Category Archives: Poetry

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

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