Elizabeth James Gallery

Event review: Psychedelic Art Workshop at Elizabeth James Gallery

Posted on September 13th, by Rufus Jones in Culture. No Comments

A fun art workshop where kids got covered in foam and learned about psychedelia

One August morning fifty years after the Summer of Love, I made my way to the Elizabeth James Gallery in Upper Norwood. The psychedelic art workshop was due to begin at 11:00 am; I got there early as I usually do.

The gallery has been updated with a new exhibition for Croydon’s … Read More »

Exhibition review: Urban Landscapes at the Elizabeth James Gallery, South Norwood

Posted on June 2nd, by Rufus Jones in Culture. No Comments

Artists explore their cities and find beauty in this thought-provoking show

On Tuesday 17th May 2017, an art exhibition opened at the Elizabeth James Gallery on Portland Road. Elizabeth James was originally from Richmond, but grew up in Croydon, and could see the place where the gallery is now from her bedroom window as a child. Wanting to bring art to this area is what inspired her to … Read More »

Welcome to Croydon: the borough’s newest residents shine bright

Posted on April 26th, by Jonny Rose in Politics & Society. 1 Comment

Meeting just a few of those making the move to Croydon

At the base of the Statue of Liberty is the phrase: “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free”. If you were an emigrant to America in the early 20th century, this quotation from Emma Lazarus’ sonnet ‘New Colossus’ would have been the first thing you would have read upon arriving at … Read More »

The Elizabeth James Art Gallery and the creative arts in Upper Norwood

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

Art, culture and creativity in Croydon doesn’t begin and end in the town centre

With the focus on what’s happening in the middle of Croydon, it’s easy to forget about the various neighbourhoods that make up the borough. Many of us are only vaguely aware of venues and events other than those in our own particular environs.

South Norwood is getting some attention for a number … Read More »