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Croydon Life Drawing

All abilities and ages [18+] welcome. . These independent workshops are aimed at beginners and the more advanced. You don’t have to be an ‘artist’. Cowork with like-minded individuals, at your own pace. We usually change our model every week and they are free to pose how they wish. We welcome feedback and input from …

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Croydon Life Drawing

All abilities and ages [18+] welcome. . These independent workshops are aimed at beginners and the more advanced. You don’t have to be an ‘artist’. Cowork with like-minded individuals, at your own pace. We usually change our model every week and they are free to pose how they wish. We welcome feedback and input from …

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Croydon Life Drawing

All abilities and ages [18+] welcome! These independent workshops are aimed at beginners and the more advanced. You don’t have to be an ‘artist’. Cowork with like-minded individuals, at your own pace. We usually change our model every week and they are free to pose how they wish. We welcome feedback and input from all …

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MY Sunday Social

Chilled out DJ set on Sundays in the cafe. Chilled out vibes, and free for all to enjoy. Every first Sunday of the month. More details soon, it’s going to be a regular.

Croydon Life Drawing

All abilities and ages [18+] welcome. Take some time out for you. These independent workshops are aimed at beginners and the more advanced. You don’t have to be an ‘artist’. Cowork with like-minded individuals, at your own pace. We usually change our model every week and they are free to pose how they wish. We …

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Live Comedy @ Matthews Yard

Matthew’s Yard Comedy Club presents 2 live comedy shows in 1 night. Friday 7th August 8pm-10:30pm Tickets: £7 or £5 for concessions and Members.  Headlined by John Gordillo “Gordillo is an inspiration, a consummate performer with an amazing talent, passion and intellect. If you are after cheap, silly laughs avoid this, but if you want …

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Equiano and Black Abolitionists

Saturday 27 June.  2-5pm Olaudah Equiano, Ottobah Cuguano and Ignatius Sancho were British based African campaigners against the slave trade and slavery in the late 18thC.  This afternoon of talks explores their lives and work. Brycchan Carey: Olaudah Equiano and the Black Abolitionists: An Overview Arthur Torrington: The Life and Times of Ignatius Sancho Martin …

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The Thomas Clifford Show

The Thomas Clifford Show is a heart-warming frolic through celebrity culture withthe help of Thomas Clifford, as he celebrates the 10th anniversary of his show with a group of special guests who really are larger than life. It integrates games, audience interaction and improvisation as this fast-paced satire invites the audience to join in on this hour-long …

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CSoA : 2nd Year exhibition

Second year students from Croydon school of Art’s BA fine art course will be displaying their final pieces in a group exhibition at Matthews Yard Cafe space in the centre of Croydon. There will also be an opportunity to buy work at the exhibition, and an occasional pop  up shop. A great chance to support the …

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Books over Brunch

Books over Brunch will meet on Sunday at 11am every 4-6 weeks . The venue will vary but will always be in easy reach of central Croydon. Our philosophy is to identify books from a variety of cultures and original languages. From this we can discuss common themes.

META METHOD : Greta Citronaite

The Meta Method exhibition consists of a series of small sculptural pieces, which have been framed for presentation at Matthew’s Yard. The materials used in the creation of these artworks are mostly discarded pieces of junk such as computer parts, material samples and old jewellery. The creative process is experimental, very few of the artworks …

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Trade Winds international Choir

Trade Winds are an international choir group that have kindly volunteered their Sunday to sing for us all, for an intimate fundraiser for Matthews Yard, a well-loved community space in Croydon at the end of March. Come and enjoy the wonderful international choir singing and cafe ambience, a great opportunity to find out about all the …

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