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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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