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www.deep-london.co.uk / www.myspace.com/wiredmag Ahoy-hoy... ...And welcome to issue 62. I feel I should point out straight away here that for the last couple of days I’ve been as sick as a dog after breaking the habit of a lifetime and eating a pizza from one of my local takeaway/delivery 30 minutes or less emporiums. I can only surmise that some toppings require more than 30 minutes of cooking to kill off the botulism. I have therefore been up for many, many more unpleasant hours than is usual just before we go to print and this may account for any oddness you may find in this month’s editorial. Though how you’d tell this particular strain of oddness from the usual stuff I churn out on this page I’m not entirely sure. Despite food poisoning, however, I’m remaining remarkably upbeat - it’s been quite a good month - I got another year older, the Croydon Summer Festival was as fun as ever, the after parties were the pinnacle of jocularity and the Ship’s ongoing Battle of the Bands competition, of which I am again a judge (the fools!) is currently testing both my eardrums and my liver to breaking point in fine company. (We’ll have a full report on that next month when it’s all over and the tinnitus has subsided). I’ve refused even to be dismayed by a virulent ponce I met the other day in a pub in London. In fact, I just found myself quite pleased with the phrase ‘virulent ponce’. A good month then, but the main reason for my ongoing sanguineness is that this month I’m off to Stratford Upon Avon for a week or so on a bit of a break, and to see some Shakespeare (see cover etc) and I’m looking forward to it immensely - a fact I’ve bored a few of you with already at various social gatherings... Enough of that, however, and back to this issue. We appear to have put together one of our inadvertant music specials again. It’s not planned, it just happens that way sometimes. What we actually intended to put in this month’s mag was a load of rather sophisticated stuff to tie in with the Hamlet thing - you know, theatre, posh restaurants etc. Unfortunately two things happened: a) As mentioned above events overtook us as the whole of Croydon decided to go mad on the live music front and cram everything into one month, and b) Posh sophisticated stuff costs a fortune and I’m busy saving for the holiday. On the upside, though, this relative abstinence now means that while I’m away I shall be able to live in the manner to which I am unaccustomed in a smart hotel by the river, eating lobsters and getting hammered on Krug. Ok, actually it doesn’t, but there are still a couple of lottery draws before I go, so fingers crossed. No doubt whatever happens I will have some sort of travelogue article and a sphincter-tighteningly awful encounter with bemused members of the Royal Shakespeare Company to regale you all with next month, probably. To be fair, we have actually managed to squeeze in a couple of slightly upmarket articles to raise the tone, one of which is about our very own classical music composer, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, whilst the other regards some rather splendid Champagne beers. And all this alongside a plethora of live music out and about around town, so it’s all good. Anyway, I think that’s about it from me for another month. As usual it is now silly o’clock in the morning and I’m off to bed, so I’ll wish you all a safe, happy and food-poisoning free August and bid you goodnight. See you next month when I get back (yes, I know I’m banging on about it but it’s the first break I’ve had for ages, so humour me) and until then, allons-y my friends. Angela xx Your Bonsai Editor 1

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ah, Shakespearian humour at it’s best and also, somewhat appositely, a line from Doctor Who, which leads us cunningly into this article wherein we catch up with The Doctor, or rather David Tennant, ahead of his run at the RSC playing one of the old baldie-bard’s finest, Hamlet. (And, in a strange outbreak of sci-fi serendipity, the actor playing, unusually, both Hamlet’s dad and his uncle in the production is Patrick Stewart, or JeanLuc Picard from Star Trek. Make it so indeed.) As it transpires, and as may or may not be interesting to you, me and Hamlet go way back. I studied it at school and beyond for English Lit. (a welcome change of pace from bleedin’ Jane Eyre, which was also on the curriculum). I enjoyed it so much that I ended up taking time out before my final exam to catch Kenneth Branagh playing the man himself in an unabridged almost four hour production up at The Barbican. Which was absolutely stunning, if slightly hard on the arse. Never been so numb. Nice half-time choc-ices though. Oh yes, never let it be said that we aren’t classy. Anyway, long story short, Shakespeare’s tale of the Prince of Denmark is my favourite of his plays (ooh, get me) in that it’s got it all murder, ghosts, betrayal, revenge, madness, musings on the nature of existence, some really filthy lines and a tragic denouement, and if that’s not a cracking night out at the theatre then I’m not sure what is. And when you add two of Britain’s leading actors into the equation, and the fact that it’s directed by the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Chief Associate Director Gregory Doran, which indicates they’re really pulling out all the stops on this one, then I reckon it promises to be something particularly special. The only downside is that as far as we can tell nearly every performance, both in Stratford and in London, is sold out, as you’d expect given the huge popularity of Doctor Who, and the RSC must be rubbing their little hands together - talk about popularising

Shakespeare. There is a light on the horizon though for anyone unable to get their mitts on a ticket for Hamlet in that not only is Mr T taking the lead in that, he’s also supplementing the day job with a stint as part of an ensemble cast in another Shakespeare number, the rarely performed exuberant comedy Love’s Labour’s Lost, at the same time, which is a bit of a feat of memory if you ask me. But enough of me wittering on, time to speak to the man himself: How do you feel about coming back to the RSC to play the title role in Hamlet and Berowne in Love's Labour's Lost? ‘It feels very familiar. Theatre is what I've done more of than anything else. Admittedly I've been on sabbatical to 'television-land' for the past few years

was here. There's definitely a sense of a company that's got an idea of what it is and what it's for, and how it can best achieve that, and it's very exciting to be part of that.’ Are these two roles you particularly wanted to play? ‘Yes – they are two of the greatest roles around. Hamlet is often regarded as the acme of acting to test yourself against, which isn't a particularly helpful thought, to be honest. Of course it is very flattering to be asked to do that role because of everything that is attached to it. But once you get into rehearsal you have to relinquish thoughts like that and just try and tell the story. It's still just a play and you can't start approaching it in a different way than you would approach any other role.’

‘Hamlet is often regarded as the acme of acting to test yourself against, which isn’t a particularly helpful thought, to be honest...’ which I've probably ended up better known for. But this feels like the day job. It's what I do. So it's great to be back and working with Greg. It's an incredibly friendly company which is a great relief. ‘Most of the company have already done A Midsummer Night's Dream so they would have been perfectly within their rights to be a little bit sniffy about a new boy coming in to do the next show, but they've been very welcoming and enthusiastic. There's a great feeling about the company and a real sense of something new and exciting about the RSC at the moment.’ Does the Company feel very different now then? ‘It's different but the same. The principle that we're out to achieve hasn't changed but there's a new sense of ensemble which is very exciting to be part of. There's an enthusiasm from everyone and a willingness to muck in, and the different disciplines and departments seem to be more integrated than I remember last time I 4

Although it's very early in the rehearsal process, is there anything you can share about your approach to your role in Hamlet? ‘We've just got going really and are only now on our feet. We've done a lot of text work, which has been invaluable, and we are now finally trying to put the play together in a more traditional sense.’ How have you found working with the director, Gregory Doran? ‘It's been terrific. I worked with him once before, years ago. It was a really fun job – a double bill of one act comedies. That was fantastic, and a big success but I was aware that Shakespeare was his real passion and seeing him talking about the play and investigating the play – he's clearly born to do it. It's a real pleasure to be in his rehearsal room.’ What does Shakespeare mean to you, particularly performing his work here in Stratford-upon-Avon? ‘Of course you're aware that if you


do these plays here in Stratford you're instantly joining a line that goes through some extraordinary individuals, actors and directors, and it's very exciting and humbling and terrifying and thrilling to be part of that line. Obviously there's something about Stratford – because it's Shakespeare's home town and because of everything that's been invested here in terms of theatrical history that makes it a very special place to work in.’ Do you have any significant memories of your previous time working with the RSC? ‘This is the third season I've done and I've always had fantastic experiences

soliloquies. I'm looking forward to using the space, and using that connection with the audience. I imagine that's how those speeches were written to work. On a thrust stage, you can't help but have a connection with the audience. It will be fascinating to see how that will influence the playing of those scenes.’ What do you think is the basic difference between acting on film and on stage? ‘They are two completely different jobs. They are, of course, both about pretending to be other people. But rehearsing a play is about finding an emotional journey so that you can

“If you do these plays in Stratford you're joining a line that goes through some extraordinary individuals, and it's very exciting and humbling and terrifying and thrilling to be part of that line.” here. I've got some fond memories of the six plays I've done before and I made some great friends. Being part of the Royal Shakespeare Company is something I've always been proud to associate myself with and to be publicly aligned to.’ Are you looking forward to working on The Courtyard stage for the first time? ‘Yes. I've seen the current productions there. It's immediately very reminiscent of the Swan in which I've always enjoyed working. Considering how many people it seats, it feels nice and intimate – particularly for something like Hamlet which has those long

repeat it, whereas television is about getting that moment once when all the technical elements are in alignment and it's locked down for evermore. From an actors' point of view you have more control of the event in theatre. When it's in film it's created in post production essentially from a bunch of cuts, whereas here that moment happens in the auditorium and whether it works or not can be unique to each individual performance. It's just a very different experience both from the acting point of view and the audience point of view.’ Can you tell us anything more about the cast you are working with? ‘The fact that they are such a

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welcoming, enthusiastic and motivated bunch of people is great because that motivates you. You want to be part of that. There's a real sense of company and ensemble which is often talked about in theatre and very rarely achieved. The very set up of the Royal Shakespeare Company at its best can really exploit that. I certainly feel like I'm part of an ensemble here which is great.’ How you were cast for these roles? ‘There was a slight meeting of the moons. I was talking to Tara Hull, one of the producers here, about the possibility of doing something for the company. And I think that Greg had a similar idea around the same time and there was a sort of conflagration of events and suddenly we're here. It's one of those conversations you have, and eighteen months later – here you are.’ Hamlet plays in repertoire at The Courtyard Theatre, Stratford-uponAvon from 24 July - 15 November 2008. Hamlet plays at the Novello Theatre in London from 3 December 2008 – 10 January 2009. Love's Labour's Lost plays in repertoire at The Courtyard Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon from 2 October 15 November 2008. www.rsc.org.uk if you think you’ve got a hope of getting a ticket...


Champers! It’s summer, and for once it’s actually hot, so what better way to chill out while watching England lose the cricket than with some marvellous Champagne beers?

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s anyone unfortunate enough to have engaged me in conversation about festivals and my appearance or otherwise thereof will know, one of the reasons I don’t go to them anymore is inextricably interlinked with champagne beer. It’s like this; a few years ago there was a beer on the market called Zice, and it was made with champagne yeast, and it gave you the same giggly kind of pissed that champagne does, and it was good. Inexplicably, however,

taste test I think.... First up is the more readily available of the two, King Cobra, an upmarket offshoot of the popular Indian brew. And here we encounter something of a problem. If you look at the American version, which is called something different but has the same label and bottle it is indeed a Champagne beer, but look at the UK one and it’s not labelled as such. We think this may be to do with the EU labelling laws, but who knows.

King Cobra has a label which apparently ‘incorporates real gold’ and also has handy instructions as to how to drink it properly... it wasn’t very popular and having been given a heads up by my local offie that it was soon to be no more, I bought a couple of crates to take to Glastonbury to enjoy at my leisure. Unfortunately, the skanks at that year’s event were having a field day robbing tents, as mine duly was, and all my beer was stolen. Actually, it wasn’t, it was more depressing than that as the feckless crusties who ripped me off decided they didn’t like this spectacular brew and so, instead of leaving it where it was, decided to empty every bottle around our camping area and then bugger off, no doubt to have a jolly good laugh about it, thus leaving me beerless amongst the evidence that there was beer a-plenty not two hours previously. The words ‘no need’, and indeed ‘you bloody bastards’ spring to mind. Anyway, because of this I keep a weather-eye out not only for thieving plebeian scumbags but also for the wonder that is champagne beer, so imagine my joy recently when I discovered not one, but two appearing on the market. Time for a comprehensive and no doubt drunken 8

All we do know is that King Cobra is the only lager and pilsner-type beer to be fermented in the bottle, and it comes in an elegant Champagne bottle, which is good enough for us. The label, apparently ‘incorporates real gold’ in its little heffalumps and it even gives you instructions on how to drink it on the label. If, for instance, you want a cleaner, crisper more bubbly tasting lager-type drink, don’t jiggle it about, but if you want a more alebased taste, turn it upside down and get the sediment at the bottom to

have a bit of a mingle. Ingenious, but difficult to review taste-wise, as you have to be clear which one you’re necking. It won 11 Gold Medals at 2005’s Monde Selection (the ‘Beer Olympics’) and, oh yes, did we mention it’s 8%? Anyway, here’s the science, and also a staggeringly poncey review we found for it on the web: The beer is double-fermented, the first time in Poland, the second time at the legendary Rodenbach brewery in Belgium then bottled live. ‘It pours a brilliant gold with a high-rise white head. It has complex aromas of shiny red apples and a subtle, biscuity richness, with a touch of preserved lemon. On the palate it has terrific smoothness and opulence, with a definite hint of sweet/sour, lemony Lambic beer, but pristine flavours


‘On the palate it has terrific smoothness and opulence, with a definite hint of sweet/sour, lemony Lambic beer’ Yeah, that’s what we thought too... through the mid-palate where the alcoholic strength and scrumpy-like bite takes a hold.’ Hmm, yeah, that’s exactly what we thought as we poured it down our throats at some speed. It’s nice, ok, job done, although not terrifically Champagne-y. A 750ml bubbly-sized bottle of King Cobra will set you back around £4 and is available at most major supermarkets (we got ours from Waitrose). Our second contender is slightly more difficult to get hold of in the supermarkets but can be ordered online, and its name is Kasteel Cru. This stuff is more reminiscent of the legendary Zice in that it arrives in normal-sized beer bottles and there’s no sediment to muck around with or tricky wirey Champagne cork to take someone’s eye out with after you’ve had a few. Although having said that, according to their website, ‘Kasteel Cru is presented in its own distinctive bottle, produced by expert glassmoulders in Reims, the capital of the Champagne region.’ Well there’s a thing, we are indeed beer connoiseurs as we hadn’t actually noticed, being more enamoured of the lovely slinky little glasses that arrived with our order. Kasteel Cru looks more like Champagne when you pour it out, a pale golden colour with bubbles aplenty streaming up to a white foam rather than a head which dissipates - all as you would expect from a beer which does actually make quite a big deal of being brewed with Champagne yeast. It also makes quite a big deal of its other ingredients - ‘...spring barley, local to Alsace and the pure water of les Vosges mountains are brought together in mash tuns to produce a golden coloured wort. [no, I don’t know either - Ed] ‘ To the wort are added the choicest Hallertau hops, from which the very

subtle bitterness of Kasteel Cru is born. The 'Champagne method' takes the form of a 'Prise de Mousse' yeast, in a fermentation which helps to produce a beer that is crisp and clean and gives a natural acidity which perfectly balances the beer's maltiness.’ Which again is all a bit poncey but basically boils down to the fact that you can taste the Champagne in this one, it tastes clean thanks to the pure ingredients and it is absolutely lovely refreshing and zingy and it looks gorgeous in the glass. As mentioned, we had a bit more trouble getting hold of this beer out on the streets as it were. It says Ocado stock it but Waitrose, who are essentially they, didn’t. Kasteel Cru only give web-based suppliers any time on their site, and they are, as mentioned, Ocado (www.ocado.com), Only Fine Beer (www.onlyfinebeer.co.uk) and Grape Passions (www.grapepassions.co.uk), where a crate of 6 x 330ml bottles will set you back around £9.30. As of the time of writing we’re not aware of any pubs or bars which sell either of these two, so you’ll have to track them down yourselves. So which one should you try? Well, it depends what you’re after having tasted both beers neither, of course, are a substitute for your actual Champagne, but both are a bit different from your usual beers and both have their own particular merits. On price, millilitre for millilitre it’s too close to call, or rather too close for us to work out with any semblance of accuracy (we have been drinking, after all) and although Kasteel is 10

significantly less potent, it is essentially more like the taste you’re after from a Champagne beer. All in all, we reckon that they’re both particularly fine drinks and your best bet is to give them both a go - we do this for a living and we can’t decide. And, unlike proper Champagne, neither of them is going to break the bank. From rooting around on the web and whatnot we gather that there are a couple more Champagne beers about to be launched onto an apathetic public and we can only hope that they are a more well received than my beloved Zice was and can therefore recommence being my drink of choice for sun-baked sofa-based telly watching cricket days, although I possibly wouldn’t risk them at any festivals. www.cobrabeer.com www.kasteelcru.com


Hello and welcome to another in our occasional series on the history of this place in which we live and our local heroes. This month, a bit of classical music for you from Samuel Coleridge-Taylor...

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amuel Coleridge-Taylor was born on 15 August 1875 at 15 Theobalds Road, Holborn, London – just round the corner from Fetter Lane, a spot which Dickens described as the “dingiest collection of shabby buildings ever squeezed together in a rank corner as a club for tom cats”. His parents were registered as Daniel Hugh Taylor, surgeon, and Alice Taylor, 'formerly Holmans'. It seems likely that he was named after the poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge. His father returned to his native Sierra Leone after studying at Taunton and King's College, London - but contrary to the claim in ColeridgeTaylor's birth certificate, there is no record of his father's marriage to Alice. The young Coleridge-Taylor might never have known his father but was hardly neglected. Alice Martin, the mother who brought him up in Croydon, married a railway storeman with whom he seems to have been on good terms. He received violin lessons from Joseph Beckwith, a local orchestral musician, and he sang from the age of 10 in the choir at St George's Presbyterian Church, Croydon, and the parish church of St Mary Magdalene, Addiscombe. He was very well aware of the difficulties he faced because of the colour of his skin but he was a keen student and in 1890 won a scholarship to the Royal College of Music, originally as a student of the violin, then graduating to studying composition with the composer Sir Charles Villiers Stanford. At a stroke he had levitated into the most influential musical environment within reach, and acquired patrons who could help make his career. At the Royal College of Music Coleridge-Taylor encountered some of the brightest talents of his time, and most of his early concerts were at the RCM or involved his fellow students.

At one of his concerts (March 1896), for instance, two of his most famous colleagues, the young composers Gustav Holst (composer of The Planets) and Ralph Vaughan Williams played in the orchestra. Even before Coleridge-Taylor's work was being publicly performed August Jaeger, an editor at the music publishers Novello & Co., had been tipped off about his talent, and Novello's published the first of a series of his anthems, starting a lifelong association. By an interesting coincidence Vincent Novello, originator of the firm, had been taught almost 100 years earlier by the black violinist George Polgreen Bridgetower. Coleridge-Taylor won the Lesley Alexander composition prize two years running (1895 and 1896), and he met William Hurlstone, his best friend who died early in 1906, a major influence on his taste. In 1896 he also met the African-American poet and novelist Paul Laurence Dunbar, who was visiting London. His meeting with Coleridge-Taylor began a series of collaborations such as The songs Seven African Romances (1897) which is light and tuneful, and Dream Lovers ("an Operatic Romance", 1898) which is the story of a Moroccan prince and his 12

friend finding true happiness with two sisters. There are several clues to suggest that Coleridge-Taylor's true metier might have been musical theatre, but he left the RCM as a highly-esteemed and promising young composer. His talents were recognised and promoted almost immediately. His first major commission came via the composer Edward Elgar, who described him as "the cleverest fellow going amongst the young men”, and recommended him for a commission at the famous and influential Three Choirs Festival. In September 1898 it was his Ballade in A minor, a melodic piece,


with echoes of the great Romantics Tchaikovsky and Dvorak, the Ballade which furthered the composer's reputation, and reinforced his confidence for his next composition and his greatest success - Hiawatha's Wedding Feast. Based on the poem by Henry Longfellow and published in advance of its performance, various luminaries committed themselves to attend. Sir Arthur Sullivan, although not far from death, insisted - “I'm

orchestral sound buoying up the excitement of a massed bank of voices singing a melody which flowed more or less continuously. In a time when amateur choirs and sheet music were part of popular culture Hiawatha's Wedding Feast was a score to enjoy, but it was a hard act to follow, and the composer's reputation never again reached the same heights. The music which followed Hiawatha included the Scenes from an Everyday

‘Hiawatha’ was a breath of fresh air. It was secular fun, superficial and familiar exoticism but at the same time a big lovely orchestral sound always an ill man now, my boy, but I'm coming to hear your music tonight even if I have to be carried”. Hiawatha was a breath of fresh air in a choral repertoire which was intensely serious or religious. It was secular fun, superficial and familiar exoticism, a matter of feathers and skins and colourful names, but it was at the same time a big, lovely

Romance suite (1900) and the concert overture Toussaint L'Ouverture (1901), but these were not received with the enthusiasm for which he might have hoped. In 1903 the Three Choirs Festival commissioned another choral work, The Atonement which failed to satisfy a public still in love Hiawatha's Wedding Feast. ColeridgeTaylor had famously sold the rights to

Hiawatha for a flat fee of £25 15s. He received £250 for the two sequels, more than twice his annual income at the time of his death, but he now had a family to support (On 30 December 1899 Coleridge-Taylor married Jessie Sarah Fleetwood Walmisley who had been a fellow student at the RCM. They had a son, Hiawatha (19001980), and a daughter, Gwendolyn (later Avril, 1903-1998), who were both to have musical careers) and he needed to continue working. Between 1898 and 1907 he was chief conductor of the Croydon Symphony Orchestra and resident conductor to the Westmoreland Festival, as well as the Rochester Choral Society. In 1904 he became chief conductor to the Handel Society concerts, a post he held until his death. At the same time he served as guest conductor for performances of Hiawatha (by 1904, it had been performed 200 times in England). He also lectured in Croydon, later joining Trinity College of Music (1903), Crystal Palace School of Art and Music (1905) and then the Guildhall School of Music as professor of composition. In between jobs he acted as an


adjudicator at various festivals and competitions, including the National Eisteddfod of Wales in 1900. At the same time he became a frequent collaborator of the actor-manager Herbert Beerbohm Tree at His Majesty's Theatre, and (presumably in his spare time) he also wrote other choral works, as well as pieces for strings and for piano, orchestral works, and an unpublished grand opera (Thelma, 1907-09). It would not have been surprising if Coleridge-Taylor's private and domestic life had suffered under the pressure of work, but there is plenty of evidence about the value he placed on his family life. The composer Havergal Brian bumped into the couple in Hanley and wrote about them as "...strikingly winsome, and with Hiawatha in mind, I pictured them as journeying to the wedding feast". According to Havergal

Norwegian, I have tried to do for these Negro melodies.” After reading the work of the African-American writer W.E.B. Dubois, he attended the first Pan-African conference in London in 1900 and became part of a loose circle of black activism. His name was already well known in black America. In 1901 a Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Choral Society had been founded by black singers in Washington DC. His first visit three years later was a grand occasion attended by 2,700 people. Two further tours of the US reinforced the composer's reputation; and, during the 1910 tour, ColeridgeTaylor conducted exclusively white orchestras as well as African-Americans - an event without precedent. In the following year he undertook his final commission, the Violin Concerto, whose first version, on its way to the

The scandal of Coleridge-Taylor not receiving royalties from his music led to the formation of the Performing Rights Society Brian's account, the man himself seemed to be self-confident and at ease in his environment: "ColeridgeTaylor spoke in short, swift sentences, linked to many pleasantries. When he mounted the platform, he was confronted with seventy players of the Hallé orchestra and a chorus of eighty only. At the first entry of the chorus, he stopped suddenly and, addressing the orchestra, said rather dryly 'Gentlemen, half marks throughout!’". But Coleridge-Taylor's success and fame did not exempt him from racial harassment. Most painful was the fact that his wife Jessie was also a target of abuse. His daughter records his response to the groups of local youths who would repeatedly shower him with insulting comments about the colour of his skin: “When he saw them approaching along the street he held my hand more tightly, gripping it until it almost hurt.” Coleridge-Taylor took a passionate interest in the issues of race, the politics of colonial freedom and his own African background. His ‘TwentyFour Negro Melodies’ has a revealing quotation in the preface in which he writes: “What Brahms has done for the Hungarian folk music, Dvorak for the Bohemian, and Grieg for the 14

US première, went down with the Titanic. By a strange irony, the central movement was based on a spiritual entitled ‘Keep Me From Sinking Down’. On 28 August 1912, ColeridgeTaylor collapsed at West Croydon station while waiting for a train. He died a few days later of acute pneumonia at his home in Croydon, on 1 September 1912, at the age of 37. He was buried in Bandon Hill Cemetery, and his funeral became a major public event. A memorial concert produced £1,440 for the family, a tidy sum given that his income in the year of his death has been estimated at less than £200. The music world was shocked by the fact

that Coleridge-Taylor and his family were not to receive any royalties from the fabulous commercial success of Hiawatha's Wedding, and the scandal fuelled the formation of the Performing Rights Society as a lobby for legislation on rights and royalties an organisation which still represents performers to this day (see the little signs outside live music pubs etc.) Hiawatha's Wedding Feast continued to be hugely popular throughout the 1920s and 30s, but after the Second World War ColeridgeTaylor's music seems to have disappeared from sight. He left, however, the legacy of a talent which drew on his ambiguous and difficult origins without shutting him off from the currents of his time and place. He had become, against all odds, part of his culture's tradition, while openly declaring the mixture of elements and ideas which moved him. His ability to flourish in between cultures and to base himself at the junction of different tracks, continues to give him, and his music, the power to speak to our times Courtesy of the British Library. You can visit Samuel ColeridgeTaylor’s grave at Bandon Hill Cemetery Plough Lane, Wallington Surrey, SM6 8JQ


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The Agony Septuagenarian agony aunt cum rock mutton Auntie May circumnavigates the moshpit...

