This evening I attended the formal opening of the Croydon Art Society's exhibition in the Exhibition Gallery at Croydon Clocktower. The quality of the work on display was very impressive (if you want to see it yourself, the exhibition is open 11am to 5pm Monday to Saturday until 29th May).
A few months ago, I met a prominent member of the Society who complained that they were struggling to find venues in Croydon to display their work. I had a word with my colleague Cllr Steve Hollands, who was then the Cabinet member responsible for culture, and to his great credit he set in train this exhibition. I hope it becomes an annual event.