Tag Archives: Cicely Mary Barker

Flower fairy artist’s life story takes wing on church stage

The Rev WEALANDS BELL saw his church turned into a theatre last week for the world premiere of a play about the artist Cicely Mary Barker. Here, he reviews Under the Shadow of Your Wings, the drama whose performance marked … Continue reading

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Park Hill Park festival gets a sprinkling with fairy dust

The first Flower Fairies Festival is underway, with children’s workshops in Park Hill Park today (until 9pm) and tomorrow (11.30am to 5.30pm), while next weekend will see a performance day and the official opening of the Flower Fairy Garden. Inspired … Continue reading

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Church stages special events for Barker’s 120th anniversary

The 120th anniversary of the birth of Cicely Mary Barker, the author and artist who devised the flower fairies, is to be celebrated at her parish church, St Andrew’s on Southbridge Road, next Sunday, June 28, and then next month … Continue reading

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St Andrew’s church seeks volunteers in its ‘green gym’

St Andrew’s Church, Southbridge Road, is seeking volunteers keen to do a couple of hours of community gardening in the churchyard each month. The church is historically notable as being where the artist Cicely Mary Barker worshipped regularly; last month … Continue reading

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Cicely Mary Barker’s broad canvas that paints a new future

Last Friday, one of Croydon’s hidden treasures, a work of art which had been kept hidden in the Town Hall vaults for too many years, was unveiled for public exhibition at St Andrew’s Church. DAVID MATTHEWS, the headmaster of St … Continue reading

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All Shirley Life is to be found in online magazine

The latest issue of Shirley Life, the online magazine produced by a collection of local residents and activists, has just been published. The issue includes columns by former MP Andrew Pelling and councillor Stuart Collins, a fascinating piece on the … Continue reading

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