhymes and reason into Mental Health Day

The Poetry Project is coming to Centrale and the Whitgift shopping centres this week, to help raise awareness of tomorrow’s World Mental Health Day. The two shopping centres will be displaying specially commissioned poems created by poet James McInerney to … Continue reading

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Well Versed Supper Club, Thornton Heath, Aug 31

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Well Versed poetry night, at The Front Room, Aug 28

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Freedom! Are Crystal Palace residents ready for breakaway?

The week-long Crystal Palace Festival gets underway tomorrow with a weekend of music and dance in the park. But because of the local borough geography, the organisers and other groups have to deal with five, even six, local authorities, which … Continue reading

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Poetic Insight: Youth Violence, Urban Xchange, Jun 25

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Organisers in appeal for volunteers for Crystal Palace Festival

Next month’s Crystal Palace Festival is recruiting volunteers. “We’re only as good as our volunteers, and we invite people from all walks of life to contribute their time and skills to make Crystal Palace Festival the best community festival in … Continue reading

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Free rap sessions for teens, South Norwood, from May 8

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Poetic Power comes to Shrublands, starting on May 7

Poetic Power starts on Tuesday May 7, at 6pm at the Shirley Community Centre. Well Versed will be offering poetry sessions to writers aged between 12 and 16, from Shrublands in Shirley. For more information, phone 07742935407 or email cdw@talkofftherecord.org

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Poetic Insight: Respect, Urban Xchange, Mar 26

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Croydon writers among 100 included in Breaking New Ground

Croydon writers are among those featured in Breaking New Ground, the first free national resource to celebrate 100 British writers and illustrators of colour, producing quality work for children and young people. Launched by Speaking Volumes in partnership with the … Continue reading

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Sanderstead Library poetry competition, deadline Apr 13

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When Croydon homes inspired lyricism from England’s poets

CROYDON COMMENTARY: First we mentioned Philip Larkin, then Alan Bennett. Now GEORGE WRIGHT reminds us that the Poet Laureate Sir John Betjeman once had something to say, in verse, about Croydon. And he was never as horrible about the town … Continue reading

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Stop Larkin about: dead poet’s society seeks proper attribution

Inside Croydon’s email inbox positively bulged this week, with this website’s first ever missive received from the much-respected and highly esteemed Philip Larkin Society. Larkin was one of Britain’s most noted poets of the 20th Century, known for his “very … Continue reading

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Burns Night at St John’s, Upper Norwood, Jan 25

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South Croydon artist wins year-long Somerset House bursary

An artist from South Croydon, Nadeem Din-Gabisi, has today been announced as the winner of the London Fields Brewery bursary scheme. The scheme aims to “support artists pushing the boundaries of established practice”, and Din-Gabisi will now have a year-long … Continue reading

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Poetry performers embark on Inspiration tour of south London

Momtaza Mehri, the Young People’s Laureate for London, is calling on 13- to 25-year-olds in Kingston, Sutton and Bromley to be part of her Be My Next Inspiration campaign. During the school half-term week, Mehri will headline Spread the Word’s … Continue reading

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CCAT’s Modern Day Slavery event, Project B, Oct 16

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Have a proper Beano at Upper Norwood Library this summer

At Upper Norwood Library, there is a wide range of often Beano-themed activities being staged over the summer, beginning from July 14 and running until September 15, as part of the Summer Reading Challenge. All activities are free for all … Continue reading

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Countdown begins to week-long Crystal Palace Festival

With one month to go until the start of the 2018 Crystal Palace Festival, the organisers have announced the acts for their free event in the park, plus some new venues this year for the week-long celebration of local culture. … Continue reading

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Poetic Insight: Violence, at Project B, Apr 24

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Coulsdon community show it was not, oh, such a lovely war

Our veteran arts correspondent, BELLA BARTOCK, takes a trip down memory lane and discovers an impressive new work There was something quite poignant about entering the Coulsdon Community Centre on Barrie Close on the night after its destruction had been … Continue reading

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Stereo MC’s and Polarbear announced as Festival headliners

The Crystal Palace Festival returns in June  with one of the biggest free cultural events in south London. Festival events will take place across the Crystal Palace area from June 11 to 17 with the free Crystal Palace park event … Continue reading

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