Posts filed under: In The News


Tuesday this week saw the Tyber Trio (“The Three Tims”) performing a fine selection of J S Bach Variations in the atmospheric foyer of the newly reopened Fairfield Halls  in Croydon. The Fairfeld  Halls are rapidly re-establishing their long standing... Read More

Songs from Coussac Bonneval

In a quiet but feisty village in Limousin, France, is one of the liveliest, ‘jumpin’ venues ……..Le Madison in Coussac Bonneval. Herve, the proprietor (and entertainer!), makes sure the place leaps into action on Friday evenings during July and August,... Read More

Hey – That’s some way to say goodbye!!!

Well not exactly, it’s NOT really goodbye I’m afraid, even though I am sure that there are some  who might be glad to see the back of moi! I am actually only off for a six week adventure to the... Read More

Forces Support arrives in Croydon

A new charity shop opened today on the site in Croydon High Street which was formerly occupied for more than fifty years by Millets,  which was originally an Army surplus store. It is highly appropriate therefore that the new occupants... Read More


Did you know that here are approximately 38,000 known species of spiders and that Scientists believe there are an equal number to this yet to be discovered? That spiders are found on every continent with the exception Antarctica? An estimated... Read More

The Leading Man!

I recently (and most respectfully) suggested that Dame Judi Dench refer/defer!!! to her “Chap” as her “Hero”, since she really does not feel that she relates to terms such as “My partner” or “My better half” – and I can... Read More

Let’s hear it for the Croydon JAMBOX initiative

Now here’s a GREAT initiative from Ruth Titmarsh – Lets’s “SPREAD” THE WORD. JamBox is a unique project that allows musicians of all levels to play alongside established professionals who normally provide backing for some of the top names in the... Read More

Princess Diana – Her light is UNDIMINISHED.

Twenty years on, the magic of Diana, Princess of Hearts and her influence on ordinary people shows absolutely no signs of abating. Glancing back on the numerous Royal family members that we have been ‘subject’ to in Britain, it is... Read More

“Original Flava’s” from Thornton Heath

Craig and Shaun McAnuff are two brothers who are creating the beginnings of an amazing food empire and are really putting Caribbean cuisine on the map from their home kitchen in Thornton Heath. They already have a Facebook following of... Read More

All or Nuffink Mates!

A great little musical about sixties icons The Small Faces has been playing to sell out audiences at the Rose Theatre, Kingston, and is about to go on a nationwide tour this coming autumn. This excellent show was written by Carol... Read More