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The Forgotten Children – Mon 17 July 2017 19:30 – 22:30

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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.

forgotten children

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.

Wonderful Woodland, Biggin Wood, Norbury Sat, 14/01/2017 – 10:30am – 12:30pm

Event details

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.

Lantern Making and Carols in Grangewood Park Sat. 10th

Lantern Making and Carols in Grangewood Park Sat. 10th


Saturday 10th Dec.
Grangewood Park
Indoors in our mural painted hut, by the children’s playground.
All ages £4
…and then join in with the Christmas carols in the evening 6pm, by the light of your lantern!
Please book to avoid disappointment
0787 377 6457


Thornton Heath Arts Week

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Picnic in the Park – Grangewood Park – this Sunday!

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Picnic in the Park

Picnic in the Park

Thornton Heath and the History of Slavery

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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. ”

Heritage Walks!

Plan your spring walks now!

Wandle Park

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.

Broad Green

Famous Croydon

Meer Bank Walk

Modernist Croydon

Phipson’s Croydon

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Public Art Opportunity

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Emile Zola in Norwood