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eople are always asking me, “Auntie May, just how do you do it?” And I tell them that that I don’t usually give advice about THAT sort of thing, but perhaps I could make an exception in their case…and then they say, “No, not that, I mean how do you cope with all that burning the candle at both ends, chasing around London searching out the best in live music, drinking, your enviable literary success, random inventing, applying eyeliner to anyone who stands still long enough, making flapjacks, providing a tip-top advice service on any subject whatsoever, being nominated for Superherodom (thanks Creepy) and generally overseeing Croydon’s

maelstrom of musical madness? How do you do all this and still manage to look so, well, fabulous?” And I have to say I didn’t always look like this. Apart from a brief spell when I looked like a 1940’s starlet (well, it was the 1940’s), I did for a while look like a regular septuagenarian and not the “Rock Mutton” that I am now known as. But that was before “Pimp My Nan”, the less well-known spin-off of “Pimp My Ride” and without the excruciatingly annoying Tim Westwood. I have to say, the hardest part was persuading Martin Degville of Sigue Sigue Sputnik to part with his trademark hat – the piercings were a piece of cake after that! Then, after the judicious use of some blue hair

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stuff from Time*Bomb and the addition of a nice badge saying “I’m normal – please date me” the transformation was complete. And not a moment too soon I might add, as I was very excited about the phenomenon that is Punkstock. Having rescued my old bondage trousers from the loft and pinned the moth holes together with safety pins I set off for Walkabout to see what all the fuss was about. Now usually I get in free to all these events, but I insisted on paying my way this time because it was for charity, raising money for Parkinson’s and Marie Curie Cancer Care. I arrived just as Dead IDentities started their set, which just about numbed my ears for the rest of the night! I kind of missed The Loyalties due to having to hold up a wayward drummer with a Hangover and adjudicate on a table football match but


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I caught Drongos for Europe who were operating a kind of payto-play system – the crowd put money in the collecting tin and they played. The headline band GBH then hit the stage. I decided not to brave the mosh-pit but I needn’t have worried as everyone was the epitome of politeness and consideration, even mid-mosh. DJ Richie Hudson and I spent a happy 20 minutes reminiscing about our memories of punk’s heyday, until we worked out that according to the local press Richie wasn’t actually born at the time, whereupon he was forced to admit that he’d made the whole lot up. Thanks must go to Kat for all her hard work organising the event and to everyone who went for making it such a fun night. £1800 was raised for charity which makes it all the more special. Latest news is they’re planning another bash for next year – can’t wait for that. Other than that, it’s been a bit of a quiet month musically but The Brief have been continuing to provide quality rock nights where I have been enthusiastically swapping haircare tips with Godsized guitarist Tim O’Tey, sorry, Neil. His magnificent mane never ceases to amaze and is the envy of most of the girls (and boys for that matter) in the crowd. Don’t miss Godsized headlining at the Clapham Grand on 15th August along with, amongst others, the oddly named Todger. And finally, we mustn’t forget the Ship’s Battle of the Bands competition, which as I write, is warming up nicely (actually it was a little too warm on Tuesday). Once again, I’ve been getting under the judges’ (including your bonsai editor) feet, making bands do strange things with cans of beer and generally making a damn nuisance of myself. The quality of the bands is awesome – it makes me very glad that I live in Croydon (well something has to) and thankful too that we have the Ship to repair to at the end of a hard day’s work. Anyway folks, that’s all for another month. Catch up with my antics at www.myspace.com/auntiemay99 or I’ll see you at the bar. Auntie May returns next month Pix: previous page: GBH. This page top left Drongos For Europe, bottom left The Loyalties, below, Dead IDentities

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Stockists: CENTRAL CROYDON: • Bar Red Square • Bar Se7en • Beanos Records • Bedford Tavern • Beer Circus • Black Sheep Bar • Brief • Bull’s Head • Clocktower (Tourist Info) • Dog & Bull • Eagle • Fairfield Halls • Goose on the Market • Gun Tavern • Green Dragon • Loop • Milan Bar • Mojama • Natterjacks (St George’s Walk) • Royal Standard • Ship • Spreadeagle • Steelpoint Tattoo • Strictly UK (Tramms) • Surrey Cricketers • Tiger Tiger • Timebomb Clothing (St George’s Walk) • Walkabout • Yates’s Wine Lodge EAST CROYDON: • Alma Tavern • Builders Arms • Glamorgan • Orchard • Oval • Porter & Sorter • Tramlink Info Centre • Warehouse Theatre WEST CROYDON: • Bird in Hand • Bodyworks Whitehorse Rd • Davys Wine Bar • Oakfield Tavern • Old Derby

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Pick up your copy of Wired from any of these 150odd lovely places:

(Pitlake) • Sun • Windmill SOUTH END & SOUTH CROYDON: • Bar R • Croham Arms • Crown & Pepper • Crown & Sceptre • Duke’s Head • E Bar • Earl of Eldon • Edge • Folly • Jalalis • Kays Off Licence • LA Fitness (Royal Oak) • La Spezia Deli (Old Pharmacy - Swan & Sugarloaf) • Laithwaite’s Wines (opp. Windsor Castle) • Peking Tasty • Purley Arms • Rail View • Red Deer • Sackville Gallery • Scream Studios • Stag & Hounds • Sth Croydon BR • Swan & Sugarloaf • Treehouse • Royal Oak • Rupali • Ruskin House • Unwins (Swan & Sugarloaf) • Wheelwrights Arms • Windsor Castle • Woodman • Zizzi PURLEY: • Baan Thai • Brass Monkey • Coffee Bay Sandwich Bar (by Purley BR) • Elliott’s • Jolly Farmers • Las Fuentes • Rectory • Purley BR

• Purley Oaks BR • Station Cars (Purley BR) • Bombay Blue PURLEY WAY: • Gipsy Moth • Premier Travel Inn Hotel KENLEY: • Kenley BR • Kenley Arms SANDERST’D: • Sanderstead BR • Stones Hair Salon • Wine Cellar SHIRLEY: • Cricketers • Crown • Sandrock • Shirley Inn • Surprise Inn • Vinyl Resting Place FORESTDALE: • Forestdale Arms • McDermott’s Fish Restaurant WARLINGHAM: • Greenacres Sports Club WHYTELEAFE: • Whyteleafe Tavern SELHURST: • Pepperton UK • Two Brewers THORNTON HEATH: • The Lord Napier WOODSIDE GREEN: • Beehive

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ARE YOU... In a band? A DJ? Running an event? In an establishment we’ve missed? Just dying to tell us something? Then let us know! Standard what’s on listings are FREE! Deadline for inclusion in September issue 22 August 2008 e-mail: angela@deeplondon.co.uk

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what’s on Every Day: • Exhibition: Hadrian: Empire and Conflict Until 26 October 2008 This special exhibition will explore the life, love and legacy of Rome’s most enigmatic emperor, Hadrian (reigned AD 117–138). Ruling an empire that comprised much of Europe, northern Africa and the Middle East, Hadrian was a capable and, at times, ruthless military leader. He realigned borders and quashed revolt, stabilising a territory critically overstretched by his predecessor, Trajan. Hadrian had a great passion for architecture and Greek culture. His extensive building programme included the Pantheon in Rome, his villa in Tivoli and the city of Antinoopolis, which he founded and named after his male lover Antinous. This unprecedented exhibition will provide fresh insight into the sharp contradictions of Hadrian’s character and challenges faced during his reign. Objects from 28 museums worldwide and finds from recent excavations will be shown together for the first time to reassess his legacy, which remains strikingly relevant today. Daily 10.00–17.30 (last entry 16.20) Open late on Thursdays and Fridays until 20.30 (last entry 19.20) Adult £12.00 BM Friends Free Child 16-18 £10.00 Child under 16 Free when accompanied by a paying adult Students £10.00 Family (2 adults and up to 3 children under 18) £25.00 Disabled person £10.00 (+ free admission for a carer) Groups From £9.50 per person (8 or more people, advanced telephone booking only) Art Fund member £6.00 The British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG www.britishmuseum.org • Exhibition: Jack The Ripper and the East End Until 2 November 2008 The first exhibition to explore the Jack the Ripper murders and their legacy. From police files and photographs to letters from the public and the supposed Ripper himself, examine, for the first time, surviving documents and artefacts from the investigation and follow the

Something to do every night of the week, Yay! crimes as they unfolded. Adults: £7, Children £5 (not recommended for kids under 12) Booking: 0844 980 2151 Museum in Docklands, West India Quay, London, E14 4AL www.museumindocklands.org.uk/ jacktheripper

Every Monday: • Market: Surrey Street London’s oldest continuously running market since 1276, with fruit and veg, bits and pieces, meat and fish, hot food, all sorts. Monday - Saturday. Surrey Street, Croydon www.surreystreetmarket.com • Music: Free Your Voice World a capella singing drop-in. Beginners 6.30pm, intermediate 7.45pm. Workshop rooms at The Clocktower, Katharine Street. For more details phone Cate on 020 8683 4737 or e-mail catherine@naturalvoice.net. • Music: Folk and Blues Club From 8pm. Prices vary depending on artist. Call Brian on 0208 698 5322 for further info. Licensed bar. Ruskin House,Coombe Road, CRO. • Music: Big Beer Band The 8 million Big Beer Band musicians have shifted their weekly residency to the Brief. From 9pm ish TheBrief, George Street, Croyodn • Club: Manic Mondays 241 on Reef, VK, Carling, Becks. Free entry before 11pm. 8pm-1am. Reflex, 7-9 Park St, CR0. 020 8774 5911 • Games: Free Pool Every Monday at The Alma. The Alma Tavern 129 Lower Addiscombe Rd, CR0, 020 8654 5842 • Club: Members’ Night Half price drinks ‘til midnight for those registered with our new membership system. Featuring DJ set from The Katie and Alex Show. Black Sheep Bar, 68 High St, CR0. 020 8680 2233. www.blacksheepbar.com www.myspace.com/blacksheepbar • Lifestyle: Croydon Life Club Every Monday 7.30-9.00pm £15.00 per workshop (Concessions given) Croydon Life Club, St Mildred’s Centre Bingham Road, Addiscombe, CR0 7EB More info visit: www.lifeclubs.co.uk 21

• Dance: Ballroom & Latin American Ballroom and latin American classes with stars from BB1 show “Strictly Come Dancing” Fairfield Halls Croydon on Monday evenings for all abilities. 8 week course. Booking essential. Telephone 07944 931130, www.karenhardystudios.com

Every Tuesday: • Market: Surrey Street London’s oldest continuously running market since 1276, with fruit and veg, bits and pieces, meat and fish, hot food, all sorts. Monday - Saturday. Surrey Street, Croydon www.surreystreetmarket.com • Fitness: Yoga Classes Every Tuesday from 7.30pm-9pm. £5 a class for 6 sessions. Beginners welcome. 140 Brighton Road, Purley. 0208 763 2629 • Club: Now That’s What I Call Tuesdays 241 on Reef, VK, Carling, Becks. Free entry before 11pm. 8pm-1am. Reflex, 7-9 Park St, CR0. 020 8774 5911 • Dance: Belly Dancing Come and join the fun every Tuesday. Classes are for women only and suitable for all ages, sizes and levels of ability. Make sure you wear comfortable clothing and bring a scarf to tie around your hips to really get you in the mood! Open level - suitable for all 6pm7.15pm In depth class - suitable for experienced dancers only: 7.30pm8.45pm. £7 per class. Call Charlotte Desorgher on 01342 850423 The Green Room, Fairfield Halls, Park Lane, Croydon, CR9 1DG. Box Office: 020 8688 9291 www.fairfield.co.uk • Dance: Ceroc Learn to Ceroc every Tuesday in the Arnhem Gallery. Ceroc is an exciting and stylish modern partner dance which can be performed to all types of music. It’s very easy to pick up, no special clothes are required and you don’t need to bring a partner as we make sure everyone mixes together. Beginners: 8pm; Intermediate: 9pm Freestyle: 9.30pm-11pm Membership £2, Admission £6 For further info tel: 020 8466 5030


what’s on or visit: www.cerockent.com Fairfield Halls, Park Lane, Croydon, CR9 1DG. Box Office: 020 8688 9291 www.fairfield.co.uk • Quiz: The Builders Arms General knowledge quiz, always well supported, from 9pm. The Builders Arms • Quiz: Bar R Fiendishly difficult Pop Quiz. Kicks off around 8.30pm. Bar R, 73 South End, CR0. 020 8667 1308. • Quiz: The Sandrock Music/general knowledge quiz from 8.30pm every Tuesday. The Sandrock, Upper Shirley Rd, Shirley, CR0. 020 8662 1931. • Quiz: The Crown From 8.30pm The Crown, 28 Wickham Road, Shirley, 020 8662 7801 • Quiz: Dog and Bull from 9ish. The Dog and Bull, Surrey Street, Croydon • Club: Beautiful People Beautiful people is on every Tuesday night. This long running alternative night continues to leap ahead having been ahead of the pack in the past playing nu-metal and screamo we are now moving into playing a majority of emo. Our recent celebrity visitors have included My Chemical Romance (we were first UK club to play them) and Alkaline trio alongside them we championed Fallout Boy and Panic at the Disco. Resident DJ Zoe Urchin also blends in ska (Mad Caddies to Specials to Desmond Dekker) and punk ( Undertones to Afi to Green day to Minor Threat) some new school rock (Trivium to Queens of stone age) and a pinch of hip hop and dance (Pendulum to Kano). Drinks deals are an unbeatable £2 for Jack daniels and coke, £1.50 for house spirits and two bottled beers for £3 11pm-3am. £3 flyer/conc before midnight £5 after or otherwise all night theres a full listing, downlaodable flyer, photo gallery , Djs picks and links to our my space page www.wolfshead.co.uk Metro, Basement 19 Oxford Street London W1, www.wolfshead.co.uk • Club: Common People The best indie night in your life! EVER! £1 entry before 10pm, £2 after, £1

drinks till 11pm! Black Sheep Bar, 68 High St, CR0. 020 8680 2233. www.blacksheepbar.com www.myspace.com/blacksheepbar

Every Wednesday: • Market: Surrey Street London’s oldest continuously running market since 1276, with fruit and veg, bits and pieces, meat and fish, hot food, all sorts. Monday - Saturday. Surrey Street, Croydon www.surreystreetmarket.com • Dance: Salsa Lessons No partner is required and beginners will find a fun and friendly introduction to latin moves. All levels catered for. Lessons start at 8.00pm and cost £6. Club enterance is free. Info : 0208 688 0934 Bar Latino, 48 Park St, CR0. 0208 688 0934. www.barlatino.co.uk • Event: Pool Competition Weekly pool competition. Entrants must register before 7pm on the night, comp starts 7.30. Free buffet for entrants and £30 bar tab for the winner. Green Dragon, 58-60 High St, CR0 1NA. 020 8667 0684 • Karaoke: The Old Derby From 7pm. Old Derby, 44 Pitlake, CRO. 020 8688 5674. • Club: Club Camp GAY night at the sheep with cabaret at 11pm + electro, sleeze and cheese till late from Linton. Doors at 8pm, £5 after 9pm www.blacksheepbar.com/clubcamp. Black Sheep Bar, 68 High St, CR0. 020 8680 2233. www.blacksheepbar.com www.myspace.com/blacksheepbar

Every Thursday: • Market: Surrey Street London’s oldest continuously running market since 1276, with fruit and veg, bits and pieces, meat and fish, hot food, all sorts. Monday - Saturday. Surrey Street, Croydon www.surreystreetmarket.com • Music: Live Jazz Every Thursday lunchtime from 12.30pm. FREE! Cafe Opera, Croydon Clocktower, Katharine Street, CR0. 020 8253 1030. www.croydon.gov.uk/clocktower 22

• Music: The New Delta Big Band From Ellington to Herman, big band jazz at its best! 8.15pm to 11pm. FREE! Every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month. The Lord Napier, 111 Beulah Road, Thornton Heath CR7. 020 8653 2286 • Music: The Brian Hetherington Jazz Band Listen or jive to the authentic rythyms of New Orleans. 8.30pm-11pm. FREE! Every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month. The Lord Napier, 111 Beulah Road, Thornton Heath CR7. 020 8653 2286 • Music: Open Mic at The Good Companions, Hamsey Green, South Croydon, every Thursday 8.30 p.m. Musicians ( Guitarists or others with any ‘reasonable’ instrument ), Duo’s, Trios, Singers, welcome Tel: 0208 6576655. wwwthegoodcompanions.com The Good Companions, Hamsey Green, South Croydon • Quiz: Red Deer Every Thursday from 9pm. Red Deer, 279 Brighton Rd, CR2. 020 8760 0131 • Club: Xplosive The Wolfshead alternative mafia try a new night at this poular South London bar known up until now for its dance events just around the corner from Brixton tube. Into its plush surroundings will come DJ Zoe Urchin and guests cunningly blendingly together an eclectic romp through the alternative genre featuring indie (Arctics to White Stripes), emo, (My Chemical Romance to Panic at the Dsico), alternative rock ( System of a Down to Green Day), punk (Misfits to Blink 182) ,ska ( Specials to Less than jake)and alternative dance (Pendulum to Kanye). Drinks deals are Jack daniels and coke £2.50, house spirits and mixer £2.00 and 2 selected beers for £3. 10pm- 3am £3 before midnight, £5 after less for students/flyers/members. flyer to download at website www.wolfshead.co.uk Tongue and Groove, 50 Atlantic Road Brixton • Club: Discotek Midweek gay music club with world class music. Two rooms of music every Thursday with 'The Phunked Up Disco'


what’s on in the lounge and pumping house vibes in the main room. Resident DJs Femi B, Jeffrey Hinton, Luke Hope, Guy Williams, Paul Heron, Tom McMillan, plus international and UK guests. Weekly pre-party @ The Edge and Candy Bar (from 2100) The End, 18 West Central St London WC1A 1JJ. 020 7419 9199 www.endclub.com • Club: Rock Night South London’s biggest and best rock night. Live music every Thursday from 8-9.30. FREE before 10pm and most drinks are at happy hour prices till 9pm...what more do you want?! Bands are followed by DJ Tony X. Black Sheep Bar, 68 High St, CR0. 020 8680 2233. www.blacksheepbar.com www.myspace.com/blacksheepbar • Dance: Salsa De Cuba with Leo & Co. Classes from 8pm followed by club salsa until 1am. The Norbury Complex, 1300 London Road, Croydon. 020 8679 0632. • Dance: Simply Salsa Learn to dance salsa every Thursday. Beginners welcome. No partner required. Classes from 7.30pm, club til midnight. Admission £7.00 class and club, £3.00 club only. It’s fun and friendly, monthly Sunday’s also!! For further info. simplysalsa@ukonline.co.uk 07957 431216 or 07759 584591 The Treehouse, South End, Croydon • Dance: Clog Dancing Free taster sessions for newcomers to try out some lively N.W. English clog team dances - wear trainers or similar footwear. Musicians with portable acoustic instruments always welcome too. PLEASE CALL BEFORE HEADING OUT, as some Thursdays this night is not on. 8.30 pm. FREE! Call 020 8654 5211/020 8657 4056 (eves.) for details United Reformed Church Hall, corner Enmore/Cobden Road, S. Norwood • Dance: Morris Dancing North Wood Morris Men are teaching Men's Morris to complete beginners on Thursday evenings at the Scout Hut in Purley Park Road at 8.15 pm and newcomers are welcome (first call 020 8668 1830) see www.northwoodmorris.org.uk • Dance: Soca / Calypso Beginners welcome and rum punch served! The Newton Arms, 175 Queens Road, Croydon, 020 8684 7654

• Dance: The South East London Lindy Hop Club Come and learn to dance Lindy Hop (Jitterbug) like they did in the 1940's. No partner required and Caron and Steve specialise in helping those with two left feet get together with those with two right. Doors open 7.30pm Beginners Class 7.45pm Intermediate Class 8.30pm Freestyle (practice) 9.15pm The Royston Club, 85 Royston Road Penge, London, SE20 7QW www.52ndstreetjump.co.uk • Karaoke: Arkwrights Wheel All together now... Arkwrights Wheel, 151 North End, CR0. 020 8649 8638. • Karaoke: Dukes Head More singing shenanigans. Dukes Head, 14 South End, CR0. 020 8680 9728. • Karaoke: Selhurst Arms Thursday night would appear to be karaoke night bleedin’ everywhere... From 8pm. Selhurst Arms, Selhurst Rd, SE25. • Quiz: Bar R Relaxed, friendly and entertaining general knowledge quiz, every Thursday from 8.30pm, open until 1am. See review in August’s Wired. Bar Rendezvous, 73 South End, CR0. 020 8667 1308. • Quiz: Purley Arms Quiz-a-rama, every Thursday from 8.30pm, £1 in for cash prizes + other goodies. Purley Arms, 345 Brighton Road, South Croydon, 020 8686 3792 • Quiz: Cricketers General knowlegde quiz with £50 prize. The Cricketers, 47 Shirley Rd, CR0 7ER 020 8655 3507 • Music: Boulevard Live music while you eat. Boulevard, 7-8 Ruskin Parade, Selsdon Road, South Croydon. 020 8649 9990. • Music: Open Mic Quiz Night at The Good Companions 8.00 p.m. ww.thegoodcompanions.com Limpsfield Road, South Croydon 0208 657 6655 • Club: Roller Disco 8pm-12am. £10 inc skate hire. Classic disco, funky house and r’n’b over three rooms, on wheels. Call before setting out to make sure it’s on! Canvas, Bagley’s Studios, King’s Cross Freight Depot, York Way, London N1 OUZ. 020 7833 8301. www.rollerdisco.info 23

• Quiz: The Valley - NEW! From 9.00pm Mike K’s general knowledge quiz The Valley, 76 Croydon Road, Caterham

