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Jane Austen’s favourite given a night out on the Wandle

DRAMA IN THE PARKS: It’s been a busy week for our veteran arts correspondent, BELLA BARTOCK, as she’s been out and about with the return of local AmDrams’ summer productions, starting with CODA’s Pride and Prejudice Anticipating that getting her … Continue reading

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After decades of clean-ups, we’re still polluting precious rivers

CROYDON COMMENTARY: After a week-long heatwave and record temperatures, LEWIS WHITE makes a case for us to cherish local rivers, such as the Wandle, bringing the water companies back into public ownership, and for an end to the concreting over … Continue reading

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Wandle Park offers ‘immersive’ theatre at the bandstand

Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen’s beloved classic of wit and romance, the tale of Lizzie Bennet and Mr Darcy, is coming to a bandstand near you this summer, as CODA – the Croydon Operatic and Dramatic Association – once again … Continue reading

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Pride and Prejudice, CODA at Wandle Park, Jul 27-30

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Do you have what it takes to play a role alongside Mr Darcy?

CODA are back in town, and are looking for men. Well, three men in particular. CODA – the Croydon Operatic and Dramatic Association – is one of the borough’s leading community theatre companies. It is returning to the bandstand in … Continue reading

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An invitation to audition for Pride and Prejudice in Wandle Park

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Croydon Mela 2020, Wandle Park, Jul 19

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Enjoy a different kind of Fortnight along banks of the Wandle

Wandle Fortnight is a celebration of the Wandle Valley run by the community for the community, and it all starts next weekend. Much work has been done to uncover the River Wandle and clean it up, from the multi-million-pound work … Continue reading

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Pond dipping, Wandle Park Pond, Sep 14

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Dogs check-up and chip session, Wandle Park, Aug 1

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Bamstock music, stalls and amusements, Wandle Park, Jun 15

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Peddle My Wheels pop-up bike markets, Jun 10-15

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Croydon Mela 2019, Wandle Park, Jul 14

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Croydon Pridefest 2019, Wandle Park, Jul 13

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Friends of Wandle Park Christmas Wreath-making, Dec 15

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Police make two arrests in drugs swoop on Wandle Park

Local police staged a special operation in Wandle Park yesterday, making two arrests and issuing one penalty notice, as they responded to residents’ concerns over increasing incidents of anti-social behaviour and drug-dealing. According to the Waddon ward police, today they … Continue reading

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Wandle Park concerns after rape, drug deals, gangs and arson

There is growing anxiety among residents and park users, with some beginning to regard Wandle Park as “a no-go zone”. As well as an alleged rape attack in the park last month, which is under police investigation, Wandle Park has become … Continue reading

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Rambles, walks and talks to celebrate River Wandle’s history

The Wandle Fortnight continues into its second week with more activities and exhibits in, on and around what was, during the Industrial Revolution, called London’s hardest working river. You can find out much more about the history of the River … Continue reading

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Tramlink, the Berlin Wall, and 200 years of railways, Sep 16

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Healthy Exercise group, Wandle Park, every Wednesday

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Wandle Park Sports Festival, Waddon, Aug 19

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Youthful promise in latest Shakespeare staged in Wandle Park

Our culture correspondent BELLA BARTOCK went to see how the star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet manage under Croydon’s moon-lit sky I was joined for the evening at East Croydon by my friend, Claudia de Boozy, who winced when I mentioned … Continue reading

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Tots’ Tales Story Time in the Park, various venues, Jul 23-29

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Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers face fate in Wandle Park

In the city of Verona, the Montagues and the Capulets are locked in a long-standing family feud. A chance encounter between Romeo, the only son of the Montagues, and Juliet, the only daughter of the Capulets, sparks an intense love … Continue reading

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Jerk Cookout, Wandle Park, Waddon, Jul 29

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