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Janet Smith
on Sep 03, 2016 at 18:45 UK
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Local Artists

KEITH GRAY: Website: http://www.keithgraywildart.co.uk
Twitter: @reallywildart
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/keithgraywildart

HALE MAN - Artist in Residence at The Whitgift Centre
Unit 50/51 The Whitgift Centre: http://hale-man.com/

BEV JONES – http://www.bevjonesart.co.uk/  New work by Bev in the Click Clock Gallery

LIS WATKINS - http://lineandwash.blogspot.co.uk/ 

MATT BANNISTER - http://londoninspiration.com/

KIRSTEN BLAY – Kirsten Ceramics  https://www.facebook.com/people/Kirsten-Ceramics/100009384674790

TIM BARTELL – Selsdon Ceramics - https://selsdonceramics.wordpress.com/

TONI WALLACE - http://cargocollective.com/toniwallace

ALISHA JOHN - http://www.alishajohn.co.uk/

BAREFACE - https://barefacetees.wordpress.com/

NICKY NICHOLLS- http://nickynicholls.com/


Nicky Nicholls Exhibition at St Mildred's Church

St. Mildred's Church

30 Bingham Road, CR0 7EB

Until August


RISE Gallery  http://rise-gallery.co.uk

RISE Gallery, 7-9 St.George’s Walk, Croydon, CR0 1YH

Click Clock Gallery
Clock Tower Cafe Katherine St.


Parfitt Gallery open to the public when exhibitions are on.

Croydon College

Croydon College, College Road.

Cafe Meliciero, Lower Addiscombe Road

Café Adagio

Bev Jones - Street Scene Croydon




New Workspace & Gallery - TURF PROJECTS, Keeley Road, Croydon. CR0 1TF


Check the website for the latest events- http://turf-projects.com/



the Art Gallery at Matthews Yard, which hosts local artist exhibitions and events.


Dinosaur Monster Families at The Horniman Museum with Art by Luis Rey

13th  February – 30th October



Croydon Listings

Croydon Radio: http://croydonradio.com/events/

Matthews Yard: http://matthewsyard.com/events/

All About Croydon: http://allaboutcroydon.co.uk/calendar/

Oval Tavern: http://www.theovalcroydon.co.uk/events.html

Just Croydon: http://justcroydon.com/events

Ruskin House - http://www.folkandblues.org/

INASpectrum Meet up for adults with Autism & Aspergers


Croydon Libraries News & Events -  http://www.croydonlibraries.com/news-events/

South London Inclusive Dance Experience: https://slidedance.wordpress.com/2015/02/04/new-journeys-new-destinations/

Latest News & Events from Croydon Libraries - http://www.croydonlibraries.com/news-events/


September 2016 films at the David Lean Cinema

Tuesday 6th - 7.30pm Embrace of the Serpent (2015, Col/Ven/Arg) cert. 12A, subtitled

Director: Ciro Guerra Stars: Nilbio Torres, Jan Bijvoet, Antonio Bolívar, Brionne Davis

The Amazon, 1909. Shaman Karamakate, perhaps the last of his people, helps an ailing white explorer search for a sacred plant.

Thirty years later, believing that he has become a ghost of his former self, Karamakate agrees to join another explorer on a similar mission.

Combining adventure with beautiful black-and-white photography, sobering depictions of colonial misdeeds and a fascinating insight upon the worldview of endangered Amazonian civilizations, this Academy Award nominated drama is an unforgettable experience.

Thursday 8th - 7.30pm David Lean Cinema AGM Annual General Meeting 2016 + Film -Hollywood: The Dream Factory.

We are having our second AGM on Thursday 8 September at 7.30pm in the Braithwaite Hall in the Clocktower and everyone is invited. The focus this year is on ‘Listening To Our Audience’, and once the formal business of the evening is completed, we look forward to answering questions and hearing your views. We want to know what you like, what you don’t like, and what you’d like us to do. Please come and air your views. We are hoping that the Arts Bar will be open for refreshments so arrive early for a convivial chat with other like-minded individuals! The 1972 documentary “Hollywood: The Dream Factory” will be shown directly after the meeting following a short break for refreshments available from the Arts Bar. The film will be screened from a 16mm print lovingly treated by Adrian Winchester with a cleaner/lubricant to reduce scratches. We have also taken steps to offset the effects of the poor acoustics of the Braithwaite Hall to maximise your enjoyment.

