Dear Friends of the Picture Palace Campaign We are absolutely delighted to announce that the Everyman Crystal Palace at 25 Church Road will be officially opening on Friday 16 November with screenings including Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald and The Grinch. To book tickets for this and other films, simply go online at https://www.everymancinema.com/crystal-palace And, don’t forget … Continue reading FROM THE PICTURE PALACE CAMPAIGN: THE FINAL REEL
Do you want to get up close and personal with Crystal Palace’s iconic Dinosaurs? Help us BUILD A BRIDGE so we can run tours, volunteer opportunities, school trips & more to our unique Dino Island! Please pledge today at www.spacehive.com/bridges-to-the-crystal-palace-dinosaurs The Friends of Crystal Palace Dinosaurs say… Thank you so much to everyone who attended Dino … Continue reading BUILD A BRIDGE FOR THE PARK’S DINOSAURS!!!!
A dedicated sprinter who represented Team Great Britain at four Olympic Games and now works to help improve equality in athletics is being given the Freedom of Croydon Borough. Donna Fraser grew up in Thornton Heath with her three older sisters and attended Winterbourne Junior Girls School, St Mary’s Catholic High School and Croydon College. … Continue reading FOUR-TIME OLYMPIAN DONNA WILL GET FREEDOM OF CROYDON BOROUGH ALONGSIDE ROY HODGSON
Well hello there from the top of the hill. Over the coming weeks we have a number of fantastic events including Tom Cox reading ghost stories by candlelight and Robin Ince with a comedian's take on what it is that makes us human - to say nothing of Paul Ewan and that man Plug. But firstly and very, very proudly, … Continue reading SHENA MACKAY AND MICHELLE ROBERTS AT BOOKSELLER CROW
Wow what a month in Lambeth Libraries! This is our second mail-out for October and although we generally only bother you once a month (!), I hope you'll agree that October is deserving of an extra email. So much happens in October in Lambeth Libraries that it's hard to keep up - so far we've already … Continue reading LAMBETH LIBRARIES IN OCTOBER: WINDRUSH, WORKSHOPS, AND THE REBELLIOUS WOMEN OF WIMBLEDON
THE WAIT IS FINALLY OVER - THIS YEAR'S CHRISTMAS SHOW IS ..... Dear Bridge House Theatre Supporter It is with great pleasure we can announce that this year's Christmas Show will be Plaid Tidings. It has been two years in the planning and we are so excited by this show. More information below. The Christmas show … Continue reading BRIDGE HOUSE THEATRE UNWRAP THEIR CHRISTMAS SHOW PLANS
A national campaign to end no-fault private evictions and reintroduce lifetime social tenancies in its own housing stock were both backed at Croydon council's full meeting. Croydon council have now become the first local authority to publicly back the #EndUnfairEvictions campaign, joining Generation Rent, the London Renters’ Union, ACORN and the New Economics Foundation calling for … Continue reading COUNCIL’S DOUBLE PLEDGE FOR TENANTS RIGHTS
News From Crystal Palace doesn’t normally report cases which have no bearing on the area. What follows will not have amused the victims – but the following press release from the Met Police is such a gem we felt it needed a wider audience…. A 39-year-old Croydon man who was responsible for the handling of … Continue reading CROYDON MAN GETS EIGHT YEARS JAIL FOR HANDLING STOLEN VEHICLES – after complaining to police his OWN Porsche had been nicked!!!
Alzheimer’s Society, the UK’s leading dementia charity, have awarded its highest accolade to Croydon for the significant progress made to support residents living with dementia and their families. The borough has been granted Working towards Dementia Friendly status by the charity. This means that local people, communities and businesses will benefit even more from the … Continue reading TOP ‘DEMENTIA-FRIENDLY’ ACCOLADE FOR CROYDON More than 3,600 people living with condition in borough
A new award is being named after Seni Lewis who died following a "prolonged period of restraint by police officers" in 2010 while he was a patient at Bethlem Royal Hospital suffering a mental health crisis. The national award from the Met Police in partnership with South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM) will … Continue reading MP PRAISES NEW AWARD NAMED AFTER SENI LEWIS