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Sewing Class – Thursday evenings

The new sewing course starts on Thursday February 5!
For details of subsequent courses please email Angela on portico.sewingcircle@gmail.com

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Classes are popular so book early to avoid disappointment.

The class is very relaxed and sociable, you work on your own project suitable for your level and learn the foundation of sewing, and pattern alterations. Students have made bags, cushions, window blinds, tops, skirts and dresses and more.  We have lots of equipment and spare fabrics and threads, which can be used for embroidery and appliqué, but you should bring all the materials for your own project. We have a machine that can be used by all the students and I encourage people to bring their own machine so they become familiar with it, this can be stored at the gallery during the term.

All the classes are very friendly and we always have cake, biscuits and fruit with lots of tea to keep us going through the evening, if you should need any further information don’t hesitate to contact me.

For more information please e-mail: portico.sewingcircle@gmail.com

Here is more information about Angela: Angela is a graduate of Central Saint Martins, and has worked in the fashion industry for almost 20 years and currently works at University of the Arts London. She is passionate about fashion, textiles, and all its wonderful crafts and wishes to impart her knowledge to encourage others to create lovely individual handmade items, de-mystify sewing and fashion crafts.

For more information please e-mail Angela at: portico.sewingcircle@gmail.com alternatively you can contact the Portico Gallery at: info@porticogallery.org.uk or 0208 761 7612

Christmas Bazaar – Sun 6th Dec

The fabulous Portico Christmas Bazaar is on
Sunday 6th December

We’ll be decking the hall with boughs of holly and making sure we and add lashings of Christmas sparkle to our final bazaar of 2015.

The bazaar is open on the same day as West Norwood’s fabulous Feast.  And now the festive season has arrived there’ll be even more people in the town who’ll be heading down to check out Portico’s bazaar stalls.

There’ll also be carol singing, mulled wine and mince pies amongst the festive cheer.  So come on down to browse and buy all things Christmassy for yourself, your chums and all the family.

From 10am to 4pm – so come early to grab the best.

The Portico Gallery bazaars are indoors so they’re warm, dry and comfortable with plenty of room for everyone.

Plus music and a licenced café.

Gallery Shop
We now have a Shop and Booking Office at the front of the Gallery.  Make sure you stock up on cards, pictures, prints, retro fashion and all kinds of art and craft.  And you can also buy tickets to our two flagship Christmas events:
The Music Hall & Illusion Emporium and also Mambista New Year’s Eve Party.

Contact us on:info@porticogallery.org.uk for further details.

Gifts and treats

Something for everyone.
From original artworks and prints, to jewellery, sweet treats and toys.

Lots of ambience

Warm and inviting:
Lots to see, lots to buy.
Music, refreshments and
entertainment.

For more information about workshops, classes and activities at The Portico Gallery visit:
www.porticogallery.org.uk

Art in the Park & Exhibition – Sat 20th June

Come to Norwood Park on Saturday 20th June between 12 and 4pm and draw, paint or sculpt one of the beautiful trees.

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Your work will then be exhibited at The Portico Gallery from 6pm that day,  plus the following day.

There will even be some professional local artists on hand to help, if you need it.  Bring what equipment you can – paper, pencils, charcoal, chalks or pastels and paints. But don’t worry if you can’t, as some equipment will be available if you need it.

We will gather from 11.30am at the Hungry Hippo café – half way up Salters Hill side of the park. And, as part of Norwood Food Week, there will be an Iraqi picnic – courtesy of Athraa and Nabil who run the café, for just £5.50.
For more details go to: www.grubclub.com/west-norwood-food-week

So come along, practice your artistic abilities, and show off your work at The Portico Gallery

Turkey Oak, Ruskin Park – Mark McLaughlin
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Respected local artist Mark McLaughlin specialises in painting trees and is one of the professional artists it is hoped will be on hand to give advice and encouragement during Art in the Park.
See his work at www.markmclaughlinartist.co.uk

The Exhibition
You can put your work up on Saturday afternoon and evening until 6pm. Your work will then be on display at The Portico Gallery from 6pm to 8pm on Saturday where there will be a special reception. The Gallery will also be open on Sunday 21st between 11am and 4pm. So invite family, friends and admirers to view or purchase your artwork. A cash bar and coffee bar will be available during the exhibition.

