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June 2011 Issue Ninety

deep online at: www.deep-london.co.uk • www.issuu.com • facebook deep-london • twitter @deep_london Hello there.. ...and welcome to issue 90. Happy birthday to us, happy birthday to us, happy birthday dear uuuuuuuussss, happy birthday to us!! Yep, it’s our birthday. Eight years of churning out unparallelled rubbish for you lovely people for absolutely nish of your hard earned money. Can’t be bad. The cover this month, by the way, is a subtle hint to anyone who’s appreciated eight years of us churning out unparallelled rubbish for absolutely nish of your hard earned money as to what you can buy us when you see us... As is customary at this time of year, we’ve consulted the child development website to find out how we’re doing and I’m pleased to say we’re spot on, for it doth say normal characteristics are thus: Is busy and active; has frequent accidents; Makes faces, wiggles, clowns; May frequently urinate as a result of anxiety; Has good appetite, wolfs down food, belches spontaneously - may accept new foods; Has improved health with a few short illnesses. Yep, [cough, wheeze] as I said, we’re spot on, although if you’re expecting us to accept new foods it depends what you mean by ‘new’, I mean, I was once served a sliced and sauteed bull’s testicle in Spain; doesn’t mean I ate it. Well, not all of it anyway, they’re quite hefty... Anyhoo... It’s June and the festival season is upon us, but we’re not talking Isle Of Wight, Reading and Leeds or Glasto, in fact, Glasto Schmlasto, no, we’re talking far more exciting than all of them put together, we’re talking Purley Festival! South Norwood Arts Festival! Caterham Festival! Bromley Literary Festival! Croydon Folk and Blues Festival! Oh yes, it’s all going on in June - in fact the only thing that’s missing is the build up to Croydon Summer Festival (don’t get me started). You can find details of all these wondrous events, and they actually are pretty good (and mostly FREE!), what are on your very doorstep, in the what’s on pages, and we’ll see you at the beer tents of at least two of them. Elsewhere, on the party front, I haven’t checked yet but you never know, I may have won the lottery, or those six donkeys I’ve just bet on might come in, in which case we’ll throw the biggest party in the WHOLE MILKY WAY. If not, which I suspect may be the case, we’ll just have a night down a boozer in July to coincide with my actual birthday and invite you all along. We’ll let you know. Right, that’s it from me for another month, and indeed another year. Have a fab and hopefully sunny June, and we’ll see you next month. Avanti, allons-y, CHEERS! Angela xxx Your Bonsai-Editor

Contact Us: editor: angela ferrara tel: 07910 506197 e: angela@deep-london.co.uk staff and contributors: auntie may, petal dunwoody, advertising sales: call angela on 07910 506197 or e-mail angela@deep-london.co.uk publishing & design: deep-london web hosting: europahost, 94 southbridge road, south croydon, CR0 1AF, tel: 0845 644 1484. www.europahost.net Happy Birthday: Moo-Ma, Karen, Franciszka, Brendan, Racquel, Anna, Jon, Richard, Stephen, Steven, Geoff, Nick, Matt, Jayne, Chris, Dan, Sara, Dave, Chris, ‘Tash, Ben, Caroline, Alan, Jim, Paul, Kerry, Adrian. Us. R.I.P: Seve Ballesteros, Cornell Dupree, Edward Hardwicke, Pam Gems, Lloyd Knibb, Mario Bertini, Odell Brown, Randy Savage, Kathy Kirby, Bill Hunter, Frank L Lacy Sr, Gil Scott-Heron, Flick Colby, Andrew Gold.

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JUNE 2011 THIS MONTH’S FEATURES:

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Junk Time Birthday Party!

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Deep In The Shed

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Deep Go Wine Making!

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Month in Pix

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It’s not just us who are celebrating a birthday - say congratulations to Junk Time Party, 10 years old & still regularly tearing the arse out of Croydon’s live music scene...

Two carpenters, a roofer, a computer expert and a former all England schools shot-putt champion walk into a bar...” Not the start of a joke, readers, but the line-up of the eternally good fun Junk Time Party, the unlikely five-some who celebrated their 10th year of being a band in April with a big old knees up at The Oval Tavern - the busiest I’ve ever seen it, and the most concerned

by a beaten Band Battle finalist (which they quite liked), had many more than a few beers and a hell of a lot more fun than most bands, I’m sure, the key to which seems to be while they take the music very seriously, they don’t take themselves too seriously. Go to see JTP and you can expect banter, bad jokes and amusing pseudonyms, drunkenness, sex, drugs, and rock and roll (not necessarily in that order), a storming cover of Cameo’s

"Our weekend starts on a Thursday and ends at rehearsals on Monday, we have Tuesday and Wednesday to get back to reality and then the party starts again..." I’ve ever been that the floor might give way thanks to all the dancing. With an armoury of fantastic tunes, two singers with great voices and the sort of musicianship you can only get from 10 years of Monday night rehearsals (well, we say rehearsals, it’s more usually an hour or so of music and several hours of poker...) JTP remain one of the best bands around. They’ve won Battle of The Bands competitions (and been robbed in the national finals of one), came 2nd in Testing 123 and have supported both The Bluetones (who very much approved) and the mighty Chas and Dave. They’ve had lineup changes, fallings out, more than a few arguments, been called a ‘Cockney Rock Supergroup’

‘Word Up’, a big old singalong to the standard ‘You’re shit and you know you are’ and a vague befuddled memory of having your ears assualted in a pleasing rock / funk fashion, and all this from 5 blokes who look an unlikely bunch to even know each other, let alone be on a stage together, for a decade. But that’s enough from me, and, I think, enough of a big-up to earn me several free pints next time I see them, so it’s over the our intrepid interviewer with JTP founder member Andy P; When did you form? “We formed in 1996 after my first Reading festival experience. I was a soul boy before that weekend, it changed me... It was 4

me, Gary and Chunky, who was involved for about 30 seconds, and we gave performances in our living room on the dining room table with one acoustic guitar and a set of bongos. “And then we had ‘Ned with the gimpy leg’ join, but he always had ‘issues’ about life and money, and his leg, and we did quite well, then Ricky joined on the drums when he was 15 years old, ‘cos he was our mate. When was your first actual gig? “Our first actual gig was in The Grouse and Claret and I walked off stage...” You flounced off? “I did, I flounced off, ‘cos it wasn’t right. If it aint right, I don’t like it. It sounded poop. You can quote that - poop. How do you spell poop?” P.O.O.P... “No that’s pooop, I want poop” P. Ü. P? “Yeah, give it an umlaut, It vas fucking püp!” So the 10 year anniversary is of? “It’s the anniversary of this lineup” You are quite an unlikely lot. “We’re the odd squad. We’re like the Village People without the costumes. Which one am I?” The black one? “Ha, obviously! What did he wear? Was he the construction worker? Please, someone do you tube and find out if the black one was the construction worker! I don’t care about the hotpants, as


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Pix - top left: 2011 - for those of you playing ‘guess the legs’ on the contents page, it’s: l-r, Gary, Darren, Mik, Andy, Ricky, or, as they’re also known, Dave Noir, Harry Potter On Acid, Jennifer Aniston, The Black Bez, The King of Siam... top right: 2006 - JTP kick some arse at Testing 123, coming 2nd overall; row 2 left: 2006 - JD Soundcheck at Walkabout - they was robbed in the Shepherd’s Bush final, robbed I tell ya!; row 2 right: 2007 - supporting The Bluetones; row 3 left: 2007 - at The Ship; row 3 right: 2007 - Supporting Chas and Dave; row 4 left: 2011 private party, row 4 right: 2008 Winning the Ship’s Battle of the Bands. 5


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long as he wasn’t the one with the leathers. Gary was the one with the ‘tache! Mik’s the red indian!” There wasn’t an all England schools shot-putt champion in the Village People! “Mik, are you a shot-putt champion? I didn’t know that!” You’ve only known him for 10 years! “We don’t talk about shotputting. Not often anyway... That’s

do the first set. So we’ve actually whittled the first set down from 45 minutes down to 20 minutes!” So when was the first gig of you five all together? “I couldn’t tell you. I remember playing The Grouse with Ned, and Darren came and watched us as part of the audience and he said to himself, ‘I want to get in that band’. We were quite mad and awesome as a four piece and we

"What I like about us is essentially, we’re builders, we’ve got two additional members but the core is two carpenters and a lead roofer. We’re pretty unlikely, but we like that" why he picks up that big bass amp on his own. Sometimes I think he’s going to do it with his teeth - then I’d be impressed.” Can I put in about your rehearsals not really being rehearsals, more like poker sessions? “You can put in that they’re rehearsals for the first couple of hours... Well, as long as it takes to

got Darren and became... more awesomer! “You know what I like about us is essentially we’re builders - we’ve got Darren and Mik as well now but basically when we started, we were builders. How many bands out there were builders? Loads of builders sing on site but how many groups out there now were formed from the building game? Even

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though we’ve got two additional members who come from whitecollar work, the core is builders, two carpenters and a lead roofer. We are pretty unlikely when we’re on stage together, but we quite like that. “You’ve seen us long enough to know that we’re pretty mad when we’ve got a crowd that’s quite responsive. We know we’re awesome when we’re on form, and even half the time when we’re not on form, we’re still awesome! If we gave it another 10% of effort we’d be groundbreaking - I don’t know if that’s the right word, but we just do it because we love it. Our weekend starts on a Thursday and ends on a Monday at rehearsal. We have Tuesday and Wednesday to get back to reality and then the weekend’s here again and it’s another party” And indeed it is, a Junk Time Party, in fact. So here’s to the last 10 years of mayhem, long may it continue!


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o paraphrase Lesley Gore et al, it’s our birthday and we’ll cook if we want to, so, to paraphrase Maria Von Trapp, here are a few of our favourite things...

June Sparkle: Wimbledon, blah de blah, strawberries, blah de blah. Actually we love strawberries, and they’re currently in season (‘Slow Food Week’ promotional mention (see listings) - TICK!) and we also like booze, especially champagne...

Pizza: Being a bit Italian and all that, we love a good pizza here at Deep Towers, but the base dough can be a bit of a pain in the arse to make when you’re the busy go-getters that we and all Deep readers are and don’t have the time to prove the stuff, so, what we do is pop down to Giorgio’s La Spezia Delicatessen, (Old Pharmacy, Swan and Sugarloaf, South Croydon) and pick up a packet of Barilla Pizza Kit. We only discovered this recently but it’s very cool, containing the flour you need plus a dinky tin of tomatoes, some oregano, a sheet of greaseproof paper and even a little pouch to measure the correct amount of water. You don’t have to prove the dough and it’s all done in 15 minutes. Add bufala mozzarella and whatever other toppings you like. The only possible drawback is that all the instructions are in Italian, but then so are mine, so it’s basically (if I remember rightly as I don’t have a packet in front of me): make a well in the flour, add tsp olive oil, gradually add the water to make a dough, knead knead knead until it’s elastic, roll roll roll (it doesn’t say ‘fling it about like they do in restaurants’ but if you’re feeling louche then please go ahead), bung on toms and oregano, shove in oven for 10 mins, remove, add mozarella, other toppings of your choice, drizzle of olive oil, bung back in oven for 5 mins. Remove, drizzle over patented chilli oil (see further over there on this page). Done. As a bonus, while you’re picking up your pizza kit, the deli also has great proscuitto ham, fantastic olives etc. Here’s a couple we made earlier...

You will need: • 3 and a half oz Champagne • Half oz strawberry liqueur • 1 oz pineapple juice • 1 strawberry & sugar for garnish (optional) Method: Pour into a champagne flute. Garnish with a sugar-dipped strawberry and serve. ................................................................................. Strawberry Daquiri: Oh, and rum, we like rum... You will need: • 4 fresh strawberries, plus half a strawberry to garnish • 2 tsp white sugar • 35ml / 1 and a half fl oz white rum • 1 tbsp strawberry liqueur • 25ml / 1fl oz lime juice • Cocktail shaker with strainer Method: 1. Place the strawberries, sugar, rum, strawberry liqueur and lime juice into the base of a cocktail shaker and mash (muddle) with the end of a clean rolling pin. 2. Place the lid onto the cocktail shaker and shake well. 3. Strain the mixture into a Martini glass and garnish with half a strawberry. ................................................................................. Chilli OIl: So you’ve been following our chilli growing guide in ‘Deep in the Shed’ and may now have a load of chillies to use up. Chilli Oil - it’s the way forward - fantastic on pizzas especially... WARNING! Simply dumping a load of fresh chillies into a bottle of oil is not a great idea as not only will they go mouldy, it can result in botulism, which is highly unpleasant. Simply boiling the oil won’t be enough to kill bacteria. The way round it is to reduce the PH level of the chillies before putting them in the oil. This is achieved in the below recipe by first boiling the chillis for ten minutes in vinegar. In order to further reduce the risk always use dried chillies, not fresh and make sure you sterilise the bottle first. You will need: • Quality Olive Oil • Chillies • Malt Vinegar Method: 1. DRYING YOUR CHILLIES: • The easiest and fastest way to do this is to puncture your chillies, then place them on a baking tray (ideally on baking paper to stop them sticking) and cook on a very low heat (100 degrees or less). • Timing is crucial as it can be easy to leave them in too long and burn. As a guide we would say to leave them in the oven 8


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for about 10-15 minutes and if not fully dry then check on them every 2-3 minutes after that. • The exact time required to dry your peppers will vary enormously depending on the type of chillies and oven you are using. • As a general rule keep the oven temperature very low and check them very regularly. • If using this method it can be a good idea to dry your fruit in batches to avoid losing all of your crop should you make a mistake.

Chilli Chutney: We’ve only tried making this recently, to use up our chillies, and it’s lovely. Ours is also incredibly hot, but in a nice, rounded way, if you see what I mean. Anyway, give it a go, it turns out looking like Branston, but with a lot more poke. We also did a version adding pear pieces toward the end of the cooking time, just long enough for them to soften, and that was brilliant too... You will need: • about 7 small chopped chillies (dried or fresh) • 2 large onions, quartered or chopped • 100ml of malt vinegar • half a teaspoon of garam masala • 4 table spoons of brown sugar • 1 clove of garlic • 500 ml of water

2. MAKING THE OIL: • Take a handful of dried red chillies. About 7 or 8 medium size chillies should do the job – it all depends how hot you like it! Add them to a pan of hot malt vinegar and simmer, stirring occasionally to make sure all the chillies are submerged. • After 10 minutes remove the chillies and allow the vinegar to drain off by placing on some kitchen roll. • Next, add the chillies (you can leave them whole, or chop them, or have a mixture of both) to a pan of olive oil and gently heat (don’t bring to the boil) for about 5 minutes. • Leave the pan and the chillies to cool.

Method: 1. Add all of the ingredients except the vinegar to a saucepan and bring to the boil. Cover and simmer for about 30 mins. 2. Add the vinegar and simmer with the lid off for a further 20 minutes to reduce down some of the liquid. 3. Sterilise a glass container as per chilli oil recipe, when dry, add the chutney. Particularly nice when snaffled with ham!

3. STERILISING YOUR CONTAINER: • Always use a glass container, obviously, whether it be the original bottle your olive oil came in, a pretty bottle, even a jam jar or old pasta sauce jar etc. If you are reusing old bottles or jars, check for cracks - if there are any, chuck the thing out. • Wash in hot, soapy water and rinse in freshly boiled water, then turn upside-down on a clean tea towel to drain • To heat sterilise your bottles or jars, preheat the oven to Gas3/170C. Stand them on a baking sheet and heat in the oven for 10 minutes. Obviously if your container has a plastic lid, don’t cook that, it’ll melt - just wash in hot soapy water. • Or put the clean bottles / jars in a deep pan and cover with boiling water. Bring to the boil and boil for 10 minutes. • It is also possible to sterilise in the microwave. Half-fill bottles / jars with fresh water and microwave on full power until the water boils.

‘Deep Chilli Chutney’. There was more of it, but we ate it.

4. FINISH: When your oil is cool and your bottle / jar is dry, simply bung the oil complete with all the chillies into it. Done. If you can get a pouring spout even better. Store in a cool dark space.

................................................................................. Granita al Limone: A traditional Italian palate-cleanser / dessert / breakfast (with brioche), and possibly the simplest thing on the planet to make, assuming you have a freezer. Think swish Slush-Puppy, but a million times nicer. (Serves 6-8). You will need: • Water - 3 cups • Sugar - 1 1/2 cups • Fresh lemon juice - 1 cup Method: 1. Bring 1 cup of the water and the sugar to a boil in a saucepan, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Continue boiling for 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let to cool. 2. Stir in the remaining water and lemon juice. Pour the mixture into a glass baking dish (or tupperware) and set in the freezer for one or two hours until it starts to get slushy. The shallower the dish, the quicker it’ll freeze. 3. Stir well with a fork, breaking up any large chunks of ice or ice crystals. Repeat this process every 20 minutes or so until the granita is frozen solid. 4. Place scoops in small glasses or dessert bowls and serve. NB. If you want, garnish the granita with some lemon zest.

