Alongside a series of free and accessible public events dedicated to the community archiving and storymaking, the Our Croydon project featured four curated exhibitions at Croydon Clocktower, Talawa Theatre Studio, Stanley Arts and Turf Projects from November-December 2023.

Central to Our Croydon was a collaboration with a Caribbean Elders group who participated in creative archiving workshops over a three-month period. Guided by themes of well-known and lesser-known people and places local to Croydon, community participants identified personal stories they wanted to share. The stories that emerged from these community workshops have been creatively archived and documented in a new film work by Nina Mdwaba showing at Talawa Studio. These community stories have also provided inspiration for new commissioned works by local artists - a photography and text installation by Jeremiah Brown showing at Stanley Arts, an audio installation by felix taylor showing at Turf Projects.

Image Credit: Sam Nightingale

Our Croydon Exhibitions

Our Croydon was a project led by Talawa Theatre Company in partnership with Museum of Croydon and Stanley Arts, part of London Borough of Culture.

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