Croydon Events News at 11 May

Thursday 21 May. 11am – 12pm. Who do you think they were? Raymond Riesco

During this session you will learn how to reveal the lives of people in Croydon’s past. Using local collector Raymond Riesco as an example you will learn how to use photographs, maps and street directories to find out about people of your choice. Raymond Riesco lived at his family home, Heathfield House until his death in 1964. He collected the Chinese Ceramics on display in the Riesco Gallery. This is a free event suitable for people aged 14 and over. Croydon Local Studies/Museum, Clocktower. Please book a space in advance as these are limited – 020 8253 1022 or

Thursday 21 May. 7.30 pm. Pissarro in Norwood

In the 1870s & 80s the Danish-French impressionist artist Camille Pissarro lived in Norwood. The local scenes he painted are explored in the context of his life by Richard Lines. Norwood Society. Upper Norwood Library, 39-41 Westow Hill, Upper Norwood, SE19 1TJ. Free but donation requested. Refreshments

Wednesday 3 June. 7-9pm. Croydon Communities Consortium

Meeting. Wolsey Infant and Nursery School, King Henry’s Drive, New Addington, CR0 0PA

Notes of South Norwood meeting 7 April.

Saturday 20 June – Saturday 27 June

Events News from Croydon Arts Network 


Day Weekend: THE EFFRAS + Cole Moreton: The Oval Tavern, Thurs 21 May, 8pm, FREE ENTRY
Nigel Kennedy / Oxford Philomusica, Bach, Kennedy & Jimi Hendrix: Fairfield Halls, Fri 22 May 7.30pm, £33.50-£41.50


Our Kylie’s gettin wed: Spread Eagle Theatre, 29-30 May, 29th May 7.30pm, 30 May 2.30pm & 8pm, £10 (£8 conc.)


Future Shorts (2013/4/5, Canada/UK/Bulgaria/Germany/Ireland, 88 mins, 15): David Lean Cinema, 15 May, 7.30pm, £7.50 (£6 conc.)
The Duke of Burgundy (2014, UK, Dir Peter Strickland, 104 mins, 18): David Lean Cinema, 19 May, 7.30pm, £7.50 (£6 conc.)
The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (2013, Japan, Dir Isao Takahata, 137 mins, U): David Lean Cinema, 21 May, 11am & 7.30pm, £7.50 (£6 conc.)
Cinderella (2015, USA, Dir Kenneth Branagh, 105 mins, U): David Lean Cinema, 23 & 28 May, 2.30pm, £7.50 (£6 conc.)
The Falling (2015, UK, Dir Carol Morley, 102 mins, 15): David Lean Cinema, 28 May, 7.30pm, £7.50 (£6 conc.)

SLiDE Together – family dance project: Upper Norwood, 16 May, 10.30am, contact:

Coming soon: Local Dance Artist, Gemma Coldicott, brings her Workbook Series I-IV to Croydon via a participatory installation. Dates: June 6th and 7th. Details to follow.


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 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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