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Croydon - nightlife, accommodation, things to do and general chat

Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by strung out, Apr 13, 2010.

  1. ATOMIC SUPLEX

    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    Stanley halls isn't exactly central.
     
  2. BigMoaner

    BigMoaner Don't kill the lion

    they are revamping Stanley halls, announced yesterday.
     
  3. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

    I didn't say it was central.

    I was pointing out that croydon does have an arts and culture centre. Not on the scale of fairfields, of course.
     
  4. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

    What was announced yesterday? And where?

    I'm a trustee at Stanley halls - I didn't see any announcement!
     
  5. Callie

    Callie Pivoting

    Hoodoos, the cafe bit in Matthews Yard do put on a lot of live music and there are regular theatre and comedy events too. Not been to one yet though :oops: when's your gig ATOMIC SUPLEX ?

    Spreadeagle also has comedy and theatre gigs

    The Oval put on live music every weekend I think

    Scream Lounge also have live music

    But out of all of them Matthews Yard does seem to be the most versatile?
     
  6. BigMoaner

    BigMoaner Don't kill the lion

  7. ATOMIC SUPLEX

    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    I've seen one only one propper out of town (propper band and not from Croydon) at the oval.

    I am aware of scream lounge and hoodoos, but they don't seem to get anyone on the London circuit let alone other regions. I might be wrong here though, I am only really interested in the punk garage scene so might not have paid propper attention.

    My gigs not until the 3rd march.
     
  8. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

    Oh - I knew about that. In fact, we were asked if we could go down and pose for photos.

    It's great that we have got this money, and it's great that people realise that our aim is to restore the halls, but that money isn't going to do it. :)

    Oh, and we haven't got a "managing director" ffs!
     
  9. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

    Here is a list of some of what is on at Stanley Halls in the next few weeks.

    What’s On – Stanley Halls
     
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  10. ATOMIC SUPLEX

    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    Richard Digance I have heard of.
     
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  11. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

    Here is a list of some of what is on at Stanley Halls in the next few weeks.

    What’s On – Stanley Halls
    It is not your scene, as it is a folk club which is meeting at the Halls. I haven't heard of most of the bands on your scene, either, but i have heard of these folk musicians.

    Stanley Halls is at its early stages, having only recently reopened. It is up to the community to organise itself to use the Halls for whatever it wants and it is amazing how much is going on!
     
  12. Callie

    Callie Pivoting

    I have been looking at what's on at Stanley Halls and there have been a couple of things I've fancied but I guess they don't have any kind of late licence? There's a northern soul night thing but it's only 8 til 11.30 which just sounds/feels very short?
     
  13. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

    We do have a late licence, actually, but we don't often use it. :)
     
  14. ATOMIC SUPLEX

    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    Another friend of mine speaks very highly of it.
     
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  15. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

    And are you going to give it a go? It is a short bus ride for you.
     
  16. BigMoaner

    BigMoaner Don't kill the lion

    visited box park for first time today. Liked it, have to say. Food we had was very cheap, four pound for pretty much half a pizza. didn't feel like some hipster ghetto, with all walks of life present, from OAPs to people with babies. Good to see so many teenagers about, obviously a place a new place for them to kill a few hours. None of the businesses had a corporate feel, looked like small Indy's to me. Heaters everywhere so not brutalised by cold. All in all I thought a good addition to the town and would def come back. Only negative was seeing a few restaurants in the surrounding area totally empty, not sure If that's a result of BP tho.

    7/10
     
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  17. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

    £4 for half a pizza? Round the corner in George St, without offers, you shold be able to get a pizza for a tenner or less, sitting indoors, in comfort with waiter service, cutlery Etc.
    Maybe Im old.
     
  18. ATOMIC SUPLEX

    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    Yep, all the businesses in boxpark are pretty much from outside the area and are killing all the the established local eateries.
    Personally Boxpark is not my thing at all. Overpriced and not at all what I want from an eating experience. Street food yes, but prices higher than most local restaurants and actually sitting outside on shitty wooden tables? No thanks.

    If it really was street food at street food prices, and there was something more to see than just food shop after food shop, and if they didn't insist on playing loud shitty music maybe I would go back.
     
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  19. GarveyLives

    GarveyLives Well-Known Member

    On 24 January 2017 a 36 year-old man was arrested on suspicion of the murder of Akeem Moore. The following day Benjamin Paul Wallace, of Croydon, was charged with murder, attempted murder of a 25 year-old man, perverting the course of justice and possession of a shotgun with intent to endanger life.

    Wallace is due to stand trial at the Old Bailey on 17 July 2017.
     
  20. Maggot

    Maggot .

    Do you actually post anything apart from details of murders and the subsequent trials?
     
  21. Maggot

    Maggot .

    Does anyone want to visit the Gold Coast Bar with me tomorrow evening? Ghana are playing in the semi-finals of the African Nations Cup and it should be a fantastic atmosphere.
     
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  22. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

    It is a very friendly pub and, if I was into football, I would :D
     
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  23. Maggot

    Maggot .

    Anyone? Last chance.
     
  24. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

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    Maggot .

  26. Dan U

    Dan U Boompty

    had a banging Chicken Curry Roti from the place at the top of St Georges Walk the other day at lunchtime.

    also went to Boxpark again weekend before last, this time with the kids. Was a Sunday afternoon and we had been to Ikea and my 3yo was desperate for a tram ride, and we were desperate for lunch so we left the car and went to Boxpark. Food we had was decent, my 15 month old loved dancing to the live music and my son ate his weight in hummus.

    was a bit parkie but not too bad considering it was pretty cold generally.
     
  27. Dan U

    Dan U Boompty

  28. Maggot

    Maggot .

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  29. Dan U

    Dan U Boompty

    Fucks sake how did I miss that! :facepalm:
     
  30. Callie

    Callie Pivoting

    Roti masters :cool:
     
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