Croydon’s BIG Get Together
Putting the fun back into Croydon!
An array of street artists brought a carnival atmosphere to Croydon Town Centre in September with the return of the BIG Get-Together. For photos of the event, see here.
The three-day street theatre festival saw dozens of acts perform to crowds of shoppers at locations around the town and followed the success of the previous BIG Get-Together in June, when more than 100,000 extra visitors came into the Town Centre.
The BIG Get-Together was organised by Croydon Business Improvement District (BID) which represents, and is funded by, the Town Centre’s businesses. The event was also supported by the Whitgift Centre, Allders, Centrale Shopping Centre and House of Fraser, who staged their own events over the weekend.
Ian Harvey, Whitgift Centre Marketing Manager, said: "The Whitgift Style Academy was buzzing over the BIG Get-Together weekend, with hundreds of fashion-conscious shoppers taking part in our free 5-step event, giving expert advice and personal styling on the latest fashions and products available at stores within the Whitgift. We had over 350 entries into our free prize draw to win a £500 Whitgift gift card and we look forward to announcing our lucky winner very soon.
“The BIG Get-Together brought a real feel-good factor to the town with shoppers commenting on the fantastic entertainment and events taking place throughout the Town Centre."
Maria Chapman-Beer, Interim Chief Executive of Croydon BID, said: “We were keen to build on the success of June’s Big Get-Together to showcase Croydon’s fantastic retail and leisure offering.
“We were delighted to have such a variety of acts signed up for the three-day BIG Get-Together. The street performances brought a carnival atmosphere to the Town Centre and there really was for something for all the family to enjoy – and all for free.”