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How Croydon’s grass roots art scene bloomed

Posted on October 30th, by Sean Creighton in Culture. No Comments

Grass roots artistic revivals, like that in Croydon’s new arts quarter, are part of a proud tradition, says Sean Creighton

The Damien Hirst artworks on show in Croydon have been brought to us by Kevin Zuchowski-Morrison of the RISE gallery in St George’s Walk. He has shown that those involved in art can bring high priced items to those without the money to pay to … Read More »

Print Archive: October 2014 News Magazine – Happening here

Posted on December 22nd, by The Croydon Citizen in Site News. No Comments

Croydon’s thriving events scene was explored in this print edition of the Citizen – read it online now

It should come as a surprise to no one that Croydon, with its claims to being the birthplace of major figures in art, music, and cinema, should have a thriving cultural scene. But even Croydon’s most switched-on citizens may not know that not just one but two film festivals … Read More »

Simon Shaw and the digital art of Croydon

Posted on September 24th, by Liz Sheppard-Jones in Culture. No Comments

Liz Sheppard-Jones considers the digital beauty of Croydon with photographer and artist Simon Shaw

It’s fascinating to meet someone who shares your experiences, yet draws diametrically opposed conclusions from them. I had a really interesting talk with digital artist and photographer Simon Shaw.

We meet on the first day of his sixteen week exhibition at the ClickClock Gallery in Katharine Street, Central Croydon. He’s a … Read More »

‘Their soul is in their work’: images of a Croydon community and the businesses that sustain it

Posted on August 6th, by Liz Sheppard-Jones in Culture. No Comments

An exhibition of photographs by Dorin Spoiala captures the working life of a neighbourhood in central Croydon

Dorin Spoiala (whose full name is Ion Dorinel) is originally from Romania, where he owned and ran a print shop. This awakened his interest in those living the same life of small business ownership – the people who make a local community economically stable and successful.

His … Read More »