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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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Costs force campaign to abandon Riesco legal case

The battle to stop what is widely believed to be the unlawful sale of some of the most valuable pieces from the Riesco Collection by Croydon Council is over. In a statement issued by local campaigners, Charlotte Davies, chair of … Continue reading

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Please join us in the fight to save Croydon’s arts and heritage

CHARLOTTE DAVIES, pictured right, has started legal proceedings to stop Croydon Council selling the most valuable pieces of the publicly owned Riesco Collection of Chinese procelain. The case has the support of the Museums Association, the Croydon Natural History and … Continue reading

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The Riesco resignation: Doesn’t Pollard read his mail?

Not for the first time, a senior member of Croydon Council’s ruling Tories has been caught out, saying one thing when there is clear evidence to demonstrate the opposite is the case. And as a consequence, Croydon has been accused … Continue reading

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Tired tribute acts represent poor value for £13m Riesco sale

The much-awaited programme from the Favoured Halls drops into the letter box at Inside Croydon Towers. What delights await us all in September and October? What exciting range of entertainment has been arranged for the people of Croydon after the … Continue reading

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Pollard ducks decisive meeting on £13m Riesco sale

Councillor Sara Bashford spoke up in the Town Hall council chamber last night and tried to justify Croydon’s sale of 24 items from the borough’s priceless Riesco ceramics collection by claiming that thousands of Croydon school children who visit the … Continue reading

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Riesco family opposes “unethical” china collection sale

The influential Museums Association and members of the Riesco family have added their voices to the condemnations of Croydon Council’s proposal to flog off some of the most valuable items from the publicly owned and priceless Riesco Collection of ancient … Continue reading

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