Amy Johnson, Croydon and me

Posted on January 31st, by Jenny Lockyer in Culture. 3 comments

Writer and actor Jenny Lockyer on how Croydon’s pioneering pilot inspired her new show

Right now, I’m creating a piece of theatre inspired by the aviator Amy Johnson. It’s called ‘Amy Johnson: Last Flight Out’. It presents parts of her life but also looks at how she thought about things. Amy’s linked closely to Croydon; it was from Croydon airport (then of course, London’s only airport) that … Read More »

Event review: Miss Hope Springs plays Hoodoo’s, Saturday 22nd October

Posted on November 2nd, by Jenny Lockyer in Culture. No Comments

Ty Jeffries’ alter ego, the redoubtable Miss Hope Springs, brought tears and smiles to Hoodoos

A string of show tunes play out from the speakers as we wait for the show to begin. The stage holds a keyboard draped with fairy lights, the Mayor of Croydon, Wayne Trakas-Lawlor, has been invited and his table’s at the front of the audience, laden with pretzels. Something’s gonna go down.

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How we helped Croydon’s children to celebrate bees

Posted on September 13th, by Jenny Lockyer in Culture. No Comments

Jenny Lockyer spends a week helping Croydon’s children to have a bee bonanza

The Oval Tavern garden nestles snugly between the playing field of Ark Oval school and the houses on Oval Road. Walk near to the pub on a warm summer’s evening and you are likely to hear the strumming of an acoustic guitar or the relaxed murmur of conversations, clinking glasses and general pub life … Read More »