Jenny Lockyer

Welcome to Croydon’s festival season 2017

Posted on June 15th, by Liz Sheppard-Jones in Culture. 2 comments

Get set to celebrate summer with festivals across the borough

Keep your eye on the weather forecast. A lot depends on it. There’s a long (and let’s hope hot) summer of festivals and open air fun ahead.

Of course, not all the events will be outdoors. And even if it pours, our stiff upper lips will see us through. Not to mention our cagoules.

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The third annual Brothers of Mothershovel charity barbecue

Posted on May 23rd, by Mark Aarons in Culture. No Comments

An unmissable event for a good cause

Saturday 3rd June 2017 marks the third annual Brothers of Mothershovel (BoMs) charity BBQ event held at the Oval Tavern. Nestled between the hotly-contested East Croydon/Addiscombe ward border on Oval Road, the Oval Tavern is Croydon’s foremost arts and music pub, with a formidable roster of live and recorded music throughout the week. The Oval is also a community hub, … Read More »

Croydonites Festival 2017 review: Amy Johnson, Last Flight Out

Posted on March 30th, by Maddy Duxbury in Culture. 5 comments

A show that’s about so much more than cockpits and carburettors

When I was asked to review Last Flight Out, a one-woman play about Amy Johnson, the first woman to fly from the UK to Australia, I wasn’t too sure that I’d enjoy it. I didn’t think that a play about the flying career of a historical figure that I’d (shamefully) never heard of would be of … Read More »