Summer


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 »