Thornton Heath Arts Week presents the Wild Pictures documentary film “The Forgotten Children” in an evening to include talk and discussion about the migration crisis.
Scratchley Hall, 83 Brigstock Road, Thornton Heath, CR7 7JH
The Forgotten Children follows the heart-breaking stories of refugee orphans across Europe. Governments have moved many of the children into state run camps and closed the doors to journalists. This film gives a voice to the children and hears their disturbing stories of suffering and survival.
Contributors to the evening will include: a representative from Migrant Help, the charity working at Brigstock House, a hostel for asylum seekers in our community; Mitra Djalili, a singer and resident of Thornton Heath and refugee from Iran; the story of Barak a fifteen year old refugee from Syria as told to Georgia Mancio; and Ian Shaw talking on misunderstandings surrounding displacement (with emphasis on unaccompanied children in Europe) with a Q&A session. Since several of the contributors are singers there will also be some music too!
The evening is designed to be informative and to help toward a better understanding of the issues surrounding the migration crisis, especially in regards to children.
There will also be a collection for the charity Migrant Help’s destitution fund which helps asylum seekers emergency needs, and ideas for ways to contribute to help within the local community.
Sat, 14/01/2017 – 10:30am – 12:30pm
Nature-themed fun for families in Biggin Wood
Join London Wildlife Trust for fun family-friendly activities in an ancient fragment of the Great North Wood.
Tree detectives / mud-painting / squirrel scramble
Meet by the tennis courts off Biggin Hill. This event is offered free as part of the Great North Wood project and there is no need to book.
The Croydon Citizen by Sean Creighton is a useful source of local information only occasionally Thornton Heath exactly but still of interest. e.g.
“James Ivers inherited Barlow’s property. Because of big losses on his Grenada estates, he sold the Addington estate in 1802-3. He went on to receive compensation for 262 slaves on Grenada and 253 on two estates on Jamaica, continuing to own them and leaving them to his sons. His son James was born at Addington in 1798, and received a share of the compensation for 366 enslaved people on three estates on Antigua. Thomas Coles bought the Addington estate. His son, who lived at Thornton Heath, shared compensation on 127 slaves on Dominica. ”
Plan your spring walks now!
Over 2015 a group of intrepid Heritage Volunteers pieced together a series of heritage walks, delving into Croydon’s fascinating heritage for you, the public.
These are the five walks, with artwork and illustrations from Sam Smith, a Heritage Professional, and images kindly licensed by the Museum of Croydon.
These maps/guides are in PDF format, to download and print out.
The project was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, and coordinated by the Volunteering and Learning Officer on their behalf.