Platform Ruskin Square


We’re all thinking it: will Westfield ever happen?

Posted on April 27th, by James Naylor in Politics & Society. 2 comments

Why Westfield’s delays are both foreseeable and risky despite what its proponents say

In recent months, one subject keeps rising, quite strangely, amongst the most read topics on the Citizen‘s website. It’s not Boxpark, Croydon Tech City or the sadly recently departed Croydon Radio. It has no reason to be there because we haven’t published, nor had call to publish, anything about it for six months. It … Read More »



Container crates, Croydon and me, by Mr Boxpark

Posted on November 30th, by Lauren Furey in Politics & Society. 4 comments

Roger Wade, CEO of Boxpark, gives Lauren Furey the lowdown on how, when and above all… why Croydon

Arriving at Boxpark Croydon’s marketing suite was like stepping into a wrapped up Christmas present. You shouldn’t peek, but it’s exciting. It was here I met Boxpark’s mastermind and CEO, Roger Wade, to hear what Croydon can expect from its new Boxpark, set to open in summer 2016.

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Event review: partying on Cron-di beach

Posted on July 28th, by Lauren Furey in Culture. 10 comments

Lauren Furey gets a little sand between her toes, CR0 style

There aren’t really waves and boats and surfers and seagulls, but there is sand. Forty-five tonnes of it, to be precise, scattered around Ruskin Square.

Croydon on the Beach kicked off its eight week run on Thursday 20th July, opening day of the Ambition Festival, with food, cocktails, music and beach … Read More »



‘Not just cool hipster food’ – Boxpark Croydon sets out its stall

Posted on July 24th, by Liz Sheppard-Jones in Culture. 5 comments

Liz Sheppard-Jones dines on information and wild honey at the Boxpark Croydon launch event

I ate a honeyed chicken wrap from Vietvan on Thursday 23rd July, the night I joined the Boxpark casual dining revolution – and it was bloody delicious. If I hadn’t been sold on the concept already, that piece of poultry would have done the trick all by itself.

It was quite a … Read More »



Good vibrations in the Cronx

Posted on July 20th, by Lauren Furey in Culture. 1 Comment

Croydon keeps it real in a city increasingly set apart from the everyday world, says Lauren Furey

London is coming to be viewed as a millionaire playboy’s paradise. Wealthy Russian oligarchs and Saudi princes have flocked to the capital to buy up luxury properties, clubs, restaurants and new housing developments, pricing more and more medium to low income londoners into the suburbs. London’s … Read More »



Sponsored: The festival that’s ambitious for Croydon

Posted on July 17th, by Ambition Festival in Culture. No Comments

Croydon’s most ambitious cultural celebration is about to start, with something for everyone

2015 is our first year, and we’ve started as we mean to go on. Croydon’s certainly ambitious, and the acts that we’ll be seeing in venues around the town centre and across the borough reflect it: top talent, exciting newcomers and original entertainment that have put Croydon straight onto some ‘ones to watch’ festival … Read More »



Hundreds attracted to Croydon table tennis festival

Posted on July 14th, by CronxWire in CronxWire. No Comments

Croydon Council helped to install 16 public table tennis tables across Croydon last month, in order to encourage residents to get involved with the sport in time for National Table Tennis Day on 16th July.

Release begins: Around 450 people have taken part in the first week of a council-backed free table tennis festival.

On Monday 22nd June, Table Tennis England and Croydon Council installed 16 … Read More »



The meaning of Mexway

Posted on March 9th, by Lauren Furey in Culture. 2 comments

Where the hell is Mexway? Lauren Furey demands to know

A few months ago I wrote a piece for the Citizen about gentrification and the positive and negative impact that it could have on Croydon. I sought to find examples of businesses and entrepreneurs that were helping to maintain and shape the cultural landscape of a town as diverse as Croydon.

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Croydon’s World Food market relaunches for the New Year

Posted on February 3rd, by CronxWire in CronxWire. No Comments

Croydon’s World Food Market is re-launching on Thursday 19th February for the new season with Chinese New Year celebrations at the Platform event space in Ruskin Square, alongside East Croydon station. 

Release begins: Chinese dragons, music and dancers will entertain at the start of the Year of the Sheep, as local residents, shoppers and commuters dine on a fantastic range of quality world foods.

Platform, situated on … Read More »