Beautifully brutal

8 March 2018

Concrete. To some, it’s synonymous with Croydon. Our reputation for concrete car parks, concrete high-rises and concrete flyovers precedes us. Many of our most striking buildings in the town centre are inspired by brutalist...
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Banners, Boxpark and Bikes for progress

2 March 2018

As I’m sure you all know by now, this year we are celebrating 100 years since our Parliament allowed the first women to vote. That of course makes this year’s International Women’s Day next...
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MY theatre

23 February 2018

Most Croydon culture regulars know that our beloved arts space tucked behind Surrey Street has been living in uncertainty for a little while now, and what with various recent changes in the line-up of...
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A universal blueprint in resin

1 February 2018

Cherilyn Yeates is a Croydon based artist who works in resin and mixed media. You might spot her in and around Croydon Arts Store as her studio is at Turf Projects. We wanted to...
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Life of Riley

24 January 2018

I’ve been a fan of Bridget Riley since I discovered op art at art school in my late teens. Her geometric patterns tricked my eyes like nothing I’d seen before in a static piece...
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A splash of colour with your coffee

17 January 2018

I’m a relative newbie to Art Rebellion, Coulsdon’s quirky combined café and art gallery. Nestled conveniently between Coulsdon Town and Coulsdon South train stations, I first visited for a private view of artist Bareface’s...
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Reality bites the dust

11 January 2018

Reality bites the dust with mind bending experiences and pure escapism. No I’m not talking about LSD or any other kind of illegal substance. I’m talking virtual reality baby. Forget VR experiences of the...
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Just seventeen

21 December 2017

Well hello lovely readers, and here we are nearly at the end of 2017 – not such a good year admittedly either nationally or globally (if you’re liberal-leaning that is), but locally our brilliant...
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The bright lights of bicycle theatre

29 November 2017

I’ve always thought of culture and sport as very separate entities. (Although I know the government would beg to differ with their department combining them). At my school people were either arty or sporty...
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Bags of art

22 November 2017

At the end of September the Whitgift Centre got a whole lot more cultured when a multi-level arts space landed in the heart of our favourite shopping centre. If you haven’t come across it...
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Crossing cultures

6 November 2017

We have a cultural feast awaiting us this winter at the Museum of Croydon. A free exhibition inspired by Subrang Arts (a Croydon-based Gujarati community organisation) focuses on the journey made by the Gujarati...
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Beating the drum for Croydon

26 October 2017

If music be the food of love then look no further than Beats & Eats for your fix of some mighty fine live music and food to send your taste buds soaring. With their...
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Snip, snap, chat

3 October 2017

Thinking of having your barnet cut? (A bit of cockney slang for you). This month Off The Record bring a whole new meaning to a trip to the barbers with their project ‘Mind My...
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In the market for some theatre

27 September 2017

One sunny friday last month I headed down to Surrey Street to look for the theatre tent nestled amongst the stall holders. Yes you read correctly – theatre on the market. The Human Zoo Theatre Company,...
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The Rich World of Art

19 September 2017

Croydon is big on art and even bigger on street art. Rich Simmons is an artist who is at the heart of our art scene – even if you don’t know his name I...
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Croydon’s next chapter

5 September 2017

September in Croydon is most certainly action packed, with Warhol Croydon underway, new culinary delights’ opening up shop, plus this month sees the very first Croydon Literary Festival taking place this Saturday (9 September)...
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Pop goes the Warhol

29 August 2017

If you haven’t heard already, September is Warhol month in Croydon. Yes that’s right folks, a whole month of events dedicated to the god of pop art Andy Warhol right here on our doorstep...
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Bursting with youth culture

8 August 2017

The other week, we were invited along to the The David Lean Cinema for the screening of a documentary about international youth project, The Complete Freedom of Truth (TCFT). The ambition of TCFT is...
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The pop art man of mystery

2 August 2017

Last month we were invited along to the private view of ‘Laid Bare’ at Art Rebellion. There we met artist Bareface, the man behind the solo show. We were eager to find out more...
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