Beats & Eats


Event review: partying on Cron-di beach

Posted on July 28th, by Lauren Furey in Culture. 10 comments

Lauren Furey gets a little sand between her toes, CR0 style

There aren’t really waves and boats and surfers and seagulls, but there is sand. Forty-five tonnes of it, to be precise, scattered around Ruskin Square.

Croydon on the Beach kicked off its eight week run on Thursday 20th July, opening day of the Ambition Festival, with food, cocktails, music and beach … Read More »



Event review: Live @ Croydon Pop-Up Emporium

Posted on October 13th, by Wes in Culture. No Comments

Wes Baker is organising a series of pop-up music events in Church Street Croydon. Here – with a little help from his friends – he reports on what happened one Saturday in September

On Saturday 27th September I was delighted to help stage the second Live @ Croydon Pop-Up Emporium event. It’s an idea born from a quick chat with a few of the … Read More »



Beats & Eats celebrates its first year with great food, cool music and an electric vibe

Posted on September 29th, by Shaniqua Benjamin in Culture. No Comments

Shaniqua Benjamin reports on a birthday party that was also a celebration for Croydon

Birthdays are always special, but I think that there is just something a little bit sweeter about a first birthday. An electric vibe and party atmosphere filled Matthews Yard on 6th September 2014 as Beats & Eats celebrated its first birthday with an evening of live music, great food and joyful festivities.

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Print Archive: July-August 2014 News Magazine – I would make Croydon better by…

Posted on September 23rd, by The Croydon Citizen in Site News. No Comments

In this issue, the Citizen looks at the Croydon’s summer of festivals, Gatwick Airport expansion, affordable housing, and Halal meat in Croydon’s schools

The great British summer has well and truly begun, with its uncertain weather, numerous sporting failures, and frivolous news stories, it’s often low on serious and engaging political issues. But in Croydon there might be more reasons to be cheerful … Read More »



Review: Beats & Eats at Matthew’s Yard

Posted on April 21st, by Shaniqua Benjamin in Culture. 2 comments

Shaniqua Benjamin chats to the organisers of Beats & Eats, a monthly music night, while enjoying the sounds and succulent food

Once a month in Matthews Yard, the two ingredients of fresh food and melodious music are blended together to create Beats & Eats, a fun-filled night where all individuals can come and simply be themselves. Saturday April 5th was only the sixth … Read More »