Click Clock gallery

The long road to self-care

Posted on May 10th, by Loren Dixon in Politics & Society. No Comments

How can Croydonians take better care of themselves?

The national carers’ strategy consultation (the draft Carers’ Strategy 2011-2016) agreed that “carers often neglect their own health and wellbeing”. This message comes as no surprise. It’s very easy for your health to deteriorate when others are a priority in our lives – but, of course, this is not just an issue for carers.

Carers do have a … Read More »

Croydon’s cultural innovators

Posted on February 24th, by Tom Black in Culture. No Comments

Croydon’s artists are pushing boundaries as much as their counterparts in business

Croydon’s innovating. Even the haters have admitted it at this point. The borough has now got more tech hubs than it has branches of Wimpy, you can buy Korean fried chicken from a shipping container, and now we even have a high-tech car park not unlike the one at the end of Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol. … Read More »

Exhibition review: stories by autistic artists at the Click Clock Gallery

Posted on September 7th, by Rossella Scalia in Culture. No Comments

Rossella Scalia reflects on private treasures during a visit to the oldest of Croydon town centre’s three art galleries

Our lives are stories; told, listened, sometimes invented. What makes them unique is how we build those lives by continuously creating and adjusting our stories. Art is a way to tell stories: sometimes including ourselves in them, at times revealing only a tiny part of our … Read More »

Seventeen fun things for kids to do this summer (that you might not have thought of)

Posted on July 13th, by Pamela Virgo in Culture. 1 Comment

The summer holidays start this week, and there’s lots to do in Croydon that doesn’t cost a lot, says Pamela Virgo

If you’re under 7

Whitgift Weenies Club: robots and aliens in the Whitgift Centre!
inflatable disco dome and bouncy castle at London Road Carnival, Sunday 19th July.
Deen City Farm (Phipps Bridge tramstop) has animals from goats to guinea pigs. Entry is free.
love your local library: free storytime … Read More »

June in brief

Posted on July 9th, by The Croydon Citizen in Politics & Society. No Comments

The big stories of last month in a handy round-up

Storms added to rail chaos

Severe and unseasonal storm disruption to rail services was caused on Tuesday 2nd June after a number of fallen trees blocked lines at Forest Hill, south east London, stopping commuter journeys into London Bridge for most of the day. Routes had re-opened by 3pm but delays continued … Read More »