Dawn French bringing first solo tour to Croydon

Croydon Guardian:

5:00am Sunday 21st September 2014

Dawn French is one of the country’s most famous comedy actors, but when she comes to Croydon she will not be hiding behind a funny woman persona, writes Matt Cooper.

Give boredom the people's elbow with British Empire Wrestling

Croydon Guardian:

3:00am Sunday 21st September 2014

British Empire Wrestling will slam its way to Tooting Tram and Social this November, featuring six matches including a female tag match and a 10-man brawl.

Men-only yoga offers flexibility and fun to the willing

Croydon Guardian:

2:00am Sunday 21st September 2014

Men looking to stretch themselves without bending over backwards can take advantage of Yoga for Dudes classes in Balham this autumn.

Vera Fletcher Hall welcomes Da Silva Marionette Circus today

Croydon Guardian:

3:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

An entire circus is brought to life with original marionette puppets, music and off-the-wall humour.

Open House London reveals Richmond's gems this weekend

Croydon Guardian:

3:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

Some of Richmond’s greatest buildings hold open house events this September as part of Open House London, a showcase of urban architecture and design.

Take a journey through history of the BBC in theatre show

Croydon Guardian:

4:59pm Friday 19th September 2014

After a series of sell-out shows at both 2014 Brighton Fringe and the 2013 Edinburgh Fringe, Five Rounds Rapid are back with a revised, updated and equally endearing version of A Complete History of the BBC (Abridged).

The Ashley Centre supports Freshers Street Party

8:45am Wednesday 17th September 2014

The Ashley Centre is supporting this year’s Fresher’s Street Party in Epsom Market Place on Monday 29 September when new students will be welcomed to the town with a variety of entertainment and offers.

Street party in Leatherhead to kick off Mole Valley Arts Alice Festival

Croydon Guardian:

6:00am Sunday 14th September 2014

Bands and a disabled dance and drama group will perform in Leatherhead High Street to kick off a month-long arts festival.

Flowers and home-grown veg to go on display at Epsom Garden Society’s autumn show

Croydon Guardian:

12:00pm Saturday 13th September 2014

Dazzling flowers and impressive home-grown vegetables are set to go on display at Epsom Garden Society’s autumn show.

Writers to explore use of food and weather in fiction

Croydon Guardian:

10:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

Writers are being invited to explore how food and the weather can be used in fiction.

Critically acclaimed play starring Games of Thrones star comes to Epsom Playhouse

Croydon Guardian:

6:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

Critically-acclaimed Stones in his Pockets comes to the Epsom Playhouse.

Inclusive dance group taking to parks for family fun on Sunday

Croydon Guardian:

10:52am Friday 12th September 2014

After sliding down every slide in Croydon in 24 hours, Slide dance is hosting community events in Wandle Park, North Down Park and Lloyd Park on Sunday.

Mansions, churches, stables and fire station open doors to public

Croydon Guardian:

5:00am Sunday 7th September 2014

Historic mansions, churches, stables and other buildings are opening their doors to the public for free next weekend.

September sun can mean only one thing - it's almost time for Christmas at Kew

Croydon Guardian:

3:00am Sunday 7th September 2014

The sun might still be shining over Kew Gardens but preparations are well under way to make this year's Christmas experience better than ever.

Which piece of farmland was your house built on? Find out at history open day

Croydon Guardian:

6:00am Saturday 6th September 2014

It seems hard to believe but less than a century ago much of this area was still farmland.

British Goan writer Mervyn Maciel shares his incredible story of tragedy, tribesmen, and settling in Sutton

Croydon Guardian:

10:50am Thursday 4th September 2014

Dodging disaster and sharing his time between his native Kenya and his adopted home in Sutton, a British Goan has published his autobiography chronciling a life most unusual.

Glorious Georges return to Kew Palace this weekend

Croydon Guardian:

4:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

King George III and Queen Charlotte will be brought back to life at Kew Palace for a weekend festival.

