Made In Croydon


“Bowie was wrong, Croydon’s always been cool”: Gavin Kinch’s new art exhibition at Boxpark

Posted on September 12th, by Bernadette Fallon in Culture. 1 Comment

The creator of The Town That Love Built talks about art, Croydon, the gift of being an outsider, and his month-long exhibition at Boxpark

The work of Gavin Kinch, a blend of retro graphics and futuristic themes, is one of the coolest things to come out of Croydon in recent years. The Town That Love Built has become a buzzword for everything that’s stylish, cutting-edge and exciting … Read More »



Made in Croydon market takes over Boxpark on Sunday 27th May

Posted on May 31st, by Liz Sheppard-Jones in Culture. No Comments

Hot Croydon creativity and cool jazz on display in a great town-centre showcase

On Sunday 27th May, Made in Croydon CIC came to Boxpark to showcase and sell the work of Croydon’s creative artists and makers: painters, jewellery designers, photographers, hatmakers, potters and more.

On this beautifully and sunny May Bank Holiday Sunday, sixteen creatives ran stalls at the event. The day was very well-attended, with mellow … Read More »



What does Croydon need in 2018?

Posted on December 13th, by Tom Black in Politics & Society. 8 comments

Six contributors to the Citizen met up for a roundtable discussion on where Croydon’s community, cultural scene and economy are right now, and what they’ll need in the coming year. Tom Black reports

In last month’s edition of the Citizen, editor-in-chief James Naylor reflected on the publication’s first five years by assessing the progress of Croydon’s regeneration in that time. One section of his article struck a … Read More »



Interview with Roger Wade, founder and CEO of Boxpark

Posted on February 16th, by Liz Sheppard-Jones in Politics & Society. 4 comments

Roger Wade put Croydon on the map, so why can’t we just be grateful?

Criticism of Boxpark has startled its crew. When I visit the crates on Tuesday 7th February to meet Roger Wade, its founder and director, development director Matthew MacMillan, events manager David Byrne and Megan Thomas from Boxpark’s public relations agency, Full Fat, they’re keen to tackle the issues. Noise complaints, lack of … Read More »



November 2016 in brief

Posted on December 12th, by The Croydon Citizen in Politics & Society. No Comments

The big news stories of last month, summarised by the Citizen team

Tram derailment near Sandilands kills seven

Shortly after 6am on the morning of Wednesday 9th November, tram number 2551 derailed after leaving the Sandilands tunnel. The tram, which was travelling towards central Croydon from New Addington, overturned completely and fell onto its side. Seven people died in the accident, while fifty-eight more suffered injuries, many extremely serious. The … Read More »



Come out of the closet, Croydon!

Posted on October 26th, by Bartholomew Konechni in Culture. No Comments

Time to stop hiding from our Croydon roots and embrace the modernism and hope that comes with our town

In 2016, Croydon is one of the unhappiest places to live in the UK, according to a Rightmove survey. To me it’s obvious that the central cause of this result is that Croydon hasn’t learnt to live with itself yet. It’s failed to come out of the closet … Read More »