For more details contact us on 0208 761 7612 or email us at info@porticogallery.org.uk

www.friendsofnorwoodpark.co.uk

Bazaar – Sun 3rd May

On the First Sunday of each month, West Norwood  is the venue for the hugely successful West Norwood Feast. Here at The Portico Gallery we hold an Arts and Crafts Bazaar between 10am and 4pm showcasing  a vast array of local talent. The event will showcase the variety of organisations, individuals and suppliers of West Norwood. Everything from high end chocolate to the most up-to-date urban fashions. Many of the local South London artists also have pitches so if you are looking for a reasonably priced piece of art this is the place to come to. There is always a bargain to be had.

If you would like to have a pitch, which range in size, please contact us via our contact page.

Art Installation

 

From December 5th The Portico Gallery will be exhibiting a string installation in the main hall by Louisa Loizeau.

A word from the artist:

“My pieces are influenced by the surrounding architecture; therefore I have generally tried to findas varied and unusual locations as possible. I am interested in the effect that light and location have on the material and the effect that the material has on light and location. I employ string as a medium because of its delicacy. It allows me to make work that takes of an ephemeral and transient quality that reflects the space in which it is situated. The work can appear solid but in fact it is the transparency that allows me to make pieces on a grand scale without them ever dominating or imposing. ”

 

The gallery will be open to the public for viewing of this new art installation from Tuesday to Thursday 10am-5pm from December the 5th and late viewing on Thursday until 9pm.

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Bazaar & Resident Artist event

This weekend sees the return of our Bazaar that coincides with the West Norwood Feast.

If you would like a stall please contact us via on 0208761 7612.

If you have never been to a Baazar before then you are in for a treat. We have local makers and creators selling all kinds of interesting gift ideas. In the past we’ve had writers, chocolates, mexican tin toys, cushions, paintings, prints, pottery and much more!

 

As well as the Stalls our artist in residence, Doomtube, (a.k.a Phil Beeken) to concede with Samhain/all saints day/Halloween/Winter Nights/Thesmophoria etc  will open The ongoing art installation project ‘The Centre For Ritual Occult Studies’ to the public. This acclaimed installation will feature new film works as well as a few extras.

 

So this weekend at the Gallery looks to be shaping up to a good couple of days..

what are you doing for halloween? 

 

Fabulous Portico Bazaar
Sunday 2nd November
All things Christmassy
Not to be missed
Something for all the family.
The bazaars are open on the same day as West Norwood’s fabulous Feast,
so there are bound to be lots of people in the town and lots of visitors to
the bazaar.
Come early to grab the best.
The Portico Gallery bazaars are Indoors, warm, dry, comfortable and with plenty of room for everyone.
This bazaar there will be live piano music.

Come along on Sunday between 10am and 4pm and join the fun.

Gifts and treats
Something for everyone.
From original artworks and prints to jewellery, sweet treats and toys.

Lots of ambience
Warm and inviting:
Lots to see, lots to buy. Music, refreshments and entertainment.

Festival Events

Over the weekend of 12-13-14th september,

To coincide with the Heritage festival we will be providing vast swathes of cultural events kicking off with:

 

Friday 12th September 7:30pm 

The first of the 

FEAST FILM KNIGHTS

Ardman Animations Films Introduced by Director Andy Symanowski.

These are family films with a few extras thrown in.

£4 on the door (kids on Carpet £1) 

 

Saturday from 10am Animation Workshops 

Click here for more details (external Facebook page).

 Saturday 13th September 7:30pm FREE.

CHRONICLES OF COURAGE  

A local premier of a film art installation inspired by real life

accounts of the first world war.

