The Portico Gallery Bazaar – 10am to 4pm, Sunday 7th June
The theme for this month’s bazaar is DANCE….
There’ll be performances and demonstrations of various aspects of this fascinating art form including: Flamenco, Latin Folk Dance, Free Dance and more besides.
The main area in the Gallery, the downstairs large hall, will be used for the dance demonstrations. So the space available for stalls is limited to the entrance and the Gallery shop – approx. ten stalls, so first come, first served….so BOOK YOUR STALL NOW!!
Stalls cost £40 for the day. You can set up from 8 o’clock in the morning of the day.
As usual the bazaar will be held on the day of West Norwood Feast – the event that attracts thousands of visitors all of which can come to The Portico Gallery. So there’s plenty of opportunity to display and sell your wares. This Bazaar has the added bonus of an extra-special Dance theme and so is going to be particularly popular. Don’t miss this chance……
If you would like to have a pitch, which range in size, please contact us via our contact page. Otherwise call us on 0208 761 7612, or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Starting on 5th April 2015 and then on the First Sunday of the 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.
Quiz your potential local MPs
And as a special pre-election extra, candidates for the Parliamentary set of Dulwich and West Norwood will be at The Portico Gallery. This is a chance for locals to quiz your prospective MP’s on issues that matter to you – on your terms. From 12 noon until 2pm.
If you would like to have a pitch, which range in size, please contact us via our contact page.
We’ve made a lovely lovely thing for you all, it is an A5 limited edition, informative magazine. It contains up to the minute info on a whole load of local art news as well as some amazing creative writing. We would like your articles, thoughts, poems, reviews or suggestions for the next one which is due to be published early spring!
And the best thing is it is only a £1! …buy it from us right now. Or you could download it for nothing, but we will not fix the leaking roof without your help.
Click on the link below
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..
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
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.
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:
Health and Leisure.
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?
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!
So we are rapidly approaching the second West Norwood Feast event! Are you ready? is West Norwood ready? … Well we at the Portico Gallery are nearly ready, and, there’s still a week to go!
We will once again be hosting a bazaar here, indeed if you are a maker a doer a baker or a painter there is always a room for you to have a stall with us. This comes with rain free 100% Guarantee rain, music (of your choice, if the DJ shows up) and super friendly happy warm smiling pixies* to help with your every requirement!
Okay, so what if you are not interested in a stall but would like to peruse high quality fair priced goodies?
Well, Portico is the place to be! …take a look at some of the stall holders we had at our first event. Painters, chocolatiers, makers and creators. And we also had last month amazing work by Chido Bueno a fantastic local author Chirstopher Bowden
It’s really going to be a May time winner, especially as it follows on from our Cultural event of a free film screening. Do come along, we’ve plenty of place to park your buggies, sit and drink your tea (yes I hear talk of a pop up Cafe in there this month) browse stuff, buy stuff.
We Will see you there…
*no real Pixies will be involved in this event