Don’t miss the Black History Month concert evening at St George’s Shirley – 19 Oct 2019

St George’s CofE Church in Shirley invites you for a fantastic evening of food, music, poetry, entertainment and dancing at their first Black History Month Concert which is not to be missed!

The evening starts at 6pm with a fusion buffet and drinks to give a taste of different foods from Africa and West Indies.

This is followed by the evening’s concert from 7pm to 10pm, offering a mixture of music and poetry reflecting the richness and diversity of Africa and the West Indies in the UK.

There will be art on display, including imagery from the Windrush Generation, paintings from Nigerian’s own son DRE, and arts and crafts available for sale in support of the Hope Foundation in Ghana.

And, to round off the evening, from 10-11pm, there’s a “shake a leg” session brought to you by DJ Sabastian.

You really cannot afford to miss this event!!

This evening has been made possible by the support of Shirley North Councillors – Cllr Sue Bennett, Cllr Gareth Streeter and Cllr Richard Chatterjee.

Book your place via Eventbrite at

Performances by:

Steel pianist Delphina James

Croydon’s own SDA gospel choir

Calypso composer Alexander D Great

Poetry Reading by Marie Reynolds

African Art Exhibition by Nigerian’s own DRE

Songstress Melissa James

Guest Speak Michael King, son of  the Late Sam Beaver King MBE











Crime Prevention Day – 5 Oct 2019

There is a £10 charge for this event which included lunch, tea and coffee.

To register, email


Other local crime prevention events that are free to the public that might be of interest are:

Croydon BME Forum’s event on scams, fraud and cybercrime on 26 September and Croydon Trading Standards Open Day on 23 October, 2019.

Croydon Police are also conducting an online forum on Facebook every fortnight. More details here.