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What does Croydon need in 2018?

Posted on December 13th, by Tom Black in Politics & Society. 8 comments

Six contributors to the Citizen met up for a roundtable discussion on where Croydon’s community, cultural scene and economy are right now, and what they’ll need in the coming year. Tom Black reports

In last month’s edition of the Citizen, editor-in-chief James Naylor reflected on the publication’s first five years by assessing the progress of Croydon’s regeneration in that time. One section of his article struck a … Read More »

Stripping for the community in White Horse Park

Posted on December 23rd, by Liz Sheppard-Jones in Politics & Society. 1 Comment

Croydon’s newest park group gets off to a purposeful start

For a place celebrated (or otherwise) for its urban grit, Croydon’s always been surprisingly green. We have 127 parks in our borough and in 2009 won the Royal Horticultural Society’s title of the UK’s greenest large city, along with first prize in Britain in Bloom. These awards were greeted with surprise (some polite, plenty not) and are … Read More »

Five of the best… places in Croydon to meet your soulmate

Posted on June 17th, by Bernadette Fallon in Culture. 1 Comment

Wondering if Mr or Miss Right is really out there… somewhere… in Croydon? Bernadette Fallon points us in the right direction

Looking for more than a casual fling? Ready for Love with a capital ‘L’?  The good news is that Cupid doesn’t have to commute: you can meet your soulmate right here in Croydon… and here’s how.

During a philosophical fix

A place … Read More »

Event review: Jamie Reid’s Short Sharp Shock at RISE Gallery

Posted on May 24th, by Bernadette Fallon in Culture. No Comments

Is Jamie Reid’s ‘old Croydon’ a frightening taste of what’s to come? asks Bernadette Fallon

His work sits within a tradition of English radical dissent and he’s been compared to William Blake. He’s stirred up local governments with claims of corruption and his satiric Suburban Press publications from the ‘70s have achieved cult status, as have his iconic Sex Pistols covers. He’s an artist with a strong … Read More »

Minimal graffiti

Posted on March 23rd, by Andrew Dickinson in Culture, Topical. No Comments

From graffiti to street art: Andrew Dickinson has noticed a welcome change in Croydon

Graffiti once seemed omnipresent and unstoppable, and tackling it was a significant, costly issue, so where has all Croydon’s graffiti gone? It used to be that wherever you looked there was a squiggle – or tag, to give it its proper name. On bus shelters, post boxes, doors and walls, it … Read More »

Crocus Watch Needs You! Let’s help celebrate the origins of Croydon

Posted on March 5th, by Ally McKinlay in Culture. 1 Comment

Ally McKinlay’s Crocus Watch project has made Croydon the first town in Britain to map spring

A lot can happen in week in Croydon it seems: the whiff of an FA Cup quarter-final for Palace, the whiff of paint aerosols being used to transform St. George’s Walk, and the rise of the mighty crocus.

Many believe that Croydon is named after the beautiful flower … Read More »