• Floor Mosaic outside South Norwood Library

    Lawrence Rd 2006 Creative

    This is a floor mosaic celebrating local heritage and community. It was developed by local people with the assistance of Tamara Froud and the Art Mosaic Design team. A large number of workshops were held engaging local school children and community members. They were taught the process of mosaic and collaborated to make the designs into colourful murals.

    A wide range of people engaged with the project to create the mosaic that shared ideas about the past and the present in South Norwood. The project was begun in November 2005 and completed in April 2006. An opening celebration was held on 29thApril 2006. The overall project was funded by Awards for All, Community Builders Fund and Croydon Council.

    Tamara Froud has undertaken many collaborative artworks with local communities. She has won awards, and worked internationally as a mosaic artist and educator. She is currently the president at British Association of Modern Mosaic (BAMM).

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  • Norwood Pottery Buildings

    Stanger Road 2021 Creative

    The pottery building, Inspired by local landmarks are made out of clay and fired in an urn. They represent three of the most prolific buildings in South Norwood, Stanley Halls, The Local Library and the Samuel Coleridge Taylor building.

    Beth Mander is local to South Norwood, She is a ceramic artist and pottery teacher based at The Paxton Centre opposite Crystal Palace Train Station. She runs a cafe, bar, events space and art Gallery.

    She runs regular workshops introducing people to pottery as well as other courses designed for returning learners. Artists can use various glazes, tools and resources available to expand their pottery knowledge.

    Find out more:

    Link to the Paxton Centre: https://www.thepaxtoncentre.co.uk/pottery

     

     

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  • Norwood Pottery Buildings

    Stanger Road 2021 Creative

    The pottery building, Inspired by local landmarks are made out of clay and fired in an urn. They represent three of the most prolific buildings in South Norwood, Stanley Halls, The Local Library and the Samuel Coleridge Taylor building.

    Beth Mander is local to South Norwood, She is a ceramic artist and pottery teacher based at The Paxton Centre opposite Crystal Palace Train Station. She runs a cafe, bar, events space and art Gallery.

    She runs regular workshops introducing people to pottery as well as other courses designed for returning learners. Artists can use various glazes, tools and resources available to expand their pottery knowledge.

    Find out more:

    Link to the Paxton Centre: https://www.thepaxtoncentre.co.uk/pottery

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  • Felted Clocktower Face

    S Norwood Hill 2021 Creative

    This clocktower face was inspired by the famous land mark in South Norwood. Created for a workshop to inspire local young people to make their own clock faces.

    Kate Runs The Sewcial Circle which is part place to socialise and create work and part online shop

    Link to Kate’s Website: https://thesewcialcircle.com/pages/about-us

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  • Norwood Clocktower faces

    Station Road 2021 Creative

    In December 2021 as part of the Clocktower Market local potter Designer Maker Katie Mitchell worked with the Inventing South Norwood team to help local residents attending the Market to come up with there own versions of the Clocktower Face in South Norwood. These designs were made so they could be hung up on their Christmas trees.

     

     

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  • South Norwood Clay Front Doors

    South Norwood Clocktower Market 2021 Creative

    In October 2021 as part of the Clocktower Market local potter Beth Mander worked with the Inventing South Norwood team to help local residents attending the Market to come up with clay front doors inspired by ones they have seen in South Norwood. Some were inspired by their own front doors while others picked an architectural feature they liked and recreated that.

     

     

     

     

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  • The Sensible Garden

    54 High Street 2014 Creative

    In early 2014 collaborative volunteer groups with overseeing and networking by former South Norwood councillor Jane Avis set to cleaning up a notorious fly tip site on South Norwood High St opposite Harris Academy South Norwood to transform it into a landscaped community garden with planning contributions and maintenance from Harris students under the tutelage of professional gardener Alan Oakley.

    The idea to morph a hideous waste ground into a well-maintained public garden was conceived in late 2013 by South Norwood Tourist Board (SNTB) whose plan was to fix a dangerous bench and to try to get Captain Sensible to officiate at its formal transformation.

    Permission was granted to install a wooden fence in early 2014 to prevent any further flytipping, which has worked. The garden’s name was painted on the fence and inscribed on banners. Councillor Jane Avis introduced the SNTB cheerleaders to Crystal Palace Transition Town’s  (CPTT) Palace Pick-up volunteers, led by CPTT’s inspiring member Robbie Gibson, who had already transformed a number of green spaces in SE19 with extensive litter clearance.

    The 26 July 2014 opening was heralded beforehand in the local papers, as Captain Sensible kept his promise to keep the day free to be guest of honour and guest performer in the Ship pub. Stephen Barnes’ Inside Croydon blog also wrote up descriptions of the celebrations with a Youtube interview. The revellers adjourned to the then-flourishing Ship pub close by, with a buffet and impromptu solo gig by Captain Sensible, rendering his local hit “Croydon” (co-written by Robyn Hitchcock) from 1982.

    Located by a High Street bus stop, the garden has active gardeners from SNTB and CPTT continuing to plant flower bulbs and clear rubbish to keep it looking cared for and encouraging passers-by to sit and enjoy the space. Janice Green maintains her own Sensible Garden Facebook page that regularly shows updated garden images and sustainability features.

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  • Spray Paint Mural on Cargreen Road

    14 Cargreen Road 2018 Creative

    The six panel spray paint mural by south London artist Morganico shows colourful flowers, creatures and surreal plants and adds a dash of colour to the front perimeter walls of a local house.

     

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