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Janet Smith
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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/


October 2016 films at the David Lean Cinema

Tuesday 4th 7.30pm Things To Come (2016, Fra/Ger) cert. 12A, subtitled Director: Mia Hansen-Løve Stars: Isabelle Huppert, André Marcon, Roman Kolinka, Edith Scob

Middle-aged philosophy teacher Nathalie Chazeaux (Huppert) is married with two children.   Between work and family life, her spare time is spent dealing with her supposedly depressed (or perhaps just attention seeking) mother and battling with her publisher who wishes to recover her academic book due to poor sales.The last thing Nathalie expects is for her husband (Marcon) to announce that he’s leaving her for a younger woman. For the first time in her life she’s cast adrift. Hubbert is an absorbing presence and natural performer in this modern tale of autonomy and reinvention.

Thursday 6th 2.30pm & 7.30pm The Beatles: Eight Days A Week, the Touring Years (2016, UK/USA) 130 mins, cert. 12A Director: Ron Howard Features: The Beatles

From their early performances at the Cavern Club in Liverpool and the Star Club in Hamburg to their final concert in San Francisco in 1966, The Beatles’ extensive touring schedule brought them worldwide fame but eventually burned them out. Beatles fan Ron Howard has compiled this fascinating documentary, featuring contributions from from a ‘cast of thousands’, notably Paul and Ringo. Eight Days A Week both thrillingly relives old memories and provides fascinating new insights, with footage from many great shows. In particular, screenings at the David Lean Cinema will include 30 minutes of footage from the Shea Stadium concert that is not being shown at all venues.

Tuesday 11th 11.00am Sing Street (2016, Ireland/UK/USA) cert. 12A

Babes in Arms screening Bringing a baby is not compulsory but we cannot guarantee a quiet auditorium during this screening! Director: John Carney Stars: Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, Aidan Gillen, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Lucy Boynton

Dublin, mid 1980s. 14-year-old Conor is transferred from a posh private school to the local comprehensive – a hostile territory of bullies and priests. In a bid to impress a girl and make friends, Conor rounds up a gang of lads to form a band. Under his older brother’s guidance, they distill the likes of Duran Duran and The Jam into their music. Imbued with popular 80s hits, Sing Street is an intoxicatingly enjoyable experience. Director Carney (Once) pulls strong performances from the young cast, expertly balancing drama and comedy.

Tuesday 11th 7.30pm Frame by Frame (2015, Afghanistan) cert. 15, subtitled Directors: Alexandria Bombach, Mo ScarpelliFeatures: Massoud Hossaini, Wakil Kohsar, Najibullah Musafer, Farzana Wahidy

There will be a Q&A with co-director Mo Scarpelli live from the US via Skype

This documentary uniquely shows Afghanistan through the lenses of Afghans themselves. The Taliban outlawed photography, but their fall allowed a fledgling free press to emerge, despite ongoing dangerous, often lethal, challenges.  The directors follow four courageous photojournalists as they strive to reclaim their country’s identity lost through decades of war, violence and oppression.

Wednesday 12th 2.30pm & 7.30pm El Sur (‘The South’) (1983, Spain/France) 95 mins, cert. PG, subtitled Director: Victor Erice Stars: Omero Antonutti, Sonsoles Aranguren, Icíar Bollaín, Aurore Clément

Victor Erice’s re-released 1983 classic has been cited as a great inspiration to the Spanish director best known to UK audiences, Pedro Almodovar. Growing up outside a small town in northern Spain, 15-year-old Estrella (Bollaín) looks back to her experiences at a younger age (Aranguren) as she tries to understand her family’s history, including their sudden move away from Seville, and uncover the secret life of her affectionate yet mysterious father Agustín (Antonutti). This intriguing drama set in the 1950s by the director of The Spirit of the Beehive, features remarkable performances and luminous cinematography.

