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Story image for "matthews yard" from Croydon Advertiser‘Unity protest’ in Croydon to support asylum seekers – recap
Croydon AdvertiserApr 8, 2017
The march will then carry on through the town centre towards Matthews Yard where there will be a number of speakers addressing the crowd.

 

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Inspired gets green light for Croydon resi schemes
Property Magazine InternationalMar 31, 2017
The new development, Scarbrook House, will add 42 much-needed homes in a vibrant town centre location moments from Matthews Yard and Surrey Street …

 

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Croydon Radio announces it will stop broadcasting this week
Croydon AdvertiserMar 29, 2017
Saif Bonar, the founder of Matthews Yard, said at the time he had kept Croydon Radio’s rent down as low as possible for as long as possible – adding that …

 

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Models take nude art classes to ‘whole new level’ with extreme …
Mirror.co.ukMar 24, 2017
Posing in the nude while being sketched by a bunch of strangers for life drawing classes wasn’t extreme for model Andrew Crayford. He decided he needed to …
Story image for "matthews yard" from Croydon Advertiser​The brave models who strip naked so Croydon artists can draw …
Croydon AdvertiserMar 24, 2017
Models from The Life Drawing Gymnasia have posed for artists at Matthews Yard in Croydon twice already and most recently, this month, they stripped off at …
Story image for "matthews yard" from Croydon AdvertiserPopular live music venue Hoodoo’s has left Matthews Yard and is …
Croydon AdvertiserMar 22, 2017
He added: “Unfortunately, Hoodoos has had to vacate the premises at short notice following an announcement by Matthews Yard that they will be operating …
Story image for "matthews yard" from The Croydon CitizenEvent report: Croydon Geek Con 2017
The Croydon CitizenMar 14, 2017
Two years ago, the Ship pub’s then bar manager, Rae Yates, took the pub, and with her pal Carl Rowland put on Shipcon 2015, a two day event celebrating all …
Story image for "matthews yard" from A Younger TheatreReview: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, Old Vic
A Younger TheatreMar 13, 2017
‘Almost everybody thinks of himself as a nobody. A cipher, not a cog.’ These are the nullifying, yet somewhat pertinent, words of playwright Tom Stoppard when …
Story image for "matthews yard" from The Croydon CitizenEvent review: The Bacon Killer at Theatre Utopia
The Croydon CitizenMar 9, 2017
Although a lot of soundproofing has been implemented since Matthews Yard first appeared, you can still hear the bands in the next room. With this kind of play, …
Story image for "matthews yard" from London Theatre 1Review of The Bacon Killer at Theatre Utopia
London Theatre 1Mar 5, 2017
The Bacon Killer Take a bit of The Play That Goes Wrong, add a dash of Noises Off, a soupçon of US TV series Police Squad but don’t add any bacon and …
Story image for "matthews yard" from The Croydon CitizenThe Elizabeth James Art Gallery and the creative arts in Upper …
The Croydon CitizenMar 3, 2017
… the first time, then a week and a bit later found myself attending one of her excellent charcoal drawing workshops at the Descartes Gallery in Matthews Yard.
Story image for "matthews yard" from Croydon Advertiser7 of the best places to go out in Croydon this week
Croydon AdvertiserFeb 25, 2017
Are you lost for ideas of what to get up to this weekend or wanting an activity to look forward to in Croydon in the week ahead? Whether you want to express your …
Story image for "matthews yard" from The Croydon CitizenCroydon’s cultural innovators
The Croydon CitizenFeb 24, 2017
Arriving at Matthews Yard, I’m on my way to meet a man who put on a play in what was then ‘the Matthews Yard studio’ and soon found himself being asked if he …
Story image for "matthews yard" from Croydon Advertiser​10 of the best places to have breakfast or brunch in and not far …
Croydon AdvertiserFeb 20, 2017
Whether its’s a lazy weekend morning after the night before or a midweek catch-up before work or after the school run, going out for breakfast is the trendy …
Story image for "matthews yard" from The Croydon CitizenEvent review: Rope, by the Croydon Operatic and Dramatic …
The Croydon CitizenFeb 20, 2017
Why are all of Croydon’s best theatre spaces in schools? Coloma, Trinity, Royal Russell. What is the point of young people having access to such fantastic …
Story image for "matthews yard" from Croydon Advertiser10 of the coolest things to do in Croydon this week
Croydon AdvertiserFeb 18, 2017
Hoodoo’s Open Mic Night at Matthews Yard, off Surrey Street on Wednesday (February 22) between 8pm and 11pm. Open to full bands (just bring your guitar …
Story image for "matthews yard" from The Croydon CitizenEVENT: #Croydon #TechCity – Thursday 16th February 7pm …
The Croydon CitizenFeb 13, 2017
It’s that time of the month again when Croydon’s tech scene comes out to play at and learns from local tech entrepreneurs! To attend this month’s Croydon Tech …
Story image for "matthews yard" from The Croydon CitizenCroydonites Festival of New Theatre reloaded, by its director
The Croydon CitizenFeb 6, 2017
They’ll be bringing their work Oral to the DescARTes Gallery in Matthews Yard. It’s a durational performance where ‘two girls play a three hour game of double …
Story image for "matthews yard" from The Croydon CitizenWarhol month is coming to Croydon
