Flower Fairies Festival

I would make Croydon better by… July 2015

Posted on July 16th, by The Croydon Citizen in Politics & Society. 1 Comment

How could Croydon be improved? We want your suggestions today! Email us at editors@thecroydoncitizen.com


Last year we launched a campaign to get your suggestions to make Croydon a better place. Why? From the beginning, a big part of the Citizen has been about proposing concrete, achievable solutions to the town’s problems. We want to involve readers on a larger scale than ever and give everyone the chance … Read More »

Event review: ‘Under the shadow of your wings’, the Cicely Mary Barker play

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

Such stuff as nightmares are made on – Liz Sheppard-Jones uncovers a darker Barker

Croydon artist Cicely Mary Barker’s images of Flower Fairies are famous all over the world and worth millions. The fact that few have heard of their creator and just about no-one would associate her with her hometown is (in the words of David Bowie) ‘just so f**king Croydon‘. So much that … Read More »

Who should be in Croydon’s Hall of Fame?

Posted on July 10th, by Sean Creighton in Culture. 1 Comment

Fame is the spur, says Sean Creighton

‘Famous Croydonians’ has been the theme of the Croydon Heritage Festival 2015 which ended on Saturday 28th June. But the definition of ‘famous’ is of course a tricky one.

Do people become famous because they make or have made a contribution locally, regionally, nationally or internationally and have been written about? Aren’t famous people of the past usually confined … Read More »