Croydon Events at 29 April

Tuesday 2 May. 10.30–12.30pm. What does good public engagement look like?

Speakers: John Mcdonnell, MP; Mark Serwotka, PCS General Secretary; Kiri Tunks, NUT Vice-President;and from the RMT Southern, BECTU cinemas, and ECHR disputes, UNITE and on behalf of migrant workers.

Tuesday 2 May. 10.30am – 12.30pm. What does good public engagement look like?

Healthwatch Croydon Forum event

Mind in Croydon, 10 Altyre Road, Croydon CR0 5LA

To book a place go to:

Wednesday 3 May. National Landlord Investment Show

Croydon Council will be exhibiting at the event and will be on hand to answer any questions about its Landlord Schemes.

Tuesday 16 May. 6.30-8.30pm. Young People Insight Forum  on Mental Health

The YP Insight Forum is where 16-25 year olds can make their voices heard, munch on snacks and meet a bunch of new people in a relaxed environment. The talking point for May will be Mental Health. ‘We’ll be questioning our understanding of mental health, why it has become a national crisis and how we can change the stigma surrounding mental health. We’ll also be joined by some guest speakers, so be ready for an interesting conversation and bring any questions you might have.’

Project B, 1 Bell Hill, Croydon, CR0 1FB

Free, but if you plan to go you can let the organisers know in advance at

Tuesday 30 May. Poetic Insight: Mental Health

Poetic Insight is a platform for young people to showcase their poetic talents in Croydon. ‘It is an opportunity for them to make their voice heard through spoken word and speak their mind through poetry.’

Young People Insight event.

Project B, 1 Bell Hill, Croydon, CR0 1FB

Free, but if you plan to go you can let the organisers know in advance at

Sunday 21 May. 1pm-5pm. Whitgift School Gardens

Wallabies, peacocks and flamingos roam an enclosed area of the grounds, which are home to a a series of fascinating and beautifully maintained gardens including a Japanese garden and exotic patch. There is also a maze to explore. Most areas are accessible by wheelchair as well

109 Addington Road, West Wickham, BR4 9BG

Monday 19 June. 11am. East India Company

I will be talking about the history of the East India Company and its connection to Croydon, especially its Academy.

Ashburton Library, Shirley Road, Croydon, CR9 7AL

Free. Advance booking required.

0203 700 1001

Part of Croydon Heritage Festival.

Ruskin House events

Sunday 30 April. 8pm. Joe Jammer and Friends and Singers’ Folk & Blues Night

Sunday 7 May. 8pm. Folk & Blues Singers’ Night

Friday 12 May. Film as part of Ruskin House’s 50th Birthday.

Saturday 13 May. 12.30pm. Croydon TUC May Day March & Rally from North End to a rally at Ruskin House. Part of Ruskin’s 50th birthday.

Sunday 14 May. Ruskin House’s 50th birthday.  Dave Marshall & Singers of Trade Union & Labour music

Saturday 20 May. 8pm. Cinema Ruskin.  ‘The quiet Man’ (John Wayne) 1952 plus shorts. – £2.

Sunday 21 May . 8pm. Les Elvin and Singers’ Folk & Blues Night

Sunday 28 – Folk & Blues Singers’ Night

Friday 16  June. 7-11pm. ‘Rhythm & Blues’ in memory of Jeremy Dodds and fund-raising for ‘Mind’ with ‘Tar Babies’, open mic and jam.  £2 admission.

Saturday 8 July. Ruskin Summer Festival – music being organised by Luke [] and Ashby [] and everything else co-ordinated by Kevin [].  Please get in touch if you want to be involved.

Open Gardens Events

Sunday 9 July. 2-5.30pm. 2 Springhurst Close, Addington, CR0 5AT

Sunday 23 July 23.  2-6pm. 55 Warham Road, South Croydon, CR2 6LH

Sunday 13 August 13. 2-5.30pm. 153 Portland Road, Woodside, BR1 5AY



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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