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February 2016

Cabaret Utopia

February 13, 2016.7:30 pm-11:00 pm
Theatre Utopia @ Matthews Yard, 1 Matthews Yard
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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£10

Join us for Theatre Utopia's first ever Cabaret night! A night you won't want to miss! An evening of fun entertainment and retro atmosphere! With music, dance, magic, glamour and more! A perfect night for all you fans of vintage and retro cabaret style nights. Saturday 13th February. 7:30pm - 9:00pm And then why not keep the party going with retro dancing in the cafe after the show 9:00pm - 11:00pm £4 (Half price with a Cabaret ticket) Only at Theatre Utopia at Matthews…

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SCRATCH Night

February 26, 2016.7:30 pm-9:30 pm
Theatre Utopia @ Matthews Yard, 1 Matthews Yard
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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£1

SCRATCH Night Friday 26th February 19:30 - 21:30 Join us at Utopia for the first SCRATCH Night of the year! A night showcasing work-in-progress perfomances in theatre, dance and music by emerging artists, get in touch if you wish to perform! TICKETS ONLY £1

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March 2016

Write and Thrive: Stories of your life

March 1, 2016.7:00 pm-9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Tuesday, happening 4 times

The Exchange Workspace, Exchange Square, 6 Scarbrook Road
Croydon, CR0 1UH United Kingdom
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Stories of your life: writing for personal development, self-discovery & wellbeing- a 4-week module Starts on Tuesday, 1st March 2016. 7-9 p.m. for 4 weeks This module is designed to enable participants to start or return to writing fiction, helping to overcome barriers and develop a regular writing routine. The workshops are planned to encourage curiosity, experimentation and creative expression; helping participants to ignore the inner critic and unleash their creativity. By the end of the module participants will have…

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Exhibition: SHOW 2016 by James Oliver

March 11, 2016.7:00 pm-May 26, 2016.10:00 pm
DescARTes Gallery, 1 Matthews Yard
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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James Oliver is something you haven't seen before This exhibition features a retrospective of James Olivers last three years of work and presentation of new and unseen wonders. Check out Charles Barbers and Jonny Rose´s EPIC review of this stunning exhibition! What started as an on and off hobby prior to December 2012 and having dropped out of the Royal College of Arts citing 'creative differences', soon evolved into a serious string of successful shows, commissions and collaborations from here…

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Croydon Community Choir: Spring Celebration

March 21, 2016.7:00 pm-8:30 pm
DescARTes Gallery, 1 Matthews Yard
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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£6

Croydon Community Choir Creating Community Through Song Fun, Friendly Singing with Catherine Pestano and Katie Rose Songs from around the world to raise your voice and lift your spirits “When we come here we smile and laugh – that’s community – I love it!” – Susan Everything will be taught by ear – no need to read sheet music – no auditions – no solos – no previous musical experience necessary – shy and secret singers welcome. “You’ve definitely got…

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April 2016

Brgr&Beer 1st Birthday Bash

April 16, 2016.6:00 pm
The Cafe @ Matthews Yard, 1 Matthews Yard, Off Surrey Street
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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It's nearly been a year since we started serving your bellies! We want you to celebrate with us...with lots of beer! Save the date! More info soon! Much love.

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THE CABARET NOIR

April 30, 2016.8:30 pm-10:30 pm
Theatre Utopia @ Matthews Yard, 1 Matthews Yard
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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£10

~THE CABARET NOIR~ A night of illusive entertainment of the finest quality..to seduce your senses. With creepy contorting, classy gentlemen defying gravity and reality warping wonders of the magical and hypnotic underworlds of London Town. STARRING Jamie Laughlin - The Compare Special guests SamBuca & Bethany Button - The Marionettes Callum Blue - The Juggler Rosie & Laura - The Duo Fire Hoopers Alénee Aisha - The Contortionist Lily Lavin - The Burlesque Dancer Davin Ethics - The DJ Saturday…

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May 2016

Croydon Community Choir

May 9, 2016.7:00 pm-8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Monday, repeating until July 11, 2016

DescARTes Gallery, 1 Matthews Yard
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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£6

Croydon Community Choir Creating Community Through Song Fun, Friendly Singing with Catherine Pestano and Katie Rose Songs from around the world to raise your voice and lift your spirits “When we come here we smile and laugh – that’s community – I love it!” – Susan Everything will be taught be ear - no need to read sheet music - no auditions - no solos - no previous musical experience necessary - shy and secret singers welcome. "You've definitely got…

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Make It! : mosaic project

May 12, 2016.1:00 pm-3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Thursday, repeating until May 26, 2016

DescARTes Gallery, 1 Matthews Yard
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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This project is aimed at adults with mild/moderate learning difficulties and/or disabilities. Create a beautiful mosaic learning design, cutting, laying out and finishing. Have fun and make friends. Join us for tea in the cafe afterwards. 12th, 19th  and 26th May in our art gallery at Matthews Yard

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Life Drawing // Cleopatra // Themed Session

May 22, 2016.6:00 pm-8:00 pm
Theatre Utopia @ Matthews Yard, 1 Matthews Yard
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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£10

In this themed session Descart.es are very excited to welcome back model Andrea who will be recreating her own rendition of CLEOPATRA following the success of our themed GEISHA event last month. 2 hours, untutored life drawing, short & long poses! Admission £10 Book in advance on link  below ;) http://descart.es/lifedrawing Come draw with us! We have a lovely, untutored, casual group of new and regular members at our sessions. Some are upcoming professional artists, others are looking for some…

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Exhibition: Giapponese by Monjii

May 28, 2016.8:00 am-July 16, 2016.11:00 pm
DescARTes Gallery, 1 Matthews Yard
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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Monica, also known as monjii, was born in Tooting grew up in Croydon. Born to Italian parents, she has a zest for life and a great passion for food & art. Her father charmed her into photography from an early age & she became enchanted. However, in 2002 Monica’s interests were challenged when she lost the central sight in her left eye. Most of her vision was restored but with the fear of going blind still terrifying, she decided to…

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June 2016

Tempting Failure: FREE Walking & Drawing Workshop with Jonathan Polkest

June 2, 2016.11:30 am-5:00 pm
DescARTes Gallery, 1 Matthews Yard
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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This is a FREE workshop brought to you by Tempting Failure. The workshop is for those aged 11 - 16 with an interest in art or performance. You do not have to be the best artist or performer but just have an interest and desire to join in. The workshop will encourage you to develop your own sensitivities to the urban environment, creating stories through drawing and performance making. It commences with a one hour walk of discovery as we…

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Tempting Failure: Master of Your Heritage

June 4, 2016.12:00 pm-3:00 pm
DescARTes Gallery, 1 Matthews Yard
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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Master of Your Heritage - A FREE practical workshop This is a FREE workshop brought to you by Tempting Failure. The workshop is OPEN TO ALL, inclusive of diverse social and cultural backgrounds. Families are welcome as well as individuals. This workshop is for people who have no experience of performance, just have a desire to join in and share some stories over a meal. This workshop will focus on the sharing of stories about each participants' different countries and…

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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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September 2016

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

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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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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July 2017

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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