East Croydon Cool


Review: Croydon’s Street Art Tour and bottomless lunch

Posted on August 15th, by Lauren Furey in Culture. No Comments

A walking tour followed by a delicious lunch – what’s not to like?

Saturday 21st July marked the dawn of a new grassroots Croydon event: the Street Art Tour and bottomless lunch from RISE Gallery and East Croydon Cool.

In recent years Croydon has firmly planted itself on the street art map, and not just in London. Renowned artists from all around the world have flocked to the borough … Read More »



Croydon debates: is social media good for local government?

Posted on March 6th, by Liz Sheppard-Jones in Politics & Society. 2 comments

Does Twitter air Croydon’s dirty linen in public?

Croydon Debate Club is organised and chaired by Robert Ward, a Citizen contributor and now a Conservative candidate for the local council. After a break of ten months, the club invited Croydonians of any political affiliation to attend Project B on Wednesday 21st February to debate whether social media has a positive or negative impact on local government.

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What does Croydon need in 2018?

Posted on December 13th, by Tom Black in Politics & Society. 8 comments

Six contributors to the Citizen met up for a roundtable discussion on where Croydon’s community, cultural scene and economy are right now, and what they’ll need in the coming year. Tom Black reports

In last month’s edition of the Citizen, editor-in-chief James Naylor reflected on the publication’s first five years by assessing the progress of Croydon’s regeneration in that time. One section of his article struck a … Read More »



Five years in the life of an extraordinary borough

Posted on November 9th, by Tom Black in Politics & Society. 4 comments

The Citizen‘s General Manager looks back on the Croydon that the Citizen was born into, and the one that it now inhabits

What a difference half a decade makes. Five years ago, I lived in Coulsdon, was perpetually single, and the idea of Westfield coming to Croydon was little more than a pipe dream. Now, I live in Balham.

The long-awaited bulldozers might not yet have … Read More »



East Croydon Cool provides a warm welcome to the cool kids

Posted on March 27th, by Maddy Duxbury in Culture. 14 comments

Let’s help new Croydonians to find out where the cool stuff’s going on

With £5 billion (or thereabouts) being invested in the area, a street art scene to rival East London, an entertainment complex underway at Fairfield Halls, a Cultural Partnership Fund to encourage more theatre, music and art, a Westfield retail development on its way, support for tech start-ups and SMEs courtesy of Croydon Tech City, the … Read More »