Croydon Drop In celebrates forty years of serving Croydon

Posted on July 9th, by Rekha Shane in Politics & Society. No Comments

A local charity working to support young people is going from strength to strength

Ask any parent what their concerns are for their offspring, and they will likely reel off a list as long as your arm. But not all young people have access to a supportive family member. Sometimes, even when parents are present, they just don’t understand. Sometimes they themselves are the source of the … Read More »



Croydon Writers’ Group helps us share the joy of writing

Posted on July 4th, by Rekha Shane in Culture. No Comments

Join a group that can improve your creative skills and become a testing ground for your writing

In 1945, a group of professional writers came together to create what would become Croydon Writers. They aimed to encourage writing and provide a starting point for anyone who wanted to get into a writing-related profession. Back then, this was a formal group with lofty aspirations.

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Croydonites Festival 2018 review: Parabolic Theatre’s Land of Nod

Posted on May 22nd, by Rekha Shane in Culture. No Comments

Walking the mean streets of Croydon in this immersive theatrical world

A dead body in a back alley, a man on the run, a drug ring with links to the occult… welcome to Land of Nod.

This is a two-hour immersive theatre production by Parabolic Theatre for the Croydonites Festival 2018. The audience plays members of the press (no journalistic experience required), … Read More »



Croydonites Festival 2018 review: Radio Apocalypse

Posted on May 16th, by Rekha Shane in Culture. No Comments

The end of the world is delivered with flair and style

Gill Manly is clearly a woman of many talents. All of them were on full display during her solo performance as a DJ in Radio Apocalypse. Croydon’s Spread Eagle Theatre, nestled above the pub of the same name, was the perfect venue for this production. The dark, intimate room with the blackout curtains holding off the … Read More »



Croydonites Festival 2018 review: Disco Disco

Posted on May 15th, by Rekha Shane in Culture. 1 Comment

You’ll laugh until you fall to the floor at this full-on side-splitter of a show

If you don’t want your face to ache from thirty minutes of laughing like a hyena on acid, then don’t go to this show. If on the other hand you are seeking pure, unadulterated hilarity, then get some facial exercises under your belt and rock up to Disco Disco.

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Croydonites Festival 2018 review: My Feminist Boner

Posted on May 14th, by Rekha Shane in Culture. No Comments

A poignant, funny take on the trials and tribulations of being a woman

“Look at me, don’t look at me, look at me, don’t look at me.” These are the words left ringing in your ears after watching Sarah Blanc’s high-octane performance of the comedy My Feminist Boner. The play was performed to a game bunch of Croydonistas inside Matthews Yard. Where else could you get away … Read More »