William Blake


Event review: Jamie Reid’s Short Sharp Shock at RISE Gallery

Posted on May 24th, by Bernadette Fallon in Culture. No Comments

Is Jamie Reid’s ‘old Croydon’ a frightening taste of what’s to come? asks Bernadette Fallon

His work sits within a tradition of English radical dissent and he’s been compared to William Blake. He’s stirred up local governments with claims of corruption and his satiric Suburban Press publications from the ‘70s have achieved cult status, as have his iconic Sex Pistols covers. He’s an artist with a strong … Read More »



Should we pity London Road?

Posted on July 30th, by Liz Sheppard-Jones in Politics & Society. 8 comments

Accused of giving the West Croydon Carnival of Cultures a ‘pity review’ in an article about festivals, Broad Green resident Liz Sheppard-Jones pleads guilty as charged

These are the words which led me to be accused on social media of writing ‘a pity review’ of the West Croydon Carnival of Cultures.

So – do I pity London Road?

Yes, I do. But first, let’s … Read More »