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Thu 21 Jan 2021 at 9:45pm

Evie and Isla’s adventures

New author and local resident Danielle Clarke has been very productive in the last 6 months – she has created a series of children’s books called ‘What Makes Our Family Special’ to celebrate different cultures, because of the noticeable gap in her children’s storybooks. ...

Thu 14 Jan 2021 at 6:40pm

Rainy days and musical adventures

Music has always been dear to my heart. I’m in a band, curate a festival and now also have a music podcast, but I’m also a huge fan of history. I was recently reading about Croydon’s Theatreland, which is sadly no more, and got sucked into a ...
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Thu 07 Jan 2021 at 10:15pm

Frida and Friends

For our first creative chat of 2021 we speak to local maker Rosie Naismith, who I discovered last summer when I purchased one of her awesome Frida Kahlo fabric face masks. Better known by her Instagram and Etsy name RosieGirlLondon, Rosie primarily designs and makes dolls – and some of those dolls ...

Fri 01 Jan 2021 at 10:15pm

21 for 21

Well it’s 2021 folks, and we wish you all a happy and healthy new year. I imagine everyone is relieved to see the back of 2020 and we have our fingers crossed for better days in 2021. It’s grey and cold outside so what better time to curl up on the ...

Wed 23 Dec 2020 at 11:15pm

Ten of twenty

Well, what can we say? 2020 has been quite a year. And hopefully there won’t be another like it. Despite all the challenges a global pandemic brings we’ve seen the resilience of our community – Croydon folk pulling together and adapting in the face of adversity. We look back at ...

Thu 17 Dec 2020 at 10:45pm

Eco-chic for plants

We’re coming to that time of year where thinking about sustainability tends to somewhat go out of the window, what with all the extra wrapping and packaging we often accumulate over the festive season. If you’re a regular reader you’ll know we launched a Croydonist climate series ...

Thu 10 Dec 2020 at 10:30pm

The (mis)fortunes of the Croydon Carews

As I’ve mentioned before, history isn’t my strong point, having sadly dropped the subject at school aged 14. I have a fascination with Croydon’s 20th Century history when our space-age skyline started to form, and I could probably hold my own in a pub quiz if a Croydon ...

Fri 04 Dec 2020 at 12:45am

Dear Croydon Santa

This year I have broken my own unofficial festive rule. I don’t normally agree to Christmas decorations before December, but then I suppose it’s not a ‘normal’ year. So I now find myself writing my Croydon Christmas gift wish list surrounded by lights, tinsel and baubles, that I ...

Wed 25 Nov 2020 at 10:30pm

Friday Night Bop

Just when you thought you’d exhausted all the fun things to do in lockdown the first time around, and the prospect of ANOTHER weekend watching telly and reordering your bookshelves doesn’t fill you with as much joy as it did in April, well, we have something for you ...

Thu 19 Nov 2020 at 11:00pm

A Royal meal and a view

This time of year as the evenings draw in and the weather gets all wintery I always fancy some comfort food by the time we reach a Friday evening. Add in a second lockdown and this feeling has definitely been amplified in the last fortnight. Until we went for a ...