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deep online at: www.deep-london.co.uk • www.issuu.com • www.facebook.com/deeplondon • twitter @deep_london Hello there.. ...welcome to issue 97 and what could prove a slightly hallucinogenic editorial, as I currently have a stinking cold, with extra florets of ‘flu. I blame either the change in the weather, or, more likely, the ‘orrible little herberts coughing away on the train to Fontwell the other day. Anyway, I feel odd, and ache so much it actually hurts to type. Still, we’ll power through, although that would be easier if the workmen who dug a bloody great hole outside my window a couple of months ago and who then buggered off hadn’t decided to reappear, as if by magic, this morning. And also if that purple weasel playing the banjo and grinning at the other end of the table would give it a rest... But back to this issue, and because we haven’t done anything on the sport of kings for a while, and this year’s Cheltenham Festival looks like an absolute corker, it’s something of a round-about racing special. We’ve obviously got your Cheltenham preview, a couple of alternative venues to visit and the Croydon equivalent of the Gold Cup, the annual inter-pub pancake race. Incidentally, if anyone cares, my top tips for Cheltenham are Midnight Chase in the Gold Cup (as long as Dougie Costello’s on board), which I believe is also our resident tipster, Flash Harry’s choice and, of course, Royal Bonsai, currently entered in both the Fred Winter and Triumph Hurdles, but whichever one he runs in, I’ll be throwing some hard-earned at him... Elsewhere, for the non-racing enthusiasts we’ve all our usuals, and we’ve got a bit of culture, for a change, with an interview with Ellen Kent, bringing her version of Verdi’s opera La Traviata to Croydon in March, as well as some of the finest Indian food we’ve had for a while to introduce you to. Oh, there’s a thing - I’ve just realised we’ve done ‘A Day at the Races’ and ‘A Night at the Opera’ - a coincidental treat for all Marx Brothers / Queen fans out there. I shall use that on the cover. Serendipity is our middle name, you know... Finally, plans race (race, see!) ahead for our Olympics Croydopolytype game, and it’s all rather exciting. We’re still busy devising away in the reclaimed shed, now renamed the Deep Olympic evil genius nerve-centre, but as a small heads up, I’d suggest that you start practising your darts and pool, as well as maybe your tiddliwinks, swing-ball and thumb-wrestling... Right, that’s it from me, and given that in the course of writing this I’ve gone from being hotter than the surface of the sun to feeling like someone’s just dropped ice-cubes down my back, I’m off for a lie down in a darkened room. Hope you all enjoy this issue and that you have a couple of winners this month. See you next time. Avanti, allons-y, cheers! With hairy horsey chins. Neigh! Your Bonsai Editor - hoping that Cheltenham Angela xxx winnings will finally buy one of these...

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March 2012 Issue Ninety Seven Contact Us: editor: angela ferrara tel: 07910 506197 (24 hour answerphone) e: angela@deep-london.co.uk staff and contributors: auntie may, petal dunwoody, stephanie darkes, nick booth, simon sparrow advertising sales: call angela on 07910 506197 (24 hour answerphone) or e-mail angela@deep-london.co.uk publishing & design: deep-london

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THIS MONTH’S FEATURES:

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The Cheltenham Festival Preview

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La Traviata

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Auntie May

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The Windmill

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Fun at Folkestone

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Steph Darkes’ Twitterama

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A Day with the Horses at Fontwell Park

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Month in Pictures

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COMPETITIONS: Win tickets to La Traviata at the Fairfield Halls - page 8 Where’s Groove? - find Groove in Croydon and win something possibly halfdecent! Details - back cover

LISTINGS:

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What’s On Guide

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This Month’s Sport

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LAT RACING HAS MANY FESTIVALS, National Hunt has but one - but for excitement it usually surpasses all the fenceless carnivals of the summer rolled into one. Four days of what should be the best gambling and drinking experience of a punter’s year. And if it isn’t, then quite frankly you ain’t doing it right. The jump racing circus steams ahead all winter in the direction of the Festival. Winners and losers are evaluated; horses are either ‘Festival horses’ or they are not. It’s as simple as that. Or is it? There’ll be some upsets, some major gambles landed - and some major cock-ups as well.

For trainers, to have a winner anywhere is good; but to have one at Cheltenham is really where it’s at. Barring Aintree, there’s nothing big left left after this so the owners, trainers and jockeys of every horse are out to play, and when you’ve called it right or think you have, when your horse is in the first three slugging it out in the final furlong, well, if you don’t get a kick out of that it’s time to take up trainspotting. The official title of the Cheltenham Festival is the National Hunt Meeting. This originated in 1860, when the National Hunt Chase was first held at Market Harborough and titled the Grand

Four days of what should be the best gambling and drinking experience of a punter’s year, and if it isn’t then you ain’t doing it right. . .

Deep’s resident tipster

FLASH HARRY looks in his crystal ball. I GOTTA HORSE! Yes, well. Maybe. Your ever-loving Harry has been a busy boy with many matters and hasn’t been as slavish on the Form Book as perhaps he might have been. Plus it’s hard to really make confident selections until we

see how the ground comes up. As I often say to the editor of this magazine: It ain’t called the Turf for nothing. So I thought I’d put up a few horses to keep an eye out for, and if they shorten in price on the day, maybe you should think about putting your dinner money on ‘em. BABY MIX looks nice for the Triumph Hurdle. On his performance at Kempton on Feb 25 (nice touch) he could show out nicely and beat Grumeti, who is favourite. S*d favourites. But if the ground is soft, stay away from the Baby. BURTON PORT has an entry in the Grand Annual and the Gold Cup. Keep your eyes on him: he gave Long Run, the current Gold Cup champ, a fright on his comeback run, and Long Run only won by luck and panic. This Burton

National Hunt, featuring the one race alongside other steeplechases. After taking place at a number of locations, including Cheltenham in 1861, the race returned to Cheltenham in 1904 and 1905. It was staged over a new course established at Prestbury Park, Cheltenham in 1902, although racing had taken place in the park previously. The National Hunt Meeting was held at Warwick from 1906 to 1910, but returned to Prestbury Park in 1911 and has remained there to this day. If you are new to racing Cheltenham is an excellent place to start. You will see thousands of grown men and women staking a combined total of hundreds of millions of pounds on, essentially, animals running across a meadow. But of course that is mere reductionism. There is magic to it.

Port will go for a burton – and at a decent price, mark my words. Hold On Hulio and the wonderfullynamed SHAKALAKABOOMBOOM are also chalked up in the Annual at huge prices. POUNGACH in the Pertemps looks good value. Through a hazy gin-soaked memory I seem to remember thinking him a bit of a prospect. I fancy COLOUR SQUADRON a little bit at 16/1 in the Supreme Novices Hurdle. This horse was unlucky two months back when beaten at Sandown by Nicky Henderson’s Captain Conan. Colour Squadron was a bit green but should have won. Nothing else got even 14 lengths close to the Captain. A lot can happen in three months and if Colour Squadron’s been brushed up on his hurdling he could be a nice punt.


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The Cheltenham Festival, 13th-16th March 2012 And magic fuelled by good old Guinness: happily the Festival coincides with St Patrick’s Day. The most prestigious race of the Festival is the Gold Cup. It is the race all jumps trainers want to win, more so even than the Grand National. There is always drama and emotion. Last year when young pretender, Long Run, saw off the two modern legends of the contest, Kauto Star and Denman, Channel 4 Racing presenter Alistair Down admitted to having tears flowing down his cheeks as he wrote an article immediately afterwards about the old guard being vanquished. Who will win the Gold Cup? It’s a question dyed-in-the-wool Turf followers start asking each other round about half an hour after the previous one is run, but the spirit of enquiry tends to strengthen about November.

How to do the Festival

Can anything beat Hurricane Fly in the Champion Hurdle? I doubt it, but I live in a world where favourites get short shrift, even when they are obviously brilliant as is the ‘Fly. The only favourite I have ever loved was Sea the Stars. So can Flashy find a way of getting the Fly beat? He’s a beast and he acts on any surface, but seeing a horse as insanely good as ROCK ON RUBY chalked up at 14/1 makes me feel I have to have an itchy little punt. Rock on Ruby could by the fly in the favourite’s ointment … I liked INVICTUS, and indeed backed him, a fortnight ago when he thrashed Nicky Henderson and Paul Nicholls’ up-and-coming novice chasers Bob’s Worth and Silvianaco Conti. He wants monitoring in the Jewsons. As does BIG ZEB in his battle against Sizing

Europe in the Queen Mother Champion Chase. Finally, the Gold Cup. I think Long Run’s jumping is suspect and, though I say game on the boy to Sam Waley-Cohen for being the first amateur to win the race since gawd knows when, we must hold this favourite in some contempt. Can Kauto Star do it? I doubt it but I’ll be the first to dance a jig of joy if he does. But let’s be sensible. The two horses in the race that interest me are BURTON PORT and MIDNIGHT CHASE, with a preference for the latter. He won the Argento in a cool, calm and collected manner and jumped well all the way, and I don’t see why with a bit of luck and if the ground is right, he can’t win this. But remember, Burton Port had been off for year or something when he got

I have never been to it, suspecting the physical experience of being a spectator there would be like being trapped in a rock festival where everyone is inexplicably wearing tweed trousers and cheesecutter caps and the queue for toilets, food and alcohol longer than any sane man can bear. I don’t know about you, but I don’t fancy that one bit. When the bonsai editor of this very organ visited it last year (or was it the year before?) she confirmed my suspicions. So I watch it on the telly; the coverage is amazing – you get in close and see the mud flying. Boozewise, I tend to steer clear until the day’s action is over – or if I have taken a rotten pounding I may have a couple of large scotches to steady the nerves. Best way is to have two days watching it on the

telly at home (followed by spreading your winnings round the boozer in the evening) and two days in the pub with pals. Whichever way you do it – make sure you have some Guinness and some Johnny Walker Black Label for emergencies. I book four days off work, set aside £500 and bet 5 or 10 per cent of that per punt. I came out with a handsome profit last year even factoring in the losing bets, and had only one regret: that having found Oiseau De Nuit at 55/1 on Betfair in the Grand Annual I didn’t go in again when it traded mid-race at 75/1! Yes, Cheltenham is the time for deliciously-priced horses in top notch races. THAT is why it’s Christmas for adults.

VERY close to Long Run a few weeks back first time out. He could be a very dangerous port in a storm. GRAND CRUS is an alternative, but something tells me he will win this race next year. That’s it ladies and gentlemen, and remember: always smoke heavily, drink heavily, snog heavily, and bet your dinner money on what YOU fancy. Tatty bye. Midnight Chase


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A little bit of culture for a sunny Spring day. Belissima!

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erdi’s ‘La Traviata’ is often described as his most intimate opera. And that sentence is often described as the one that makes most people stop reading, but hang on a minute, because the production coming to Fairfield in March is as far from the stuffy, incomprehensible, elitist idea of opera most people have as can be. Petal Dunwoody caught up with its creator, Ellen Kent, to get under the skin of singing in Italian... Can you give us some background, some general detials of your show at the Fairfield? ”It's a big show with about 70 people on the road - we have a full orchestra, full chorus. There’s a young cast, a beautiful young lead playing Violetta, Maria Tonina, who won a scholarship to the Vienna State Opera and two handsome male lead tenors both from the Odessa Opera. “I specialise in opera which is accessible, friendly and affordable for the people, so in order to get a lot of people to come through the door you have to have them wanting to come because

they see it as a form of entertainment and not an elitist sport. “My operas are traditional with a little spin put on them; the Ellen Kent touch we’ve had brass bands, dogs, I’ve done Madame Butterfly with Koi Carp in huge fish tanks on the stage. Traviata has interesting scenery - I have a fountain with cherubs, lots of interesting things on the stage, chandeliers and ball gowns. It's a very believable story, you have to play it for what it is. “That's what Verdi did. He read the novel based on La Dame aux Camelias by Dumas the younger who had an affair with Marie Duplessis - the most famous French courtesan ever. She died at 23 from consumption (tubercolosis). She was the mistress of Napoleon’s finance minister having been on the streets of Paris as a 12 year old prostitute when she became who she was. She was extraordinarily beautiful. Dumas had an affair with her but after 11 months she went back to her lover because he was so jealous, it all ended in tears. He went away to Spain and he came back and there was an auction. He

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went to the auction of these beautiful Parisian apartments and he asked "whose was this apartment?". They told him it was Marie Duplessis' - she died here of consumption in great debt. He looked around the rooms and found a book he had given her and, this is a true story, it had a dried Camelia pressed in the pages, which is synonymous with Traviata. “In my opera instead of just having the Overture I have added on the auction in a symbolic way. We have surtitles screens with English translation above your head. It's as accessible as possible.” This is not a way of getting into more formal opera for your audience, is that fair? “Opera was never meant to be elitist or formal, it was written by Puccini and Verdi to entertain the masses, not a tiny elitist group. Verdi wrote for the people so did Puccini. Verdi, who wrote Traviata, wrote Nabucco as a freedom opera because of the civil war going on in Italy. “They were people who spoke to the