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Septuagenarian agony aunt cum rock mutton Auntie May goes gnome sweet gnome. . .

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ello, good evening and welcome. Following a distressing spate of garden thefts (what is the world coming to?), Edith and I have been spearheading a nationwide campaign to return our pet gnomes Trumpton and Camberwick Green to their rightful home. This has involved an extensive flyering exercise covering the length and breadth of the country. Edith has been holed up in the attic with the printing press running full-tilt and I have been relentlessly flyering every major city in a bid to keep the situation at the forefront of people's minds. Trumpton and Camberwick Green, for reasons best known to themselves, are committed football fans so, with this in mind we’re logging our progress in the form of a football themed competition. Email me at mayharbinger@hotmail.co.uk with a list of all the football teams featured in my report, and anybody who gets them all correct will go into a draw to win a “Grow Your Own Nigella” kit and other random goodies. Competition closes at the end of July to be safe, as I haven’t the faintest idea when your favourite listings rag will hit the streets [Me neither - Ed]. “Last week, my crew Stanley Black, Paul and I headed to Manchester, united in the knowledge that this was a key location. We started up West, ham sandwiches and Everton mints safely stowed in Stanley's back pocket, until he fell, his jeans torn asunder, landing on his arse and all our lunch got squashed. So we stopped at a café to stoke up - I chose the liver, Paul opted for turnips which he loves, and Stanley nibbled on some red Leicester. Unfortunately Stan had a panic attack in the gents because the door had no bolt on – wanderers kept opening the door so he had to go outside for some fresh air. Later we pressed on towards the ports, mouths watering at the thought of some Lincoln sausages and Dundee cake. The next day, we headed south and as we neared Wycombe, wanderers tagged along with us. By evening more came and swelled our ranks. Donations to our cause started to come in, but the loot only weighed us down so we had to bury it. 12

Today I am heading off to Accrington. Stanley is going to meet me at the station at the south end en route from Plymouth, Argyll socks flashing beneath his cycling shorts, barnet blowing in the fierce wind, on time hopefully. He'll be equipped with a huge satchel, seeing if he can beat his pasting record each day. If not, I send him to Coventry - this really spurs him on. I'm then planning to do Sheffield Wednesday, hoping this leads to more publicity. Stanley is going to put his wig on, athletic though he is, as last time he was in Queens Park, rangers tried to arrest him for torching some barns, leaving him with a black

winners were The Flim Flam Mollywoking Platoon of Doom, who won the fantastic prize of a pint of money. I was disappointed not to win the Cock Soup but walked away with some fine Nigella seeds, hence my ability to offer them on as a prize in my own competition. Anyway, that’s it for another month. Stay safe, happy and upright. Auntie May returns next month. . .

Edith and I are spearheading a campaign to get our garden gnomes, Trumpton and Camberwick Green, returned home. . . burn Lee had to see to urgently. We're planning to completely cover the mill wall before heading back to Brighton and Hove. I'll be on my way to Nottingham for rest by then. I'll be happy to go home as I'm really a Queen of the South and I know Stan misses his mother – well wouldn't you?” So send us a card if you spot our wayward gnomes.anywhere. And on the subject of competitions, a great night was had by all who attended Richie & Keef’s Bizarre Quiz Night at the Ship. Featuring a plethora of totally random questions, mostly concerning peanuts, giraffes and obscure laws, and punctuated by uncontrollable giggling from the question masters, the proud and worthy


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Or, Beard & Sandals Monthly, or, Furry Animals, Plants & Stars, or, Tree-Huggers Unite. It’s the Deep-London Page Of Nature. . .

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irthday greetings from the Deep Shed! We’ve put up bunting and everything...

What to Plant Now: Strawberries! Contrary to popular opinion, strawberries are pretty easy to grow, and can be grown inside in a windowbox, thus avoiding problems from slugs, birds and frost etc. To grow indoors in a windowbox you will need: a window box (well d’ur!), potting compost (if possible with fertiliser already added), some gravel, pebbles or hydroponic material, and either strawberry seeds or strawberry plants. You really want to use the deepest window box you can find, to avoid too much moisture being lost - the deeper the box, the more water it can hold and the slower the compost will dry out. Put a layer of gravel, pebbles or hydroponic material at the bottom of the window box, approx. 1 inch thick, to help drainage (we use the hydroponic stuff). Fill the box with compost until you reach about 2 inches from the rim. Firm the compost down lightly and refill with more compost if necessary. Ensure the compost is damp, but not wet. We REALLY recommend you include hydroponic balls in the compost, as these will help the water retention. Just sprinkle a handful or so with the compost while filling below the planting level. Pop your strawberry plants into the box, spreading the roots out evenly if

transferring from a different part of the garden. If you are growing strawberries from seed, fill the compost to about 1 1/2 inches from the rim and spread the seeds out evenly along the edges. The plants don't want to be backed up against the side of the box, but appreciate a space of about 1/2 inch between themselves and the window box wall. Add compost to about an inch from the top of the box, firming each plant in gently as you go along. Water generously and don't worry if the plants look a bit wilted to begin with - they will pick up within a few days. Remember to water VERY regularly and add liquid fertiliser after about 6 weeks. If you have planted seeds, keep the box or basket in a warm place until the seeds have germinated and the young plants have established themselves, then slowly acclimatise them to living outdoors - unless you intend to continue to grow strawberries on the inside windowsill. The plant will benefit from being placed on a windowsill or balcony where they receive a lot of sunlight.

Creature-Watch: We’re always on the lookout for interesting animal based stuff here in the shed, so we’re happy to tell you all that you can go walking with wolves near Reading. Yes, really. Pop along to http://wildlifewatching.org/ and select wolves from the dropbox (or basking sharks, badgers, edible dormice or a host of other animals). According to the site it’s “a unique experience of walking with socialised wolves through beautiful woodland. The wolves are handled by an experienced team and will interact with you as you walk, often walking in amongst you.” How very, very cool. The walk costs £30 and the next available slots are in September, so if you fancy it it’s probably best to book now as they fill up fast. The event is run by the UK Wolf Conservation Trust, so you’re in good hands, and they also have open days (next one 29th August) and other events throughout the year. Visit their site at http://ukwct.org.uk. 14

Watch The Skies! This month’s main event is a total eclipse of the moon on June 15th. The Moon rises during the total phase of the eclipse as the Sun sets. Moonrise time varies with location, with observers in London seeing this at 2113 BST (2013 GMT). The total eclipse ends at 2203 BST (2103 GMT), when the Moon begins to leave the darkest part of the Earth's shadow or umbra. By this time it stands only 5 degrees above the southeastern horizon from London. The Moon then moves into the penumbra, the lighter part of the Earth's shadow and will likely have a yellowish hue. The eclipse comes to an end when the Moon leaves the penumbra at 0002 BST on 16 June (2302 GMT on 15 June). The Moon's low altitude in the sky during the total phase of the eclipse means that observers will need an excellent horizon and clear skies to see it well, but if it is visible it could be a spectacular opportunity for photographers. And unlike their solar counterparts, lunar eclipses need no special equipment and are perfectly safe to watch with the unaided eye. View it with The Baker Street Irregular Astronomers (astronomical society running a free public eclipse event in Regent's Park, London) www.bakerstreetastro.org.uk

Shed Of The Month

In honour of a summer of English cricket, our June shed of the month is more of a pavilion. This little (I say little, it’s bigger than my flat) beauty is the Avon 500 Grande Log Cabin and if you happen to have just over three grand (or six for the deluxe version) down the back of the sofa it can be yours! See your shed here! Send a pic to hello@deep-london.co.uk.


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We want the finest wines available to humanity! We want them here and we want them... in about 4 weeks!

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xcitement abounds in the Deep Shed this month as our adventure in home-brewing has begun! Well, I say home brewing, it’s more home fermenting as we’ve eschewed the beer brewing option, as we don’t drink that much beer, and gone straight to wine-making, as we drink a lot of wine. Unfortunately, a quick search on t’internet reveals that not only does winemaking require more equipment than beer making, but that it’s also a bit more technical (cue outrage from beer brewers everywhere, but we can only tell it as we see it). Happily though, as Ian Dury once sagely opined ‘there aint ‘alf been some clever bastards’, and the good people at

100% of all the sterilising I’ve ever done) after which, and after a brief hiatus as we try for about half an hour to get the lid off (the instructions need to be MORE idiot-proof) it’s time to add the grape juice and various other sachets including oak chips (we’re making a Sav Blanc, btw), fizz up the yeast and add that, then bung it all in the airing cupboard (it needs to be in a warm, dark place) to let it do its thing for 7 days. In just 4 short weeks, we’ll have wine, you know. To say the concoction looks pleasant in this 7 day stage would be overstating it. It looks like off milk with bits of

The kit looks like a nascent mad scientist set, but Petal got a ‘C’ in O’Level Chemistry so we’re confident... www.brewuk.co.uk seem to be some of them as they’ve produced a ‘wine starter kit’ which includes everything, and we mean everything, you need to get started in winemaking (around £40 for a reusable six bottle kit). And lo, a couple of days later a big exciting box arrives containing widgets and grommets, pots and potions, sachets and intriguing glass measuring devices, all of which look very much like a nascent mad scientist set and a little bit daunting, but, bolstered by Petal Dunwoody’s revelations about getting a ‘C’ in O’Level Chemistry we plough on and discover that the kit also contains pretty much idiotproof instructions - hurrah! As with most other things in the mag this month (see chilli oil, chutney etc), the first task is sterilising our demijohn (seriously, since May 15th I’ve done exactly

black stuff floating in it, and is, in quite a sinister way, ‘breathing’ through it’s little fermentation lock lid as the gas escapes, and making a constant quiet hissing noise. After about 5 days, the mists are starting to clear and we’re left with what looks very much like a distressing urine sample with a lot of magnolia-tobrown tinted sediment at the bottom. Lovely.

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After 7 days it’s time to try out our hydrometer, like a big thermometer which measures specific gravity. The instructions tell us what parameters we should be within and... we are! Time to sterilise the second demijohn and the syphon and get the wine from one to t’other sans sediment. A bit of a tricky job, and I leave the actual sucking of the syphon to get the wine moving to Petal, as I really don’t want any of the gloop in my mouth. Petal duly obliges and reports that it tastes like very weak wine (yes, I know that’s what it’s supposed to taste like, but we were still surprised that it actually did), or maybe one of those Schloer grape drinks with vodka in it. When the small amount of sediment we didn’t manage to syphon out settles, the stuff looks like, well, wine, and it’s back into the airing cupboard for another 12 days until stage three, when we have to add ‘finings’ and other odd sachets. But that, I’m afraid, will have to

wait as this is where we have to leave you, on tenterhooks no doubt, as the next stage doesn’t start until after we’ll have gone to print, but suffice to say by the next time we see you we’ll either be sitting in the shed sipping a young and fruity Sav Blanc or writing the mag from the gastro-intestinal unit of the nearest A&E. Either way, we’ll let you know next month...

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6 bottle intro winemakers kit from www.brewuk.co.uk £41.39 - includes 2 demijohns, syphon, airlocks, hydrometer & testing jar, steriliser, 6 clear wine bottles with plastic reusable corks, 1 Sauvignon Blanc 6 Bottle Wine Kit and idiot-proof instructions. Bargain!

Pictures: 1) Excitement with boxes & doodads; 2) Let the winemaking process begin!; 3) Mmm, lovely; 4) The sinister breathing grommet; 5) I can see clearly now the yeast has gone; 6) Petal, in full mad professor mode, has fun with syphons; 7) That looks a bit like wine - we’re as surprised as you...

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What’s On - Regular Every Day / Monthly Events: Book Now: • Sport / Music: Sandown Races Racing and music night with THE SCISSOR SISTERS. Flat evening horse racing (first race 6pm) followed by the band (9pm-ish). 20th July 2011. Direct Train from Clapham Junction to Esher station. Free minibus shuttle from the station to the course. Prices from £33 for adults. For more details please visit www.sandown.co.uk • Sport / Music: Sandown Races Racing and music night with TOM JONES. Flat evening horse racing (first race 6pm) followed by the band (9pm-ish). 27th July 2011. Direct Train from Clapham Junction to Esher station. Free minibus shuttle from the station to the course. Prices from £33 for adults. For more details please visit www.sandown.co.uk

Every Day: • Theatre: Where The Flowers Grow - NEW! Until June 26th World Premiere of a brilliant new play by Mark Norfolk (author of Knock Down Ginger and Naked Soldiers). Vernon has fulfilled his ambitions - he has a good job and a cosy lifestyle with his loving wife and teenage son. But things change when his job comes under threat and a tragedy at work forces him to evaluate his priorities in all aspects of his life. The excellent play has a stellar cast in Roderick Burrows, Ashley Gerlach & Jodyanne Richardson and is directed by Jeffery Kissoon, designed by Heike Scharrer with lighting by Sherry Coenen WHERE THE FLOWERS GROW is MADE IN CROYDON We're very proud to have discovered Croydon-born Mark Norfolk in our International Playwriting Festival a few years back and Mark has gone on to success in theatre, film and TV and was Croydon Cultural Champion "Norfolk's poetic language, assured writing and well-drawn characters stay long in the memory" The Times Various times and prices. For more info please call the box office on 020 8680 4060 or visit www.warehousetheatre.co.uk Warehouse Theatre, Dingwall Road, East Croydon, 020 8680 4060 www.warehousetheatre.co.uk • Market: Surrey Street (Not Sunday) London’s oldest continuously running market since 1276, with fruit and veg, bits and pieces, meat and fish, hot food, all

sorts. Use it or lose it, people. Open Mon-Sat from ridiculously early... Surrey Street, Croydon www.surreystreetmarket.com • Museum: Museum Of Croydon Monday - Saturday, 11am - 5pm (Closed Sundays and Bank Holidays) Permanent Galleries: Croydon History - Follow the story of Croydon from 1800 to now. The Riesco Collection of Chinese Ceramics is on permanent display in the Riesco Gallery at Croydon Clocktower. The Croydon Art Collection contains over 2000 paintings, prints and drawings. Depictions of local scenes and landmarks are stored alongside works by Henry Moore, Bridget Riley and Bengali poet Rabindranath Tagore. Museum Of Croydon, Clocktower, Katharine Street • Wildlife: Beaver Waterworld We at deep are HUGE fans of Beaver Waterworld, and not just because of the amusing name. They’ve got birds, beavers, lizards, snakes, crocodiles, tons of other animals. A registered charity, BWW is also a rehoming centre. “Our aim at Beaver Water World Reptile Zoo is to be a refuge - a Noah's Ark for rare and rescued reptiles”. Open EVERY Day except Xmas Day - 10am to 5pm. Adults - £4.00, Children - £3.00 Beaver Water World, Waylands Farm, Approach Road, Tatsfield, Nr. Westerham Kent. TN16 2JT, Tel: 01959 577747 www.beaverwaterworld.com • Farm: Fanny’s Farm To complement Beaver Waterworld... Farmshop, Tearooms and tea gardens, Childrens play area, Florists, Chickens, pigs and sheep, The famous treehouse, Landscape garden/garden centre, chickens, 2 new vietnamese pot bellied pigs - Burt and Ernie - and sheep. Fanny's Farm Shop, is the perfect place to enjoy a cream tea, fresh coffee or a ploughman's lunch featuring local cheeses. Fanny's features a wide range of local produce to buy, including jam and marmalade, honey, floral arrangements, pickle, mustards, fresh vegetables, bacon and eggs, cakes and handmade gifts. Opening Hours - 9.00am to 6.00pm every day including bank holidays, although we do stop serving teas at 5.00pm. Fannys Farm Shop, MarkEdge Lane, Merstham, Surrey RH1 3AW email: fanny@fannysfarmshop.co.uk Tel: 01737 554444 http://fannysfarmshop.co.uk

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1st Tuesday of the month: • Live Music: Rob and Friends Jamming. From 8.30pm. The Royal Standard, 1 Sheldon Street, Croydon, CR0 1SS, 020 8688 9749 For more events, find us on facebook!

