Croydon Symphony Artwork showcases artists who have made Croydon their home and inspiration
This project was developed with the people of Croydon in mind. Over 11,000 people engaged to nominate and vote for musicians, performing artists, venues and other music heritage assets. The result is a collection showcasing artists from over a century, spanning multiple genres including: Bass, Classical, Indian Classical Music, Punk, and Blues and Jazz. Other sounds you will experience along the trail include Reggae, Dubstep, Rock, Grime, Folk, Indie and more.
Through the Central, Northern, and Explore Further Trails, you will experience a taste of Croydon across multiple genres and decades.
The Central Trail takes you through the heart of Central Croydon starting at The Queen’s Gardens where you will see ‘Croydon Symphony’ the mural showcasing artists who made Croydon their home and inspiration. The Central Trail takes you from Fairfield Halls to The Star, now The Broad Green Tavern, where Jimi Hendrix once climbed through a back window to perform.
The Northern Trail explores the hometown of Stormzy and Nadia Rose while also visiting The BRIT School and the home of Avril Coleridge Taylor as well as famed recording studios that played a role in Indie, new-wave, reggae and more.
Explore further stretches across the borough to sites of festivals, the ballroom where Strictly Come Dancing originated, and more. From school grounds, parks, and the centre of Purley, this section of the trail will grow over the next year as we receive nominations.
Together, these trails highlight the ranges, diversity, expression, history, art, and passion that has made Croydon a music hub.
See the mural being created in this time lapse video from ATMA.