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people of the countries where they lived. It became an ordinary sport. If you go to Eastern Europe where my companies come from - for instance in the Ukraine - you have opera houses of some considerable size in every town. Where are you going to get that in England? France had that but it is dying down. There is a mania for opera in Moldova, Ukraine, Romania, Latvia - you get opera houses everywhere. That’s how it still should be and how it was when Verdi and Puccini were alive, they wrote as people wrote plays for touring companies - it was a simple entertainment.” What's the background for you working with Eastern European companies? “That's very long story but I'll give you a potted version; I did classics at University and started off as an actress. I won a scholarship to go to the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, there were about 12 of us who’ve all gone on to do interesting things. I acted for a while, did TV and radio. I got married and had a

seats 7000 people?’. I said I could but I don't think 7 French actors and 50 goldfish would do much good! That’s what I was touring at the time from lisle in France, a fabulous show for kids "Why the fish left the river" if I remember. 50 live goldfish, that's the French for you! I got my idea for fish in Butterfly form that show. “I dont know why I said it, I had never done it before, but I said "well opera might work" just off the top of my head. They all nodded wisely ‘oh that's a good idea lets do an opera’. I used my wits and managed to jump off people I knew. I got an opera consultant and ended up in Romania in Bucharest with the Romanian National Opera's ‘Nabucco’. I took Richard Morrison from the Times out with me to see what I was bringing in. “It was 1992, and I was very cheeky, you know. I went to the president of Romania and asked if I could borrow his plane! And he said yes, he had Ceausescu’s old plane in those days, a Boeing 707 with a Romanian flag on the

“If you came to my opera you would have a damn good evening out - you can follow it with the surtitles and it’s like watching a classic film on TV” child. I was in a TV series with Roy Marsden up in Yorkshire and I realised that with my child about to start school I would have to give it up so I formed my own little production company, in my kitchen almost. “My ex-husband is a bloody good writer we got together and did ‘Vox Pop Victoria’, based on Henry Mayhew's work on the London poor. I worked with another actress playing 25 characters each, both sexes by 7 to 80 - fantastic acting. We launched and toured it ending up in the Young Vic in London and had really good reviews in the London press comparing us to a potted version of Les Mis, and that's how it started. “New writing didn't make any money at all, we couldn't survive off it, so we moved into European Children's touring theatre - companies from National Children's Theatre from Stuttgart, Strasbourg, Lisle, Brussels - we bought them all to England, funded heavily by the Arts Council and God knows who. In 1992 Rochester Castle, who funded me (I lived in Rochester), said to me ‘we’re funding you for this European stuff and the Channel Tunnel is opening, would you be able to put something on in our Castle Gardens for our summer music festival, or whatever we’re doing, which 8

tail. I flew the whole of the Romanian National Opera - 200 people, all the sets for Nabucco - in the belly of the plane. I had over half a million sponsorship I had been able to raise from Eurotunnel, Romania, Shell, Unilever. All the press came up. No one had ever bought in a foreign national opera company before. It was creating history really. “They put on Nabucco at Rochester Castle gardens and it was a sell out. There was a 10 minute standing ovation when Va Pensiero (the dance of the Hebrew slaves) was played. It was very emotional because of course of Ceausescu, the Romanian flag flying over the castle battlements, the sun was sinking down over the river. It was a fabulous, emotional experience. I thought "this is it, this is what I want to do". And that 21 years ago.” We understand that you are getting local kids involved in the production. “Yes, I use a lot of stage school children, I’ve used them for years, and I use local operatic societies to come and dress up in beautiful dresses and fill the

spaces at the back of the stage. I can't tour a whole room full of people. It's not a singing part but it's a wonderful opportunity to do a bit of waltzing in the background. It gives them a huge opportunity to work with us.” I'm not an opera buff, I have been to formal operas and found them sometimes to be quite intimidating? “If you came to my opera you would have a damn good evening out, you would love the story, you could follow it with the surtitles and it's like watching a classic film by Jane Austen or Dickens or something like that, the classics you get on TV, which I love. Pride and Prejudice - that kind of content and style - is what my operas are like.” La Traviata at The Fairfield Halls, 27th March at 7.30pm. Tickets from £21-£35 (+ bkg fee). To book please visit www.fairfield.co.uk or call the box office on 020 8688 9291

WIN! WIN! WIN! We have a pair of tickets to give away to TWO lucky readers. To enter simply e-mail hello@deep-london.co.uk with Camelia as the subject line and your name and address as the body of the e-mail, or text ‘Camelia’ and your name and address to 07729 884 065 (std rate). Competition closes on the 20th March at 12pm. Winners will be notified the same day. Good luck!!


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ello again my dears and welcome back. This month I’m rambling on a bit about technology, and in particular that mainly useless but time-consuming invention known as The Internet. Those of my ‘older’ readers may possibly remember my first and to date only foray into the virtual world when we were all hooked permanently up to some old relic called Myspace. As with most things these days (film cameras, analogue TV, vinyl records, my Sony Walkman (but more on that later), bus tickets, fountain pens etc.) technology soon renders them completely obsolete and a new and inevitably more expensive invention comes along. So far I’ve resisted most of this, being incapable of understanding it anyway, but, inspired by the lovely Stephanie Darkes and her illuminating article last month, I decided to dip my toe into the world of Twitter and see what the water was like. My only experience of twittering, or tweeting, to date has been my ever more manic efforts to stop the neighbourhood squirrel from stealing the contents of my bird feeder when my back is turned - so I carefully positioned my computer in front of the window and armed myself with a long stick with which to rap menacingly on the glass, and signed myself up. This new venture has unfortunately got off to a rather slow start due to my being called away on Important State Business at short notice, but there I am @MayHarbinger, glancing behind me at various intervals to see if I’m being followed and trying to decide whether my fascination with hot glue guns makes it worthwhile being inundated with the guff you seem to get sent when you tell Twitter you like them. I fear this may be yet another flash in the pan, but I’ll give it a couple of months and if enough of you join in, maybe a bit longer. Back to the saga of my Sony Walkman, otherwise known as “The Purple Thing”. My faithful old companion, being second hand when I

got it myself, had become like a lot of us folks past our prime, completely unable to function without being ended up adopting an orphan. plugged into a power source (mine’s (incidentally, Croydon’s own Nick Jack Daniel’s). This rendered it rather Chadwick has developed an app called useless as a Walkman - more of a busmate (find it in the itunes shop (just Sitman actually - so I decided some £0.69) or on facebook open-heart surgery was required and www.facebook.com/busmate) - which utilised the internet for something will let you check times while out and useful for a change and ordered a about - more on that next month - Ed) replacement battery. Now I ought to There are obviously many other uses say at this point that a Walkman for The Internet, some of them legal, battery is not designed to be a and clearly I’ve only scratched the replaceable part (unlike a mobile surface but I do sometimes wonder just phone battery) so a certain amount of how we managed without it. How else courage, expertise with a small would I be able to walk down a road magnetic screwdriver and a in Cockermouth without leaving my watchmaker’s eyeglass are required to house or play a game where you have get to the point where you have to to get a drunk cartoon man to walk lever the old battery out (Sony cement it on with industrial strength glue). The along without falling over? Anyway, I’m cordially inviting you to screws inside are the size of flies’ follow me at @MayHarbinger and look testicles and they have an uncanny forward to wasting hours of valuable ability to hide underneath the toaster, drinking time with you. but eventually the new battery was Auntie May returns next month... installed, the screws replaced and, Hey Presto! I can once again wander about with my ears full of Rammstein completely oblivious to people asking me for directions and unable to hear the announcement on the bus saying it’s being diverted. And that brings me to the one other brilliant use I have found for the internet. Just the other day I stumbled upon the discovery that you can enter the bus stop number into the TfL website and it tells you exactly how long until the next bus is due. This enables me to time leaving home (or the pub) to coincide with the bus arriving. Marvellous. You can do it by text too, but it costs you money and when An original Sony Walkman. Look how sleek! This was once cutting edge. For our younger readers Edith tried it she got the that hole is for something called a CASSETTE... number wrong and almost 10

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The Deep Massive restaurant review posse go for a curry, and a roast, at the same time. . .

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s mentioned last month, when we popped in to the Windmill in St James’ Road, on the offchance, we were a bit surprised to find it had changed hands. Gone was the old Irish manager, and in his place a delightful Indian couple, husband and wife Dashi and Dipti, who, after a chat and a lovely dinner that Petal and I enjoyed one evening, kindly invited us and some mates down to do a full review. Skip forward a couple of weeks and the Deep Massive retaurant review posse of your Bonsai Editor, Petal Dunwoody, Anna and Nat, Alan ‘I’m only staying out for one’ Tovey and Ritchie ‘Time Bomb’ Hudson are in full effect on a Sunday lunchtime to sample the Windmill’s many delights. I say full effect, as it turns out we were, to a man, hungover, thanks to various exertions the previous evening, but we weren’t going to let that stop us. As it transpires, five of our number are curry fans, but Nat doesn’t actually do spicy, but that’s not a problem here because the Windmill pride themselves on offering not only authentic Indian cuisine, but also your British pub grub, including traditional Sunday Roasts with all the trimmings, so she’s plumped for one of those instead. A perusal of the menu and there are some confused looks at the inclusion of Szechuan Chicken, but as Dipti explains, Dashi is from Mumbai, which has a huge range of cultural influences, and this is exactly the cuisine you’d find there as street food. We’re sold, and let Dipti give us a few pointers as to what to have to get the most variety and authenticity. As long as the marinated lamb chops, which we had before and are absolutely divine, are included, I

don’t mind what else we try. The mixed grill platter (chicken tikka, malai murgh tikka, sheekh kebab and the fabled lamb chops) is recommended (and arrives, sizzling like a good’un) along with the Butter Chicken main and Kolapuri Chicken. We also go for the Szechuan Chicken, Chilli Fish and Methi Chicken and some breads. Mr Tovey, who eats raw chillies for fun, reckons his dinner may not prove to be spicy enough, so Dipti also supplies him with a separate bowl of raw green chillies, just in case... Nat’s roast arrives first and it looks, and reportedly tastes, lovely and then the Indian tapas dishes arrive. The Windmill do a range of both tapas and main dishes, but to be honest, as soon transpires, it doesn’t really matter what you choose as this is a real sharing, social dining experience, with everyone trying bits of everyone elses meals and declaring them universally to be absolutely delicious. The pub itself hasn’t changed and still retains a local feel, but a friendly local feel. The bar staff have remained, and the locals have taken the new owners to their hearts. Last time we were in they were engaged in teaching Dashi the finer points of a game of darts (he’s now quite good, apparently). The friendly vibe continues as the couple on the next table, having seen us taking pictures of our dinners like a bunch of nutters, insist on us taking a picture of their dessert, which I didn’t catch what it was but which looked rather good. Unfortunately, we were all too full of delicious curried (and roasted!) goodness to partake of afters. The Indian tapas dishes, more than big enough to constitute a meal for one

person on their own. start at around £4.95 and main meat dishes at around £5.95, but as mentioned, you really would be missing the point, we think, if you didn’t grab a big group of mates, order a load of dishes and just dive in. And as mentioned, you can take your non-curry-loving friends too! As an added bonus, the Windmill is a racing pub. Their Cheltenham Festivals are, apparently, one of the best laughs around, and we’ll be down there this year finding out. Dipti has admitted that the craic at the Windmill is such that even she, who has no real leanings horse-wise, gets into the nags at Cheltenham time. (There isn’t a shop bookie nearby, but they do have wi-fi so placing your bets won’t be a problem.) In short then, the Windmill Pub is still a pub, still family-friendly and still a mere 6 minutes or so walk form East Croydon, but a pub serving some of the finest and most interesting Indian cuisine (and traditional pub grub!) around, served by some of the nicest people around. I have a feeling that this is the sort of place I could lose days in, watching the racing with a cold alcoholic beverage or seven while intermittently eating exotic and beautiful dishes straight from the streets of Mumbai. When the sun comes out and the huge beer-garden’s flowers begin to bloom, I may never eat at home again... The Windmill, 224 St James’s Road, Croydon, CR0 2BW. 020 8684 2272 www.thewindmillcroydon.com

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With the flat season almost upon us, new correspondent and racing photographer Simon Sparrow takes a trip to not-so-sunny Folkestone...

We try to do the very best we can”, the gate-person said on steering me towards the press office. And they do. They really do! Folkestone racecourse sits in beautiful Kent countryside between Sellenge and Hythe. It has somehow retained a comforting local feel that many of the bigger tracks have lost, while still getting on with the very professional business of running horse races. There were some elements, they still unsaddle losing horses by the side of the track for example, that could easily be likened to something out of a James Herriot novel and from what I saw, greatly added to the pleasure of the meeting. There are two bars for those who like to deaden the pain of another losing favourite and what looked like a very good restaurant overlooking the track. There were also a series of luxury boxes, one of which appeared to have been dedicated to none other than the mighty Wells and Young. There was a time when this correspondent would have been tempted to gatecrash on the grounds that by now he must near own the company. I suspect from the view they were getting would have made it well worth while. As to business of having a bet, I counted about 15 on-course bookmakers, including the unforgettable booming Barry Dennis. I also noticed a large Tote office that

seemed very popular with many of the punters, who despite the risky weather were checking the form in the large grass area next to the parade ring. As tends to happen when you’re carrying photographic kit and a press ticket, one chap, I will call him Tom because he told me his wife didn’t know he was going racing – asked me if I’d had any ‘good sniffs’ about the day’s runners. Then and without pausing, went on to tell me how last time he had been let down by one of the jockeys or he would have made ‘litrally fowlsens’. Tom was a man of few teeth and much chin growth. His last words during this splendid wholly one-sided exchange were: ‘dropped his arms, no kiddin’, dropped his bloody arms just before the winning post’. I attended an evening meeting on 21 July. The card offered class 5 and 6 races, so there were bound to be some surprises. All Honesty duly obliged in the first at 25/1 to give William Buick the first of his two winners. Buick’s second winner, Icena Girl (evens), narrowly beat Roman Province, who, like Equity Card in the same race might just be ones to watch. Kirsty Milczarek was her usual cheery self, happily signing autographs for anyone who asked and was rightly rewarded with a smashing winning ride on Efistorm (3/1) in the third. Dane O’Neill replaced the luckless Jim Crowley, who had been unable to get to the track

and missed out on at least two winners, to take the fourth on Rambo Will (11/2). Peaches, ridden by Amy Scott, went on to win the fifth (9/2), whilst Jack Mitchell steered Medaille D’Or home to win the sixth at 5/2. For those still able, Sellenge offers the Dukes Head for the racing enthusiast in search of a post-meeting tipple - or weep. I found Hythe to be a lovely seaside town, offering far too many places to lead the weak willed astray. We tried the Red Lion Hotel and the Three Mariners before heading home. Do give Folkestone races a try if you can. Despite pretty rotten weather it only took us 80 minutes to get back to Croydon by car. The train to Westernhanger is, as toothless Tom would say, litrally a few minutes from the track and takes roughly 90 minutes from Charing Cross. Next fixture 5th April (Family Fun Day). More info and tickets from: www.folkestone-racecourse.co.uk

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Twitter tech, tips and transgressions from Stephanie Darkes. . .

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elcome to the not-so-nerdy world of Stephanie Darkes, your no nonsense music & Social Media go-to-girl, here’s my March instalment: Goodbye Whitney / goodbye youthfulness: Around midnight on February 11th I was tucked up in bed with the husband snoring next to me and my iphone stuck to my hand (nosing around Twitter) when I read that Whitney Houston had died. At first I thought it was a hoax but it proved to be true. Between 12-2am her death started trending and I was reading tribute Tweets and sniffing back tears, reminiscing over my first ever slow dance with Paul Spurgeon at Lara Stanton’s party circa 1985. I remember vividly my pink leggings, baggy white shirt and pink hip belt combo and doing the clumsy 80’s sidestep to ‘Saving all my love’. I also remember relaxing so much that I dribbled on Paul’s shoulder (nothing like a bit of teenage embarrassment). Amidst the tributes and the sad tweets there were haters* who posted tweets like: ‘omg all these 12 yo girls cryin over Whitney, they didn’t know who she was yesterday’. For me, Whitney’s death highlighted the end of my youth, some say this ended years ago but I beg to differ. Following Whitney’s death a stream of celeb death hoaxes appeared on twitter including Keanu Reeves, Madonna & Chris Brown. *Haters “Overused word that people like to use just because someone else expresses a dislike for a certain individual” – Urban Dictionary.com The increase of Trolling & Cyber bullying: Trolling & Cyber-bullying are terms that are appearing again and again when speaking of online communities and social sites, our Bonsai Editor asked me to take a look at both and report back. Trolling: "In Internet slang, a troll is someone who posts inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community, such as an online discussion forum, chat room, or blog, with the primary intent of provoking readers into an emotional response or of

otherwise disrupting normal discussion.” (Wikipedia). These are the people who lurk on message boards and Social Media sites getting their kicks by upsetting people. In real life they probably have few social skills, and / or a small penis and / or an overblown sense of self. Most of the time you can simply block / ignore or report these people. Some people see it as a challenge to take them on but my advice is don’t bother because you won’t get any intelligent comment / conversation out of them. Recent cases of trolling include Sean Duffy, sentenced to 18 weeks in prison last September after admitting two “trolling" charges. He had visited Facebook tribute pages and posted videos taunting dead victims and their families. Panorama made a programme called ‘Hunting the Internet Bullies’ that was aired on 6th February. The programme opened with Cher Lloyd (an X Factor competitor) speaking about her personal experiences: "I think I must get at least 10 tweets a day saying I'm a dirty pikey," she broke down on the programme saying that she is “very scared” and some days she just wants people to leave her alone. If someone as high profile as Ms Lloyd is suffering at the hands of trolls and bullies it raises concerns for our children. Before I started researching for this article I thought Trolling and cyber bullying were the same thing but after further investigation I discovered that they are different and the difference seems to stem from the length / duration of the abuse. It also seems that the cyber bullying victim more often than not knows the perpetrator. “Cyberbullying is the use of the Internet and related technologies to harm other people, in a deliberate, repeated, and hostile manner. As it has become more common in society, particularly among young people, legislation and awareness campaigns have arisen to combat it “ (Wikipedia). An example of cyberbullying that you might have stumbled across recently is the case featured on channel 4’s ‘my social network stalker’ where Ruth Jeffery was terrorised and humiliated by 16

her boyfriend, who posted naked pictures and videos of her all over the web and she had no idea it was him. Panorama claim that cyberbullying is on the rise and unearthed a startling statistic from charity Beatbullying that 28% of 11-16 year olds have experienced bullying or harassment online. Before Social Networking the bullying was left at the school gates, now with smartphones and the internet being essential in everyday socialising, our children are open to abuse 24/7 and often unable to prevent it. These stats come from www.vital.ac.uk who commissioned a survey of over 1300 teachers in January 2012. Here are some of the findings: 3% of teachers have personal experience of cyberbullying. 69% of teachers are aware of pupils who have been cyberbullied. Of those pupils, 81% had been bullied via social networking sites and 67% by text. The statistics are pretty shocking so please make sure you look after yourself, your friends and your young people. For more advice visit: www.stopcyberbullying.org, www.beatbullying.org. This month I liked: iphonography Got some spare time? Why don’t you take up a course in iphonography that’s iphone photography to you! Richard Gray, a photographer for 25 years, has set up a course at Kensington & Chelsea college in iphone photography. To attend the course all you need is a passion for photography, a creative mind and, of course, an iPhone. If you want to participate it will cost you £115 with an additional £20 for required apps. Who to follow in #Croydon: The Croydon Tweeter award goes to @allaboutcroydon for abseiling forwards down the Mondial building in Croydon for Croydon Commitment. If you want to know more, follow me @stephaniedarkes for Social Media tips, Croydon chat & music. www.getyourbusinesstalking.com


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A day out at ‘All About The Horse Day’ at beautiful Fontwell Racecourse. . .

Orses. We here at Deep are big fans of the things. They’re beautiful, with hairy chins, and they regularly lose us money in their job of running across fields with a little fella sat on them. We’ve watched them pass by in the paddock, one even tried to nick Mik’s beer once, but we’ve never actually got up close to one, or touched one - an experience, I imagine, common to most racegoers who only see them thundering past at 40-odd miles an hour on the other side of the rails. Huge kudos then, to Fontwell Racecourse and their ‘all about the horse day’ which gave ordinary punters the chance to get up very close and very personal to some of these magnificent beasts in between enjoying some quality jumps action at their fantastic course. A mere hour and a bit on a train direct from East Croydon sees you arrive at Barnham, where a bus takes you the mile or so to the small but immaculately maintained, and almost unique in its figure of eight chase track, course. Although it’s small, Fontwell is brilliantly appointed with a massive stand, plenty of bars and lots of trackside standing room. Behind is the parade ring and paddock, and a beautifully topiaried area which houses the palladian owners and trainers bar. Everyone is very friendly, there are plenty of bookies and a great atmosphere, but we’re really here to meet some horses, and we take the opportunity after backing a loser in the first to have a wander and find some. The horse we find is ‘Monsignor’, a Cheltenham winner and standing track record holder, looking very content eating a carrot, and the thing that first strikes is that he’s bloody MASSIVE! His head is bigger than the small child being lifted up to stroke it. Turns out he’s 17.1 hands high, which is just shy of 6 foot at his shoulder, which means if Mik, who’s six foot, was to stand in the stirrups he’d be about 12 feet off the ground. Oh, and he weighs over half a tonne, and he’s currently nuzzling my hand as I stroke his chin, and looking directly into my eyes. Magnificent. Round the corner are two more retired racehorses (all

here thanks to HEROS, the racehorse retraining and rehoming charity - www.heroscharity.org) of whom one is equally as friendly as Monsignor, but the other, ‘Renard’, has his arse resolutely turned to the public. We’re informed by his lovely handler that he’s ‘fed up with it now’ and so has decided to turn round and have a good old lick of the wall of the stable instead. We like Renard. Elsewhere on the day we found pony rides for the kiddies, ‘Topthorn’ the puppetry horse from ‘War Horse’, which really is astonishing, parading around the paddock with a real horse, and a tiny pony named ‘Cuddles’ somewhat ironically, we thought, as he seemed to have an anti-bite mask on and looked like he had the hump. To our eternal chagrin we failed to find the ‘horseciser’, a riding simulator that you could have a go on as I wanted a picture of Mik giving it a go, but as it turns out Mik was riding ‘Big Bucks’ last time out and made the cover of the Racing Post. Who knew? You’ll notice we’re glossing over the actual racing as our luck was out until the last race, where we managed to recoup some losses, but this day, for us, was less about the racing and more about a long overdue education into these fantastic animals that we watch every day, and a new found respect for the bravery of the jockeys who ride them. Seriously, if you get the chance, stroke a racehorse, they’re a huge, astonishing ball of muscle with the prettiest eyes ever, and a penchant for polo mints. If we had our way, every race fixture would have a Monsignor on hand for the punters to meet, but as that’s not the case, we can only say, thanks Fontwell and HEROS for a brilliant day out, some great racing, great hospitality, a fantastic atmosphere and, not least, the opportunity to stroke the hairy chin of a racing legend... Fontwell’s next fixture is their Spring Racing Day on 22nd March. More info and tickets from www.fontwellpark.co.uk 18


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pix: previous page top Monsignor and his hairy chin, bottom - Mik on board Big Bucks. This page top left - thundering round the corner, top right, the Bonsai meets the Monsignor and strokes said hairy chin, 3nd row left, the Womble meets the Monsignor, right - Topthorn and friends 3rd row left - pony rides, right - Renard has the hump 4th row left - ‘Cuddles’ bottom left - sunset over Fontwell, bottom right, the packed grandstand enjoying the racing and the sunshine 19


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What’s On - Regular Every Day / Monthly Events: Every Day: • Museum: Dickens & London 9 Dec 2011 - 10 June 2012. Celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Dickens in the first major UK exhibition for over 40 years. Recreating the atmosphere of Victorian London through sound and projections, you'll be taken on a haunting journey to discover the city that inspired his writings. Paintings, photographs, costume and objects will illustrate themes that Dickens wove into his works, while rarely seen manuscripts including Bleak House and David Copperfield – written in the author’s own hand – will offer clues to his creative genius. During your visit you'll discover how Dickens' childhood experiences of London, working in a blacking factory whilehis father was locked away in a debtor's prison, were introduced into the stories he wrote. The great social questions of the 19th century, including wealth and poverty, prostitution, childhood mortality and philanthropy, will also be examined, all of which set the scene for Dickens' greatest works. Highlights of the exhibition will include an innovative audio-visual experience bringing to life the desk and chair where Dickens worked on his novels, and a specially commissioned film by one of the UK’s leading documentary filmmakers, William Raban, which will explore the similarities between London after dark today and the night time city described by Dickens over 150 years ago. Adult £8 (£7 advance booking) Child/concession £6 (£5 advance booking) Museum of London, 150 London Wall London EC2Y 5HN, tel: 020 7001 9844 email: info@museumoflondon.org.uk www.museumoflondon.org.uk/dickens • 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. Open - 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

1st Monday of the month: • 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

1st Wednesday: • Quiz: Wendy’s Wednesday Quiz Fun and fab pub quiz. 8pm. £1 per person. Loads of prizes including bonus prizes for the excellent ‘music bingo’ round. The Odd Shoe, 24 Park Street, Croydon 21

• Music: Live Jazz Live jazz every first Wednesday of the month. 8pm-10.45pm (bar opens at 7pm). Generally £9. See daily what’s on or visit the website for who’s playing. Sylvie’s Place, Warlingham Jazz Club, Croydon PO Athletic and Social Club, Trenham Drive, Warlingham, CR6 9RU. 01883 622269. www.sylviesplace.co.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 • Music: Rob’s Musical Zoo Unplugged music. 8.30pm. The Dog and Bull, Surrey Street, Croydon • Quiz: The Stag and Hounds Hosted by wonderful Wendy - £1pp. 9pm. The Stag and Hounds, 26 Selsdon Road South Croydon CR2 6PB 020 8686 0007

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: • Club: Boogie Nights 8pm - Midnight Bar open for food and drink from 6.30pm £5 Disco only £10 Disco and Curry Combo (Curry £7.50 on own) Boogie Nights is the newest and funkiest night in Caterham! DJ John Lazenby plays the tunes you know and love and is guaranteed to get you on the dance floor. Housed in our new look Studio, youll be transported to the golden era of Disco. Dress to impress and be prepared to dance all night long! Free ticket for the best


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What’s On - Regular Monthly Events: dressed! 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” site www.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:

• Music: Folk Music Live folk band - occasionally this event doesn’t occur so please check with the pub that it’s on before heading out, or just go down there anyway, it’s a nice proper pub. The Two Brewers, 221 Gloucester Road, Croydon CR0 2DW, 020 8684 3544 • Event: Antiques Fair Sunbury antiques is the largest and longest running bi-weekly market in the country Opening hours - 9.00-14.00 (Trade from 6.30). Free entry for punters! Organiser: Sunbury Antiques, 01932 230946 or www.kemptonantiques.com. edwardcruttenden@kemptonantiques.com For more details see www.kempton.co.uk or call 01932 782292. Kempton Park Racecourse, Staines Road East, Sunbury on Thames, Middlesex, TW16 5AQ Direct Train from Clapham Junction to Kempton Park - 200 yards from course

3rd Monday:

2nd Wednesday:

3rd Thursday:

• Comedy: - NEW! 10 acts all hosted by Sarah Iles - Mix of new and established acts performing open mic comedy. 8 - 10:30pm. FREE! Scream Lounge, 20 South End, Croydon, CR0 1DN, tel 020 8667 0155. email lounge@screamstudios.co.uk

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, 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 • Music: DJ Rob Delta Playing Funk, blues, soul and psychedelia. FREE entry! The Green Dragon, 58-60 High St, Croydon CR0 1NA

• 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!

