Croydon Events & News at 14 June


Monday 26 June – Sunday 2 July. Purley Festival

Tuesday 4 July. 7-9pm. Croydon Communities Consortium AGM

St Michael’s Church Hall, Poplar Walk, Croydon, CR0 1UA

Further details at

David Lean Cinema

Events at Ruskin House, 23 Coombe Rd

Friday 16 June. 7.30pm. ‘The Great Gig in the Sky’

In memory of Jeremy Dodds and fund-raising for the mental health charity Mind.  Jam from 7.30, open mic from 9.00 and ‘Tar Babies’ from 10om to midnight.  £2 admission.

Saturday 17 June.  8pm. ‘Step Lively’ (George Murphy) 1944 and ‘Western Jamboree’ (Gene Autry) 1938.

Cinema Ruskin – £2

Ruksin Folk & Blues Club. £2

Sunday 18 June. 8pm. The Commie Faggots and Singers’ Night

Ruksin Folk & Blues Club. £2

Sunday 25 June. 8pm. Les Elvin and Singers’ Night

Ruksin Folk & Blues Club. £2

Monday 26 June. 8pm. Martin Simpson

Folk Club. £15/£12

Thursday 29 June. 8.30pm. ‘Jazz with Soft Winds’

Standards, Latin, ballads and be-bop on sax, flute, clarinet, guitar and bass.  Free.

Sunday 2 July – Singers’ Night

Ruksin Folk & Blues Club. £2

Saturday 8 July. Ruskin Summer Festival

Sunday 16 July. 8am. Coach to Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival

Reservation £7.  See Roy at Ruskin House.

More General Election News

TfL consults on bus and crossing changes from Purley to Kenley

Criterion Capital Not Selling

has refuted claims that it is planning to sell its £300m build-to-rent (BTR) portfolio. (Property Week 8 June)

The main owner is Aziz Arif. Among its office conversions to residential in Croydon is Delta Point at West Croydon, currently being converted, and Astral House on Norbury’s London Rd, which the Council leases for homeless families.

Croydon’s GPs and Carers

Discussion at

Syrian refugee grateful to Croydon

Another bar bites the dust

Trams to be made safer

RISE owner funds culture pize

The Other Croydon

  • Shootings and stabbings

  • Dangerous Driving

Anti-social hotspots

  • Robbery


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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