BGT ventriloquist Sam Jones comes to Kingston Working Mens' Club

Croydon Guardian:

6:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

The Old London Road venue will host magician Sam Jones and his loveable puppet characters on Sunday.

Add a Banksy or a Damien Hirst artwork to your shopping list when gallery opens for business

Croydon Guardian:

5:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Damien Hirst, Banksy and Andy warhol are among the artists that will be sold at a new gallery in Croydon, which the owner hopes will help to change people's opinions about the town.

Talented 12-year-old magician to appear at charity magic show

Croydon Guardian:

5:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

A young magician, who can suspend his mum in the air, is set to perform at a magic show to help buy a charity a minibus.

Squire's garden centre lining up some Halloween fun for Twickenham during half term

Croydon Guardian:

2:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

Spooky fun will fill Squire’s this half term as the ever popular create and grow events return.

The X Factor's Ben Haenow talks marriage, getting recognised and being Simon Cowell's £50 bet choice

Croydon Guardian:

5:26pm Friday 17th October 2014

The X Factor house is riddled with flu but Croydon’s favourite van driver has vowed the show must go on and he is ready to wow the crowds again tomorrow night.

John Peel favourite Ian Prowse to play in Croydon

Croydon Guardian: A train is being named after legendary DJ John Peel

9:36am Thursday 16th October 2014

John Peel’s last ever Festive 50 included a song which the DJ often admitted reduced him to tears – and now the man behind that song is about to perform in Croydon almost exactly a decade since Peel’s untimely death.

Peter Snow, Jacqueline Wilson and Sheila Hancock at Richmond Literature Festival

Croydon Guardian:

1:50am Thursday 16th October 2014

Author Jacqueline Wilson, actress Sheila Hancock and journalist Peter Snow are among those on the Richmond Literature Festival line-up this winter.

Halloween in Epsom

Croydon Guardian: Halloween in Epsom

10:32am Wednesday 15th October 2014

During half term from Saturday 25 to Friday 31 October The Ashley Centre will be running a Haunted Halloween Extravaganza with food fun, therapies, crafts, activities and a fantastic competition.

Ghostly goings-on at Ham House revealed in nighttime tours

Croydon Guardian:

2:00am Tuesday 14th October 2014

As the spooky season begins to creep upon us once again, one of the most haunted houses in Britain is open and ready to invite you in.

Jonathan Aitken to speak at Hope in Leatherhead evening

Croydon Guardian:

10:20am Monday 13th October 2014

Jonathan Aitken, the former cabinet minister jailed for perjury, will speak at an evening to celebrate hope in Leatherhead.

Russian ballet company brings Sleeping Beauty to Epsom

Croydon Guardian:

7:00am Sunday 12th October 2014

An acclaimed Russian ballet company is bringing its production of fairytale Sleeping Beauty to Epsom.

High priest to reveal ancient Egyptian rituals at museum kids’ club in Ewell

Croydon Guardian:

6:00am Sunday 12th October 2014

A high priest will reveal the rituals of ancient Egypt at a museum kids’ club.

Pub gets ready for international beer festival

Croydon Guardian:

6:00am Saturday 11th October 2014

Drinkers can sample real ales sourced from brewers in Europe, the US and New Zealand at a popular beer festival.

Jennifer Lawrence Hunger Games film features Croydon school choir

Croydon Guardian:

2:13pm Friday 10th October 2014

School choirs do not usually get the chance to be part of blockbuster movies, with performances more likely to be in front of family and friends. But, if you go to the cinema this winter, the chances are you will hear singers from Trinity School in action as they appear in three of the season’s biggest films.

Jason Manford brings First World Problems tour to Rose Theatre after huge success

Croydon Guardian:

6:00am Friday 10th October 2014

Comedian Jason Manford is coming back to the Rose Theatre - after his latest stand-up show proved more popular than expected.

Lord of the Rings and X-Men star Sir Ian McKellen talks coming out and gay rights

Croydon Guardian:

11:31am Thursday 9th October 2014

Instead of the magical powers of Gandalf and the magnetism of Magneto, Sir Ian McKellen used his own experiences to mesmerise students with a talk about gay rights.

Local stallholders sought

2:35pm Monday 6th October 2014

Rosebery School are holding their Christmas Fair on Friday 28 November 7-9pm at the School in Whitehorse Drive, Epsom. They are currently looking for external stallholders to sell their goods at the event. Stalls are £15-20 and more details and application forms are available from blakesusan@sky.com.

Wimbledon BookFest: Literary walk tells hidden secrets including the man who burned Byron's memoirs

Croydon Guardian:

11:00am Monday 6th October 2014

The event was part of Wimbledon BookFest.

A barrel of laughs at the Cronx brewery comedy night

Croydon Guardian:

5:00am Sunday 5th October 2014

The Cronx brewery hope to combine barrels of laughs with barrels of beer by hosting a comedy night.

The Fun Palace has landed in Croydon

Croydon Guardian:

5:00am Saturday 4th October 2014

It has taken months in the making and pulled in help from artistic volunteers from all walks of life, but the Fun Palace is in town this weekend, writes Olivia Demetriades.

PICTURES: Street party marks start of arts festival

Croydon Guardian:

10:25am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A street party, with live music and dance, marked the start of a vibrant arts festival on Saturday.

10 things to look forward to at BFI London Film Festival

Croydon Guardian:

12:21pm Monday 29th September 2014

Brad Pitt, Benedict Cumberbatch and Jon Stewart are just some of the names heading to the capital when the BFI London Film Festival returns this month.

"Pure theatrical Viagra" coming to Epsom

Croydon Guardian:

6:00am Sunday 28th September 2014

An evening billed as "pure theatrical Viagra" is coming to Epsom.

The Ashley Centre Retailer Award Winners

Croydon Guardian: The Ashley Centre Retailer Award Winners

5:04pm Friday 26th September 2014

The Ashley Centre celebrated its eclectic mix of retailers on Wednesday 24 September at The Retailer Awards held at The Queen’s Stand, Epsom Racecourse. Voted for by the general public these awards truly reflected which shops visitors to The Ashley Centre believe are the best.

The Ashley Centre Retailer Award Winners

Croydon Guardian: The Ashley Centre Retailer Award Winners

2:56pm Friday 26th September 2014

The Ashley Centre celebrated its eclectic mix of retailers on Wednesday 24 September at The Retailer Awards held at The Queen’s Stand, Epsom Racecourse. Voted for by the general public these awards truly reflected which shops visitors to The Ashley Centre believe are the best.

Go back 100 years to World War I at free history weekend

Croydon Guardian:

3:58pm Thursday 25th September 2014

Get down in a trench, hear gunfire and meet First World War soldiers at a free history weekend.

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.






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