Black History event lights up Central Croydon

Posted on October 23rd, by The Croydon Citizen in Culture. No Comments

David Marino Jr reports on a Black History Month event featuring music, poetry, education and more

Black History Month was in full force in Croydon Saturday, as the Black Cultural Open Day event celebrated African/black culture in a free multimedia presentation featuring music, poetry, education and more.

The event, held at the Project B bar from 2 pm to 7 pm by Black Futures UK, a … Read More »

Event celebrating black culture coming to Croydon

Posted on October 2nd, by David Marino Jr in Culture. No Comments

The day will feature poetry, reggae, African history, and more

The Black Cultural Open Day event will be a celebration of black/African culture to coincide with Black History Month.

The event is being hosted by Black Futures UK, a Croydon-based advocacy group that helps people of African descent gain meaningful employment, as well as provides resources for those attempting to attend university.

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Remembering Desmond Dekker, Croydon’s should-be famous reggae star

Posted on May 31st, by Gareth Endean in Culture. 2 comments

Marley was the name, but Dekker opened the door. As the tenth anniversary of his death on 26th May passes, Gareth Endean commemorates the reggae star who chose to live in Croydon

On 31st March this year, Croydon mourned the passing of Ronnie Corbett, one of its most famous adopted sons. And we have just passed the tenth anniversary of the loss of another: Desmond Adolphus Darces, … Read More »

Event review: ‘Rum & Reggae’ at Matthews Yard, Friday 13th November

Posted on December 17th, by Katie Rose in Culture. No Comments

On a wintry Croydonian night, ‘Rum & Reggae’ is a ray of sunshine for Katie Rose

The walkway to Matthews Yard is smokin’ as the unmistakable aroma of Bobski’s Big BBQ fills the cold Croydon November air. Despite the wild wind, there is a warm glow around the Yard tonight – in keeping with the ‘Rum & Reggae’ song-shine I am here to enjoy.

Bobski is icing a … Read More »