Tag Archives: Black History Month

Coleridge-Taylor hits the right notes for Black History Month

Croydon’s very own black classical composer is to be celebrated in a prestigious concert at Fairfield Halls on Sunday, October 9, part of the arts venue’s programme of events marking Black History Month. Samuel Coleridge-Taylor wrote his epic choral work … Continue reading

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Black British Classical Foundation concert, St Mildred’s, Oct 1

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Croydon’s Black History Month offers much to be proud about

Croydon’s Black History Month begins tonight under the tagline “Proud2be”. Organised by the Croydon BME Forum, Black History Month includes an intergenerational fashion show, poetry readings, live music, theatre, a networking brunch and thought-provoking discussions.

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Free events on offer for budding sports stars and entrepreneurs

The council’s youth service team is offering a busy programme of activities for youngsters through half-term and the rest of October – and all free. Ranging from football sessions for different ages to online fitness exercise, “the programme has been … Continue reading

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Black History Month launch, Croydon Town Hall, Mar 18

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Black History Month launch, Tomorrow Cafe, Oct 2

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Council’s underwhelming programme for Black History Month

BELLA BARTOCK, our culture correspondent, on the uninspiring offer from Croydon Town Hall It is hard not to have a degree of ambivalence about this year’s offering from Croydon Council for Black History Month. Just like last year, and the … Continue reading

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Council lists just 30 events in Croydon for Black History Month

Singer Faith Child and Crystal Palace footballer Wilfried Zaha are the special guests at tomorrow night’s launch of Black History Month in Croydon, being staged at the council’s office building, Fisher’s Folly. But anyone thinking that the local council in … Continue reading

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Colour-coded divisions over Black History Month events

It surely cannot be deliberate, since Croydon Council’s press and publicity department is too ham-fisted to organise itself so well. But if anyone ever wanted a demonstration of how we live in a divided borough, then they need only refer … Continue reading

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A celebration of Maya Angelou, Fairfield Halls, Oct 18

The Write Thing & Fairweather Productions presents IN CELEBRATION OF OUR CULTURE A Black History Month Event Hosted by Juliet Alexander BBC A Special Tribute To The Inspirational Dr MAYA ANGELOU in Song, Dance, Film, Laugher & Spoken Word,

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Steve Knightly announced as opening act for Stanley Halls

Stanley Halls’ first major public performance since the historic venue was taken over by a local community group has been announced for February 5, featuring Steve Knightly, whose group Show of Hands has been described by Peter Gabriel as “one … Continue reading

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Poppy Cafe, Coulsdon re-opening: Nov 9

The long-awaited Poppy Café at Coulsdon Memorial Ground will be opened officially on Saturday November 9. The café will be holding an event from 10am to 3pm in the form of a Discovery Trail inviting people to find out more … Continue reading

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It’s official: Croydon is the most miserable part of London

It’s official: Croydon is the most miserable part of London. So much for the view through rose-tinted glasses of the self-appointed “Glee Club”, who choose to ignore the area’s many short-comings, or the dissembling work of PR agency Grey Label … Continue reading

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Obama’s mentor offers advice to Friends of Ashburton Park

Arnie Graf, the American community activist and mentor to President Barack Obama, will be the guest of honour at the second meeting of the Friends of Ashburton Park, to be staged this Wednesday, October 23. Graf has 50 years experience … Continue reading

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Did you know enough to win our Doris Day competition?

Inside Croydon’s Doris Day competition is now closed. Our winners, who knew that Doris Day sang Que Sera, Sera in Alfred Hitchcock’s The Man Who Knew Too Much (well, we thought it was a good answer for a quiz question) … Continue reading

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Police called to sikh temple as controversy dogs councillor

For the second time in less than two months, the police had to be called to a disturbance at a meeting involving Jeet Bains, the Conservative councillor for Coulsdon West. On Friday evening, Bains was attending the Croydon gurdwara, on … Continue reading

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Future Tech City event at BRIT School: Nov 30

All three of Croydon’s MPs are backing Future Tech City, the borough’s largest tech education event, being staged next month in an effort to help the borough’s schools keep pace with the dizzying pace of developments in one of the … Continue reading

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PJ’s enterprising look at Black History Month: Oct 29

Today sees the start of Black History Month. One of the events being staged is organised by local business people Claudine and Patrick Reid of PJ’s Community Service, who want to celebrate the history of Black Caribbean and African enterprise … Continue reading

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