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‘India Pale Ale’: A Zine-making Workshop

Beers, collage + zine-making at the pub. Audio recorded for short poetry film '(Pub)lic House'.

Taking place @ The Crown and Pepper, 242 High Street, Croydon, CR0 1NF


Writer, Henry Jefferys described the IPA as ‘A beer that was invented in Britain for the Indian market, revived by Americans and then copied by brewers in Britain.’

Historian, Roger Wagner speculates in the 1800s, cadets from the East India Company in Croydon would have gone to the pub for a pint of IPA: a taste of home. What do these histories attached to pints and pubs remind you of?


Celebrating Croydon’s desi-pub culture, make a zine inspired by South Asian drinks and nibbles. With a FREE pint included, explore your memories and wishes for the pubs of the future and be invited to share scans of them in the short film ‘(Pub)lic House’.




A short poetry film looking at the past, present and future of empty pubs in Croydon.

Pubs have been boarded up, abandoned and left to empty. Phoebe remembers growing up in them. Roger (her Dad) remembers playing music in them since the early 90s. Together they go on a pub crawl across Croydon asking 3 questions: “What happened in these pubs, what are they now and what could they become?”



Zindabad is an arts & literary mag committed to platforming creatives in diasporas across the world – they’ve released 4 issues including ‘diaspora???’, ‘auntie issues!’, ’shame/desire’ and ‘food’.

Part of:

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9 local commissioned artists & groups
( Aug 2023 )

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