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Our modern heritage: why Croydon’s concrete architecture should be admired

Posted on June 11th, by Tom Lickley in Politics & Society. 1 Comment

As Croydon’s Heritage Festival approaches, Tom Lickley looks at a different kind of historic building – those made from concrete. How can our soaring modernist towers contribute to the town’s future?

“To banish imperfection is to destroy expression, to check exertion, to paralyze vitality.”

“Remember that the most beautiful things in the world are the most useless.”

“When we build, let us think … Read More »

Croydon: a historic musical mecca

Posted on November 5th, by Francesca Baker in Culture, History. 2 comments

Francesca Baker takes us on a tour of Croydon’s diverse musical heritage, from the Beatles to dubstep producer Skream

A few miles down the road, in nearby Peckham, there is something of a musical renaissance happening. Billed as the new Dalston, the area which is famed more for Delboy than chords and choruses, is bubbling with musical talent, a burgeoning club culture and pop-up gigs … Read More »