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Summer 2018 in brief

Posted on September 17th, by The Croydon Citizen in Politics & Society. No Comments

The big news stories of summer 2018, summarised by the Citizen team

Football came home to Boxpark

July’s World Cup celebrations in Boxpark Croydon made national news. After images of local fans’ exuberant reactions to the national team’s success left TV commentator and former England international Rio Ferdinand ‘seriously impressed‘, a good-humoured rivalry for ‘most enthusiastic support for England’ arose between Croydon and Newcastle. Even after England lost their semi-final … Read More »



Why I’m backing Croydon’s bid to be London’s first Borough of Culture

Posted on December 6th, by Martin Leay in Culture. No Comments

All the low-down on the borough’s bid, supported by the Citizen as a proud local media partner

David Bowie famously used the word ‘Croydon’ as an insult. “God, it’s so f**king Croydon”, he would say.

Well, Bowie was no stranger to cultural re-invention and if he were still alive today, it wouldn’t take much to convince him that Croydon is ch-ch-ch-ch-changing. In fact, as … Read More »



Groundhog Day for Westfield

Posted on November 22nd, by Liz Sheppard-Jones in Politics & Society. 6 comments

The Westfield shopping centre is definitely definite. Again. Facebook’s response was poetic

Westfield has cleared its final hurdle and is absolutely definitely going to be built!

Last Tuesday’s decision was met with a collective Croydonian eye-roll that almost lifted the roof off the Whitgift Centre. Is it Groundhog Day? Are we meant to get excited every time that this is announced?

Our cynicism might have more to do with … Read More »



Eskimo Dance is coming to Croydon – we are now London’s coolest borough

Posted on August 24th, by Jonny Rose in Culture, Topical. No Comments

On Saturday 29th October the most important event in grime’s cultural calendar – Eskimo Dance – is coming to Croydon

Eskimo Dance is coming to Croydon.

This news will delight those who have a particular appreciation for grime music, but should also be of interest to all Croydonians that wish to see Croydon’s diminished music scene and waning nightlife reversed: London’s coolest event in … Read More »



How Fairfield can face the future and thrive

Posted on December 17th, by Kate Vennell in Culture. 5 comments

Fairfield has an exciting future. Let’s get the whole community behind it, says the chair of the Fairfield Halls

When the ambitious and controversial building programme is completed at Fairfield, we need a future cultural offer that excites ever more people, builds on our impressive participation programme and promotes Croydon’s dynamic culture. A charity is the best operating structure to deliver these goals.

There are challenges. … Read More »



News in brief: November

Posted on December 10th, by The Croydon Citizen in Politics & Society. No Comments

The big Croydon stories of November 2015, summarised for your convenience

Thornton Heath ‘stormz’ to victory at 2015 MOBO Awards

Musicians and performers from Thornton Heath dominated the 2015 national MOBO (Music of Black Origin) awards held in Leeds on Thursday 4th November. Krept and Konan, Stormzy, Section Boyz and Faith Child triumphed, with Krept and Konan winning Best Hip Hop Act and Best Album, Stormzy … Read More »