Tag Archives: United States

Syria, Parliament and the local MPs who want it all ways

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Where do local MPs stand on the issue of intervention in Syria after Thursday night’s votes in the House of Commons? In some cases, it is hard to say, writes ANDREW PELLING, especially for the MP who voted … Continue reading

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Young musician helps celebrate life of local composer

Sean Creighton, the co-founder and co-ordinator of the Coleridge-Taylor Network, will be giving a talk about the life and works of composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor this Friday as part of the South Norwood Arts Festival. The Coleridge-Taylor Network staged a range … Continue reading

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Acclaimed harpist Keziah Thomas performs at SNAF: July 8

After living in the United States for three years, internationally renowned concert harpist Keziah Thomas has returned home to South Norwood and will be performing as part of this summer’s South Norwood Arts Festival next Monday. Thomas has performed to … Continue reading

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PRS Music sketches out a tribute to composer Coleridge-Taylor

More than 100 years after his death, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor is not only getting a portrait of himself in his old home town; there’s to be a sketch of the composer unveiled this afternoon  in the West End boardroom of PRS … Continue reading

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Hear Bill Gates explain how we can end world hunger: June 8

Local campaigner SARAH JONES on why the people of Croydon should join the Enough Food IF rally next week There would be enough food for everyone… • IF we stop poor farmers being forced off their land, and use land … Continue reading

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Channel 5 looking to pull fast one on Croydon’s petty thieves

How others see us… Earlier this week, there was a visit to Inside Croydon Towers by a television producer who had dared venture forth from his trendy offices in one of those fashionable “quarters” of east London in order to … Continue reading

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Rollerball 2013: coming to a Croydon school near you

Roller derby is Britain’s secret sports obsession, and Croydon’s very own league is growing fast and has a new home venue, reports LILY RAE An import from the United States, even for those who have never seen the cult 1975 … Continue reading

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It’s a fair cop: we need more police officers on our streets

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Closing police stations would be fine if London Mayor Boris Johnson really did put the money saved and raised into officers on the streets, says DAVID CALLAM It’s a fair cop, Mr Mayor: time to come clean about … Continue reading

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Transition Town looks to Cuba for inspiration

Croydon Transition Town is holding its first public event – a free film show on Sunday, February 17, at 7pm, at Matthew’s Yard, off Surrey Street. The film is The Power of Communities – How Cuba Surivived Peak Oil, which … Continue reading

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Flavours of a Caribbean island from Norwood coffee bar

Casa Cuba, opened in October at the southern point of the Upper Norwood Triangle, provides both genuine Cubans and Cuban products. And when we talk of “real Cubans”, we are not just talking of the rolled Havanos cigars. Proprietors Sandra … Continue reading

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