Stormzy has had a busy few years, hasn’t he? Glastonbury headline set? Check. Reading and Leeds headliner? Done. Performed at the Brits? Yep. Hell, he even made an appearance at Boxpark Croydon over the summer to join in with the outright pandemonium during England’s 2-0 victory over Germany, before taking up a fan’s offer to join their house party after the game. Just an all round legend, really.
Now, he’s got a very special treat for residents of his hometown, Croydon. Relishing the Christmas spirit, the rapper has decided to host two separate party sessions at Fairfield Halls to celebrate the season.
Kicking off at 4.30, the first is a family-friendly affair for everyone over the age of four. Then, at 7pm, there’s a shubz for older children and adults boasting games, prizes, workshops, and a friggin’ tombola! That sounds like the Christmas party you want to be attending this year, alongside Stormzy!
Unless you were lucky enough to nab a ticket back in November when they dropped, it’s gonna be a tough one to witness. However, at this time of year – when the days are short and temperatures plummet – it’s a story that warms the heart to hear.
And, the event takes place for a wonderful cause. It comes in the name of Stormzy’s charity, #Merky Foundation, aiming to fight racial inequality and discrimination. The foundation is giving away 500 copies of their first children’s book, which is titled “Superheroes: Inspiring Stories of Secret Strength.” It features over 50 British icons – including actor Riz Ahmed, former-footballer and pundit Ian Wright, athlete Dina Asher-Smith, comedian Mo Gilligan, and more – telling their story, and features an intro from Stormzy himself.
What better way to bop into the spirit of Christmas?