Bar staff get icy soaking for ALS ice bucket challenge

Croydon Guardian:

5:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

Imagine getting a text from your boss stating the next time you come into work he will be pouring 50 litres of icy cold water on you. Well, this is what happened to the ‘lucky’ staff at The Old Bank pub in Sutton, who are all doing the ALS ice bucket challenge.

NBA All-star Luol Deng talks about inspiring kids and replacing LeBron James at Miami Heat

Croydon Guardian: Luol Deng is the new patron for the London Youth Games

4:17pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

Two –time NBA All Star Luol Deng was back where he grew up in south east London this month for two initiatives to bring basketball – and opportunity – to youngsters.

Croydon International Film Festival is coming soon

Croydon Guardian:

7:00am Monday 25th August 2014

Entries for this year’s Croydon International Film Festival have now closed meaning the nervous wait for the event to start can begin, writes Gabriel Samuels.

Join an artist and her basset hound on stage in Battersea

Croydon Guardian:

3:00am Saturday 23rd August 2014

Award-winning artist Victoria Melody comes to the Battersea Arts Centre next month with her new show, Major Tom.

Puzzlers jet into Croydon for world puzzle and Sudoku championships

Croydon Guardian:

11:40am Wednesday 20th August 2014

Puzzlers from all over the world came to test their brainpower and puzzle solving skills against each other in Croydon.

Heart is where the homeware is

Croydon Guardian: The Heart in Walton wins award for sending no waste to landfill

2:00am Tuesday 19th August 2014

An art, crafts and vintage fair is planned for the Heart of Walton, with more than 20 stalls filled with homeware, children's clothes, dresses, crafts and fine food.

Sign up for hike though picturesque locations in Epsom

Croydon Guardian:

6:00am Monday 18th August 2014

Keen walkers can now sign up for a hike though some of Epsom’s most picturesque locations.

Terriers to race at world famous Epsom Downs Racecourse

Croydon Guardian:

6:00am Sunday 17th August 2014

Terriers are set to follow in the footsteps of Derby winners by racing at the iconic racecourse.

Brace yourselves for the revamped, pumped-up arrival of The Surbo

Croydon Guardian:

3:00am Tuesday 12th August 2014

At once a literary salon, a grand prix, a business conference and more, this year's Surbiton festival - rebranded The Surbo - will be bigger than ever.

Q+A: Wimbledon author Helen Fuller discusses her debut novel 'The Internet Party'

Croydon Guardian:

6:00am Saturday 9th August 2014

Wimbledon author Helen Fuller speaks to Louisa Clarence-Smith about her topical debut novel, The Internet Party.

New pub The Faraday opens in Epsom town centre

Croydon Guardian:

5:00am Saturday 9th August 2014

An electrifying new pub has opened in the heart of Epsom.

Bank Holiday family fun day on the Downs

Croydon Guardian:

5:00am Saturday 9th August 2014

If you are looking for a fun day out for all the family on Bank Holiday Monday, head over to Epsom Downs Racecourse.

Gerry and the Pacemakers striking gold on Sixties tour

Croydon Guardian: Gerry Marsden and his band

6:00am Friday 8th August 2014

The evergreen Gerry Marsden will not be walking alone when he returns to Croydon as part of an impressive line-up of stars in the Sixties Gold Tour, writes Adriaan Berfelo.

Kingston Museum to hold Robin Hood festival

Croydon Guardian:

4:40am Tuesday 5th August 2014

The Fairfield will be filled with medieval archers, knights and peasants for a day-long pageant based on the Robin Hood legend this weekend.

"Blood, sweat and tears" over new village sweet shop

Croydon Guardian:

6:00am Sunday 3rd August 2014

Looking for sweets on Ewell High Street?

Musical Dr Seuss adventure comes to town

Croydon Guardian:

6:00am Sunday 3rd August 2014

A dazzling musical is set to bring to life characters from the pages of books by Dr Seuss this month.

Discover Ewell's unseen history

Croydon Guardian:

6:00am Saturday 2nd August 2014

Enjoy another chance to peel back time and discover Ewell’s hidden past and unseen history with a guided walk around the village.

