Gilbert and Sullivan


Event review: CODA presents The Pirates of Penzance

Posted on August 9th, by Liz Sheppard-Jones in Culture. 3 comments

Buckles were swashed, blades were brandished and spirits undampened by the weather

Croydon’s been lucky with the rain so far this summer, sunshine-y at just the right moments for its outdoor festivities. This was the week that luck ran out, with grey drizzly skies hanging over Wandle Park as Friday evening’s Croydon Operatic and Dramatic Association show time approached. But no matter  – the audience had come impressively … Read More »



The Croydon Bach Choir performs Elgar’s ‘Spirit of England’ and some livelier tunes

Posted on June 17th, by Liz Sheppard-Jones in Culture. No Comments

Liz Sheppard-Jones overcomes initial difficulties to find herself both moved and entertained by the Croydon Bach Choir

In the famous words of Princess Diana, “classical music is really not my bag.” I just don’t know that much about it although I feel that I should – but if an excuse is good enough for the queen of hearts, it’s good enough for me.

Then again, to … Read More »