Croydon Events from 31 January

Forward Events Diary

 Tuesday 31 January. 6.30pm. Air Quality Action

Streets, Environment and Homes Scrutiny Sub-Committee will review the Council’s Air Quality Action Plan 2017-22.

Town Hall, Katherine St

Access to the paper is through

See previous blog posting for summary and comment.

Tuesday 31 January. 7.30pm. “How do you get the council to listen?” 

Croydon Debating Club. Project B cafe-bar, 3 to 7 Middle Street, CR0 1RE.

If you have not already done so please register attendance at

Friday 3 February. 4-8pm. Launch of Croydon Reuse Organisation

This not-for-profit group run by Croydon residents Eunice and Andrew Dickinson has helped more than 20 young people not in education or employment to take part in 40 furniture building projects – making items including tables, chairs, benches and chests of drawers. It also  grows Cr’Oyster mushrooms from used coffee grounds and are named after the borough.

1 Church Road

Monday 6 February. 7pm-9pm. 20mph Zones 

Croydon Communities Consortium. St. Michael and All Angels with St. James Church Hall
Poplar Walk, CR0 1UA

To help the organisers please book in advance at

Wednesday 8 February. 2.30 & 7.30pm. A United Kingdom

Extra screenings of the film about Seretse Khama and Croydon’s Ruth Williams. David Lean Cinema.

To book go to

Sunday 12 March – Saturday 18 March. Eugene Onegin

Tchaikovsky’s opera based on Pushkin’s tale of innocent love, hot-headed passion and tragic mistakes is being staged by pupils of Whitgift and other schools. Matinee 12 March 2.30pm; Tuesday 14 March 7.30pm; Thursday 16-Saturday 18 7.30pm. For more details see

Tuesday 14 February. 11am. A United Kingdom. See 8 February.

Thursday 16 March – Saturday 1 April. Croydonites Festival of New Theatre 

This includes play by Jenny Lockyer about Amy Johnson, the record breaking aviator who flew from Croydon to Darwin in 1936. Amy was passionate about engineering and the future of aviation and Jenny imagines what she might have achieved if her life wasn’t cut short. For full details see

Friday 21 April. Celebration of Matthews Yard’s Five Years

Matthews Yard  is  hoping to raise 30k towards the costs of refurbishment works at The Exchange Workspace through its fund. The space is fully occupied or under offer. We pay 20% interest with fixed monthly repayments over three years. The latest accounts to be published imminently show a 40% gross profit last year and the business is back in positive equity so it is confident in its ability to make repayments. More info can be found here:


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 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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