Every Friday: • Market: Surrey Street London’s oldest continuously running market since 1276, with fruit and veg, bits and pieces, meat and fish, hot food, all sorts. Monday - Saturday. Surrey Street, Croydon www.surreystreetmarket.com • Market: Indoor Market clothes, cards, bric-a-brac, toys, jewellery + a cafe serving teas, coffee, rolls, sandwiches etc. 7.30am-12 noon. Kenley Memorial Hall , Godstone Road, Kenley (between shops & police station) Bus route 407. For further info call 020 8668 1648 • Photography: Camera Club Camera Club meeting in West Croydon every Friday night welcomes visitors and new members. Full programme of events including print/slide talks, portrait evenings, competitions, etc. Ample parking. Contact Colin on 020 8665 1678. Visit www.thorntonheathcameraclub.co.uk • Club: E-Bar 8pm-2am. The E-Bar, 20 South End, Croydon, CR0 1DN • Club: DJ Night - NEW Every Friday. Pistols, Brighton Road, Coulsdon • Club: Indie-pendance South Londons biggest and best indie night every Friday. Resident DJ Zoe Urchin (Club X, Alien-nation) plays eclectic guitar driven grooves comprising the godfathers of indie (Oasis, Stone Roses, Radiohead), new school indie (Kaisers, Kasabian and Bloc party) and retro (Ramones to Beach Boys). Drinks promos and the usual friendly sheepers. Black Sheep Bar, 68 High St, CR0. www.blacksheepbar.com 020 8680 2233. • Club: Upstairs DJ's including Louis from Choice FM. Drink promotion from 9pm - 11pm with all house spirits £2. The only club in Croydon licensed until 3am. Entry £3 before 11pm and £5 after. Free entry to diners of the restaurant. Guest list and venue hire available, please contact 020 8688 9837 for details.


what’s on www.treehousepeople.com Upstairs, above Treehouse restaurant 78 South End, CR0 020 8688 9837 • Music: DJ Party Night The Newton Arms, 175 Queens Road, Croydon, 020 8684 7654 • Karaoke: Karaoke Madness Singalong fun with Jerry Baker & Co in the bar from 9pm. The Norbury, The Norbury Complex, 1300 London Road, Croydon. 020 8679 0632. • Club: Club Zone following on from Karaoke Madness is Club Zone @ The Edge Nightclub playing club & party classics with guest DJs, open til 3am. The Edge Nightclub, The Norbury Complex, 1300 London Road, Croydon. 020 8679 0632. • Club: Dj Steve Mapp in the main room Dj Mark B in Surfers All Drinks £1.50 5pm to 9pm Dress code: Smart casual. Walkabout, Crown Hill, Croydon • Disco: Twinkle-Toes Music from the 50s to present with DJ Twinkle-Toes. 5pm-close.. Old Derby, 44 Pitlake, CRO. 020 8688 5674. • Karaoke: Forestdale Arms Featherbed Lane, CR0. 020 8651 1260. • Karaoke: Swan & Sugarloaf Swan and Sugarloaf, 1 Brighton Rd, CR0. 020 8686 2562 • Karaoke: The Norbury From 9pm. The Norbury Complex, 1300 London Road, Croydon. 020 8679 0632. • Music: Alma Tavern Live music. Alma Tavern, 129 Lwr Addiscombe Rd, CR0. 020 8654 5842. • Music: Oakfield Tavern Live music every Friday Oakfield Tavern, 166 St James’ Rd, CR0. 020 8684 1743. • Music: Jolly Farmers Live music every Friday Jolly Farmers, 7 High Street, Purley (on Purley Cross) 020 8660 2076 • Singles: Swan & Sugarloaf Over 30 single’s night in the function room. Swan and Sugarloaf, 1 Brighton Rd, CR0. 020 8686 2562 • Music: Mama K’s Blues Bar Mama K's blues bar, run by local blues/rock musicians, open jam from 8 pm, full backline provided. Main band 10pm. Licensed bar. £2 entry. Ruskin House,Coombe Road, CRO. 020 8661 0183

• Club: Roller Disco 7pm-3am. £12.50 inc skate hire. Classic disco, funky house and r’n’b over three rooms, on wheels. Call before setting out to make sure it’s on! Canvas, Bagley’s Studios, King’s Cross Freight Depot, York Way, London N1 OUZ. 020 7833 8301. www.rollerdisco.info

Every Saturday: • Market: Surrey Street London’s oldest continuously running market since 1276, with fruit and veg, bits and pieces, meat and fish, hot food, all sorts. Monday - Saturday. Surrey Street, Croydon www.surreystreetmarket.com • Dance: Bollywood Groove & Bhangra Funky and energetic dance class. Beginners and improvers welcome. Come along and bring your friends. From 12.30pm – 1.30pm. £5 a class. Free parking available. Ground Floor, Dance & Drama Studio Archbishop Lanfranc, Croydon, Surrey, CR9 3AS. Tel: 020 8776 1717 or 07932 530 370 • Games: Pool Competition From 3pm. Old Derby, 44 Pitlake, CR0. 020 8688 5674. • Games: Pool / Domino Tournaments in the afternoon - call for more details. The Newton Arms, 175 Queens Road, Croydon, 020 8684 7654 • Music: DJ Party Night The Newton Arms, 175 Queens Road, Croydon, 020 8684 7654 • Music: Jolly Farmers Live music every Saturday Jolly Farmers, 7 High Street, Purley (on Purley Cross) 020 8660 2076 • Disco: 70’s & 80’s. Swan and Sugarloaf, 1 Brighton Rd, CR0. 020 8686 2562 • Club: Saturday Night With Linton and Friends A plethora of musical carnage from the beast of butch and his followers… Dance floor fillers, cheese and sleaze. Open til stupid-o’clock in the morning. Black Sheep Bar, 68 High St, CR0. 020 8680 2233. www.blacksheepbar.com www.myspace.com/blacksheepbar • Club: The Big Double Classic hits in the bar from 9pm 24

followed by guest acts and DJs at The Edge, open til 3am. The Norbury & The Edge Nightclub. The Norbury Complex, 1300 London Road, Croydon. 020 8679 0632 • Club: Dj Andy B in the main room & Dj Randy T in surfers All drinks £1.50 7pm to 9pm Dress code: Smart casual. Walkabout, Crown Hill, Croydon • Club: Upstairs See ‘Every Friday’ for full details. Upstairs, above Treehouse restaurant 78 South End, CR0, 020 8688 9837 • Karaoke: Oakfield Tavern Oakfield Tavern, 166 St James Rd, CR0 2UZ. 020 8684 1743 • Music: Live Music - NEW Every Saturday. Pistols, Brighton Road, Coulsdon

Every Sunday: • Music: Sunday Sessions The best in alternative dance and live music every Sunday: 1st Sunday of the month is red room open mic night www.myspace.com/the_room_of_red 2nd Sunday is bangers (the only hip hop night in croydon) the following Sundays are a mixture of bands and djs (check out the listings for more details) Black Sheep Bar, 68 High St, CR0. 020 8680 2233. www.blacksheepbar.com www.myspace.com/blacksheepbar • Music: Jam Night All singers and musicians welcome. From 6pm. FREE! The Royal Oak, Royal Oak Centre, Brighton Road, South Croydon, www.theroyaloak.piczo.com • Music: Easy Jazz From 1.30 p.m. to about 4 Come along and listen, or play Tel: 0208 6602076 www.jollyfarmers-purley.co.uk The Jolly Farmers, on ‘Purley Cross’, Purley • Music: Open Mic Acoustic ‘ Open Mike’ night at The Jolly Farmers, Purley, every Sunday 8.45 p.m. Tel: 0208 6602076 www.jollyfarmers-purley.co.uk The Jolly Farmers, on ‘Purley Cross’, Purley


what’s on • Quiz: Good Companions Quiz Night at The Good Companions 8.00 p.m. www.thegoodcompanions.com Limpsfield Road, South Croydon 0208 657 6655 • Music: Open Mic All welcome! The Newton Arms, 175 Queens Road, Croydon, 020 8684 7654 • Disco: Twinkle-Toes DJ Twinkle-Toes plays out your requests. 12pm-7pm. Old Derby, 44 Pitlake, CRO. 020 8688 5674. • Karaoke: Karaoke Madness With Jacko and Co + DJ in the bar til 1am. The Norbury Complex, 1300 London Road, Croydon. 020 8679 0632 • Club: Medusa RnB, Latino House, Soulful Garage. See Thursdays for DJ Lineup. Strictly over 21s. Dress Code ‘Ladies - Sexy, Men - Smart’. 9pm-12am. FREE before 10.30, £5 after. 3 The Arcade, 32-34 High St, CR0. 020 8686 3367. www.medusa.co.uk • Club: Disco Gold Until 1am. FREE! before 10pm. The Edge Nightclub. The Norbury Complex, 1300 London Road, Croydon. 020 8679 0632 • Club: Croydon Backgammon Club Sundays from 8PM. Ruskin House, Coombe Road, Croydon • Quiz: Forestdale Arms Weekly music quiz. Forestdale Arms, Featherbed Lane, CR0. 020 8651 1260 • Quiz: The Crown From 8.30pm The Crown, 28 Wickham Road, Shirley, 020 8662 7801 • Karaoke: When Will I Be Famous Karaoke at the 80’s bar. 241 on Bud, Carling, VK, Reef. 8pm-12.30am. Reflex, 7-9 Park St, CR0 020 8774 5911 • Music: Folk and Blues Club From 7pm. £2 entry. Licensed bar. Call Gary for further info on 01737 553493 Ruskin House, Coombe Road, CRO • Quiz: The Rail View Every Sunday from 8.30pm. The Rail View 188 Selsdon Rd, CR2 020 8688 2315 • Quiz: The Kenley Hotel From 9.00pm Mike K’s general knowledge quiz The Kenley Hotel, 68, Godstone Road, Kenley CR8 5AA

Don’t forget to check out the weekly what’s on • Music: Live New Orleans Jazz Every Sunday 12.30 - 2.30pm at The Lord Napier Jazz Pub. Entry £2, dance floor, raffle, great atmosphere at one of the longest running Jazz Pubs in Great Britain The Lord Napier, 111 Beulah Road, Thornton Heath CR7. 020 8653 2286

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Friday 01 August • Music: Scamp + The Startovers + Smudge A Frantic Promotion. 8pm. £3. The Brief, 48 George Street, Croydon, CR0 1PD. www.myspace.com/franticpromotions • Club: WTF Indie, Rock n Roll, Electro and New Wave with DJ ZOE URCHIN (Club X, Alien Nation). Free entry before 10pm. Black Sheep Bar, 68 High St, CR0. 020 8680 2233. www.blacksheepbar.com www.myspace.com/blacksheepbar • Club: Party NIght (Theme tbc) Full on Fridays every week all drinks £2 from 5pm to midnight Walkabout Croydon,12-18 Crown Hill Church street, Surrey, CR0 1RZ Tel: 0208 680 5559 www.myspace.com/walkaboutcroydon www.walkabout.eu.com • Club: Release The Pressure DJ Andy Harris hosts a mix of the best party anthems from the 70s, 80s and 90s to the present plus a sprinkling of the hits of today, every Friday 6pm-3am. Admission members £3 / Guests £5


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Pick Of The Month • Festival: Scream Festival Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th August Saturday: The 23 Enigma, Bundle of Id, Shivery, Earodynamics, Valhalla, Mordecai, Misguided Sunday: SolidState, Wonk Unit, Illustrated Youth, Silversky, Jay Gipson, Junk Time Party, Wake, With Stones In before 11pm more after Dress Code: No caps, tracksuits, or hooded tops. Jeans and trainers ok. Loop, 12 Crown Hill, Croydon, CR0 1RZ 020 8760 7000. www.looppoolbar.com • Music: DJ Benny Many Hats indie, classics and ska - downstairs. The Green Dragon, 58-60 High Street, Croydon, CRO 1NA www.myspace.com/greendragonpub • Music: Robin Bibi Live music at the JollyFarmers. 9.30pm The Jolly Farmers, 7 Purley Rd, Purley Surrey CR8 2HA, 020 8660 2076 www.jollyfarmers-purley.co.uk • Music: Acts tbc Live music every Friday and Saturday The Brief, George Street, Croydon www.myspace.com/thebriefcroydon

Sat 02 • Club: DJ Linton Dance Bombs. Funk Rockets. Beat Seeking Missiles. Never Outgunned. DJ LINTON serves up the biggest dancefloor monsters. Doors 7pm. Black Sheep Bar, 68 High St, CR0. 020 8680 2233. www.blacksheepbar.com www.myspace.com/blacksheepbar • Music: DJs Heavy Mellow Jazz, funk and more from Djs Heavy Mellow. Downstairs. FREE! The Green Dragon, 58-60 High Street, Croydon, CRO 1NA www.myspace.com/greendragonpub • Music: Act tbc Live music at the Walkabout Walkabout Croydon,12-18 Crown Hill Church street, Surrey, CR0 1RZ Tel: 0208 680 5559 www.myspace.com/walkaboutcroydon www.walkabout.eu.com • Music: Live Rock Bands tbc Every Saturday night. The Gun Tavern, 83 Church Street, Croydon 020 8667 1472

His Pockets + Acoustic stage acts on both days including Tom Janssen, Jay Gipson, Dave Noir, With Stones In His Pockets, Dave Sears and more tbc. From midday. £2 in for each day. The Brief, George Street, Croydon www.screamstudios.net

• Music: Skamonics Frantic Promotions presents a Ska Dance night with Skamonics + Ska DJs. 8pm-1am. £4. The Brief, 48 George Street, Croydon, CR0 1PD. www.myspace.com/franticpromotions

• Music: Dazed and Confused Live music at the JollyFarmers. 9.45pm The Jolly Farmers, 7 Purley Rd, Purley Surrey CR8 2HA, 020 8660 2076 www.jollyfarmers-purley.co.uk • Club: Hub JOIN US FOR SATURDAY WHERE ONLY THE BEST DJS, PERCUSSIONISTS & SOUND SYSTEMS WILL ENSURE A PACKED HOUSE OF SOPHISTICATED GLAMOUR PUSSES.LONG BAR- JOIN RESIDENT DJS FROM MOJAMA, JC AND JUNIOR JACK PROVING THAT ITS THE MUSIC THAT REALLY COUNTS BAR - RESIDENT LAURENCE NELSON, DEVIOUS DAVE & JASON FEIST TAKE IT IN TURNS TO SEX UP SATURDAY NIGHT WITH CLUB ANTHEMS AND HOUSE. JOIN US FROM 8PM AND TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR HAPPY HOUR PRICES TILL LATE. FREE B410.30PM AND £5 AFTER FOR GUEST LIST BOOTH BOOKINGS AND PARTIES CALL NIKKI ON 02086805500 Hub, 80-88 High Street, Croydon 02086805500 www.hubcroydon.com • Club: DJ Rob Delta playing a gargantuan mix of 60s + 70s soul, blues, rock, funk, jazz, latin, psychedelia, reggae & ska every 1st Saturday of the month. 8pm. FREE! The Oval Tavern, 131 Oval Road, East Croydon, CR0 1BR, 020 8686 6023 www.myspace.com/ovaltavern • Club: Where Angels Play Loop Bar Croydon is proud to present Where Angels Play - an amazing launch party that has got all House heads buzzing. Boasting a fantstic line up to celebrate a history of house we deliver nothing less than a spectacular night of funky, electro and classic house tunes with some of the finest DJs Croydon has to offer This is a night not to be missed. Ed Smoove (Belisima) James Browne (Passion FM)

Tommy Mac (Pacha/M.O.S.) Ceri Cross (resident) Rupert Romaro (resident) 9pm-3am. Members and guests: £5 before 11pm / £6 after 11pm Guest List info: 07886 772 651 Email: whereangelsplay@hotmail.co.uk Loop, 12 Crown Hill, Croydon, CR0 1RZ 020 8760 7000. www.looppoolbar.com • Gay: Brighton Pride Main Parade and Park Event. See www.brightonpride.org for details. • Film: Brokeback Mountain Part of the Somerset House Summer Screen. Outdoor film fun. ‘Arrive early, relax and soak up the atmosphere before the film with good food, drinks and DJs. A range of delicious, seasonal food will be available to buy on site, and there will be a bar serving alcohol and coffee. You are also welcome to bring your own picnic, but no bottles, glass or cans are allowed. Doors open at 18.30. DJs will play from 19.30 and films begin at 21.15 as darkness falls. There is no fixed seating, but you are welcome to bring rugs, blankets or small cushions to sit on. No chairs or portable furniture are allowed, blow-up or otherwise! Rugs will also be available to buy at a cost of £10 or £15. Screenings take place in the open air and will continue except in extreme weather conditions. Tickets around £12.50 Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 1LA www.somersethouse.org.uk • Music: Acts tbc Live music every Friday and Saturday The Brief, George Street, Croydon www.myspace.com/thebriefcroydon

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Don’t forget to check out the weekly what’s on... floor, raffle, great atmosphere at one of the longest running Jazz Pubs in Great Britain The Lord Napier, 111 Beulah Road, Thornton Heath CR7. 020 8653 2286 • Music: Live Jazz Live jazz every Sunday 12-3.30pm. FREE! www.jazznet.co.uk for details The Green Dragon, 58-60 High Street, Croydon, CRO 1NA www.myspace.com/greendragonpub • Music: Live Blues Act tbc. Check the myspace for details. Bands start 5pm-ish Sundays and 8pm-ish Thursdays. FREE! The Oval Tavern, 131 Oval Road, East Croydon, CR0 1BR, 020 8686 6023 www.myspace.com/ovaltavern • Quiz: Two Brewers Fun general knowledge quiz. From 9pm. Two Brewers, 221 Gloucester Road, Croydon, 020 8684 3544 • Music: Open Mic Sundays Live music every Sunday The Brief, George Street, Croydon www.myspace.com/thebriefcroydon • Club: Showtime at The Sheep The best local and national live acts. www.blacksheepbar.com/sunday Black Sheep Bar, 68 High St, CR0. 020 8680 2233. www.blacksheepbar.com www.myspace.com/blacksheepbar • Club: Cloud 9 Forget chilling out - Sunday night is uplifting funky house party night... 9pm-1am. FREE admission. Dress Code: No caps, tracksuits, or hooded tops. Jeans and trainers ok. Loop, 12 Crown Hill, Croydon, CR0 1RZ 020 8760 7000. www.looppoolbar.com • Music: Acoustic Open Mic Night All singers and musicians welcome. From 8.45pm. The Jolly Farmers, 7 Purley Rd, Purley Surrey CR8 2HA, 020 8660 2076. www.jollyfarmers-purley.co.uk • Comedy: Comedy Club Every Sunday from 8pm. FREE! The Milan Bar, Grants Complex, 14-32 High Street, Croydon, 020 8603 0870 • Music: Open Mic Night With DJ Richie Timebomb. Walkabout Croydon,12-18 Crown Hill Church street, Surrey, CR0 1RZ Tel: 0208 680 5559 www.myspace.com/walkaboutcroydon www.walkabout.eu.com • Club: Sunday Jam One-off open mic jam extravaganza,

hosted by Saddam Whitesnake. Doors 7pm, free entry before 10pm, mail steph@blacksheepbar.co.uk for booking! Black Sheep Bar, 68 High St, CR0. 020 8680 2233. ww.blacksheepbar.com www.myspace.com/blacksheepbar • Film: Oh Brother Where Art Thou? Part of the Somerset House Summer Screen. ‘Arrive early, relax and soak up the atmosphere before the film with good food, drinks and DJs. A range of delicious, seasonal food will be available to buy on site, and there will be a bar serving alcohol and coffee. You are also welcome to bring your own picnic, but no bottles, glass or cans are allowed. Doors open at 18.30. DJs will play from 19.30 and films begin at 21.15 as darkness falls. There is no fixed seating, but you are welcome to bring rugs, blankets to sit on. No chairs or portable furniture are allowed, blow-up or otherwise! Rugs will also be available to buy at a cost of £10 or £15. Screenings take place in the open air and will continue except in extreme weather conditions. Tickets around £12.50 Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 1LA www.somersethouse.org.uk

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Mon 04 • Music: Croydon Jazz Band Big band jazz - 1st Monday of every month Botley Hill Farmhouse, Limpsfield Road, Warlingham Surrey, CR6 9QH. Phone: 01959 577154 email: enquiries@botleyhillfarmhouse.co.uk • Music: The Big Beer Band Every Monday from 9ish. FREE! The Brief, George Street, Croydon www.myspace.com/thebriefcroydon • Club: Members Night 50% discount until midnight - see web or ask in the bar for more details. With music from the katie & alex show Black Sheep Bar, 68 High St, CR0. 020 8680 2233. www.blacksheepbar.com www.myspace.com/blacksheepbar • Music: Croydon Folk and Blues Club From 8pm. See web for details. Croydon Folk And Blues Club, Cedar Room, Ruskin House, Coombe Road, Croydon, www.croydonfolksongclub.org.uk


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Tue 05 • Event: Wallop! Marvellous mixology from Anna and Ross, at The Oval Cocktail night every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month. The Oval Tavern, 131 Oval Road, East Croydon, CR0 1BR, 020 8686 6023 www.myspace.com/ovaltavern • Quiz: The Dog and Bull From 9pm-ish, a quiz, a game of play your cards right and a sing-song. Mental. 50p in including sarnies. See article, April issue. The Dog and Bull, Surrey Street, Croydon • Club: Common People The best indie night in your life! EVER! With The SPIV DJ’s. £1 entry before 10pm, £2 after, £1 sourz, £1.25 spirit and mixer, £1.50 (selected pints) till 11pm! myspace.com/commonpeoplesheep Black Sheep Bar, 68 High St, CR0. 020 8680 2233. ww.blacksheepbar.com www.myspace.com/blacksheepbar • Games: Poker Night Every Tuesday Walkabout Croydon,12-18 Crown Hill Church street, Surrey, CR0 1RZ Tel: 0208 680 5559 www.myspace.com/walkaboutcroydon www.walkabout.eu.com • Music: Folk Night Every 2nd Tuesday of the month - all welcome! Two Brewers, 221 Gloucester Road, Croydon, 020 8684 3544 • Music: Freedom Of Expression presents acoustic acts - tbc. From 8pm. FREE! The Green Dragon, 58-60 High Street, Croydon, CRO 1NA www.myspace.com/greendragonpub • Music: Blues Open Mic Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month. The Oval Tavern, 131 Oval Road, East Croydon, CR0 1BR, 020 8686 6023. www.myspace.com/ovaltavern • Film: Fellini’s 8 1/2 Part of the Somerset House Summer Screen. Outdoor film fun. ‘Arrive early, relax and soak up the atmosphere before the film with good food, drinks and DJs. A range of delicious, seasonal food will be available to buy on site, and there will be a bar serving alcohol and coffee. You are also welcome to bring your own picnic, but no bottles, glass or cans are allowed. Doors open at 18.30. DJs will play from

19.30 and films begin at 21.15 as darkness falls. There is no fixed seating, but you are welcome to bring rugs, blankets or small cushions to sit on. No chairs or portable furniture are allowed, blow-up or otherwise! Rugs will also be available to buy at a cost of £10 or £15. Screenings take place in the open air and will continue except in extreme weather conditions. Tickets around £12.50 Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 1LA www.somersethouse.org.uk • Booze: Great British Beer Festival Until 9 August Britain's biggest beer festival brings together a wide range of real ales, ciders, perries and international beers. There will be at least 450 beers available throughout the festival including golden ales, fruit beers, stouts, bitters and some international real lagers. As well as a great selection of beer there is also cider and perry, all available in pint, half pint and third pint measures. There's plenty to occupy you at the festival, you can play on some traditional pub games, enjoy the live music, sample some food including some good traditional pub snacks and also attend tutored beer tastings. The tutored tastings usually sell out in advance so please book these early to avoid disappointment. Smoking regulations: An outside smoking area will be available again this year at the rear of the beer hall. Drinks will have to be left inside (provision is made for this), as it is not a licensed area. Earls Court, London, 5-9 August 2008 Tue 1700 to 2230 Wed, Thu, Fri 1200 to 2230 Sat 1100 to 1900 For more details and tickets visit: www.camra.org.uk/

