Croydon events from 4 June

Sunday 4 June. 4 – 5.30pm.  #TrashTheTories – film preview, Q &A and discussion

with film makers Anthony Swords and Danielle Kummer, disability campaigner Jenny Hurst and DPAC’s Paula Peters.

1 Matthews Yard, Off Surrey Street, Croydon, CR0 1FF

While the mainstream media keeps the focus on Brexit and the economy, Deaf and Disabled people have taken to the streets and to social media to tell the public why this election matters so much to us and what the consequences of another five years of Tory misrule will be.

On Monday 5 June, DPAC will be go live on social media with a set of short films generously produced by media production company Tough and Rumble aiming to expose the human cost of cuts and the reality behind the Tory narrative of welfare reform.

Wheelchair accessible but please note there are cobbles and a steep incline in front of the building. The Matthews Yard website provides information about an alternative approach if needed:

For other access requests or any questions please text Ellen on 07505144371.

Wednesday 7 June. 7pm. Black Britain

Stanleys Film Club screening of archive films 1901 to 1985, Britain on Film: Black Britain:  miners in the collieries of Edwardian Lancashire and Yorkshire and soldiers from across the Empire joining the services in the First World War; colour footage of multi-racial Cardiff in 1957, a Nigerian wedding in Cornwall in 1964, and interviews with black school leavers in 1965; witness growing racial tensions on a Liverpool housing estate and partying on the streets of Notting Hill. Followed by a Q&A.

South Norwood Conservative Club, 10 South Norwood Hill, London, SE25 6AB.

£8 non-members in advance; £10 at door.

Friday 9 June. 5-9pm. Last Words, So it Goes

Turf Projects Exhibition Opening with performances from 6.30-8.30pm by artist Francis Patrick Brady.

Free & open to all

Friday 9 June. Doors open 7pm. Donald Trump

Talk by American Prof Bob Beatty launching new initiative Talking Inside Croydon.

St Andrew’s Church, Southbridge Road, CR0 1AG

Saturday 10 June. 11-6pm. Croydon Environmental Fair. Wandle Park

Tuesdays to Saturdays 10 June – 15 July. 11am-5pm. Last Words, So it Goes Exhibition

Monday 12 to Sunday 18 June. Carers Week events

Tuesday 13 June. 1.30-3.30pm. Launch of Peter Latham’s book Who stole the Town Hall?

Peter Latham is a Croydon resident and activist. The South East Regional Trades Union Council (SERTUC) is launching new book at

TUC Congress House, 23-28 Great Russell Street, London

Peter argues that the UK Conservative Government’s devolution agenda conceals their real intention: to complete the privatisation of local government and other public services. Using illustrative examples from across the UK, including the so-called ‘Northern Powerhouse’ and the Midlands, the book explains the far-reaching implications of the reorganisation of local government that is already affecting vital public services, including education, health, housing and policing. Proposing an overhaul of the taxation system to include land value taxation, a wealth tax and more progressive income tax to fund an increase in directly provided services, the author argues that a new basis for federal, regional and local democracy is vital.

To book go to

See also:

Wednesday 14 June. 2-4.30pm. Tech City Summit,4XN3D,FOI28G,IQ9DH,1

Saturday 24 June. Croydon Assembly

Sunday 25 June. 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm. National Trust Edge City event 

Price: £5

Wednesday 28 June. Talking Inside Croydon – David Matthews

Former Croydon headteacher talks about his first novel, That They Might Lovely Be, the writing process, the ideas and influences behind his book and the material he is working on currently. Further details to be announced.


Friday 14 July. Closing date for proposals for Black History Month (October)

Details needed are: description of the activity, date, location, time, audience, can people turn up or do they have to book, is it free or is there a cost?

Send to or if you have any queries, please email:

Wednesday 26 July. Green Belt and New Addington

Author of Concretopia, John Grindrod talks about his new book. Further details to be announced.


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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