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Thu 26 Mar 2020 at 11:15pm

A virtual wander, a visual wonder

As we adjust to our new life indoors, we are running a series of ‘Croydon at home’ articles to help us all to still fly the flag for Croydon from ...

Fri 20 Mar 2020 at 12:15am

Top takeaways, take 1

This week, we have all entered a new and rather scary world, with all the issues the Coronavirus brings with it. Arts, culture, leisure and entertainment won’t be as ...

Thu 12 Mar 2020 at 11:00pm

Light and shade, delight and detail

As you’ll all well know by now, one of the things we love about Croydon is its iconic 60s architecture – we’ve talked about it here, quite a bit ...

Thu 05 Mar 2020 at 11:15pm

Croydon in focus

I kicked off my social calendar in 2020 by attending a photography talk hosted by Lenses of Croydon – this was the first time I’d headed along to one of their ...

Thu 27 Feb 2020 at 10:45pm

The SAVVY way to do theatre

This week we complete our trio of features on the creative organisations who now call the Fairfield Halls their home. SAVVY Theatre is an award-winning company, creating ambitious, inclusive productions ...

Thu 20 Feb 2020 at 10:15pm

Going Underground

I’m sure you’re all aware that around the centre of Croydon we have a series of underused subways in all their 60’s mosaiced glory. I didn’t quite ...

Thu 13 Feb 2020 at 8:45pm

Sliding back into the physical

We’ve been waxing lyrical about the abundance of Croydon culture, from theatre and dance, to art, design and more, since we started the Croydonist in 2016. And indeed our borough ...

Thu 06 Feb 2020 at 11:45pm

Full moon, four nights

Croydonites Festival of New Theatre comes back to our shores at the end of next month, with an exciting new format. The festival is packing its fantastic line-up all into ...

Wed 29 Jan 2020 at 10:15pm

Art is…

If I say the name Rich Simmons most of you will think of some of our most iconic Croydon street art. Rich’s art is sometimes political, sometimes controversial, and ...

Thu 23 Jan 2020 at 10:45pm

A collar and a voice

I always like to have my perceptions challenged by new experiences. Growing up in Croydon’s suburbs in the eighties and nineties I formed a certain opinion of the Church ...