Hollywood: The Dream Factory (U), 1972

MGM Studios, which was formed from the result of a merger between Metro Pictures (owned by the Loews Company) and the Goldwyn Company, was the premier Hollywood movie studio from the mid 1920’s to the end of the 1950’s, at which time a court ruling dissolved the close association between movie studios and movie theatres leading to the end of the studio system that controlled what happened in Hollywood, and when television became a rival form of accessible entertainment. MGM was alleged to be the best of the studios at perpetuating the dream that anything was possible, both in front of the cameras and in the lives of Hollywood royalty, namely the movie stars. Within a generation, movies became the largest money making form of entertainment. The public went to see movies in droves even during the depression, wanted to learn about and be close to the personal lives of the Hollywood rich and famous, and aspired to be part of that Hollywood royalty.

Dick Cavett narrates the action as we take a look at countless movie clips and hear a few things about the people involved in the studios. Louis B. Mayer gets the majority of the attention as we hear about how he got his job and eventually lost it. Film clips are countless but they include: BEN HUR, TARZAN THE APE MAN, GONE WITH THE WIND, THE WIZARD OF OZ, MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY, SAN FRANCISCO, BOYS TOWN, NATIONAL VELVET, MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS, SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN and ADAM’S RIB among others. This documentary gives us an idea of how big the studio was in its heyday and how many terrific stars were under contract there.

Thursday 15th - 11.00am Love & Friendship (2016, Ir/Neth/Fr/USA/UK) 93 mins, cert. U (Babes In Arms Screening)

Director: Whit Stillman  Stars: Kate Beckinsale, Chloë Sevigny, Xavier Samuel, Tom Bennett

Adapted from a short novel by Jane Austen. The beautiful, beguiling and recently widowed Lady Susan Vernon is the subject of scandalous rumours. Setting out to find a new suitor, she attracts the attention of the young and married Reginald DeCourcy (Samuel).

She also guile-fully attempts to persuade Sir James Martin (Bennett), an amiable simpleton, to pursue her un-receptive daughter.

As Lady Susan pursues the controversial relationship with Reginald, seduction, deception and heartbreak ensue.

Thursday 15th - 2.30pm & 7.30pm (2.30pm Subtittled for HOH)

Director: Paul Greengrass Stars: Matt Damon, Tommy Lee Jones, Alicia Vikander, Vincent Cassel

Matt Damon reprises his role as amnesiac assassin Jason Bourne in the latest iteration of the spy film franchise.Now aware of his true identity, Bourne lives a life off the grid as a bareknuckle fighter. However, when former colleague Nicky Parsons (Julia Stiles) finds him, he becomes entangled in a global conspiracy involving social media encryption, a villainous CIA chief (Jones) and the truth behind his father’s death.Greengrass returns to helm this sequel, with some scenes shot in the DLC’s Croydon hometown!

Tuesday 20th - 2.30pm & Saturday 24 September at 2.30pm Maggie’s Plan (2015, USA) cert. 15

Director: Rebecca Miller Stars: Greta Gerwig, Ethan Hawke, Julianne Moore

Maggie (Gerwig) is organised, independent and ready to start a family on her own, until she meets John (Hawke), who is eager to escape his marriage to the brilliant, brittle Georgette (Moore).  After a few years, and with a daughter she adores, Maggie realises her mistake and hatches a plan to get John back with his ex.

Tuesday 20th - 7.30pm The Wave (2015, Norway) cert. 15 (subtitled)

Director: Roar Uthaug  Stars: Kristoffer Joner, Ane Dahl Torp, Jonas Hoff Oftebro, Thomas Bo Larsen

In the beautiful Norwegian fjords, a catastrophic rockslide-induced tsunami, 80 meters high, will inevitably strike the community of Geiranger one day.Geologist Kristian (Joner) and his likeable family are due to leave, but his final day at an early warning centre alerts him to worrying developments. If his fears prove correct, inhabitants will have only 10 minutes to reach safety….

