Tag Archives: Croydon Museum

Who decided Croydon should be an Olympics-free zone?

Have you had a look around Croydon the past couple of weekends? Notice anything happening? No, not the usual puddle of half-dried vomit amid the fast food wrappers and empty beer bottles that scatter the pavements in the town centre … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 Olympics, Activities, Boris Johnson, Commuting, Gavin Barwell, Leisure services, Libraries, London-wide issues, Richard Ottaway MP, Sara Bashford, Sport | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Cinema campaigners launch petition to Save The David Lean

The latest issue of Shirley Life magazine is now available online, with its usual eclectic mix of local news and views. Among the articles is a passionate case for saving the Croydon Clocktower’s arts centre, written by Adrian Winchester, who … Continue reading

Posted in Activities, Art, David Lean Cinema Campaign, Dudley Mead, Sara Bashford | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Croydon arts policy: no librarians, but £1.5m for Fairfield Halls

Two pieces of separate but related news this week, each significant for the cultural fabric of Croydon, and how the current administration is ripping it apart. The common factor is Sara “Book Token” Bashford, who has presided over the undermining … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Broad Green, Croydon Council, Crystal Palace and Upper Norwood, Dudley Mead, Fairfield Halls, Jon Rouse, Libraries, Purley, Sanderstead, Sara Bashford, Shirley | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment