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Croydonites Festival of New Theatre announces its programme for 2018

Posted on February 14th, by CronxWire in CronxWire. No Comments

The ground-breaking Croydon theatre festival returns for its third year, offering the surreal, the singular and the sincere.

Release begins: The third edition of Croydonites Festival of New Theatre will present works over four weeks between 27 April and 20 May 2018. We continue our mission to bring new performance work to Croydon and provide a platform for local artists, with seven of the twelve based in the … Read More »

The big questions at Croydon’s Congress on Culture

Posted on January 19th, by Liz Sheppard-Jones in Culture. 2 comments

We were invited to ‘have the conversations’, so how did they go?

Croydon’s Congress on Culture brought together representatives from businesses, charities, and voluntary organisations along with arts professionals and activists to discuss the borough’s cultural offering. The congress was hosted by Paula Murray, the council’s creative director. Richard Ings of Arts Council England was visiting speaker, with the business event hosted and co-ordinated by Shaking Hands.

The day … Read More »

What is the Fairfield for?

Posted on December 16th, by Anna Arthur in Culture. No Comments

The South Bank of south London? As the announcement of its two-year closure for renovation is debated, Anna Arthur considers possible futures for the Fairfield Halls

Fairfield Halls has been the topic of much debate in recent years. It seems that anyone and everyone has an opinion on what it does and whom it’s for. It undoubtedly holds a special place in the hearts of … Read More »

Turf gallery announces new exhibition about food and art

Posted on August 6th, by CronxWire in CronxWire. No Comments

Turf Projects will present an exhibition exploring the positioning of food and art within each other’s spaces in its town centre gallery, Keeley Road, from Friday 14th August to October 4th 2105.

Release begins: ’Art in restaurants is on the same level as food in museums’ is a quotation from Niles Crane, a character in US TV show Frasier.  This provided the inspiration for Turf’s exhibition exploring the … Read More »

Arts career boost for Croydon teens

Posted on December 2nd, by CronxWire in CronxWire. No Comments

Club Soda, in partnership with Croydon Council, has been successful in securing £16,500 funding from the Department of Health for a project approved under the Autism Innovation Fund. 

Release begins: A council-funded project has won a £16,500 grant to give Croydon children with autism expert training towards a career in the entertainment industry.

 Club Soda has won Department of Health funding to train up to 30 young … Read More »