I joined Friends of the Phoenix Croydon in summer 2015, serving as secretary and community liaison, as well as make a crowdfunding video and take photos. We worked together to bring Croydon it’s first combined Chinese New Year and collaborative arts programme. We wanted to celebrate Croydon’s cultural diversity and local arts and culture scene, as well as unite local community arts groups and organisations.
On the first day, Turf Projects, RiseGallery, DescArt.es, and Click Clock Gallery held exhibitions and workshops.
On the second day, there were performances and workshops at the Elements of Transformation gallery and Fairfield Halls. Additionally, we had lion dances through the Whitgift Centre and Centrale, as well as a flashmob by BRIT School.
You can view the highlights here. Thanks to East London Lines for filming.