Category Archives: Ken Towl

Kira Freije exhibition shines new light on Christmas shopping

KEN TOWL went to the Whitgift Centre and got more than he expected I had been doing the sort of soul-destroying Christmas shopping that you do at the Whitgift Centre and I was making my way to Wellesley Road tram … Continue reading

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Clocktower exhibition has broad brush approach to local talent

The Croydon Art Society was recently named national arts club of the year. KEN TOWL went along to their annual exhibition at the Clocktower and found out why There is a portrait in the Croydon Art Society’s exhibition that looks … Continue reading

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Hundreds march through South Norwood to support Grenfell

More than 300 people, plus TV crews and newspaper reporters, turned out in South Norwood last night to show solidarity with Grenfell and reject racism. But who was the only one to talk to the reporter from The Sun? KEN … Continue reading

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There’s a real art to life drawing in a draughty church hall

For a borough whose politicians claim that ‘art is at the heart of regeneration’, it seems that the world’s biggest drawing festival has passed Croydon by. But KEN TOWL managed to track down a well-established group of artists who show … Continue reading

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Fare rises and jerk chicken: Tory Bailey hasn’t much to offer

Shaun Bailey, recently named as the Conservative candidate for London Mayor, was in Croydon last night for what the local Tories tried to bill as a Black History Month event. KEN TOWL went along to see what Bailey had to … Continue reading

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When taking to the streets offered a way out of Brexit

KEN TOWL, our non-resident rambler, went on a walk with a difference yesterday, on one of the biggest popular marches of this century, and in some very mixed company The plan was to meet up with some colleagues from work, … Continue reading

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How to climb a Surrey hill and see a view from a mountain top

WANDLE WANDERER: For this August bank holiday weekend, our non-resident rambler KEN TOWL, pictured left, suffered a hair-raising experience in his quest to scale the highest point in south-east England A handful of us at work have been challenged by … Continue reading

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