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QUEER JOY – Opening Night

Bold Mellon Collective are incredibly excited to host our first event here at Stanley Arts as part of our residency week during this year’s Croydon Pride! Come and join us for some QUEER ART VIBES as we launch our exhibition ‘QUEER JOYin theme with our show ‘BELINDA.

Come through for our opening night with artist talks, canapes and drinks, cosy live music and a short, creative life-drawing session. We welcome all levels, so don’t worry if you’re new to this! Come and celebrate Croydon Pride Week with a taste of Bold Mellon spirit!

Additional info/Requirements: Let us know in advance if you have any access requirements for the event/location. Please bring your own sketchbooks (maximum size A3), pencils, pens, charcoal, anything you would like to draw with! Please note, there will not be enough space in the venue for easels, so we are sticking to sketchbooks so there is space for everyone to draw around the tables.

About Bold Mellon Collective:

Bold Mellon are a collective of multidisciplinary artists dedicated to delivering deliciously dynamic art which celebrates underrepresented queer voices.

In the past year, Bold Mellon have SOLD OUT 2 performances of their debut production ‘Searching for Belinda’ and 2 Scratch Shows of new queer works at Above the Stag. They have worked and collaborated with GoodBadMad, Lyric Hammersmith, Runt of the Litter, The Raze Collective, Ants Theatre, Patch Plays, NDT Broadgate, Migrants in Theatre, The EtceteraTheatre,The Others and MYST Productions.

Quotes from audience members and event participants/queer artists:

“Such an amazingly supportive and inclusive night. It’s great that Bold Mellon are so committed to providing a space for creativity and experimentation as well as room to fail. A truly invaluable experience” 

“Feels like I might just have found my people.” 

“It was a wonderful celebration of love, talent, and support. I felt so empowered and inspired.” 

“So beautifully curated and the atmosphere was electric.”