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Are you a community-minded arts, culture or heritage organisation looking for work space in the centre of Crawley? There are currently two spaces available for leasing at Crawley Museum, at the junction of the High Street and the Boulevard. A large, light, flexible workshop/office space and a small office space.…
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One of the first things I learned was how to handle objects.  Gloves were essential and they had to be powder free and in this case we used Nitrile gloves. Then we had to handle the object. Always lift the object from the base to give it as much support as possible…
I was keen to learn about the formal processes, for example the need to comply with heritage sector regulatory standards. Also I learned of the need to be aware of contaminants, such as moulds, which could cause devastating damage if not properly identified and contained. That some items donated to…
3. Phoenix Choir at St Mary's, Nov 2018
As we entered the new millennium, Crawley had two thriving Choral Societies – Concordia Singers, formed in 1962, and The Weald Choir of Crawley, formed in 1970. Having co-existed in friendly rivalry for over 40 years, in 2016 the two choirs prepared to put on a joint concert at The…
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My family moved into the house next door to Robert Smith in about 1974 when my son, Steven, was 13 and Robert was 15. They obviously knew each other, as neighbours, but did not move in the same circles because Steve went to Hazelwick school and Robert went to St…
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When we held our exhibition on The Cure in 2018 we asked visitors to share with us what music meant to them by writing on index cards. Here are some of their answers: ” I like music because you can express yourself. Music has inspired me to be more confident…
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I remember when I first heard The Cure. It was March 1979. A friend played me ‘Killing an Arab’ and introduced it to me with the words ‘they come from Crawley!’ The local music scene at that time had certainly never seen or heard anything like it. I was amazed.…
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The Crawley Bobby Dazzlers were started by Vi and Bob Leake in 1982 when their daughter Jenny wanted to create her own majorette corps. Throughout the 1980s Jenny, Vi and Bob led the troop to competitions, public displays and of course Crawley Carnivals. They were successful in competitions winning both…
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A festival of nuclear disarmament and art, poetry, prose, music, badges, leaflets, peace and love when CND had the band stand booked for a whole Saturday in 1980 or thereabouts somehow I was selected to be in charge of music.  I managed to get a band from London booked for…
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I put on quite a few gigs between 2010 – 2015 in Crawley. I did a hip hop night at The Hoppers, and put on various band nights, punk, alternative and rock at the Snooty Fox, Black Dog, the Railway, the Imperial and anywhere else that would have me. I…

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