New heritage engagement programme!

We’re pleased to announce that we have launched a heritage engagement programme at Stanley Arts, generously funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. The programme celebrates the people, past and present, who have shaped South Norwood as we approach our 120th anniversary at Stanley Arts.

We invite people to share their memories, connect with the community and learn about local history through our series of heritage engagement events throughout the year.

Come by for anything from a quick look around an exhibition to a full family day out. Drop in on memory mapping events to share your stories, or get your hands dirty in our historic herb garden. Inclusivity is at the heart of our programme, and our new accessible refurbishments have opened up more of our historic building to the public so we can welcome everyone!

The programme includes:

Thursday 2nd June – Saturday 10th July Croydon through the lens of Charles Harrison Price (exhibition)

Tuesday 7th June Exhibition talk and building tour: William Stanley and his halls

Sunday 19th June Stanley’s Missing Paintings – Family Crafts

Saturday 25th June Exhibition talk: Postcards from Croydon – featuring the work of Charles Harrison Price

Saturday 2nd July Stanley Stories Community Festival this event will include:

Trash or Treasure junk modelling, Memory Mapping, Historic Herbs in partnership with Kew Gardens and Stanley Sharing open mic night.  

Saturday 16th July The Stanley Arts Players – Children’s Drama Workshops

For more information on our latest events or to see our ever growing list of events, check out our What’s On page under the ‘Heritage’ tag.

Crossed fingers logo with text to the side saying, made possible with Heritage Fund

Two women dancing together in the Stanley Hall. They are embracing each other and the woman facing the camera wears a purple top and a purple headband. A woman looking at a group of photos from the Charles Harrison Price photography exhibition in the gallery Families enjoying a crown making craft workshop in the gallery
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