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what’s on • Dance: Salsa Lessons Every Wednesday from 8pm. £3. The Brief, George Street, Croydon www.myspace.com/thebriefcroydon • Quiz: The Edge New weekly quiz: gen knowledge / music / sport / missing link / mystery year. £50 bar tab to the winner. 8pm. £1 per person entry The Edge, 1 South End, Croydon • Karaoke: Walkabout bottles of Stella £1.50 all night Walkabout Croydon,12-18 Crown Hill Church street, Surrey, CR0 1RZ Tel: 0208 680 5559 www.myspace.com/walkaboutcroydon www.walkabout.eu.com • Music: Dragon’s Ball presents Arcane Roots, The Display Team. From 8pm. FREE! The Green Dragon, 58-60 High Street, Croydon, CRO 1NA www.myspace.com/greendragonpub • Film: Dr Strangelove: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb Part of the Somerset House Summer Screen. Outdoor film fun. ‘Arrive early, relax and soak up the atmosphere before the film with good food, drinks and DJs. A range of delicious, seasonal food will be available to buy on site, and there will be a bar serving alcohol and coffee. You are also welcome to bring your own picnic, but no bottles, glass or cans are allowed. Doors open at 18.30. DJs will play from 19.30 and films begin at 21.15 as darkness falls. There is no fixed seating, but you are welcome to bring rugs, blankets or small cushions to sit on. No chairs or portable furniture are allowed, blow-up or otherwise! Rugs will also be available to buy at a cost of £10 or £15. Screenings take place in the open air and will continue except in extreme weather conditions. Tickets around £12.50 Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 1LA www.somersethouse.org.uk • Booze: Great British Beer Festival Until 9 August See Tuesday 05 for details. www.camra.org.uk


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Thu 07 • Music: Live Blues Act tbc. Check the myspace for details. Bands start 5pm-ish Sundays and 8pm-ish Thursdays. FREE! The Oval Tavern, 131 Oval Road, East Croydon, CR0 1BR, 020 8686 6023 www.myspace.com/ovaltavern • Club: Cyber_Fuck Fetish Ball the return of the legendary fetish night www.blacksheepbar.com/fetish Black Sheep Bar, 68 High St, CR0. 020 8680 2233. www.blacksheepbar.com www.myspace.com/blacksheepbar • Music: The New Delta Big Band From Ellington to Herman, big band jazz at its best! 8.15pm to 11pm. FREE! Every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month. The Lord Napier, 111 Beulah Road, Thornton Heath CR7. 020 8653 2286 • Club: Hub 101 JOIN US EVERY THURSDAY FOR THE CLASSIEST VENUE IN CROYDON, YOU DONT HAVE TO BE A STUDENT TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF STUDENT PRICES. DRINKS PRICES ALL NIGHT DOUBLE VODKA REDBULL £2.50 241 ON SELECTED COCKTAILS, BOTTLED BEERS FROM £2.50. BOTTLE HOUSE WINE £8. Hub, 80-88 High Street, Croydon. 02086805500 www.hubcroydon.com • Quiz: Two Brewers Fun general knowledge quiz. From 9pm. Two Brewers, 221 Gloucester Road, Croydon, 020 8684 3544 • Quiz: JF Big Quiz From 8pm. The Jolly Farmers, 7 Purley Rd, Purley Surrey CR8 2HA, 020 8660 2076 www.jollyfarmers-purley.co.uk • Quiz: Crown and Sceptre Fun general knowledge quiz. Every Thursday from 9pm. Crown and Sceptre, 32 Junction Road, South Croydon, 020 8688 8037 • Quiz: Celebrity Pub Quiz with celebrity comedian / actor quizmaster 9pm £2 EDComedy at The Hob The Hobgoblin, 7 Devonshire Rd Forest Hill SE23, www.edcomedy.com • Club: Student Night Walkabout Croydon,12-18 Crown Hill Church street, Surrey, CR0 1RZ Tel: 0208 680 5559 www.myspace.com/walkaboutcroydon www.walkabout.eu.com

• Club: Retro Every Thursday night Loop kicks the weekend off early with DJ Ruxpin and his inimitable blend of soulful and funky house, mixed up with some classics from yesteryear. Don't forget about our unbeatable drink offers. The best happy hours in Croydon. Wannabee DJs: Thursdays are also an opportunity for wannabe DJs to showcase their talents. If this sounds like you please call the office on 020 8760 7000 or send in your CD demo to to our address marked "Retro DJ Showcase". Admission: 7pm until 1am - FREE! Dress Code: No caps, tracksuits, or hooded tops. Jeans and trainers ok. Loop, 12 Crown Hill, Croydon, CR0 1RZ 020 8760 7000. www.looppoolbar.com • Booze: Great British Beer Festival Until 9 August See Tuesday 05 for details. www.camra.org.uk • Festival: Bulldog Bash Until 10 August Europe's biggest and best biker rock festival, the Bulldog Bash takes place at the Shakespeare County Raceway on Long Marston Airfield, near Stratford Upon Avon. There are displays by

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professional drag racers and supertuned bikes, and bikers stage their own races down the strip. Highlights of the live music line-up include Fun Lovin' Criminals, The Wildhearts, Orange Goblin, The Wilko Johnson Band, Neville Staple and The Real People. Tickets £55 for the weekend. For more info see: www.bulldogbash.eu

Fri 08 • Event: Beijing Olympics Every day until August 24 Three weeks of running, jumping, shooting, wrestling... Away from the protestors though, we can watch some sports-people ripped to the tits on nandrolene winning some bits of metal on strings. Hurrah! • Club: WTF Indie, Rock n Roll, Electro and New Wave with DJ ZOE URCHIN (Club X, Alien Nation). Free entry before 10pm. Black Sheep Bar, 68 High St, CR0. 020 8680 2233. www.blacksheepbar.com www.myspace.com/blacksheepbar • Club: Party NIght (Theme tbc) Full on Fridays every week all drinks £2 from 5pm to midnight


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Don’t forget to check out the weekly what’s on... Walkabout Croydon,12-18 Crown Hill Church street, Surrey, CR0 1RZ Tel: 0208 680 5559 www.myspace.com/walkaboutcroydon www.walkabout.eu.com • Music: Stolen ID Live music at the JollyFarmers. 9.30pm The Jolly Farmers, 7 Purley Rd, Purley Surrey CR8 2HA, 020 8660 2076 www.jollyfarmers-purley.co.uk • Music: Acts tbc Live music every Friday and Saturday The Brief, George Street, Croydon www.myspace.com/thebriefcroydon • Music: DJ Benny Many Hats indie, classics and ska - downstairs. The Green Dragon, 58-60 High Street, Croydon, CRO 1NA www.myspace.com/greendragonpub • Club: Release The Pressure DJ Andy Harris hosts a mix of the best party anthems from the 70s, 80s and 90s to the present plus a sprinkling of the hits of today, every Friday 6pm-3am. Admission members £3 / Guests £5 before 11pm more after Dress Code: No caps, tracksuits, or hooded tops. Jeans and trainers ok. Loop, 12 Crown Hill, Croydon, CR0 1RZ 020 8760 7000. www.looppoolbar.com • Club: Hub LONG BAR - SOUL FUNK & DISCO BLISS; BAR - DJ HUGGY PRESENTS BUBBLEGUM CLUBBING; SUB - DEEP ELECTRO WITH JC AND JUNIOR J FROM MOJAMAS, BRINGING THE CLASSIEST CUSTOMERS FROM THE NOW CLOSED MOJAMAS. JOIN US FROM 5PM AND TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR HAPPY HOUR PRICES TILL LATE. FREE B410.30PM AND £5 AFTER FOR GUESTLIST BOOTHBOOKINGS AND PARTIES CALL NIKKI ON 02086805500 Hub, 80-88 High Street, Croydon 02086805500 www.hubcroydon.com • Festival: Underage Festival One for your anklebiters aged 14-18 years (Parents and guardians will not be permitted to enter the site but are welcome to come to the gate to ensure that young people enter the site). Featuring headliners Gallows, Foals, The Horrors, The Rascals, Bonde Do Role, The Maccabees and more. 11am opening. For more info visit www.underagefestivals.com Victoria Park, 360 Victoria Park Road,

London E9. Ticketweb: www.ticketweb.co.uk 08444 771 000 See Tickets: www.seetickets.com 0870 264 3333 Ticketline: www.ticketline.co.uk • Film: The Elephant Man / Wild At Heart Part of the Somerset House Summer Screen. Outdoor film fun. ‘Arrive early, relax and soak up the atmosphere before the film with good food, drinks and DJs. A range of delicious, seasonal food will be available to buy on site, and there will be a bar serving alcohol and coffee. You are also welcome to bring your own picnic, but no bottles, glass or cans are allowed. Doors open at 18.30. DJs will play from 19.30 and films begin at 21.15 as darkness falls. There is no fixed seating, but you are welcome to bring rugs, blankets or small cushions to sit on. No chairs or portable furniture are allowed, blow-up or otherwise! Rugs will also be available to buy at a cost of £10 or £15. Screenings take place in the open air and will continue except in extreme weather conditions. Tickets around £12.50 Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 1LA www.somersethouse.org.uk • Booze: Great British Beer Festival Until 9 August See Tuesday 05 for details. www.camra.org.uk

Sat 09 • Football: New Season Championship, League One and League Two seasons start today. • Booze: Great British Beer Festival Until 9 August See Tuesday 05 for details. www.camra.org.uk • Festival: Scream Festival with The 23 Enigma, Bundle of Id, Shivery, Earodynamics, Valhalla, Mordecai, Misguided + Acoustic stage acts. From midday. £2 in. The Brief, George Street, Croydon www.screamstudios.net • Club: DJ Linton Dance Bombs. Funk Rockets. Beat Seeking Missiles. Never Outgunned. DJ LINTON serves up the biggest 30

dancefloor monsters. Doors 7pm. Black Sheep Bar, 68 High St, CR0. 020 8680 2233. www.blacksheepbar.com www.myspace.com/blacksheepbar • Music: The Jugglers Live music at the JollyFarmers. 9.45pm The Jolly Farmers, 7 Purley Rd, Purley Surrey CR8 2HA, 020 8660 2076 www.jollyfarmers-purley.co.uk • Club: Flirtacious Gifted Promotions presents ‘Flirtatious’, a night dedicated to all you partygoers out there. Fancy flirting with your face book friends, or just like to meet some of your online friends, or just need a night out without breaking the bank? Then this is for you.Resident and guest DJs play commercial funky electro house, old skool garage and a tinkling of RnB. 9pm until 3am Admission: to be confirmed Dress code: Flirtatious Loop, 12 Crown Hill, Croydon, CR0 1RZ 020 8760 7000. www.looppoolbar.com • Music: Mario Live music at theSurrey Cricketers The Surrey Cricketers, 23 West Street, Croydon • Music: DJs Heavy Mellow Jazz, funk and more from Djs Heavy Mellow. Downstairs. FREE! The Green Dragon, 58-60 High Street, Croydon, CRO 1NA www.myspace.com/greendragonpub

Sun 10 • Music: Live New Orleans Jazz Every Sunday 12.30 - 2.30pm at The Lord Napier Jazz Pub. Entry £2, dance floor, raffle, great atmosphere at one of the longest running Jazz Pubs in Great Britain The Lord Napier, 111 Beulah Road, Thornton Heath CR7. 020 8653 2286 • Music: Live Jazz Live jazz every Sunday 12-3.30pm. FREE! www.jazznet.co.uk for details The Green Dragon, 58-60 High Street, Croydon, CRO 1NA www.myspace.com/greendragonpub • Quiz: Two Brewers Fun general knowledge quiz. From 9pm. Two Brewers, 221 Gloucester Road, Croydon, 020 8684 3544 • Festival: Scream Festival with SolidState, Wonk Unit, Illustrated Youth, Silversky, Jay Gipson, Junk Time


Don’t forget to check out the weekly what’s on... Party, Wake, With Stones In His Pockets + Acoustic stage acts. From midday. £2 in. The Brief, George Street, Croydon www.screamstudios.net • Club: Bangers and Mash-Up Croydon’s first all-day hiphop festival, with live acts, DJs, breakdancing, live artwork and more. Doors 3pm, £4 entry. www.blacksheepbar.com/hiphop_breaks Black Sheep Bar, 68 High St, CR0. 020 8680 2233. www.blacksheepbar.com www.myspace.com/blacksheepbar • Music: Live Blues Act tbc. Check the myspace for details. Bands start 5pm-ish Sundays and 8pm-ish Thursdays. FREE! The Oval Tavern, 131 Oval Road, East Croydon, CR0 1BR, 020 8686 6023 www.myspace.com/ovaltavern • Comedy: Comedy Club Every Sunday from 8pm. FREE! The Milan Bar, Grants Complex, 14-32 High Street, Croydon, 020 8603 0870

• Club: Common People The best indie night in your life! EVER! With The SPIV DJ’s. £1 entry before 10pm, £2 after, £1 sourz, £1.25 spirit and mixer, £1.50 (selected pints) till 11pm! myspace.com/commonpeoplesheep Black Sheep Bar, 68 High St, CR0. 020 8680 2233. www.blacksheepbar.com www.myspace.com/blacksheepbar

Mon 11 • Club: Members Night 50% discount until midnight - see web or ask in the bar for more details. With music from the katie & alex show Black Sheep Bar, 68 High St, CR0. 020 8680 2233. www.blacksheepbar.com www.myspace.com/blacksheepbar • Music: Mark Morriss and The Mummys Friend of Deep Mr M plays the hairdon’t capital of the world... + Kieran Leonard + The Junior victors + Richard Walters £10. 7.30pm. Hoxton Bar and Kitchen 2- 4 Hoxton Square, London, N1 6NU www.glasswerk.co.uk • Music: Croydon Folk and Blues Club From 8pm. See web for details. Croydon Folk And Blues Club, Cedar Room, Ruskin House, Coombe Road, Croydon, www.croydonfolksongclub.org.uk

Tue 12 • Quiz: The Dog and Bull From 9pm-ish, a quiz, a game of play your cards right and a sing-song. Mental. 50p in including sarnies. See article, April issue. The Dog and Bull, Surrey Street, 31

what’s on • Games: Poker Night Every Tuesday Walkabout Croydon,12-18 Crown Hill Church street, Surrey, CR0 1RZ Tel: 0208 680 5559 www.myspace.com/walkaboutcroydon www.walkabout.eu.com • Music: Freedom Of Expression presents acoustic acts - tbc. From 8pm. FREE! The Green Dragon, 58-60 High Street, Croydon, CRO 1NA www.myspace.com/greendragonpub


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Don’t forget to check out the weekly what’s on... • Dance: Morris Dancing Alternate Tuesdays from 8pm. FREE! The Brief, George Street, Croydon www.myspace.com/thebriefcroydon

Wed 13 • Gay / Club: Club Camp Gay night at the sheep with electro and sleeze till late from Linton. Doors at 8pm, £2 after 9pm. www.blacksheepbar.com/clubcamp Black Sheep Bar, 68 High St, CR0. 020 8680 2233. www.blacksheepbar.com www.myspace.com/blacksheepbar • Quiz: The Edge New weekly quiz: gen knowledge / music / sport / missing link / mystery year. £50 bar tab to the winner. 8pm. £1 per person entry The Edge, 1 South End, Croydon • Dance: Salsa Lessons Every Wednesday from 8pm. £3. The Brief, George Street, Croydon www.myspace.com/thebriefcroydon • Karaoke: Walkabout bottles of Stella £1.50 all night Walkabout Croydon,12-18 Crown Hill Church street, Surrey, CR0 1RZ Tel: 0208 680 5559 www.myspace.com/walkaboutcroydon www.walkabout.eu.com

Thu 14 • Music: Live Blues Act tbc. Check the myspace for details. Bands start 5pm-ish Sundays and 8pm-ish Thursdays. FREE! The Oval Tavern, 131 Oval Road, East Croydon, CR0 1BR, 020 8686 6023 www.myspace.com/ovaltavern • Music: The Brian Hetherington Jazz Band Listen or jive to the authentic rythyms of New Orleans. 8.30pm-11pm. FREE! Every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month. The Lord Napier, 111 Beulah Road, Thornton Heath CR7. 020 8653 2286 • Club: ALT X South London’s biggest rock night, hosted by Tony X www.blacksheepbar.com/thursday Black Sheep Bar, 68 High St, CR0. 020 8680 2233. www.blacksheepbar.com www.myspace.com/blacksheepbar

• Quiz: Two Brewers Fun general knowledge quiz. From 9pm. Two Brewers, 221 Gloucester Road, Croydon, 020 8684 3544 • Quiz: JF Big Quiz From 8pm. The Jolly Farmers, 7 Purley Rd, Purley Surrey CR8 2HA, 020 8660 2076 www.jollyfarmers-purley.co.uk • Quiz: Crown and Sceptre Fun general knowledge quiz. Every Thursday from 9pm. Crown and Sceptre, 32 Junction Road, South Croydon, 020 8688 8037 • Club: Hub 101 JOIN US EVERY THURSDAY FOR THE CLASSIEST VENUE IN CROYDON, YOU DONT HAVE TO BE A STUDENT TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF STUDENT PRICES. DRINKS PRICES ALL NIGHT DOUBLE VODKA REDBULL £2.50 241 ON SELECTED COCKTAILS, BOTTLED BEERS FROM £2.50. BOTTLE HOUSE WINE £8. Hub, 80-88 High Street, Croydon 02086805500 www.hubcroydon.com • Quiz: Celebrity Pub Quiz with celebrity comedian / actor quizmaster 9pm £2 EDComedy at The Hob The Hobgoblin, 7 Devonshire Rd Forest Hill SE23, www.edcomedy.com • Club: Student Night Walkabout Croydon,12-18 Crown Hill Church street, Surrey, CR0 1RZ Tel: 0208 680 5559 www.myspace.com/walkaboutcroydon www.walkabout.eu.com

Fri 15 • Club: WTF Indie, Rock n Roll, Electro and New Wave with DJ ZOE URCHIN (Club X, Alien Nation). Free entry before 10pm. Black Sheep Bar, 68 High St, CR0. 020 8680 2233. www.blacksheepbar.com www.myspace.com/blacksheepbar • Music: Acts tbc Live music every Friday and Saturday The Brief, George Street, Croydon www.myspace.com/thebriefcroydon • Club: Party NIght (Theme tbc) Full on Fridays every week all drinks £2 from 5pm to midnight Walkabout Croydon,12-18 Crown Hill Church street, Surrey, CR0 1RZ Tel: 0208 680 5559 www.myspace.com/walkaboutcroydon 32

• Club: Release The Pressure DJ Andy Harris hosts a mix of the best party anthems from the 70s, 80s and 90s to the present plus a sprinkling of the hits of today, every Friday 6pm-3am. Admission members £3 / Guests £5 before 11pm more after Dress Code: No caps, tracksuits, or hooded tops. Jeans and trainers ok. Loop, 12 Crown Hill, Croydon, CR0 1RZ 020 8760 7000. www.looppoolbar.com • Club: Hub LONG BAR - SOUL FUNK & DISCO BLISS; BAR - DJ HUGGY PRESENTS BUBBLEGUM CLUBBING; SUB - DEEP ELECTRO WITH JC AND JUNIOR J FROM MOJAMAS, BRINGING THE CLASSIEST CUSTOMERS FROM THE NOW CLOSED MOJAMAS. JOIN US FROM 5PM AND TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR HAPPY HOUR PRICES TILL LATE. FREE B410.30PM AND £5 AFTER FOR GUESTLIST BOOTHBOOKINGS AND PARTIES CALL NIKKI ON 02086805500 Hub, 80-88 High Street, Croydon 02086805500 www.hubcroydon.com • Music: DJ Benny Many Hats indie, classics and ska - downstairs. The Green Dragon, 58-60 High Street, Croydon, CRO 1NA www.myspace.com/greendragonpub

Sat 16 • Football: New Season Premier League season starts today. • Club: DJ Linton Dance Bombs. Funk Rockets. Beat Seeking Missiles. Never Outgunned. DJ LINTON serves up the biggest dancefloor monsters. Doors 7pm. Black Sheep Bar, 68 High St, CR0. 020 8680 2233. www.blacksheepbar.com www.myspace.com/blacksheepbar • Music: Skamonics Frantic Promotions presents a Ska Dance night with Skamonics + Ska DJs. 8pm-1am. £4. The Brief, 48 George Street, Croydon, CR0 1PD. www.myspace.com/franticpromotions • Club: House Freaks We are back, bigger and better! With a huge 18K sound system to get the rauncyh house freaks professional dancers moving! Photographers from


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Don’t forget to check out the weekly what’s on... the "Croydon Advertiser", Don'tStayIn and a video camera crew are filming all night, so nothing can be forgotten. Loads of giveaways and to top it off DJ/Producer Steve Feelgood headlines alongside a serious DJ lineup! Steve Feelgood (Dreamers & Budgsy Malone), Flee (Heavyweight House) Sonny Taylor (Turmills), Nermal (Bed Bar), Luke G (Hidden), Ragu (House Connextion), Leeanne Greenfield (Hub) More info: www.Housefreaks.com www.myspace.com/HousefreaksPromoti ons. 9pm until 3am Admission: £5 all night Facebook, search for: housefreaks Loop, 12 Crown Hill, Croydon, CR0 1RZ 020 8760 7000. www.looppoolbar.com • Music: DJs Heavy Mellow Jazz, funk and more from Djs Heavy Mellow. Downstairs. FREE! The Green Dragon, 58-60 High Street, Croydon, CRO 1NA www.myspace.com/greendragonpub

Sun 17 • Music: Live New Orleans Jazz Every Sunday 12.30 - 2.30pm at The Lord Napier Jazz Pub. Entry £2, dance floor, raffle, great atmosphere at one of the longest running Jazz Pubs in Great Britain The Lord Napier, 111 Beulah Road, Thornton Heath CR7. 020 8653 2286 • Music: Live Jazz Live jazz every Sunday 12-3.30pm. FREE! www.jazznet.co.uk for details The Green Dragon, 58-60 High Street, Croydon, CRO 1NA www.myspace.com/greendragonpub • Club: Bassick The biggest names in Dubstep: feat. PLASTICIAN, KROMESTAR, EMALKAY, KING CANNIBAL, SHIVERZ, PISTONS BENEATH. 7pm – 2am, bring ID. £4 before 10pm, £6 after Black Sheep Bar, 68 High St, CR0. 020 8680 2233. www.blacksheepbar.com www.myspace.com/blacksheepbar • Comedy: Comedy Club Every Sunday from 8pm. FREE! The Milan Bar, Grants Complex, 14-32 High Street, Croydon, 020 8603 0870 • Quiz: Two Brewers Fun general knowledge quiz. From 9pm. Two Brewers, 221 Gloucester Road, Croydon, 020 8684 3544

• Music: Live Blues Act tbc. Check the myspace for details. Bands start 5pm-ish Sundays and 8pm-ish Thursdays. FREE! The Oval Tavern, 131 Oval Road, East Croydon, CR0 1BR, 020 8686 6023 www.myspace.com/ovaltavern • Music: Open Mic Sundays Live music every Sunday The Brief, George Street, Croydon www.myspace.com/thebriefcroydon

Church street, Surrey, CR0 1RZ Tel: 0208 680 5559 www.myspace.com/walkaboutcroydon www.walkabout.eu.com • Music: Freedom Of Expression presents acoustic acts - tbc. From 8pm. FREE! The Green Dragon, 58-60 High Street, Croydon, CRO 1NA www.myspace.com/greendragonpub

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Mon 18 • Club: Members Night 50% discount until midnight - see web or ask in the bar for more details. With music from the katie & alex show Black Sheep Bar, 68 High St, CR0. 020 8680 2233. www.blacksheepbar.com www.myspace.com/blacksheepbar • Music: Croydon Folk and Blues Club From 8pm. See web for details. Croydon Folk And Blues Club, Cedar Room, Ruskin House, Coombe Road, Croydon, www.croydonfolksongclub.org.uk

Tue 19 • Event: Wallop! Marvellous mixology from Anna and Ross, at The Oval Cocktail night every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month. The Oval Tavern, 131 Oval Road, East Croydon, CR0 1BR, 020 8686 6023 www.myspace.com/ovaltavern • Quiz: The Dog and Bull From 9pm-ish, a quiz, a game of play your cards right and a sing-song. Mental. 50p in including sarnies. See article, April issue. The Dog and Bull, Surrey Street, Croydon • Club: Common People The best indie night in your life! EVER! With The SPIV DJ’s. £1 entry before 10pm, £2 after, £1 sourz, £1.25 spirit and mixer, £1.50 (selected pints) till 11pm! myspace.com/commonpeoplesheep Black Sheep Bar, 68 High St, CR0. 020 8680 2233. www.blacksheepbar.com www.myspace.com/blacksheepbar • Games: Poker Night Every Tuesday Walkabout Croydon,12-18 Crown Hill 33

