Arts Quarter

Wesley Baker brings music and street art together

Posted on August 10th, by Zach Baker in Culture. No Comments

One Croydonian has high hopes for the borough’s future

The founder of CDN, Wesley Baker, is a photographer and event organiser based in Croydon. Wesley is one of many community members actively working on the downtown area’s regeneration and specifically the street art movement.

After leaving Coventry University, Wes returned to Croydon and began immersing himself in the tech and art communities. He was frustrated with … Read More »

Croydon’s street art community prospers

Posted on July 21st, by Zach Baker in Culture. 1 Comment

Only four years ago Central Croydon was visually a very different place

The streets lacked creative inspiration. It would take a few dedicated artists to start a movement that would change the community and its landscape.

In 2014 artists began flocking to Croydon’s blank canvas and using its troubled past to paint a better future. Since then Croydon has since been given a major splash of colour by … Read More »

Warhol month is coming to Croydon

Posted on February 3rd, by Ian Marvin in Culture. No Comments

How Croydon plans to celebrate Warhol in the thirtieth anniversary year of his death

It’s hard to believe that Croydon’s arts quarter is nearly two years old, its official opening being the street art takeover of St George’s Walk by Femme Fierce in February 2015. Since then, Croydon has become a destination for aficionados of this often ephemeral art form, with articles appearing in both local and … Read More »