Croydon Heritage Festival 2015 – June 20 to 28

Screen Shot 2015-02-23 at 16.02.37The Croydon Heritage Festival is almost here, bringing a range of fantastic events and attractions to the town from Saturday 20 June to Sunday 28 June.

The theme of FAMOUS CROYDON, highlights the town’s links to many iconic faces and events, while also celebrating local rising stars of the future.

Stories and icons will be brought to life by the festival programme, which will follow three key strands – Famous Croydon of the past, present and future.

Working with the older generation to uncover fascinating local stories from the past, the Festival will explore Croydon’s heritage links to famous people and events from years gone by. This will be celebrated on Saturday 20 June, when the town centre will come to life for Heritage Day 2015.

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To mark the famous Croydon of today, a newly launched walking trail will invite people to visit local landmarks and famous spots, following a specially produced map to help them find their way.

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So who or what will be famous in the Croydon of the future? The festival will be inviting the town’s young stars to reveal their artistic talents to illustrate how they see their Croydon of the future, with opportunities to exhibit work throughout the festival or perform as part of Heritage Day.

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Last year’s festival was a roaring success, with thousands of visitors enjoying over 100 events throughout the town. This was all achieved through the collective effort of more than 75 local organisations, many of which are already excitedly planning to make this year’s festival bigger, better and more iconic than ever!

Martin Corney, Chief Executive of The Whitgift Foundation, comments:

‘This is our third year for Croydon Heritage Festival, and it looks set to be the best yet. It’s fantastic to see the local community are again ready to support the festival with an overwhelming level of enthusiasm and engagement, especially working around our exciting new theme for 2015. There is so much going on for Croydon – the festival will be a great asset to the changing image of the town, driving visitors and business to the area as we see the wider plans for redevelopment unfold.’

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If you are on Twitter you can keep up with news by following @1596Whitgift and tweet using the hashtag #FamousCroydon

Find details on Facebook at Croydon Heritage Festival

For full details see the website.

Download leaflets here:

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