BRGR & BEER


Croydon and the battle to be London Borough of Culture

Posted on February 28th, by Lauren Furey in Culture. 1 Comment

We didn’t win, but we’ve plenty to be proud of

So, Croydon did not win the title of London’s first Borough of Culture. But we can most definitely hold our heads high with the sense of pride and honour that comes from having fought the good fight.

Croydon has changed dramatically in recent years. In fact, it’s the reason that Croydon made a bid for London … Read More »



May 2016 in brief

Posted on June 20th, by The Croydon Citizen in Politics & Society. No Comments

May’s news in brief, summarised for your convenience by the Citizen team

Croydon became a haven for bees

The team that brought Saffron Central, the world’s largest urban saffron farm, to Croydon in 2015 is now using the space to create a haven for bees. With the support of Croydon Beekeepers Association and community volunteers, they have planted the site, formerly the location of Croydon’s council … Read More »



Event review: ‘Rum & Reggae’ at Matthews Yard, Friday 13th November

Posted on December 17th, by Katie Rose in Culture. No Comments

On a wintry Croydonian night, ‘Rum & Reggae’ is a ray of sunshine for Katie Rose

The walkway to Matthews Yard is smokin’ as the unmistakable aroma of Bobski’s Big BBQ fills the cold Croydon November air. Despite the wild wind, there is a warm glow around the Yard tonight – in keeping with the ‘Rum & Reggae’ song-shine I am here to enjoy.

Bobski is icing a … Read More »



September news in brief

Posted on October 6th, by The Croydon Citizen in Politics & Society. 1 Comment

The Citizen team compiles some of the noteworthy events of September into one handy page

Crocuses return to the centre of Croydon

The former site of Taberner House, which is being developed next year, is now home to a temporary saffron farm. After raising £4,000 in just a few days from crowdfunding, local gardener and Croydon Radio DJ Ally McKinlay was able to purchase thousands … Read More »



I would make Croydon better by… July 2015

Posted on July 16th, by The Croydon Citizen in Politics & Society. 1 Comment

How could Croydon be improved? We want your suggestions today! Email us at editors@thecroydoncitizen.com

 

Last year we launched a campaign to get your suggestions to make Croydon a better place. Why? From the beginning, a big part of the Citizen has been about proposing concrete, achievable solutions to the town’s problems. We want to involve readers on a larger scale than ever and give everyone the chance … Read More »



Croydon Tech City townhall: putting Croydon on the map in London Technology Week

Posted on June 30th, by Jonny Rose in Croydon: Tech City, Event Reviews. No Comments

#Croydon #TechCity co-founder Jonny Rose reports on the movement’s sophomore summit

Almost a year after the success of our first Croydon Tech City summit, Croydon found itself once again hosting a summit of venture capitalists, tech companies, and property developers.

This time it was was bigger and better than before: over two hundred delegates attended the Croydon Tech City ‘townhall’ – a major … Read More »



Event review: Street Cocktails launch at Matthews Yard, Friday 5th June

Posted on June 16th, by Lauren Furey in Culture. 1 Comment

Total renegade cocktailing. Porn star potions. Lauren Furey brings you the uncensored truth

My curiosity had been aroused when I first heard that Street Cocktails was setting up shop in Croydon’s beloved Matthews Yard. An entertaining Youtube video had gone out in the run-up to the event, on Friday 5th June, featuring its own Matthew Lisle running past local landmarks to the accompaniment of the … Read More »



Review: BRGR & BEER at Matthew’s Yard

Posted on April 21st, by Lauren Furey in Culture. 5 comments

Lauren Furey saw the burger that they had made and she saw that it was good

Have you ever had food so good that it makes you speak in obscenities? I can’t reprint the words that spilled from my very full mouth but believe me when I say they would make a vicar blush.

That’s the dining experience you can expect when you … Read More »