Lis Watkins

Croydon Saffron Central brings namesake flower back to town centre

Posted on August 19th, by CronxWire in CronxWire. 1 Comment

Croydon council has greenlighted a project by community groups to create a pop-up crocus farm on the former Taberner House site in central Croydon this autumn. 

Release begins: Croydon Council’s approval allows the community project to seek funding through public donation to create a pop-up saffron farm to share with all of Croydon.

The project aims to bring the Crocus Valley to every garden and belly in … Read More »

Art in Matthews Yard: past, present, future

Posted on December 8th, by Bernadette Fallon in Culture. No Comments

Matthews Yard’s Saif Bonar and Leoni Descartes talk to Bernadette Fallon

If you ask Saif Bonar, founder of Croydon’s Matthews Yard, whether he has achieved what he set out to do with his artistic plans for the venue, he will laugh. “We didn’t set out to do anything with art; there was no original concept,” he explains.

So, over three years later, the fact … Read More »