• 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

• 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 Friday: • Music: DJ Rob Delta PLAYING A CORNUCOPIA OF SOUNDS INCLUDING 50 2S 60 2S 70 2S , BLUES , SOUL , FUNK , ROCK , JAZZ , PSYCHEDELIA . EVERY 3RD FRIDAY AT THEE OVAL TAVERN. FREE! The Oval Tavern, 131 Oval Road, Croydon, Surrey, CR0 6BR Tel: 020 8686 6023, http://ovaltavern.co.uk

3rd Saturday: • Music: DJ Rob Delta Playing Funk, blues, soul and psychedelia. FREE entry! The Green Dragon, 58-60 High St, Croydon CR0 1NA

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

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What’s On - Regular Weekly Events: 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.

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 • Event: Antiques Fair Sunbury antiques is the largest and longest running bi-weekly market in the country Opening hours - 9.00-14.00 (Trade from 6.30). Free entry for punters! Organiser: Sunbury Antiques, 01932 230946 or www.kemptonantiques.com. edwardcruttenden@kemptonantiques.com For more details see www.kempton.co.uk or call 01932 782292. Kempton Park Racecourse, Staines Road East, Sunbury on Thames, Middlesex, TW16 5AQ Direct Train from Clapham Junction to Kempton Park - 200 yards from course

4th Thursday:

4th Saturday:

Every Monday:

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

• Quiz: Green Dragon Wendy’s marvellous pub quiz. 8pm every Monday. Jackpot round! £1.50 in, winning team gets the cash. Green Dragon, High Street, Croydon, CRO 1NA • Music: Community Choir 6pm, upstairs. The Green Dragon, 58-60 High Street, Croydon, CRO 1NA www.myspace.com/greendragonpub • 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 • Games: Poker and Darts From 8.30pm. The Two Brewers, 221 Gloucester Road, Croydon CR0 2DW, 020 8684 3544 • Club: Soap Company DJs 50% off all drinks (excluding champagne) from 7pm til midnight. Free entry before 10pm. With exotic sounds, altered grooves and alien beats from The Soap Co DJs.. 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 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 • Games: Magic the Gathering with M&M Games. The Odd Shoe, 24 Park Street, Croydon • Music: Slow Jams, Neo Soul, Smooth Jazz NEW Jazz and Soul Bar - strictly over 25s. The Soulful Cellar, 90B High Street, Croydon CR0 1ND, 0208 688 0009 (nest to Tacolisa, opposite Il Ponte) Open Mon - Sun: 12:00 - 04:00 Facebook page: The Soulful Cellar

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

Last Thursday: • Quiz: The Bedford Tavern From 7pm. £2 per person - all proceeds to local charities. Great prizes inc. drink vouchers for winners. The Bedford Tavern, 16 Sydenham Road, Croydon CR0 2EF. 020 8688 2584

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 • Music: Party Night Last Friday of the month.R’n’B, Soul, Funk, Reggae, Hip Hop past and present. FREE! The Windmill, 224 St James’ Road, Croydon CR0 2BW, 020 8684 2272 www.thewindmillcroydon.com

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What’s On - Regular Weekly Events: Every Tuesday: • 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 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 Analog playing all your indie, rock, metal, alternative, techno, electro, drum & bass and dubstep classics! Black Sheep Bar, 68 High St, CR0. 020 8680 2233. www.blacksheepbar.com • 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 • Karaoke: The Odd Shoe Give it some welly. Every Tuesday. The Odd Shoe, 24 Park Street, Croydon • Music: Open Mic from 7.30. FREE! The Oval Tavern, 131 Oval Road, Croydon, Surrey, CR0 6BR 020 8686 6023, http://ovaltavern.co.uk • 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 • Music: Motown Hits NEW Jazz and Soul Bar - strictly over 25s. The Soulful Cellar, 90B High Street, Croydon CR0 1ND, 0208 688 0009 Open Mon - Sun: 12:00 - 04:00 Facebook page: The Soulful Cellar • Club: Croydon Outdoor Pursuits & Social Events Club (COPSE) Meets on Tuesdays from 8.15pm at the hall of South Croydon United Church, Heathfield Road by jct with Aberdeen Road for a wide range of talks, quizzes, interactive socials and for planning walks and cycles at the weekend. Club members also adjourn to the Skylark pub, South End after 10.30pm. All welcome. More information at www.copsecroydon.co.uk

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 • 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

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• Music: Midweek Music Club Various acts. If we know who’s playing you’ll find the info in the daily what’s on... The Jolly Farmers, 7 Purley Rd, Purley Surrey CR8 2HA, 020 8660 2076 www.jollyfarmers-purley.co.uk • Dance: Swing Patrol swing dance classes, 7pm, £5. The Green Dragon, 58-60 High Street, Croydon, CRO 1NA www.myspace.com/greendragonpub • Club: Cake Wednesday DJ Thom Dorke playing the best in Indie, Electro and Cheese. £1 PINTS OF CARLSBERG AND OLDE ENGLISH 8PM11PM. £1 before 10pm £2 after Join our Cake Club on Facebook for guaranteed FREE entry all night http://www.facebook.com/groups/224336 347623164/ Black Sheep Bar, 68 High St, CR0. 020 8680 2233. www.blacksheepbar.com www.myspace.com/blacksheepbar • Games: Poker and Darts From 8.30pm. The Two Brewers, 221 Gloucester Road, Croydon CR0 2DW, 020 8684 3544 • Social: Croydon D&S Social Club 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 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 • Arts: Croydon Camera Club Croydon Camera Club meets weekly on Wednesday evenings (except in August) Start Time: 7.45pm for 8pm. Finish Time: Around 10:00pm. Tea and coffee are served during the interval. Check www.croydoncameraclub.org.uk to see


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What’s On - Regular Weekly Events: what we are doing. If you are interested in photography, novice or expert, you are always welcome. . Shirley Methodist Church Hall, Eldon Avenue, Shirley, Croydon, CR0 8SD There is ample parking if you are driving. The Hall is is approximately 1.5 miles from East Croydon Station as you travel along the A232 heading towards Shirley. Alternatively buses 119, 194, 466, 198, and 130 stop close by. • Music: Soulful House NEW Jazz and Soul Bar - strictly over 25s. The Soulful Cellar, 90B High Street, Croydon CR0 1ND, 0208 688 0009 (next to Tacolisa, opposite Il Ponte) Open Mon - Sun: 12:00 - 04:00 Facebook page: The Soulful Cellar • Music: Live Music Every Wednesday from 8pm. See daily what’s on or posters in the pub for who’s playing. The Ship, 47 High Street, Croydon CR0 1QD. 0208 688 2810 Email: ship.croydon@marstons.co.uk www.shippub.co.uk

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 Fun charity quiz night from 9.30pm. 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 • Music: Unplugged Live local acoustic acts, every Thursday. The Odd Shoe, 24 Park Street, Croydon • Club: DAMMIT!! South London’s biggest rock night just got bigger! DJ ZOE URCHIN plays rock,

metalcore, emo, screamo, classic rock, alternative, nu-metal, pop punk and ska. Doors 7pm til late, free entry before 10pm, CHEAP SHEEP drinks deals 7pm-10pm, £1.50 Jager shots all night. 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 • 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 • 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 Jazz Every Thursday Lunchtime. Starts 12.15 - 2.00 pm Admission FREE! 25

The Clocktower Cafe, Katherine Street, Croydon, Surrey CR9 1ET • Music: Lover’s Rock & Reggae Oldies NEW Jazz and Soul Bar - strictly over 25s. The Soulful Cellar, 90B High Street, Croydon CR0 1ND, 0208 688 0009 (next to Tacolisa, opposite Il Ponte) Open Mon - Sun: 12:00 - 04:00 Facebook page: The Soulful Cellar • Music: DJ Cherrybomb From 8pm. The Ship, 47 High Street, Croydon CR0 1QD. 0208 688 2810 Email: ship.croydon@marstons.co.uk www.shippub.co.uk • Music: Soap Co DJs Disco – Wonky – Dub -DreamPop Exotica – 70’s, 80’s, 90’s - Funk – Art Rock to name but a few from The Soap Company. 5pm – 4am. Free before 11 £3 after 18+ venue, Please remember to bring your ID to sign up to our membership system, we accept driving licenses or passports or pass logo approved cards. Dress code - Smart casual wear must be worn. We don’t allow: Dirty work wear, baseball caps, Stone Island or hoodies (Except on sundays when there will be a 30 plus policy) Bad Apple Croydon, 3 - 7 Park Street, Croydon, CR0 1YD http://badapple.co http://the-soapco.blogspot.com • Karaoke: Lansdowne Lounge From 7pm. Lansdowne Lounge, 1 Lansdowne Road, Croydon, CR9 2BN

Every Friday: • 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 • Karaoke: Two Brewers Every Friday night. Two Brewers, 221 Gloucester Road, Croydon, 020 8684 3544 • 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.


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What’s On - Weekly Events / Daily Guide: 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: Crash & Carry Start your weekend with a bang! With DJ Magoo FREE entry before 10pm Cheap Sheep now 7-11pm. 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 • Karaoke: Karaoke Madness FROM 9pm - MIDNIGHT) *FREE ADM B4 10pm* The Norbury & Edge 1300 London Road Norbury Croydon SW16 4DG • Club: The Edge THE EDGE NIGHT CLUB OPEN EVERY FRI & SAT. CLUB CLASSICS & CHART ANTHEMS tll 3am *FREE PUB 2 CLUB ADM B4 10pm* The Norbury & Edge 1300 London Road Norbury Croydon SW16 4DG • Music: DJs A range of DJs playing eclectic tunes and requests. Every Friday and Saturday. The Odd Shoe, 24 Park Street, Croydon • Music: 70s / 80s Soul Classics and Party Anthems NEW Jazz and Soul Bar - strictly over 25s. The Soulful Cellar, 90B High Street, Croydon CR0 1ND, 0208 688 0009 (next to Tacolisa, opposite Il Ponte) Open Mon - Sun: 12:00 - 04:00 Facebook page: The Soulful Cellar • Music: DJ Linton Pop to party anthems, Cheesy tunes & Electro with Linton. 5pm – 4am. Free before 10 £4 after. 18+ venue, Please remember to bring your ID to sign up to our membership system, we accept driving licenses or passports or pass logo approved cards. Dress code - Smart casual wear must be worn. We don’t allow: Dirty work wear, baseball caps, Stone Island or hoodies (Except on sundays when there will be a 30 plus policy) Bad Apple Croydon, 3 - 7 Park Street, Croydon, CR0 1YD http://badapple.co http://the-soapco.blogspot.com

• Karaoke: The Fox & Hounds NEW! Every Friday from 8pm. The Fox and Hounds, 1 London Road, West Croydon, CR0 2RE

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 • Club: Linton Saturday night's music is a mixture of dance-driven, bass-heavy sounds... from Dubstep, Drum n Bass, Old Skool Jungle, HardStyle, Old Rave Tunes, 90's UK Garage, Big 'Phat' Beats, Grime, Ragga, HipHop, Subtle acid breaks, Electro, Moombahton, Techno, Trojan Ska & Dub from DJ LINTON. Because it’s war on the dancefloor. Cheap Sheep drinks deals till 9pm. 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 Edge THE EDGE NIGHT CLUB OPEN EVERY FRI & SAT. CLUB CLASSICS & CHART 26

