Tag Archives: Wandle Park

Croydon International Mela 2017 – in full colour

After a Tory-imposed austerity hiatus of four years, the Mela was back in Croydon on Saturday. Wandle Park was transformed into a forum of colour, sound and celebration. Here, with contributions from numerous loyal readers, is a small selection of … Continue reading

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Composers pair off at Mela for unique musical experiment

The Croydon Mela being held in Wandle Park at the end of the month will stage a unique collaboration between cross-cultural performers as part of the Croydon Composers project. Ten of Croydon’s aspiring composers and musicians – drawn from hip … Continue reading

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Riverside walk with swans, meadows and Nelson’s fishing pond

WANDLE WANDERINGS: It’s Wandle Fortnight, and we asked our non-resident rambler, KEN TOWL, to explore the Wandle Trail This is a three-borough walk from one park to another, tracing the course of the nascent river Wandle as it births in … Continue reading

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Wandle Park’s International Mela announces line-up for Sep 30

The Colors Croydon International Mela in Wandle Park on September 30 will celebrate the culture of the local Asian communities and showcase a combination of international artists, local talent, extraordinary dance and spectacular street theatre. “There really be something for … Continue reading

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Park’s Pirates are a magical delight around the bandstand

Our arts correspondent BELLA BARTOCK got all hot and bothered on a cool summer evening by some of the racier performances at CODA’s outstanding production of Pirates of Penzance Such fun! I was saying only the other day over coffee … Continue reading

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CODA adds some swash and buckle to Gilbert & Sullivan

CODA will be performing around the bandstand in Wandle Park next week in their fourth annual outdoor production – a boisterous new production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic opera The Pirates of Penzance. The Pirates of Penzance is one of … Continue reading

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£240,000 Arts Council grant sees return of Mela to Croydon

The Mela is to return to Croydon later this summer, thanks to a £240,000 grant from the Arts Council. Seven years after the last Croydon Mela in Lloyd Park – axed by the then Tory-run council in a first wave … Continue reading

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