Join X Factor finalist Marcus Collins on stage and bring Motown to Epsom

Croydon Guardian:

6:00am Saturday 2nd August 2014

A singer who got his big break on TV talent show the X Factor now wants to help out another aspiring musician.

Healthy Summer Fun at The Ashley Centre

9:03am Tuesday 29th July 2014

The holidays are here and The Ashley Centre has five weeks of free fun activities for a healthy summer supporting various local charities and businesses in the town including British Heart Foundation, SeeAbility, Core Wellness and Vision Express.

David Gower talks all things cricket at Twickenham event

Croydon Guardian:

2:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

Cricket fans will be hit for six at news former England captain David Gower is giving a talk in Twickenham.

Eastenders star June Brown to come to Banstead's first community festival

Croydon Guardian:

6:00am Sunday 27th July 2014

Soap star June Brown, best known for her iconic chain-smoking, Bible-referencing gossip Dot Cotton in Eastenders, is coming to Banstead’s first ever community festival, writes Alice Foster.

Live music to celebrate Wandle Park restoration

Croydon Guardian:

5:00am Sunday 27th July 2014

Free live music performed by artists from across south London, alongside a touch of Shakespeare and poetry readings, will be staged today.

Do these dogs look like their owners?

Croydon Guardian:

4:00am Wednesday 16th July 2014

Pet pooches got the chance to show off their best assets at the Malden Fortnight dog show at the weekend.

Family-friendly festival brings Georgian living to life

Croydon Guardian:

2:00am Tuesday 15th July 2014

Travel back 300 years this summer and live life like a Georgian as part of a family festival celebrating the era.

Twelfth Night to be performed in two idyllic parks

Croydon Guardian:

5:00am Saturday 12th July 2014

Shakespeare's "classic chaotic comedy" Twelfth Night is to be performed in two idyllic settings this month - Nonsuch and Cannizaro parks.

Magical and sometimes mythical Bill Bailey performing at Kew Gardens

Croydon Guardian:

3:00am Saturday 12th July 2014

Kew Gardens would seem the perfect setting for a performer who has a carnivorous plant named after them.

All the fun of the fair at family fun day in Morden

Croydon Guardian:

1:00am Friday 11th July 2014

The Morden Family Fun Day will be held on Sunday, July 20.

Scores of groups support new borough arts festival

Croydon Guardian: Launch: Mayor Meena Bond and Baroness van Dedem

2:00am Tuesday 8th July 2014

Music and drama groups have signed up to a new borough arts festival set to launch in 2016.

Street dance hits Kingston as part of IYAF

Croydon Guardian: Street dance hits Kingston as part of IYAF

8:54am Monday 30th June 2014

Street dance fever will hit the borough as a showcase with budding choreographers storms Kingston.

Summer of fun at Battersea Children's Zoo

Croydon Guardian: Zoo fun: Face painting, a butterfly day and a bugs day are among the fun

3:00am Saturday 28th June 2014

This summer Brighton-based illustrator and print maker Beatrice Von Preussen is running art and craft workshops at the Battersea Park Children’s Zoo.

Croydon artist Yellon Ran Huang in prestigious London show

Croydon Guardian: A painting by Yellon Ran Huang

5:00am Friday 27th June 2014

An artist whose work is inspired by living in Croydon and modern life has had a ‘prestigious door open’ for her by being selected to show her paintings at an esteemed exhibition.

VIDEO: International Film Festival rolls into town

Croydon Guardian: VIDEO: International Film Festival rolls into town

4:55pm Tuesday 24th June 2014

More than 200 films are being submitted from countries all over the world as they prepare to take part in the seventh annual Wimbledon International Short Film Festival.

Quirky comedy night to bring big names from the stand-up scene to Putney

Croydon Guardian: Russell Kane is just one of the names on the bill in Putney

11:36am Wednesday 25th June 2014

The Putney Arts Theatre is combining a mixture of exclusive new material from some of the biggest and brightest names in the business, to present a night of amusing mayhem in Always Be Comedy.






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