Creative Croydon

Rainbows Across Borders LGBT Asylum Seekers Choir leads the way at Croydon’s first PrideFest

Posted on August 26th, by Katie Rose in Politics & Society. No Comments

Katie Rose talks to members of Croydon’s Rainbows Across Borders choir as it prepares to celebrate LGBT identity on Sunday 28th August

Croydon is preparing to celebrate its first PrideFest, to be held in Surrey Street on Sunday 28th August. I visited Rainbows Across Borders, Croydon’s LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) asylum seekers chorus, whose members will be leading the parade along with Wayne Trakas-Lawlor, Croydon’s first … Read More »

Singing therapy in Croydon

Posted on February 29th, by Katie Rose in Politics & Society. No Comments

Musician and facilitator Katie Rose on how Croydon is exploring the healing power of song

Since time began we have used sound to restore our inner and outer harmony. It’s very exciting to see how current Croydon singing projects draw on ancient foundations of musical and medical practice, and to find out more about the exciting work being done in our borough.

Working with Catherine Pestano … Read More »

Croydon celebrates International Women’s Day

Posted on March 30th, by Catherine Pestano in Culture. 4 comments

Catherine Pestano sings the praises of singing for International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day highlights women’s struggles for equality, and this year had the theme #MakeItHappen. As a feminist, I am a great fan of women-only space but there is also something to be said for collaborating together to celebrate an oppressed section of society, and to embrace the ‘other’ in oneself. With this in mind, … Read More »