Croydon Heritage Festival 20-28 June

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Croydon Heritage Festival is returning for 2015, bringing a range of fantastic events and attractions to the town from Saturday 20 June to Sunday 28 June.

This year the festival will be celebrating the theme of FAMOUS CROYDON, highlighting the town’s links to many iconic faces and events, while also celebrating local rising stars of the future.

These stories and icons will be brought to life by the festival programme, which will follow three key strands – Famous Croydon of the past, present and future.

If you’re interested in getting involved in the festival you can apply to take part by emailing croydonheritagefestival@fourcolmangetty.com.

Croydon Radical History Network is planning talks on:

Slavery and Croydon

Croydon’s Black Presence History

Black soldiers and sailors in the French Wars

Introduction to late Victorian and Edwardian Croydon labour movement

Talks about black abolitionists and a play about Olaudah Equinao (27 and 28 June)

Samuel Coleridge Taylor Network is planning a walk in Selhurst around the composer’s homes

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About seancreighton1947

Since moving to Norbury in July 2011 I have been active on local economy issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly, and am a member of the latter's Environment Forum. I am a member of the 5 Norbury Residents Associations Joint Planning Committee, and a Governor of Norbury Manor Primary School. I write for Croydon Citizen at http://thecroydoncitizen.com. I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and advise the North East People's History Project.. I give history talks and lead history walks. I retired in 2012 having worked in the community/voluntary sector and on heritage projects. My history interests include labour movement, mutuality, Black British, slavery & abolition, Edwardian roller skating and the social and political use of music and song. I have a particular interest in the histories of Battersea and Wandsworth, Croydon and Lambeth. I have a publishing imprint History & Social Action Publications.
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