1st Wednesday: • Kids: Iggy and Loong’s Under 5s Until March 2011 (except January) 10.30am, 11.15am & 12pm (30 mins). Join Iggy the iguana and Loong the Chinese dragon for songs, games and stories in the Riesco Gallery. Aimed at the Under 5s. FREE! Just drop in. Riesco Gallery (ground floor), Croydon Clocktower, Katharine Street, Croydon. www.croydonclocktower.org.uk

1st Thursday: • Live Music: The New Delta Big Band From Ellington to Herman, big band jazz at its best! 8.15-11pm. FREE! The Lord Napier, 111 Beaulah Road, Thornton Heath, CR7. 020 8653 2286. • Gay: Quiz Monthly quiz night. The Bird In Hand, 291 Sydenham Road, Croydon, CR0 2EL. 020 8683 3104 www.birdinhand.uk.com • Comedy: Upfront Comedy Club Hosting a different line-up of black comedians every month. See Clocktower website for who’s on. “The most enterprising black comedy promoters in the country" The Guardian. 8pm. £9.50 (£7.50 conc) Croydon Clocktower, Katharine St, Croydon. More info from www.croydonclocktower.org.uk

1st Monday: • Music: Folk/Blues Singers & Musicians Night No need to book just come along to sing and play! £3 Croydon Folk and Blues Club, Ruskin House, 23 Coombe Road, Croydon, CR0 1BD. www.croydonfolkclub.org.uk 020 8660 5919 or 0770 3210 795

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What’s On - Regular Monthly Events: at 10.30am, 11.15am & 12pm (30 mins) Free, drop in Venue: Riesco Gallery (ground floor of the Clocktower). FREE entry. Croydon Clocktower, Katharine Street, Croydon.

1st Friday: • Club: Groove On Funk club. Upstairs at The Treehouse, 78 High Street, Croydon, CR0 1DP, 020 8688 9837 www.treehousepeople.com • Poetry: Poets Anonymous Friday Poetry at the Fairfield Hotel Bar, 1 Lansdowne Road, Croydon, Surrey CR9 2BN. Floor spots. From 8pm. £2 waged, £1 unwaged. Contact Peter for further details; peter@poetsanon.org.uk, 020 8645 9956.

1st Saturday: • Music: DJ Rob Delta Playing Funk, blues, soul and psychedelia. The Oval Tavern, 131 Oval Road, East Croydon, CR0 6BR www.ovaltavern.co.uk • Club: Retro-Rewind Get your platforms on and dust off those flares as John Lazenby of DISCO79.com and The Arc, transport you back in time playing hours of the best 60s, 70s and 80s music guaranteed to pull you to the dance floor. Concentrating mainly on the 70’s and 80’s disco era with a bit of 60’s soul, R&B, pop and rock, 70’s glam rock, 80’s new romantic and happy songs from Wham and the like to have you jumping to the beat! £5 in advance or £8 on the door. Strictly over 21s. Doors open at 8pm and bar closes at Midnight. Booking line: 01883 330380. More info email info@the-arc-caterham.co.uk or visit www.the-arc-caterham.co.uk The Arc, 39 Weston Drive, Caterham, Surrey, CR3 5XY

1st Sunday: • Green: Heathfield Ecology Centre Normally open from around 10 o'clock until about 5 o'clock (or dusk, whichever is sooner) on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month except for 1st January or when there is another event. Established in 1997 and operates out of the Old Orchard in the grounds of Heathfield House. The centre raises awareness of Croydon's green heritage and helps to preseve the

borough's biodiversity. For full details of activities and membership visit www.heathfield-ecology.org.uk The Old Orchard, Heathfield, Coombe Lane, Croydon CR0 5RH • Music: ‘The Ukelele & Other Machines’ Ukelele Jam A relaxed, informal ukulele play-along session where you are the band! Everyone joins in, playing songs from our own songbook, from 60s classics to Bon Jovi, Radiohead, The Smiths and everything in between. Bring your own ukulele if you have one but we do have a couple of spares if you want to try it out. Absolutely all abilities welcome, from complete novices to good players. Everyone can play something, we guarantee it! See “the ukulele & Other Machines” website http://ukulele.website.orange.co.uk for more details and link to all our songs. Green Dragon, 58-60 High St, Croydon CR0 1NA. 1st and 3rd Sunday of month, 7:30pm to 10-00pm, upstairs bar

2nd Monday: • Group: Croydon Writers Writing group. 7.45pm. New Members welcome.. Annual membership - £16.00 Meetings - £2 per meeting for members, £4 per meeting for non members. More info from www.croydonwriters.org.uk The Library, Croydon Cloctower, Katharine Street, Croydon

2nd Tuesday: • Comedy: Comedy Night with host Gareth and guest comedians. From 8.30pm. The Royal Standard, 1 Sheldon Street, Croydon, CR0 1SS, 020 8688 9749 For more events, find us on facebook! • Group: Croydon Round Table of Inventors was established to provide a network and forum for local Croydon inventors to share ideas and experiences. It is a non-profit club, run by inventors and for inventors. Meetings take place on the second Tuesday of every month in the Town Hall, Katharine Street, Croydon from 6:30pm to 9:30pm. Please check this event is on before heading out.

2nd Thursday: • Live Music: The Brian Hetherington Jazz Band Listen or jive to the authentic rythyms of New Orleans! 8.15-11pm. FREE! The Lord Napier, 111 Beaulah Road, 20

Thornton Heath, CR7. 020 8653 2286.

2nd Saturday: • Poetry: Poets Anonymous Saturday Poetry in the Primary Room, United Reformed Church, Addiscombe Grove, Croydon, Surrey, CR0 5LP. 2.304.00pm. £2.00. Bring your poetry to read and share. Contact Peter for further details; peter@poetsanon.org.uk, 020 8645 9956

3rd Monday: • Music: Folk/Blues Singers & Musicians Night No need to book just come along to sing and play! £3. Croydon Folk and Blues Club, Ruskin House, 23 Coombe Road, Croydon, CR0 1BD. www.croydonfolkclub.org.uk 020 8660 5919 or 0770 3210 795

3rd Tuesday: • History: East Surrey Family History Society Meetings on 3rd Tuesday of the month in the small hall of East Croydon United Reformed Church. Doors Open at 7.30 pm and the meeting starts at 8.00pm. See daily what’s on for details of this month’s talk / event. East Croydon United Reformed Church, Addiscombe Grove, Croydon CR0 5LP

3rd Thursday: • Music: The New Delta Big Band From Ellington to Herman, big band jazz at its best! 8.15-11pm. FREE! The Lord Napier, 111 Beaulah Road, Thornton Heath, CR7. 020 8653 2286. • Gay: Quiz The Bird In Hand, 291 Sydenham Road, Croydon, CR0 2EL, 020 8683, 3104 www.birdinhand.co.uk.

3rd Sunday: • Group: Heathfield Ecology Centre Normally open from around 10 o'clock until about 5 o'clock (or dusk, whichever is sooner) on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month except for 1st January or when there is another event. Established in 1997 and operates out of the Old Orchard in the grounds of Heathfield House. The centre raises awareness of Croydon's green heritage and helps to preseve the borough's biodiversity. For full details of activities and membership visit www.heathfield-ecology.org.uk The Old Orchard, Heathfield, Coombe Lane, Croydon CR0 5RH


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What’s On - Regular Weekly Events: • Music: ‘The Ukelele & Other Machines’ Ukelele Jam A relaxed, informal ukulele play-along session where you are the band! Everyone joins in, playing songs from our own songbook, from 60s classics to Bon Jovi, Radiohead, The Smiths and everything in between. Bring your own ukulele if you have one but we do have a couple of spares if you want to try it out. Absolutely all abilities welcome, from complete novices to good players. Everyone can play something, we guarantee it! See “the ukulele & Other Machines” website http://ukulele.website.orange.co.uk for more details and link to all our songs. Green Dragon 58-60 High St, Croydon CR0 1NA 1st and 3rd Sunday of month, 7:30pm to 10-00pm, upstairs bar.

4th Tuesday: • Live Music: Open Mic Simon Hughes's blues and acoustic Open Mike nights. We let you entertain us! From 8.30pm. FREE! The Oval Tavern, 131 Oval Road, East Croydon, CR0 6BR www.ovaltavern.co.uk

4th Thursday: • Live Music: The Brian Hetherington Jazz Band Listen or jive to the authentic rythyms of New Orleans! 8.15-11pm. FREE! The Lord Napier, 111 Beaulah Road, Thornton Heath, CR7. 020 8653 2286.

4th Saturday: • Music: DJ BennyManyHats Playing the way only Benny can. The Oval Tavern, 131 Oval Road, East Croydon, CR0 6BR www.ovaltavern.co.uk

Last Monday: • Science: Cafe Scientifique Free talks and discussions with a scientist on a subject of topical interest on the last Monday of each month from 18:30 to 20:00 in the Braithwaite Hall (Croydon Clocktower, Katharine Street, Croydon) no ticket necessary.

Last Tuesday: • Music: Live Jazz Jazz on the Last Tuesday of Every Month at 8.30 PM. See www.jazznet.co.uk for who’s on.

The Golden Lion, 116 Sydenham Road London SE26 5JX, Tel: 020 8778 6859 Car Parking at rear of Pub www.jazznet.co.uk

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from 7pm til midnight. Free entry before 10pm. Black Sheep Bar, 68 High St, CR0. 020 8680 2233. www.blacksheepbar.com www.myspace.com/blacksheepbar • Group: Croydon Natural History and Scientific Society meets on most Monday evenings from 19:45 at the Small Hall of the United Reform Church in Addiscombe Grove, East Croydon. For more information about the society go to www.greig51.freeserve.co.uk/cnhss/index. htm#about • Quiz: Rough Trade Shop Pop Quiz - NEW! 8pm-10pm £1 per team member, up to 6 in a team. Picture rounds, name that tune rounds, anagrams, bad puns (good puns?) and brain teasing musical questions from Paul Guided Missile. Prizes include wine, Rough Trade Shop Record Tokens and Cheezy Wotsits for best team name! The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Road London, N1 9JB. Tel: 020 7837 5371 www.thelexington.co.uk

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Last Thursday: • Quiz: The Croham - NEW! A new quiz night from Wendy’s Wonderful Quiz at The Dragon fame. From 8pm. Teams of up to 6 and £1.50 entry per person. The Croham Arms, Croham Road, South Croydon

Last Friday: • Club: Histree House Last Friday of the month. Old-skool house. Open til 3am. Free entry for Treehouse diners, otherwise £5. Upstairs at The Treehouse, 78 High Street, Croydon, CR0 1DP, 020 8688 9837 www.treehousepeople.com

• Quiz: Green Dragon Wendy’s marvellous pub quiz. 8pm every Monday. Jackpot round! £1 in, winning team gets the cash. Green Dragon, High Street, Croydon • Music: Community Choir 6:30pm, upstairs The Green Dragon, 58-60 High Street, Croydon, CRO 1NA www.myspace.com/greendragonpub • Club: Blue Monday Buy one hour of Pool and receive one hour free of charge. Don’t worry if you are on a one-hour lunch break - we will give you a voucher to use another day. If you are not a member you can join at reception free of charge if you bring some ID along. More about free membership. Half price on all drinks Monday to Thursday 5pm to 7pm Fridays 5pm to 9pm. Open Midday until 11pm. Admission is free of charge Dress Code: No caps, sportswear, or hooded tops. Jeans and trainers are permitted. Over 18s only - ID required. Loop Lounge, 12 Crown Hill, Croydon, CR0 1RZ. 020 8760 7000 www.looplounge.co.uk • Games: Poker Night Poker at the Jolly Farmers. The Jolly Farmers, 7 Purley Rd, Purley Surrey CR8 2HA, 020 8660 2076 www.jollyfarmers-purley.co.uk • Club: Half Price Mondays 50% off all drinks (excluding champagne) 21

• Music: Jazz Jam Session Every Tuesday Night at The Lord Napier Jazz Pub. All welcome. The Lord Napier, 111 Beulah Road, Thornton Heath. 020 8653 2286 • Sport: Roller Derby Monks Hill Sports Centre 9-10pm Also croydon roller derby are taking on new skaters so anyone who's Interested please contact us at fenrisflyers@gmail.com or deathpixie666@hotmail.com • Quiz: The Good Companions Wendy’s marvellous pub quiz travels to Hamsey Green every Tuesday from 8pm. The Good Companions, Hamsey Green, Croydon. • Quiz: The Pembroke 8pm. 50p per person per round. Plus 2 for 1 on pizzas. The Pembroke, 12-16 Chipstead Valley Road, Coulsdon, CR5 2RA 020 8763 0800 • Quiz: The Builders Arms Fun general knowledge quiz. The Builders Arms, 65 Leslie Park Road, Croydon, CR0 6TP, 020 8654 1803 • Club: Cheap Sheep Tuesdays DJ Magoo plays the most ripe Electro, DnB, Dubstep, Indie and Ska while you enjoy £1.50 PINTS, £1.25 SPIRIT MIXERS, £1 SHOTS + £2.50 VODKA RED BULL ALL NIGHT. Doors 7pm til late, FREE ENTRY before 9pm. Black Sheep Bar, 68 High St, CR0. 020 8680 2233. www.blacksheepbar.com


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What’s On - Regular Weekly Events: • Music: Freedom of Expression presents the best in acoustic music, comedy, poetry and magic - see daily what’s on for who’s playing when. From 8pm. FREE! The Green Dragon, 58-60 High Street, Croydon, CRO 1NA www.myspace.com/greendragonpub • Fitness: Yoga Classes Every Tuesday from 7.30pm-9pm. £5 a class for 6 sessions. Beginners welcome. 140 Brighton Road, Purley. 0208 763 2629 • Dance: Strictly Fun Dancing Ballroom Dancing every Tuesday. Beginners - 7pm. £6 Improvers - 7.45pm. £6 Social Dance - 8.30pm. £7 Buy two sessions for £11, 3 for £16. Arnham Gallery, Fairfield Halls, Park Lane, Croydon, CR9 1DG. Box Office: 020 8688 9291 www.fairfield.co.uk • Community: Women-Only Swimming Sessions South Norwood pool: Tuesdays 8-10pm. The cost for a non-member adult swim is £3.30 per hour. For further information on membership, activities, prices and timetables go to www.fusionlifestyle.com/contracts/Croydon_Council

Every Wednesday: • Museum: East Surrey Museum Open 10am-5pm Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays Permanent Galleries: Local History The development of our area from earliest times. It contains sections on Geology and fossils, Stone Ages, Bronze and Iron Ages, the Romans in East Surrey, an Anglo-Saxon corner, medieval times and modern history. Also stages various transient exhibitions. Admission is free but donations are welcomed. East Surrey Museum, 1 Stafford Road Caterham, CR3 6JG. 01883 340 275 www.eastsurreymuseum.org • Quiz: Mike K’s General Knowledge Quiz From 9.00pm Mike K’s general knowledge quiz, non-members welcome! Caterham Club, 10A, Croydon Road, Caterham CR36QB • Quiz: Foxley Hatch Every Wednesday from 8pm. £1 entry per person - winner takes all. Maximum 4 on a team. The Foxley Hatch, Purley • Event: Talent Night Talent Night Open Mic. Every Wednesday. £200 prize! The Whyteleafe Tavern, 208 Godstone Road, Whyteleafe, CR3 0EE www.whyteleafetavern.com

