Two excellent authors come together to discuss fiction writing and their new titles – Alex Hourston’s second novel, Love After Love, is a searing exploration of female identity and sexual politics. A blazingly honest portrait of a family fracturing, this novel’s central theme is what a woman may actually be beneath the roles she embodies; In Francesca Jakobi’s Bitter, it’s 1969, and while the summer of love lingers in London, Gilda is consumed by the mistakes of her past. She walked out on her beloved son Reuben when he was just a boy and fears he’ll never forgive her. Gripping stuff. Bookseller Crow Westow Street SE19.


LONDON MOZART PLAYS ST JOHN’S – Mother’s Day and St Patrick’s Day concerts coming up

A Mother’s Day concert for all the family
Sunday 11 March 4:00–5:30 pm
St John the Evangelist, Upper Norwood, London, SE19 2RX

Why not treat your Mum to a relaxing concert on Mother’s Day? We’re back at our home of St John the Evangelist in Upper Norwood on 11th March together with the Croydon Youth Orchestra and conductor Peter Stark, to perform Holst’s epic The Planets and Prokofiev’s ‘Classical’ Symphony No.1. Youth Orchestra players will be playing side-by-side with LMP professionals in The Planets and we are sure that their playing will be out of this world. With a 4pm kick-off, you can take Mum out for a wonderful lunch before joining us – book tickets soon to take advantage of an early bird discount!

This concert is presented in association with the brilliant Croydon Music and Arts, a local organisation that works to ensure children and young people in the borough have access to creative opportunities.

HOLST The Planets
PROKOFIEV Symphony No. 1

23 March fundraiser


Crystal Palace Festival Presents

Rockaoke meets Club de Fromage – 23 March, Stanley Halls, SE25

The silliest and most fun night in south London this Spring!

Which pop star are you going to be?!!? Get ready to party like it’s 1999 at this unique and hilarious fundraising night for the Crystal Palace Festival with ROCKAOKE and CLUB DE FROMAGE! Together for the first time in their infamous histories, this is a night not to be missed! Dress up as your favourite rock star from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s or 00’s and partay to some great cheesy tunes!

Forget Karaoke! ROCKAOKE is your chance to sing with a live rock band and be the lead singer you always wanted to be. Live the dream and take the audience by storm! Sign up by emailing us your tune choice and get rehearsing.

CLUB DE FROMAGE bring their ridiculously fun and silliest dance routines, air-guitar, sing-a-longs, pop, rock and the legendary Fromage meat pie raffle to south London.

Don’t miss the most hilarious night this spring in south London and help raise funds for the 2018 Crystal Palace Festival.

Tickets just £15. Full bar until 2am.

See the comments for the Facebook event page for the tunes you can choose from for your Rockaoke appearance here –

Please email your tune choice, name and mobile number to

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