Croydon Events & News @ 11 October

Monday 2 November. 6.30pm-8pm. Learning to win the London Living Wage in Croydon

London Living Wage  Week learning session organised by Cllr Jamie Audsley and Croydon Citizens. It will explain the story of the London Living Wage so far, how it is being adopted in the Borough and how everyone can play a part in supporting Croydon to become a London Living Wage town. There will be  discussion on:

  • how the power of community organisations, employers, residents, Council and politicians can combine to spread the work further.
  • identifying practical next steps each of those groups can take and support all stay involved.

Free; seats limited; reserve a seat at

Council Council Chamber, Town Hall, Katharine Street.

Saturday 7 November. 10.30am-4.30pm (doors open at 10am). Croydon Assembly 3 – Fighting the Tories – a manifesto for action

Help write its Manifesto as a part of the national debate on a way forward for society and as a guide for campaigning in the local area. Invited speakers: John McDonnell MP, shadow chancellor; Andrew Fisher, author of ‘The Failed Experiment’; Ellen Clifford, Disabled People Against Cuts; Pam Smith, National Union of Teachers. Ruskin House, 23 Coombe Road, Croydon, CRO 1BD . Register at: or turn up on the day.

Thursday 12  – Friday 20 November.  Croydonites Festival of New Theatre

For full details see’son.html

Saturday 21 & Sunday 22 November. The SE Art Trail

South Norwood local artists and makers are opening up their studio spaces to the public, as are those in Crystal Palace, West Norwood, Penge and Anerley.  See

Croydon Parks, Woodlands and Greenspaces Forum

This welcome new group is discussed at I first suggested the idea of such a group in my blog on Croydon’s Cultural Landscape in November last year.

Croydon Street Art Blog

You can follow commentary about Croydon’s street art inspired by Rise Gallery by checking out

About seancreighton1947

I have lived in Norbury since July 2011. I blog on Croydon, Norbury and history events,news and issues. I have been active on local economy, housing and environment issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly. I have submitted views to Council Committees and gave evidence against the Whitgift Centre CPO and to the Local Plan Inquiry. I am a member of Norbury Village Residents Association and Chair of Norbury Community Land Trust, and represent both on the Love Norbury community organisations partnership Committee. I used to write for the former web/print Croydon Citizen. I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and edit the North East Popular Politics history database. 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, radical and suffrage movements, 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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