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Thu 11 Aug 2022 at 11:05pm

Passing the Baton

This week we chat with one impressive business woman – Dr Diahanne Rhiney BCAe. Diahanne is a leading psychologist, gender equality advocate and author of self-empowerment books  ‘I am Intersectionality’ and ‘All About Me’. She runs not one but three businesses: award winning social ...

Thu 04 Aug 2022 at 11:14pm

Saffron, slides, meadows and monarchs

If you frequent the centre of Croydon I doubt it will have escaped your notice that we have a new park! Ok, not a ‘new’ new park. However The Queens Gardens (now with a new and improved design) has been officially reopened after its 2020 closure for the adjacent ...
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Thu 28 Jul 2022 at 11:32pm

The Green Line Part 6

School’s out for summer and this is the perfect walk to do with kids, with a couple of playgrounds and a café for refreshments en route. Here guest writer Peter Hall takes us on his Green Line walk part 6, through three very different Croydon parks – from ...

Thu 21 Jul 2022 at 11:53pm

There’s only one Ski Lift in the Cronx

Amongst the first Croydon-based bands to be announced in our Cro Cro Land festival line-up for October is Ski Lift, who were recommended to us by the ever wonderful John Kennedy from Radio X for our As The Cro Cro Flies show back in April. Ski Lift are clearly making ...

Mon 11 Jul 2022 at 11:02pm

Partying with Pride

As Croydon’s festival season continues, we’re very happy to see Croydon Pridefest return to Wandle Park this Saturday, 16 July, after its absence in 2020 and 2021. This is the fifth festival after the inaugural 2016 festival taking place on Surrey Street, the 2017 Pridefest in Queen’s Gardens, and ...

Wed 06 Jul 2022 at 10:41pm

Comics galore and more

This Sunday (10 July) the South London Comic & Zine Fair lands at Stanley Arts. Organised by a team of three Croydon locals, Hannah Lee Miller, Rebecca Jones, and Pete Morey, the fair promises to be a packed day, with cartoonists, self-publishers, small press, zine makers and book artists coming together under ...

Wed 29 Jun 2022 at 11:56pm

Celebrating Summer, So’No style

Last summer, South Norwood Community Festival was one of the few IRL festivals we attended – the sun shone, the music played, the crowds danced and the kids ran around enjoying ice cream and fairground rides (not together I might just add). It was one of the first events ...

Tue 21 Jun 2022 at 11:56pm

Sunday lunch and dinner sorted!

Shake out your napkins and pack your fold-up forks, because this Sunday (26 June) sees the long-awaited return of the Croydon Food & Music Festival, after a three-year hiatus. If you haven’t been before, Croydon’s whole restaurant quarter on South End is pedestrianised for the day, so that ...

Thu 16 Jun 2022 at 12:17am

Our rock ’n’ roll mash-up is back!

It’s been a long time in the planning, with just the ‘little’ issue of a global pandemic to set us back, but this week we are delighted to announce that our music festival Cro Cro Land is back this October, where we will be taking over ...

Thu 09 Jun 2022 at 9:32pm

The Green Line Part 5

If you fancy a bit of history whilst you’re enjoying Croydon’s greenspaces, then this is the walk for you. Here guest writer Peter Hall takes us on his Green Line walk part 5, through the world of Archbishops and Kings in Addington Village and beyond to Three ...