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Rewind: This is Croydon’s Music

Museum of Croydon, Katharine St
Croydon, CR0 1NX United Kingdom

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Building on Croydon’s Music Heritage Trail from last summer, the exhibition celebrates the incredible music heritage of the borough through fascinating objects, images and stories collected within the local music community.

Croydon has been the home of new music from almost every genre including punk, folk, choral, reggae, Indian classical, rock, grime and more. The exhibition includes photography, oral histories and objects from iconic artists spanning the eras – from the eminent Samuel Coleridge Taylor to Captain Sensible of The Damned, from dubstep idols Skream and Benga to international reggae star Desmond Dekker, and from Croydon’s much-loved singer the late Kirsty MacColl to ground-breaking rap and hip-hop artist Nadia Rose and many more!

To run alongside the exhibition, a varied series of events will take place at the Museum of Croydon and across the borough, including creative commissions, concerts and music events.


10 February – London Mozart Players 75th Anniversary Concert: A special all-Mozart concert at Fairfield Halls in celebration of the London Mozart Players’ 75th anniversary.

12 February – Music NextGen Croydon: A music industry career day at Fairfield Halls, led by independent record and management label, Finesse Foreva and the Music Managers Forum.

February Half Term Activities: Daily art, DJ, and music workshops (details to be announced via CultureCroydon.com).

24 February – Mad Professor and the Ariwa Posse: A live dub set by Guyanese-British producer Mad Professor supported by his backing band, The Robotics, at Fairfield Halls, featuring established and emerging reggae artists.

23 March – Croydon Young Composers Event: An event led by award-winning musician Shri Sriram, bringing together young musicians who have created unique compositions inspired by their diverse influences.


Fri 9 Feb
Mon 9 Sep


Museum of Croydon
Katharine St
Croydon, CR0 1NX United Kingdom
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