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Turf Projects to run new summer art courses in Croydon town centre

Posted on July 14th, by CronxWire in CronxWire. No Comments

Turf Projects is running a number of new art courses over the summer, for painters and multimedia creatives. All levels are catered for!

Release begins:

Painting Toe-Dipper: an introduction to painting with Charlie Reed
Painting newbie, or just want to learn new techniques? Dip your toes into painting at our taster sessions with painter Charlie Reed! Discover how to use inks, watercolour, acrylic and oil paints … Read More »



Review: Frivolous Convulsions at TURF Gallery, Whitgift Centre

Posted on February 14th, by Charles Barber in Culture. No Comments

A feast of fantasy and colour enjoyed at the Whitgift Centre’s bold TURF Gallery

As an antidote to a dull, cold winter’s day and the mundane reality of everyday life, I’d warmly recommend TURF Projects’ latest exhibition, Frivolous Convulsions. This riot of fantastical art shows off the work of several artists whose vision is sometimes humorous and sometimes dark and challenging – and, indeed, quite often both. Yet … Read More »



Croydonites Festival of New Theatre 2017 review: Adventures in Noggle Noggle Land

Posted on April 4th, by Charles Barber in Culture. No Comments

One man’s search for his magic noggle button at TURF Gallery

As my wife and I entered the informal lair of the TURF Gallery in Keeley Street, central Croydon, instead of the usual theatre chairs, we were presented with a variety of generous and differently coloured cushions placed on ornate, attractive rugs that could have doubled as magic carpets. In the centre at the back of the … Read More »



Croydon’s cultural innovators

Posted on February 24th, by Tom Black in Culture. No Comments

Croydon’s artists are pushing boundaries as much as their counterparts in business

Croydon’s innovating. Even the haters have admitted it at this point. The borough has now got more tech hubs than it has branches of Wimpy, you can buy Korean fried chicken from a shipping container, and now we even have a high-tech car park not unlike the one at the end of Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol. … Read More »



Exhibition review: Silence Is So Accurate at Turf Gallery

Posted on February 10th, by Liz Sheppard-Jones in Culture. No Comments

Silence is golden, the saying goes, and the exhibition looks that way too

There’s a man who works in the Sistine Chapel whose job is to say “shhhhh”. That’s it: it’s all he does. When the tourist chatter gets above a certain level, he’s on: “Shhhhhhhhh!” he goes. And silence falls. For about a minute.

I’ve never come across this in any other church, cathedral, temple … Read More »



Croydonites Festival of New Theatre reloaded, by its director

Posted on February 6th, by Anna Arthur in Culture. No Comments

Homegrown talent rubs shoulders with the best from around the UK as the Croydonites Festival returns

In November, 2015 I presented four pieces of contemporary theatre under the banner Croydonites Festival of New Theatre. A Croydonite is one way to describe someone from Croydon, Croydon Nights are exceptionally good nights out in the theatre…in Croydon. Pretty good, huh?

It was a huge endeavour, mainly self-financed but … Read More »



Exhibition review: ‘Get Fit’ at the TURF Gallery

Posted on March 11th, by Liz Sheppard-Jones in Culture. No Comments

Liz Sheppard-Jones gets physical in an art gallery

Former Deputy Prime Minister Michael Heseltine had a rule when in government: all proposals presented to him must take up no more than one side of A4 paper. If it’s longer, declared the lusciously-locked one, it’s either too complicated or you’re not thinking about it clearly. (Or it’s proper rocket science: some things are necessarily complex and written for … Read More »



Ruskin Square Croydon, public art and a Festival of Toil

Posted on February 9th, by Andrew Dickinson in Culture. No Comments

Andrew Dickinson attended a dinner to discuss public art in Ruskin Square Croydon. It really wasn’t hard work

“The highest reward for a man’s toil is not what he gets for it but what he becomes by it” (John Ruskin).

I was recently a guest at the Festival of Toil dinner at Amp House, East Croydon. The dinner was hosted by MUF architects who … Read More »



Event review: the Picasso Bestiary exhibition at the TURF Gallery

Posted on December 16th, by Tom Winter in Culture. No Comments

Tom Winter has a beastly time in Keeley Road

TURF Projects‘ latest exhibition entitled ‘A Bestiary’ is a reflection on a little known inaugural exhibition held at the Croydon Clocktower gallery some twenty years ago. This was entitled ‘Cock and Bull Stories: A Picasso Bestiary’ and was a wonderful collection of some eighty works by Picasso involving animals or monsters, available for all of south London to … Read More »



Container crates, Croydon and me, by Mr Boxpark

Posted on November 30th, by Lauren Furey in Politics & Society. 4 comments

Roger Wade, CEO of Boxpark, gives Lauren Furey the lowdown on how, when and above all… why Croydon

Arriving at Boxpark Croydon’s marketing suite was like stepping into a wrapped up Christmas present. You shouldn’t peek, but it’s exciting. It was here I met Boxpark’s mastermind and CEO, Roger Wade, to hear what Croydon can expect from its new Boxpark, set to open in summer 2016.

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