The Croydon CitizenFeb 3, 2017
Much of this has been a result of the hard work of RISE Gallery, whose owner Kevin Zuchowski-Morrison worked hard to persuade both building owners and the …
Story image for "matthews yard" from London Theatre 1Review of Wolf Meat at Theatre Utopia
London Theatre 1Feb 2, 2017
Experimental theatre company Wildheart & Lyrics’ take on the tale of Red Riding Hood is very, very different to the fairy story we’ve all grown up with. In Wolf …
Story image for "matthews yard" from Your Local GuardianCroydonites Festival presents GETINTHEBACKOFTHEVAN / Oral
Your Local GuardianJan 29, 2017
GETINTHEBACKOFTHEVAN creates experimental devised performance for a variety of environments on and o stage. Their ‘broken- genre’ work sits at a …
Story image for "matthews yard" from The Croydon CitizenFollowing Fairfield Path
The Croydon CitizenJan 27, 2017
The idea first surfaced after I’d been contemplating some old maps of Croydon for a now-forgotten purpose. Whatever that purpose was, I almost certainly did …
Story image for "matthews yard" from The Croydon CitizenCroydon’s Best Independent Café 2016: The award goes to…
The Croydon CitizenJan 26, 2017
For the last few months we’ve been asking you to tell us about your favourite independent Croydon café; the place you like to hang out, chill out, meet friends, …
Story image for "matthews yard" from The Croydon Citizen#CroydonLitFest: Who wants to help put on Croydon’s first literary …
The Croydon CitizenJan 23, 2017
Across the borough, scores of reading groups have formed – most notably, Waterstones runs a weekly reading group in Matthews Yard – and there are also …
Story image for "matthews yard" from Your Local GuardianCroydonites Festival presents Jamal Harewood / The Privileged
Your Local GuardianJan 20, 2017
Have you ever seen a polar bear in the flesh? Been close enough to notice just how white these magnificent mammals are? Remove your shoes, coats and …
Story image for "matthews yard" from The Croydon CitizenI’m on the side of change
The Croydon CitizenJan 10, 2017
RISE Gallery is still a creative focal point in town, as is the much loved and respected Matthews Yard; and TURF are still running creative workshops and …
Story image for "matthews yard" from Croydon AdvertiserStars of BBC comedy Uncle film new series in Croydon
Croydon AdvertiserDec 30, 2016
Award-winning BBC comedy Uncle is returning to our television screens this week and eagle-eyed viewers in Croydon will recognise many of the locations used …
Story image for "matthews yard" from The Croydon CitizenEvent review: ‘Mr Mineshaft’ at Theatre Utopia, Thursday 15th …
The Croydon CitizenDec 21, 2016
… seen shows there before and indeed having chaired the Citizen’s 2015 election debate on its stage (back when it was simply ‘the Matthews Yard studio’).
Story image for "matthews yard" from The Croydon CitizenCroydon Tech City 2016: a year in review
The Croydon CitizenDec 21, 2016
March saw The Exchange Workspace behind Matthews Yard open. The workspace is the least expensive in central Croydon, and offers everything from fixed …
Excellent Venue
@aesmith1312
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Excellent Venue, a friendly and relaxed place, where you are never rushed or hurried to finish up
Hotbed of talent
Hotbed of talent
John Wilkie
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A lovely place – a hotbed of talent. A lot of exciting things happening here – great to see wonderful theatre at a reasonable price, also great for food and to hang out.
Friendly
Rachael Power
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Loved our experience here. Place is friendly and welcoming with amazing staff.
Off the chain
Prabhath P
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The staff are delightful, the service is exceptional and the cakes are off the chain
I love Matthews Yard
laulie5
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I love Matthews Yard. I have spent many a long day here writing up my PhD thesis.
Great Value
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really nice relaxed atmosphere. amazing value and the staff are super nice!
Absolute Gem
Glass Moon Theatre Company
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This is an absolute gem of a space not just to perform in but also hang around in
Every town should have one
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I absolutely love it and all the charm it exudes. The food is great, the ambience relaxing, the staff are lovely and the events it holds are amazing. I truly wish every town and village had its own Matthews Yard. Go. You won’t be disappointed.
Trendy. Tasty. Good Looking.
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Love it. Trendy. Tasty. Good looking.
Best place to hang out
Deloris Daniels
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Such a great place to hang out, and the food is amazing
New York, Greenwich Village
Nick R
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Think, New York, Greenwich Village 1974. Very relaxed and friendly.
The most interesting venue
PhilWCroydon
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The most interesting venue Croydon currently has to offer
Unparalleled
Unparalleled
The Croydon Citizen
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The precedent Matthews Yard has set for rejuvenating disused spaces within Croydon is unparalleled
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