Croydon will celebrate some of its most famous and influential sons and daughters during Black History Month this October with a new online exhibition.

'The Sounds of Croydon: From Samuel Coleridge-Taylor to Stormzy' will run throughout October and examines the global impact of artists associated with the borough over the last 120 years.

UK-wide Past Futures collaborated on the project and are providing access to 'museum quality' art online, some of which has been exhibited in London’s National Portrait Gallery.

Past Futures said they hope the 15-minute exhibition will "lead to greater participation in local history by underrepresented people, leading to a more inclusive historical narrative being curated for future generations".

Your Local Guardian: Stormzy performs at The Rose Theatre in Kingston on January 20. Instagram @bobbyvmediaStormzy performs at The Rose Theatre in Kingston on January 20. Instagram @bobbyvmedia

Among those to be features will be the renowned Black composer Samuel Coleridge Taylor,

Coleridge Taylor grew up in South Norwood, Croydon, and rose to prominence in the late 19th and early 20th centuries for the impact of his classical compositions that incorporated traditional African influences.

His wildly successful tours of the US even led him to perform at the White House in front of then-President Theodore Roosevelt.

The exhibition will also look at more contemporary music born in the borough such as producers including Benga and Skream, and DJs like Skrillex.

Stormzy, one of the biggest rappers on the planet right now, who grew up and went to school in South Norwood, will naturally feature prominently too.

"In just 15 minutes, explore and engage with the stories of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor the Victorian, mixed-race child protege from South Norwood and follow a night of Dubstep, as experienced at the Black Sheep’s monthly CroyDub events. Finish things off with insight into Stormzy’s latest Superheroes campaign."

Click here to check out the exhibition.