Stormzy is throwing a Christmas party for the residents of Croydon this week

Stormzy has announced that he will be hosting a Christmas party for the people of Croydon.

The grime star is known for helping local communities over the past few years. Widely respected for his initiatives with black students at Cambridge University, as well as his #Merky foundation, the latest initiative comes in the form of a party for the South London neighborhood, his hometown, on Friday 3 December.

The event was limited to four people per household, with tickets being available free of charge to all residents of Croydon. The festival will be divided into two time slots throughout the day: the first will be open to those aged 4 and over, the second will open the doors to those aged 10 and over.

Held at Croydon’s Fairfield Halls, the event has been described as an “opportunity for the Croydon community to enjoy a day and have a chance to win some very special prizes”. #Merky Books will donate 500 copies of its first children’s book organized by Stormzy, Superheroes: Inspirational Secret Force Stories, to children during the day. The book’s illustrator, Denzell Dankwah, will also host children’s drawing workshops throughout the day and its author, performance poet Sophia Thakur, will perform at the event.

Since its launch in 2018, #Merky Books has been a support platform for a number of young writers from under-represented communities, with the second edition of its annual New Writers Award announced at the end of the year. last.

Attending social events, Fairfield Halls tweeted to show his excitement for tomorrow’s event: