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Truth Be Told; Reimagining Croydon

Join us for a workshop using storytelling, poetry & music to connect Croydon’s young people and elders.

Free and open to all; please book a free space so we know how many people to expect!


This creative workshop is for Croydon young people and elders to share; please only book on if you’re aged 11-21 or over 60. 


Croydon is the people’s canvas – how would you paint it?


This workshop builds on Melody’s first workshop TRUTH BE TOLD; Croydon Storytelling, but you don’t have to have attended to take part this time! In that workshop, local young people and elders explored our experiences of Croydon town centre together.


This time, we’ll imagine how we’d change Croydon Town Centre if we had the power; keeping the places and people we love safe and shaping the places we want to see.


How do we translate our values and ideas into the physical environment of the town centre; community, architecture, culture, space? We’ll create a collective 3-d mural that visualises through space, colour, image; a collective vision for the town centre’s regeneration.


This workshop will be followed by a final workshop, testing out and challenging the ideas put forward by We Made That and Croydon Council.


This event is part of a series of work by local arts charity Turf Projects, involving the community in the creation of a new strategy for the town centre alongside lead organisation We Made That and Croydon Council in partnership with the GLA. The work is taking place from November until Spring 2024.



  • To help us support you best, please let us know if you have any access needs when booking.
  • This workshop will involve some reading and writing. If you need support, just let us know.
  • For access info about getting to Turf and the Turf space, click here.



Turf aims to be a space where all are welcomed & respected. We ask all attendees to align with this spirit when booking and support us in creating a welcoming & collaborative atmosphere together. We ask that everyone is;

  • Kind and respectful in our language and behaviour towards others. Turf is a space which is anti racism, sexism, homophobia and ableism.
  • Considerate of others’ time; allowing others room to speak & engage.
  • Respectful of the space itself as belonging to many people, treating the space & objects with care.
  • Attend wherever possible: In 2023, around 30% of people booking free tickets didn’t turn up!  Our free tickets are limited and in high demand. Every person who doesn’t turn up means someone else can’t attend, so please let us know if you can’t make it to free up a space. If you don’t attend twice or more without letting us know, you may be restricted from booking again.

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