Festival of Light to light up Thornton Heath

Thornton Heath is set to host elements of the London Lumiere lighting festival on Saturday 27 January. For one day only Trumble Gardens on Brigstock Road will be transformed into an illuminated wonderland at the first Thornton Heath Festival of Light, with pieces on display that will previously have been a part of the famous [...]

By | December 8th, 2017|

The bid is in – but there’s still time to make a difference

Croydon’s bid to be London’s first ‘Borough of Culture’ has been delivered to the Mayor of London and, if successful, promises a huge range of new festivals and events for 2019. With the title and the £1.1million that comes with it, Croydon has committed to staging over twenty new events and projects. These would be [...]

By | December 4th, 2017|

Artists get a chance to capture the dance

This Saturday’s dance festival in Croydon is also an opportunity for local artists and sculptors to show off their skills. The Dance Umbrella ‘Origami Challenge’ is being run in partnership with ‘The Big Draw’, and sets the task of drawing, painting or modelling an aspect of the spectacular outdoor Origami dance show as it happens. [...]

By | October 13th, 2017|

A night out in Croydon to celebrate coming out

This Wednesday, 11 October, Croydon’s LGBT+ community will be hosting a social event at BoxPark to help mark Coming Out Day. The day is the anniversary of when, in 1987, half a million people marched on Washington for lesbian and gay rights. Known as ‘The Great March’, this was also the first public display of [...]

By | October 10th, 2017|

Free dance shows coming up

Saturday 14 October sees two spectacular free dance performances take place alongside each other in Croydon’s town centre. Dance Umbrella, London’s annual London-wide contemporary dance festival, is coming to Croydon to present Origami, a spectacular heavy metal pairing of a shipping container and a gravity defying dancer Created by Paris-based Satchie Noro and Silvain Ohl [...]

By | October 7th, 2017|

JamBox – a professional jam session for all-comers

The JamBox professional jam night launched in Boxpark recently with a surprise guest appearance from chart-topping singer-songwriter Emili Sande. The project is supported by the council’s Cultural Partnership Fund and gives musicians the chance to perform alongside some of the top names in the business. The next session is likely to happen in November – [...]

By | October 5th, 2017|

Fairfield Halls – the reason 2019 should be Croydon’s year

The £30 million makeover transforming Croydon’s Fairfield Halls into a state-of-the-art performance venue means Croydon will already have an amazing programme of events in 2019. So what better way to celebrate than as London's first Borough of Culture? Fairfield will sit at the heart of a stunning new cultural quarter in Croydon - in an [...]

By | September 28th, 2017|

Croydon bids for title of London Borough of Culture, 2019

Croydon is bidding to become London’s first Borough of Culture in 2019 to help cement its place as a valuable centre for the arts at the urban edge of the capital. Winning the the Mayor of London’s competition would bring in well over £1 million of investment to drive change and transform the borough's cultural [...]

By | September 27th, 2017|
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