• Quiz: The Edge New weekly quiz: gen knowledge / music / sport / missing link / mystery year. £50 bar tab to the winner. 8pm. £1 per person entry The Edge, 1 South End, Croydon • Gay / Club: Club Camp Gay night at the sheep with electro and sleeze till late from Linton. Doors at 8pm, £2 after 9pm. www.blacksheepbar.com/clubcamp Black Sheep Bar, 68 High St, CR0. 020 8680 2233. www.blacksheepbar.com www.myspace.com/blacksheepbar • Karaoke: Walkabout bottles of Stella £1.50 all night Walkabout Croydon,12-18 Crown Hill Church street, Surrey, CR0 1RZ Tel: 0208 680 5559 www.myspace.com/walkaboutcroydon www.walkabout.eu.com • Dance: Salsa Lessons Every Wednesday from 8pm. £3. The Brief, George Street, Croydon www.myspace.com/thebriefcroydon

Thu 21 • Music: Live Blues Act tbc. Check the myspace for details. Bands start 5pm-ish Sundays and 8pm-ish Thursdays. FREE! The Oval Tavern, 131 Oval Road, East Croydon, CR0 1BR, 020 8686 6023 www.myspace.com/ovaltavern • Music: The New Delta Big Band From Ellington to Herman, big band jazz at its best! 8.15pm to 11pm. FREE! Every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month. The Lord Napier, 111 Beulah Road, Thornton Heath CR7. 020 8653 2286 • Club: ALT X South London’s biggest rock night, hosted by Tony X www.blacksheepbar.com/thursday


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Don’t forget to check out the weekly what’s on... Black Sheep Bar, 68 High St, CR0. 020 8680 2233. www.blacksheepbar.com www.myspace.com/blacksheepbar • Quiz: Two Brewers Fun general knowledge quiz. From 9pm. Two Brewers, 221 Gloucester Road, Croydon, 020 8684 3544 • Quiz: JF Big Quiz From 8pm. The Jolly Farmers, 7 Purley Rd, Purley Surrey CR8 2HA, 020 8660 2076 www.jollyfarmers-purley.co.uk • Quiz: Crown and Sceptre Fun general knowledge quiz. Every Thursday from 9pm. Crown and Sceptre, 32 Junction Road, South Croydon, 020 8688 8037 • Film: Film 4 Frightfest FILM4 FRIGHTFEST is the UK's premiere fantasy and horror film festival. Now in it's ninth year, each August thousands of genre fans gather together in the heart of London's West End at the prodigious Odeon West End cinema for five packed days of premieres, previews, personal appearances, signings and surprises. Tickets: Day pass £21 (Each day pass ticket holder will receive a Frightfest festival branded shoulder bag.) Single tickets at £10. Films today: 6.30 pm - Eden Lake 9.00 pm - I Know How Many Runs You Scored Last Summer 11.15 pm - Scar 3D Tickets can be purchased in person from the Odeon West End, on-line at www.odeon.co.uk or on 0871 22 44 007. www.frightfest.co.uk • Club: Hub 101 JOIN US EVERY THURSDAY FOR THE CLASSIEST VENUE IN CROYDON, YOU DONT HAVE TO BE A STUDENT TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF STUDENT PRICES. DRINKS PRICES ALL NIGHT DOUBLE VODKA REDBULL £2.50 241 ON SELECTED COCKTAILS, BOTTLED BEERS FROM £2.50. BOTTLE HOUSE WINE £8 Hub, 80-88 High Street, Croydon 02086805500 www.hubcroydon.com • Quiz: Celebrity Pub Quiz with celebrity comedian / actor quizmaster 9pm £2 EDComedy at The Hob The Hobgoblin, 7 Devonshire Rd Forest Hill SE23, www.edcomedy.com

• Club: Student Night Walkabout Croydon,12-18 Crown Hill Church street, Surrey, CR0 1RZ Tel: 0208 680 5559 www.myspace.com/walkaboutcroydon www.walkabout.eu.com

Fri 22 • Club: WTF Indie, Rock n Roll, Electro and New Wave with DJ ZOE URCHIN (Club X, Alien Nation). Free entry before 10pm. Black Sheep Bar, 68 High St, CR0. 020 8680 2233. www.blacksheepbar.com www.myspace.com/blacksheepbar • Music: Iosist Frantic Promotions Iosist + Son Of Merrick + Send Forth The Colony 8pm. £4. The Brief, 48 George Street, Croydon, CR0 1PD. www.myspace.com/franticpromotions • Film: Film 4 Frightfest FILM4 FRIGHTFEST is the UK's premiere fantasy and horror film festival. Now in it's ninth year, each August thousands of genre fans gather together in the heart of London's West End at the prodigious Odeon West End cinema for five packed days of premieres, previews, personal appearances, signings and surprises. Tickets: Day pass £49 (Each day pass ticket holder will receive a Frightfest festival branded shoulder bag.) Single tickets at £10. Films today: 10.30 am - Time Crimes 12.30 pm - The Substitute 2.40 pm - Trailer Park of Terror 4.50 pm - Mum & Dad 7.15 pm - The Strangers 9.15 pm - Freakdog 11.45 pm - Bad Biology Tickets can be purchased in person from the Odeon West End, on-line at www.odeon.co.uk or on 0871 22 44 007. www.frightfest.co.uk • Club: Party NIght (Theme tbc) Full on Fridays every week all drinks £2 from 5pm to midnight Walkabout Croydon,12-18 Crown Hill Church street, Surrey, CR0 1RZ Tel: 0208 680 5559 www.myspace.com/walkaboutcroydon www.walkabout.eu.com

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• Music: Acts tbc Live music every Friday and Saturday The Brief, George Street, Croydon www.myspace.com/thebriefcroydon • Club: Release The Pressure DJ Andy Harris hosts a mix of the best party anthems from the 70s, 80s and 90s to the present plus a sprinkling of the hits of today, every Friday 6pm-3am. Admission members £3 / Guests £5 before 11pm more after Dress Code: No caps, tracksuits, or hooded tops. Jeans and trainers ok. Loop, 12 Crown Hill, Croydon, CR0 1RZ 020 8760 7000. www.looppoolbar.com • Club: Hub LONG BAR - SOUL FUNK & DISCO BLISS; BAR - DJ HUGGY PRESENTS BUBBLEGUM CLUBBING; SUB - DEEP ELECTRO WITH JC AND JUNIOR J FROM MOJAMAS, BRINGING THE CLASSIEST CUSTOMERS FROM THE NOW CLOSED MOJAMAS. JOIN US FROM 5PM AND TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR HAPPY HOUR PRICES TILL LATE. FREE B410.30PM AND £5 AFTER FOR GUESTLIST BOOTHBOOKINGS AND PARTIES CALL NIKKI ON 02086805500 Hub, 80-88 High Street, Croydon 02086805500 www.hubcroydon.com • Music: DJ Benny Many Hats indie, classics and ska - downstairs. The Green Dragon, 58-60 High Street, Croydon, CRO 1NA www.myspace.com/greendragonpub

Sat 23 • Club: DJ Linton Dance Bombs. Funk Rockets. Beat Seeking Missiles. Never Outgunned. DJ LINTON serves up the biggest dancefloor monsters. Doors 7pm. Black Sheep Bar, 68 High St, CR0. 020 8680 2233. www.blacksheepbar.com www.myspace.com/blacksheepbar • Club: Erotica Prepare for the most provocative party ever in Croydon to climax with a stunning, sumptuous and highly sexual erotica theme. This glamorous event at one of Croydon`s most decadent venues Loop Pool Bar, is one of the most exclusive, highly charged and erotic nights of 2008 Croydon has ever seen. Loop Bar is a venue of true sexy


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Don’t forget to check out the weekly what’s on... splendor, perfect for a night of erotic excess. The sumptuous ball room is given over to DJs playing a mix of your favorite tunes, from the funky house to the shocking electro. A more intimate room entertains those who dare to enter with stunning, shocking and sexy performances. Dancers and cabaret stars, the likes of which you have never seen before, are too explicit to put on facebook. The elegant bar room provides a respite from the feverish action elsewhere. A bottle of champagne is presented to the guest with the most extravagant, entertaining and erotic outfit. A photographer is available for you to pose in your finest, in this sumptuous erotica themed venue. 9pm until late Advance: £7 per ticket. Tickets are strictly limited and are available in advance. For tickets & info call: Harry 07526 914 593, Tony Martineaux 07961 771 795 or purchase tickets from Loop The dress code is black tie or fetish/erotica outfits Loop, 12 Crown Hill, Croydon, CR0 1RZ 020 8760 7000. www.looppoolbar.com • Music: Acts tbc Live music every Friday and Saturday The Brief, George Street, Croydon www.myspace.com/thebriefcroydon • Film: Film 4 Frightfest FILM4 FRIGHTFEST is the UK's premiere fantasy and horror film festival. Five packed days of premieres, previews, personal appearances, signings and surprises. Tickets: Day pass £42 (Each day pass ticket holder will receive a Frightfest festival branded shoulder bag.) Single tickets at £10. Films today: 12.30 pm - Fear(s) of the Dark 2.30 pm - Manhunt 4.40 pm - The Chaser 7.20 pm - Bubba's Chili Parlor 10.00 pm - The Midnight Meat Train Midnight - Tokyo Gore Police Tickets can be purchased in person from the Odeon West End, on-line at www.odeon.co.uk or on 0871 22 44 007. www.frightfest.co.uk

Sun 24 • Music: Live New Orleans Jazz Every Sunday 12.30 - 2.30pm at The Lord Napier Jazz Pub. Entry £2, dance floor, raffle, great atmosphere at one of the longest running Jazz Pubs in Great Britain The Lord Napier, 111 Beulah Road, Thornton Heath CR7. 020 8653 2286 • Music: Live Jazz Live jazz every Sunday 12-3.30pm. FREE! www.jazznet.co.uk for details The Green Dragon, 58-60 High Street, Croydon, CRO 1NA www.myspace.com/greendragonpub • Music: Live Blues Act tbc. Check the myspace for details. Bands start 5pm-ish Sundays and 8pm-ish Thursdays. FREE! The Oval Tavern, 131 Oval Road, East Croydon, CR0 1BR, 020 8686 6023 www.myspace.com/ovaltavern • Club: Bank Holiday Drum ‘n’ Bass Special NOISIA (Ram, Subtitles) ANDY SKOPES, MAKO & MUTE (Good Looking, Utopia, Renegade) & MC’s BLACKEYE & GOLDENCHILD. £4 before 9pm, £6 after. Doors 7pm, members only: bring ID. Black Sheep Bar, 68 High St, CR0. 020 8680 2233. www.blacksheepbar.com www.myspace.com/blacksheepbar • Quiz: Two Brewers Fun general knowledge quiz. From 9pm. Two Brewers, 221 Gloucester Road, Croydon, 020 8684 3544 • Club: Rize Bank Holiday Special The Bank Holiday Party till 5am DJ Steve Facey is back with Dee James, Jason Feist, Nicky Boy and Manos for yet another full house of uplifting funky electro house. Since its inception in 2004 RIZE has become widely recognized for its decadent club nights in Croydon. Famed for its stimulating atmosphere, super sexy crowd, consistently brilliant house music and live musicians RIZE has become a staple of quality and good times. Promoter and resident DJ Steve Facey is back on the CDJs with a few friends. Making his eagerly-anticipated return to RIZE is Dee James (Club Warehouse). The last time Dee played for us he absolutely rocked it, so we can’t wait to hear this man’s work again. Jason Feist (Past and Present) also plays for the second time this year after a blinding set in May 08. RIZE favourite 35

and top DJ Nicky Boy (Essence) warms up the proceedings up and Manos will be back in the house and all fired up on percussion. We transform Loop with an incredible 6k sound system, lighting and luscious decor. This is the only RIZE event this summer. The three previous bank holiday parties this year have been a full house by 10.15pm so arrive early to avoid disappointment. Time: 9pm until 5am. Admission: £10 before 10pm / £12 after 10pm Strictly over 21’s and ID is required by all guests. Dress code: Smart causal. Trainers are allowed. No effort, no entry. Loop, 12 Crown Hill, Croydon, CR0 1RZ 020 8760 7000. www.looppoolbar.com • Comedy: Comedy Club Every Sunday from 8pm. FREE! The Milan Bar, Grants Complex, 14-32 High Street, Croydon, 020 8603 0870 • Event: Notting Hill Carnival • Festival: Get Loaded In The Park • Film: Film 4 Frightfest FILM4 FRIGHTFEST is the UK's premiere fantasy and horror film festival. Five packed days of premieres, previews, personal appearances, signings and surprises. Tickets: Day pass £42 (Each day pass ticket holder will receive a Frightfest festival branded shoulder bag.) Single tickets at £10. Films today: 11.30 pm - From Within 1.30 pm - Let The Right One In 4.00 pm - The Broken 6.15 pm - Autopsy 9.00 pm - Martyrs 11.30 pm - Jack Brooks Monster Slayer Tickets can be purchased in person from the Odeon West End, on-line at www.odeon.co.uk or on 0871 22 44 007. www.frightfest.co.uk

Mon 25 • Event: Bank Holiday • Club: Members Night 50% discount until midnight - see web or ask in the bar for more details. With music from the katie & alex show Black Sheep Bar, 68 High St, CR0. 020 8680 2233. www.blacksheepbar.com www.myspace.com/blacksheepbar


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Don’t forget to check out the weekly what’s on... • Music: Croydon Folk and Blues Club From 8pm. See web for details. Croydon Folk And Blues Club, Cedar Room, Ruskin House, Coombe Road, Croydon, www.croydonfolksongclub.org.uk • Event: Notting Hill Carnival • Film: Film 4 Frightfest FILM4 FRIGHTFEST is the UK's premiere fantasy and horror film festival. Five packed days of premieres, previews, personal appearances, signings and surprises. Tickets: Day pass £35 (Each day pass ticket holder will receive a Frightfest festival branded shoulder bag.) Single tickets at £10. Films today: 11 am - The Dead Outside 1.20 pm - The FILM4 FrightFest Short Film Showcase 3.40 pm - The Disappeared 6.30 pm - Mirrors 9.00 pm - Death Race Tickets can be purchased in person from the Odeon West End, on-line at www.odeon.co.uk or on 0871 22 44 007. www.frightfest.co.uk

Tue 26 • Quiz: The Dog and Bull From 9pm-ish, a quiz, a game of play your cards right and a sing-song. Mental. 50p in including sarnies. See article, April issue. The Dog and Bull, Surrey Street, Croydon • Club: Common People The best indie night in your life! EVER! With The SPIV DJ’s. £1 entry before 10pm, £2 after, £1 sourz, £1.25 spirit and mixer, £1.50 (selected pints) till 11pm! myspace.com/commonpeoplesheep Black Sheep Bar, 68 High St, CR0. 020 8680 2233. www.blacksheepbar.com www.myspace.com/blacksheepbar • Games: Poker Night Every Tuesday Walkabout Croydon,12-18 Crown Hill Church street, Surrey, CR0 1RZ Tel: 0208 680 5559 www.myspace.com/walkaboutcroydon www.walkabout.eu.com

• Music: Freedom Of Expression presents acoustic acts - tbc. From 8pm. FREE! The Green Dragon, 58-60 High Street, Croydon, CRO 1NA www.myspace.com/greendragonpub • Dance: Morris Dancing Alternate Tuesdays from 8pm. FREE! The Brief, George Street, Croydon www.myspace.com/thebriefcroydon

Wed 27 • Quiz: The Edge New weekly quiz: gen knowledge / music / sport / missing link / mystery year. £50 bar tab to the winner. 8pm. £1 per person entry The Edge, 1 South End, Croydon • Karaoke: Walkabout bottles of Stella £1.50 all night Walkabout Croydon,12-18 Crown Hill Church street, Surrey, CR0 1RZ Tel: 0208 680 5559 www.myspace.com/walkaboutcroydon www.walkabout.eu.com • Gay / Club: Club Camp Gay night at the sheep with electro and sleeze till late from Linton. Doors at 8pm, £2 after 9pm. www.blacksheepbar.com/clubcamp Black Sheep Bar, 68 High St, CR0. 020 8680 2233. www.blacksheepbar.com www.myspace.com/blacksheepbar • Dance: Salsa Lessons Every Wednesday from 8pm. £3. The Brief, George Street, Croydon www.myspace.com/thebriefcroydon

Thu 28 • Music: Live Blues Act tbc. Check the myspace for details. Bands start 5pm-ish Sundays and 8pm-ish Thursdays. FREE! The Oval Tavern, 131 Oval Road, East Croydon, CR0 1BR, 020 8686 6023 www.myspace.com/ovaltavern • Music: The Brian Hetherington Jazz Band Listen or jive to the authentic rythyms of New Orleans. 8.30pm-11pm. FREE! Every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month. The Lord Napier, 111 Beulah Road, Thornton Heath CR7. 020 8653 2286 • Club: ALT X South London’s biggest rock night, hosted by Tony X 36

www.blacksheepbar.com/thursday Black Sheep Bar, 68 High St, CR0. 020 8680 2233. www.blacksheepbar.com www.myspace.com/blacksheepbar • Music: Dragon’s Ball presents Featuring UK ICS lodges. From 8pm. FREE! The Green Dragon, 58-60 High Street, Croydon, CRO 1NA www.myspace.com/greendragonpub • Quiz: Two Brewers Fun general knowledge quiz. From 9pm. Two Brewers, 221 Gloucester Road, Croydon, 020 8684 3544 • Quiz: JF Big Quiz From 8pm. The Jolly Farmers, 7 Purley Rd, Purley Surrey CR8 2HA, 020 8660 2076 www.jollyfarmers-purley.co.uk • Quiz: Crown and Sceptre Fun general knowledge quiz. Every Thursday from 9pm. Crown and Sceptre, 32 Junction Road, South Croydon, 020 8688 8037 • Club: Hub 101 JOIN US EVERY THURSDAY FOR THE CLASSIEST VENUE IN CROYDON, YOU DONT HAVE TO BE A STUDENT TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF STUDENT PRICES. DRINKS PRICES ALL NIGHT DOUBLE VODKA REDBULL £2.50 241 ON SELECTED COCKTAILS, BOTTLED BEERS FROM £2.50. BOTTLE HOUSE WINE £8 Hub, 80-88 High Street, Croydon 02086805500 www.hubcroydon.com • Quiz: Celebrity Pub Quiz with celebrity comedian / actor quizmaster 9pm £2 EDComedy at The Hob The Hobgoblin, 7 Devonshire Rd Forest Hill SE23, www.edcomedy.com • Club: Student Night Walkabout Croydon,12-18 Crown Hill Church street, Surrey, CR0 1RZ Tel: 0208 680 5559 www.myspace.com/walkaboutcroydon www.walkabout.eu.com

Fri 29 • Club: WTF Indie, Rock n Roll, Electro and New Wave with DJ ZOE URCHIN (Club X, Alien Nation). Free entry before 10pm. Black Sheep Bar, 68 High St, CR0. 020 8680 2233. www.blacksheepbar.com www.myspace.com/blacksheepbar


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Don’t forget to check out the weekly what’s on... • Club: Party NIght (Theme tbc) Full on Fridays every week all drinks £2 from 5pm to midnight Walkabout Croydon,12-18 Crown Hill Church street, Surrey, CR0 1RZ Tel: 0208 680 5559 www.myspace.com/walkaboutcroydon www.walkabout.eu.com • Club: Release The Pressure DJ Andy Harris hosts a mix of the best party anthems from the 70s, 80s and 90s to the present plus a sprinkling of the hits of today, every Friday 6pm-3am. Admission members £3 / Guests £5 before 11pm more after Dress Code: No caps, tracksuits, or hooded tops. Jeans and trainers ok. Loop, 12 Crown Hill, Croydon, CR0 1RZ 020 8760 7000. www.looppoolbar.com • Club: Hub LONG BAR - SOUL FUNK & DISCO BLISS; BAR - DJ HUGGY PRESENTS BUBBLEGUM CLUBBING; SUB - DEEP ELECTRO WITH JC AND JUNIOR J FROM MOJAMAS, BRINGING THE CLASSIEST CUSTOMERS FROM THE NOW CLOSED MOJAMAS. JOIN US FROM 5PM AND TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR HAPPY HOUR PRICES TILL LATE. FREE B410.30PM AND £5 AFTER FOR GUESTLIST BOOTHBOOKINGS AND PARTIES CALL NIKKI ON 02086805500 Hub, 80-88 High Street, Croydon 02086805500 www.hubcroydon.com • Music: Acts tbc Live music every Friday and Saturday The Brief, George Street, Croydon www.myspace.com/thebriefcroydon • Music: DJ Benny Many Hats indie, classics and ska - downstairs. The Green Dragon, 58-60 High Street, Croydon, CRO 1NA www.myspace.com/greendragonpub

Sat 30 • Music: Kobayashi Frantic Promotions Kobayashi + guests. An album launch night with special guests, dancers and high jinx 8pm. £4. The Brief, 48 George Street, Croydon, CR0 1PD. www.myspace.com/franticpromotions • Club: DJ Linton Dance Bombs. Funk Rockets. Beat Seeking Missiles. Never Outgunned. DJ

LINTON serves up the biggest dancefloor monsters. Doors 7pm. Black Sheep Bar, 68 High St, CR0. 020 8680 2233. www.blacksheepbar.com www.myspace.com/blacksheepbar • Music: Acts tbc Live music every Friday and Saturday The Brief, George Street, Croydon www.myspace.com/thebriefcroydon • Club: Housesexy Ministry of Sound presents Housexy: Funky uplifting House and Electro including the latest tunes from Ministry of Sound release Housexy 10. Housexy resident DJs together with handpicked headliners are turning up in Croydon. With them are the latest and sexiest tunes from Housexy10 out on Ministry of Sound release. Expect Housexy Decor, CD and T-shirt giveaways and a live percussionist. Events all over the world are one of the great things about Housexy. Travelling the planet bringing our own brand of sassy, sexy, funk with a twist to the most discerning dancefloors. 9pm until 3am to be confirmed Admission: to be confirmed Loop, 12 Crown Hill, Croydon, CR0 1RZ 020 8760 7000. www.looppoolbar.com • Music: BrightWhite Live music at theSurrey Cricketers The Surrey Cricketers, 23 West Street, Croydon

Sun 31 • Music: Live New Orleans Jazz Every Sunday 12.30 - 2.30pm at The Lord Napier Jazz Pub. Entry £2, dance floor, raffle, great atmosphere at one of the longest running Jazz Pubs in Great Britain The Lord Napier, 111 Beulah Road, Thornton Heath CR7. 020 8653 2286 • Music: Live Jazz Live jazz every Sunday 12-3.30pm. FREE! www.jazznet.co.uk for details The Green Dragon, 58-60 High Street, Croydon, CRO 1NA www.myspace.com/greendragonpub • Music: Live Blues Act tbc. Check the myspace for details. Bands start 5pm-ish Sundays and 8pm-ish Thursdays. FREE! The Oval Tavern, 131 Oval Road, East Croydon, CR0 1BR, 020 8686 6023 www.myspace.com/ovaltavern 37

• Music: Nic Nell Live music from NIC NELL (XL Records), Illustrated Youth, Leftside. More details TBC… Black Sheep Bar, 68 High St, CR0. 020 8680 2233. www.blacksheepbar.com www.myspace.com/blacksheepbar • Quiz: Two Brewers Fun general knowledge quiz. From 9pm. Two Brewers, 221 Gloucester Road, Croydon, 020 8684 3544 • Comedy: Comedy Club Every Sunday from 8pm. FREE! The Milan Bar, Grants Complex, 14-32 High Street, Croydon, 020 8603 0870 • Music: Open Mic Sundays Live music every Sunday The Brief, George Street, Croydon www.myspace.com/thebriefcroydon

