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Croydonites Festival 2018 review: Scottee’s Bravado

Disclaimer: I programmed this work for Croydonites Festival. Scottee’s Bravado is a show performed in masculine spaces. This is because it deals with men and violence, toxic masculinity, abuse ...

The biggest reason of all why you should write for the Croydon Citizen

These are inspiring times on the Croydon Citizen, with new production editor Cassie Whittell and long-time contributor Jonny Rose setting out all the reasons why this news magazine is a ...

Croydonites Festival 2018 review: Natasha Marshall’s Half Breed

“I want to be someone – not just that one.” Half Breed: one woman alone on a stage, bare save for a backdrop of scattered lamps; no props, clever, subtle lighting ...

From fragile beginnings: The Butterfly Effect Festival comes to Croydon

Hi, I am Charles Instiful, The Butterfly Effect Festival’s producer and part of the wider Butterfly team. I grew up a stone’s throw away in Mitcham and spent ...

Croydonites Festival 2018 review: Pop-Up Opera at St Andrew’s church

‘Singspiel’ is a beautiful German word which translates simply as ‘a light opera with spoken dialogue’. This Mozart operatic double bill was just as charming as the word promises. It ...

Croydonites Festival 2018 review: Richard DeDomenici’s American Assassin Redux

Croydon has a great history of providing film locations, and I’m sure that there have been tours pointing them out in the past. However, performance artist Richard DeDomenici brought ...

Croydonites Festival 2018 review: Vinicius Salles’ Glitch

“What do you allow to touch you, to reach you, to contaminate you?” Step into the sometimes unsettling, yet always compelling, world of ‘Mr Me’, the man with a balloon, ...

Six of the best beer gardens in Croydon

There’s something decadent about drinking a pint, or a glass of wine, or a J20, in the sun, isn’t there? It’s one of life’s small pleasures, ...

Croydonites Festival 2018 review: Mozart double bill by Pop-Up Opera

As a keen amateur singer, I take any opportunity to observe the professionals at close quarters, so I was delighted to learn that the Croydonites Festival 2018 would include a Mozart ...

Croydonites Festival 2018 review: Parabolic Theatre’s Land of Nod

A dead body in a back alley, a man on the run, a drug ring with links to the occult… welcome to Land of Nod. This is a two-hour immersive ...

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