The Town That Love Built


“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 »



Croydon’s creative makers and shakers take over Boxpark in May

Posted on April 23rd, by Bernadette Fallon in Culture. No Comments

Made in Croydon is a cultural movement to promote the town’s creatives and their work

Made in Croydon is a collective of artists, designers and creative manufacturers who are inspired by living or creating in Croydon. It started, as so many good ideas do, over a cup of coffee.

From an idea in our heads – wouldn’t it be great to showcase all the fantastic creative … 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 »