Event review: Benji Kirkpatrick at the Oval Tavern, Thursday 12th February

Posted on February 19th, by Sarah Robson in Culture. 3 comments

Sarah Robson has a foot-tapping good time at Croydon’s Oval Tavern

Despite having lived in Croydon for my entire 28 years, Thursday 12th February was only the second time I had ever been to the Oval. Both times have been courtesy of the Croydon Citizen, and I am disappointed with myself for knowing nothing about this hidden gem of a pub before now.

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Event review: Belshazzar’s Feast at the Oval Tavern, Sunday 7th December

Posted on December 12th, by Anne Giles in Culture. No Comments

Anne Giles enjoys traditional carols, bum notes and festive folk music

My husband Steve and I went along to this gig at East Croydon’s Oval Tavern recently. We know the musicians very well. They are Paul Sartin, who is a singer, oboist, violinist, composer and arranger. He performs and records extensively with BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards winners and nominees Bellowhead, Belshazzar’s Feast and Faustus, … Read More »