Category Archives: Wandle Park

Healthy Exercise group, Wandle Park, every Wednesday

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Wandle Park Sports Festival, Waddon, Aug 19

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Youthful promise in latest Shakespeare staged in Wandle Park

Our culture correspondent BELLA BARTOCK went to see how the star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet manage under Croydon’s moon-lit sky I was joined for the evening at East Croydon by my friend, Claudia de Boozy, who winced when I mentioned … Continue reading

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Tots’ Tales Story Time in the Park, various venues, Jul 23-29

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Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers face fate in Wandle Park

In the city of Verona, the Montagues and the Capulets are locked in a long-standing family feud. A chance encounter between Romeo, the only son of the Montagues, and Juliet, the only daughter of the Capulets, sparks an intense love … Continue reading

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Jerk Cookout, Wandle Park, Waddon, Jul 29

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Croydon Environmental Fair, Wandle Park, Jun 9

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Free guided Bat Walk, Wandle Park, Apr 13

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Keep off the glass: Dogs viciously targeted in Wandle Park

Parents of young children and dog-walkers are being urged to take extra care when out enjoying their local park, after reports at the weekend of poison and broken glass being deliberately left to cause harm. The incident occurred in Wandle … Continue reading

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Christmas wreath-making, Wandle Park, Dec 3

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River Wandle Ghost Walk, Wandle Park, Nov 11

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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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Riverside walk with swans, meadows and Nelson’s fishing pond

WANDLE WANDERINGS: It’s Wandle Fortnight, and we asked our non-resident rambler, KEN TOWL, to explore the Wandle Trail This is a three-borough walk from one park to another, tracing the course of the nascent river Wandle as it births in … 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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Full listing of events in Wandle Fortnight, Sep 9 – 24

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Park’s Pirates are a magical delight around the bandstand

Our arts correspondent BELLA BARTOCK got all hot and bothered on a cool summer evening by some of the racier performances at CODA’s outstanding production of Pirates of Penzance Such fun! I was saying only the other day over coffee … Continue reading

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CODA adds some swash and buckle to Gilbert & Sullivan

CODA will be performing around the bandstand in Wandle Park next week in their fourth annual outdoor production – a boisterous new production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic opera The Pirates of Penzance. The Pirates of Penzance is one of … Continue reading

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£240,000 Arts Council grant sees return of Mela to Croydon

The Mela is to return to Croydon later this summer, thanks to a £240,000 grant from the Arts Council. Seven years after the last Croydon Mela in Lloyd Park – axed by the then Tory-run council in a first wave … Continue reading

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Live and Unplugged at the Bandstand, Wandle Park, Aug 12

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Wandle Park runs get off to an early start this summer

The early birds in Wandle Park are about to get a bit of a wake-up call on summer Tuesday mornings, as the local running group doubles its number of meetings. Wandle Valley Regional Park and RunTogether are starting a new … Continue reading

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Wandle wanders and fishy treats in London Rivers Week

Londoners will be pulling on waders, jumping into canoes and going on waterside walks this week as part of London Rivers Week, a free festival which flows from June 26 to July 2. Many of the week’s activities are coordinated … Continue reading

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Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Park, Wandle Park, Jul 16

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Free screening of The Jungle Book, Wandle Park, May 7

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There’ll be Pirates coming to Wandle Park this summer

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Take your marks for Wandle Park beginners’ runs from Apr 27

Wandle Park is to get its own beginners’ running group, meeting outside the park cafe every Thursday evening at 7pm, beginning from April 27. Led by experienced runners, this is a start-up group for people of all ages, abilities and … Continue reading

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