• Pool: American 8-Ball Pool Competition Test your pool skills against Croydon’s finest pool players as we launch a new weekly cash prize competition that will also see players gaining ranking points to become Croydon’s number 1 pool player. 10 Week Ranking League Cash Prizes - £10 Entry Fee Weekly knock out competition • Winner receives 75% of entry pot (remaining 25% to go towards ranking league) • Best of 3 frames • Semi final and final best of 5 frames 10 Week Ranking League • Points given for progress in weekly knock out competition. • Winner receives 75% of total pot • Runner up receives 25% of total pot Half price drinks 5-7pm Midday until midnight. Dress: No caps, sportswear, or hooded tops. Jeans and trainers are permitted. Over 18s only - ID required. Loop Lounge, 12 Crown Hill, Croydon, CR0 1RZ. 020 8760 7000 www.looplounge.co.uk • Poker: King Of Clubs Loop Lounge Poker Night: It's the standard Texas Hold’em format that we all know and love. This night is open to all Loop Lounge members. To register an interest and book a place at our tables please visit our website. Open Midday until midnight Half price on all drinks: Monday to Thursday 5pm to 7pm, Fridays 5pm to 9pm Open Midday until 11pm. FREE entry. Dress: No caps, sportswear, or hooded tops. Jeans and trainers are permitted. Over 18s only - ID required. Loop Lounge, 12 Crown Hill, Croydon, CR0 1RZ. 020 8760 7000 www.looplounge.co.uk • Dance: Dancercise Keep fit and meet new people at this fun and friendly beginners dance class. Come and join the fun every Wednesday. 7.30pm. £3.50. Central Court, Croydon Clocktower, Katharine Street, Croydon www.croydonclocktower.org.uk • Dance: Swing Patrol swing dance classes, 7pm, £5. The Green Dragon, 58-60 High Street, Croydon, CRO 1NA www.myspace.com/greendragonpub • Club: Dub Kulture heavy vinyl dubstep collective, featuring controller PISTONSBENEATH and guest DJS. Doors 8pm til late, FREE ENTRY before 10pm, £2 after. CHEAP SHEEP drinks deals 8-11pm. £1.50 22

pints, £1.25 spirit mixers, £1 shots, £2.50 vodka Red Bull. Black Sheep Bar, 68 High St, CR0. 020 8680 2233. www.blacksheepbar.com www.myspace.com/blacksheepbar • Event: Film & Food plus... Films & Food every week, Poker, Rock Quiz night and Live comedy on monthly rotation See www.myspace.com/screamstudios or daily listings for what's on and when 8pm, Free Entry Scream Lounge, 20 South End, Croydon, CR0 1DN • Music: FREE Classical Concerts Free lunchtime classical music performances at the Clocktower Croydon. All performances start at 1.30pm. Bring your own picnic, wear a tux if you like, or just come as you are and enjoy your lunch in the incredible unique setting of the Braithwaite Hall at The Clocktower, a grade 2 listed building, island of heritage in Croydon’s town centre. George Mayne will present a specially curated free programme of some his favourite classical pieces every Wednesday lunchtime throughout August. The Clocktower Cafe is launching a special offer to celebrate these lunchtime recitals with 20% off all hot meals and a special High Tea consisting of mini sandwiches, tea, scome and clotted cream for £3.95 after the concert. Braithwaite Hall, Croydon Clocktower, Katharine Street, Croydon. www.croydonclocktower.org.uk • Sport: Brighton Dogs Every Wednesday afternoon - Greyhound Racing. Doors 1pm. More info from www. brightonandhovegreyhoundstadium.co.uk • Music: Liquid Drum ‘n’ Bass Every Wednesday evening. Taberners Lounge Bar, St George’s Walk, Croydon. www.tabernersloungebar.com • Social: Croydon D&S Social Club NEW! ARE YOU DIVORCED - SEPARATED - or WIDOWED ? ARE YOU LONELY Stuck indoors with nowhere to go? THEN THIS IS THE CLUB FOR YOU!!! Why not come along and give it a try Plenty of Car parking spaces DISCO, DANCING and VARIOUS EVENTS during the year - Car rally, Darts Tournament, Saturday Dances, Days out, Weekends away, Outings to Warners, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, etc. etc Whatever your age, we all get lonely Why not meet new people, make new friends and enjoy yourselves. Bring your own alcohol No admittance after 10.00pm


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What’s On - Regular Weekly Events: Smart Jeans - NO TRAINERS Membership £10 per year Wednesday Admission £3.00 Every Wednesday evening. 8-11pm. St Mary's Church hall, Wellesley Road Croydon opposite Station Road Near West Croydon Bus/Tram/Train Station. www.croydon-ds.co.uk • Gay: Darts & Free Pool From 7pm. All welcome. The Bird In Hand, 291 Sydenham Road, Croydon, CR0 2EL. 020 8683 3104 www.birdinhand.uk.com

Every Thursday: • Museum: East Surrey Museum Open 10am-5pm Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. See every Wednesday. East Surrey Museum, 1 Stafford Road Caterham, CR3 6JG. 01883 340 275 www.eastsurreymuseum.org • Tattoos: Walk-In Day No need to book in advance on a Thursday only at Sims, get there early! 11am-6pm. Sims Tattoos, 69 Windmill Road, Croydon, CR0 2XR, 020 8684 6967 • Quiz: Two Brewers From 9pm. Two Brewers, 221 Gloucester Road, Croydon, 020 8684 3544 • Quiz: Purley Arms Every Thursday. Purley Arms, 345 Brighton Road, South Croydon, 020 8686 3792 • Quiz: JF Big Quiz £1 per player, win prizes, league points, and maybe cash in our Open The Box game! New teams always welcome. The Jolly Farmers, 7 Purley Rd, Purley Surrey CR8 2HA, 020 8660 2076 www.jollyfarmers-purley.co.uk • Quiz: Crown and Sceptre From 9pm. Crown and Sceptre, 32 Junction Road, South Croydon, 020 8688 8037 • Club: ALT.X Rock / Metal / Alternative with DJ Tony X plus guests. CHEAP SHEEP drinks deals till 10pm, plus £1 shots of Jager all night! FREE ENTRY before 10pm, doors 7pm.. Black Sheep Bar, 68 High St, CR0. 020 8680 2233. www.blacksheepbar.com www.myspace.com/blacksheepbar • Music: Live Jazz Check monthly regular events for who’s playing when. 8.15pm to 11pm. FREE! The Lord Napier, 111 Beulah Road, Thornton Heath CR7. 020 8653 2286 • 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: 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 • Club: Playhouse House music now has a home A new weekly night takes form in the guise of PlayHouse. Bringing in fresh talent and fresh sounds this is the official start to every weekend. Playhouse drinks promotions all night. 9.30pm until 2.30am Entry £5 or guest list £3 For guest list email full names and date in advance to thursdays@looplounge.co.uk R.O.A.R. Smart/Casual Dress. Strictly Over 18 years of age only; photo ID is required Loop Lounge, 12 Crown Hill, Croydon, CR0 1RZ. 020 8760 7000 www.looplounge.co.uk • Gay: Quiz New every Thursday, quiz night at The Bird. The Bird In Hand, 291 Sydenham Road, Croydon, CR0 2EL. 020 8683 3104 www.birdinhand.uk.com • Sport: Brighton Dogs Every Thursday night - Greyhound Racing. Doors 6.30pm. More info from www. brightonandhovegreyhoundstadium.co.uk • Club: Liquid Thursdays Any drink, all day £2! (large £1 extra) Music policy: Live DJ mixing Liquid Drum & Base from DJ Phyco. Come and try some of our complimentary tasty Nachos (while stcoks last). Taberners Lounge Bar, St George’s Walk, Croydon. www.tabernersloungebar.com 23

• Burlesque / Cabaret: Tassel Club Our Thursday Show - £28 summer supper & show. £15 show only - fully seated, candle lit cabaret. Doors from 7.30pm. Contact info@thetasselclub.com or call 07981 909 177 for direct bookings for any Thursday night show. The Bath House, 8 Bishopsgate Churchyard, City of London, EC2M 3TJ • Music: Lunchtime Jazz - NEW! Jazz Every Thursday Lunchtime. Starts 12.15 - 2.00 pm Admission FREE! The Clocktower Cafe, Katherine Street, Croydon, Surrey CR9 1ET

Every Friday: • Music: DJs Every Friday Night The Folly, 13-15 Selsdon Road, Croydon, 020 8688 3920 • Music: Live Music Alternating live bands and karaoke every Friday Night The Bedford Tavern, 16 Sydenham Road, Croydon, CR0 2EF, 020 8688 2584 • Karaoke: Wheelwright’s Arms From 8.30pm every Friday night. Wheelwright’s Arms, 126 Southbridge Road, Croydon, CR0 1AF • Music: Oval DJs The regular Oval faves, plus guests, keeping Fridays funky. The Oval Tavern, 131 Oval Road, Croydon, CR0 6BR 020 8686 6023, www.ovaltavern.co.uk • Music: Live Music Every Friday night from 8pm. Plus 2 for 1 on Corona and Jacques. The Pembroke, 12-16 Chipstead Valley Road, Coulsdon, CR5 2RA 020 8763 0800 • Event: Wii Night Every Friday evening. The View, 188 selsdon Road, South Croydon, CR2 6PL, 020 8688 2315. • Club: WTF? our decades of Indie, Alternative, Electro and Punk hits from DJ Zoe Urchin. CHEAP SHEEP drinks deals till 9pm. Doors 7pm, FREE ENTRY before 10pm. Black Sheep Bar, 68 High St, CR0. 020 8680 2233. www.blacksheepbar.com www.myspace.com/blacksheepbar • 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


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What’s On - Weekly Events / Daily Guide: • Karaoke: Karaoke Madness NEW! (In the bar from 9pm) + Fresh Fridays @ The Edge Nightclub with guest club DJs playing club anthems till 3am *FREE PUB 2 CLUB ADM B4 10pm* The Norbury & Edge 1300 London Road Norbury Croydon SW16 4DG • Club: Fresh Fridays - NEW! @ The Edge Nightclub with guest club DJs playing club anthems till 3am *FREE PUB 2 CLUB ADM B4 10pm* The Norbury & Edge 1300 London Road Norbury Croydon SW16 4DG • Sport: Wimbledon Dogs Every Friday night - Greyhound Racing. First race 7.30pm The turnstiles open at 6:30pm and the restaurant doors open at 6:30pm. General Admission Prices If you just want to turn up on the night the prices are: * Adults: £5.00 (including racecard) * Children 12 - 17: £3.00 (no race card) * Children under 11: Free (no race card) Please note, pushchairs and buggies are not permitted in the Stadium. Loads of admission offers and more info at www.lovethedogs.co.uk GRA Wimbledon Stadium, Plough Lane, London, SW17 0BL Stadium Telephone: 0870 880 1000 • Club: Blow Techno, Electronic, Drum ‘n’ Bass, Dubstep, House, Mash Up across 3 rooms. Every Friday 10pm til super-late. £8 adv, £10 on the door. Egg, 200 York Way, King’s Cross, London N1 • Sport: Brighton Dogs Every Friday lunchtime - Greyhound Racing. Doors 10.30am. More info from www. brightonandhovegreyhoundstadium.co.uk

Every Saturday: • Museum: East Surrey Museum Open 10am-5pm Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays See every Wednesday. East Surrey Museum, 1 Stafford Road Caterham, CR3 6JG. 01883 340 275 www.eastsurreymuseum.org • Music: Various Live music every Saturday Night. The Surrey Cricketers, corner of Lower Coombe Street and West Street, Croydon. • Market: Garden Market The Alma Garden Market hopes to create a vibrant bustling market place in the large private courtyard of The Alma pub in Crystal Palace. It runs every Saturday with over 20 stalls selling plants & flowers,

beauty products & treatments, exotic oils, olive oils, capers, strawberries, chocolates, jewellery, hand made cards, rugs, leatherwear, knitwear, deli produce & a wide range of arts & crafts from local artists, plus hot food and collectables - and the Jerk Chicken man will be there! 10am - 4pm The Alma, 95 Church Road, Crystal Palace, London SE19 www.thealmapub.com • Music: Live Rock Bands Every Saturday Night Portmanor, Portland Road, South Norwood, SE25 4UF, 020 8655 1308 • Club: Linton Dance bombs. Funk Rockets. Beat-seeking missiles. Never outgunned. The biggest dancefloor monsters from DJ LINTON. Because it's war on the dancefloor. CHEAP SHEEP drinks deals till 9pm. Doors 7pm, FREE ENTRY before 10pm. Black Sheep Bar, 68 High St, CR0. 020 8680 2233. www.blacksheepbar.com www.myspace.com/blacksheepbar • Club: Tiger Tiger Tiger and Raffles Bar: with Capital FM Des Paul and Chris Brooks playing out the best in commercial party and dance anthems.Groovy Wonderland: 70’s and 80’s floor fillers. Club: Commercial House. Admission free before 10pm, £7 after. Guestlist free before 11pm, £5 after. Dress code: Dress to Impress - No Sportswear. Tiger Tiger, 14-16 High Street, Croydon, CR0 1GT. 020 8662 4949. www.tigertigercroydon.co.uk • Music: The Big Double - NEW! featuring top live acts + The Edge nightclub playing club classics & party anthems till 4am. ADVANCED TICKETS £5 OR PAY ON THE DOOR The Norbury & Edge 1300 London Road Norbury Croydon SW16 4DG • Music: New Orleans Jazz Quality live jazz every Saturday Night. From 8.30pm. £6 entry includes free raffle. Blackheath Hockey Club, Rubens Street, Sydenham, SE6 4DH (behind Old Rutland Pub) • Music: Various Live music most Saturday nights. The Good Companions, Hamsey Green, South Croydon. 020 8657 6655 • Gay: Party Night Every Saturday nigt is party night at The Bird. The Bird In Hand, 291 Sydenham Road, Croydon, CR0 2EL. 020 8683 3104 www.birdinhand.uk.com • Burlesque: Tassel Club Tassel Club Supper Club. Contact reservations@proud.co.uk for direct bookings Proud Cabaret, London. www.proud.co.uk 24

• Sport: Wimbledon Dogs Every Friday night - Greyhound Racing. First race 7.30pm The turnstiles open at 6:30pm and the restaurant doors open at 6:30pm. General Admission Prices If you just want to turn up on the night the prices are: * Adults: £5.00 (including racecard) * Children 12 - 17: £3.00 (no race card) * Children under 11: Free (no race card) Please note, pushchairs and buggies are not permitted in the Stadium. Loads of admission offers and more info at www.lovethedogs.co.uk GRA Wimbledon Stadium, Plough Lane, London, SW17 0BL Stadium Telephone: 0870 880 1000 • Sport: Brighton Dogs Every Saturday night - Greyhound Racing. Doors 6.30pm. More info from www. brightonandhovegreyhoundstadium.co.uk • Kids: Storytime with Jenny Lockyer Stories, songs, puppetry, activities and lots of fun! It's aimed at 3-7 year olds, but all are welcome! It's every Saturday and it's FREE! 1pm-3pm. Upstairs at the Green Dragon 58-60 High Street, Croydon, CR0 1NA • Community: Women-Only Swimming Sessions Thornton Heath pool: Saturday 4.45 6.45pm. New Addington pool: Saturdays 2.30-3.30pm. The cost for a non-member adult swim is £3.30 per hour. For further information on membership, activities, prices and timetables go to www.fusionlifestyle.com/contracts/Croydon_Council

Every Sunday: • Music: 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. 020 8653 2286 • Music: Live Jazz Lunchtime Jazz every Sunday from 1pm. See daily what’s on for who’s playing this month. FREE! The Green Dragon, 58-60 High Street, Croydon, CRO 1NA www.myspace.com/greendragonpub • Music: Live Blues Live blues at The Oval - see daily what’s on for who’s playing when. Every Thursday and Sunday. Bands start 8pm Thursdays, 5.30pm


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What’s On - Daily Guide: Sundays. FREE entry! The Oval Tavern, 131 Oval Road, Croydon, CR0 6BR 020 8686 6023 www.ovaltavern.co.uk • Quiz: The View Every Sunday evening. The View, 188 selsdon Road, South Croydon, CR2 6PL, 020 8688 2315. • Quiz: Wheelwright’s Arms From 8pm. Wheelwright’s Arms, 126 Southbridge Road, Croydon, CR0 1AF • Quiz: Two Brewers Fun general knowledge quiz. From 9pm. Two Brewers, 221 Gloucester Road, Croydon, 020 8684 3544 • Quiz: The Spread Eagle Fun quiz with round prizes as well as main prize. £1 per person. From 7pm. The Spread Eagle, 39-41 Katharine St, Croydon, CR0 1NX, 020 8781 1134 • Karaoke: The White Horse Every Sunday Night from 7pm. The White Horse, 1 Selhurst Road, Selhurst, South Norwood, 020 8240 0948 • Music: Open Mic Musicians (all instruments) welcome. With one of our 4 fantastic hosts: Dave Mac, Rob Cushman, Neil Mac and Steve Bright The Jolly Farmers, 7 Purley Road, Purley, CR8 2HA, 020 8660 2076 www.jollyfarmers-purley.co.uk • Poker: The Alma Tavern From 6pm. The Alma Tavern, Lower Addiscombe Road, Addiscombe, East Croydon • Music: Acoustic Sundays From classical to folk, poetry to unplugged punk rock, Scream Lounge's acoustic nights guarantee you a night to remember. Most evenings are free entry, don't run late, so you won't ruin your week with a Monday hangover! 7pm start. See www.myspace.com/screamstudios or daily listings for what's on and when. Scream Lounge, 20 South End, Croydon, CR0 1DN • Music: Sunday Jazz Lunch From midday until 4pm every Sunday, why not come down for a delicious roast dinner straight from the club’s acclaimed kitchens (not compulsory for entry but highly recommended!) and enjoy a couple of sets of laid back music from some of London’s best musicians and singers. Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, 47 Frith Street, London W1D 4HT Box Office: 020 7439 0747 www.ronniescotts.co.uk • Sport: Roller Derby Monks Hill Sports Centre 2pm till 4pm Also croydon roller derby are taking on

new skaters so anyone who's Interested please contact us at fenrisflyers@gmail.com or deathpixie666@hotmail.com • Gay: Open The Box Every Sunday at 7pm. The Bird In Hand, 291 Sydenham Road, Croydon, CR0 2EL. 020 8683 3104 www.birdinhand.uk.com • Sport: Brighton Dogs Every Friday lunchtime - Greyhound Racing. Doors 11am. More info from brightonandhovegreyhoundstadium. co.uk • Community: Women-Only Swimming Sessions Purley pool: Sundays 2.30-3.30pm. The cost for a non-member adult swim is £3.30 per hour. For further information on membership, activities, prices and timetables go to www.fusionlifestyle.com/contracts/Croydon_Council

