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July 2016

Tempting Failure / DAY 2: A festival of International Performance Art & Noise Art

July 22, 2016.6:30 pm-10:00 pm

Day 2 of Tempting Failure CIC's #TF2016 evening events come to Theatre Utopia in Matthews Yard. Appearing in the programme this evening are: Xavier de Sousa - Post ‘Post’ is an exploration of what it means to be a migrant, of constantly inhabiting a ‘national limbo’ and failing to be adhering to border and identity-defining norms. Malik Nashad Sharpe/marikiscrycrycry (Marik NSh) - A S S I M I L A T I O N A solo choreography that cogently collects…

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TF 2016 Day 3 [Evening] – A festival of International Performance Art & Noise Art

July 22, 2016.6:30 pm-11:30 pm
Matthews Yard, 1 Matthews Yard, Off Surrey Street
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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The Day 3 Evening of Tempting Failure CIC's #TF2016 returns to Theatre Utopia, Matthews Yard, Croydon. Appearing in the programme this evening are: Anne Bean and '5 Duets with Strangers'. Duets with 5 Strangers is another strategy towards incising biopsies of consciousness, as Anne Bean continues to live work, to work live. Nicola Hunter - Lost Bodies This new performance is the first few breaths of a new life, with a new voice, in new flesh. In ‘Lost Bodies’- artist…

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TF 2016 Day 3 [FREE Event]: Hywel T Cardew – 016 your contribution

July 23, 2016.10:00 am-5:00 pm
Matthews Yard, 1 Matthews Yard, Off Surrey Street
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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Day 3 of Tempting Failure CIC's #TF2016 opens with a gallery exhibiton of Hywel T Cardew at the DescART.es Gallery in Matthews Yard. Cardew’s practice encompasses film, installation, photography and writing as vehicles in addressing tacit agreements of self: of repression, consumption, comparison, and competition ... how we constitute and arrange value within a society structured upon consumption and individual gain; what lies beneath all that, when all the armour is shed? - A gradual decay of one’s own sense…

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Sing For Water: Singing Celebration!

July 23, 2016.2:00 pm-5:00 pm
The Cafe @ Matthews Yard, 1 Matthews Yard, Off Surrey Street
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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Singing Update - Water Love 23rd July Thank you to everyone who has responded to my invitation to come and sing. So far we have confirmed: * Helen Chadwick Trio * Melanie Harrold and Trade Winds Choir * Daniela Rosselson & London Lucumi Choir * Joanne Miller and Soul Symphony Choir * Catherine Pestano, Katie Rose and Creative Croydon choirs * Possible interest from two of our choir friends in Hackney Some choirs will bring their repertoire and some choirs…

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September 2016

Exhibition: ´Pens and Watercolour Scenes of Croydon´ by Nick Richards

September 20, 2016-October 29, 2016
DescARTes Gallery, 1 Matthews Yard
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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We are really excited to announce artist and painter Nick Richards will be exhibiting at Matthews Yard in the art gallery from September 20th - October 29th. Originally from Liverpool and having studied Illustration at Kent Institute of Art & Design, Richards graduated in 1992. Inspired by unusual buildings and architecture, Nick Richards tries to capture the personality of a building, almost as if he were drawing its portrait. He regularly sketches on location around London or on his travels,…

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Write & Thrive: Stories of your life: writing for personal development, self-discovery & well being

September 27, 2016.7:00 pm-9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until October 25, 2016

The Exchange Workspace, Exchange Square, 6 Scarbrook Road
Croydon, CR0 1UH United Kingdom
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From September 2016, Write and Thrive will be offering two five-week writing modules at: The Exchange Workspace Croydon, CR0 1UH, (next door to Matthews Yard). Advance booking is required. The modules are designed to enable participants to build on learning from each workshop and develop from week to week. Each module is self-contained. However, participating in both may provide additional benefit as one topic overlaps and enhances the other. Modules are open to all, no prior experience is required. Module…

