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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 »



The meaning of Mexway

Posted on March 9th, by Lauren Furey in Culture. 2 comments

Where the hell is Mexway? Lauren Furey demands to know

A few months ago I wrote a piece for the Citizen about gentrification and the positive and negative impact that it could have on Croydon. I sought to find examples of businesses and entrepreneurs that were helping to maintain and shape the cultural landscape of a town as diverse as Croydon.

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Event review: Benji Kirkpatrick at the Oval Tavern, Thursday 12th February

Posted on February 19th, by Sarah Robson in Culture. 3 comments

Sarah Robson has a foot-tapping good time at Croydon’s Oval Tavern

Despite having lived in Croydon for my entire 28 years, Thursday 12th February was only the second time I had ever been to the Oval. Both times have been courtesy of the Croydon Citizen, and I am disappointed with myself for knowing nothing about this hidden gem of a pub before now.

The … Read More »