Mon 01 September • Club: Members Night 50% discount until midnight - see web or ask in the bar for more details. With music from the katie & alex show Black Sheep Bar, 68 High St, CR0. 020 8680 2233. www.blacksheepbar.com www.myspace.com/blacksheepbar • Music: The Big Beer Band Every Monday from 9ish. FREE! The Brief, George Street, Croydon www.myspace.com/thebriefcroydon • Music: Croydon Folk and Blues Club From 8pm. See web for details. Croydon Folk And Blues Club, Cedar Room, Ruskin House, Coombe Road, Croydon, www.croydonfolksongclub.org.uk • Music: Croydon Jazz Band Big band jazz - 1st Monday of every month Botley Hill Farmhouse, Limpsfield Road, Warlingham Surrey, CR6 9QH. Phone: 01959 577154 email: enquiries@botleyhillfarmhouse.co.uk

Tue 02 • Event: Wallop! Marvellous mixology from Anna and Ross, at The Oval Cocktail night every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month. The Oval Tavern, 131 Oval Road, East Croydon, CR0 1BR, 020 8686 6023 www.myspace.com/ovaltavern • Quiz: The Dog and Bull From 9pm-ish, a quiz, a game of play


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Don’t forget to check out the weekly what’s on... your cards right and a sing-song. Mental. 50p in including sarnies. See article, April issue. The Dog and Bull, Surrey Street, Croydon • Club: Common People The best indie night in your life! EVER! With The SPIV DJ’s. £1 entry before 10pm, £2 after, £1 sourz, £1.25 spirit and mixer, £1.50 (selected pints) till 11pm! myspace.com/commonpeoplesheep Black Sheep Bar, 68 High St, CR0. 020 8680 2233. www.blacksheepbar.com www.myspace.com/blacksheepbar • Games: Poker Night Every Tuesday Walkabout Croydon,12-18 Crown Hill Church street, Surrey, CR0 1RZ Tel: 0208 680 5559 www.myspace.com/walkaboutcroydon www.walkabout.eu.com • Music: Freedom Of Expression presents acoustic acts - tbc. From 8pm. FREE! The Green Dragon, 58-60 High Street, Croydon, CRO 1NA www.myspace.com/greendragonpub

Wed 03 • Karaoke: Walkabout bottles of Stella £1.50 all night Walkabout Croydon,12-18 Crown Hill Church street, Surrey, CR0 1RZ Tel: 0208 680 5559 www.myspace.com/walkaboutcroydon www.walkabout.eu.com • Quiz: The Edge New weekly quiz: gen knowledge / music / sport / missing link / mystery year. £50 bar tab to the winner. 8pm. £1 per person entry The Edge, 1 South End, Croydon • Gay / Club: Club Camp Gay night at the sheep with cabaret from Topping and Butch + electro and sleeze till late from Linton. Doors at 8pm, £5 after 9pm. www.blacksheepbar.com/clubcamp Black Sheep Bar, 68 High St, CR0. 020 8680 2233. www.blacksheepbar.com www.myspace.com/blacksheepbar • Dance: Salsa Lessons Every Wednesday from 8pm. £3. The Brief, George Street, Croydon www.myspace.com/thebriefcroydon

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• Music: Live Blues Act tbc. Check the myspace for details. Bands start 5pm-ish Sundays and 8pm-ish Thursdays. FREE! The Oval Tavern, 131 Oval Road, East Croydon, CR0 1BR, 020 8686 6023 www.myspace.com/ovaltavern • Club: ALT X South London’s biggest rock night, hosted by Tony X www.blacksheepbar.com/thursday Black Sheep Bar, 68 High St, CR0. 020 8680 2233. www.blacksheepbar.com www.myspace.com/blacksheepbar • Quiz: Two Brewers Fun general knowledge quiz. From 9pm. Two Brewers, 221 Gloucester Road, Croydon, 020 8684 3544 • Quiz: JF Big Quiz From 8pm. The Jolly Farmers, 7 Purley Rd, Purley Surrey CR8 2HA, 020 8660 2076 www.jollyfarmers-purley.co.uk • Quiz: Crown and Sceptre Fun general knowledge quiz. Every Thursday from 9pm. Crown and Sceptre, 32 Junction Road, South Croydon, 020 8688 8037 • Club: Hub 101 JOIN US EVERY THURSDAY FOR THE CLASSIEST VENUE IN CROYDON, YOU DONT HAVE TO BE A STUDENT TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF STUDENT PRICES. DRINKS PRICES ALL NIGHT DOUBLE VODKA REDBULL £2.50 241 ON SELECTED COCKTAILS, BOTTLED BEERS FROM £2.50. BOTTLE HOUSE WINE £8 Hub, 80-88 High Street, Croydon 02086805500 www.hubcroydon.com • Quiz: Celebrity Pub Quiz with celebrity comedian / actor quizmaster 9pm £2 EDComedy at The Hob The Hobgoblin, 7 Devonshire Rd Forest Hill SE23, www.edcomedy.com • Club: Student Night Walkabout Croydon,12-18 Crown Hill Church street, Surrey, CR0 1RZ Tel: 0208 680 5559 www.myspace.com/walkaboutcroydon www.walkabout.eu.com

• Music: The Awakened Frantic Promotions presents The Awakened + Achilla + The Morning After + Fear The Deceased 8pm. £3. The Brief, 48 George Street, Croydon, CR0 1PD. www.myspace.com/franticpromotions • Club: WTF Indie, Rock n Roll, Electro and New Wave with DJ ZOE URCHIN (Club X, Alien Nation). Free entry before 10pm. Black Sheep Bar, 68 High St, CR0. 020 8680 2233. www.blacksheepbar.com www.myspace.com/blacksheepbar • Music: Acts tbc Live music every Friday and Saturday The Brief, George Street, Croydon www.myspace.com/thebriefcroydon • Club: Party NIght (Theme tbc) Full on Fridays every week all drinks £2 from 5pm to midnight Walkabout Croydon,12-18 Crown Hill Church street, Surrey, CR0 1RZ Tel: 0208 680 5559 www.myspace.com/walkaboutcroydon www.walkabout.eu.com • Club: Release The Pressure DJ Andy Harris hosts a mix of the best party anthems from the 70s, 80s and 90s to the present plus a sprinkling of the hits of today, every Friday 6pm-3am. Admission members £3 / Guests £5 before 11pm more after Dress Code: No caps, tracksuits, or hooded tops. Jeans and trainers ok. Loop, 12 Crown Hill, Croydon, CR0 1RZ 020 8760 7000. www.looppoolbar.com • Club: Hub LONG BAR - SOUL FUNK & DISCO BLISS; BAR - DJ HUGGY PRESENTS BUBBLEGUM CLUBBING; SUB - DEEP ELECTRO WITH JC AND JUNIOR J FROM MOJAMAS, BRINGING THE CLASSIEST CUSTOMERS FROM THE NOW CLOSED MOJAMAS. JOIN US FROM 5PM AND TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR HAPPY HOUR PRICES TILL LATE. FREE B410.30PM AND £5 AFTER FOR GUESTLIST BOOTHBOOKINGS AND PARTIES CALL NIKKI ON 02086805500 Hub, 80-88 High Street, Croydon 02086805500 www.hubcroydon.com

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Don’t forget to check out the weekly what’s on... • Music: DJ Benny Many Hats indie, classics and ska - downstairs. The Green Dragon, 58-60 High Street, Croydon, CRO 1NA www.myspace.com/greendragonpub

Sat 06 • Club: DJ Rob Delta playing a gargantuan mix of 60s + 70s soul, blues, rock, funk, jazz, latin, psychedelia, reggae & ska every 1st Saturday of the month. 8pm. FREE! The Oval Tavern, 131 Oval Road, East Croydon, CR0 1BR, 020 8686 6023 www.myspace.com/ovaltavern • Club: DJ Linton Dance Bombs. Funk Rockets. Beat Seeking Missiles. Never Outgunned. DJ LINTON serves up the biggest dancefloor monsters. Doors 7pm. Black Sheep Bar, 68 High St, CR0. 020 8680 2233. www.blacksheepbar.com www.myspace.com/blacksheepbar • Music: Glen Barnes Live music at theSurrey Cricketers. The Surrey Cricketers, 23 West Street, Croydon

• Music: Acts tbc Live music every Friday and Saturday The Brief, George Street, Croydon www.myspace.com/thebriefcroydon

Sun 07 • Event: 30th Anniversary of Keith Moon’s Death We don’t normally put stuff like this in, but it’s Keith Moon: ‘patent British exploding drummer’, so take time out today to drive a car into a swimming pool. • Music: Live Jazz Live jazz every Sunday 12-3.30pm. FREE! www.jazznet.co.uk for details The Green Dragon, 58-60 High Street, Croydon, CRO 1NA www.myspace.com/greendragonpub • Music: Live New Orleans Jazz Every Sunday 12.30 - 2.30pm at The Lord Napier Jazz Pub. Entry £2, dance floor, raffle, great atmosphere at one of the longest running Jazz Pubs in Great Britain The Lord Napier, 111 Beulah Road, Thornton Heath CR7. 020 8653 2286

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what’s on • Music: Live Blues Act tbc. Check the myspace for details. Bands start 5pm-ish Sundays and 8pm-ish Thursdays. FREE! The Oval Tavern, 131 Oval Road, East Croydon, CR0 1BR, 020 8686 6023 www.myspace.com/ovaltavern • Club: Showtime at The Sheep The best local and national live acts. www.blacksheepbar.com/sunday Black Sheep Bar, 68 High St, CR0. 020 8680 2233. www.blacksheepbar.com www.myspace.com/blacksheepbar • Quiz: Two Brewers Fun general knowledge quiz. From 9pm. Two Brewers, 221 Gloucester Road, Croydon, 020 8684 3544 • Comedy: Comedy Club Every Sunday from 8pm. FREE! The Milan Bar, Grants Complex, 14-32 High Street, Croydon, 020 8603 0870 • Music: Open Mic Sundays Live music every Sunday The Brief, George Street, Croydon www.myspace.com/thebriefcroydon


pubs, clubs & bars • Addington Village Inn Beer garden, parking, big screen, food: 12-8pm. 36 Addington Village Rd, Addington, CR0 01689 842057 • All Bar One 2 floors. Decent food all day. Fiendish German beers. Dress code Fri/Sat: smart casual. 10 Park Lane, CR0. 020 8686 1033 • Alma Tavern - DS Beer garden at rear, patio out front, parking, 4 tvs & big screen, kids welcome til 8pm, live music at weekends - see ‘what’s on’, pool table (FREE pool on Mondays), darts and a cashpoint. Food: 12-3pm MonFri. 129 Lower Addiscombe Rd, CR0, 020 8654 5842. • Arkwrights Wheel - DS Decent sized boozer, pool table, screen for sports, food 12-8pm. Karaoke every Thursday. 151 North End, CR0 020 8649 8638 • Bar R - DS Large friendly open fronted bar with sofas, big screen. Tuesdays: Pop quiz. Thu: General knowledge quiz. Fri and Sat: DJ playing funky house & garage. Sun: Open mic. Thai food served every day 12pm-3pm & 6pm-10pm. No dress code. 73 South End, CR0 020 8667 1308 • Bar Red Square - DS Stylish, light & friendly bar with outside seating. Happy hour 3pm-12am Monday-Saturday: Buy One Get One Free on Smirnoff, Kronenbourg and Wine. DJs at weekends. Dress code: Smart casual - smart trainers ok. 63-65 High St, CR0 020 8688 1020 • Bedford Tavern - DS Large patio garden out front, pool table, bar billiards, tv inside, regular bbqs on the patio. 16 Sydenham Rd, CR0 2EF. 020 8688 2584 • Beehive - DS Large boozer with massive beer garden, right on the green. 47 Woodside Green, South Norwood, SE25 5HQ. 020 8662 1941 • Bird in Hand - DS Croydon’s longest serving gay/mixed pub. 2 bars & beer

garden, pool table, large screen tv and function room for hire. Fri: DJ Rita. Sat & Sun: DJ Ma Meacham. First Sat of every month is ‘Birds in the Back Bar’ ladies only night in the 2nd bar. 291 Sydenham Rd, CR0. 020 8683 3104 www.birdinhand.info • Bishops Wine Bar Only sell wine. Homemade food served between 12pm and 2.30pm. Opening times subject to change. 1129 Whitgift Centre, CR0. 020 8681 7340 Mon-Sat: 11.30am-4.45pm Closed Sunday. • Black Sheep Bar - DS Possibly Croydon’s most progressive venue. See what’s on for night details. 68 High St, CR0 1NA. 020 8680 2233 www.blacksheepbar.com • Bricklayers Arms - DS 237 High Street Beckenham • Brief - DS Decent boozer with screens showing music videos/freeview, Dress code at weekends - smart casual, no headwear. Door charge at weekends. 48 George St, CR0. 020 8686 6878 • Builders Arms - DS Friendly Fullers pub with conservatory restaurant area, 2 bars, one with 2 tvs. Board games available. General knowledge quiz night every Tuesday from 9pm. Live music last Friday of every month. Large, grassy, pleasant beer garden out back with nice seating, giant Connect 4, giant Jenga and giant skittles, Over 18s only. 65 Leslie Park Rd, CR0 6TP. 020 8654 1803 • Bulls Head - DS Small friendly local. Recently refurbed and under new management. All sports & Setanta sports shown. Real ales Bar food mon-fri: 12-4pm. 39 Laud St, CR0 020 8760 0150 • Carbon - DS Cocktails, lounge bar, indian food, chill-out, ambient, funky music. Wi-fi zone.. Mon-Sat: 12pm-3pm, 5pm12,30am 90 High Street, Croydon, CR0 1ND, 020 8688 0889 www.myspace.com/carbonbbq

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• Claret Free House Real ale bar. 5a Bingham Corner, Lower Addiscombe Rd, CR0 7AA 020 8656 7452 • Coombe Lodge Large pub/restaurant with enormous beer garden, conservatory and outdoor dining as well as posh dining room. Food served all day. Also a Travel Inn with rooms around £60. 104 Coombe Rd, CR0 020 8686 2030 • Crescent Arms 323 Whitehorse Road, CR0. 020 8684 2310 • Cricketers - DS Good food, screens for sports, huge garden, pool table. 47 Shirley Rd, CR0 7ER 020 8655 3507 • Cricketers Pub grub served weekdays 123.30 and Sunday Roast served Sundays 12 ‘til they run out! 107 Addiscombe Rd, CR0. 020 8662 1921 • Croham Arms - DS Croham Rd, CR2 020 8688 7356. • Crown Inn - DS Massive pub with beer garden, parking etc. Good food and weekly quiz nights. 28 Wickham Rd, Shirley, CR0 020 8662 7801 • Crown and Anchor - DS 19 Park Road, Bromley • Crown & Pepper - DS Friendly staff and punters, large pub, nice beer garden / patio at the back heated and lit smoking area, conservatory dining area, car park, sofas, wide range of bottled beers, shots and good food. Dinner table reservations available. 242 High St, CR0 1NF. 020 8688 7507 • Crown and Sceptre - DS Small friendly local with outside seating, parking, screen for sports and top food served Mon-Thu 12-9pm, Fri-Sun + bank Hols: 12-6pm 32 Junction Road, CR2. 020 8688 8037 • Davy’s Wine Vaults - DS Intimate underground wine bar, tucked away in North End. Big screen, comfy sofas and booths. Excellent selection of wines. Quiz night first Weds of every month at 7.30pm, Salsa classes

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and intermediate every Sat. Quality food served everyday 11am-10pm. 122 North End, CR0, 020 8680 2419 • Dog and Bull - DS The Dog comes into its own as the sun arrives - the best beer garden in Croydon, with alfresco bar and bbq. Brilliant. 24 Surrey St, CR0. 020 8688 3664 • Drum and Monkey 7 Gloucester Rd, CR0 • Duke of Cambridge Small pub, popular with footie fans on matchdays. 7 Holmesdale Rd, CR0 2LR 020 8665 6440 • Duke of Gloucester 258 Sydenham Rd, CR0 2EB. 020 8684 3971 • Eagle - DS Under new management. 52 Tamworth Road (Reeves Corner), 020 8686 7474 • E-Bar - DS Happy Hour every day 4.30pm-7pm - £1.50 selected lines. Free Venue Hire. 20 South End, CR0 020 8681 0573 Mon-Wed: 4.30pm-11pm Thu: 4.30pm-1am Fri-Sat: 4.30pm-2am • Earl of Eldon - DS All sports shown, big screen, beer garden, occasional live music. Sunday lunches served 12-4.30pm. 63 Brighton Rd, CR2. 020 8688 1473 • Edge - DS Under New Management. Beer garden, wednesday quiz night. Weekday food 12-3pm. Live music from rock riot promotions www.myspace.com/ rockriotpromo 1 South End, CR0. 020 8774 9933 • Elliott’s - DS Food served Mon-Fri 122.30pm. Function room, 42” plasma screen for sports. Occasional Karaoke. Weds: Fun Blackjack (£1 entry) and Salsa classes from 8pm. 5 High Street, Purley, CR8 2AF. 020 8668 3361 • Fairfield Tavern - DS Only open to theatre-goers. Fairfield Halls, CR0


pubs, clubs & bars • First Base City Limits, The Colonnades, Purley Way • Fishermans Arms 78 Windmill Rd, CR0 2XP 020 8689 7887 • Folly - DS Large and airy split level pub with pool table, outside patio, big screen, comfy seats. Food served 12-6pm every day. Happy hour 4-8pm every day. DJs from 8pm every Sunday. 13-15 Selsdon Rd, CR2. 020 8688 3920 • Forestdale Arms New food menu, massive smoking tent, karaoke Fridays, quiz on Saturday lunch times. Cricket/ football net. Featherbed Lane, CR0 020 8651 1260 • Fountainhead Large pub with large grassy beer garden, kiddie’s slide and, as far as we’re aware, it still has a ‘swingball’ out there too. 114 Parchmore Rd, Thornton Heath. 020 8653 4025 • Fox Pub and restaurant with enormous beer garden set pretty much in the countryside. Nice food last time we visited. Coulsdon Common, Coulsdon, CR3 01883 330401 • Foxley Hatch 8-9 Russell Hill Rd, Purley, CR8. 020 8763 9307 • Freelands Tavern - DS 31 Freelands Road, Bromley • George - DS Wetherspoons pub with cheap beer offers running constantly, large restaurant at rear with no smoking area and disabled access. 17-21 George St, CR0 020 8649 2944 • George Outside courtyard, inside screens for sport, live music, quizzes and karaoke occasionally. Bar food available all day. 132 Canterbury Rd, CR0 020 8689 7911 • Gipsy Moth - DS Massive boozer - kiddies play area, car park, screens etc. Unit 7, The Colonnades, 619 Purley Way, CR0 4RJ 020 8686 8923 • Glamorgan - DS Top quality food in friendly gastro-pub surroundings. beer garden, pool table, big screens for sport (not football). South

artist's work for sale. Food served 12-9 daily. Mon-Thurs 12-12 Fri -Sat 12-1 Sun -12-10.30 58-60 High St, CR0 1NA 020 8667 0684 Mon-Thu: 12pm-12 midnight Fri/Sat: 12pm-1am Sun: 12pm-10.30pm • Gun Tavern - DS Live music venue as well as a friendly boozer. Pool tables, Sky on big screen TV. Church St, CR0 1RN. 020 8667 1472 • Gypsy Tavern Wine bar. 12 Station Rd, CR0 020 8688 6750 • Half and Half New lounge bar 282 High St, CR0 1NG 020 8726 0080 www.halfandhalf.uk.com • Hare and Hounds 325 Purley Way, CR0 020 8688 0420 • Harvest Home 27 Beddington Lane, CR0 020 8688 0813 • Horseshoe Beer garden, pool table and screens for sport. Live music/quiz/karaoke occasionally on Fri-Sun. Kids welcome until 6pm. Food derved 12-2pm and 5-8pm. 745 London Rd, Thornton Heath, CR7, 020 8665 6305 • Hub New club 80-88 High St, CR0 020 8680 5500 • Hustler Club Croydon’s newest (and only) table dancing club. 8pm-3am 12-20 Crown Hill, Croydon, 020 8633 1621 www.hustlerclubuk.com • Jack and Jill Longlands Ave, Coulsdon, CR5 • Jolly Farmers - DS Good beers and ales, and coffees, with home cooked foods served at lunchtimes. (No TV screens inside) Seating areas to the front and side, with car parking to the rear. Live music on Fridays (rock/blues band night), Saturdays (mixed bands and singers) and Sundays (great ‘open Mic’ nights with different hosts every week) See the Web site for details www.jollyfarmers-purley.co.uk 7 High Street Purley, Tel 0208 660 2076 • Lion Inn Beer garden, pool table, darts, screens for sport. Karaoke

African ‘Bunny Chow’ a speciality. 81 Cherry Orchard Rd, CR0 020 8688 6333 • Golden Lion 144 Stanley Rd, CR0 3QB 020 8684 1395 • Good Companion Family friendly pub on the southern edge of South Croydon, on the Limpsfield Road. Main Bar: large screen TV and additional screens showing all major sports, pool table/darts. Live music and DJ nights (Includes established ‘Open Mic’ night on Thursdays, but see the web site for details of all events). Non smoking Lounge Bar and large Restaurant. Home prepared foods inc. kids options available from 12 daily. Special menu on Sundays includes a choice of roasts and other meal options (booking is recommended on Sundays). Very large family gardens. Car Parking for 60 cars. Private weddings, functions and parties catered for. ( no room hire charges ). Open until 11.30p.m. weekdays and Midnight on Fridays and Saturdays Limpsfield Road, South Croydon. Tel: 0208 657 6655. www.thegoodcompanions.com • Goose on the Market DS Huge boozer with an eclectic age range of punters, eyewateringly low prices and friendly staff. 1 Surrey St, CR0 1RG 020 8688 4798 • Granaries 6 Overtons Yard, 020 8667 1000 • Grange Beer garden, screens for sport, pool table. Bar food available every day, occasional live music, quiz, karaoke. 21 Norbury Rd, Thornton Heath, CR7. 020 8653 3783 • Green Dragon - DS 2 pool tables, sports screens, hire-able upstairs bar. Live music Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sundays; Djs at the weekend. Quality Ales and Proper Food (big Sunday Roast and lots for veggies); table service. Thursday Quiz, Sunday Pub Games night, a BookSwap scheme and local

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Saturday nights. Main and evening menu, bar snacks all day. 182 Padsons Rd, CR0 020 8684 2978 • Lord Napier Renowned Thornton Heath boozer noted for its quality live jazz music. 111 Beulah Rd, Thornton Heath, CR7. 020 8653 2286 • Loop - DS “Loop is a members-only, award winning (Best New Late Night Venue - Theme), stylishly designed club with, impressive cocktail bar, american pool tables and some of Londons top DJs.” Dress Code varies, check each listing in what’s on. DJs from 9pm. General Enquiries: 020 8760 7000 www.looppoolbar.com 12 Crown Hill, CR0 • Man on the Moon 112 Headley Drive, New Addington, CR0 0QF 01689 847550 • Milan Bar / Lloyds - DS Hugely popular bar over two floors. Relatively cheap booze. Food served throughout the day until 30mins before closing. Screens showing music videos, 70’s 80’s 90’s night every Thursday from 8pm. DJ’s at weekends Dress code: Smart casual - no hats or trainers. 1432 High St, CR0, 020 8603 0870 • New Inn 148 Mitcham Rd, CR0 020 8665 1440 • Newton Arms 175 Queens Rd, CR0 020 8684 1654 • Nowhere Inn Particular Beer garden (kids allowed in garden only). DJ Saturday nights, Friday - curry and a pint for £5.50. Sunday roast £4.95. 78 Sumner Rd, CR0 020 8681 8898 • Norbury - DS Incorporating The Edge nightclub. Sports bar with 3 big screens and pool tables. Outside seating area. 1300 London Road, Norbury. SW16 4DG. 020 8679 0632 • Oakfield Tavern - DS Beer garden. Entertainment throughout the week. New traditional home-cooked food served 12-6pm every day. 166 St James Rd, CR0 2UZ. 020 8684 1743


