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 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/learning-to-win-the-london-living-wage-in-croydon-tickets-18925253944
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:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/croydon-assembly-fighting-the-tories-a-manifesto-for-action-tickets-18754943541 or turn up on the day.
Thursday 12 – Friday 20 November. Croydonites Festival of New Theatre
For full details see http://www.croydonites.com/what’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 https://www.facebook.com/SE-Art-Trail-1614938705447143/timeline
Croydon Parks, Woodlands and Greenspaces Forum
This welcome new group is discussed at http://insidecroydon.com/2015/10/05/volunteers-get-together-to-help-maintain-croydons-park-life. I first suggested the idea of such a group in my blog on Croydon’s Cultural Landscape in November last year. http://historyandsocialaction.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/can-council-contribute-to-improving.html
Croydon Street Art Blog
You can follow commentary about Croydon’s street art inspired by Rise Gallery by checking out http://www.croydonstreetart.co.uk/home