Grime


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 »



Liberalising Croydon’s night-time economy

Posted on January 8th, by Michael Swadling in Politics & Society. 3 comments

Freeing up Croydon for new after-dark venues can only be a good thing

Croydon Council has written – but not yet published – a Review of Licensing & Policing of Croydon’s Night-Time Economy. The review was written by a cross-party committee, chaired by Councillor Callton Young OBE.

The report covers the approach to policing venues wishing to play “bashment, grime and similar genres of music” with … Read More »



Boxpark from the inside out

Posted on January 30th, by Lauren Furey in Politics & Society. 1 Comment

When we said that we were here for Croydon, we meant it

The decision to place Boxpark 2.0 in Croydon was met with celebration, controversy and criticism. Some were excited and positive. Others were more wary.

From the outside looking in, Boxpark probably looks like the creation of corporate giants, swarming into developing areas and marking their territory with dining and retail spaces. The truth is that the … Read More »



Eskimo Dance is coming to Croydon – we are now London’s coolest borough

Posted on August 24th, by Jonny Rose in Culture, Topical. No Comments

On Saturday 29th October the most important event in grime’s cultural calendar – Eskimo Dance – is coming to Croydon

Eskimo Dance is coming to Croydon.

This news will delight those who have a particular appreciation for grime music, but should also be of interest to all Croydonians that wish to see Croydon’s diminished music scene and waning nightlife reversed: London’s coolest event in … Read More »