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October 2016

Portrait open session with Nick Richards

October 22, 2016.1:00 pm-7:00 pm
DescARTes Gallery, 1 Matthews Yard
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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Nick Richards · Art Exhibition Launch Night was a huge success and as his on-the-spot portrait sketches proved so popular, Nick has invited you all to come down for the chance get a portrait sketch of your own, as well as the opportunity to speak to the artist personally about his artwork and current exhibition before it finishes at the end of October. All art is for sale, commissions are available and Nick will be bringing along some additional unframed…

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November 2016

The Living Free Collective Exhibition

November 4, 2016-December 31, 2016
DescARTes Gallery, 1 Matthews Yard
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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The Living Free Collective is a group of creatives mainly based in South London. The heart of the collective is community. Grass roots. We believe in the freedom to express and exist without limits and the inclusion of all in society. Our aim as a collective is to function as and represent the Living Free experience. For it to inspire. Inspiration has come from within. A number of the Croydon-born and bred artists have given themselves, and those around them…

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Write & Thrive: Writing fiction: get started, keep going

November 8, 2016.7:00 pm-9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 6, 2016

The Exchange Workspace, Exchange Square, 6 Scarbrook Road
Croydon, CR0 1UH United Kingdom
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From September 2016, Write and Thrive will be offering two five-week writing modules at: The Exchange Workspace Croydon, CR0 1UH, (next door to Matthews Yard). Advance booking is required. The modules are designed to enable participants to build on learning from each workshop and develop from week to week. Each module is self-contained. However, participating in both may provide additional benefit as one topic overlaps and enhances the other. Modules are open to all, no prior experience is required. Module…

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January 2017

Croydon Life Drawing & Painting

January 29.1:00 pm-4:00 pm
Theatre Utopia, 1 Matthews Yard, off Surrey Street Market
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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Croydon Life Drawing is back with The Life Drawing Gymnasia to bring you a special 3-hour life drawing session. In celebration of Croydon Creative Month and the Croydon Life Drawing Art Exhibition at Matthews Yard! ** CALLING ARTISTS & THOSE WITH A CREATIVE FLAIR** ♥ 2 models, interactive, dynamic and interesting long poses ♥ 3 hours untutored, life drawing ♥ Additional drawing materials available. ♥ We have easels and drawing boards! ♥ Brgr&Beer, Hoodoo's bar, food, cafe at our venue…

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April 2017

Introducing the Mayor’s Crowdfund London Programme 2017 – Croydon

April 11.6:00 pm-8:00 pm
Theatre Utopia, 1 Matthews Yard, off Surrey Street Market
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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Crowdfund London gives you the opportunity to pitch your ideas, big and small, for projects which will make your local area even better. Communities across London are coming together to imagine, fund and create local places that people love – from a community garden in the heart of the city, re-establishing a historic market or the creative use of forgotten spaces to ambitious plans to construct elevated parks and uncover forgotten lidos. Now it’s your chance to play a part…

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May 2017

Discussing Islam

May 25.7:00 pm-9:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 7:00pm on Thursday, repeating indefinitely

DescARTes Gallery, 1 Matthews Yard
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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In the descART.es Art Gallery at Matthews Yard Free Entry, : M. Rafay S. Siddiqui We live in a world with many different religions and cultures. Islam is one of the largest religions in the world. In England 1 in 20 are muslims and this regular event is being held so that anyone can come and ask questions to learn about Islam in a chilled out environment. No questions are barred (about Islam and Muslims) so come and learn about Muslims…

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June 2017

Discussing Islam

June 8.7:00 pm-9:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 7:00pm on Thursday, repeating indefinitely

DescARTes Gallery, 1 Matthews Yard
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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In the descART.es Art Gallery at Matthews Yard Free Entry, : M. Rafay S. Siddiqui We live in a world with many different religions and cultures. Islam is one of the largest religions in the world. In England 1 in 20 are muslims and this regular event is being held so that anyone can come and ask questions to learn about Islam in a chilled out environment. No questions are barred (about Islam and Muslims) so come and learn about Muslims…