ANTHEMS tll 3am *FREE PUB 2 CLUB ADM B4 10pm* 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 • 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 • Music: DJs A range of DJs playing eclectic tunes and requests. Every Friday and Saturday. The Odd Shoe, 24 Park Street, Croydon • Music: Celebration Saturdays Party Night NEW Jazz and Soul Bar - strictly over 25s. The Soulful Cellar, 90B High Street, Croydon CR0 1ND, 0208 688 0009 (nest to Tacolisa, opposite Il Ponte) Open Mon - Sun: 12:00 - 04:00 Facebook page: The Soulful Cellar • Music: DJ Schminky House & Amp. 8pm – 4am. Free before 10 £5 after. 18+ venue, Please remember to bring your ID to sign up to our membership system, we accept driving licenses or passports or pass logo approved cards. Dress code - Smart casual wear must be worn. We don’t allow: Dirty work


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What’s On - Daily Guide: wear, baseball caps, Stone Island or hoodies (Except on sundays when there will be a 30 plus policy) Bad Apple Croydon, 3 - 7 Park Street, Croydon, CR0 1YD http://badapple.co http://the-soapco.blogspot.com • Music: Live Music Various acts. Every Saturday evening. Lansdowne Lounge, 1 Lansdowne Road Croydon, Surrey, CR9 2BN • Music: Live Music Live music at The Oval - see daily what’s on for who’s playing when. From 8pm. FREE entry! The Oval Tavern, 131 Oval Road, Croydon, CR0 6BR. 020 8686 6023

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 music at The Oval - see daily what’s on for who’s playing when.From 5.30pm. FREE entry! The Oval Tavern, 131 Oval Road, Croydon, CR0 6BR. 020 8686 6023 • 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 charity quiz night from 8pm. 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 • 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 • Music: Soulful Sundays - Modern Soul and Rare Groove Classics A new and exciting intimate spot for the mature soul and Jazz lovers to Lounge, Eat, Dance and Meet. In the heart of Croydon Town. NEW Jazz and Soul Bar - strictly over 25s. The Soulful Cellar, 90B High Street, Croydon CR0 1ND, 0208 688 0009 (nest to Tacolisa, opposite Il Ponte) Open Mon - Sun: 12:00 - 04:00 Facebook page: The Soulful Cellar 27

• Music: The Sunday Service From 7pm. Nothing like any other night... no rock, no metal, just all your fav cheesy tunes from DJs Ritchie and Pete plus....£25 bar tab to be won every week!. The Ship, 47 High Street, Croydon CR0 1QD. 0208 688 2810 Email: ship.croydon@marstons.co.uk www.shippub.co.uk • Music: Over 30s Night 7pm-till late. Over 30’s motown (singles night). £3.00 all night. 18+ venue, Please remember to bring your ID to sign up to our membership system, we accept driving licenses or passports or pass logo approved cards. Dress code - Smart casual wear must be worn. We don’t allow: Dirty work wear, baseball caps, Stone Island or hoodies (Except on sundays when there will be a 30 plus policy) Bad Apple Croydon, 3 - 7 Park Street, Croydon, CR0 1YD http://badapple.co http://the-soapco.blogspot.com

Got Something Going On? Are your events correct? We’re not psychic, you have to let us know to get your listings in here - for FREE! e-mail: hello @deep-london.co.uk Thu 01 March 2012 • Event: St David’s Day • CHARITY: The Great Daffodil Appeal in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care www.mariecurie.org.uk • Event: National Bed Month At last, one of these awareness events I can really get behind... www.sleepcouncil.org.uk • Event: World Book Day www.worldbookday.com • Cabaret: Cabaret Confidential Cabaret variety show, one of Paul L Martin's hugely popular shows that is now in its 6th year. The debut of Rosie Thorn's new show featuring Mr. Gardener the accordion player. Back to her old tricks with her dark comedy and sadistic ways!


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What’s On - Daily Guide: 7pm-10pm. £12. The Pheasantry, 152-154 King's Road Chelsea, London, SW3 4UT. For more info search for Cabaret Confidential on facebook. • Music: Scream Showcase Night Presents Pins & Puppets, Burgundy, These Colours Won't Run, The Bocats (Rock/Alternative/Metal) Presenting a fresh line up of bands and acts, brand new to Scream. Doors 8pm FREE ENTRY Scream Lounge, 20 South End, Croydon, CR0 1DN, tel 020 8667 0155. email lounge@screamstudios.co.uk • Music: Boca Nova Fantastic Brazilian infused music. FREE ENTRY. Drink offer - Captain Morgan Spiced Rum and Cola - £3.10. Plus Caiprinha cocktail offers. Half and Half Lounge Bar, 282 High Street, Croydon CR0 1NG

Fri 02 • Event: National Vegetarian Month www.veggies.org.uk • Music: DJ Sean From 8pm The Ship, 47 High Street, Croydon, CR0 1QD. 0208 688 2810 Email: ship.croydon@marstons.co.uk www.shippub.co.uk • Music: The Horny Skulls, Plug Ugly, Josh 79 (Punk/Rock/Indie) Doors 8pm. FREE! 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, 8pm. FREE! The Green Dragon, 58-60 High Street, Croydon, CRO 1NA. Find us on facebook: The Green Dragon Pub

Sat 03 • History / Education: CARSHALTON & DISTRICT HISTORY & ARCHAEOLOGY SOCIETY AGM and slides of 2011 outings, particularly the May weekend centred on Betws-y-Coed. John Phillips and Clive Orton will also be giving updates and showing photos relating to the 2011 excavations and the Time Cheam 2 project respectively. The talks last for about an hour, after which tea and cakes are served. Guests are welcome, at a charge of £2. Milton Hall, Cooper Crescent (off Nightingale Road), Carshalton, and start at 2.45 p.m. margaretcoombs@waitrose.com www.cadhas.org.uk

• Music: DJ Knight From 8pm The Ship, 47 High Street, Croydon, CR0 1QD. 0208 688 2810 Email: ship.croydon@marstons.co.uk www.shippub.co.uk • Music: Electric Trees, Kill Goliath, Black Ajax (Alternative/Grunge-Rock) Upstairs at Scream Lounge. Doors 8pm. FREE ENTRY Scream Lounge, 20 South End, Croydon, CR0 1DN, tel 020 8667 0155. email lounge@screamstudios.co.uk • Music: Anivian Promotions present Guilty Conscience, Death Remains, Primitive, Black Polaris, Beyond Hurt (Metalcore). Downstairs at Scream Lounge Doors 7.30pm. £5 Entry Ages 16+ Welcome Scream Lounge, 20 South End, Croydon, CR0 1DN, tel 020 8667 0155. email lounge@screamstudios.co.uk • Music: DJ Plucky playing rock, indie, metal and stuff. 8pm. FREE! The Green Dragon, 58-60 High Street, Croydon, CRO 1NA. Find us on facebook: The Green Dragon Pub

Sun 04 • Music: Pete Cooper and Adam Talbot Quartet Live lunchtime Jazz, 1pm-3.30pm. FREE! The Green Dragon, 58-60 High Street, Croydon, CRO 1NA. Find us on facebook: The Green Dragon Pub www.jazznet.co.uk • Music: Scream Unplugged presents: Woodsy's Dock, the best acoustic night in town! With: The Frisbys (Pastoral alt-folk quartet), The Mad Captain (Acoustic set from Americana band Soapy Jefferson's frontman), The Centrales (Punk-apella, indie-rock/doo-wop vocal band), Damien Nolan (Incredible solo acoustic guitarist, will make other guitarists weep!) plus Mark Woods, Suzy Saker, Chris Mays (Acoustic/Alternative) Starts 6.30pm. FREE ENTRY Scream Lounge, 20 South End, Croydon, CR0 1DN, tel 020 8667 0155. email lounge@screamstudios.co.uk

Mon 05 • Event: St Piran’s Day Patron saint of Cornwall and also, presumably, pasties. • History / Education: Bignor Roman Villa, West Sussex, 1811 to 2011 The 18th July 2011 was the 200th 28

anniversary of the discovery of this large, grand and important villa, with its famous mosaic floors. David Rudling will review the history of excavations at the villa and consider current thoughts on the developmental history of the site. The speaker has directed various rescue, research and training excavations at Bignor, the first being in 1985. www.bignorromanvilla.co.uk Croydon Natural History and Scientific Society (CNHSS). Indoor meetings are held in the Small Hall of the United Reformed Church Hall, Addiscombe Grove, East Croydon CR0 5LP at 7.45pm. Visitors welcome, donations accepted. Find us on facebook or follow us on twitter: @cnhssprogramme • History / Education: STREATHAM SOCIETY MEETINGS 8pm “Freemasonry & Fraternity In South London” Len Reilly. At “Woodlawns” 16 Leigham Court Road SW16, www.streathamsociety.org.uk e-mail for general enquiries info@streathamsociety.org.uk • Music: Wendy Arrowsmith Doors: 8.00pm Non Members: £7.00 Members: £5.00 Croydon Folk Club, every Monday at 8pm. Croydon Folk Club, Ruskin House, 23 Coombe Road, Croydon, Surrey, CR0 1BD www.croydonfolkclub.org.uk • Film: The Spread Eagle Film Club Mon 5th March. March is our Dustin Hoffman season - come and join us every Monday! Tonight: The Graduate 3pm and 8pm. FREE ENTRY!

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• History / Education: SURREY INDUSTRIAL HISTORY GROUP 7:30pm “Personality Clashes and Power Struggles in the History of British Radar, 1935-41” Lecture by Dr Phil Judkins, University of Buckingham. Lecture in the 36th Series of Industrial Archaeology Lectures At the University of Surrey map Lecture Theatre F, Building 12 campus map Enquiries to programme co-ordinator: Bob Bryson, email meetings@sihg.org.uk Single lectures at £5, payable on the night, are open to all. Free parking is available on the campus in the evening, in the main car park. • History / Education: BROMLEY BOROUGH LOCAL HISTORY SOCIETY 7.45 pm at the Trinity United Reformed Church, Freelands Road, Bromley, BR1 3AQ. “The Great Exhibition” a talk by Terry Kent: A look at the materials and construction techniques employed. The talk will explore the construction possibilities available to the Victorians and how they used and extended the technology of the age to build the „Crystal Palace°o Included will be the challenges encountered in building the model, which is now part of the museum collection on Anerley Hill. Society website: http://bblhs.website.orange.co.uk • Music: Freedom of Expression The very best in acoustic music, poetry, comedy and magic from around London and further afield featuring live acoustic sessions from Ivor Game, Andy Glancy, The Lucky Face and The Mad Captain. 8pm. (+ Sam’s Advice) Free! The Green Dragon, 58-60 High Street, Croydon, CRO 1NA.Find us on facebook: The Green Dragon Pub www.freedomexpression.co.uk

• Event: Crufts 8-11 March. • Event: International Women’s Day www.internationalwomensday.com • Music: Gin Joint Jukebox with DJ DapperDan. 8pm. Free! The Green Dragon, 58-60 High Street, Croydon, CRO 1NA.Find us on facebook: The Green Dragon Pub • Music: International Women's Day Gig DOORS: 7.30pm. ADM: £4adv/£5 door AGE LIMIT: Over 18s only Live acts: All The Queen’s Ravens + The Bara Bara band + Claire Nicolson Band + Charlie Turner Genre: pop/indie/folk VENUE: Windmill Brixton, 22 Blenheim Gardens, London SW2 5BZ WEB: www.windmillbrixton.co.uk TEL: 020 8671 0700 BUY ONLINE: www.windmillbrixton.co.uk/listings

Wed 07 • History / Education: EPSOM & EWELL HISTORY & ARCHAEOLOGY SOCIETY AGM followed by a talk by President Jon Cotton at St. Mary's Church Hall, London Road, Ewell, beginning at 8.00 pm. Admission to non-members: £2.00 including tea/ coffee http://www.epsomewellhistory.org.uk • Music: Robbie Lee Live music at The Farmers. 9.15pm. FREE! The Jolly Farmers, 7 Purley Rd, Purley Surrey CR8 2HA, 020 8660 2076 www.jollyfarmers-purley.co.uk

Fri 09 • Event: National Science and Engineering Week Fri 9th - Sun 18th March www.britishscienceassociation.org • Music: Three Word Poem, Ornaments plus more tbc (Alternative/Indie/Ambient) Upstairs at Scream Lounge. Doors 8pm FREE ENTRY. Scream Lounge, 20 South End, Croydon, CR0 1DN, tel 020 8667 0155. email lounge@screamstudios.co.uk • Music: DJ Knight From 8pm The Ship, 47 High Street, Croydon, CR0 1QD. 0208 688 2810 Email: ship.croydon@marstons.co.uk www.shippub.co.uk • Music: Dj BennyManyHats playing indie, new wave, garage, ska and reggae, 8pm. Free! The Green Dragon, 58-60 High Street, Croydon, CRO 1NA.Find us on facebook: The Green Dragon Pub • Music: Frantic Promotions present: Bloodloss, Black Despair, Collisions (Metal). Downstairs at Scream Lounge Doors 8pm. £4 adv, £5 otd Ages 16+ Welcome Scream Lounge, 20 South End, Croydon, CR0 1DN, tel 020 8667 0155. email lounge@screamstudios.co.uk • Music: The Catch Live music at The Farmers. 9.30pm. FREE! The Jolly Farmers, 7 Purley Rd, Purley Surrey CR8 2HA, 020 8660 2076 www.jollyfarmers-purley.co.uk 29

