Croydon Creative Month is a new idea we came up with at Matthews Yard a few days ago to help showcase and celebrate what Croydon has to offer businesses and individuals working in the creative industries. It started out as an intention to host 3 or 4 events to help fill a seasonally quiet time in the cafe. It’s quickly growing into much more. Continue reading
I’m on the side of Change, Croydon Citizen, January 10th 2017
We are excited for the year ahead and delighted to be shifting focus from survival to expansion by increasing our capacity to support local creatives. We start 2017 with the formal takeover of the Exchange Workspace, giving us more than 12,000 sq ft dedicated to nurturing creative and artistic talent in Croydon. We are borrowing 30k towards the costs of completing refurbishment work.
We started the year with a full complement of concessions operating out of Matthews Yard. New additions Hoodoo’s Coffee & Eats and Theatre Utopia were finding their feet and building on the solid work of Brgr&Beer, Hoodoo’s Live Room and the Descart.es gallery in continuing to place Matthews Yard at the forefront of not only Croydon’s arts, cultural and food scene, but also it’s regeneration. A steady flow of awards and recognition in local and national press are testimony to the outstanding work being done by Matthews Yard and by each of the businesses operating within it.
Croydon Tech City: 2016 Year in Review, Croydon Citizen, 21 December
Matthews Yard crowdfunding for survival again after unexpected financial blows, Croydon Advertiser, 22 August 2016.
On Saturday 20th August 2016 Matthews Yard launched its latest #crowdfunding drive. MYnd the Gap. For many, it will seem to come out of the blue. Matthews Yard is the busiest it has ever been. We have more events, more visitors and more pounds spent in the premises than ever before. Why then, are we turning to crowdfunding to survive once again?
“really nice relaxed atmosphere. amazing value and the staff are super nice!” Luke Angus, Google, August 2016
“This is an absolute gem of a space not just to perform in but also hang around in”, Glass Moon Theatre Company, August 2016.
Croydon is ambitious, beautiful and underestimated, i, 21 July 2016