The authentic scenario and locations help make The Wave an exceptionally tense and thrilling experience, and director Uthaug ensures that you care about characters with “unusual depth for a genre film” (Hollywood Reporter).

Thursday 22nd - 2.30pm & 7.30pm Born to be Blue (2015, Canada/UK) 97 mins, cert. 15

Director: Robert Budreau Stars: Ethan Hawke, Carmen Ejogo, Callum Keith Rennie, Stephen McHattie

A stirring, unvarnished portrait of jazz legend Chet Baker’s careerBudreau eschews the conventional biopic model by focusing on the trumpeter’s comeback attempt in the late ’60s (similar, in approach, to Don Cheadle’s Miles Ahead, well received at David Lean a couple of months ago).

Hawke delivers a first-class performance portraying Baker at a time in his life when he is hired to play himself in a film about his earlier years. This ‘retrospective-within-a-retrospecive’ offers an insight into Baker’s struggle with heroin addiction – a battle that would contribute to his death, destroy his career and sever his relationships.

Tuesday 27th - 7.30pm The Childhood of a Leader (2015, UK/France) cert. 12A (part-subtitled)

Director: Brady Corbet Stars: Liam Cunningham, Bérénice Bejo, Robert Pattinson, Stacy Martin

What happens to a lonely little boy, living in a big house in a foreign country While his American father (Cunningham) plays an ineffectual bit-part in the Versailles peace conference, and his German mother (Bejo) shows little interest in him, young Prescott drifts gradually to the dark side.

Corbet’s debut feature is both a handsome period drama and a wonderfully sinister psychological mystery. Newcomer Tom Sweet gives an excellent performance as the monster-to-be.

Thursday 29th 2.30pm & 7.30pm Julieta (2016, Spain) 96 mins, cert. 15 (subtitled)

Director: Pedro Almodóvar Stars: Adriana Ugarte, Rossy de Palma, Emma Suárez, Inma Cuesta

About to leave Spain for a new life with her partner Lorenzo, Julieta seems to be a happy and contented woman. However, a chance meeting with a childhood friend of her long-lost daughter Antía provides shocking news: Antía is still alive!

In a state of anguish, Julieta abandons her relationship and her plans for the future, and begins to journal the tragic circumstances surrounding the disappearance of her daughter.

Julieta is a captivating tale of loss, with Suárez and Uguarte playing older and younger versions of the title character.

Tickets for October on Sale 8th September

At the David Lean Cinema Croydon Clocktower, Katharine Street, Croydon, CR9 1ET
Tickets £8.00 (concessions £6.50)
From (Wallace Arnold) Worldchoice, 62 George Street St, Croydon (09.00-17.30 Mon-Fri, 09:30-16:30 Sat.) ;Online http://www.davidleancinema.org.uk/

Telephone 0333 666 3366 (£1.50 charge)
Mailing list & information savedavidlean@gmail.com
Twitter @SaveDavidLean
Facebook www.facebook.com/LeanCampaign
Website http://www.davidleancinema.org.uk/



The Bedford, Balham

The Gospel According To Philip – Arrows & Traps Theatre Company


Box Office: 07969138899



STANLEY HALLS :Stanley Halls have some great events check out the links below:


South London Theatre have recently moved to Stanley Halls and you can find listings here:


Spreadeagle Theatre - http://www.spreadeaglecroydon.co.uk/whats-on

Fairfield Halls – Closed  for renovation

Theatre Utopia

Matthews Yard, Croydon




Upper Norwood Association for Community Care. We provide a warm and friendly social centre for people over 50 in Upper Norwood, South Norwood and beyond! All are welcome. You can drop in and chat or get involved in various activities. Please contact us if to find out more.



Poets Anonymous
Details - http://www.poetsanon.org.uk/

Croydon HF Rambling Club
Website: http://www.croydonhf-ramblingclub.org/
Email :croydonhf@gmail.com


Open the first Sunday of the month - http://www.croydonairport.org.uk/


Open the first Sunday of the month during Summer months - http://www.shirleywindmill.org.uk/open-days


Portobello Film Festival 1 – 18 September


London Open House Weekend – 17th & 18th September


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