• Music: James Dyer By popular demand the return of local singer James Dyer The Bedford Tavern, 16 Sydenham Road, Croydon, CR0 2EF, 020 8688 2584

Sat 10 • Charity / Music: Robstock 2012 An all-day charity fundraiser, with live music from: Stolen ID, Junk Time Party, Dr Smutglove, Force Indigo, WOB, The Big Faces, T.S.F.C, Famous Last Words, Tom Janssen and more. Downstairs at Scream Lounge 2pm - late. £5 entry (proceeds go to Royal Marsden Cancer Charity) All ages welcome. Scream Lounge, 20 South End, Croydon, CR0 1DN, tel 020 8667 0155. email lounge@screamstudios.co.uk • Party: Pirates and Wenches Fancy dress party night. From 8pm The Ship, 47 High Street, Croydon, CR0 1QD. 0208 688 2810 Email: ship.croydon@marstons.co.uk www.shippub.co.uk • Music: DJ Rob Delta playing psychedelia, soul and funk. 8pm. Free! The Green Dragon, 58-60 High Street, Croydon, CRO 1NA.Find us on facebook: The Green Dragon Pub • Music: Cinammon Street Live music at The Farmers. 9.30pm. FREE! The Jolly Farmers, 7 Purley Rd, Purley Surrey CR8 2HA, 020 8660 2076 www.jollyfarmers-purley.co.uk

Sun 11 • Music: Dick Pearce Quartet Live lunchtime Jazz, 1pm-3.30pm. FREE! The Green Dragon, 58-60 High Street, Croydon, CRO 1NA. Find us on facebook: The Green Dragon Pub www.jazznet.co.uk • Music: Acoustically Speaking Monthly Soul/Poetry/Spoken Word & Jazz session, brought to you in style by the Eclectic Atrs Network. Starts 7pm £5 Entry. Scream Lounge, 20 South End, Croydon, CR0 1DN, tel 020 8667 0155. email lounge@screamstudios.co.uk • Music: Open Mic / Jam Night hosted by Al (Banned Sauce) and friends Live music at The Farmers. 9pm. FREE! The Jolly Farmers, 7 Purley Rd, Purley Surrey CR8 2HA, 020 8660 2076 www.jollyfarmers-purley.co.uk


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What’s On - Daily Guide: • Music: Ruskin House Folk and Blues club Guest spot the Andy Smythe Trio. Floor singers & musicians welcome. Licensed bar. Adm £2 on the door. Every Sunday from 8pm. Ruskin House Folk and Blues Club, 23 Coombe Road, For more info call 01737 553493 or e-mail: folkandbluesorg@hotmail.com

Mon 12 • Event: Commonwealth Day • Event: Climate Week Mon 12th - Sun 18th March www.climateweek.com • History / Education: THE RAILWAY CORRESPONDENCE AND TRAVEL SOCIETY Branch AGM, Members' Slides & Photographic Competition.” Small Hall, East Croydon United Reformed Church, Addiscombe Grove, East Croydon, CR0 5LP starting at 19.30 (doors open from 19.00) until about 21.45. There is no admission charge but a voluntary donation of £2.00 for members and £2.50 for nonmembers, including light refreshments and entry to the raffle, is requested towards the cost of the meeting. For further details call 01737 355150 or visit the RCTS web site at www.rcts.org.uk • Film: The Spread Eagle Film Club Mon 12th March. March is our Dustin Hoffman season - come and join us every Monday! Tonight: Midnight Cowboy 3pm and 8pm. FREE ENTRY!

The Spread Eagle, 39-41 Katharine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX Tel: 020 8781 1134

Tue 13 • Sport: Cheltenham Festival at The Fox & Hounds Tue 13th - Fri 16th March. Cheltenham Racing shown Live + Free daily prize draws to be won. The Fox and Hounds, 1 London Road, West Croydon, CR0 2RE • Sport: Cheltenham Festival at The Norbury Tue 13th - Fri 16th March. Cheltenham Racing shown Live + Free daily prize draws to be won. The Norbury and Edge, 1300 London Road, Norbury, SW16 4DG www.thenorbury.com • Sport: Cheltenham Festival at The Windmill Tue 13th - Fri 16th March. Racing shown Live + fantastic food - see article, this issue. The Windmill, 224 St James’ Road, Croydon, CR0 5BW www.thewindmillcroydon.com For bookings call: 020 8684 2272 • Sport: Cheltenham Festival at The Spread Eagle Tue 13th - Fri 16th March. Racing shown Live. The Spread Eagle, 39-41 Katharine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX Tel: 020 8781 1134 • Music: Freedom of Expression The very best in acoustic music, poetry, comedy and magic from around London and further afield featuring live acoustic sessions from Shadrack Tye and Marta Tchai plus some open micery. 8pm. (+ Sam’s Advice) Free! The Green Dragon, 58-60 High Street, Croydon, CRO 1NA.Find us on facebook: The Green Dragon Pub www.freedomexpression.co.uk • Music: The Real JD Sessions DOORS: 8pm ADM: FREE AGE LIMIT: Over 18s only Live acts: Skinny Love + JD Smith + Mike Newsham Genre: blues/rock/punk VENUE: Windmill Brixton, 22 Blenheim Gardens, London SW2 5BZ WEB: www.windmillbrixton.co.uk TEL: 020 8671 0700

Wed 14 • Event: National No Smoking Day www.nosmokingday.org.uk • Event: Nanakshahi Sikh New Year - Happy New Year! • History / Education: The Other Evolution Man, Alfred Russel Wallace An illustrated talk by Jane McLauchlin. 30

http://www.nhm.ac.uk/natureonline/collections-at-themuseum/wallacecollection/ index.jsp Croydon Natural History and Scientific Society (CNHSS). Indoor meetings are held in the Small Hall of the United Reformed Church Hall, Addiscombe Grove, East Croydon CR0 5LP at 7.45pm. Visitors welcome, donations accepted. Find us on facebook or follow us on twitter: @cnhssprogramme • Comedy: Free Live Comedy Night A top line up of comedians, making you laugh for free! Hosted by Sarah Iles Starts 8pm. Free entry Scream Lounge, 20 South End, Croydon, CR0 1DN, tel 020 8667 0155. email lounge@screamstudios.co.uk • Music: Neil Mac and friends Live music at The Farmers. 9.15pm. FREE! The Jolly Farmers, 7 Purley Rd, Purley Surrey CR8 2HA, 020 8660 2076 www.jollyfarmers-purley.co.uk • Music: Black Despair supporting MORTAD “BlackDespair will be supporting Mortad. This will be a very important event for us and are honoured to play. We would like to see as many of our following there as possible to help us make noise and raise the roof!!!” 7.30pm. £5 Nambucca, 596 Holloway Road, London, N7 6LB. More info from the Black Despair Facebook page or www.nambuccalondon.com

Thu 15 • Event: The Ides of March Beware! • Music: SilverSeam, Whitestar plus more tbc (Alt-Rock/Indie) Upstairs at Scream Lounge Starts 8pm. FREE ENTRY Scream Lounge, 20 South End, Croydon, CR0 1DN, tel 020 8667 0155. email lounge@screamstudios.co.uk • Music: Azriel, Demoraliser, Charon, In Ruins, Blind Ambitions, Silhouette Of a Ghost (Metalcore). Downstairs at Scream Lounge Doors 7pm. £7 Entry Ages 16+ welcome Scream Lounge, 20 South End, Croydon, CR0 1DN, tel 020 8667 0155. email lounge@screamstudios.co.uk • Music: Gin Joint Jukebox with DJ DapperDan. 8pm. Free! The Green Dragon, 58-60 High Street, Croydon, CRO 1NA.Find us on facebook: The Green Dragon Pub


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What’s On - Daily Guide: Fri 16 • Event: Cheltenham Gold Cup Day From Midday The Bedford Tavern, 16 Sydenham Road, Croydon, CR0 2EF, 020 8688 2584 • Music: DJ The "Brewster" From 6pm The Bedford Tavern, 16 Sydenham Road, Croydon, CR0 2EF, 020 8688 2584 • Music: St Patrick’s Eve Warm Up Party Music in the bar from 9pm + Edge nightclub special till 3am. The Norbury and Edge, 1300 London Road, Norbury, SW16 4DG www.thenorbury.com • Music: Dj BennyManyHats playing indie, new wave, garage, ska and reggae, 8pm. Free! The Green Dragon, 58-60 High Street, Croydon, CRO 1NA.Find us on facebook: The Green Dragon Pub • Music: DJ Knight From 8pm The Ship, 47 High Street, Croydon, CR0 1QD. 0208 688 2810 Email: ship.croydon@marstons.co.uk www.shippub.co.uk • Music: Frantic Promotions present: Mordecai, Sworn To Oath, A Thousand Enemies, Doomed From Day One (Metal). Doors 8pm. £5 Entry Scream Lounge, 20 South End, Croydon, CR0 1DN, tel 020 8667 0155. email lounge@screamstudios.co.uk • Music: Rock of Ages Live music at The Farmers. 9.30pm. FREE! The Jolly Farmers, 7 Purley Rd, Purley Surrey CR8 2HA, 020 8660 2076 www.jollyfarmers-purley.co.uk

Sat 17 • Event: St Patrick’s Day • Walk: WALKING THE GREEN CHAIN GEOTRAIL 10.30am-4pm. Meet at Thames Barrier café, SE18 5NJ. Nearest train station: Charlton. A Geological Trail has recently been established between Thames Barrier and Lesnes Abbey. This walk is to launch the seven-mile trail taking in points of geological interest. For more information contact email: Laurie.baker@btinternet.com For more details of the route and detailed descriptions of the stops see Geotrail at: www.greenchain.com Croydon Natural History and Scientific Society (CNHSS). Find us on facebook or follow us on twitter: @cnhssprogramme

• History / Education: MERTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY 2.30pm „The National Archives°o talk by Melinda Haunton at Christ Church Hall, Colliers Wood. Visitors are welcome to attend our talks Entry £2. www.mertonhistoricalsociety.org.uk • History / Education: Going Potty 10am – 4pm “Going Potty: An Introduction to Pottery in Archaeology in Surrey” This informal study day for adults will provide an introduction to the study of pottery in archaeology. You will get the chance to view and handle pottery from the Prehistoric, Roman, Saxon, medieval and post-medieval periods. This event will be led by Phil Jones, Senior Archaeologist for the Surrey County Archaeological Unit, and will be held at the Surrey History Centre, 130 Goldsworth Road, Woking GU21 6ND. Limited free parking is available on site and there is wheelchair access. Please note that tea and coffee will be available but that lunch will not be provided. Tickets cost £10 and are limited. Book through the Council for British Archaeology online at www.britarch.ac.uk/community/training • Music: Bleed To This present Bleed To This are proud to present RAWK NIGHT at the Scream Lounge in Croydon. This month they are bringing you the best hard n heavy rock around!!! Confirmed on the night and making a welcome return are the awesome SEVEN7, the classy riffs of ZODIAC N BLACK, straight-up... biker rock from local lads DOGSTATE and topping the night of with the meldodic and heavy hitting rock of Brighton's VIER!! Keep an ear out between sets for tunes and demos from local / unsigned bands. B2T are using these nights to not only bring you the best metal out there but give the local scene a shout too. (If you're a band and want to get involved - send tracks to bleedtothis@hotmail.com) Doors open at 7.30pm and it'll cost you a measly £4 to get in. Lineup as follows: 8.00pm - SEVEN7 - www.seven7.name 8.45pm - ZODIAC N BLACK www.zodiacnblack.com 9:30pm - DOGSTATE www.facebook.com/DogState 10:15pm - VIER www.facebook.com/viermusic Scream Lounge, 20 South End, Croydon, CR0 1DN, tel 020 8667 0155. email lounge@screamstudios.co.uk • Event: St Patrick’s Day & Night Party Daytime:11am-4pm GUINNESS, JAMESON'S AND BAILEYS PROMOTIONS 31

