Art Halo

Croydon Arts Store: Croydon’s culture is in safe hands

Posted on November 3rd, by Tom Milsom in Culture. No Comments

‘Meanwhile use’ is proving a vital driver in keeping Croydon’s cultural scene alive

There are many players in the melodrama of Croydon’s struggle to come into its own as a vital cultural hub. But bigger than Boxpark, or Matthews Yard, or Fairfield Halls, perhaps even bigger than the spectre of gentrification that looms over it all, is the fate of the Whitgift Centre.

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20 reasons why Croydon isn’t boring

Posted on April 15th, by Bernadette Fallon in Culture. 9 comments

Bernadette Fallon isn’t bored with Croydon – not a bit of it. Here’s why

There’s been a bit of dissent recently. Disgruntled rumblings around the esteemed – albeit virtual – corridors of the Croydon Citizen. Croydon is boring, they say. Dull. With boring people.

Well. I beg to differ. And I’d like to shout it loud and shout it proud – 20 reasons why Croydon isn’t boring!

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Inclusive art for all: Art Halo project launches at RISE gallery

Posted on March 12th, by Bernadette Fallon in Culture. No Comments

Who will be Croydon’s next big artist? Bernadette Fallon explains how it could be you

RISE gallery in Croydon has done many good things during its short time in the borough. Since its opening last October, owner Kevin Zuchowski-Morrison has created an art space Croydon can be proud of, showcasing doyens of the art world like Banksy and Damien Hirst alongside up-and-coming artists and graduates … Read More »