............................. Fri 10 June 2011 • Sport: Canadian Grand Prix Formula One from Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal, 10-12 June Practice one - 1500-1630; Practice two - 1900-2030 • Sport: Surrey v Glamorgan Friends Provident T20 Cricket. 6.30pm. The Kia Oval, Kennington, London. More info and tickets from www.kiaoval.com • Sport: Sandown Races Afternoon Flat horse racing - turf. First race 2.55pm last race 4.55pm. Direct Train from Clapham Junction to Esher station. Free minibus shuttle from the station to the course. For more details please visit www.sandown.co.uk • Event: Caterham Festival Until July 2nd. A wealth of stuff going on every day. Today’s highlight: The Whyteleafe Comedy Club Caterham Festival Special. 8pm Features the Comedy Club’s usual array of excellent comedians from the London circuit and beyond, but with a Caterham twist. £6 Show starts 8pm or turn up from 7pm for a famous Whyteleafe Tavern barbeque for £8 More info on the whole festival from www.caterhamfestival.org • Opening: The Odd Shoe Come and join us to christen Croydon’s newest bar and enjoy our opening night shenanigans! We will be open from 5pm til 25

1am for more pub info please join our facebook group ‘The Odd Shoe’. The Odd Shoe, 24 Park Street (site of old ‘The Croydon’ / ‘Rat and Parrot’), Croydon • Music: Friday Night Showcase A regular night showcasing the best local bands of all genres, with some surprise touring acts, FREE OF CHARGE this week... Junkyard Choir, Camel Toe, Breakfast With Wolves, Blue Stragglers (Classic grunge covers from Camel Toe, plus Alt/Blues/post-punk/Rock supports) UPSTAIRS. Starts 8pm. FREE ENTRY Scream Lounge, 20 South End, Croydon, CR0 1DN, tel 020 8667 0155. email lounge@screamstudios.co.uk • Music: DJ BennyManyHats Playing indie, new wave, garage, ska and reggae. From 8pm. Free! The Green Dragon, 58-60 High Street, Croydon, CRO 1NA www.myspace.com/greendragonpub • Music: The Versions 9.30pm The Jolly Farmers, 7 Purley Road, Purley, CR8 2HA, 020 8660 2076 www.jollyfarmers-purley.co.uk • Music: Dignan Porch + Barringtone + Old Forest DOORS: 8pm-2am. ADM: £4 AGE LIMIT: Over 18s only Live acts: Dignan Porch + Barringtone + Old Forest Genre: alternative BUY ONLINE: www.windmillbrixton.co.uk/listings Windmill Brixton, 22 Blenheim Gardens, London SW2 5BZ www.windmillbrixton.co.uk Tickets; on the door TEL: 020 8671 0700

Sat 11 • Event: The Queen’s Official Birthday Happy Birthday Queenie • Sport: Canadian Grand Prix Formula One from Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal, 10-12 June Practice three - 1500-1600; Qualifying - 1800-1900 • Sport / Music: Lingfield Races Evening Flat horse racing - turf. Irish Night featuring Wonderland and Fanfair. First race 6.10pm, last race 8.40pm. Bands on after racing. Direct train from East Croydon. More info and tickets from www.lingfield-racecourse.co.uk • Poetry: Poets Anonymous Saturday Poetry in the Primary Room, United Reformed Church, Addiscombe Grove, Croydon, Surrey, CR0 5LP.


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What’s On - Daily Guide: 2.30-4.00pm. £2.00. Bring your poetry to read and share. All welcome. Contact Peter for further details; peter@poetsanon.org.uk, 020 8645 9956. • Event: Caterham Festival Until July 2nd. A wealth of stuff going on every day. Today’s highlight: Caterham Carnival - 1-5pm Traditional town Carnival with parade, floats, bands, arena programme, stalls, refreshments, music and fairground. On Westway Common. FREE! More info on the whole festival from www.caterhamfestival.org • Music: Sociology 9.30pm. Back by popular demand The Jolly Farmers, 7 Purley Road, Purley, CR8 2HA, 020 8660 2076 www.jollyfarmers-purley.co.uk • Music: DJ Swedish “Yes, he's back with the Bermuda Triangle of Doom. DJ Swedish will be banging out the best rock, metal and alternative sounds from 8pm til 2am.” FREE entry. The Ship, 47 High Street, Croydon, CR0 1QD • Music: Brothers Of Mothershovel plus support tbc. The roots/Americana combo host their own night of musical madness. DOWNSTAIRS. Doors 7.30pm £3 Entry Scream Lounge, 20 South End, Croydon, CR0 1DN, tel 020 8667 0155. email lounge@screamstudios.co.uk • Music: Doodlebug Great covers band playing hits from 60’s to present day including artists such as James Brown, Beatles, The Who, Stereophonics, Kings of Leon and many more. 8pm. The Oval Tavern, 131 Oval Road, East Croydon. http://ovaltavern.co.uk • Music: DJ Rob Delta Playing psychedelia, soul and funk. From 8pm. Free! The Green Dragon, 58-60 High Street, Croydon, CRO 1NA www.myspace.com/greendragonpub • Music: Tim Smith Benefit featuring Knifeworld, Max Tundra, Wizards of Twiddly 7.30pm - 1am. The Fighting Cocks, 56 Old London Road, Kingston Upon Thames, London www.wegottickets.com/event/113204

Sun 12 • Sport: Canadian Grand Prix Formula One from Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal, 10-12 June Race - 1800 • Event: Caterham Festival Until July 2nd. A wealth of stuff going on

every day. Today’s highlight: FOOD FESTIVAL - 9am-5pm. Croydon Road traffic free closed for street stalls, International Market, many local food stalls, and local restaurants serving food outside. From breakfast to afternoon teas. On Croydon Road (Valley) More info on the whole festival from www.caterhamfestival.org • Education: Composting Course Ever wondered whether your compost looks like it should? Well now is your opportunity to learn everything you ever wanted to know about composting but were too afraid to ask Learn all about: * hot and cold heaps * green manures * natural fertilisers * wormeries * bokashi * leaf mould * dealing with weeds All welcome and no experience needed. This course is only £10 from 10.30am to 3pm Contact us for more information food@ecolocal.org.uk 020 8770 6611 Carshalton Community Allotment Westmead Allotment Site, Colston Avenue Carshalton, SM5 2PW. • Music: David Bowie Night - An Acoustic Sunday Special Celebrate the music of the Thin White Duke, as we host a special edition of our Acoustic Sunday nights. Local bands and acts get together to perform songs from the career of pop's great chameleon. Featuring: Sam Kronis, Mark Woods of Junkyard Choir, Lady Man Lady, Dan Mulcahy of Soapy Jefferson, Ten Foot Jon and more tbc Everything from the sixties mod days, via Ziggy and Berlin, right up to Labyrinth (no, seriously) and beyond... Actually, probably not that far beyond. With backing vocals provided by you, the audience!! FREE ENTRY Starts 7pm, bar open from 5pm Scream Lounge, 20 South End, Croydon, CR0 1DN, 020 8667 0155, www.screamlounge.com • Music: THEO TRAVERS QUARTET Award winning Sax Live lunchtime jazz every Sunday from 1pm. FREE! The Green Dragon, 58-60 High Street, Croydon, CRO 1NA www.myspace.com/greendragonpub www.jazznet.co.uk • CHARITY: Capricorn Wind Quartet Classical concert in aid of G.O.S.H. 6pm. The Green Dragon, 58-60 High Street, Croydon, CRO 1NA www.myspace.com/greendragonpub 26

• Music: Roland Chadwick In an over 40 year career his work has been focused primarily on composition and performance for the Spanish Guitar as a solo instrument . Trained as a classical guitarist he plays “anything with frets” – the Classical Guitar, Steel String Acoustic Guitar, Dobro Slide Guitar, Mandolin, Electric Guitar and, Synthesiser Guitar. From 5.30pm. The Oval Tavern, 131 Oval Road, East Croydon. http://ovaltavern.co.uk • Music: The Busketeers plus singers night. 8pm. Fllor singers and musicians welcome. £2. Croydon Folk and Blues Club, Ruskin House, Coombe Road, Croydon, www.folkandblues.org • Music: Open Mic Night hosted by Al and Banned Sauce 9pm. The Jolly Farmers, 7 Purley Road, Purley, CR8 2HA, 020 8660 2076 www.jollyfarmers-purley.co.uk

Mon 13 • Sport: Surrey v Essex Friends Provident T20 Cricket. 6.40pm. The Kia Oval, Kennington, London. More info and tickets from www.kiaoval.com • Sport: Windsor Races Flat Evening Horse racing - turf. Sausage Festival Night! First race 6pm, last race 9pm. Music after racing. More info & tickets from www.windsor-racecourse.co.uk • Event: Caterham Festival Until July 2nd. A wealth of stuff going on every day. Today’s highlight: Piano Recital 8pm. Soloist: Christopher Sayles. The programme will be mainly Beethoven and Chopin. At United Reformed Church FREE admission More info on the whole festival from www.caterhamfestival.org • Dance: LONDON STUDIO CENTRE’S JAZZ DANCE COMPANY This exciting young company presents a vibrant programme of works, ranging from the sensuality and lyricism of contemporary jazz to modern street dance, the rhythmic complexity of tap and the influence of jazz in musical theatre. 7.45pm. £14 & £16, Concessions £12 Fairfield Halls, Park Lane, Croydon CR9 1DG. Box Office 020 8688 9291 or book online at www.fairfield.co.uk A minimum booking fee of £2.25 per ticket may apply • Event: South Norwood Arts Festival 13th June - 19th June. A wealth of stuff


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What’s On - Daily Guide: going on every day. Today’s highlight: FESTIVAL LAUNCH NIGHT WITH MARK STEEL & KEVIN DAY From the panels of QI and HAVE I GOT NEWS FOR YOU local Eagles supporting comedians MARK STEEL and KEVIN DAY kick off SNAF in fine style with an evening of laughter hosted by the pupils and staff of Harris at Stanley. Tickets subject to availability, buy in advance to avoid disappointment. Refreshments available. Tickets £5 in advance from Bensons Estate Agents Station Road and Bookseller Crow, 50 Westow Street, Crystal Palace. Venue: Harris Academy, Cumberlow Road More info on the whole festival from: www.peopleforportlandroad.org.uk/arts • Music: Soap Company DJs Exotic Sounds, Altered Grooves & Alien Beats. Visuals / Films to be decided on the night... All kindsa stuff being played... IDM / Funk / Disco / J-Pop / Chanson / Ambient / Cinematic / Indie Wonk / Dub / Fried / DreamPop / Exotica / Daddy-O / Prog / Rope-A-Dope ...Hip-Hop / Chiptune / DNB / Post Punk / Spliffbeats / Afrobeat / Acid New Wave / Art Rock / Laurel Canyon / Tribal / House / Psych / Ze Skiddly-DooBop / Studio 54 / White Socks / Little Fellers / DFA / LSD Check our mixes to get a taste… http://mixcloud.com/thesoapcompany 8pm-2am. Free Entry before 10 - £2 after Black Sheep Bar, 68 High Street, CR0 1NA www.blacksheepbar.com www.the-soap.co • Music: Ukuleles of Rock + Richard Lamy is a Disgrace Part of South Norwood Arts Festival Ukuleles Of Rock; like Donington - but smaller! Classic hits as you have never heard them before. Richard Lamy Is A Disgrace: Balding, Bearded "specky-foureyes" Richard Lamy (married) is a disgrace. With drunken bluesy murder ballads and growling rock and roll, Richard Lamy plays angry banjo and is sometimes as clever as he thinks he is. 9pm-1am. FREE! More info on the whole festival from: www.peopleforportlandroad.org.uk/arts The Albion, High Street, South Norwood

Tue 14 • Event: World Blood Donor Day www.blood.co.uk. • Sport: Brighton Races Evening Flat horse racing - turf. First race 6pm, last race 8.30pm. Direct train from East Croydon. FREE bus from Brighton station to the course. More info and tickets from www.brighton-racecourse.co.uk

• Sport: Royal Ascot Flat horse racing festival. Direct trains from Clapham Junction. More info and tickets from www.ascot.co.uk Live on terrestrial tv. • Music: Freedom Of Expression 'the very best in acoustic music, poetry, comedy and magic from around London and further afield' presents: The Lucky Face + LiTTLe MACHiNe + open mic. 8pm. FREE! The Green Dragon, 58-60 High Street, Croydon, CR0 1NA • Quiz: Dog and Bull From 8pm-11pm. The Dog and Bull, Surrey Street, Croydon • Comedy: Comedy Standard Open Mic Live comedy. From 8pm. The Royal Standard, 1 Sheldon Street, Croydon • Theatre: I MET A MAN WHO WASN’T THERE Tue 14 to Sat 18 June 7.30pm, Thu 7 Sat mats 2.30pm Supernatural thriller starring Cathy Shipton (Sister Duffin, Casualty) and Brian Capron (Richard Hillman, Coronation Street), written by former Emmerdale, Heartbeat and Doctors scriptwriter Philip Meeks. The contemporary play tells the story of Edgar Rhyme, a popular medium who suddenly disappeared from the public gaze after his wife died. Amanda Schilling, an investigative journalist, has tracked him down to a flat in a fading Northern seaside town and despite having turned his back on the spirit world, he agrees to an interview. However, her agenda is to discuss the notion of spiritualism and why people are fixated with what awaits them – or doesn’t – on the other side. As Edgar tells Amanda the story of his life and his abilities, he unearths her own terrible secret. The mismatched pair slowly learn what connects them and why they have been drawn together. I Met a Man Who Wasn’t There is a spine-chilling ghost story full of twists, turns and comedy moments. Certainly not to be missed. £14 & £18 Fairfield Halls, Park Lane, Croydon CR9 1DG. Box Office 020 8688 9291 or book online at www.fairfield.co.uk • Dance: Tea Dance Afternoon of Dancing and a warm welcome. £1 on door. 2-4pm. Victory Club, Selhurst Road, South Norwood • Event: South Norwood Arts Festival 13th June - 19th June. A wealth of stuff going on every day. Today’s highlight: GOD SAVE OUR PUNKS - A Clash of Ruts Night 27

4 O'clock Planes - glam punk; Terremoto 9.6 - metallic assault; Inner Terrestrials - in their 18th year the ITs are a stomping mix of dub, punk, ska, folk and general danceability. With special guests, DJs, PA from Recknaw Sound, food from the famous Victory Rolls, drinks at club prices and more. (£3 on the door) Venue: The Victory Club, Selhurst Road (opposite the Library) More info on the whole festival from: www.peopleforportlandroad.org.uk/arts • Music: The Hobos + Jacques Labouchere + Joey Ryan DOORS: 8pm. ADM: £3 AGE LIMIT: Over 18s only Live acts: The Hobos + Jacques Labouchere + Joey Ryan Genre: Americana/folk Windmill Brixton, 22 Blenheim Gardens, London SW2 5BZ www.windmillbrixton.co.uk Tickets; on the door TEL: 020 8671 0700

Wed 15 • Event: National Badger Day I’m assuming they mean the animal, rather than the act. • Sport: Royal Ascot Flat horse racing festival. Direct trains from Clapham Junction. More info and tickets from www.ascot.co.uk Live on terrestrial tv. • CHARITY: Pool Competition In aid of G.O.S.H. Interested? Ask Metalkev behind the bar. The Green Dragon, 58-60 High Street, Croydon, CRO 1NA www.myspace.com/greendragonpub • Event: South Norwood Arts Festival 13th June - 19th June. A wealth of stuff going on every day. Today’s highlight: MUSICAL SHOWCASE A musical evening with the harmonies of the COMMUNITY CHOIR, the rousing sounds of 4TF BRASS QUINTET, and THE WOMENS MINISTRY CHOIR . Refreshments available – donations towards church costs welcome. FREE entry! Venue: Holy Innocents Church, Selhurst Road More info on the whole festival from: www.peopleforportlandroad.org.uk/arts • Music: SIRIUS FAWKES and FRIENDS Midweek music club. 8.30pm. The Jolly Farmers, 7 Purley Road, Purley, CR8 2HA, 020 8660 2076 www.jollyfarmers-purley.co.uk


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What’s On - Daily Guide: • Arts: Bromley Literary Festival June 15th to July 10th, various venues around Bromley. For more info and to download a full brochure visit: http://bromleylitfest.co.uk/

