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Fri 21 Jan 2022 at 12:14am

A queer hurrah

The start of the year always seems a bit drab and dreary. January blues, followed by the biting chill of February. However, this year there’s the sparkle of balls, screenings, Q&As galore, storytelling and more with the Stanley Arts Queer+ Season. From 4 to 28 February there’s ...

Thu 13 Jan 2022 at 10:35pm

Children, centre stage

For our first chat of 2022 we catch up with the multi-talented Salihah Agbaje. From arts practitioner, children’s author, and podcaster, to passionate educationalist, and founder of Theatre in Education organisation Spoken World Productions, Salihah tells us more about her different creative roles. Croydonist: First of all, Croydon native ...
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Thu 06 Jan 2022 at 11:50pm

Local 22

And just like that, we’re in the first week of 2022! If you’re a regular reader you’ll know by now that we invariably start the year with a group post where we ask Croydonist friends and collaborators for their thoughts on the year ahead. We ...

Wed 29 Dec 2021 at 11:53pm

Top ten 21

We are nearing the close of 2021, which means one thing for the Croydonist – looking back at some of our favourite features of the year. We’ve now all had to adjust to the ‘new normal’ for an entire calendar year, and despite the challenges of ...

Wed 22 Dec 2021 at 11:41pm

The Green Line Part 1

We always find the festive break a great time to get out into Croydon’s green spaces for some much needed exercise, to walk off the extra helpings of roast potatoes, whilst enjoying some local nature. Guest writer Peter Hall introduces us to his Green Line walks. Here ...

Tue 21 Dec 2021 at 9:35pm

Shades of creation

Croydon is jam packed with creative talent and it’s a pool that is ever expanding. On a recent trip to the Clock Tower Market in South Norwood I was pleasantly surprised by how many stallholders were makers in the non-food sense. Nothing wrong with a food market of ...

Wed 15 Dec 2021 at 11:29pm

Panto Bogies

Oh no you’re not! He’s behind you! Boooooooo! Yep you guessed it, Panto season is well and truly here but with a new addition to traditional sayings ‘BOGIES’. Welcome to The Fairfield Halls and Imagine Theatre’s Christmas Pantomime ‘Beauty & The Beast’. ...

Wed 08 Dec 2021 at 11:05pm

Bidding you a merry christmas

Although it seems our Christmas plans are being reigned in (again) by the collective cloud that is Covid (and I’m unfortunately not talking sleigh reigns – best pun I could think of, sorry) there is still plenty of festive things to do locally if you’re ...

Tue 07 Dec 2021 at 10:26pm

Festive adventures, South Norwood style

The festive season is in full swing once again. We’ve been spending our time rediscovering our favourite haunts, but also adding some new ones to our list in South Norwood. It’s tempting to stick with what you know but we’ve recently stumbled upon the South ...

Thu 02 Dec 2021 at 11:32pm

Responsible indulgence

From the sunshine coast of Brighton, Urban Legend has branched out to Croydon with their low calorie and low sugar donuts. You will find them in a shipping container that is Barbie pink inside, just outside East Croydon station at Boxpark. Their colourful donuts and fun flavours are for everyone. ...