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The Croydon Arts Show Celebrating Black History through Culture & the Arts with Sean Creighton, Alice Cretney, Tom Winter, Beth Carter and Carl Pringle from Bricks & Bones collective will be talking about PUTT PUTT and Robert Andre with Talking Movies.

Interviews covering the arts local and further a field.

Sean Creighton

Norbury resident Sean is actively involved in British black history activities. He will be talking about some of those people we maybe aware of and some more unknown who have had an impact on us Culturally and in the Arts as we celebrate Black History Month.

He is publisher of pamphlets about Croydon’s composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Esther Bruce (20thC Fulham Black working class member), and Bill Miller (20thC Plymouth Black Labour activist): https://sites.google.com/site/historysocialaction.

He compiles the British Black History EDigest. A comprehensive list of Black History Month events across London and some elsewhere in the country is on his blog at http://historyandsocialaction.blogspot.com.

He co-ordinates the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Network: https://sites.google.com/site/samuelcoleridgetaylornetwork.

Croydon Black History Month Listings



Bricks & Bones collective

Bricks & Bones are a young architectural collective inspired and stimulated by the potential within the urban canvas of South London. By taking the layout of Croydon and applying an abstract vision onto a crazy-golf hole, it is hoped the participants will playfully question the scale and space in which they work, rest and play.

P U T T – P U T T is a celebration of all things Crazy Golf- its assorted interpretations on a theme, snapshots of various faux landscapes, its languages, obstructions and possibilities. Turf Projects' launch event P U T T – P U T T will be showcasing seven artists’ and collectives’ responses to this concept- to create a hole on Croydon's new crazy golf course.

Exchange Square

Friday 11th October 6-9pm

Saturday 12th October 10am - 5pm


New and Events.


Tickets for Surrey Opera's latest opera George Lloyd's Iernin at Trinity School Concert Hall/Theatre, Croydon: Thu 24th - Sat 26th October 2013. Tickets £20 and £18 Balcony with reductions of £2 for concessions may be reserved by email to our Box Office, telephone 020 8660 5760 and may be purchased online from 24th August.


Croydon Philharmonic Choir

We are a mixed choir of around 100 enthusiastic members of diverse ages (from 20s upwards) and backgrounds. Whilst new members join every year, some have been singing for nearly half a century! David Gibson, Music Director since 1999, is a dynamic and inspirational leader with a wealth of experience. Under his encouraging and meticulous leadership the choir consistently achieves high standards.


Samuel Coleridge-Taylor News

16 October. 7pm. Samuel Coleridge-Taylor: His popularity with British Music Lovers. Talk by Sean Creighton. Putney Library.


The Latest from the Save The David Lean Campaign.

HALLOWEEN HORROR SHOW on Thursday 31 October at 8.00pm only

THE MUMMY (PG) 1959 UK 85 mins

Director: Terence Fisher Stars: Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Yvonne Furneaux

In 1895, a team of British archaeologists uncover the tomb of Princess Ananka, an Egyptian high priestess. Reading from the Scroll of Life, they also unknowingly bring to life the mummy of Kharis, a high priest who loved the Princess. Three years later, Mehemet - an Egyptian who warned the team that they shouldn't desecrate the tomb - transports the mummy to England to seek revenge.

A special 16mm screening of one of Hammer's finest films. The evening will also be a tribute to Peter Cushing, who was born in Kenley 100 years ago. The programme will therefore include a selection of trailers from his films, in addition to a supporting item and some nostalgic advertisements.

Admission is FREE but donations to Campaign funds would be appreciated. Our Halloween show last year attracted a capacity audience, so book soon to be sure of getting a seat.

For more thrills, you can also book for our exclusive Ghost Walk before the show at 6.30pm, conducted by James Naylor of Croydon Tours. The charge is £8.

To book for the show or the walk, email: savedavidlean@gmail.com



Twitter - @savedavidlean





Pop Corn pass details:



The Spreadeagle Theatre

the newly refurbished upstairs of The Spreadeagle which now has a stage and can be used for Theatrical shows as well as Cinema screenings.