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Discussing Islam

June 22.7:00 pm-9:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 7:00pm on Thursday, repeating indefinitely

DescARTes Gallery, 1 Matthews Yard
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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In the descART.es Art Gallery at Matthews Yard Free Entry, : M. Rafay S. Siddiqui We live in a world with many different religions and cultures. Islam is one of the largest religions in the world. In England 1 in 20 are muslims and this regular event is being held so that anyone can come and ask questions to learn about Islam in a chilled out environment. No questions are barred (about Islam and Muslims) so come and learn about Muslims…

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July 2017

Croydon Friends of the Earth – Before The Flood

July 5.7:30 pm-10:00 pm
Theatre Utopia, 1 Matthews Yard, off Surrey Street Market
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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Before the Flood, a documentary presented by NaLonal Geographic, features Leonardo DiCaprio on a journey as a United NaLons Messenger of Peace, traveling to five conLnents and the ArcLc to witness climate change firsthand. He goes on expediLons with scienLsts uncovering the reality of climate change and meets with poliLcal leaders fighLng against inacLon. He also discovers a calculated disinformaLon campaign orchestrated by powerful special interests working to confuse the public about the urgency of the growing climate crisis. With…

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Discussing Islam

July 6.7:00 pm-9:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 7:00pm on Thursday, repeating indefinitely

DescARTes Gallery, 1 Matthews Yard
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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In the descART.es Art Gallery at Matthews Yard Free Entry, : M. Rafay S. Siddiqui We live in a world with many different religions and cultures. Islam is one of the largest religions in the world. In England 1 in 20 are muslims and this regular event is being held so that anyone can come and ask questions to learn about Islam in a chilled out environment. No questions are barred (about Islam and Muslims) so come and learn about Muslims…

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Poets Anonymous

July 13.7:00 pm-9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely

The Workspace @ Matthews Yard, 1 Matthews Yard
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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£2.00

Poets Anonymous Poets Anonymous meet monthly at Matthews Yard on the second Thursday of the month. Bring a poem to read, or just listen to others.

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Dynamic Gesture Life Drawing with Andrew Crayford II

July 16.3:00 pm-5:00 pm
DescART.es, 1 Matthews Yard
Croydon, CR0 1FF
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Descart.es is delighted to be reunited with Andrew Crayford to bring you PART II of a very special 2-hour dynamic gestural life drawing afternoon, incorporating inspiration from London's very own architecture, dance, yoga and interactive theatrical compositions in the heart of Croydon Old Town - Matthews Yard. A thrilling event filled with physically enduring performance modelling by Andrew to inspire our artists gestural creations! Find us in the new and very spacious, Matthews Yard Lounge! You may recognise Andrew from…

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Discussing Islam

July 20.7:00 pm-9:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 7:00pm on Thursday, repeating indefinitely

DescARTes Gallery, 1 Matthews Yard
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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In the descART.es Art Gallery at Matthews Yard Free Entry, : M. Rafay S. Siddiqui We live in a world with many different religions and cultures. Islam is one of the largest religions in the world. In England 1 in 20 are muslims and this regular event is being held so that anyone can come and ask questions to learn about Islam in a chilled out environment. No questions are barred (about Islam and Muslims) so come and learn about Muslims…

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Busk&Beer: International Busking Day <3

July 22.1:00 pm-6:00 pm
Matthews Yard, 1 Matthews Yard, Off Surrey Street
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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"Street performance has the capacity to create a sense of place and positive change within a city. Where there's music and entertainment on the streets, you'll find a city that's open to creative possibilities - a place that thinks and cares about citizens." Luke Jerram, Artist behind the international street pianos project Play Me I'm Yours. This is exactly what we are all about. The squad at Matthews Yard are delighted to be celebrating #InternationalBuskingDay on Saturday 22 July 2017…

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