Galleries


We’ve got coffee shops, work spaces, and galleries galore, here’s what Croydon needs next

Posted on February 23rd, by Jonny Rose in Economics & Business. 3 comments

Here are some of the more interesting establishments that we should be seeking to bring to the area

Six years ago, Croydon was in a state of economic and cultural stasis. In 2018, that has all changed.

Croydon now stands as London’s coolest borough. It is the ‘Street art capital of London’, and the UK’s fastest growing tech cluster. Croydon is now a place where anyone … Read More »



So what if Fairfield Halls closes for two years – I’m glad

Posted on January 7th, by Jonny Rose in Culture. 22 comments

Jonny Rose refuses to eulogise the potentially departed Fairfield Halls

News that the Fairfield Halls is due to be closed for two years of renovation has seen many in Croydon enter into paroxysms of grief reserved usually for dead relatives and relegated football teams.

My own response is less “Oh no”, and more “So what?”.

Rather than being a death knell … Read More »



Event review: ‘Rum & Reggae’ at Matthews Yard, Friday 13th November

Posted on December 17th, by Katie Rose in Culture. No Comments

On a wintry Croydonian night, ‘Rum & Reggae’ is a ray of sunshine for Katie Rose

The walkway to Matthews Yard is smokin’ as the unmistakable aroma of Bobski’s Big BBQ fills the cold Croydon November air. Despite the wild wind, there is a warm glow around the Yard tonight – in keeping with the ‘Rum & Reggae’ song-shine I am here to enjoy.

Bobski is icing a … Read More »



John Reeve and the CLICK CLOCK gallery: an unlikely hero for the arts in Croydon

Posted on April 15th, by Liz Sheppard-Jones in Culture. 4 comments

Liz Sheppard-Jones waxes lyrical about the good work being done by local entrepreneur John Reeve

In 1986 the Pet Shop Boys gave the world the following lyrics :

‘… just when you least expect it/Just what you least expect’. (‘Love Comes Quickly’, from their album Please).

John Reeve, silver entrepreneur, patron of the visual arts, and founder of the CLICK CLOCK art and photography gallery … Read More »