Copper Beech Café (CBC), situated directly next to JAGS Sports Club, is the perfect oasis to enjoy homemade food, great coffee and locally sourced products. Modern in design, the café hosts monthly exhibitions from local artists and multiple workshops for adults and kids.
The landscaped area outside is surrounded by plants and dotted with picnic benches, which surround the integral copper beech tree. Copper Beech Café is committed to recycling and all packaging is compostable and sustainable, including our bioplastic containers and straws. For further information regarding exhibitions, private hire and workshops, please visit our website.
Café opening hours are as follows:
Monday & Wednesday: 8-8.30am & 4-7pm
Tuesday & Thursday: 4-7pm
Friday: 8-8.30am & 4-8pm
Weekends: 8am – 6pm
Sorry no dogs!
“I’m trying to be a game changer. I’m trying to change the world.”
So said Mary Earps after winning BBC Sports Personality of the Year. Sportspeople become inspirations, role models, even voices of a generation. Their status as public figures means they can use their words and actions to make change; sometimes, even their presence on the pitch, field, or track can be enough.
On a more local level, sport fosters community. It encourages friendly competition, creates friendships, improves physical and mental health. It is adrenaline, it is exhaustion, it is excitement, it is dread.
These drawings aim to celebrate these feelings and actions, from local heroes to national stars. It is also an exploration into the physicality of sport, and how we move and use our bodies, how we can push and contort them, and in doing so, push ourselves.
Jonny Kemp lives in southeast London. He graduated from Leicester University with BA English, and worked as an English teacher until July 2023.
Alike to great literature, he thinks we should be able to see ourselves in painting and drawing. We might not like what we see, but it should be recognisable.
He’s explored the importance of community through his ‘South Drawood’ exhibition, celebrating the people of his local area. He’s sold his work at art fairs and online since summer 2021, and is a member of the SE20 Art Group and Croydon Art Society.
In 2023, he was a contestant on Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year.