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Event review: Flossie Malavialle, Croydon Folk Club, Ruskin House, 4th June

My husband Steve and I went along to the Croydon Folk Club on 4th June to see Flossie Malavialle, a French-born singer who has been based in the north-east of ...

Peace Festival 2018: writing Croydon’s ‘Anthem for Peace’

“Music is like medicine, medicine for the soul.” Shaniqua Benjamin’s words about the power of music perfectly encapsulate the emotion in the new song for Croydon, the ‘Anthem for ...

Being priced out of the Croydon job market

Many of us are used to buying and selling goods on eBbay and similar sites. You will have bid, suggested or offered a price, you will have agreed the price. ...

More thoughts on tackling gangs and knife crime in Croydon

Sadly, Croydon did not elect a Conservative-led council on 3rd May. Whether the Labour-led council takes up the idea of consulting a panel of experts to advise on tackling knife ...

Croydon Peace Festival preview: why I’m running Croydon’s first ever-open-air yogathon

This Saturday’s Peace and Well-being Festival in Park Hill Park is the finale of Croydon’s first Festival of Peace, which is taking place this week. Its organisers wish ...

My hopes and fears for Croydon’s young mayor

So there I was, sitting in my choir busily thumbing the pages of my songbook when, suddenly, a leaflet was thrust into my hands. I turned to see my good ...

Making change through art at TCFT Croydon

Throughout life, there are instances that change our lives by having a significant impact. Being invited to Bosnia in 2015 to participate in The Complete Freedom of Truth (TCFT) was certainly ...

What I learned when I attended a Croydon death café

I’m new to Croydon. One of the ways to get to know a neighbourhood is to meet with people in public and chat. We might talk about our children, ...

Memories of Croydon, explored in the ‘Wall of Recall’

One in fourteen of us over the age of sixty-five will fall prey to dementia, that sad human condition where the body outlives the mind. The consequent lapse in mental ...

Croydon Environmental Fair 2018 in Wandle Park

On Saturday 9th June Croydon’s greenest citizens held the borough’s eighth Environmental Fair in the serene surroundings of Wandle Park. Enthusiastic representatives from Croydon Saffron Central, the Friends ...

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