Tempting Failure festival becomes a Croydon exclusive

Posted on June 25th, by Robert Hesp in Culture. No Comments

This exciting festival, crammed with challenging, experimental works, is now taking place only in Croydon

Croydon is set to become a hub for daring and radical performance and noise art this July, as the seventh incarnation of the festival Tempting Failure (TF18) descends on the borough – now in its new biennial format.

Bringing a fortnight-long programme of international and UK-based artists between 9th and 22nd … Read More »

Event review: The London Mozart Players’ Mozart To Malabar at Ashburton Hall

Posted on February 14th, by Liz Sheppard-Jones in Culture. No Comments

What happens when European classical music meets traditional Indian dance?

On Saturday 10th February, when London Mozart Players and traditional Indian dancers Anusha Subramanyam and Aishwarya Rajarshi performed together at the first concert to be held at Ashburton Hall, the show was a sell-out. It was clear from the start that this would be something special.

Devaki Thomas and Shuba Rao of Deshi Arts, currently managing the hall, welcomed the audience not … Read More »

Croydon Dance Festival review: how Dance Umbrella opened in the town centre

Posted on October 26th, by Liz Sheppard-Jones in Culture. 2 comments

Mesmerising dance in the Queen’s Gardens

The London Dance Umbrella Festival is running from 11th to 28th October at venues including Sadler’s Wells Theatre, Trinity Buoy Wharf and Battersea Power Station. On Saturday 14th October, it arrived in the Queen’s Gardens, central Croydon, as part of Croydon Dance Festival, a day long event held close by in the Braithwaite Hall. One outdoor Umbrella performance, entitled ‘Origami’, had … Read More »