Taking place from Saturday, June 18th until Sunday, June 26th, the theme of this year’s festival is 'Undiscovered Croydon’ and aims to take people on a journey of discovery and exploration to reveal Croydon’s iconic locations and residents, little known-facts or best kept secrets of the area.
The festival which is organised by The Whitgift Foundation, will kick off on June 18th with Croydon Heritage Day in North End where there will be a live stage showcasing Croydon’s talented musicians and performers, a host of stalls from local charities and community groups and a range of family-orientated activities.
Each year, the events guide is filled with talks, tours, workshops, walks, performances, exhibitions and any other activities that explore Croydon’s heritage, all put on by local community groups, societies, charities, residents and businesses.
Last year saw more than 15,000 people attend a rich variety of more than 70 events throughout the week – with the majority of bookable events being sold out.
Martin Corney, Chief Executive, The Whitgift Foundation, said: “Now in its fourth year, Croydon Heritage Festival continues to grow thanks to the support of organisations taking part and the increasing number of visitors attending.
“Croydon has a vast amount of heritage that is often overlooked or unknown. From its 150 listed buildings – 6 of which are Grade I listed including Old Palace School and the Whitgift Almshouses to a host of famous residents, not least the author of Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who resided in Tennison Road, South Norwood and Archbishop John Whitgift, the second most powerful man during Queen Elizabeth I’s reign. We would like to hear from anyone who would like to get involved to showcase the best our Borough has to offer.”
Croydon Heritage Festival is an annual celebration of Croydon, presented by The Whitgift Foundation, packed full of community-led activities and events to explore its incredible past, vibrant present and exciting future.
For more information visit Croydon Heritage Festival 2016