• Old Derby - DS Screens for sport, pool table, darts, benches outside at front. Quiz every 3/4 weeks, live bands and karaoke every two weeks. DJ Twinkletoes every Frdiay and Sunday. Lunch menu served 11am-2.30pm and a diferent meal every night for £1.50. 44 Pitlake, CR0 020 8688 5674 • Old Fox and Hounds Thai food served Mon-Sat: 123pm. Beer garden, pool table, big screen sport, house doubles at £2, function room available. 1 London Rd, CR0 • Orchard - DS Large pub with pool table, darts, big screen, beer garden with kids play-area. 112 Cherry Orchard Rd, CR0 020 8688 3682 • Oval - DS One of our favourite pubs. Brilliantly friendly. Pool table, great beer garden. Real Ales. Food served between 12-3pm every day and 6-9pm Fridays new menu and bar menu (nachos, calamari, potato skins etc). Sunday Roast (2 choices + vege) 12.30-3.30pm. BBQs in summer (available to hire - call for details). Pool competition every Thurs, DJs Fri/Sat, monthly quiz night and live blues (see what’s on for details). 131 Oval Rd, CR0 020 8686 6023 • Parchmore Tavern 82 Parchmore Rd, Thornton Heath, CR7. 020 8771 3816 • Padson’s Arms Beer garden, screens for sport and kids welcome until 7pm. 69 Padsons Rd, CR0 2QA 020 8684 2378 • Pitlake Arms 73a Waddon New Rd, CR0 1XD 020 8688 0428 • Pistols - DS 208-210 BrightonRoad, Coulsdon, CR5 2NF • Plough and Harrow 774 London Rd, Thornton Heath, CR7. 020 8665 7151 • Plough Inn Croydon Rd, The Broadway, CR0 4QR. 020 8647 1122 • Porter and Sorter - DS The Editor’s local, friendly and lively. Table service, good food new menu including sarnies and wraps as well as main meals. Dining area at rear, 7 different real ales, drinks offers, no

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smoking area, outside seating, 3 screens. A top boozer! 1 Billinton Hill (formerly Station Rd), CR0, 020 8688 4296 • Prince George 2 High St, Thornton Heath, CR7. 020 8239 0029 • Purley Arms - DS Outside patio, big screen, cashpoint inside. Food served Mon-Fri: 12pm-7pm Saturday: 12-5pm Sunday: 1pm-5pm. 345 Brighton Rd, CR2 020 8686 3792 Mon-Wed: 12pm-11pm Thu-Sat: 12pm-12am Sun: 12pm-10.30pm • Railview - DS Under New Management. Beer Garden, Darts, Sky Sports, Parking. Sunday Lunch 1-5pm. 11am-11pm Sun-Thu, 11am-12am Sat/Sun 188 Selsdon Rd, CR2 020 8688 2315 • Railway Telegraph 19 Brigstock Rd, Thornton Heath • Randall Tavern Fieldway, New Addington, CR0 9DX, 01869 841476 • Rectory - DS Huge barracuda pub in Purley. Loads of seating, booths, wooden floors etc. Pay car park at rear. Food served 12-10pm. 908-912 Brighton Rd, Purley, CR8 2LN. 020 8660 6396 • Red Deer - DS Massive pub in South Croydon with 2 bars, pool table, 2 big screens + 6 smaller ones for sport. Car park. Cash Point. Food all day every day and large function room available for hire - call for details. Reasonably priced drinks. Quiz night once every two weeks - call for details. 279 Brighton Rd, CR2 020 8760 0131 Mon-Thu: 12-11pm Fri-Sat: 12pm-12am Sun: 12-10.30pm • Reform Tavern 69 Osbourne Rd, Thornton Heath, CR7 020 8653 9991 • Rileys American Pool and Snooker Club 63 Frith Road, CR0 020 8649 7788 Wandle Road, CR0 020 8686 1999 • Royal Oak - DS Royal Oak Centre, Brighton Rd, Purley, CR8

• Royal Standard - DS Small, friendly Fullers pub with beer garden over the road. Food served Mon-Fri: 122.30pm. Dart board. No music. Rugby pub! 1 Sheldon St, CR0 1SS 020 8688 9749 • Saints and Sinners Pleasant little pub with small beer patio. 482 London Rd, CR0. 020 8689 3713 • Sandrock Hotel - DS Restaurant/pub - patio out the back, parking, food served Mon-Sat 12-2.30pm and 5.308pm. Sun: 12-5pm. Music/gen knowledge quiz, every Tuesday from 8.30pm. Monthly live music (phone for date/details). Upper Shirley Rd, CR0 . 020 8662 1931 • Selhurst Arms Large Palace pub with 2 bars, big screen, pool table, beer garden /patio, car park. Selhurst Rd, SE25 • Ship - DS Institutional alternative pub. Food Mon-Sat: 12-7pm, Sun: 12.30-3pm. 47 High St, CR0. 020 8688 2810 www.theship.org • Ship of Fools Wetherspoons outfit. 9-11 London Rd, CR0 020 8681 2835 • Shirley Inn - DS Compact pub with beer garden, parking, pool table, darts, 4 screens inc big one. Steak-out menu available Mon-Sat 126.30pm and Sun 12-2.30pm. Karaoke on some Thursdays, and Entertainment on Saturdays (phone for dates and details). 158 Wickham Rd, CR0. 020 8654 1362 • Sir Julian Huxley 152-154 Addington Rd, Selsdon, CR2. 020 8657 9457 • Skylark Large pub spread over two floors. 34 South End, CR0 1DP. 020 8649 9909 • Smugglers Inn 320 Chipstead Valley Rd, Coulsdon. 020 8657 9457 • Spread Eagle - DS Extensive traditional pub menu served 12-9pm Mon-Sat and 12-5pm Sunday. Real Ales, Cask Conditioned ales. Outside seating. Sky big screen

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downstairs, plasma screen upstairs. Function room for hire with buffets available. 39 High St, CR0 1QD 020 8781 1134 • Stag 234-236 Addington Rd, Selsdon, 020 8657 6265 • Stag and Hounds - DS Local pub with beer garden. Friendly atmos. Home cooked food every Friday 11am-3pm. 26 Selsdon Rd, CR2 020 8688 1908 • Star 101 Southbridge Rd, CR0. 020 8688 2638 • Surprise Inn - DS Karaoke every Sunday evening from 5.30 until closing. 107 Upper Shirley Rd, CR0. 020 8656 6820 • Surrey Cricketers - DS Friendly, triangular shaped pub, seats outside, pool table, screens, darts. 23 West St, CR0 020 8288 1781 • Suzy Q’s Pool / Snooker club. 31 Imperial Way, Purley Way, CR0 4RR. Telephone 020 8688 3479. Pool and Snooker club • Swan and Sugarloaf - DS Large pub with parking, screen for sports, pool table and darts. Function room for hire. B&B (room only £20pppn). 1 Brighton Rd, CR2. 020 8686 2562 020 8688 7888 • Thomas Farley 61 High St, Thornton Heath, CR7. 020 8665 7975 • Tiger Tiger - DS 6 bars, a restaurant: modern classic food and a club spread over 2 floors. Happy hour 57.30pm. Dress Code: Smart casual, collared shirts, no trainers. 16 Grant’s Building, High St, CR0. 020 8662 4949. www.tigertiger-croydon.co.uk • Tudor Rose Coulsdon Rd, Coulsdon, CR5 01737 553368 • Two Brewers - DS Pleasant little Shepherd Neame pub with tables outside, screens for sport, darts. Gets busy with footie fans as it’s on the way to Selhurst Park, but still manages to stay friendly and welcoming. 221 Gloucester Rd, CR0. 020 8684 3544


pubs / clubs / bars / restaurants • Upstairs Gorgeous, grown-up, intimate club.Thursday - Simply Salsa. Friday & Saturday Club nights with DJ's including Louis from Choice FM. Guest list and venue hire available, please contact 020 8688 9837 for details. www.treehousepeople.com 78 South End, CR0. 020 8688 9837 • Victoria Cross 228 Bensham Lane, Thornton Heath, CR7. 020 8684 3022 • Vintage 34 Surrey Street, Croydon CR0 1RJ 020 8686 5600 www.vintage-bar.com • Walkabout - DS Large and lively Aussie boozer. Club attached, (open Fri/Sat). Live bands and DJs through the week. Large portions of food (inc. crocodile & kangaroo) served until 1 hour before closing. 2 big screens for sport, loads of seating and comfy sofas. Dress code: smart casual no trainers. 12 Crown Hill, CR0 1RZ. 020 8680 5559 mail: croydon@walkabout.eu.com for birthdays special occasions and guest list. • Welcome Inn 300 Parchmore Rd, Thornton Heath, CR7 • Wheatsheaf Large and allegedly haunted boozer on Thornton Heath Pond. 759 London Rd, Thornton Heath, CR7. 020 8665 7161 • Wheelwrights Arms - DS 126 Southbridge Rd, CR0. • Windmill - DS Friendly local with large grassy beer garden and big screen. Food served Mon-Sat 12pm2.30pm and Sunday 1pm-5pm. Quiz night at the end of every month - phone for details. 224 St James Rd, CR0 2BW. 020 8684 2272. Mon-Sat: 11am11pm. Sun: 12pm-10.30pm • Windsor Castle - DS (Toby Carvery and Innkeepers Lodge) Pub, restaurant, hotel. Car park. Garden & patio. Food served 12pm-9.30pm, set menu and carvery. 415 Brighton Rd, CR2. 020 8680 4559

• Woodman - DS Small and friendly pub with beer garden at back, outside seating at front and screen for sports. Unusual and interesting ceiling decor. 36 Upland Rd, CR2 020 8688 4725 • Yates’s Wine Lodge - DS New and vastly improved, friendly, relaxed and with pool hall upstairs. 3-11 High St, CR0 020 8681 8219 • Ye Olde Clock Tower 35 Whitehorse Road, CR0 020 8684 0288

• Chateau Napolean Upmarket French cuisine Coombe Wood Hs, Coombe Lane, 020 8686 1244, 020 8680 6027 • Little Bay French/Italian/English. Small intimate restaurant. 32 Selsdon Rd, CR2. 020 8649 9544 • Rayon D’Or French/Italian/English. Face painting for kids on Sunday, dinner and dancing on Saturday. Airport House, Purley Way, CR0. 020 8781 1933 • Savana 222 London Rd, CR0 020 8680 7452

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GREEK • L’Unico Greek cuisine. 265 High St, CR0, 020 8688 7998

AMERICAN • Frankie and Benny’s Pizza, pasta & burgers. Valley Leisure Park, Purley Way, CR0. 020 8760 5021 • Old Orleans Authentic New Orleans cuisine and cocktail bar. City Limits, The Colonnades, Purley Way. 020 8225 1999 • T.G.I Fridays 702-704 Purley Way, CR0. 020 8681 1313

INDIAN • 1860 Indian / South African cuisine. 28 South End, CR0 020 8688 3839 • Anika’s Contemporary Indian & Bangladeshi cuisine. 4 Selsdon Parade, Addington Rd, Selsdon, CR2, 020 8651 6602 020 8651 6603 • Banana Leaf Award winning South Indian cuisine. 7 Lower Addiscombe Rd, CR0. 020 8688 0297 020 8688 9922 • Bombay Blue - DS Fine Indian cuisine. 23 High Street, Purley, CR8 2AF. 020 8645 0022 • Carbon - DS Bar & BBQ Indian - review coming soon.. Mon-Sat: 12pm-3pm, 5pm12,30am. 90 High Street, Croydon, CR0 1ND, 020 8688 0889 www.myspace.com/carbonbbq • Catamaran South Indian Kerala cuisine. Veggie and non-veggie. Takeaways available. 62 South End, Croydon CR0 1DP, 020 8688 6996 020 8688 7002 www.mcdosa.com • Chat House 14 Brighton Rd, CR2 020 8688 6327

ENGLISH • Cockney’s Pie and Mash Pies, mash, liquor, vinegar in huge bottles, 82 Church St, CR0 - 020 8680 4512 • Coombe Lodge 104 Coombe Rd, CR0 020 8686 2030 • Tree House - DS 78 South End, CR0 020 8688 9837 FISH • Paradise Island Classy Mauritian restaurant specialising in fish dishes 67 South End, CR0 020 8688 9848 FRENCH • Auberge French cuisine. Unit 2153 (third floor) Whitgift Centre, CR0. 020 8680 8337 Sun-Wed: 10am-6pm Thu-Sat: 10am-10pm • Boulevard - DS Restaurant, bar, cafe. 7-8 Ruskin Parade, Selsdon Rd, South Croy. CR2. 020 8649 9990

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• Depa Indiana 5 Derby Rd, CR0 020 8688 9695 020 8686 4902 • Go East 212 London Rd, CR0 020 8667 1700 • India Palace 79 High St, CR0 020 8686 6730 • Kerala Bhavan South Indian. 16 London Rd, CR0. 020 8688 6216 • Mensab 39 Stafford Rd, CR0 020 8667 9090 • Mohini Balti 202 Croydon Rd, Beddington, CR0. 020 8686 8700 020 8688 5265 • Panahar 316 Limpsfield Rd, CR2 020 8651 9662 • Rose Indian/Chinese/Sri Lankan 305 London Rd, CR0 020 8684 1198 020 8684 1536 • Royal Asia Tandoori 91 Lower Addiscombe Rd, CR0. 020 8656 7818 • Sanderstead Tandoori 5 Station Parade, Sanderstead Rd, CR2. 020 8651 6489 • Sangri New indian - fantastic food! 265 High Street, Croydon CR0 1QH • Sheesh Mahal 10 Lower Addiscombe Rd, CR0.020 8688 6239 020 8680 5553 • Tabaq Lahore cuisine 300 High Street, Croydon, 020 8688 9990 www.tabaq.co.uk • Taste Of Bengal 1 Station Parade, Sanderstead Rd, CR2. 020 8651 5445 • Tikka Masala 227-229 High St, CR0 020 8686 8800 • Zafran 349 Lower Addiscombe Rd, CR0. 020 8655 0055 • Zara’s Kitchen Quality Indian, bring your own alcohol. 60 South End, CR0 020 8688 4277 020 8688 0782


restaurants ITALIAN • Bagatti’s 56-58 South End, CR0 020 8680 1336 • Bibi and Beppe Italian Risotteria, Pizzeria and Ristorante. Modern Italian cuisine, specialising in Risotto. 12” pizze. Fully Licensed. 38a South End, CR0, 020 8688 8524 • Dario 248 Brighton Rd, CR2 020 8686 2680 • Elio 17 Limpsfield Rd, CR2 020 8657 2953 • Il Cavallino 89 Lower Addiscombe Rd, CR0. 020 8656 9679 • Il Ponte Great food, but a bit crowded. 91-101 High St, CR0 020 8686 1112 • Il Teatro Wood oven baked pizza 64-66 London Rd, CR0 020 8667 1788 • La Pergola Streatham Italian with institutionally hilarious Elvis show. 66 Streatham High St, SW16. 020 8764 2646 / 020 8769 2601 • Mamma Amalfi Live Opera as you eat. 18 George St, CR0, 020 8688 5787 • Pasta San Giorgio Fresh pasta, friendly atmosphere but the service can suffer under pressure. 21-23 St Georges Walk, CR0, 020 8688 9428 • Pizza Express 3-7 South End, CR0 020 8680 0123 • Zizzi - DS Pasta and Pizza in modern surroundings with a wood oven for pizza. French doors all along the front, which they open up in summer. 57-59 South End, CR0. 020 8649 8403 MEXICAN • Chiquito Unit 3, Valley Park Leisure Development, Purley Way, CR0. 020 8686 8341 • Conchitas 27/29 South End, Croydon Tel: 020 8255 8028 • Tequila Rock Cafe 281 High St, CR0 020 8686 8030 020 8686 3223

• Royal Garden Upmarket Chinese. Takeaway available. Shirley Hills Rd, CR0 020 8654 6491 / 020 8654 0170 • Spicy Penang Chinese / Malaysian cuisine. Restaurant / takeaway / free delivery (over £15 (after discount) within 3 mile radius. 10% discount on all takeaway collections and deliveries. 49b49c South End, Croydon, CR0 1BF. 020 8680 2010 Lunch Mon-Fri: 12-2.30pm Dinner Mon-Thu: 6-11.30pm Fri/Sat: 6pm-midnight Sun: 12 noon - 11pm. • Tai Tung Chinese. 550 Purley Way, CR0 020 8688 3668 / 0117 • Udon Noodle Bar 74 London Rd, CR0 020 8686 0602 • Welcome Friends Chinese. 4 Bingham Corner, Lower Addiscombe Rd, CR0. 020 8656 9981.

ORIENTAL • Anna’s Thai. 1078 Whitgift Centre, CR0. 020 8681 6601 • Beijing Cottage Superior Cantonese. 49 South End, CR0 020 8688 2046 020 8688 1092 • Blossom House Chinese. 340 Limpsfield Rd, CR2. 020 8651 4723 • Excelsior Chinese. 264 Wickham Rd, CR0. 020 8656 1666 • Kelong All you can eat Malay/Chinese buffet. 1b Selsdon Rd, CR0 020 8688 0726 • Kelong Malay/Singaporean. Unit 10, Wingyip Centre, Purley Way, CR0 020 8288 1638 • Lido Noodle Bar Chinese, Malay, Thai and noodles. 282 London Rd, CR0 020 8689 8088 • Longquan Noodle Bar 97 South End, CR0 020 8667 9588 • Mae Ping Thai. 16-18 South End, CR0 020 8760 0278 • Malay House Malaysian BYO alcohol. 60 Lower Addiscombe Rd, CR0. 020 8666 0266 • Miso Noodle Bar. Geeorge Street, Croydon www.misonoodlebar.co.uk • New China King 6 Beddington terrace, Mitcham Rd, CR0 020 8689 8222 • Noodle Time Good value functional chinese food served super-fast. Ideal for filling up before a night on the town. 56 George St, CR0 020 8681 6598 • Osushi Croydon’s first sushi restaurant sushi, tempura & ramen in contemporary surroundings 47 South End, CR0 1BF 020 8681 1166 • Paisaan Thai. Delivery of food and wines & beers available! 13-17 Station Rd, CR0 020 8686 6254

NEPALESE • Gurkha Spice Seafood, Thai, Chinese, Indian, Nepalese cuisine 343 Brighton Road, South Croydon, CR2 6EQ 020 8686 8606 020 8667 0711 OTHER • Croydon Steak House T-bone steaks from 500g to 1500g. 31 South End, CR0 020 8688 8422. Closed Sun. • La Brasa Argentinian cuisine - mostly cow-based. 108a High St, CR0. 020 8760 9610 • Nando’s Portugese chicken restaurant. 26 High St, CR0 020 8681 3505, 0800 975 8181 • Pepperton UK - DS Relaxed and friendly licensed vegetarian restaurant and art gallery. Pepperton UK 25 Selhurst Road, SE25 020 8683 4462 • Tiger Tiger - DS Classic cuisine with a contemporary twist, along with 6 bars, 2 dance-floors and happy hour 5pm-7.30pm. 16 Grant’s Building, High St, CR0. 020 8662 4949 www.tigertiger-croydon.co.uk

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• Tinkers New Modern European restaurant. 299 High Street, Croydon, CR0 1QL, 020 8686 5624 • Tree House - DS Large contemporary restaurant with bar and garden offering modern European cuisine. Main meals from £8.95. 78 South End, CR0. 020 8688 9837 SPANISH • Galicia Tapas Bar and restaurant. 269-275 High St, CR0 020 8686 0043 • La Tasca Tapas bar and restaurant. 38-40 High Street, Croydon, CR0 1YB, 0208 680 3388 • Picasso Tapas Bar and restaurant. 910 London Rd, Thornton Heath, CR7 7PE, 020 8684 0049


cabs / cinema / music / adult cabs • A1 Minicabs 307 London Road, CR0, 020 8683 3535 or 020 8684 5050 • Circuit Cars 12 South End, CR0 020 8680 4321 • Croydon Carriage Co 270 Wickham Road, CR0 020 8656 1313 • Croydon Central Cars 35 South End, CR0 020 8686 4444 020 8686 4499 • Derby Minicabs 1 Derby Road, CR0 020 8680 5566 020 8680 7799 • Kendall Cars - WS 11, Epsom Road, CR0 and 20 Station Road, CR0. 020 8681 3535 • Roadrunners 174 North End, CR0 0800 147369 020 8681 8700 • Station Cars Purley 10 Station Approach, Purley, CR8, 020 8660 6000 020 8668 8848 • Station Cars Sanderstead Sanderstead BR 020 8657 5550 020 8657 1110 020 8657 5588

hotels • Aerodrome Hotel 3 star. £60-£120 Purley Way, CRO 020 8680 1999 • Coombe Lodge Around £55. 104 Coombe Rd, CR0, 020 8686 2030 • Coulsdon Manor Hotel 4 star. £108-£130 Coulsdon Court Rd, Coulsdon, 020 8668 0414 • Croydon Park Hotel 4 star. £125 - £140. Gym and pool. And a bar open to non-residents. 7 Altyre Road, CRO 020 8680 9200 • Express Holiday Inn WS Priddy’s Yard, off Frith Road, (behind Debenhams) Croydon

• Fairfield Hotel 2 star. £60ish. 1 Lansdowne Rd, CRO 020 8681 3381 • Hilton Croydon 4 star. £110. Waddon Way (off Purley Way), CRO. 020 8680 3000 • Innkeepers Lodge (Windsor Castle) - WS £70. 415 Brighton Rd, South Croydon, CR2 0870 243 0500 • Jury’s Inn 3 star. From £69. Wellesley Rd, CR0, 0870 907 2222 • Kirkdale Hotel £45-£80. 22 St Peters Rd, CRO. 020 8688 5898 • Premier Travel Inn £55ish. The Colonnades Leisure Park, 619 Purley Way, CR0. 0870 990 6554 • Selsdon Park Hotel 4 star. £100-£175. 126 Addington Rd, CR2 020 8657 8811 • South Park Hotel 2 star. £55-£75 3-5 South Park Rd, CR2 020 8688 5644

soundproofed, air-conditioned recording studios with vocal room. Studio hire, music production, training courses and DJ recording. Free parking. Unit 18-19 Croydon House, 1 Peall Road, Croydon, CR0 3EX. Tel: 020 8287 8585. www.onlinestudios.co.uk info@onlinestudios.co.uk • Rockbottom - WS Southern England’s largest music shop - keyboards, electronica, guitars & amps, drums & percussion (drum lessons available), woodwind & brass instruments. Buy and sell, downstairs rehearsal studios. 68/70 London Road, CR0. 020 8680 1042 • Scream Studios - WS Open 24 hours. 1000w rig with on board digital effects. Piezo mic recording system, air conditioning. Full backline available. Parking available. Daytime sessions from £18, evening sessions from £25. 20c South End, Croydon, CR0 1DN(next to E-Bar). 020 8686 5788 www.screamstudios.co.uk • Swag Records - WS Dance music specialists. 42 Station Road, West Croydon. 020 8681 7735 www.swagrecords.com • Vinyl Resting Place - WS Now online only at: www.thevinylrestingplace. co.uk • World Domination Music Croydon’s newest independent music publisher. Looking for singers/songwriters. All demos listened to. 52 Upper Selsdon Road, South Croydon, CR2 8DE 020 8657 5565 • 101 Records 2nd hand music. 11 Keeley Rd, CR0. 020 8681 8282

music • Beanos - WS The UKs largest 2nd hand record shop. 3 floors of vinyl heaven. Star House, 7 Middle St (near Jim Thompsons / Surrey Street market) 020 8680 1202 • Jonathan Myall Music Europe’s leading woodwind & brass centre. New & secondhand. Sales, rental, repairs. 46 South End, CR0 020 8662 8400 www.justflutes.com • Livewire Recording Studios Streatham Ice Arena 386 Streatham high road London. SW16 6HT 020 8835 9913 • Martin Phelps Music Guitars, amps, digital pianos, keyboards. On site guitar workshop. Buy and sell instruments. 9 South End, CR0, 020 8680 9747 • Memory Lane Records Old tunes. 55 Frith Road, CR0 020 8649 7220 • Online Studios 2 state of the art

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cinema / theatre .• Fairfield Halls - WS Theatre and cinema. Park Lane, Croydon, CR9 1DG box office: 020 8688 9291 admin: 020 8681 3381 www.fairfield.co.uk • Warehouse Theatre - WS Theatre and bar. Dingwall Road, Croydon CR0, 020 8680 4060 www.warehousetheatre.co.uk • Vue Grants 10 screen cinema complex. 14 High Street, Croydon, CR0 1GT. bookings and info: 08702 406020 enquiries: 020 8688 0606 www.warnervillage.co.uk • Vue Purley Way 8 screen cinema complex. Valley Park Leisure Complex, Hasterman Way, Croydon, CR0 4YA. bookings, info and enquiries: 08702 406020 www.warnervillage.co.uk • David Lean Cinema - WS 80 seater cinema & bar - mostly art-house and alternative films. Croydon Clocktower, Katherine Street, Croydon, CR9 1ET. 020 8253 1030

adult • Hustler Club Croydon’s newest (and only) table dancing club. 8pm-3am www.hustlerclubuk.com 12-20 Crown Hill, Croydon, 020 8633 1621 • Private DVDs, videos, ‘marital aids’ toys etc in a discreet environment. Selsdon Road, South Croydon (opposite The Folly pub)


Noise Riot Sean Costello, head-honcho at Rock Riot Promos, gives us the lowdown on this years annual Shindig...

