Croydon = Purgatory. Predictable gag-premise or an unusually profound statement? James Naylor went to watch Limbo to find out
It’s hard enough trying to review a film that’s not even half-finished. Only 12 minutes of Limbo exist so far (part of the purpose of the screening I attended was to raise awareness and find finance for a completed film) and those minutes are … Read More »
Is the north of the borough becoming a breeding ground for cultural Marxists?
By now, many of you will be familiar with this viral video of a man and his female consort enjoying an evening meal together in the middle of Whitehorse Road in Thornton Heath.
Apparently oblivious to the underlying political message of this contrived spectacle, the video has provoked derision … Read More »
What the Croydon Citizen represents has confused old media – today we set out our stall
A little while ago we published an article that was far more widely debated than any other we had ever published before.
It wasn’t that we hadn’t published controversial material before, but it was first time in our short history that we published something that several members of our … Read More »
Croydon Tech City founder Jonny Rose renders judgement unto Croydon’s blogosphere and twitterati, and asks – how much good are YOU doing?
We are, if UK media is to be believed, at war.
Unlike the ‘War on Terror’, this war has many names; “austerity Britain”, “#omnishambles” and “Con-Dem-Nation”. All of us are feeling the bite and everyone has an opinion about what … Read More »
Long-term resident Terry Coleman shares his early memories of Croydon, and wonders how far the town has come since the blitz.
I was born in 1940 during the blitz, which was a desperate time in the history of our nation when the Luftwaffe was attacking us with ferocious might. I can vaguely remember the air raids, the sound of exploding munitions and drone … Read More »
What makes a person who lives in Croydon a true Croydon citizen? Tara Green has some ideas on how to give and get the best from your town
I like the fact that this site is called The Croydon Citizen. Citizen is a word with gravitas and weight. I am a Croydon citizen. This is a statement of identity and … Read More »
On the first anniversary of his consecration, Liz Sheppard-Jones talks gays, girls, and relevance with the Bishop of Croydon
Statistically speaking, the Church of England is a sect with a readily calculable vanishing point. Officially, just 3% of the population, or 1.7 million people, attend one of its services each month.
Bishop Jonathan Clark, whom I meet in his office at St Matthew’s House in … Read More »
On Saturday 9th March, Croydon’s creatives descended upon Matthews Yard to discuss their plans for Croydon. Wes Baker was on hand to report and consider their chances of success
I sat down to be informed about the creative future of my hometown and came away with the question: how do we reach critical mass in relation to a creative community? The talk covered … Read More »
Our second ‘meet the team’ article takes us inside the mind of Quality Assurance extraordinaire Rob Mayo
You know, people often ask me, ‘Why do you write for the Croydon Citizen?’. Most often said people are other members of the editorial team, and the question is phrased in the form, ‘When are you going to write your piece about why you write for … Read More »
In the first of our ‘meet the team’ articles, Content Editor Tom Black explains how he heard the call of citizen journalism
When James Naylor approached me to be a Content Editor for what would eventually become The Croydon Citizen, my first thought was ‘sure, I’ve not got much else on at the moment’. This was undeniably true, as, at the time, I … Read More »