Followed by 

Gerry Lyseight DJ set of ‘Mango Landing’ fame. 

 

Sunday 14th September 7:30pm £12.50 in advance £9 concs.

 

MUSIC HALL AND ILLUSION EMPORIUM

TO BUY TICKETS CLICK HERE

A stirling salute to our courageous lads and lasses off to  fall-in and follow the call to victory.

 

 

Bar serves snacks locally brewed beer(draft and bottled), wine

and soft drinks

 

Wake up to West Norwood

Our Happening has happened!

Update 5th August:

Well we had a fantastic day here on Sunday. Thank you all so much for making it such a great day.

We will leave this page up  for a few more days as a big thank you to all the people who made it happen. West Norwood is a fantastic village in london and it’s the people that make it what it is.

Update 30th July:

We’ve sent emails out yesterday to many more people who should get involve. Our art, ceramics and yoga teachers will all be here throughout the day to sign you up and get your creative juices flowing. Also we’ve been thinking for some time about ‘film’ here and are keen to hear you ideas about films you’d like to see here in West Norwood.

Our Artist in residence will open up the strange room in the corner, an on going evolving performance piece that attempts to recreate the offices of a shadowy fictional organisation known as the C.R.O.S. this will be from 2pm. Our artist in residence has had films shown in london  this year and is working on a feature film.

ALSO the Portico singers will be performing live throughout the day  and we might even get some other live music. And yet more, been to our Music Hall evening yet? no? oh well come along on sunday and watch some great footage of previous performances…. showing throughout the day.

But wait… what actually is it? Well, friends, it is a gathering of people in a place that is quite close to the geographical centre of West Norwood. This fact, no doubt, could be argued over, but  no good would come of that… Indeed arguing is never an ideal solution.

The happening (it started life as a symposium but evolved) will bring together a diverse cross section of our fair North Wood in the hills. Beer? …well yes, as we now have a licence you may be able to buy a beer, but that really isn’t the point.

The point is this. We will attempt to bring people together to meet the other people involved in all the different things that ‘Happen’ in West Norwood. Our lovely new leisure centre has opened up today – a cause for great celebration indeed!

So people, artists, film buffs, musicians, cake making bakers and Open Works members: let’s get together and … HAPPEN!

Wake up to West Norwood!

Come along on Sunday August 3rd (FEAST day)

to find out more about your local charities, community groups and artists.
There will be visual presentations in the gallery, stalls of local makers and suppliers, talks and Q&A sessions from various individuals and representatives of groups including:

Cultural Groups.

Faith Groups.

Youth Groups.

Health and Leisure.

Media.

Forums.

Heritage.

and so many utter fantastical wonders you really really should not miss it!

We will be launching our Festival which is taking part here to coincide with the Lambeth Heritage festival and will begin on Friday 5 September with the film Paths of Glory.

 

The talks will be held every half hour between 11am and 3pm and will last no more than five minutes each.

The gallery now has a licensed bar selling locally brewed beer and snacks, wine and soft drinks.

 

This will be a great opportunity to learn more about your local area, promote your business or organisation, and discover a new passion!

For more information please call us:

020 8761 7612

 

And below, for your viewing pleasure, is a small slide show of pictures taken in the building over the last few months, can you see yourself in any of them?

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Feast Bazaar 1 June

Once again it is the West Norwood Feast time… yes it’s the 1st of june this weekend.. doesn’t the time fly! We will be putting on another of our popular Bazaars. You will be aware that the West Norwood Feast was featured in Time Out a few weeks ago so we expect the Feast may well be busier than ever.

Our doors open at 11am and we are open all day. We have Artists, Makers and Chocolate creators all with very reasonably priced lovingly made wares for your purchase… plenty of great gift ideas…

 

If you would like a stall please get in touch as it is hugely popular. Do get in touch soon to avoid disappointment….

 

See you all this Sunday, or Friday evening for our free film screening!

 

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