Thu 16 • Sport: England v Sri Lanka 16-20 June. Cricket. Third Test Match. England v Sri Lanka, The Rose Bowl, 11:00 • Sport: US Open 16-19 June. Golf from Congressional CC, Bethesda, Maryland,USA. • Poetry: Poets Anonymous at the South Norwood Arts Festival. Reading at the Woodside and South Norwood Social Club, Enmore Road, South Norwood. SE25 5NQ, from 8pm. Floor spots. All welcome. Contact Peter for further details; peter@poetsanon.org.uk, 020 8645 9956. • Sport: Royal Ascot Flat horse racing festival. Direct trains from Clapham Junction. More info and tickets from www.ascot.co.uk Live on terrestrial tv. • Craft: Croydon Knitting Club Upstairs from 6pm. The Green Dragon, 58-60 High Street, Croydon, CRO 1NA www.myspace.com/greendragonpub • Event: South Norwood Arts Festival 13th June - 19th June. A wealth of stuff going on every day. Today’s highlights: LIVE JAZZ Come and listen to some jazz at Portland Road's corner of Africa and solid festival supporters THE GOLD COAST and while you're there why not try the amazing Ghanaian cuisine? FREE entry! Venue: The Gold Coast Pub & Restaurant, Portland Rd. 8pm. OLD PALACE CLOG WORKSHOP This local women's traditional English dance group, a Festival favourite (and friends of Deep!), will perform and teach one of their dances - please feel free to come along and join in. Wear trainers or similar footwear. Musicians (with portable acoustic instruments) would also be very welcome. FREE entry! Venue: United Reformed Church Hall, Cobden Road. 8pm-10pm POETS ANONYMOUS Relax upstairs at our local social club and listen to festival regulars, POETS ANONYMOUS reading their moving, funny and touching poetry.The POETS have never missed a year and you may even be inspired to read work by your favourite poet – or even a poem of your own! Don’t forget, you still have access to the bar. FREE entry! Venue: Woodside & South Norwood Social

Club, 12 Enmore Road. 8pm. More info on the whole festival from: www.peopleforportlandroad.org.uk/arts

Fri 17 • Sport: England v Sri Lanka 16-20 June. Cricket. Third Test Match. England v Sri Lanka, The Rose Bowl, 11:00 • Sport: US Open 16-19 June. Golf from Congressional CC, Bethesda, Maryland,USA. • Sport: Royal Ascot Flat horse racing festival. Direct trains from Clapham Junction. More info and tickets from www.ascot.co.uk Live on terrestrial tv. • Music: Friday Night Showcase A regular night showcasing the best local bands of all genres, with some surprise touring acts, FREE OF CHARGE this week... Kobayashi, Olivia Sebastianelli Camp Dwarf (Alternative/Indie/Rock) UPSTAIRS. Doors 8pm. FREE ENTRY Scream Lounge, 20 South End, Croydon, CR0 1DN, tel 020 8667 0155. email lounge@screamstudios.co.uk • Music: A TRIBUTE TO ABBA FOREVER The unique Abba sound is replicated with an incredible attention to detail, using a sixpiece band featuring electric and acoustic guitars, keyboards and piano, drums and bass guitar. Two outstanding Abba girls complete the line-up, adding the essential glitz and glamour to a wellpolished and gently humorous show. £19, £20. 8pm Fairfield Halls, Park Lane, Croydon CR9 1DG. Box Office 020 8688 9291 or book online at www.fairfield.co.uk • Music: DJ BennyManyHats Playing indie, new wave, garage, ska and reggae. From 8pm. Free! The Green Dragon, 58-60 High Street, Croydon, CRO 1NA www.myspace.com/greendragonpub • Event: South Norwood Arts Festival 13th June - 19th June. A wealth of stuff going on every day. Today’s highlight: CATALINA BLUES BAND & BLUES HAMMER Catalina Blues are back playing their own brand of high energy British blues, with wailing harmonica, stinging slide guitar and a huge repertoire. Blues Hammer bring full on Ry Cooder style blues from the Crystal Palace Delta. 7.30pm till late @ The Gold Coast Pub & Restaurant, Portland Rd. More info on the whole festival from: www.peopleforportlandroad.org.uk/arts 28

• Music: JB and the MISFITS 9.30pm www.jbandthemisfits.co.uk. The Jolly Farmers, 7 Purley Road, Purley, CR8 2HA, 020 8660 2076 www.jollyfarmers-purley.co.uk • Music: An Evening with Size Nine “We are playing a local gig at the stylish Hideaway in Streatham, so if you fancy a special night out in South London this place has a fabulous atmosphere and delicious food and drink, and it really does live up to it’s name of being London’s best kept secret! We are playing 2 sets kicking off at 9pm. So come join us for a drink in the fantastic bar where RUM is definitely on the menu and make sure you bring your dancing feet to have a boogie!” You can find out more info here: http://www.hideawaylive.co.uk/size-nine The Hideaway, 2 Empire Mews, Stanthorpe Road, Streatham, London SW16 2ED • Music: The Orphans + The Vinyl Stitches + Pet Scenes DOORS: 8pm-2am. ADM: £4adv/£5door AGE LIMIT: Over 18s only Event: Backstreets Live acts: The Orphans + The Vinyl Stitches + Pet Scenes DJs: The Winter Olympics Genre: garage/rock BUY ONLINE: www.windmillbrixton.co.uk/listings Windmill Brixton, 22 Blenheim Gardens, London SW2 5BZ www.windmillbrixton.co.uk Tickets; on the door TEL: 020 8671 0700 • Arts: Bow Arts Open Studios 6-11pm. Over 100 artists from Bow Arts will open studios their studios to the public. There will also be live music from Balabustah, Thai food and a bar in the courtyard. The Open Studios continue on Sunday 19th June. 1pm – 5pm Bow Arts, 181-183 Bow Road, London E3 2SJ. www.bowarts.org

Sat 18 • Event: International Picnic Day How delightful! • Sport: England v Sri Lanka 16-20 June. Cricket. Third Test Match. England v Sri Lanka, The Rose Bowl, 11:00 • Sport: US Open 16-19 June. Golf from Congressional CC, Bethesda, Maryland,USA. • Sport / Music: Lingfield Races Evening Flat horse racing - turf. Ronnie Scott’s Night feat. The Ronnie Scott's All Star Band. First race 5.50pm, last race 8.20pm. Music on after racing. Direct train from East Croydon.


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What’s On - Daily Guide: More info and tickets from www.lingfield-racecourse.co.uk • Sport: Royal Ascot Flat horse racing festival. Direct trains from Clapham Junction. More info and tickets from www.ascot.co.uk Live on terrestrial tv. • CHARITY: Busk-A-Thon! In aid of G.O.S.H. 10 Hour busking relay outside the pub (10am-8pm). The Green Dragon, 58-60 High Street, Croydon, CRO 1NA www.myspace.com/greendragonpub • Music: DJ Rob Delta Playing psychedelia, soul and funk. From 8pm. Free! The Green Dragon, 58-60 High Street, Croydon, CRO 1NA www.myspace.com/greendragonpub • Music: Hoaxwind Awesome tribute to Hawkwind plus Spirits Of The Earth, Magic Brother (Space rock/alternative) Doors 8pm. £5 Entry Scream Lounge, 20 South End, Croydon, CR0 1DN, tel 020 8667 0155. email lounge@screamstudios.co.uk • Event: South Norwood Arts Festival 13th June - 19th June. A wealth of stuff going on every day. Today’s highlights: SOUTH NORWOOD FEASTIVAL - CLOCK TOWER STREET PARTY Live music, artists, performers and stalls. Bringing our community boulevard to life with a range of food, fun and festive frivolity. A fanfare of visual and aural delights while the road is closed to traffic. 12-5pm@ Station Road, South Norwood A FEAST OF MUSIC AND FOOD Come and enjoy an evening of real pub atmosphere with varied and vibrant live music from HOLMAN, a young up and coming band; KALEIDOFLY, a very local band with a big future; THE HIPSTER RAY, lively original melodies of ska & punk of humorous twist. Ewa & Radak will provide their Beer Garden BARBEQUE with a 'Polish twist' (weather permitting) . 5.30pm onwards. FREE entry. (small charge for Barbecue). Venue: The Cherry Trees pub, Station Road. More info on the whole festival from: www.peopleforportlandroad.org.uk/arts • Music: JILTED GENERATION The only Prodigy Tribute Band (on stage 11.30pm) + The Edge nightclub playing club classics & party anthems till 4am. ADVANCED TICKETS £5 OR PAY ON THE DOOR The Norbury & Edge 1300 London Road Norbury Croydon SW16 4DG

• Music: MURMUR BOX BBQ & ALL DAY SUMMER SIZZLER DOORS: 2pm-2am. ADM: £5adv/£6door AGE LIMIT: Over 18s only Live acts: Klak Tik + Les Bonbons + The White Russian + Barbarella + Binko Swink + Daisy B + Twin Brother + Robert Sunday + Twin Brother + My Lonely Ghost Genre: folk/pop BUY ONLINE: www.wegottickets.com/event/118494 Windmill Brixton, 22 Blenheim Gardens, London SW2 5BZ www.windmillbrixton.co.uk Tickets; on the door TEL: 020 8671 0700 • Festival: DEFEST 2011 Caterham’s annual 2 day festival featuring main stage live music from a host of local and upcoming bands as well as Indoor Craft Market, Zorbing, Pig Racing (really!), Trampolines, Dubstep/Drum’n’Bass tent, Graffiti area, Mountain Boarding, Mercedes Benz Driving Academy ( anyone over 8 years can drive a Mercedes ), Side Shows, Bar, Hot Food, Stalls, Tandridge Has Talent, Ridge Radio Live on Fm All Weekend and much more! More info and where to buy tickets from http://defest.com De Stafford Playing Fields Burntwood Lane Caterham • Music: Dub Sonic Fantastic band - don’t miss! 8pm. The Oval Tavern, 131 Oval Road, East Croydon. http://ovaltavern.co.uk • Music: DAMIEN and WELL OILED MACHINE BAND 9.30pm The Jolly Farmers, 7 Purley Road, Purley, CR8 2HA, 020 8660 2076 www.jollyfarmers-purley.co.uk • Music: Orpheus Live music at the Orchard The Orchard, 112 Cherry Orchard Road, Croydon, CR0 6BA. 020 8681 6482 • Music: Grimethorpe Colliery Band 8pm. £17.50, £19.50 Fairfield Halls, Park Lane, Croydon CR9 1DG. Box Office 020 8688 9291 or book online at www.fairfield.co.uk

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• Sport: US Open 16-19 June. Golf from Congressional CC, Bethesda, Maryland,USA. • Event: South Norwood Arts Festival FINALE FAIR With hoards of STALLS providing an array of offerings: ARTS & CRAFTS, BRIC-ABRAC, PLANTS, BOOKS & COMMICS, TOYS, JEWELLERY, HEALTH & BEAUTY ADVICE, CLOTHES, FOOD & DRINK with BARBEQUES and of course the PPR DRINKS TENT also selling tea & coffee. ENTERTAINMENTS throughout the day, drawing of the SNAF raffle and the MY SOUTH NORWOOD competition prize giving. Other activities will include bouncy castle, wandering clowns, fire engine and fire fighters from Woodside fire station, solar powered eco cinema, and much more. As well as a variety of performances from local schools and organisations, LIVE MUSIC on our very own pyramid stage will include; young up 'n' comers HOLMAN, Singer/Songwriter DAVID FISHER plays songs from his latest album "Honeytrap". South London rock combo THE EFFRAS with their original folk and country-infused tunes and FIREPIT COLLECTIVE bring traditional and contemporary acoustic folk and world music with a punky edge. Special appearance from Miss Hepburnella, a leather and feather wrapped copy of a Ford Branton; the box van variant of the famous 1920’s Model T - the most stunning car you will ever see. 12noon-5pm @ WOODSIDE GREEN More info on the whole festival from: www.peopleforportlandroad.org.uk/arts • Music: CHRISTIAN BREWER BAND Great band with award winning CD Live lunchtime jazz every Sunday from 1pm. FREE! The Green Dragon, 58-60 High Street, Croydon, CRO 1NA www.myspace.com/greendragonpub www.jazznet.co.uk • Festival: DEFEST 2011 Caterham’s annual 2 day festival featuring main stage live music from a host of bands with headliner Danny Fisher, as well as Indoor Craft Market, Zorbing, Pig Racing (really!), Trampolines, A vintage car display, Vintage clothes stalls, Dubstep/Drum’n’Bass tent, Graffiti area, Mountain Boarding, Mercedes Benz Driving Academy ( anyone over 8 years can drive a Mercedes ), Side Shows, Bar, Hot Food, Stalls, Tandridge Has Talent, Ridge Radio Live on Fm All Weekend and much more! More info and where to buy tickets from http://defest.com De Stafford Playing Fields Burntwood Lane Caterham


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What’s On - Daily Guide: • Music: Buffalo Bill Blues Band Live blues. From 5.30pm. The Oval Tavern, 131 Oval Road, East Croydon. http://ovaltavern.co.uk • Music: Singers Night 8pm. Floor singers and musicians welcome. £2. Croydon Folk and Blues Club, Ruskin House, Coombe Road, Croydon, www.folkandblues.org

Mon 20 • Sport: England v Sri Lanka 16-20 June. Cricket. Third Test Match. England v Sri Lanka, The Rose Bowl, 11:00 • Sport: Wimbledon Tennis 20 June-3rd July. BBC TV. More info: www.wimbledon.com • Sport: Windsor Races Flat Evening Horse racing - turf. First race 6.40pm, last race 9.10pm. Direct Train from Clapham Junction. River taxi to the course. More info & tickets from www.windsor-racecourse.co.uk • CHARITY: Pram Push! In aid of G.O.S.H. We’ll be dressing up and pushing baby Kev through town to raise funds. The Green Dragon, 58-60 High Street, Croydon, CRO 1NA www.myspace.com/greendragonpub • Event: Caterham Festival Until July 2nd. A wealth of stuff going on every day. Today’s highlight: Music Mondays World Music Night 8-10pm. The band ‘Cameron’ give a range of World Music with a Latin bias, but also featuring other World music styles. At the Whyteleafe Tavern. FREE! More info on the whole festival from www.caterhamfestival.org • Craft: The Jane Austen Book Club (KNIT & SEW) From 6.30pm (drop in when you like). FREE! The first rule of the Jane Austin Book Club is there is no Book Club. It’s part of a growing number of feisty but friendly knitting and sewing groups taking over the world one stitch at a time. Everyone is welcome. Wallflowers, vixens, vikings, mild-mannered librarians or superheroes. Bring some knitting or sewing and remember our most important rule – relax and unwind (whether it is with a drink or a ball of wool) and make new friends. For other groups in London check out www.stitchnbitch.org The Spreadeagle, Katharine Street, Croydon

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• Event: Summer Solstice All downhill from here I’m afraid... • Event: World Music Day Anyone can make music on World Music Day, in any location, provided one rule is followed: The music must be free. www.fetedelamusique.culture.fr • Sport: Wimbledon Tennis 20 June-3rd July. BBC TV. More info: www.wimbledon.com • Sport / Music: Brighton Races Afternoon Flat horse racing - turf. SUMMER MUSIC NIGHT FEATURING THE MAGIC OF TAKE THAT & ROBBIE! First race 2.30pm, last race 5.30pm. Music on after racing. Direct train from East Croydon. FREE bus from Birghton station to the course. More info and tickets from www.brighton-racecourse.co.uk • History: The Hearth Tax A general history of the Hearth Tax, also looking at surviving documents and their use to family historians. A talk by Peter Seaman. Peter read history at St Catherine’s College Oxford. From 1982 to April 2010, when he retired he worked for TNA as an archivist. He has published three volumes on the Norfolk Hearth Tax and is still a volunteer at TNA. He was recently made an Honorary Research Fellow of Roehampton University.. East Surrey Family History Society Meetings on 3rd Tuesday of the month in the small hall. Doors Open at 7.30 pm and the meeting starts at 8.00pm.. East Croydon United Reformed Church, Addiscombe Grove, Croydon CR0 5LP • Music: Freedom Of Expression presents: Mark Woods + Will Stevens + open mic. 8pm. FREE! The Green Dragon, 58-60 High Street, Croydon, CR0 1NA • CHARITY: Esther’s Sponsored Walk! Is today, from Hastings to Brighton, please pop into the pub (before today!) and sponsor her. Go on, she’s only got little legs! The Green Dragon, 58-60 High Street, Croydon, CRO 1NA www.myspace.com/greendragonpub • Music: In Dreams In Dreams brings you the ultimate line-up with the music of Roy Orbison, The Everly Brothers and Buddy Holly together with live band ‘The Rockets’. Featuring moving and accurate portrayals to these music icons, hear your favourite hits and sing-along in a terrific feel-good night. 7.45pm. £16.50 Fairfield Halls, Park Lane, Croydon CR9 1DG. Box Office 020 8688 9291 or book online at www.fairfield.co.uk

