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April Clare Welsh
12 December 2022, 15:19

Stormzy announces second A Very #Merky Xmas party for Croydon residents

Featuring a santa’s grotto, a tombola, face painting, music, soft play and music


Stormzy has announced the return of his A Very #Merky Xmas party for Croydon residents.

Organised by his charity the #Merky Foundation, which he founded in 2019, the inaugural event took place last year in his hometown of Croydon.

Beginning on Friday 16th December, this year's event will be split across two days. The first day, ‘A Very #Merky Xmas: Gospel night’, will comprise "a family night of joyful music and singing" while the second day will feature a variety show, games, a santa’s grotto, tombola, face painting, music, soft play, and more, with Stormzy in attendance.

Free tickets are available here for residents of the London Borough of Croydon, with a limit of four tickets per household. 

Last year, Stormzy’s publishing imprint #Merky Books announced its first children’s book, which will focus on a number of different real-life ‘Superheroes’.

#Merky Books has been supportive of a number of young writers from underrepresented communities since its launch in 2018, with a second edition of its annual New Writers' Prize having been announced late last year.

The star recently released 'This Is What I Mean', his first album in three years, for Def Jam/Interscope. The majority of the 12-track release was written during time spent on Osea Island, in the Blackwater Estuary, Essex.