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Event review: Croydon’s Joe Head releases a solo album and plays live at Project B

Posted on March 28th, by Paul Dennis in Culture. No Comments

A new solo album by Croydon’s Joe Head and highlights from a talent-packed open mic evening

If you know anything at all about the Croydon music scene, you will have at least a passing familiarity with Joe Head. Chances are that you will have heard him at an open mic night in either Croydon or Carshalton, or if heavier music is your choice, you may have seen … Read More »



So what if Fairfield Halls closes for two years – I’m glad

Posted on January 7th, by Jonny Rose in Culture. 22 comments

Jonny Rose refuses to eulogise the potentially departed Fairfield Halls

News that the Fairfield Halls is due to be closed for two years of renovation has seen many in Croydon enter into paroxysms of grief reserved usually for dead relatives and relegated football teams.

My own response is less “Oh no”, and more “So what?”.

Rather than being a death knell … Read More »



Event review: The Croydon Craft Beer Festival, 16th-17th October 2015

Posted on October 27th, by Paddy Blewer in Culture. 3 comments

Serious beer, great vibes and a very professional operation. Cheers, says Paddy Blewer

The Croydon and Sutton branch of CAMRA (the Campaign for Real Ale) is sadly in abeyance right now, but the first in what will hopefully be a series of a new beer festivals in Croydon drew packed crowds at the Clocktower in Croydon on 16th and 17th October. A consortium of Croydon businesses … Read More »



Event review: Benji Kirkpatrick at the Oval Tavern, Thursday 12th February

Posted on February 19th, by Sarah Robson in Culture. 3 comments

Sarah Robson has a foot-tapping good time at Croydon’s Oval Tavern

Despite having lived in Croydon for my entire 28 years, Thursday 12th February was only the second time I had ever been to the Oval. Both times have been courtesy of the Croydon Citizen, and I am disappointed with myself for knowing nothing about this hidden gem of a pub before now.

The … Read More »