• Sport: Wimbledon Tennis 20 June-3rd July. BBC TV. More info: www.wimbledon.com • Music: Profane and the Sacred supported by The Migrants. 8pm. FREE! The Ship, 47 High Street, Croydon, CR0 1QD • Music: Mark Bishop and friends. 9.30pm The Jolly Farmers, 7 Purley Road, Purley, CR8 2HA, 020 8660 2076 www.jollyfarmers-purley.co.uk • Music: SNOOKER LEGENDS Starring Jimmy White, Dennis Taylor, John Parrott, John Virgo, Cliff Thorburn and Michaela Tabb. 7pm, VIP reception at 6.15pm £25, VIP Reception & Ticket £75 Fairfield Halls, Park Lane, Croydon CR9 1DG. Box Office 020 8688 9291 or book online at www.fairfield.co.uk • Kids: THE TIGER WHO CAME TO TEA Live On Stage. The doorbell rings just as Sophie and her mummy are sitting down to tea. Who could it possibly be? What they certainly don’t expect to see at the door is a big, stripy tiger! Based on the picture book written and illustrated by Judith Kerr and adapted for the stage with songs and lyrics by David Wood OBE. Following on from the highly successful 2009 tour, the teaguzzling tiger is back on the road in this delightful family show; packed with oodles of magic, sing-a-long songs and clumsy chaos! A stunning stage adaptation of this classic tale of teatime mayhem… expect to be surprised! David Wood OBE is undisputedly the country’s leading writer and director of plays and musicals for children. His many successes include Fantastic Mr Fox, The Gingerbread Man, BFG, The Witches, Meg and Mog, Spot and Babe the Sheep Pig. ‘A modern classic’ The Independent For children aged 3+ running time approx. 55 mins. 1.30pm. £10 (£1.50 booking fee per ticket) Fairfield Halls, Park Lane, Croydon CR9 1DG. Box Office 020 8688 9291 or book online at www.fairfield.co.uk

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What’s On - Daily Guide: • Sport: Wimbledon Tennis 20 June-3rd July. BBC TV. More info: www.wimbledon.com • Theatre: The Beggar’s Opera Until July 23. Deep in London’s underworld, this comedy of highwaymen, hangmen and harlots is an uncompromising exposure of moral and financial corruption. The 2nd play in the annual Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre season. For more info on the theatre, what you can take, picnic-wise, prices and times etc please visit: www.openairtheatre.org Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, Regent’s Park, London. • Music: STAND! presents DAVID MCALMONT STAND! presents DAVID MCALMONT plus support Cellar Door One of Britain’s finest singers with a huge range and soulful falsetto voice, David has also collaborated with many of the countries finest composers including Courtney Pine and most recently Michael Nyman. AND he’s a Croydon boy! www.standatfairfield.co.uk Doors 7pm Support Act on Stage at 8pm £17.50 - No booking fee Fairfield Halls, Park Lane, Croydon CR9 1DG. Box Office 020 8688 9291 or book online at www.fairfield.co.uk

• Music: Friday Night Showcase A regular night showcasing the best local bands of all genres, with some surprise touring acts, FREE OF CHARGE this week... Tenyson, Stay Seventeen, Accident & Emergency plus more tbc (Alternative/Indie/Rock) Doors 8pm. FREE ENTRY Scream Lounge, 20 South End, Croydon, CR0 1DN, tel 020 8667 0155. email lounge@screamstudios.co.uk • CHARITY: Versus Fancy Dress party with choons from DJs Freeqboi and Cherrybomb. All proceeds to G.O.S.H (Great Ormond Street Hospital) The Green Dragon, 58-60 High Street, Croydon, CRO 1NA www.myspace.com/greendragonpub • Event: Caterham Festival Until July 2nd. A wealth of stuff going on every day. Today’s highlight: Beer Festival Fabulous beers to savour! Venue: The Royal Oak More info on the whole festival from www.caterhamfestival.org • Music: Inside Edge 9.30pm The Jolly Farmers, 7 Purley Road, Purley, CR8 2HA, 020 8660 2076 www.jollyfarmers-purley.co.uk • Music: ROCK AROUND THE 60S A musical trip through the 60s featuring Vanity Fare with hits such as Hitchin’ a Ride, Early in the Morning and Better By Far and The New Honeycombs featuring songs from the Honeycombs including Have I the Right. 7.45pm, £17.50 Fairfield Halls, Park Lane, Croydon CR9 1DG. Box Office 020 8688 9291 or book online at www.fairfield.co.uk

Sat 25 • Kids: THE TIGER WHO CAME TO TEA See Wed 22nd June. For children aged 3+ running time approx. 55 mins. 10.30am & 1.30pm. £10 (£1.50 booking fee per ticket) Fairfield Halls, Park Lane, Croydon CR9 1DG. Box Office 020 8688 9291 or book online at www.fairfield.co.uk

Fri 24 • Sport: European Grand Prix Formula One from Valencia, Spain, 24-26 June. Practice one - 0900-1030; Practice two - 1300-1430

• Sport: European Grand Prix Formula One from Valencia, Spain, 24-26 June. Practice three - 1000-1100; Qualifying - 1300 • Sport: England v Sri Lanka International 20/20 Cricket. From Bristol. 2.30pm. • Sport: Wimbledon Tennis 20 June-3rd July. BBC TV. More info: www.wimbledon.com • Sport / Music: Lingfield Races Evening Flat horse racing - turf. June Racing and Music Night feat The Bon Jovi Experience. First race 5.50pm, last race 8.25pm. Music on after racing. Direct train from East Croydon. More info and tickets from www.lingfield-racecourse.co.uk • Sport / Music: Windsor Races Flat Afternoon Horse racing - turf. 31

Totesport Festival with The Overtones. First race 2.25pm, last race 5.10pm. Music on after the racing. Direct Train from Clapham Junction. River taxi to the course. More info & tickets from www.windsor-racecourse.co.uk • CHARITY: Jesse Markee & In The Swing In aid of G.O.S.H. The Green Dragon, 58-60 High Street, Croydon, CRO 1NA www.myspace.com/greendragonpub • Theatre For Kidz: Jack 11am. For children 3 years and up. £7.50 / £6.00. Puppetry & music. For more info please call the box office on 020 8680 4060 or visit www.warehousetheatre.co.uk Warehouse Theatre, Dingwall Road, East Croydon, 020 8680 4060 www.warehousetheatre.co.uk • Event: Caterham Festival Until July 2nd. A wealth of stuff going on every day. Today’s highlight: The Caterham Festival Stand Up Comedy Contest Audience decides who wins. Whyteleafe Tavern Function Room £6. Show starts at 8pm or turn up from 7pm for a famous Whyteleafe Tavern barbeque for £8 More info on the whole festival from www.caterhamfestival.org • Music: The Oracle plus guests tbc. (Indie) Doors 8pm. £5 Entry Scream Lounge, 20 South End, Croydon, CR0 1DN, tel 020 8667 0155. email lounge@screamstudios.co.uk • History: Purley History Walks Part of Purley Festival 2011. ON THE HOUR EVERY HOUR 11am – 4pm - THE BOURNE SOCIETY PRESENTS PURLEY HISTORY WALKS - COME ALONG AND DISCOVER THE WONDERS OF PURLEY WITH EXPERT GUIDE TIM KIDD. Purley Historic Walk led by Tim Kidd (Blue Badge guide) and sponsored for the Purley Festival by the Bourne Society. Commenciing hourly from 11am. This event is FREE, to attend please contact Purley Library for tickets. Purley Library, Banstead Road, Purley, CR8 3YH. http://purleyfestival.com/ • CHARITY: Quiz Night “We aim to raise lots of money for great causes by doing the traditional Quiz Night with many rounds to rack your brains, with Supper to line your tummies and a raffle with some great prizes!” Ticket Price: £8.00 per person (which includes Entry, Nibbles on tables and Supper - Choice of Fish, Chicken Nuggets, Sausage or Veggie Burger which are all served with Chips). A Bar will be set up so


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What’s On - Daily Guide: you can purchase your drinks on the night. To receive a booking form please pop into reception or email reservations@croydonparkhotel.com or write to Jacqui Little or Beth Ross at the Croydon Park Hotel, 7 Altyre Road, Croydon, CR9 5AA £8 per person. 7pm. Croydon Park Hotel, 7 Altyre Road, Croydon, CR9 5AA • Music: STATIN QUO (on stage 10.30pm) + The Edge nightclub playing club classics & party anthems till 4am. ADVANCED TICKETS £5 OR PAY ON THE DOOR The Norbury & Edge 1300 London Road Norbury Croydon SW16 4DG • Music: Electric Experience Hendrix and more. From 8pm. The Oval Tavern, 131 Oval Road, East Croydon. http://ovaltavern.co.uk • Music: Maddi Black 9.30pm. The Jolly Farmers, 7 Purley Road, Purley, CR8 2HA, 020 8660 2076 www.jollyfarmers-purley.co.uk

Sun 26 • Sport: European Grand Prix Formula One from Valencia, Spain, 24-26 June. Race - 1300 • Sport: FIFA Women’s World Cup Football Nigeria Ladies v France Ladies, 14:00 Germany v Canada, 17:00. ESPN TV • Sport: Wimbledon Tennis 20 June-3rd July. BBC TV. • Sport: Windsor Races Flat Afternoon Horse racing - turf. Family Fun Day. First race 2.20pm, last race 5.05pm. Events throughout the day including free pony rides. Direct Train from Clapham Junction. River taxi to the course. More info & tickets from www.windsor-racecourse.co.uk • Music: ART THEMEN QUARTET All star line-up - do not miss this band...KC Jazz. Live lunchtime jazz every Sunday from 1pm. FREE! The Green Dragon, 58-60 High Street, Croydon, CRO 1NA www.myspace.com/greendragonpub www.jazznet.co.uk • CHARITY: Bill Murray Night Movie night featuring Bill Murray films. Upstairs from 7pm. Proceeds to G.O.S.H. FREE POPCORN! The Green Dragon, 58-60 High Street, Croydon, CRO 1NA www.myspace.com/greendragonpub • Music: Dave Beckett + singers night. 8pm. Floor singers and musicians welcome. £2. Croydon Folk and Blues Club, Ruskin House, Coombe Road, Croydon, www.folkandblues.org

• Music: Gordon Smith Trio Live blues. From 5.30pm. The Oval Tavern, 131 Oval Road, East Croydon. http://ovaltavern.co.uk • Sport: Purley Darts Championships Part of Purley Festival 2011. £3 to enter, for trophy and cash prizes Jolly Farmers, Purley Cross, Purley. http://purleyfestival.com/ www.jollyfarmers-purley.co.uk • Music: Open Mic hosted by Steve Bright 9.00pm. The Jolly Farmers, 7 Purley Road, Purley, CR8 2HA, 020 8660 2076 www.jollyfarmers-purley.co.uk • Event: City of London Festival A host of cultural events and whatnot from today running into July. Various events, times and venues. For full programme, more info etc please visit: www.colf.org • Music: The Outcast Band + The Bara Bara Band + Trent Miller & The Skeleton Jive + The Kodachromes + Electric Prophets + Mark Woods + Tash & beth + Spag Rynne DOORS: 5pm-11pm ADM: £5 (inc BBQ; weather permitting) AGE LIMIT: Over 18s only Event: Sunday BBQ Live acts: The Outcast Band + The Bara Bara Band + Trent Miller & The Skeleton Jive + The Kodachromes + Electric Prophets + Mark Woods + Tash & beth + Spag Rynne Genre: folk rock/Americana/acoustic BUY ONLINE: www.windmillbrixton.co.uk/listings Windmill Brixton, 22 Blenheim Gardens, London SW2 5BZ www.windmillbrixton.co.uk Tickets; on the door TEL: 020 8671 0700

Mon 27 • Sport: FIFA Women’s World Cup Football Japan Ladies v New Zealand Ladies, 14:00 Mexico v England Ladies, 17:00. ESPN TV • Sport: Wimbledon Tennis 20 June-3rd July. BBC TV. More info: www.wimbledon.com • Sport: Windsor Races Flat Evening Horse racing - turf. CIDER FESTIVAL NIGHT. First race 6.40pm, last race 9.10pm. Come along and sample a fantastic range of British ciders and vote for your favourite. Direct Train from Clapham Junction. River taxi to the course. More info & tickets from www.windsor-racecourse.co.uk 32

• Event: Purley Festival 2011 A host of events throughout the day and evening at various venues. Arts, literature, music, all sorts. For more info and what’s on visit: http://purleyfestival.com • History: Highway robbery and other villainies a talk by Brian Lancaster. Croydon Natural History and Scientific Society. Meetings are held in the Small Hall of the United Reformed Church Hall, Addiscombe Grove, East Croydon CR0 5LP at 19.45. Visitors welcome, donations accepted.

Tue 28 • Sport: England v Sri Lanka NatWest One Day International Cricket. 1pm. The Kia Oval, Kennington, London. More info and tickets from www.kiaoval.com • Sport: Wimbledon Tennis 20 June-3rd July. BBC TV. More info: www.wimbledon.com • Sport: FIFA Women’s World Cup Football Colombia Ladies v Sweden Ladies, 14:00 USA v Korea DPR Ladies, 17:15. ESPN TV • Sport: Brighton Races Afternoon Flat horse racing - turf. First race 2.30pm, last race 5.30pm. Direct train from East Croydon. FREE bus from Birghton station to the course. More info and tickets from www.brighton-racecourse.co.uk • Music: IAN BALLANTINE & MARTIN BLACWELL QUARTET Live lunchtime jazz. FREE! The Green Dragon, 58-60 High Street, Croydon, CRO 1NA www.myspace.com/greendragonpub www.jazznet.co.uk • Music: Freedom Of Expression 'the very best in acoustic music, poetry, comedy and magic from around London and further afield' presents:ruM + Alan Lacroix + Sue Verran. 8pm. FREE! The Green Dragon, 58-60 High Street, Croydon, CR0 1NA • Event: Purley Festival 2011 A host of events throughout the day and evening at various venues. Arts, literature, music, all sorts. For more info and what’s on visit: http://purleyfestival.com • Music: AN EVENING WITH WILLARD WHITE Robeson Re-explored Sir Willard White explores more of the repertoire and life story of this important icon of the last century. Paul Robeson epitomised the energy and integrity of the major figures who raised awareness of equality and human rights in the mid


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What’s On - Daily Guide: twentieth century. Willard White’s captivating voice and presence, and clear love of the music and life of Paul Robeson, made his concert programme A Tribute to Paul Robeson a wonderful evening in the theatre. This new show follows on with Neal Thornton leading the same group of outstanding accompanying musicians, including Guy Barker on trumpet, augmented by the Pavão String Quartet, to bring orchestral textures to tailor-made arrangements of more popular songs from the Paul Robeson songbook. ‘It takes a larger-than-life figure to begin to pay homage to Paul Robeson… Willard White has charisma and vocal power to spare...’ The Times 8pm. £22, £26, & £28 Fairfield Halls, Park Lane, Croydon CR9 1DG. Box Office 020 8688 9291 or book online at www.fairfield.co.uk

Wed 29 • Sport: Wimbledon Tennis 20 June-3rd July. BBC TV. More info: www.wimbledon.com • Sport: FIFA Women’s World Cup Football Norway v Equatorial Guinea Ladies, 14:00 Brazil v Australia Ladies, 17:15. ESPN TV • Event: Purley Festival 2011 A host of events throughout the day and evening at various venues. Arts, literature, music, all sorts. For more info and what’s on visit: http://purleyfestival.com • Music: Something Borrowed Duo The Jolly Farmers, 7 Purley Road, Purley, CR8 2HA, 020 8660 2076 www.jollyfarmers-purley.co.uk

Thu 30 • Sport: Surrey v Somerset Friends Provident T20 Cricket. 6.30pm. The Kia Oval, Kennington, London. More info and tickets from www.kiaoval.com • Sport: Wimbledon Tennis 20 June-3rd July. BBC TV. More info: www.wimbledon.com • Sport: FIFA Women’s World Cup Football Canada Ladies v France Ladies, 17:00 Germany v Nigeria Ladies, 19:45. ESPN TV • Sport / Music: Epsom Races Flat Evening Horse racing - turf. Epsom Live! with Texas. Gates open 4pm. Direct trains from East Croydon. More info & tickets from www.epsomderby.co.uk • Music: FREE METAL NIGHT with Black Despair, Via The Void, Ressurection & more tbc

