A year on from the successful Thornton Heath Light Festival and following a successful launch last June, CR7Culture is holding its first  networking event of 2019.

Come and find out how local creatives have thrived and survived is the theme for this event entitled: Creative Survival Strategies.

The event is being hosted at Thornton Heath Library on Wednesday January 30 from 6.30pm to 8.30pm.

Participants will get to hear from local creatives including: a Q&A panel with Dexter Simms, founder of Mula Cake Clothing Ltd and Mula Cake Kids Club CIC who established his shop on Brigstock Parade, in October 2017.

Joining him on the panel is Liz Lambie from Fashion Meets Music Pop Up Ltd who has set up in Centrale, Croydon, offering workshops, training and education in the creative industries to up skill people on current talents, or which can be used as a tool to re-engage in either education, employment or enterprise.

The packed night includes talks from Thornton Heath Regeneration Manager Zohra Chiheb about the Ambassador House forecourt development, and Andrea Perry, vice chair of the Thornton Heath Community Action Team who will launch the Reimagine Thornton Heath competition.

Mark Huggett, a local resident who performed at last year’s Light

Festival as the drummer of Skamonics will give a presentation about the  jazz

label Jazz Direct and his dream of establishing a recording project bringing together a wide variety of styles reflecting the diversity and range of talent in Thornton Heath. 

There will also be a short interlude performance from the opening act of the Light Festival – singer and local resident  Mitra Djalili who was once compared to Corinne Bailey Rae and Amy Winehouse.

She describes her sound as soulful jazz.

CR7 chair Chetna Kapacee said: “This is an opportunity to meet other creatives from Thornton Heath.”

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