Stones of Croydon

20+ artists
August 13, 2015
 to July 30, 2016

Free & open to all

In 2015&16, Turf Projects ran a series of free ‘Stones of Croydon’ drawing tours to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Croydon becoming a London Borough.

Croydon Council have placed a series of boulders around the Borough, one in each of Croydon’s twenty 1964 original wards to celebrate this anniversary. Keep a eye out for these boulders, as they will provide our meeting point for each tour. All drawing materials will be provided. All ages & abilities welcome.

Turf’s ‘Stones of Croydon’ drawing tours have been running since 2013. The workshops encourage students to explore the rudiments of drawing technique – outline, shading, colour – through carefully observing and drawing Croydon. Each workshop is led by different professionals from various fields of art, design and architecture. The workshops are based upon John Ruskin’s principles outlined in his book ‘The Stones of Venice’ and are intended not for the training of artists, but of people who,by following the class, ‘might see greater beauties thanthey had hitherto seen in nature and in art, and thereby gain more pleasure in life’.

Join us at the boulder on the list below, 1–3pm to explore your local area through drawing.



THE TOURS (2015-16)

Saturday 13 August

Broad Green – Wandle Park (meet outside Cafe) with Charlie Reed

Saturday 27 August

Woodside – Woodside Green (meet at Woodside Tram Stop) with Michael Ditchburn

Saturday 10 September
Central – Queen’s Gardens (meet at corner of Katherine Street and Fell Road) with Holly Hendry

Saturday 24 September

Waddon – Waddon Leisure Centre with Karolina Glusiec

Saturday 5 December
Addiscombe –Junction of Morland Road and Morland Avenue with Taylan Tahir & Alex Baretta

Saturday 19 December
Bensham Manor –Trumble Gardens with Sophia O’Connor

Saturday 16 January
Coulsdon East – Bradmore Green Pond with Lily Hawkes

Saturday 30 January
East – Ashburton Park with Jasmine Popper

Saturday 13 February
New Addington – Milne Park with Alex Brenchley

Saturday 27 February
Norbury – Norbury Park with Katherine Midgley

Saturday 12 March
Purley – High Street with Jemma Egan

Saturday 26 March
Sanderstead North – Sanderstead Station Ticket Office with Isabelle Southwood

Saturday 9 April
Sanderstead and Selsdon – Sanderstead Pond with Sophie Blagden

Saturday 23 April
Shirley – Shirley Library forecourt with Alex McNamee

Saturday 7 May
South Norwood –Norwood Junction Station with Adeline McCann

Saturday 21 May
Thornton Heath – Clocktower on Parchmore Road with Chris Alton

Saturday 4 June

Upper Norwood – Upper Norwood Recreation Ground with Mark Seiltz

Saturday 2 July

West Thornton –Thornton Heath Pond (meet on roundabout) with Chris Alton

Saturday 16 July

Whitehorse Manor –Heavers Meadow (meet at Selhurst Train Station) with Daniel MacCarthy

Saturday 30 July

Woodcote and Coulsdon West – Coulsdon Library (meet outside Library) with Robert Pratt


Kindly supported by Croydon Council

For all enquiries please contact Isabelle Southwood at


Stones of Croydon Teatowel

Original price was: £5.00.Current price is: £3.50.

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