Doors 8pm. FREE ENTRY Scream Lounge, 20 South End, Croydon, CR0 1DN, tel 020 8667 0155. email lounge@screamstudios.co.uk • Music: The Dogbones “The Dogbones are a primal, sneering, garage punk animal chewing on a candy cane bone of pop with enough catchy choruses to choke a pig. Buzzsaw guitar, two drummers and a girl with ants in her pants. This band is LOUD. The band is comprised of musical legends: Johnny Orion - Guitar (Daisy Chainsaw, Vapid Dolly, Dizzy Q Viper, Queenadreena) Joao Pires - Drums (Selfish C••t) Nomi Leonard - Vocals + Guitar (Wendykurk, Queenadreena) Michael Vakalis - Bass (briefly in Queenadreena, Jesus Got His Gun) Vince Johnson - Drums (Daisy Chainsaw, Medieval Babes)” www.myspace.com/thedogbonesuk Cheap Sheep drinks deals till 10pm, plus £1.50 shots of Jager all night! Doors 7pm. FREE entry before 10pm Black Sheep Bar, 68 High Street, CR0 1NA www.blacksheepbar.com • Event: Purley Festival 2011 A host of events throughout the day and evening at various venues. Arts, literature, music, all sorts. For more info and what’s on visit: http://purleyfestival.com • Music: Irish Music Night 10.00 The Jolly Farmers, 7 Purley Road, Purley, CR8 2HA, 020 8660 2076 www.jollyfarmers-purley.co.uk • Music: THE BLUES BAND Paul Jones, Dave Kelly, Rob Townsend, Gary Fletcher, Tom McGuinness. The Blues Band was formed in 1979 by ex Manfred Mann group members Paul Jones and Tom McGuinness, originally to play a few pub gigs on Paul Jones’ nights off from his then full time career as an actor in London’s West End. 2010 saw them make their seventh appearance at Glastonbury Festival and they are favourites on the European Festival scene, always known for giving stunning, soulful performances. They are just completing a new studio album with guests: Supersession keyboardist Al Kooper, Linda Lewis, soul diva Maggie Bell, Springsteen's old buddy Southside Johnny plus Pete Wingfield and Mike Sanchez. The album is due for release in the early spring. 7.45pm. £15.50, £17.50 Fairfield Halls, Park Lane, Croydon CR9 1DG. Box Office 020 8688 9291 or book online at www.fairfield.co.uk

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Friday 1st July • Event: National Ice Cream Month 1st-31st July. Oh yes!! • Sport: England v Sri Lanka NatWest One Day International Cricket. 10.45am. Headingly • Sport: Wimbledon Tennis 20 June-3rd July. BBC TV. More info: www.wimbledon.com • Sport: FIFA Women’s World Cup Football Japan v Mexico Ladies, 14:00 New Zealand v England, 17:15. ESPN TV • Music: Boogie Down Cronx Oliver Sudden presents Boogie Down Cronx - bands tbc. A night of live hip-hop & funk, with the amazing, vinyl-only Vintage Fly DJs. Doors 8pm Scream Lounge, 20 South End, Croydon, CR0 1DN, tel 020 8667 0155. email lounge@screamstudios.co.uk • Music: Sacre Bleu The Cabaret In the Maple Room. 8pm. £14.50 Fairfield Halls, Park Lane, Croydon CR9 1DG. Box Office 020 8688 9291 or book online at www.fairfield.co.uk • Music: Wildfire Music presents bands tbc. Doors 8pm. £tbc Scream Lounge, 20 South End, Croydon, CR0 1DN, tel 020 8667 0155. email lounge@screamstudios.co.uk • Event: Purley Festival 2011 A host of events throughout the day and evening at various venues. Arts, literature, music, all sorts. For more info and what’s on visit: http://purleyfestival.com • Club: Reel Music REEL MUSIC is a club night dedicated to music from the movies. It takes place at one of central London’s premiere venues, the BLOOMSBURY BOWLING LANES. It's the Summer time... It's Blockbuster season... So, it's time to leave your seven evil exes behind (chances are they'll follow you anyway) and join us for an epic soundtrack night of epic soundtrackness... REEL MUSIC VS THE WORLD!... Joining us for our Scott Pilgrim themed extravaganza will be the brilliant Osymyso. We will be doing the usual Oscar hand outs for Best Male & Female Cinema themed costumes - but will also have some cool Scott Pilgrim swag for those in the best Scott Pilgrim get up. We want to gather as many of the different characters on the night as possible. So get creative! REEL MUSIC is a 6 hour soundtrack spectacular. From the obscure to the singa-long classic, we have it covered. £5 entry ALL NIGHT Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes, beneath Tavistock Hotel, Bedford Way, London


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What’s On - Daily Guide: Sat 02 • Sport: Wimbledon Tennis 20 June-3rd July. BBC TV. More info: www.wimbledon.com • Sport: FIFA Women’s World Cup Football Korea DPR Ladies v Sweden Ladies, 13:00 USA v Colombia Ladies, 17:00. ESPN TV • Sport: Sandown Races Coral Eclipse Day. Afternoon Flat horse racing - turf. First race 2.05pm last race 5.30pm. Direct Train from Clapham Junction to Esher station. Free minibus shuttle from the station to the course. For more details please visit www.sandown.co.uk • Event: Caterham Festival Until July 2nd. A wealth of stuff going on every day. Today’s highlight"A Classic Summer Evening" Classical music concert a beautiful open air setting on the North Downs, in the gardens of a country home, in aid of the Tandridge Community Fund. Bring your own picnic and own Shelter against sun,wind and rain, and relax to the beautiful music performed by talented, emerging professional musicians. Refreshments available. Family Groups and disabled people encouraged; range of pricing concessions. Venue: The gardens of "The Chalet", Tupwood Lane, Caterham. £ tbc, Tickets: Guildford Tourist office, from 1 May- or call 01483 444333. Details: Jeremy Webster 01883 348394 More info on the whole festival from www.caterhamfestival.org • Music: Stagefrite Promotions present Dreams Divide, Future System, Mad Mush (Electronica/Punk). Doors 8pm. £5 adv Scream Lounge, 20 South End, Croydon, CR0 1DN, tel 020 8667 0155. email lounge@screamstudios.co.uk • CHARITY: Black & White Fancy Dress Party for Sea Shepherds DJs Father Geoff & Elmo the Altar Boy spin the tunes to black and white-out to. Established in 1977, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS) is an international non-profit, marine wildlife conservation organisation. Our mission is to end the destruction of habitat and slaughter of wildlife in the world's oceans in order to conserve and protect ecosystems and species. Sea Shepherd uses innovative direct-action tactics to investigate, document, and take action when necessary to expose and confront illegal activities on the high seas. By safeguarding the biodiversity of our delicately-balanced ocean ecosystems, Sea Shepherd works to ensure their survival for

future generations. 7pm-1am. £1 in (donation to Sea Shepherds) The Green Dragon, High Street, Croydon. • Music: Hypermused – A Tribute To Muse With a set-list spanning the bands’ entire career, this fantastic 3-piece bring an authentic recreation of a Muse live gig to smaller venues. Ages 16+ welcome Support tbc. Advance tickets available online at www.ticketweb.co.uk or from the venue bar. £6 Entry. Doors 8.00pm Scream Lounge, 20 South End, Croydon, CR0 1DN, 020 8667 0155, www.screamlounge.com

• Music: Nico’s Academy Live music. From 8pm. The Oval Tavern, 131 Oval Road, East Croydon. http://ovaltavern.co.uk • Event: Purley Festival 2011 A host of events throughout the day and evening at various venues. Arts, literature, music, all sorts. For more info and what’s on visit: http://purleyfestival.com • Music: Purley Festival Bands 5pm-8.30pm. The Jolly Farmers, 7 Purley Road, Purley, CR8 2HA, 020 8660 2076 www.jollyfarmers-purley.co.uk • Music: Brightwhite Duo 9.30pm. The Jolly Farmers, 7 Purley Road, Purley, CR8 2HA, 020 8660 2076 www.jollyfarmers-purley.co.uk

• Sport: FIFA Women’s World Cup Football Australia v Equatorial Guinea Ladies, 13:00 Brazil v Norway Ladies, 17:15. ESPN TV • Event: Purley Festival 2011 FINALE From 10am til 10pm-ish in the Rotary Field, Purley, a big old festival with LIVE MUSIC on Stage (see below) and CHILDRENS STORY TELLING SESSIONS DURING THE DAY WITH BAREFOOT BOOKS, BEER TENT, SINGING WORKSHOPS AND PERFORMANCE, ART WORKSHOPS -Creative Circles offering fun and colourful art workshops Stage lineup: 10:00 - 12PM INTERDENOMINATIONAL CHURCH SERVICE / 12.15pm - 12.45pm - MKIII 1.15-1.45pm - Butchered Beats 2.15-2.45 - Mark Bishop 3.15-3.45pm 4.15pm- 4.45pm - Steve Boyce 5.15-5.45pm - TBC 6.15pm-6.45pm - Tennyson 7.15pm-8.00pm - Vintage 8.30pm- 9.30pm - The Versions For more info visit: http://purleyfestival.com • Music: JIM RICHARDSON, DON WELLER, JIM MULLEN, DORIAN ALTMAN Live lunchtime jazz every Sunday from 1pm. FREE! The Green Dragon, 58-60 High Street, Croydon, CRO 1NA www.myspace.com/greendragonpub www.jazznet.co.uk • Music: Scream Unplugged with Gabi & The Whoremoans, Jenny Lockyer, Olivia Sebastianelli, Only Beneath, LoveList. Live In The Lounge Bar Starts 7pm. FREE ENTRY Scream Lounge, 20 South End, Croydon, CR0 1DN, tel 020 8667 0155. email lounge@screamstudios.co.uk • Music: Singers Night Floor singers and musicians welcome. 8pm. £2. Croydon Folk and Blues Club, Ruskin House, Coombe Road, Croydon, www.folkandblues.org • Music: Open Mic Night hosted by Roger W & Co 9.30pm. The Jolly Farmers, 7 Purley Road, Purley, CR8 2HA, 020 8660 2076 www.jollyfarmers-purley.co.uk

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What’s On - Daily Guide: • Sport: Brighton Races Afternoon Flat horse racing - turf. First race 2.30pm, last race 5pm. Direct train from East Croydon. FREE bus from Birghton station to the course. More info and tickets from www.brighton-racecourse.co.uk • Sport / Music: Windsor Races Flat Evening Horse racing - turf. Trailfinders American Independence Night with Glee tribute. First race 6.40pm, last race 9.10pm. Majorettes, burgers and all things USA combined to salute this fantastic celebration of America's historic day. Then join us as after racing as we welcome to the Paddock Lawn stage top Glee Tribute band "Gleek Club" - sing along, dance and enjoy! Direct Train from Clapham Junction. River taxi to the course. More info & tickets from www.windsor-racecourse.co.uk • Music: ALL AGES ROCK NIGHT with Four Short Of A Miracle, Pins & Puppets, A Day Before You, Rise Above Under 14s must be accompanied by a paying adult. ID required for the bar. Doors 7pm. £5 Entry. Scream Lounge, 20 South End, Croydon, CR0 1DN, tel 020 8667 0155. email lounge@screamstudios.co.uk

Tue 05 • Sport: FIFA Women’s World Cup Football England Ladies v Japan Ladies, 17:15 New Zealand v Mexico Ladies, 17:15 Canada Ladies v Nigeria Ladies, 19:45 France v Germany Ladies, 19:45. ESPN TV • Music: Saviour Management presents: Bastions, Up River, Remove, Daybreak, Rough Hands. (Metal/Hardcore) Doors 7.30pm. £4 Entry Scream Lounge, 20 South End, Croydon, CR0 1DN, tel 020 8667 0155. email lounge@screamstudios.co.uk

Wed 06 • Sport: England v Sri Lanka NatWest One Day International Cricket. 2pm. Trent Bridge. • Sport: Lingfield Races Afternoon Flat horse racing - turf. First race 2.30pm, last race 5.30pm. Direct train from East Croydon. More info and tickets from www.lingfield-racecourse.co.uk • Sport: FIFA Women’s World Cup Football Australia Ladies v Norway Ladies, 17:00 Equatorial Guinea v Brazil Ladies, 17:00 Korea DPR v Colombia Ladies, 19:45 Sweden v USA Ladies, 19:45. ESPN TV

• Music: Wildfire Exposure presents A new monthly showcase night hosted by Wildfire Music bringing new bands to Scream. bands tbc. UPSTAIRS. Doors 8pm FREE ENTRY. Scream Lounge, 20 South End, Croydon, CR0 1DN, tel 020 8667 0155. email lounge@screamstudios.co.uk • Music: 100% Cotton plus guests. (Indie). Doors tbc. £tbc Scream Lounge, 20 South End, Croydon, CR0 1DN, tel 020 8667 0155. email lounge@screamstudios.co.uk

Thu 07 • Sport / Music: Epsom Races Flat Evening Horse racing - turf. Epsom Live! with The Beach Boys. Gates open 4pm. Direct trains from East Croydon. More info & tickets from www.epsomderby.co.uk • Music: Blashpemy Extreme Metal Night bands tbc. Doors tbc. £tbc Scream Lounge, 20 South End, Croydon, CR0 1DN, tel 020 8667 0155. email lounge@screamstudios.co.uk • Theatre: Confusions - A play by Alan Ayckbourn The Breakfast Cat Theatre Company presents CONFUSIONS by Alan Ayckbourn Thursday 7th - Saturday 9th July @ 7:45PM (Saturday matinee @ 2:45PM) Tickets: £9 (£7 concessions) Confusions, from one of England's most popular and prolific playwrights, uses five inter-linked one-act plays to cover themes of obsession, isolation and human desire for companionship, all played out against a backdrop of the British suburban middle class. From frenetic farces to melancholy pieces, it is engaging, funny and occasionally touching. With a strong cast of Breakfast Cat regulars and a healthy dose of new faces, this production promises to be the highlight of the summer. The Charles Cryer Studio Theatre 39 High Street, Carshalton, SM5 3BB Tel: 020 8770 4959

Fri 08 • Sport: British Grand Prix Formula One from Silverstone, 8-10 July Practice one - 1000-1130; Practice two: 1300-1430 • Sport: Surrey v Hampshire Friends Provident T20 Cricket. 6.30pm. The Kia Oval, Kennington, London. More info and tickets from www.kiaoval.com

• Music: Friday Night Showcase A regular night showcasing the best local bands of all genres, with some surprise touring acts, FREE OF CHARGE this week... The Fix, Alt Track, JSA plus guests tbc. (Indie/Rock/Electronica) Doors 8pm. FREE ENTRY Scream Lounge, 20 South End, Croydon, CR0 1DN, tel 020 8667 0155. email lounge@screamstudios.co.uk

Sat 09 • Sport: British Grand Prix Formula One from Silverstone, 8-10 July Practice three - 1000-1100; Qualifying: 1300-1400 • Sport: England v Sri Lanka NatWest One Day International Cricket. 10.45am. Old Trafford. • Sport: FIFA Women’s World Cup Football Quarter Finals 1 & 2. ESPN TV • Festival: Croydon Folk and Blues Summer Festival Live folk and blues in the garden. Bouncy castle, Scottish pipers, side stalls, BBQ, licensed bars with real ales. 12 noon - 11pm. £3 - accompanied children free. Croydon Folk and Blues Club, Ruskin House, Coombe Road, Croydon, www.folkandblues.org • Music: All-ages night with Esmeralda, The Perfect Accident (Rock/Alt). 14+, ID required for the bar £5 Entry. Doors 7pm, ends 10pm Scream Lounge, 20 South End, Croydon, CR0 1DN, tel 020 8667 0155. email lounge@screamstudios.co.uk • Music: Brightwhite Live music. From 8pm. The Oval Tavern, 131 Oval Road, East Croydon. http://ovaltavern.co.uk • Music: Floyd In The Park Just Floydwill be performing all of Pink Floyd’s classics in a two hour set that includes The Dark Side Of The Moon, Wish You Were Here, The Wall, Animals and many more. With a full light show with project animation and lasers, this memorable show will bring back the magic of Pink Floyd. BROMLEY AMPITHEATRE, Church House Gardens just behind the Churchill Theatre Bromley. Tickets for all shows are available by calling Ticket Sales on 08448 717 620 (bkg fee) or online atwww.ambassadortickets.com/bromley (bkg fee) Got something going on? Let us, and 25,000 Croydonites, know! E-mail hello@deep-london.co.uk


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(1) A summer afternoon under the gaze of Queen Victoria in The Spread Eagle; (2) Fun at The Derby 1 - I don’t know if you can see it but this bloke came dressed, in polyurethane, as a jockey, complete with inflatable horse (but not big white arrow over his head). It was about 90 degrees. We didn’t see him again. (3) Why is that horse staring at me? Is it because it knows it’s about to lose me £20... Yep! (4) Fun at The Derby 2 - the music stage; (5) Every time I walk past East Croydon a bit more is disappearing - this used to be Amy Johnson House. Open your world, by flattening it. (6) Do Not Feed the Toilet Rolls...; (7) The Deep-London Sunny Summer Sunday Park Hill Park Cricket Society (DLSSSPHPCS) - lunch; (8) A view from the bar

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