Monthly Archives: February 2015

 ‘In A Different Mood: Billie Holiday at 100!’ – 30 April

International Jazz Day  30 April in Oxford      ‘In A Different Mood: Billie Holiday at 100!’ “And write the lyrics out too….. because I won’t remember it…… See, I’ll be in a different mood.” Billie Holiday A Phenomenal Woman! … Continue reading

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What’s Next for Education? – 23 March

“WHAT’S NEXT FOR EDUCATION?” A National Forum  Monday 23 March, 6-8.30pm Logan Hall, Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London, WC1  Speakers: DAVID BELL MELISSA BENN TIM BRIGHOUSE OWEN JONES HELENA KENNEDY ESTELLE MORRIS TONI PEARCE DAVID PUTTNAM JENNY THOMPSON Admission Free. … Continue reading

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History Events and News

Tuesday  3  March. 7pm. The North East Italian Community in the Mussolini Years Talk by Hugh Shankland at the North East Labour History First Tuesday event at the Bridge Hotel. Newcastle. Hugh is the author of the recently published  Out … Continue reading

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Croydon Issues Digest 27 February

Substantial numbers earn less than the London Living Wage 30.1% of the employees in Croydon North earn less than the London Living Wage £9.15 per hour), according to statistics obtained by the TUC under the Freedom of Information Act; Croydon … Continue reading

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Croydon Diary to 19 March

Tuesday 3 March. 6.30pm. Council Scrutiny & Strategic Overview Committee. Town Hall.  The agenda includes questions to Mark Watson the Cabinet member for Safety & Justice, whose portfolio also includes the community and voluntary sector and the Stronger Communities Partnership. … Continue reading

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Petition started against closure of Croydon Visitor Centre

I have started a petition against the closure of the Croydon Visitor Centre, which states: ‘We, the undersigned residents and workers of Croydon, call on the Council to discuss with Croydon BID the planned closure of the Croydon Visitor Centre on … Continue reading

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Lambeth Libraries in peril

The following is a statement issued by the Friends of Lambeth Libraries commenting on the Council’s consultation on cultural services exercise. The Friends speak for libraries and communities all over the borough. We are appalled by Lambeth’s new ‘Culture 2020’ proposals for libraries. … Continue reading

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Croydon BID bins ambition

From Croydon BID website The private sector Croydon Business Improvement District is kicking its Visitor Centre at East Croydon Station into the bin just as the need for it becomes greater in promoting Croydon especially with the forthcoming Heritage and … Continue reading

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Lambeth’s Future of Cultural Services consultation meetings

As part of its consultation on the future of cultural services Lambeth Council has organised several meetings in March to give people the opportunity to discuss the proposals, their own ideas or concerns with Council officers and Councillors. Although attendees … Continue reading

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Improving work placements in Croydon – 17 March

17 March. 6.20pm. Launch of Local Action Mini Review “How can Croydon develop a high quality education to employment brokerage and support service for young people and employers  Croydon Council Chamber, Town Hall, Katherine St If you plan to attend … Continue reading

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