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The Forgotten Children – Mon 17 July 2017 19:30 – 22:30

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Thornton Heath Arts Week presents the Wild Pictures documentary film “The Forgotten Children” in an evening to include talk and discussion about the migration crisis.

Scratchley Hall, 83 Brigstock Road, Thornton Heath, CR7 7JH

The Forgotten Children follows the heart-breaking stories of refugee orphans across Europe. Governments have moved many of the children into state run camps and closed the doors to journalists. This film gives a voice to the children and hears their disturbing stories of suffering and survival.

forgotten children

Contributors to the evening will include: a representative from Migrant Help, the charity working at Brigstock House, a hostel for asylum seekers in our community; Mitra Djalili, a singer and resident of Thornton Heath and refugee from Iran; the story of Barak a fifteen year old refugee from Syria as told to Georgia Mancio; and Ian Shaw talking on misunderstandings surrounding displacement (with emphasis on unaccompanied children in Europe) with a Q&A session. Since several of the contributors are singers there will also be some music too!

The evening is designed to be informative and to help toward a better understanding of the issues surrounding the migration crisis, especially in regards to children.

There will also be a collection for the charity Migrant Help’s destitution fund which helps asylum seekers emergency needs, and ideas for ways to contribute to help within the local community.

Lantern Making and Carols in Grangewood Park Sat. 10th

Lantern Making and Carols in Grangewood Park Sat. 10th


Saturday 10th Dec.
Grangewood Park
Indoors in our mural painted hut, by the children’s playground.
All ages £4
…and then join in with the Christmas carols in the evening 6pm, by the light of your lantern!
Please book to avoid disappointment
0787 377 6457


Thornton Heath Arts Week

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The posh English avant garde meets Frankfurt School in Thornton Heath library?!

JIP Ed 2014 rehearsal still This is the most unlikely art event ever to be promoted in Thornton Heath…  A theatre event about the life of Derek Jarman the indie film-maker who died in 1994 aged 52. The theatre group is called ‘Project Adorno’Theodor Adorno was a German critical theorist who died in 1969 and was part of the Frankfurt School before the Nazi’s shut it down. He was critical of the mass media and thought art was the only place where critical thinking was possible. Having read the Wikipedia pages linked above you’ll have all the background you need and probably much more, for all I know. The LIVE PERFORMANCE with original songs, films and stuff by Project Adorno is at Thornton Heath Library on Wednesday 11th February at 7pm to 9pm. Tickets are free to collect in person from the library. Go Get ’em! Oh, it is called “Jarman In Pieces”

Did anyone go? What was it like?

TURF project in Thornton Heath


Saturday the 28th February – meet at Thornton Heath station 11.30 or 14.30 for a two hour tour…
‘The Stones of Croydon workshops are based on John Ruskin’s principles outlined in ‘The Stones of Venice’ and are intended “not for the training of artists, but of people, who, by following the class, ‘might see greater beauties than they had hitherto seen in nature and in art, and thereby gain more pleasure in life’”.
Each fortnightly class is led by different professionals from various fields from art, design and architecture to religion and literature, and will encourage participants to explore the rudiments of drawing technique through discovery & observation; hopefully learning more about the area along the way.
Report from the 28th “Very disappointed that we were told at the station when we arrived at 11am that we would have to take a bus to Crystal Palace to sketch the dinosaurs on the rain!  We felt this was an insult to Thornton Heath as if there was nothing worth drawing here! Surely the whole point is to do this project were we live and want to celebrate?!  The TURF organiser (unpaid) said they would try to organise something in the future. In all four of us decided not to take the 450. Three or four others went along with it.
I was really looking forward to this…So I’m really fed-up.”
Follow TURF projects on facebook & twitter for more upcoming dates in Norwood and Selhurst!
For all enquiries please contact: Aoife Flynn at

Thornton Heath artists’ collective show

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Heath Invite


Heath Collective is a group of visual artists living and working in Thornton Heath,

‘Heath Collective’ has emerged organically from the very first Thornton Heath Arts Week (THAW) which took place in the Summer of 2014.  We were each unaware of one another’s existence in our local area until THAW brought us all together. We are surprised and delighted to have discovered each other and such a wealth of talent and enthusiasm right on our doorsteps. This has led to our first joint exhibition as ‘Heath Collective’.

Amongst us are painters, photographers, sculptors, filmmakers, textile and environmental artists.

On display here at Matthews Yard is a selection of work from the following artists:


Karen Barnett

Julie Beresford

Anne Davies

Jess Gell

Jackie Morrison

Kelly Quintyne