I want to create a space accessible to the the lower class creatives, a space where you can rock up hire the use of an available easel, graphic tablet, sewing machine etc for an hour at a time and crack on, no weekly or monthly commitment. no having to find rent money in order to practice your craft. because lets face it, whats affordable to middle class England is not affordable to all.
somewhere the most creative members of society can harness and grow their skills without breaking the bank, A hub for urban deprived youth to engage and channel their creative energy in a social atmosphere, with a side serving of coffee/juice.
offering a mix of affordable and free workshops based around the arts, opportunities to showcase work through exhibitions, free figurative drawing sessions. and live performance ,
Since 2006 we - Cellar Door - have worked with an array of musicians such as Basement Jaxx, Wiley, Tinie Tempah, Katy B, Mike Skinner, Skepta and Wide Awake as well as home grown talent including Stormzy. Being from Croydon, we have become disillusioned over the lack of world class facilities to support the music talent in the borough. By speaking to up and coming artists we see there is a desperate need for world class music recording facilities. This is exactly what we will deliver for Croydon. It is our ambition to develop a space that is accessible to all and facilitates a unique environment where artists can develop their music with the support an in-house studio manager. We will also form partnerships with existing facilities such as BRIT School and Croydon College amongst others, to champion Croydon as one of London’s most exciting destinations for music production. It is our ambitions to improve the profile of Croydon & help reinvigorate the creative economy in the borough.
Flickworks Community Cinema will offer a permanent cinema space for South Norwood residents, providing regular access to quality independent and mainstream film seven days a week.
We want to build a cinema with an auditorium of around 75 seats. Our film curation will be shaped by the community and will be reflective of the local demographic. Alongside a diverse programme of first-run films, we will run specialised screenings for families, schools, parents and babies, the over 60s and hard-of-hearing.
We believe that cinema should be part of everyday life, not just a luxury for those that can afford it. To help us welcome in the wider community, we want to create an affordable pricing structure, with subsided tickets at off-peak times and concessionary memberships for the low-waged.
We are still searching for the perfect venue, but in the meantime we are keen to get cracking with raising money for those really important things - projector, screen, seats and an awesome sound system.
We are a Team of Event Organisers, DJs and Party Planners with Full DBS Checks, we have been doing this on a small scale for the past 4 years and look to establish this project on a larger scale inviting more people to join in the fun.
Our aim for the Children would be to encourage exercise, develop social skills, Inspire future potential winners in sport, Promote Fair play and competitiveness.
Our aim for the Adults would be to Build long lasting bonds with their children, and with the increased presence of Social Media, Ipad/Tablets and TV slowly impeding on Parent Child interaction we feel this is a very key mission statement.
We also plan to serve food and drinks at this event in a BBQ style fashion, with music and a great atmosphere.
Croydon’s resident orchestra, London Mozart Players are commissioning An Anthem for Peace to be launched at Croydon’s first Festival of Peace.
For the WW1 centenary, LMP will be commissioning a classical composer to create a modern-day anthem which can be played, rapped, sung, remixed or sampled by musicians of all abilities, ages, genres and backgrounds.
Croydon’s first Festival of Peace takes its inspiration from the power of the arts to touch, inspire and uplift communities. As a borough, we have found creative ways to stand together after the riots, the tram crash and the more recent assault on an asylum seeker. The festival will be a space for our community to reflect on what peace means to us and to join together in a vibrant, colourful, multi-cultural celebration.
Schools, choirs, orchestras, bands, rappers, artists etc from across Croydon will be invited to perform the Anthem at the festival's centre piece community day in Park Hill in Croydon in June 2018.
STUDIO CROYDON aims to set up as an arts and creative space, with proceeds from renting out art studios, selling produce in the on-site cafe and shop funding an ongoing programme of free workshops and tutorials for those on the social deprived list. In initial phases STUDIO CROYDON will function as an informal community educational environment with the hope of developing a more formal learning setting, resulting in NVQ qualifications and on-the-job skills that participants can use to start their own independent businesses and transfer skills into employment. To do this STUDIO CROYDON requires a funding injection to take over an unused building in Croydon and transform it into a hive of arts and cultural activities.
<b>This project is awaiting final venue confirmation. In the unlikely event, this is not secured, no money will be taken from backers.</b>