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 »

From fragile beginnings: The Butterfly Effect Festival comes to Croydon

Posted on May 24th, by Charles Instiful in Culture. No Comments

A brand-new musical festival is touching down this summer

Hi, I am Charles Instiful, The Butterfly Effect Festival’s producer and part of the wider Butterfly team. I grew up a stone’s throw away in Mitcham and spent my teen years partying in Croydon. I just fell in love with the town and later went on to study at Croydon College. I’ve been working in events and … Read More »

Wesley Baker brings music and street art together

Posted on August 10th, by Zach Baker in Culture. No Comments

One Croydonian has high hopes for the borough’s future

The founder of CDN, Wesley Baker, is a photographer and event organiser based in Croydon. Wesley is one of many community members actively working on the downtown area’s regeneration and specifically the street art movement.

After leaving Coventry University, Wes returned to Croydon and began immersing himself in the tech and art communities. He was frustrated with … Read More »

Event review: Croydon International Film Festival 2016

Posted on November 17th, by Neil Ridulfa in Culture. No Comments

IFF 2016′s director looks back on the highlights of this year’s festival

An intimate portrait of a single, black father, Christmas as a homeless person, a controversial animation about sexuality in childhood, and a submarine stuck on a mountain top: these were just a few of the unforgettable moments which engrossed the audience at the fourth Croydon International Film Festival.

The Croydon International Film Festival (CroydonIFF) has … Read More »

Event preview: Family Fest 2016 and the Big Dance, Saturday 4th June 2016

Posted on May 6th, by John Lawlor in Culture. No Comments

Croydon’s newest summer festival offers children the chance to enjoy nature and gets the whole family dancing, says John Lawlor

On Saturday 4th June, from 12:00pm to 9:00pm, Croydon’s first Family Fest will be held in Park Hill Park, thanks to volunteers from the park’s lively and committed Friends group. It’s an active, family-friendly festival with a gardening, bees and bugs theme and lots for children to … Read More »