Addiscombe Festival


How I became a Croydon dancer and how you can be one too

Posted on June 2nd, by Bernadette Fallon in Culture. 2 comments

It’s never too late for Croydon to learn to dance, says Bernadette Fallon

At the age of, er, well let’s just say that I’ll never see forty again, I find myself joining a dance group and becoming a dancer. Just for a few weeks: it’s a love affair, not a commitment. And you can do it too. To find out how… read on.

I’ve signed up … Read More »



Vintage cycles, cactus and cake at carnival Addiscombe-style

Posted on May 26th, by Bernadette Fallon in Politics & Society. 4 comments

Bernadette Fallon experiences community spirit coming alive in Addiscombe

Sitting outside Café Adagio on Lower Addiscombe Road, it’s easy to spot the returners from Addiscombe Festival at the end of the street, as a procession of cactus plants, large pandas and brightly coloured toys streams past.

Inside the café, vintage clothes sellers JuneGeorge are giving customers a chance to browse their racks. But I’m … Read More »