Croydon council are inviting anyone interested in helping shape the range of culture on offer in Croydon to a discussion evening on Tuesday (July 8th).
The event will be held in the community space at Bernard Wetherill House in Mint Walk, central Croydon. It will be hosted by Cllr Timothy Godfrey, Croydon’s cabinet member for culture, leisure and sport, who will outline how culture is central to the council’s ‘Ambitious for Croydon’ vision.
Cllr Godfrey and his deputy, Cllr Oliver Lewis, will also be using the evening to encourage guests to share their own views and generate new ideas, said a Croydoin council spokesman.
“These will be built into a plan which is being developed with a view to boosting the range and quality of cultural events staged in the borough.
“There will be presentations from speakers representing the existing diverse cultural offer in the borough in addition to a frank and open opportunity to listen to Croydon residents and organisations.”
Cllr Godfrey said: “We’re ambitious for Croydon with a vision to see the borough established as a genuine destination for both visual and performing arts.
“We have some great spaces for exhibitions, theatre, music and dance and we have a wealth of local talent plus the opportunity to build on what we already have to ensure we have a vibrant, exciting and diverse cultural offering that is attractive to people from across Croydon and further afield.
“Nobody is pretending this will be an easy task to achieve, but we’re absolutely determined to unlock Croydon’s potential over the next few years.”
The venue has limited capacity and due to the expected popularity of the event booking in advance is recommended, although not compulsory
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6pm for 6.30pm