Category Archives: Poetry

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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