Tag Archives: Charles Dickens

The Miller’s tale of Mendelssohn’s visit and a lifetime of music

Croydon’s Parish Church in the early 19th century attracted some of the finest musical talents of the time, thanks to the role played by one influential parishioner, writes DAVID MORGAN On June 17, 1832, Felix Mendelssohn wrote in his diary: … Continue reading

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History talks that explore Norwood’s Dickensian past

The Norwood Society has announced its programme of talks and events for the rest of 2015, beginning this week, on March 19, with a talk about Charles Dickens’s Norwood connections, to be given by Paul Graham of the Dickens Fellowship. … Continue reading

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Scrooge is coming to Croydon (in movie form): Dec 21

We are assured that florid-faced Mike Fisher, the leader of a Croydon Council which has stopped paying for lollipop ladies outside primary schools, which now wants to move on an inconvenient soup kitchen for the poor from near his £140 … Continue reading

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Hard Times: lessons from Dickens for 21st century London

Charles Dickens was born 200 years ago. His books and articles were often firmly based in south London (as David Perdue’s excellent Dickens blog demonstrates) and ANDY FORD says that Dickens, “the champion of the oppressed”, also exposed the rotten … Continue reading

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