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Cardew Brothers at SNAF this Saturday!

Cardew Brothers: Walter Cardew (electric guitar, composer), Horace Cardew (tenor saxophone)

Saturday 7th November 2015; 12 noon, live set at South Norwood Baptist Church, 2 Oliver Ave, London, SE25 6TY
as part of their participation in South Norwood Arts Festival.

South Norwood Arts Festival logoOriginal duets plus some well known standards arranged for electric guitar and tenor saxophone

Horace & Walter Cardew
Above: Horace Cardew tries to explain the benefits of sobriety and self-sufficiency to an Unfortunate Fellow, April 2014

Horace Cardew (tenor saxophone)
Walter Cardew (guitar)


Local boys Krept & Konan make it into the Big Big Time

Local Mobo winners put Thornton Heath onto ITV2

How many stars can Thornton Heath put up into the chart sky?!? has 21 Million views!

Some deeper darker background…”This is my story….” song from 2013

‘The Long Way Home’  the documentary from earlier this year

Interview with Plastician aka Chris Reed from Thornton Heath


Excellent interview with Thornton Heath born n bred Dubstep and Grime musician – here

“EDM is to underground music what the X Factor is to mainstream music. They pick up the potential, and pump money into it at the cost of all integrity, and ride the money train as long as they possibly can. It’s a huge business, and sadly for me, there’s only so much business I like to get involved with. It’s hard to appeal to the masses without selling a part of your soul to the devil. You need to find the right balance and just hope that you can build your own following without having to bow to the demands of the powers that be in the EDM world.”

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?

Stormzy hits the Big Time – Congratulations from your neighbours!

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Thornton Heath rapper Stormzy third in big 2015 poll

From the Croydon Advertiser  |  Posted: January 07, 2015


“A STORMZ A’ BREWIN’: Thornton Heath rapper Stormzy is tipped to make it big by the BBC this year. A GRIME artist from Croydon looks set to take the country by storm after coming third in BBC’s Sound of 2015 poll.  Stormzy, 21, from Thornton Heath, appeared on the Radio One breakfast show this morning to hear the news from Huw Stephens.  He is the only unsigned artist from the longlist of 15 and will have his track Know Me From played throughout the day.  Stormzy will appear again on Zane Lowe’s show on Radio One from 7pm tonight.”

 STORMZY track about domestic violence below:

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Support Thornton Heath Arts Week! The First!

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Thornton Heath Arts Week – July 19 to 25th 2014

From fashion design with recycled products to classical jazz, Thornton Heath Arts Week aims to profile the vast array of artistic talent in the area. From July 19 to 25 2014 residents of Thornton Heath will display their work at a variety of venues in this part of Croydon. (See recent blog for programme)

Planned and led by local residents, organisations, schools and businesses will profile their activities, individuals will be given a platform to display their talents in local venues and local people will learn of opportunities to access opportunities to take part in the arts within Thornton Heath.

The week will begin with an afternoon of celebration at the Thornton Heath leisure centre and the concourse of Ambassador House with the activities publicised through a website designed and maintained by local people.

In January we will begin to map out the activities and connect individual artists with potential venues. This map will be profiled by a dedicated website page and organisations will be invited to add to this in coming months. All are invited to contribute so we look forward to hearing from you.

We are holding a planning meeting at 6pm on Wednesday 14 th January 2014 at the Healthy LIving Centre at Thornton Heath Leisure Centre.

If you require further information please do not hesitate to contact us.

Karen Barnett