Our Croydon: Public Programmes

Alongside curated exhibitions, we are offering a free and accessible series of public events dedicated to the community archiving and storymaking, and based on the themes of shared heritage and personal legacy as explored throughout the Our Croydon project.

These events include a screening of Our Croydon’s Legacy film & conversation with filmmaker Nina Mdwaba, an open talk & theatre workshop with Racheal Nanyonjo -Co-Creator/ Director of Recognition, and listening and scoremaking workshop with Our Croydon commissioned artist felix taylor.

We hope that this series of events offers something for everyone in the wider community to enjoy and take part in.

  • Saturday 2 December 2023 - How to Start? - a Public Talk and Theatre Workshop with Rachael Nanyonjo - Co-Creator and Director of Recognition.

    This 2-hour practical workshop will explore a range of theatrical games, devising tools and movement-based storytelling using the question of 'how to start?' as a jumping off point when thinking about making new work. The event starts off with a talk featuring Rachael Nanyonjo Co-Creator and Director of Recognition and hosted by Talawa’s New Work Producer David Gilbert. In their conversation they will address the process of creating the play Recognition, in which the story of Samuel Taylor Coleridge features, bringing to light the rich legacy of Black Classical music in Britain. The talk will also explore creative ways to honour and remember those who have gone before us, by drawing upon the resources of the archive to celebrate the legacies of Black Artistry.

    BSL Interpreters will be onsite for this event.

    Time: 14:00-17:00

    Venue: Talawa Studio, Fairfield Halls, Park Lane, Croydon CR0 1JD

  • Saturday 9 December 2023 - Ways of Listening & Score Making with felix taylor

    Artist felix taylor will lead a workshop exploring different modes of listening and graphic score making. The session will encourage participants to think about their own musical tastes and experiences, as well as exploring the music of Croydon composer Samuel Coleridge Taylor. Through these explorations, the workshop will make composers of all participants, musically aligned or not. Together, the group will then write and perform their own graphic scores inspired by experimental composers and the furthest reaches of modern music.

    Time: 14:00-16:00

    Venue: Turf Projects, Whitgift Centre, 46-47 Trinity Court, Croydon CR0 1UQ

  • Friday 17 November 2023 : Special reception and screening of Our Croydon’s Legacy film & conversation with filmmaker Nina Mdwaba

    Join us for a special reception and screening of Our Croydon’s film Legacy. Followed by a conversation and Q&A with artist/filmmaker Nina Mdwaba.

    Directed by Nina Mdwaba - Legacy is a short creative documentary film that honours the stories of the group of Caribbean Elders who took part in Talawa’s Our Croydon project in the summer of 2023.

    Time: 18:00-20:00

    Venue: Talawa Studio, Fairfield Halls, Park Lane, Croydon CR0 1JD

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