Author Archives: Leoni Descartes

Matthews Yard Christmas Opening Hours

Matthews Yard full Christmas and New Year Opening Times

Brgr&Beer –  [kitchen opening times]
Christmas eve – 12pm – 5pm
Christmas day – 3rd January 2017 – CLOSED
Brgr&Beer´s bar and kitchen will open as normal from Wednesday 4th January 2017.

Brgr&Beer –  [bar only opening times]
Christmas eve – 12pm – 9pm
Christmas Day – Tuesday 27th December – CLOSED
Wednesday 28th, 29th & 30th December – 4pm – 10pm
Sunday 27th December 2016 – 3rd January 2017 – CLOSED

Saturday 24th December, 9am – 9pm
Christmas day – CLOSED
Boxing day – CLOSED
Tuesday 27th December – CLOSED
Wednesday 28th & Thursday 29th, 11am – 6.30pm
Friday 30th December, 11am – 11.30pm
Saturday 31st December, 9am – 3.30pm, reopening at 8pm till 2am for their New years eve event!
Sunday 1st – Tuesday 3rd January – CLOSED

From the 4th of January, Matthews Yard will be closed on Mondays except for Theatre Utopia events listed on the website or on their social media. The art gallery is open whenever Hoodoo’s is open :)

We would like to wish all of our customers, members and friends, a wonderful Christmas and new year. Thank you for all  your support and love that you have shown us over the years. We can´t wait to show you what we have planned next!

December: Lis Watkins

December: Lis Watkins [4th November- 28th November 10am- 10pm]

Matthews Yard Croydon Exhibition: Lis Watkin December

This exhibition features numerous works by Lis Watkins with some of our favourite Croydon landscapes, be that urban or the more rural wandle park.

In September 2011, I started a daily drawing diary online as a way of improving my sketching skills and helping my work as an illustrator. photo-300x266
During that time I’ve made lots of drawings in and around Croydon and south east London, some of which are exhibited here.

I’m still continuing with my blog, posting something creative everyday and you can take a look  or on twitter @lineandwash

Matthews Yard in colour


January: Heath Collective


A group of Visual Artists living and working in Thornton Heath, ‘Heath Collective’ has emerged organically from the very first Thornton Heath Arts Week (THAW) which took place  in the Summer of 2014. Exhibition runs from: 30th December – 26th January 2015 between 10am and 10pm.

We were each unaware of one another’s existence in our local area until THAW brought us all together. We are surprised and delighted to have discovered each IMG_0231 (2)other and such a wealth of talent and enthusiasm right on our doorsteps. This has led to ourIMG_0228 (2) first joint exhibition as ‘Heath Collective’.

Amongst us are painters, photographers, sculptors, filmmakers, textile and environmental artists.

On display here at Matthews Yard is a selection of work from the following artists: Bareface, Karen Barnette, Julie Beresford, Anne Davies, Jess Gell, Jackie Morrison, Kelly Quintyne


Heath Collective Invite

Heath Collective Invite

MY Matthews Yard: The Community Hub

1 Matthews Yard, Off Surrey Street, Croydon

1 Matthews Yard, Off Surrey Street, Croydon

Leoni Descartes, our new Chief Executive, starts a new series where guest bloggers share what Matthews Yard means to them   

Over two years in and it’s still refreshing that I get excited and surprised by working at Matthews Yard. It is not just the thousands of people I see every week, or the hundreds you have that brief brush of conversation with, or the few dozen you will witness to be the future leaders and ambassadors for the Cronx. It isn’t Matthews Yard’s constant ability to adapt to changes and competition in the market so quickly either. The thing which has made me grow so fond – is the community that surrounds it.

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