In February 2019, Vân Dang was chosen by Croydon Council to work on the front walls of Ambassador House’s forecourt, Thornton Heath, CR7 7JG. There was a workshop – part of the CR7 Square’s project – at the old Weatherspoon Flora Sanders on Sat 2nd Mar 2019 to gather feedback and the residents of Thornton Heath had a chance to put their hands in designing the forecourt. Here are what we did at the workshop:


On Wednesday 24th July 2019, in collaboration with Young Croydon, the mural design workshop involved 13 local young people age from 12-18 to design the murals. Painting the murals took place the week after that and the young people from Young Croydon came and painted their designs in 2 days.

Everyone who came and helped had a chance to sign their names on the wall.

Drop me a line at and share your thoughts! I would like to create murals that we would all be happy walking past in years to come. Even if you don’t like the idea please let me know what works, what doesn’t work for you. I want this to be an opportunity for us- residents of Thornton Heath to have a say in our public space.