Monthly Archives: August 2014

Join In to Help Build Croydon Fun Palace! 4 & 5 October

Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 October will see all kinds of fun coming to Croydon as part of a free, nationwide celebration of arts, culture and sciences. Local residents and businesses are joining forces to stage activities that will give … Continue reading

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How To Obtain Information from Croydon Council

If you want information from Croydon Council there are five alternative steps.  To ask the Department which covers the area of work you want information  on ; sometimes you may know the individual officer’s name and email. The more complex … Continue reading

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Revised Taberner House Development Aims To Provide 30% Affordable Housing

The redevelopment of Taberner House is now likely to provide 30% ‘affordable’ housing and increase open space in revised planning ideas being considered by the Planning Committee on  Wednesday 3 September.  Changed and new elements: Commercial unit by flyover Relocation … Continue reading

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Are 16 One and Two Bed Flats Needed in Coulsdon?

16 one and two bedroom flats are being proposed for the Network Rail car park at Station Approach Rd in Coulsdon. The Planning Committee will consider the issues at its meeting on Wednesday 3 September. The issues are: principle of … Continue reading

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How Sustainable Can Croydon Become?

Croydon Council is grappling with how its Local Development Plan can reflect the principles of ‘sustainability’. At its simplest this involves meeting  the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. It … Continue reading

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Africans in Tudor, Stuart & 18thC Britain – Talks October & November

Talks by Dr Miranda Kaufmann – updated 19 September Tuesday 7 October, 6pm. “Based on a True Story”? The History behind the film Belle Like any historical film “Based on a True Story”, Belle takes liberties with the historical record.  In this … Continue reading

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Black Chronicles II Exhibition – Photographs of Black People in Britain 19th & early 20thCs

The Black Chronicles II Exhibition – Photographs on Black People in Britain 19th & early 20thCs is taking place from Friday 12 September – Saturday 29 November. Rivington Place, London, EC2A 3BA. Free. Autograph ABP presents Black Chronicles II, a new … Continue reading

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British Amusement Parks 1900–1939

The amusement parks which first appeared in England at the turn of the twentieth century represent a startlingly novel and complex phenomenon, combining fantasy architecture, new technology, ersatz danger, spectacle and consumption in a new mass experience. Though drawing on … Continue reading

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Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King One Man Shows – October

Tayo Aluko (Call Mr Robeson) is acting as promoter/agent for Darryl Van Leer, a performer on his first ever sojourn to Europe, with two of his many one-man shows on the life of Nelson Mandela and Dr, Martin Luther King, Jr. … Continue reading

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Call Mr Robeson – September & October

Tayo Aluko’s Call Mr Robeson show can be seen at: Sept 4, Aberdeen: The Lemon Tree Sept 5, Stirling: Tolbooth Theatre Sept 6, Bathgate: Regal Theatre Sept 7, Whithorn: Swallow Theatre Sept 18, Bury St. Edmunds: Theatre Royal Sept 20, … Continue reading

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