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s I sit here and attempt to put into words the two day Rock Riot festival (5 + 6th July at the Edge) I can say without false modesty that these were the two finest shows we have ever put on. Following the success of our outdoor Shindig in 2007, we made a conscious decision to go one better for this summer and hold an event which would test the measures of our skill, patience and our abilities to book acts which crowds may never have heard - but would be at pains to forget. Thus what better idea than a two day music event with roughly 20 acts over two days? The Rock Riot ethos in the 3 years since I started the company has been simple 'One Crowd for One Gig'. This has served us well with crowds being consistently high throughout, and the satisfaction for promoter/band/punter; one of value for

money and a journey/night out in Croydon not wasted. From my own point of view (and I speak for my partners too) the formation of Rock Riot has expanded our horizons musically and socially. We have made some very fine friends from our shows and seen some of the best bands who undoubtedly have the talent to challenge any of the status quo in the music industry. If we were to stop tomorrow it would have been entirely worth it. As many of you who have been to a Rock Riot show will know that profit isn’t the motivating factor behind what we do and this will continue to be a part of what we have strived to create. While my task was to write a review of the festival (which is coming…) I felt it pertinent to just set the scene somewhat and perhaps from the tone you may have guessed that this

I can say without false modesty that this years’ Shindig made up the two finest shows Rock Riot have ever put on...

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is something of a swansong for Rock Riot for the next few months at least. Without sounding too verbose I give you - Rock Riot's Annual Shindig! Following last years debacle with the rain in August and the near death experiences of playing in pouring rain while using electrical equipment which would have ousted the national grid, we opted to play it safe and hold the festival inside. The Edge in South Croydon has become Rock Riot HQ and the shows we have put on since December last year have been some the most enjoyable and well attended we have had. For this reason it was never a doubt that the festival would be held anywhere else. So after 8 weeks of planning, 2 days of preparation, 1 sofa being dropped on my foot, a few too many Stellas on a Saturday morning, a last minute flurry of cancellations and what must have been a ton of equipment from Scream we were ready... Whore! [Oooh, get you! - Ed] The opening band of the festival had debuted previously for us in May and we had


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made the decision to have them take one of the remaining slots. Great bunch of guys. In fact Ed (bassist) was my boss recently so it's funny how things come full circle. As you are well aware Rock Riot enjoys its Punk (the disappearance of the Malloys being literally heartbreaking) and Whore! Filled the gap nicely. ‘Never been on Holiday’ tune of the set. Kitty Hudson: Croydon stalwarts Kitty Hudson had never graced a Rock Riot stage however thanks to Al drinking in the Edge and Rob's intervention - we were paired together. Simply awesome band live, great stage presence, and all round

career. My personal highlight of the set and the cd they kindly sent me is ‘The Trick’. Expect big things! The Stayaways: The Stayaways are one of my favourite bands - not one of my favourite Rock Riot bands - but one of my all time favourites. Whenever I see them live they make me realise two things: 1. How original and captivating indie music should and can be. 2. How incredulous it is that bands like Razorlight, Kooks etc can make a career out of essentially baby-talk lyrics. This band need very little written about them other than their myspace address

‘It’s always difficult to choose the best song from a Sunsets on Vegas set - much like choosing which of your kids you like best...’ cool bunch of guys. They had not played Croydon in a while I was told, and it was great to see so many fans out in force proving once again that Croydon is really pushing all the niche places in London for exciting and well supported acts The Flavonoids: We have had many new bands play for Rock Riot this year and the Flavonoids are among the best. There are very few women in bands, let alone entire female acts in Britain today and it's a real shame. The Flavs combine catchy indie with vocals reminiscent of Spektor, Nico and Brian Jonestown Massacre (when Anton's sister sings obviously). The Flavonoids have been together a very short space of time, and have only played a handful of shows. However I really believe that they could turn unbridled potential into a successful

www.myspace.com/thestayaways. Do yourself a favour and your ears justice and check them out - ‘Manna Factory’ the storming end to a hurricane set! Mescadets: Were you there in Warlingham 2007? It started to rain so heavily it looked like the weather would beat us and then… ‘Star Wars’?!? Pretty much saved the festival from disaster. Everyone forgot how wet they were and listened intently from the comfort of a crowded space. Mescadets have changed a lot since last year and while Star Wars breakdowns are no longer a feature, the band’s development has been outstanding. The last 6 months have been a transitional period with new members and fighting the good fight between gigs, rehearsal and the ever imposing spectre of exams and A-levels.

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Songs such as ‘2X4’ still tear through a crowd, while reworkings of 'It doesn’t make us...’ and new song 'The Fairytale…' are showing a real sign of maturity and stage presence while belies their relatively young age. This is going to be a big summer for Mescadets. But judging on this performance they are another band from Croydon who will be challenging the best London has to offer very soon. The Brent Flood: Late additions to the festival and we managed to swap Littl'ans for the Independent Music Awards Best Indie Act Winners (as featured in last month’s Deep). Utterly brilliant band - fantastic songs, great personalities and it was easy to see why they had beaten so many bands to the award. I highly recommend you get to see the Brent Flood for yourself because if you leave it too late you could find ticket prices have gone from a fiver at the Barfly to £20 at the Academy! Sunsets on Vegas: We have a book at Rock Riot - in this book we have 3 colours when writing down bands. Red for new acts, blue for acts which play with us regularly, and, black for bands who, we would happily tell our friends to go see instead of our show. Sunsets on Vegas were the perfect headliners for the Saturday Night. In


front of a packed crowd, Jim, Sam and Harry tore through a flawless set which had people in raptures. SOV are a band who are written down in black and double underlined. THE band of the weekend hands down. After a few months away you may have thought it would take a song or two to get into their rhythm, not the case. It’s always difficult to choose the best song from a SOV set - much like choosing which of your kids you like best - but with a gun to my head I would say ‘Year of the Volunteer’. A flawless set. Sunday 6th July Day Two: I was phoned rather early Sunday morning to be informed that Caezium had arrived very early for the show; 8am early to be precise. My mind bent by drinking and lack of sleep envisioned finding 4 Scotsmen in kilts furious for leaving them on the door step of a pub, in Croydon, after an 11 hour drive from Edinburgh; with freedom and revenge running through their veins. As is Rock Riot tradition after a successful night we had decided to celebrate with vigour and over a prolonged period. However although our minds and bodies screamed ‘no leave me to die’ the incessant vibrating of a phone stirred us into action. Looking like everything that

the Daily Mail sees wrong in the youth of today and really only amounting to 30% effective we soldiered on… Sunday was a strongbow day I seem to remember. De'borah: Sundays have traditionally been a day of rest - hence we opted to have our acoustic acts perform on the Sunday. De'borah was our first and was a prime example of how good acoustic music can be. A really light set with songs that had a poise and character and maintained the audience interest throughout. Our acoustic shows have been sometimes hit and miss but De'borah was a real gem of a find! Credit to Amelia for booking her. Tabitha Benjamin: You know when people send you facebook messages with the title 'BOOK HER NOW' that there might be something good about an artist. Tabitha Benjamin was quality - a very Irish influence to her songs which were original, varied and extremely catchy. Shades of the Cranberries, The Carpenters and Beth Orton. Tabitha Benjamin should be gracing bigger London stages very soon.

Tim and Allen: Czagio were a great band, good bunch of guys and bought into the Rock Riot ethic with all the gusto of a fat kid in a cake shop. When we first started out we needed to find bands who wanted to build something up from ground level and to support everyone involved. Czagio did this and we owe a lot of our success and longevity to people who took this on board. It was great to have Tim and Allen performing at the festival and personally it would not have been a true Rock Riot event if they had not performed. Simon Lee: Billy Don't Be A Hero were another band who were there from the beginning - played numerous shows for us and were an instrumental factor in why our Selsdon shows were successful and thus pushed us onto bigger and better things. Simon is now performing solo - a much talked about reunion never happened - but his set was excellent. A few covers alongside new and old BDBAH tunes really set the mood for full band performances as we moved into the twilight of the festival Is Johnny High? By the time IJH? took to the stage we had got through 11 acts and honestly

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we were flagging. Very little sleep, cancellations and the fear were taking control. IJH? Were the remedy to our ailments. This band hail from the Brit School and look set to follow in the large footsteps of previous students. Full of energy and song after song they seemed to get better and better. Set highlight was ‘Real Horror Show’. Los: Brand new band that were recommended to us by Davros of Chop Chop. Decent array of tunes and set which seemed a little too short however always leave people wanting more. Hopefully we’ll have them back soon. Chop Chop Bear Touch? These guys blow me away! In fact I like

strangely expecting some woeful Brazilian outfit with a cat suit - they got Chicago Street Sweepers. Lives were changed! Caezium: These guys played with the Tunics in Edinburgh the night before and travelled down to play with them in Croydon. One of the best up and coming acts I have heard. The infusion of Hendrixesque guitar and Kasabian beats is electrifying and we shall certainly be having these guys back. The Tunics: Last year The Tunics came to the festival in the middle of their album, this year it was in the middle of their tour. Having played Glasgow and Edinburgh the previous two days they drove through

‘Chicago Street Sweepers are punk music at its best. Music without pretension, without arrogance and that rests simply on the tunes.’ them so much that I volunteered to wear the bear suit for the duration of their set. I have to say that I was hot and I didn’t hear much through the bear head, but what I do know is that they rocked and ‘I Own the Floor’ nearly burst all the windows in The Edge. Chicago Street Sweepers: What a band! Punk music at it's best. If you want music without pretension, without arrogance and music that needs to rest simply on the tunes CSS is YOUR band. We had stupidly used abbreviations when advertising some bands - SOV and CSS. Some arrived

the night to make Guilfest and then to The Edge to perform. Despite the sleep deprivation of touring The Tunics played an awesome set and ‘Fade Out’ was outstanding. General Paulus: So at 10.30 we were at the finish line and it was apt that General Paulus were the band to bring the show to a halt. Last year it was solo, this year there was an ex tunic/czagio in the shape of Joe Flynn on the guitar and Craig Foster our soundman who had worked so diligently and hard all weekend. General Paulus used to be the acoustic artist that

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everyone wished had a band. Now they do and the noise is incredible. ‘Give us a Kill’ and ‘Werewolf’ were like bombs going off. The best way to cap off a superb weekend. I haven’t written anything this long since my dissertation and will try to keep our thanks to a minimum - however I will endeavour not to leave anyone out. We would like to thank Rob and Amelia at The Edge without whose support and backing such an undertaking would not be possible. They gave us the freedom to run our show as we wanted and I feel everyone has been the beneficiary. Very few people left like this in the world that are prepared to take a risk! The staff at the edge - Gail, Kaye + Neil who worked really hard throughout and made it what it was, Craig Foster for his expertise in the field of sound engineering. Scream Studios for the hire of the equipment. The Costello Delivery Service. Lastly to friends, family, bands and fans - thanks for all your support and we sincerely hope that this and all our shows have been enjoyable and worthwhile. We may not be back for a few months but we left on the highest note possible. www.myspace.com/rockriotpromo Get in touch for a gig or alternatively leave a CD in the edge...


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News-hound Pru, it’s all kicking off!

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irst up this month is some magazine news, or rather technology news: Small fanfare please - you can now read issues of deep-london, in their entirety, a few days before they hit the streets by friend-ing me up personally, or by joining our facebook fan page (deeplondon) or at our myspace (www.myspace.com/wiredmag - I know - they won’t let me bloody change it) or by visiting www.deep-london.co.uk. Of course, if you’re reading this on any of those now then you’ll know about this already, and this paragraph has probably created a spacial paradox which is even as we speak destroying the universe. Which is nice.... Elsewhere we bid fond farewell to Bar R in South End, where we’ve had many a good night out, and welcome in its stead something called the txt bar. I gather from various conversations that there is a concept behind this, but as it hasn’t opened (as of time of writing), we are not entirely sure what that concept is. As usual, we will endeavour to find out and will keep you posted. Congratulations this month, as mentioned elsewhere by Auntie May I believe, to Punkstock at the Walkabout. The all-day punk-a-thon with GBH, amongst others, managed to raise on a single Sunday a whopping £1800 for its

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two charities, Marie Curie Cancer Care and the Parkinson’s Disease Society. Top effort, and well done to everyone who got down and dirty in the moshpit to support them. In ‘friends of deep’ news, word hits us this month of a concert by Bill Bailey ‘Bill Bailey's Remarkable Guide to the Orchestra’. Mr B ‘will be performing his latest show, featuring a 72 piece symphony orchestra, at the Royal Albert Hall, London on October 15th and 16th 2008.’ At present tickets are only available to those registered on his website (www.billbailey.co.uk) although they will go on public sale later on. Check the website for more details. We’re thinking of adding a separate ‘Jessica Hynes News’ section, such is the prolificacy of her output at the moment. Last month we told you about her new film, Faintheart, and this month we bring news of her appearance in a play, which we thought was quite apt, all things considered. Jess will be appearing at The Old Vic in ‘Alan Ayckbourn's comic masterpieces, The Norman Conquests (on the London stage for the first time in 34 years). Matthew Warchus (Speedthe-Plow, God of Carnage, The Lord of the Rings) directs an outstanding ensemble cast: Amelia Bullmore, Jessica Hynes, Stephen Mangan, Ben Miles, Paul Ritter and Amanda Root. Especially

for this production The Old Vic auditorium will be transformed into 'The CQS Space' to recreate the intimate 'theatre-in-the-round' experience that the plays were originally written for. ‘The interconnecting triptych of plays, Round and Round the Garden, Table Manners and Living Together follow the same six characters, Norman, his in-laws and the local vet over a summer weekend, in an English Country house.’ The plays run from 11th September to 20th December 2008. As you’d expect there are a varity of ticket options ranging from £10 - £45 for a single play and all the way up to £180 for one of the ‘trilogy days’ with all three plays. It’s all too confusing to relay here, so for more info visit www.oldvictheatre.com, where you’ll also find more details about the plays and access information and the like, or call the booking line on 0870 060 6628. And I think that’s about it. We have word of a exciting November gig/event thing in the offing, but as nothing yet is finalised we can’t tell you about it, which means it’s not news, and I’m not sure why I brought it up. More, or indeed any at all, news as we get it. That is the end of the transmission, please return to whatever it was you were doing, unless you were doing THAT, in which case you’ll go blind...


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The return of the 20 question interview with this month’s incumbent - Skamonics’ Mark Huggett... 1) First up, introduce yourselves? I'm Mark Huggett - drummer with the Skamonics and resident of sunny Thornton Heath 2) For the uninitiated, describe your music. Ska or Ska Jazz - i.e. Ska beat with lots of horns and attitude with much reference to the Classic Studio One Ska sound 3) What's the best gig you've played so far and why? Played some nice open air gigs in Sicily with a beautiful mountain range in the background and an audience that made you realise what a bunch of scruffs us Brits are. Reading Festival was great too. Lots of people dancing about and having a good time 4) And the worst? Any gig in the bowels of the earth in summer or supporting a big name band when you have to start your set before they've actually opened the doors to let people in. 5) Best gig you're ever been to as a punter? Miles Davis at The North sea Jazz festival, coolest man that ever lived

6) Best gig you ever missed as a punter? Led Zeppelin live at Knebworth 1977...didn't quite have the cash to go. 7) Musical heroes? Sly and Robbie, the grooviest rhythm section ever. Art Blakey, Max Roach, Tony Williams, The Skatelites and, of course Miles Davis. If you've not heard of any of these people get yourself down to Beanos immediately and hand over your cash for some of the their CDs. 8) Musical villains? Kenny G, Jazz FM and smooth jazz in general. No need to explain this selection really is there..? 9) If you could travel back in time, which decade would you land in? 1970's best era for every single type of musical style. Musicians called the shots not marketing execs and pro tools mechanics 10) What is your most unappealing habit? Involuntary Duvet hogging whilst asleep 11) Which living person do you most admire and why? Nelson Mandela, only politician that you could and can believe in. 12) Which living person do you most despise and why? Robert Mugabe wouldn't be the first person on my Christmas card list

13) Would you rather be ugly and clever, or stupid and attractive? Isn't clever attractive and stupid ugly? 14) What was the first record you ever bought? Suzi Quattro "Can the Can" 15) Who would you invite to your dream dinner party? Valerie Leon circa 1975 16) How often do you have sex? As much as I deserve 17) What is your fancy-dress costume of choice? Noseferatu or Dr Frank N Furter can't quite decide. It would be Noseferatu if I've got to get the 250 bus home afterwards, definitely. 18) Where's the party at? The Brief in George St Croydon on 16th August. Its Ska night with the Skamonics! 19) What are you doing today? Today I am mostly cleaning as I have been gigging loads recently and stuff piles up like you wouldn't believe. 20) What's in the pipeline? A holiday, A Greek island, maybe Naxos, clear waters and sun and nice people ahhhhhh... Then back refreshed to entertain the good people of Croydon. Skamonics play The Brief, George Street, Croydon on 16th August. www.jazzdirect.co.uk

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The Month in Pictures... Croydon Summer Festival, fun and games at the Ship’s Battle of the Bands heats with The Hangovers & Rumbledrumskin, and Seratonin at the Treehouse.

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Mystic Mike returns with more astrological predictions which may or may not be entirely made up Leo Jul 23-Aug 22 Here’s a list of the colours and I can see if I look out of my window – silver, blue, red, white and aqua-marine. Please note that this list only applies to colours of cars and not vans. At this present moment I cannot see any vans outside anyway. I should point out though that a really fat woman the size of a bus is going slowly past and she is wearing black, which in theory is a slimming colour but clearly not on her. Libra Sep 23-Oct 22 Returning to an old theme of promoting fairly random festivals this month we have Topless Auto Tour, with plenty of “running around topless” promised to be held in Madison, Wisconsin. All looks good on paper yeah boys, but before you book your flights and make sure the camera is working, check the small print. This isn’t actually ahem, women, running around topless, it’s the damn cars. Yes, 200 hundred of the things, with their “tops” off all tuned in to some classic radio station and just driving about aimlessly. Deeply, deeply disappointing. Never fear though, because just a short step away in Ohio this August will be ”Twins” days, where a load of people sit around and watch DeVito and Schwartzwhatever give a masterful display of acting… nope, hang on I’ve got that wrong. Basically a load of twins get together and talk about um, how they look alike or something. Freaks. Aries Mar 21-Apr 20 For quite a number of years now I’ve been mildly obsessed with hair. In fact in these very pages I’ve mentioned that I suffer from that hair-pulling thing – trichotillomania. I would now like to reveal how I think this came about. I don’t know who to call in the middle of the night anymore; I’m just alone with these thoughts. It’s Morrissey and that quiff. For as long as I can remember I’ve wanted to have such a barnet but my particular density and bent of hair doesn’t really allow it to happen, curly you see. Now before you look at my picture and say that I don’t have curly hair, I can assure you, in the place where the quiff of genius would have to occur, it’s marginally curly enough to render it impossible. I have shed tears over this I can tell you and even considered using straighteners. Oh woe.

Cancer Jun 22-Jul 22 Did you know that a “jiffy” is an actual measurement of time? Me neither; until I was stuck for something to write for this star sign and typed the words “fascinating facts” into the toolbar. Whereupon I came across the aforementioned fact, submitted by a gentleman (I presume) called Craig, from Essex. According to him a jiffy is 1/100th of a second. Now if you know Craig and he’s just winding us all up then please do chastise him. If however he is right then don’t tell him otherwise he might try and claim some kind of royalties or something. I bet he’s got gelled spiky hair and is an estate agent, fool. Aquarius Jan 21-Feb 19 About five years ago I went to the library, see if I could find a book to read to pass a bit of spare time I had. Some bloke had told me they had one I could take out y’see. Turns out they had literally (see what I did there?) hundreds of thousands of books in this place. In fact, to be honest, I’m still in there now, writing this on one of the computers I’ve also found. So far I’ve read something like 2 books so hopefully if any of these star signs are going to be about igloo’s (or is it igli, I wonder if they have a dictionary in here?) or 18th Century poetry then we’re sorted. Taurus Apr 21-May 20 Oh please God no… Frank: I saw The Phantom last night mate. Hank: The Phantom what? Frank: The Phantom of the Opera. Hank: What opera? Frank: The Phantom of the Opera, in the West End. Hank: There’s a phantom in the West End? Where? Did you call anyone? Frank: No, it’s a musical, called The Phantom of the Opera, in the West End. Hank: Oh right, a musical what? Is that near the East End? That TV programme is filmed there. Frank: Eastenders yeah, I know. Hank: No, Antiques Roadshow live from Tower Hamlets. Frank: Don’t ever speak to me again, I beg you. Scorpio Oct 23-Nov 21 Stop reading this and get back to work, slacker. You know who you are. 60

Virgo Aug 23-Sep 22 IfIhadpunctuatedthissentancewithpunctu ationitmightbepossibletoreaditeasier. Pisces Feb 20-Mar 20 Computer. Fingers. Nonsense. Star signs. Done. Capricorn Dec 22-Jan 20 As most of my fans know, I’m a generous man. Not content with providing you with insight, intelligence and wit on a monthly basis, I also open your minds to consistently new experiences. So, my new series will be just for you mere mortals, my fans out there who can really only dream about being as cool and popular as me. Apart from good looks and an abundance of other assets I harbour, what one needs to be cool is the talk. See if you can spot “the talk” here (note that if you can’t, you really have no chance of being cool and are probably from Mitcham) – P Knuckle Monique, ITYF those FMB’s make me wanna merk your ho cracka b to the iatch badunkadunk out, yowser.stage. Will confirm next month. Gemini May 21-Jun 21 I knew a girl called Mandy, but she never listened to what had to say. I told her I needed her and everything but she never kissed me or stopped me from shaking. It was well cold too. She came and she gave without taking as well, very rude she was that Mandy. Sagittarius Nov 22 - Dec 21 You’re not going to believe this astropologmany fans, but someone last month actually text me a wrong answer to the TV programme quiz. What an idiot. Anyway, I can’t remember the name of another programme now. It had a load of kids in it, in a studio. Basically they were there to play some games, all hosted by Mike Reid. All they seemed to do as I remember was move about, quite fast, in different directions, whenever Reidy would instruct them too. Oh, and before I forget, it was Mike Reid, not Mike Read, the man with long hair and a weird skinny nose, if that helps. If you’ve got any ideas, please do let me know because I’ve been running around trying to work this out for about oooh, at least 4 minutes now and I’m blowed if I know.



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