Raymond Chandler


#CroydonLitFest: Who wants to help put on Croydon’s first literary festival?

Posted on January 23rd, by Jonny Rose in Culture. 2 comments

A call to arms for local bookworms to follow in the footsteps of #Croydon #TechCity

In 2017, Croydon stands as one of the most exciting places in the UK to be right now.

Croydon is currently experiencing an arts renaissance. We now host exhibitions from the likes of Banksy and Damien Hirst. We have gained four new art galleries in the space of one … Read More »



Summer reading: ‘Terrible Lie’, the world’s first Cronx noir thriller, by Gareth Endean

Posted on August 22nd, by Paul M Ford in Culture. No Comments

Describing anything as ‘noir’ invites harsh comparison, says self-confessed Croydon nerd Paul M. Ford in the next of the Citizen’s series of summer reading reviews

‘Film noir’, a retro-actively applied label, covers a range of films released during the 1940s and ’50s, brooding in tone and with heavily shadowed visuals. Classically, but not exclusively, ‘noir’ features hard-boiled private detectives, cynical and world-weary, who encounter mysterious and alluring … Read More »