Croydon May events: film, music, history, etc

Sunday 7 May

Croydon Airport Visitor Centre: Open Day, Airport House, Purley Way, 11am-4pm (last entry 3.15)

NGS: Stuartfield, 113 Silverdale Avenue, Walton-on-Thames, KT12 1EQ, teas, 11am-5pm

Croydon Ecology Centre: Plant, Seed and Seedling Sale, Heathfield, 3 Coombe Lane, 12-4.30pm

FoWNC: Introductory Tour, Cemetery Main Gate, Norwood Road, 2.30pm

Comedy night: Leave ‘Em Laughing, Stanley Halls, 7pm

Monday 8 May

BRIT School theatre: Shakespeare plays, The Crescent, Croydon, CR0 2HN, 4.30 & 7pm

Tuesday 9 May

South London Theatre: The World’s Wife, Carol Ann Duffy, Stanley Halls, 8pm

NSLTC: Working Boats (canals), Kirk Martin, ECURC, 8pm

Wednesday 10 May

Cn U3A: George Cruikshank: the Man who Drew Oliver Twist, Ian Keable, Freemasons Hall, 1.45pm

DLC: Hidden Figures (2016, UK/USA, PG), 11am & 7.30pm

CNHSS: Davis Theatre Memories, Carole Roberts, ECURC, 7.45pm

Stanley’s Film Club: The Eagle Huntress, Stanley Halls, 8pm

Thursday 11 May

DLC: The Olive Tree (15, Iciar Bollain, Spanish with English subtitles, 2016, 104 mins), 2.30pm

DLC: The Handmaiden (18/Park Chan-wook/Korean/English subtitles/144 min/2016), 7.30pm

St J’s Dramatic Socy: Snake in the Grass by Alan Ayckbourn, St John the Divine hall, Selsdon, 8pm

Parlour Players: It Runs in the Family by Ray Cooney, Sanderstead Utd Reformed Ch Hall, 7.45pm

Friday 12 May

Ceilidh at the Halls: A Northumbrian Ceilidh, The Ukulele and Other Machines, Stanley Halls, 8pm

Saturday 13 May

DLC: A Silent Voice (12A/Japanese Anime/English subtitles/129 mins/2016), 2.30pm

Eurovision at the Halls, Stanley Halls, 7.30pm

Sunday 14 May

Shirley Windmill: National Mills Day, Postmill Close, Croydon, 12-5pm

Stanley’s Film Club: Black Britain, Stanley Halls, 2.30pm

Monday 15 May

Searching for Woodside, John Hickman, Ashburton Library, 11am

The Beddington Park HLF Project, LUC, St Mary’s Church Centre, Beddington, 7.30pm

Tuesday 16 May

Elizabeth James Gallery: Urban Landscape, 10 Portland Road, 11am-6pm

Author talk: Leading Ladies, Rohini Rathour, Shirley Library, 2.15pm

DLC: A Silent Voice (12A/Japanese Anime/English subtitles/129 mins/2016), 7.30pm

Wednesday  17 May

Stanley’s Film Club: La Double Vie De Veronique, Stanley Halls, 8pm

Thursday 18 May

DLC: A Quiet Passion (12A/125 min/Terence Davies/2016/UK), 2.30 & 7.30pm

Friday 19 May

The History of Cane Hill Hospital, Pam Buttrey, Selsdon Library, 2pm

Concert: Madison Violet, Brenley MacEachern & Lisa MacIsaac, Stanley Halls, 8pm

Saturday 20 May

Cinema Ruskin: The Quiet Man (John Wayne, 1952) plus shorts, Ruskin House, 8pm

Sunday 21 May

NGS: Whitgift School, Haling Park, South Croydon, CR2 6YT, teas, 1-5pm

Monday 22 May

CNHSS: A Miscellany of Croydon Conflagrations, John Hickman, ECURC, 7.45pm

Tuesday 23 May

DLC: The Lost City of Z (15/2016/141 mins/USA), 7.30pm

NSLTC: Steam DVDs – 50 Years Since the End of SR Steam, Graham Donaldson, ECURC, 8pm

Monday 24 May

Stanley’s Film Club: Arrival, Stanley Halls, 8pm

Tuesday 25 May

DLC: Twelfth Night (Globe theatre/Stephen Fry/Mark Rylance/U/176 min/2013/UK), 11am & 7pm

Saturday 27 May

DLC: Beauty and the Beast (PG/2017/149 min/USA), 2.30pm

Tuesday 30 May

DLC: Free Fire (15, Ben Wheatley, 2016, 90 min, USA), 7.30pm

Friends of Old Palace: Guided Tours of Old Palace, Croydon

Websites for multiple event organisers:

Brit School:





Stanley Halls:

Thanks to Bernard Winchester, who produces and emailed monthly diary of events in Croydon, neighbouring Boroughs and in London.



About seancreighton1947

Since moving to Norbury in July 2011 I have been active on local economy issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly, and am a member of the latter's Environment Forum. I am a member of the 5 Norbury Residents Associations Joint Planning Committee, and a Governor of Norbury Manor Primary School. I write for Croydon Citizen at I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and advise the North East People's 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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