Tuesday 18th 2.30pm  & Thursday 20th 7.30pm Cafe Society (2016, USA) cert. 12A – subtitled for people with a hearing loss Director: Woody Allen Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Steve Carell, Blake Lively

Woody Allen’s latest picture captures the zeitgeist of the 1930s and centers on Bobby Dorfman (Eisenberg), a Bronx-born young hopeful trying to make it in the movie industry. Travelling to Hollywood, he becomes enamoured of Vonnie (Stewart), secretary to his uncle (Carell). But it does not work out and he returns to New York, finding new love in the vibrant world of high society nightclub life.

Tuesday 18th 7.30pm & Thursday 20th  11.00am Little Men (2016, USA) cert. PG Director: Ira Sachs Stars: Greg Kinnear, Jennifer Ehle, Michael Berbieri, Theo Taplitz

13-year-old Jake (Taplitz) is an introverted, artistic loner, whose family leaves Manhattan to move into his late grandfather’s Brooklyn home. There, Jake strikes up an unlikely friendship with Tony (Barbieri), a charismatic aspiring actor, whose single mother Leonor runs the shop downstairs. After Jake’s parents ask Leonor to sign a dearer lease on the store, a feud ignites between the adults. This tension soon filters into the children’s lives, threatening their new friendship…. A heart-rending drama from the director of recent David Lean presentation Love Is Strange, with remarkably strong performances from its young actors.

Tuesday 25th 2.30pm Swallows and Amazons (2016, UK) Director: Philippa Lowthorpe Stars: Kelly Macdonald, Andrew Scott, Rafe Spall, Harry Enfield

Arthur Ransome’s classic novel comes to life in this new adaptation, following the Walker children on their adventure to claim an island in the Lake District. Heading over there on the boat Swallow, they soon discover they’re not alone…. Another gang of children, the Amazons, have already set up camp there, and a battle for the island begins. But with Britain on the brink of war, real battles aren’t far away, and their childhood paradise is turned upside-down.

Tuesday 25th 7.30pm Mavis! (2015, USA) – Black History Month screening  Director: Jessica Edwards Features: Mavis Staples, Bob Dylan, Steve Cropper, Prince

The Staple Singers rose through the Chicago gospel scene and the civil rights movement to become one of the key soul and R&B bands of the 60s and 70s – and lead singer Mavis is still making music today with a new generation of musicians and producers. Mixing the band’s story with superb archive and present-day live footage, and Mavis’s tales of Bob Dylan, Prince and many others, this documentary is a warm, engaging and moving portrayal of one of popular music’s living legends.

Thursday 27th 2.30pm & 7.30pm Captain Fantastic (2016, USA) 118 mins, cert 15 Director: Matt Ross Stars: Viggo Mortensen, George MacKay, Samantha Isler, Frank Langella

Deep in the forests of the Pacific Northwest, a father, Ben (Mortensen), dedicates his life to raising his six kids with rigorous physical and intellectual education. But when tragedy strikes, they are forced to leave their utopia and encounter mainstream society. Here, Ben’s ideals are quickly challenged, while the children try to reconcile the wider world with everything he’s taught them. With a standout performance from Mortensen as the stubborn yet devoted father, Captain Fantastic is a pleasantly unpredictable and thought provoking exploration of what it means to be a parent.

Monday 31st 7.30pm The Hunger (1983, UK/USA) cert. 18 – Hallowe’en screening Director: Tony Scott Stars: Catherine Deneuve, David Bowie, Susan Sarandon

David Bowie was a versatile actor as well as a musical genius, and Scott’s horror-romance is a worthy and highly entertaining vehicle for his talents. As the lover of vampire Miriam (Deneuve), John (Bowie) expects immortality – so is shocked when he suddenly ages. His gerontologist Sarah (Sarandon) is sceptical at first, but then finds herself drawn under Miriam’s spell… Our Hallowe’en screening will also include a selection of 1980s horror trailers!

Tickets for November on Sale 6th October

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/

Cinema Ruskin - Saturday 15th October 2016

Invisible Wall - Don Castle -1947, Guilty Trails - Bob Baker – 1938

Admission £2 on door




The Bedford, Balham

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


London Highlights:

London East Asian Film Festival 20th - 30th www.leaff.org.uk

Various venues in London

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