Croydon Symphonic Band 2018


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The Croydon Summer of Love Festival Saturday 16th June

SoL oblong pattern

It’s back for a second year! Another chance to turn up, tune in and enjoy. This year we have the added interest of the launch of the Peace Festival and the performance of the Peace Anthem by the London Mozart Players in the bandstand from 3pm.

Event times are 1200-1930.  There will be a bar run by Hoodoos, food and stalls and excellent live music in the bandstand. Just keep your fingers crossed for good weather.

Don’t be square, see you there!!

River Wandle Clean Up cancelled

This has appeared in the events brochure available in the cafe scheduled for the 27th May. The decision to cancel is because the local military academy students will be doing a river clean up as part of London Rivers Week on the 25th June instead. By leaving it a month it means that there will be more time for litter to build up and give them plenty to collect. Please accept the volunteer and learning officers apologies for any disappointment caused.


Block printing workshop – Saturday 7th April

Join us for a block printing workshop in Wandle Park facilitated by Wandle Industrial Museum
Date: Saturday 7th April

Time/place: 2pm at the cafe
Cost: £3 per person (this price is subsidised by the Friends of Wandle Park)

The Wandle Industrial Museum will be facilitating a block printing workshop at the cafe in Wandle Park on Saturday 7th April at 2pm.

You will learn about the process of block printing that was used by the calico print works along the River Wandle including the Morris Works and Liberty Print Works.

After viewing a film showing how block-printing was done there will be an opportunity to handle original Liberty blocks and the tools used. This will be followed by a talk looking at a selection of patterns and designs produced by the printers. To close the workshop each attendee will have an opportunity to produce their own print using Morris inspired blocks.

Tickets cost £3 to be paid on the day in cash only (£3) – but please book a place in advance, either
~ by email to Catherine at  or
~ by text to 07530247643 quoting WIM in the message.

This event is being supported by The Friends of Wandle Park and Mum’s the Chef at Wandle Park (

To find out more about the Wandle Industrial Museum check out their website (