Croydonites Festival 2017 review: Amy Johnson, Last Flight Out

Posted on March 30th, by Maddy Duxbury in Culture. 5 comments

A show that’s about so much more than cockpits and carburettors

When I was asked to review Last Flight Out, a one-woman play about Amy Johnson, the first woman to fly from the UK to Australia, I wasn’t too sure that I’d enjoy it. I didn’t think that a play about the flying career of a historical figure that I’d (shamefully) never heard of would be of … Read More »



East Croydon Cool provides a warm welcome to the cool kids

Posted on March 27th, by Maddy Duxbury in Culture. 14 comments

Let’s help new Croydonians to find out where the cool stuff’s going on

With £5 billion (or thereabouts) being invested in the area, a street art scene to rival East London, an entertainment complex underway at Fairfield Halls, a Cultural Partnership Fund to encourage more theatre, music and art, a Westfield retail development on its way, support for tech start-ups and SMEs courtesy of Croydon Tech City, the … Read More »



A beginner’s guide to Croydon’s street art

Posted on December 15th, by Maddy Duxbury in Culture. No Comments

A newcomer to the street art of Croydon gets up-to-speed with the help of Kevin Zuchowski-Morrison

Recently hailed as ‘the new capital of street art’ by the Evening Standard, it seems that word of the flourishing arts scene that Croydon locals are so familiar with is spreading.

My current knowledge of street art (worryingly) comes largely from my Telegraph-reading mother (the life and works of Mr … Read More »



I bought my Croydon flat on Instagram

Posted on October 6th, by Maddy Duxbury in Culture. 10 comments

Hunting for a new home in outer London, Maddie Duxbury took a look through the eyes of its inhabitants

Okay, the title is not entirely true… but allow me a little journalistic licence for my first Croydon Citizen article.

So whilst I didn’t physically purchase my first property through the world’s fastest growing social media channel, the most crucial of property buying decisions (where to buy!) … Read More »