5pm - Live Six Nations Rugby: England V Ireland 6.30pm - Live music with FRANK GEARY & Co (on tour from Ireland playing folk & Ballads) 10pm - 4am - Big Triple BILL with Live Band : SPICED ICE (Irish, pop & rock) + TRADITIONAL IRISH DANCERS + CLUB PATRICk ‘til 4am. The Norbury and Edge, 1300 London Road, Norbury, SW16 4DG www.thenorbury.com • Event: St Patrick’s Day Party 11am-4pm - GUINNESS, JAMESON'S AND BAILEYS PROMOTIONS 4pm : Live music with PORTER & STOUT 5pm :Live Six Nations Rugby: England V Ireland . The Fox and Hounds, 1 London Road, West Croydon, CR0 2RE • Music: St Patrick’s Day Concert 7.30pm to midnight. 3 bands – Emerald Aces, Feuding Lloyds & Rob Family Band Licensed bar. Adm £3 on the door includes free buffet . Ruskin House Folk and Blues Club, 23 Coombe Road, For more info call 01737 553493 or e-mail: folkandbluesorg@hotmail.com • Music: DJ Knight From 8pm The Ship, 47 High Street, Croydon, CR0 1QD. 0208 688 2810 Email: ship.croydon@marstons.co.uk www.shippub.co.uk • Music: The 23 Enigma, Pistols At Dawn, Brightlight City & DJ set from TV's Gizzi Erskine (Alt-Rock) Downstairs at Scream Lounge Doors 8pm. £tbc Scream Lounge, 20 South End, Croydon, CR0 1DN, tel 020 8667 0155. email lounge@screamstudios.co.uk • Event: Saint Guinness Day! Come and celebrate dubious Irish ancestry in the Dragon! All day! Dj Shidhe Rocker entertains! The Green Dragon, 58-60 High Street, Croydon, CRO 1NA.Find us on facebook: The Green Dragon Pub • Event: St Patrick’s Night Party with live music from The Caffreys and Home Brewed. From 9pm. The Jolly Farmers, 7 Purley Rd, Purley Surrey CR8 2HA, 020 8660 2076 www.jollyfarmers-purley.co.uk • Event: Head of the River race Chiswick Bridge to Putney Bridge www.horr.co.uk • Music: The St Patrick’s Night Massacre 2012 DOORS: 7.30pm. ADM: £5 AGE LIMIT: Over 18s only Live acts: The Lovebirds + Yngve & The Innocent + The Near Death Experience +


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What’s On - Daily Guide: Deer Park + JD Smith DJ: Condex, Billy The Kid Genre: Americana/punk/indiefolk VENUE: Windmill Brixton, 22 Blenheim Gardens, London SW2 5BZ WEB: www.windmillbrixton.co.uk TEL: 020 8671 0700 BUY ONLINE: www.windmillbrixton.co.uk/listings

Sun 18 • Event: Mothers’ Day • Music: Lloyd Ryan Quartet Live lunchtime Jazz, 1pm-3.30pm. FREE! The Green Dragon, 58-60 High Street, Croydon, CRO 1NA. Find us on facebook: The Green Dragon Pub www.jazznet.co.uk • Music: The Marauders Ukulele Jam Special Guest Gig from The Marauders (fearlessly reinterpreting any and all musical genres as acoustic ukulele 3-part harmony numbers since 2007) 9pm. Free! The Green Dragon, 58-60 High Street, Croydon, CRO 1NA. Find us on facebook: The Green Dragon Pub • Music: Scream Unplugged: Acoustic & Open Mic Night Check out the new faces of 2012, and maybe even play a few tunes yourself! Open mic slots available, get to the bar anytime from 6pm to register. Music starts 7pm. FREE ENTRY Scream Lounge, 20 South End, Croydon, CR0 1DN, tel 020 8667 0155. email lounge@screamstudios.co.uk • Music: Open Mic / Jam Night hosted by Smeggie and friends Live music at The Farmers. 9pm. FREE! The Jolly Farmers, 7 Purley Rd, Purley Surrey CR8 2HA, 020 8660 2076 www.jollyfarmers-purley.co.uk • Music: Ruskin House Folk and Blues club Singer’s night: floor singers & musicians welcome . Licensed bar. Adm £2 on the door. Every Sunday from 8pm. Ruskin House Folk and Blues Club, 23 Coombe Road, For more info call 01737 553493 or e-mail: folkandbluesorg@hotmail.com • Event: London St Patrick's Day Festival www.london.gov.uk/stpatricksday.

Mon 19 • Event: Bacon Connoisseurs' Week 19th-25th. Hurrah! www.lovepork.co.uk • Event: St Patrick’s Day Party 12-3pm - FREE irish stew and cabbage and bacon

6-9pm live entertainment all day - guinness £2.50 pint / jameson £3 a double The Bedford Tavern, 16 Sydenham Road, Croydon, CR0 2EF, 020 8688 2584 • Music: Singers & Musicians night £3 No need to book, just turn up. Croydon Folk Club, every Monday at 8pm. Croydon Folk Club, Ruskin House, 23 Coombe Road, Croydon, Surrey, CR0 1BD www.croydonfolkclub.org.uk • Film: The Spread Eagle Film Club Mon 19th March. March is our Dustin Hoffman season - come and join us every Monday! Tonight: Straw Dogs 3pm ONLY. FREE ENTRY!

Wed 21 • Event: World Poetry Day www.un.org/en/events/poetryday • Event: World Down Syndrome Day www.worlddownsyndromeday.org • Music: Blues Machine Live music at The Farmers. 9pm. FREE! The Jolly Farmers, 7 Purley Rd, Purley Surrey CR8 2HA, 020 8660 2076 www.jollyfarmers-purley.co.uk

Thu 22 • Music: Santonica plus more tbc. (Alt-Rock) Presenting a fresh line up of bands and acts, brand new to Scream. Doors 8pm FREE ENTRY Scream Lounge, 20 South End, Croydon, CR0 1DN, tel 020 8667 0155. email lounge@screamstudios.co.uk • Music: Gin Joint Jukebox with DJ DapperDan. 8pm. Free! The Green Dragon, 58-60 High Street, Croydon, CRO 1NA.Find us on facebook: The Green Dragon Pub

Fri 23 The Spread Eagle, 39-41 Katharine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX Tel: 020 8781 1134

Tue 20 • Event: Spring Equinox • Event: International Earth Day www.earthsite.org • Event: World Storytelling Day • History / Education: EAST SURREY FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY Surrey in the 19th century by Dr Judy Hill Life of the poor and emigration in the early 19th century. Small Hall of the United Reformed Church Hall, Addiscombe Grove, East Croydon CR0 5LP. Doors open 7.30pm, meetings start 8pm. http://www.eastsurreyfhs.org. • Music: Freedom of Expression The very best in acoustic music, poetry, comedy and magic from around London and further afield featuring live acoustic sessions from Beautiful Mess, Eddies’s Brother, Mississippi MacDonald and Sabiyha. 8pm. (+ Sam’s Advice) Free! The Green Dragon, 58-60 High Street, Croydon, CRO 1NA.Find us on facebook: The Green Dragon Pub www.freedomexpression.co.uk

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• Event: World Meteorological Day www.wmo.int/worldmetday • Event: Vikram Samvat Hindu New Year - Happy New Year! • Charity / Sport: Sport Relief 23rd-25th March • Film: London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival Fri 23rd March - Sun 1st April - London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival (National Film Theatre) - www.bfi.org.uk/llgff • Music: DJ Knight From 8pm The Ship, 47 High Street, Croydon, CR0 1QD. 0208 688 2810 Email: ship.croydon@marstons.co.uk www.shippub.co.uk • Music: Kobayashi, Junkyard Choir, Tilt At Windmills Prog/Indie-Rock from headliners Kobayashi, one of the area's finest and most ambitious bands, with a great support line-up from swamp-rock/grungeblues trio Junkyard Choir and heavy rock/soul with ace female vocals from Tilt At Windmills. (Alternative/Rock) Starts 8pm. FREE ENTRY Scream Lounge, 20 South End, Croydon, CR0 1DN, tel 020 8667 0155. email lounge@screamstudios.co.uk • Music: Obviously 5 Believers live Alt Country, downstairs, 8pm, Free! The Green Dragon, 58-60 High Street, Croydon, CRO 1NA.Find us on facebook: The Green Dragon Pub


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What’s On - Daily Guide: • Music: Robin Bibi Live music at The Farmers. 9.30pm. FREE! The Jolly Farmers, 7 Purley Rd, Purley Surrey CR8 2HA, 020 8660 2076 www.jollyfarmers-purley.co.uk

Sat 24 • Music: DJ Knight From 8pm The Ship, 47 High Street, Croydon, CR0 1QD. 0208 688 2810 Email: ship.croydon@marstons.co.uk www.shippub.co.uk • Music: Scream All-Ages presents: Break The Boundaries, Mirrors, NR:K, Artificial Addiction. (Metalcore) Downstairs at Scream Lounge Doors 7pm. £5 Entry All-ages welcome, under 14s must be accompanied by a paying adult. Scream Lounge, 20 South End, Croydon, CR0 1DN, tel 020 8667 0155. email lounge@screamstudios.co.uk • Music: Rocket From Croydonia presents: The Marksmen, Surfin Caramba, Sin Kings & Dj Johnny Spazz. Croydon's only psychobilly night!! Upstairs at Scream Lounge. Doors 7pm. £5 entry Scream Lounge, 20 South End, Croydon, CR0 1DN, tel 020 8667 0155. email lounge@screamstudios.co.uk • Music: DJ BeerFairy musical allsorts! 8pm, Free! The Green Dragon, 58-60 High Street, Croydon, CRO 1NA.Find us on facebook: The Green Dragon Pub • Music: Crowsfeat Live music at The Farmers. 9.30pm. FREE! The Jolly Farmers, 7 Purley Rd, Purley Surrey CR8 2HA, 020 8660 2076 www.jollyfarmers-purley.co.uk • Music: Sine Nomine Singers The Sine Nomine Singers present a concert of English choral music, featuring Robin Saunders (solo guitar). Local chamber choir sings music by Blow, Battishill, Britten and others. St. George’s Church, Bickley Park Road, Bromley. BR1 2BE (nearest BR, Bickley) Saturday 24th March at 7.30pm. Admission: £10 on the door in aid of The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity. Further details from: www.sinenominesingers.co.uk

Sun 25 • Event: British Summertime Begins Clocks go forward 1 hour at 2am. • Event: National Butchers Week Sun 25th - Sat 31st March www.meatinfo.co.uk

• Music: Ruskin House Folk and Blues club Guest spot Dougie Field, Floor singers & musicians welcome. Licensed bar. Adm £2 on the door. Every Sunday from 8pm. Ruskin House Folk and Blues Club, 23 Coombe Road, For more info call 01737 553493 or e-mail: folkandbluesorg@hotmail.com • Music: Simon Spillet All Star Quartet Live lunchtime Jazz, 1pm-3.30pm. FREE! The Green Dragon, 58-60 High Street, Croydon, CRO 1NA. Find us on facebook: The Green Dragon Pub www.jazznet.co.uk • Music: Scream Unplugged presents: David Bowie Night - Another themed acoustic session, this month featuring local band and artists exclusively playing the songs and music of David Bowie! Starts 7pm. FREE ENTRY Scream Lounge, 20 South End, Croydon, CR0 1DN, tel 020 8667 0155. email lounge@screamstudios.co.uk • Music: Open Mic Night hosted by Steve Bright Live music at The Farmers. 9pm. FREE! The Jolly Farmers, 7 Purley Rd, Purley Surrey CR8 2HA, 020 8660 2076 www.jollyfarmers-purley.co.uk

Mon 26 • Event: World Purple Day Epilepsy Awareness - www.purpleday.org • History / Education: The Fall of Singapore talk by Emeritus Professor Anthony J. Stockwell, formerly head of the history department, Royal Holloway College, Univerity of London. Croydon Natural History and Scientific Society (CNHSS). Indoor meetings are held in the Small Hall of the United Reformed Church Hall, Addiscombe Grove, East Croydon CR0 5LP at 7.45pm. Visitors welcome, donations accepted. Find us on facebook or follow us on twitter: @cnhssprogramme • Music: Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer Doors: 8.00pm Non Members: £8.00 Members: £6.00. Croydon Folk Club, every Monday at 8pm. Croydon Folk Club, Ruskin House, 23 Coombe Road, Croydon, Surrey, CR0 1BD www.croydonfolkclub.org.uk • Music: THE DIRT DAUBERS + supports DOORS: 8pm. ADM: £7.50adv AGE LIMIT: Over 18s only Live acts: THE DIRT DAUBERS + supports Genre: country/blues 33

VENUE: Windmill Brixton, 22 Blenheim Gardens, London SW2 5BZ NEAREST TUBE: Brixton WEB: www.windmillbrixton.co.uk www.wegottickets.com/event/141994 TEL: 020 8671 0700 • Film: The Spread Eagle Film Club Mon 26th March. March is our Dustin Hoffman season - come and join us every Monday! Tonight: Rain Man 3pm and 8pm. FREE ENTRY!

