Three day camping events for girls, with MOE! Now booking for August 2018

Ministry of Empowerment is running a three-day camping event for girls..

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CCC AGM and social – Monday 23 July 2018 – 7 for 7.30 to 9pm


Please join us for our AGM in the hall to the rear of:

St. Michael and All Angels with St. James
Poplar Walk

Enter via the gate to the left of the Church.

Please book a free place to attend.

St Michael front

Registration and refreshments at 7pm

AGM at 7.30pm
Members are invited to attend the AGM, to receive a report on activities and the accounts and to vote in the new committee.  Continue reading

Wandle Fortnight 2018 – GET INVOLVED!

Wandle Fortnight 2018 runs from 8 to 23 September – a celebration of all things Wandle, run by the community, for the community.
Registration for your events and activities during the Wandle Fortnight is now open and you can send details of your plans using the short registration form below.  Please send it in as soon as possible and no later than July 14th.
All registered events and activities will be included in the Wandle Fortnight programme and receive free promotion and publicity.

Tony Burton, Chair of Wandle Valley Forum, writes,

‘We have recently held our Annual Meeting – thank you for your continuing support for our work.  We hope that if you appreciate the role Wandle Valley Forum plays then you will consider making a donation of £20 or more.

There are two ways to donate:

Cheque – payable to Wandle Valley Forum and sent to c/o 43 Bramcote Avenue, Mitcham CR4 4LW

Bank transfer (preferred method) – 

  Account name: Wandle Valley Forum
  Account number: 90939056
  Sort Code: 20 57 76




Wandle Park Croydon - Wandle River Flickr image by Anthony Spratt

Wandle Park Croydon – Wandle River Flickr image by Anthony Spratt


Twitter: @LivingWandle

David Lean Cinema – July 2018 screenings

Bookings for David Lean Screenings

David Lean Cinema: how to book
Tickets for all screenings are £8.50. Concessions (persons aged 60 and over, full-time students, claimants and people with disabilities) £7. Bookings can be made:
Online: via the David Lean website:

Croydon Clocktower: located next to the Arts Bar, is open for one hour before every film. Tickets can be purchased for all films, subject to availability. This location is CASH ONLY.

RUSH TICKETS – Reduced price tickets for under 25s. Click here for details.

Wheelchairs: front row places can be booked via all the above methods. If you wish to book a complimentary seat for a helper, please request this by emailing:

Facebook and Twitter

The Facebook page is a useful resource for anyone interested in screening updates, photo albums and the latest press coverage.

For additional reminders and film-related news, follow on Twitter: @SaveDavidLean

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Croydon PrideFest is back for a third year! – Saturday, July 14

 Croydon PrideFest 

Saturday, July 14, 2018

from 12.15pm to 10pm

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Croydon PrideFest is back for 2018!

Starting with a parade from Croydon High Street (near the entrance to St George’s Walk) at 12.15pm, walking to the main event site in Wandle Park, the day will include a wide range of live music and acts, accompanied by food and drinks stalls in the Park.

Attendees who want to show their dance moves can access the event’s dedicated dance tent in the Park until festivities wrap up at 10pm.                                                                  

There will be stalls, exhibits and information about local LGBT groups & their allies, including Croydon Area Gay Society ( CAGS)Aurora – Croydon’s LGBT Police Consultation Group,  Rainbows Across Borders – a voluntary self-help group for LGBT asylum seekers who are fleeing persecution of oppressive homophobic/transphobic regimes, Transpals,  and the Croydon LGBT+ Network Group.


Croydon Pride Festival is an event for anyone from Croydon’s wonderfully diverse & friendly community to enjoy.

Make sure to watch the official Croydon PrideFest website for further details and updates.

Keep up to date on Facebook: CroydonPride

Follow on Twitter: @CroydonPride

Croydon’s first Festival of Peace – 16 -23 June 2018 – Check out the programme and get involved!

Make sure you don’t miss out!


Find it at

Check out the Programme of visual art, film, music, dance, dialogue, interfaith, spoken word and storytelling events on offer!

Central Events
At the heart of the Festival is the London Mozart Player’s Anthem for Peace 
which people will learn together with LMP Players and Ecclesbourne Primary School Choir at the Festival Launch at Summer of Love Festival Wandle Park on June 16.

The Festival Finale will take place at Peace and Wellbeing Festival, Park Hill Park on 23 June and feature a performance of the Anthem with LMP Brass players and local brass groups and a dance commission by Anusha Subramanyam performed by local cross-cultural dance groups.

This event is followed by the Faiths Together in Croydon interfaith bike ride and picnic in Park Hill Park on June 24.

Find the Festival of Peace website, here.

On Twitter at @FestofPeace  #AnthemForPeace

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