Rhythm ‘n’ Views Croydon Mini Film Festival to 30 July

Launched on 16 July with a screening of Twenty Feet From Stardom, about backing singers who supported the likes of Mick Jagger, followed by Q&A with Andrea Grant who has been a backing vocalist for Robbie Williams, Lisa Stansfield and Strictly Come Dancing, the Croydon Rhythm ‘n’ Views Festival continues until 30 July.

Wednesday 20, Friday 22, Saturday 23 July. 11am & 2pm. Family Matinees. Annie and Grease.

Film Club, Thornton Heath Library, 190 Brigstock Road, Thornton Heath,  CR7 7JB.  Booking essential. For details telephone: 020 3700 1023.

Saturday 23 July. 7pm. Get on Up (Dir. Tate Taylor) (12A)

Bio pic about James Brown.

Project B Cafe, Middle Street (off Surrey Street) Croydon.

Monday 25 July. 7pm. Basically, Johnny Moped (Dir. Fred Burns, 2013)  Plus, live music night.

Matthew’s Yard, off Surrey Street, Croydon, CR0 1FF

Free. Suggested £3 donations (on the door). More info and booking:  www.clubsoda.org.uk 

Tuesday 26 July. 11am-1pm and 2pm-4pm.  A Moment to Move (Dir. Georgia Parris) (PG)   Screening plus Q&A with the director plus  Ways of Seeing (Dir. Jasmin John) 

Film Club, Thornton Heath Library, 190 Brigstock Road, Thornton Heath, CR7 7JB.

Booking : rhythmandviews@yahoo.co.uk

Tel: (Film Club): 020 3700 1023 R&V FF: 07598 195050

Friday 29 July. 7pm (doors 6pm). The Gospel (Dir. Rob Hardy) (PG)           

Hall 1, West Croydon Baptist Church, Whitehorse Road (corner with St James’ Road), Croydon,  CR0 2JH.

Free but book at


Donations welcome.

Saturday 30 July. 7pm (doors 6pm). Buena Vista Social Club (Dir. Wim Wenders) (U), plus, Stanley’s Summer Fiesta of dancing and live Cuban music

Stanley Halls, 12 South Norwood Hill,  SE25 6AB.

Price: £8 / £6 (members) Book tickets at


About seancreighton1947

Since moving to Norbury in July 2011 I have been active on local economy, housing and environment issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly. I am a member of the Love Norbury Residents Associations Planning & Transport Committees, and Chair of Nobury Community Land Trust. I write for Croydon Citizen at http://thecroydoncitizen.com. I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and edit the North East Popular Politics database. 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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