Tea at Five



Campaign to save Ashburton Old Library Building

Neglected Park and Old Library building in Ashburton, London Borough of Croydon. Campaign to save building from being sold off and safeguarded for community use:

FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/AshburtonPark



Friday 25th October 2013, 7-10pm

Selsdon Community Halls, 132 Addington Road, South Croydon, CR2 8LD

(on 64 and T33 bus routes from East Croydon)

Tickets: £8 (advance) / £10 (on door)

Under 16's £3

Includes a ploughman's supper, licensed bar in operation

All ages welcome for a superbly laughter filled evening of dance and merriment!

For tickets: www.slidebarndance.eventbrite.co.uk

Never been to a barn dance before? Don't fear! The dances will be called so you will carefully be led through each reel, jig and strip of the willow.


Croydon Natural History & Scientific Society

Following them on Facebook, no need to be a Member of Facebook, just follow this link.


Twitter @cnhssprogramme

Library Events


What's on in South Norwood


Norwood Society events


Friends of Millers Pond – a lovely small park with a pond (once a farm pond) with ducks and geese.


The Miller Centre Caterham


South London Free Film Festivals


Fairfield Halls


Documenting Broad Green & Church Alley

Check out the website: www.documentingbroadgreen.org.uk

Sir Philip Game Centre


Check out the website for events

Warehouse Theatre Webpage - news of International Playrighting Festival:


The Cinema Museum – SE11


Club Soda


Local Festivals

Art Galleries

Click Clock Gallery


Andy Baker - Mouth painting artist-


Matthews Yard


Bigger Picture Gallery The Thicket 75 Anerley Road SE20 8DQ


Museum of Croydon


Places to Visit

Croydon Airport (First Sunday in the Month)


Shirley Windmill - Open Day(First Sunday in The Month) 1pm – 5pm




Christies Sale page:


Inside Croydon


Croydon Guardian


Croydon Advertiser


On Wednesday 24th July at The Corporate Services Committee meeting Croydon Council voted to sell 24 pieces of the Riesco Collection.

The following are links to reports on this:

Museums Journal





CHNSS via Timothy Godfrey


Inside Croydon


Croydon Advertiser


This Is Local London


History & Social Action


Protect the Riesco Collection



Protect the Riesco Collection


Save Croydon Libraries from privatisation


Croydon Arts

A message from South Croydon Community Association

Croydon is London’s largest borough with the highest number of young people. Its demographic is similar to Leicester but whereas Leicester aims to be UK City of Culture in 2017, Croydon lacks a coherent Arts vision.

In spring of this year we held open community meetings to discuss the state of arts in Croydon and produced a report (http://southcroydoncommunityassociation.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/arts-report-croydon.pdf ) which recommended that:

Croydon needs a strong, independent voluntary body that is passionate about Arts

throughout the borough.

To take this vision forward, we are organising an Arts Debate on 10th October 2013 at 7pm at the Croydon Unitarian Church.

The debate will be chaired by Professor Lord (Richard) Harries of Pentregarth, who has been selected on the grounds that he is a person of standing who is independent of any Croydon interest groups.

The debate will briefly allow for presentations on the current state of the Arts in Croydon, followed by a proposal to set-up an annual Croydon Arts Festival each July. The objective of an annual Arts Festival is to provide the basis from which a pan-Croydon strategic Arts charity can be formed in order to bid for funds from charities and other agencies to develop Arts in Croydon.

Out of this evening, we hope to create a vision that will enable us, as a community, to develop a strong Arts culture throughout Croydon.

Please come along and be part of that vision. If you would like to be on the board of the future Croydon Arts Festival please put your name forward. Alternatively, please lobby those you know who have strong management and community skills that can make such a vision a resounding success.

If you would like to attend this event R.S.V.P. to

South Croydon Community Association

17 Temple Road

Croydon CR0 1HU


Talking Movies - with Robert Andre.

Reviews of the latest film releases.

Highlighting the campaigns to reopen closed arts venues in the borough and reporting on those still open and the people trying to keep Arts and Culture alive despite the apparent indifference of the local council. Happy to speak to anyone who wants to defend the council's record on the arts!

So if you want:

What's On in Croydon and surrounding area

History of Cinema in Croydon

Interviews with local people

Join me, every other Sunday at 2pm

This show is presented by: Janet Smith


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