Samuel Coleridge Taylor Centre

Review: Art workshop for young people at the Samuel Coleridge Taylor Centre

Posted on February 20th, by Rufus Jones in Culture. No Comments

Keeping art alive for young Croydonians

On Wednesday 14th February I attended an art meet-up for all of the teens and kids of Croydon at the Samuel Coleridge Taylor Centre. The Samuel Coleridge Taylor Centre is a historical building which was left behind by the composer, Samuel Coleridge Taylor, for the youth of Croydon to express their creativity in. And that they have; in fact, the … Read More »

In life and death, was Samuel Coleridge-Taylor just a victim of racism?

Posted on April 7th, by Gareth Endean in Culture. 3 comments

Wheeled out for Black History Month, then forgotten again. Samuel Coleridge-Taylor deserves better, says Gareth Endean

Take a stroll down Charles Street, an otherwise unremarkable road in Croydon’s old town, and you’ll reach a curious sculpture depicting three of Croydon’s most famous residents. The figures, as voted for by the public, are the recently-deceased comedian Ronnie Corbett, celebrated actor Dame Peggy Ashcroft and composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor.

The … Read More »

Our youth services will be the first to go – consider the greater cost

Posted on February 27th, by Alexandra Leonards in Politics & Society. 3 comments

New contributor Alexandra Leonards explores the difficulties facing our young people, and the institutions that they rely on

Ear-splitting voices recoil off the walls of a little hall in South London. The Samuel Coleridge Taylor Youth Centre is host to an assembly of bright faces, hunched over tables submerged in multi-coloured leaflets.

It’s youth work week. A yearly celebration of youth services across the … Read More »