Ambition Festival

Event review: Giles Hedley and the Aviators play at Bourbon and Blues, Matthews Yard, Saturday 30th May

Posted on June 10th, by Katie Rose in Culture. No Comments

Katie Rose travels to the hot, steamy heart of the blues via Croydon

I’m ordering my favourite coconut truffle tea, an unusual Saturday night out beverage, at Matthews Yard. Next to me blues legend Giles Hedley is ordering a very modest selection of drinks for the band, which he says always surprises those who expect them to be drinking bourbon. He tells me that he conducted scientific … Read More »

Croydon’s summer of festivals 2015

Posted on June 3rd, by The Croydon Citizen in Culture. 1 Comment

Croydon a cultural desert? Hardly! There’s a tidal wave of festivals and events coming our way this summer

Whether you’re a music lover, comedy enthusiast, culture vulture, heritage fan or someone who likes to keep it local, there’s a festival this summer to encourage you to take the plunge. Some of the programmes aren’t quite finalised as we’ve gone to press, but here are some … Read More »

Event review: Femme Fierce freak-out, Sunday 15th February

Posted on February 20th, by Wes in Culture. 3 comments

Imagine artist and urban photographer Wes Baker’s excitement on hearing the Femme Fierce ladies were coming to town

Last May, I wrote an article titled ‘The Urban Gallery‘ about street art, and how it how it would be able to lift the profile of Croydon. So you can imagine my excitement to hear of the Femme Fierce ladies’ plans to head into town. Sunday 15th February saw … Read More »