News From Ruskin House

News From Ruskin House


We raised £2705 in total at the Festival plus extra bar takings of course.  Absolutely brilliant and all concerned are to be thanked and congratulated.  The big gazebos are on their last legs and we are having a ‘gazebo checking’ day, probably Sat 16th Sept, after which old and dodgy ones will be thrown out and replaced.  Keep it clear if you want to help.  Date to be confirmed.

Meanwhile, we need volunteers for all sorts of maintenance over the summer.  No dates fixed yet – please let me or Roy know if & when you can help.  As a starter, I will be in Ruskin this Friday (11th) from 2pm and would welcome help with bits of gardening, tidying, cleaning etc.  Nothing technical!  Do come and help if you’re free.


FOLK & BLUES EVENINGS £2 at 8pm every Sun

13th – Molly and the Blackbriar Band and Singers’ Night

20th – Andy Smythe and Singers’ Night

27th – Singers’ Night

3rd Sept – Singers’ Night

10th – Four Gone Confusion and Singers’ Night

17th – Singers’ Night



**Sat 19th – Cinema Ruskin – £2 at 8pm.  Third Saturday in the month.  ‘Johnny Concho’ (Frank Sinatra) 1956 and comedy shorts

**Sun 27th – Croydon TUC BBQ from 3pm – free but donations welcome.  This is not yet absolutely definite – I’m checking.

**Thurs 31st – Jazz Night 8.30pm – ‘Jazz with Soft Winds’ – playing standards, Latin, ballads and be-bop on sax, flute, clarinet, guitar and bass.  Free.


Hope to see you soon



  1. Helpful websites and  The Folk Club is closed now till singers’ night on Sept 4th.  Shanty Group (020 8462 5160) meets every Monday at 8pm.


PPS.  See at Lime Meadow Ave, CR2 9AS.  8.30 till 11 alternate Wednesdays.  Bar from 7pm.




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