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December 2015

Blueprint to Blogging course

December 16, 2015.7:00 pm-8:00 pm
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DescARTes Gallery, 1 Matthews Yard
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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In my 6 week Blueprint to Blogging course I'll be teaching you: How to create an unforgettable blog and brand and live it every day so that your ideal readers are instantly drawn to you How to zero in on your audience and create content that they are gagging for so that they do all of your marketing for you Where to find brands that are willing to pay you to write blogs about them and how to approach them…

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Super Badass Bloody Mary Competition

December 20, 2015.12:00 pm-6:00 pm
The Cafe @ Matthews Yard, 1 Matthews Yard, Off Surrey Street
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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Welcome to the first in a series of monthly Sunday, Bloody Mary competitions! FREE ENTRY! Hosted by the fabulous Street Cocktails, we'll be taking on entries from anyone who's badass, and pitting them in head-to-head battles for our panel of judges. There'll be the Steet Cocktails bar, awesome Djs, super awards, tension, tears and cheers, in this most excellent art-space. A small YouTube series will be made from this to promote whoever's contributing., and document the glorious wildness. Think Master…

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January 2016

Exhibition: The Story of Faces by Nicky Nicholls

January 9, 2016.10:00 am-March 6, 2016.5:00 pm
DescARTes Gallery, 1 Matthews Yard
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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Nicky Nicholl's comes to Matthews Yard Nicky was horribly abused as a child and growing up. Homeless, drunk, raped and roaming the streets at a young age, Nicky later turned to art and explored the world and the youth denied to her through her paintings, a journey she still documents and paints to this day at seventy years old. Although Nicky suffered a truly traumatic childhood, one that would cause anyone distress to recount, her life today is based on so…

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Discussing Islam

January 21, 2016.7:00 pm-9:00 pm
The Exchange Workspace, Exchange Square, 6 Scarbrook Road
Croydon, CR0 1UH United Kingdom
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Free entry! 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) so come and learn about muslims and get answers to the questions that you’ve perhaps never been able to get…

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February 2016
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Chinese New Year: Lantern Painting

February 6, 2016.12:00 pm-February 7, 2016.10:00 pm
The Exchange Workspace, Exchange Square, 6 Scarbrook Road
Croydon, CR0 1UH United Kingdom
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  The installation of the Phoenix artwork by Hale Man at Fairfield Halls is a catalyst for a large Chinese New Year celebration, joined up with a dynamic arts programme and parade throughout central Croydon. DescART.es invites you to our gallery at Matthews Yard for watercolour lantern painting for those that wish to paint and adorn their lanterns with traditional riddles and designs in the daytime with music to get you inspired. Children must have a guardian, and this event…

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March 2016

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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The God Particle

March 17, 2016.3:00 pm-4:00 pm
Theatre Utopia @ Matthews Yard, 1 Matthews Yard
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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A scientist and vicar walk into a bar... A quantum physicist and a vicar walk into a bar. Joining forces to solve a perplexing mystery, they discover the real meaning of faith, knowledge, love and the importance of keeping an open mind. The God Particle is a romantic comedy with a hint of sci-fi from award-winning co-writer of BBC1’s Miranda, BBC3’s Bluestone 42 and Radio 4’s Another Case of Milton Jones. It’s deep, smart, and very funny. “...moments of great hilarity...  quite simply a…

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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 God Particle

April 16, 2016.7:30 pm-8:30 pm
Theatre Utopia @ Matthews Yard, 1 Matthews Yard
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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A scientist and vicar walk into a bar... A quantum physicist and a vicar walk into a bar. Joining forces to solve a perplexing mystery, they discover the real meaning of faith, knowledge, love and the importance of keeping an open mind. The God Particle is a romantic comedy with a hint of sci-fi from award-winning co-writer of BBC1’s Miranda, BBC3’s Bluestone 42 and Radio 4’s Another Case of Milton Jones. It’s deep, smart, and very funny. “...moments of great hilarity...  quite simply a…

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TEMPTING FAILURE: Performance Festival

April 30, 2016.8:00 am-5:00 pm

Tempting Failure has announced its return to London for its Fifth Anniversary festival, TF2016 and we are thrilled to confirm that Matthews Yard will be involved. Tempting Failure is a festival of international performance art and noise art from some of the most exciting artists around the world.  Their unique work explores themes of risk, while often challenging preconceptions of what performance can be and this year will respond to the provocation, In-Utero. TF2016 runs across a host of London venues from the…

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May 2016

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 Soundhoppers Workshop

June 2, 2016.10:00 am-12:00 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 AND - Wajid Yaseen & Helen Frosi. The workshop is for those aged 5 - 10 with an interest in art, music or performance. You do not have to be the best performer but just have an interest and desire to join in. This is a two hour morning sound and listening workshop, aimed at families with children aged between 5-11 years old. The sessions aim to encourage careful…

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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

Discussing Islam

July 21, 2016.7:00 pm-8:30 pm
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 For dates and to Book, click here 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)…

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Tempting Failure 2016: *SOLD OUT* Day 1 – Private View

July 21, 2016.7:30 pm-9:30 pm
Matthews Yard, 1 Matthews Yard, Off Surrey Street
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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The private view will feature an exclusive performance by: Anthony Elliott & Wajid Yaseen - CrossingLines ‘CrossingLines’ is an improvised vocal and sound-drawing performance involving Wajid Yaseen's experiments in extended vocal techniques with Anthony Elliott's sculpture-sound-printing rheostat to explore a balance between all-gate square wave generators that allow on-off vocal input. A contrast in frequency and sound texture generated by the two performers and two systems will be suspended between the systematic and the unplanned. www.wajidyaseen.com & www.elliottart.co.uk Additionally, the private…

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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…

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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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February 2017

Croydon Tech City Social

February 2.6:30 pm-10:00 pm
Matthews Yard, 1 Matthews Yard, Off Surrey Street
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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Come on down and socialise with the local tech & entrepreneurial scene from 6.30pm onwards. No speakers or agenda - just come and socialise with other cool startups and techies in the cafe-bar space at Matthews Yard. The Croydon Tech City Socials take place on the first Thursday of every month, free and open to all. http://croydontechcity.com/    

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Startup Europe Week

February 7.5:30 pm-7:30 pm
Theatre Utopia, 1 Matthews Yard, off Surrey Street Market
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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Startup Europe Week is an initiative implemented by SEW and promoted by the European Commission and Startup Europe with Bame Means Business acting as the London Co-Organizer Over the last decade, many global initiatives have been created to celebrate entrepreneurship. Typically, such events follow the Silicon Valley format (keynote motivational speeches, networking sessions etc). But Europe is different and requires something more when it comes to celebrating entrepreneurship to meet its peculiarities. Regional diversity and local policy making still play…

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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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