Summer


How Croydon won the World Cup

Posted on July 25th, by Ian Lavis in Sport. 4 comments

Watching the World Cup from Boxpark Croydon became a worldwide sensation

The sun was beating down through the clear plastic roof and burning my face. I was sweating lager from every pore. I was drenched in beer. My eyes were fixed on the giant screen and I daren’t blink. The tension was off the scale.

And then it happened. Harry Maguire sent a towering, bullet header … Read More »



Turf Projects to run new summer art courses in Croydon town centre

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

Turf Projects is running a number of new art courses over the summer, for painters and multimedia creatives. All levels are catered for!

Release begins:

Painting Toe-Dipper: an introduction to painting with Charlie Reed
Painting newbie, or just want to learn new techniques? Dip your toes into painting at our taster sessions with painter Charlie Reed! Discover how to use inks, watercolour, acrylic and oil paints … Read More »



The Croydon Citizen is going on holiday!

Posted on July 13th, by The Croydon Citizen in Culture. No Comments

From Monday 16th July to Tuesday 24th July, the Citizen won’t publish any new content online

We’re taking a few days off! The Croydon Citizen is going to have its summer holidays between Monday 16th and Tuesday 24th July, and during that time we won’t put any content online or answer any non-urgent emails.

Normal service will resume on Tuesday 24th July, and we’ll look forward … Read More »



Six of the best beer gardens in Croydon

Posted on May 23rd, by Cassie Whittell in Culture. No Comments

Summer’s almost here. Where to go for a glass of something cool – in the open air?

There’s something decadent about drinking a pint, or a glass of wine, or a J20, in the sun, isn’t there? It’s one of life’s small pleasures, that glorious feeling of warmth on your arms, a cold glass in your hand, and the sense that even if it’s just for one … Read More »



2017: Croydon’s Summer of Love

Posted on February 23rd, by Andrew Dickinson in Culture. 15 comments

The world needs happiness more than ever right now, so let’s lead by example

Well, what a miserable year 2016 turned out to be. The year got appalling press for a variety of reasons, and Croydon again was mentioned as one of the most miserable places to live. Incidentally, who do they ask for these surveys? How can we reach these people?

There’s no … Read More »



A party without a heart?

Posted on September 9th, by The Croydon Citizen in Culture. 3 comments

Did Croydon’s summer of festivals fulfil its Ambition? Two Citizen contributors debate that very topic

Katie Rose is a Croydon-based singer, musician, sound therapist and vocal coach who was part of the team running the Big Sing workshop at Ambition. Sean Creighton has experience of community and voluntary organisations at a local and national level. A committed activist and blogger on a range of topics, … Read More »



Croydon’s summer of festivals 2015

Posted on June 3rd, by The Croydon Citizen in Culture. 1 Comment

Croydon a cultural desert? Hardly! There’s a tidal wave of festivals and events coming our way this summer

Whether you’re a music lover, comedy enthusiast, culture vulture, heritage fan or someone who likes to keep it local, there’s a festival this summer to encourage you to take the plunge. Some of the programmes aren’t quite finalised as we’ve gone to press, but here are some … Read More »