The Spread Eagle, 39-41 Katharine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX Tel: 020 8781 1134

Tue 27 • Event: World Theatre Day • Event: World Whisky Day www.worldwhiskyday.com • Music: Pete Long Band Live lunchtime Jazz, 1pm-3.30pm. FREE! The Green Dragon, 58-60 High Street, Croydon, CRO 1NA. Find us on facebook: The Green Dragon Pub www.jazznet.co.uk • Music: Launch of Cuba Havana Night Every Tuesday from now on... From 8pm The Ship, 47 High Street, Croydon, CR0 1QD. 0208 688 2810 Email: ship.croydon@marstons.co.uk www.shippub.co.uk • Music: Freedom of Expression The very best in acoustic music, poetry, comedy and magic from around London and further afield featuring live acoustic sessions from Jeremy Ayre with some open micery. 8pm. (+ Sam’s Advice) Free! The Green Dragon, 58-60 High Street, Croydon, CRO 1NA.Find us on facebook: The Green Dragon Pub www.freedomexpression.co.uk


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What’s On - Daily Guide: Wed 28 • History / Education: THE RAILWAY CORRESPONDENCE AND TRAVEL SOCIETY “The Pullman Car Company, Past and Present” Doug Lindsay, Pullman Enthusiast. In the Redhill Methodist Centre, Gloucester Road, Redhill, RH1 1BP, starting at 14.00. There is no admission charge but a voluntary donation of £2.00 for members and £2.50 for non-members, including light refreshments and entry to the raffle, is requested towards the cost of the meeting. For further details call 01737 355150 or visit the RCTS web site at www.rcts.org.uk • Music: Launch of Rock 'n' Roll 50's and 60's Night Every Wednesday from now on... From 8pm The Ship, 47 High Street, Croydon, CR0 1QD. 0208 688 2810 Email: ship.croydon@marstons.co.uk www.shippub.co.uk • Beer: Spring Beer Festival Start of The Green Dragon Beer Festival – 30 beers over 2 weeks! (yes there’s Cider too Wendy!) The Green Dragon, 58-60 High Street, Croydon, CRO 1NA.Find us on facebook: The Green Dragon Pub • Music: Midweek Music Club Acts tbc. Live music at The Farmers. 9pm. FREE! The Jolly Farmers, 7 Purley Rd, Purley Surrey CR8 2HA, 020 8660 2076 www.jollyfarmers-purley.co.uk • Music: Members of Whitesnake ROCKBOTTOM MUSIC presents MEMBERS OF WHITESNAKE - “STAND! Rocks out for Rockbottom.” Rockbottom Music was one of the worst affected businesses in the aftermath of the Croydon riots of 2011. Happily, and very much a testament to their resilience, this industry renowned music shop is back in business and is set to re-open. To celebrate, Rockbottom Music in association with the Fairfield Halls, Marshall Amplifiers and Natal Drums presents Members of Whitesnake! Tickets priced £12 Fairfield Halls, Park Lane, Croydon, CR9 1DG. Box Office 020 8688 9291 or book online at www.fairfield.co.uk Keep in touch with the full gig details along with other STAND! events at www.standatfairfield.com.

Thu 29 • Event: Aquarium for Adults HORNIMAN MUSEUM, 7-8pm “Aquarium for Adults” Journey to habitats around the globe from the English coastline to Fijian coral reefs. Join our curator for a

highlights tour of the aquarium, and then take time to marvel at the fascinating specimens. Tours at 7pm and 7.30pm. Tickets: £3.50 including a glass of wine. Book in advance. Email: marketing@horniman.ac.uk or Tel. 020 8291 8721. • Music: Gin Joint Jukebox with DJ DapperDan. 8pm. Free! The Green Dragon, 58-60 High Street, Croydon, CRO 1NA.Find us on facebook: The Green Dragon Pub

Fri 30 • Music: DJ Sean From 8pm The Ship, 47 High Street, Croydon, CR0 1QD. 0208 688 2810 Email: ship.croydon@marstons.co.uk www.shippub.co.uk • Music: FranKo, Superking, JSA (Rock/Indie/Alternative) Three amazing young bands kick off the Easter break with an extra-special 16+ show. Catch them before they get too big to see locally!! Doors 8pm. £5 Entry Ages 16+ Welcome 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, 8pm. Free! The Green Dragon, 58-60 High Street, Croydon, CRO 1NA.Find us on facebook: The Green Dragon Pub • Music: Stolen ID Live music at The Farmers. 9.30pm. FREE! The Jolly Farmers, 7 Purley Rd, Purley Surrey CR8 2HA, 020 8660 2076 www.jollyfarmers-purley.co.uk

taking in most musical genres during their rollercoaster set! 8pm. Free! The Green Dragon, 58-60 High Street, Croydon, CRO 1NA.Find us on facebook: The Green Dragon Pub

----------------------------Coming Up In April: • Cabaret / Burlesque: The Tease Rooms 1st April. April Fools day special The Tease Rooms returns with titilating burlesque and cabaret for your pleasure. More infor from the website. Black Sheep Bar, 68 High St, CR0. 020 8680 2233. www.blacksheepbar.com www.myspace.com/blacksheepbar • Event: Bar Booty 9th April. A one-off Easter market Easter BBQ, Vinatge Stall, Handmade Clothes, Cds, DVDs, Books, A Raffle and much more. From 11am (10am for sellers contact Kellieanne on 07931 939944 kellieanne100@aol.com). Scream Lounge, 20 South End, Croydon, CR0 1DN, tel 020 8667 0155. email lounge@screamstudios.co.uk • Music: Dreadzone 14th April. The STAND! strand returns to Fairfield with a cracker in the shape of Dreadzone as part of their UK tour celebrating the re-release of album ‘Second Light’. Don’t miss! Doors 7pm. Support act on at 8, Dreadzone after. £12 in. STAND! at Fairfield, Fairfield Halls, Park Lane, Croydon, CR9 1DG. Box Office 020 8688 9291 or book online at www.fairfield.co.uk or at www.standatfairfield.co.uk

Sat 31 • Music: PJ da DJ From 8pm The Ship, 47 High Street, Croydon, CR0 1QD. 0208 688 2810 Email: ship.croydon@marstons.co.uk www.shippub.co.uk • Music: Midnight Realm, Karybdis, Surface The Dissent, Beneath The Tide (Metal/Metalcore). Doors 7pm. £5 Entry Ages 16+ Welcome Scream Lounge, 20 South End, Croydon, CR0 1DN, tel 020 8667 0155. email lounge@screamstudios.co.uk • Music: Answers on a Postcard Live music at The Farmers. 9.30pm. FREE! The Jolly Farmers, 7 Purley Rd, Purley Surrey CR8 2HA, 020 8660 2076 www.jollyfarmers-purley.co.uk • Music: DJs Freeqboi and Cherrybomb 34

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February Sport: RUGBY LEAGUE: • The Six Nations: Sat 10th - 14:30 - Wales v Italy Sat 10th - 17:00 - Ireland v Scotland Sun 11th - 15:00 - France v England Sat 17th - 12:30 - Italy v Scotland Sat 17th - 14:45 - Wales v France Sat 17th - 17:00 - England v Ireland Next matches 10th March onwards... More info and tickets from: www.rbs6nations.com

FOOTBALL: • Crystal Palace: Sat 3 - 15:00 - H - Peterborough - FLC Tue 6 - 19.45 - A - Covertry City - FLC Sat 10 - 15:00 - A - Burnley - FLC Sat 17 - 15:00 - H - Hull City - FLC Tue 20 - 20.00 - H - Barnsley - FLC Sat 24 - 15:00 - A - Derby County - FLC Tue 27 - 20:00 - H - Doncaster - FLC Sat 31 - 15:00 - H - Nottm Forest - FLC Selhurst Park, Whitehorse Lane, London SE25 6PU. Tickets and more info from www.cpfc.co.uk. Box Office: 08712 000071 Disabled ticket enquiries : 020 8768 6080 (Pam Groves) • Croydon FC: 03/03/2012 - 15:00 - H - Banstead Athl. 10/03/2012 - 15:00 - A - Sandhurst Town 17/03/2012 - 15:00 - H - Molesey 24/03/2012 - 15:00 - H - South Park 31/03/2012 - 15.00 - A - Guildford City CROYDON FC ARENA, Albert Road, South Norwood, SE25 4QL. 0208 654 8555. www.croydon-fc.co.uk Nearest tram stop is Arena

CRICKET: • England: 26th-30th March - 1st Test - Sri Lanka v England - Galle - 04:30 • Surrey: 31st March - Surrey v Leeds/Bradford MCCU - MCC University Match - 11:00 The Kia Oval, Kennington, SE11 5SS. More info / tickets from www.kiaoval.com 020 7820 5700

FORMULA ONE: • Australian Grand Prix: Albert Park, Melbourne Fri 16 March 2012 Practice 1 - 01:30 - 03:00 Practice 2 05:30 - 07:00 Sat 17 March 2012 Practice 3 03:00 - 04:00 Qualifying 06:00 Sun 18 March 2012 - Race - 06:00 Extended highlights on BBC TV and website, live on 5 live

All fixtures are in UK time. • Malaysian Grand Prix: Sepang, Kuala Lumpur Fri 23 March 2012 Practice 1 02:00 - 03:30 Practice 2 06:00 - 07:30 Sat 24 March 2012 Practice 3 05:00 - 06:00 Qualifying 08:00 Sun 25 March 2012 - Race 09:00 Extended highlights on BBC TV and website, live on 5 live

Esher. Free minibus shuttle to the course. 10th March - Afternoon Jumps Turf Grand Military Gold Cup Day 10th March - Afternoon Jumps Turf Paddy Power Imperial Cup Day More info / tix: www.sandown.co.uk or call 01372 46 43 48. Sandown Park, Portsmouth Road, Esher, Surrey. KT10 9AJ

HORSE RACING:

• Wimbledon Greyhounds Tram to Wimbledon, then bus 493 stops right outside stadium, else it’s a about a 10 min walk. Every Friday evening, opens 6.30pm, first race 7.30pm, last race around 10.30pm. Every Saturday evening, opens 6.30pm, first race 7.30pm, last race around 10.30pm. General Admission Prices Adults: Friday £6.00 and Saturday £6.00 (including racecard) Children 12 - 17: £3.50 (no race card) Children under 11: Free (no race card) Please note: Push chairs or Buggies are not permitted in the stadium All Restaurant customers must pre-book either on line or by calling 0870 840 8905. More info / admission deals / tix: www.lovethedogs.co.uk Or call 0870 840 8905. Wimbledon Greyhound Stadium, Plough Lane Wimbledon, SW17 OBL • Brighton & Hove Greyhounds Direct train to Hove, 5min taxi to track. Or direct train to Brighton, 10min taxi. Every Wednesday afternoon - FREE entry! Opens 1pm, 1st race 2.08pm, last race 6.11pm Every Thursday evening - £5 entry Opens 6pm, 1st race 7.30 pm, last race 10.30pm. Every Friday morning - FREE entry! Opens 10.30am, 1st race 11.11am, last race 1.58pm. Every Saturday evening - £6 entry Opens 6.30 pm, 1st race 7.30 pm, last race 10.30 pm Every Sunday morning - FREE! entry Opens 11.00am, 1st race 11.28 am, last race 2.12 pm. Children Under 16 free all the time. More info / restaurant reservations / tix: brightonandhovegreyhoundstadium.co.uk Or call 01273 204 601. Coral Brighton & Hove Greyhound Stadium, Nevill Road, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 7BZ

• Cheltenham Races 13th-16th March - Afternoon Jumps Turf The Cheltenham Festival - see article, this issue. More info / tix: www.cheltenham.co.uk Or call 01242 513014. Cheltenham Racecourse, Prestbury Park, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 4SH • Fontwell Races Direct Train from East Croydon to Barnham, £2 return shuttle bus to course. Wed 7th March - Afternoon Jumps Turf Cheltenham Preview Raceday Thu 22nd March - Afternoon Jumps Turf Spring Afternoon Raceday. More info / tix: www.fontwellpark.co.uk or call 01243 543335. Fontwell Park Racecourse, Fontwell, West Sussex, BN18 0SX • Kempton Park Races Direct Train from Clapham Junction to Kempton Park - 200 yards to course. 1st, 7th, 14th, 21st, 22nd, 28th, 29th Twilight Flat All Weather 19th & 20th - Afternoon Flat All Weather 17th March - Afternoon Jumps Turf 31st March - Afternoon Flat Turf - Family Fun Day More info / tix: www.kempton.co.uk or call 01932 782292. Kempton Park Racecourse, Staines Road East, Sunbury on Thames, Middlesex, TW16 5AQ • Lingfield Races Direct Train from E. Croydon + 5 min walk. 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 7th, 16th, 23rd, 26th, 28th, 30th March - Afternoon Flat All Weather Sat 24th March - Afternoon Flat All Weather - Blue Square Winter Derby Day More info / tix: lingfield-racecourse.co.uk. Or call 01342 834800. Lingfield Park, Racecourse Road, Lingfield, Surrey, RH7 6PQ • Plumpton Races Direct Train from E. Croydon + 5 min walk 12th March: Afternoon Jumps Turf More info / tix: plumptonracecourse.co.uk or call 01273 890383. Plumpton Racecourse, Plumpton, East Sussex, BN7 3AL • Sandown Races Direct Train from Clapham Junction to 35

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The annual inter-pub pancake race, down Surrey Street, organised by Esther at The Green Dragon in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital. This year five teams donned silly hats and in some cases, silly underpants to represent the Dragon, the Bad Apple, the Spread Eagle, Reflex Bar and the Black Sheep Bar in the sprint, relay, three-legged and sack pancake races. Congratulations to the Reflex team who won the day after a frenetic tie-break sprint. Nice one everyone!

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