Tag: community

West Norwood Community Choir – Thur evenings

Come learn and sing beautiful and uplifting songs accompanied by piano – each Thursday evening from 7-8.30pm.

For more information contact our singing tutor Abigail Sudbury at:

joyfulsinging1@gmail.com   07930 459250

www.justsing.moonfruit.com

Otherwise you can contact Portico Gallery at: info@porticogallery.org.uk or call 0208 761 7612

Caribbean Food Night – Sun 7th Feb 2016

The Portico Gallery will be hosting a Caribbean food evening for the whole community as part of West Norwood & Tulse Hill Food Week, 6-10pm on Sunday 7th February 2016.

“Famous for its community spirit’, is how Time Out recently described West Norwood. Come and experience this first hand at a special evening where West Norwood’s unique Portico Gallery joins together with Southside Rehabilitation Association (SRA), bringing you an affordable Caribbean feast for all to enjoy.

Caribbean Food Night
Join us for a delicious and fun evening of food, music and entertainment plus a chance to sample a full range of Caribbean cuisine at the Portico Gallery. The food will be prepared by Joanna Soto Correa, SRA’s fabulous, local, professional chef. Her buffet style menu will allow you to savour a whole range of Caribbean dishes. So if you think Caribbean food is just jerk chicken, here is your chance to sample a whole lot more….though of course there will be jerk chicken too!

To purchase tickets:
£10 direct from The Portico Gallery, 23a Knight’s Hill, London SE27 0HS
£11 when you purchase on-line through The Grub Club – click HERE to buy

SRA is a local charity providing employment and training for people with mental health problems. Proceeds will go to support the work of SRA.

The Portico Gallery and West Norwood….

Nestled in the midst of progressively vibrant West Norwood, The Portico Gallery has become the epicentre of local arts and culture. Here, the ethos of community spirit and inclusion is alive in all its forms. From an array of classes, to gentle Tea Dances, through to full-on dance, music and DJ events – one thing is certain, the local and genuinely welcoming stance of Portico is a wonderful entity, just waiting to be tapped into. Our West Norwood Caribbean Feast is no exception, so come savour the delights of The Portico Gallery.

Our hosts – chef Joanna Soto Correa brings her culinary expertise into the Portico Gallery for a full Caribbean experience and John Price, is as quirky, welcoming and community-spirited as the Portico Gallery itself.

To book tickets:
Either call in and buy your ticket at The Portico Gallery and pay just £10
Or, click HERE to pay £11 on-line

Note: You can alternatively paste the following link into your browser:
http://grubclub.com/west-norwood-food-week/west-norwood-food-week-caribbean-feast/4745

Cut-A-Rug: Unrugged Folk Night – Thurs 12th Nov

Following the success of our recent Cut-A-Rug: Unrugged folk nights, we’re now holding these wonderful evenings more regularly.
The Portico Gallery will host the next Unrugged folk night on Thurs 12th Nov so come join us for a wonderful and unique night of acoustic and unplugged acts from the local area, supporting amazing artists with and without disabilities.
Acts for both nights include guitarists, Motown singers, opera soloists, jazz pianists, comedians and DJs.
  • £5 on the door
  • 7-11pm

For more information check out details you can call us at the Gallery on 0208 761 7612 or
Contact sam.mason@certitude.org.uk

Tea Dance – Weds 11th Nov 2015

In the warm embrace of The Portico Gallery.

Our next Tea Dance is on Weds 11th November so come and join us – from 2.30pm until 4.30pm.

Live Music, home made cakes, a space to try out some new dances, a sing-a-long, toddlers play area, community scarf knitting and lovely recreational activities.

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Our Photographer is Sabine Theole www.sabinethoelephotography.com

Our special event is a social, warm and inclusive event. We welcome people in wheelchairs, people with Dementia, and we’d like to reach isolated people in our community.

If you’d like to be involved as a musician, a baker, a dancer, or can or just come for fun, please get in touch.  We are also looking for anyone who can lend their skills in knitting, crocheting and any other crafts-based activities to the event.

If you know someone who would benefit from such an event, please let us know as we may be able to help them get to us.

Admittance is now free, but you can make a donation towards the baking if you feel you would like to support it.

Dementia friendly.  Disabled access.

The Tea Dance has its own Facebook page where you can see the line up, photos and hear news about it. Please visit and share.  https://www.facebook.com/pages/West-Norwood-Tea-Dance/316095418589678

Tea Dance – 9th Sept 2015

Our next Tea Dance is on Weds 9th Sept.  From 2.30pm until 4.30pm.

Live Music, home made cakes, a space to try out some new dances, a sing-a-long, toddlers play area, community scarf knitting and other activities.

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Our Photographer is Sabine Theole www.sabinethoelephotography.com

Our special event is a social, warm and inclusive event. We welcome people in wheelchairs, people with Dementia, and we’d like to reach isolated people in our community.

If you’d like to be involved as a musician, a baker, a dancer, or can or just come for fun, please get in touch.  We are also looking for anyone who can lend their skills in knitting, crocheting and any other crafts-based activities to the event.

If you know someone who would benefit from such an event, please let us know as we may be able to help them get to us.

Admittance is now free, but you can make a donation towards the baking if you feel you would like to support it.

Dementia friendly.  Disabled access.

The Tea Dance has its own Facebook page where you can see the line up, photos and hear news about it. Please visit and share.  https://www.facebook.com/pages/West-Norwood-Tea-Dance/316095418589678

Cut-A-Rug folk night

Following the success of Certitude’s ‘Cut-a-Rug’ club nights, we’re now branching out!
The Portico Gallery will host the first ‘Cut a Rug: Unrugged’ folk night on July 9th, and we’d love to see you there!
A community-wide accessible, chilled out live music event supporting adults with learning disabilities and mental health needs – everyone is welcome and will be guaranteed a wonderful evening.

Featuring local singers, guitarists, poets and a showcase from Key Changes, an organisation that support artists with mental health needs, it’s going to be a fabulous and unique community event.

Just £5 on the door.  Bar and snacks available on the night.  We look forward to seeing you.

For more information, please contact: SMason@certitude.org.uk

Otherwise, contact us at the Gallery on 0208 761 7612, via our Contact Us page, or email us at info@porticogallery.org.uk

Tea Dance – July 2015

Our next Tea Dance is on Weds 8th July, continuing with summer theme.  From 2.30pm until 4.30pm.

Live Music, home made cakes, a space to try out some new dances, a sing-a-long, toddlers play area, community scarf knitting and summer-themed activities.

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Our Photographer is Sabine Theole www.sabinethoelephotography.com

Our special event is a social, warm and inclusive event. We welcome people in wheelchairs, people with Dementia, and we’d like to reach isolated people in our community.

If you’d like to be involved as a musician, a baker, a dancer, or just come for fun, please get in touch.

If you know someone who would benefit from such an event, please let us know as we may be able to help them get to us.

Admittance is now free, but you can make a donation towards the baking if you feel you would like to support it.

Dementia friendly.  Disabled access.

The Tea Dance has its own Facebook page where you can see the line up, photos and hear news about it. Please visit and share.  https://www.facebook.com/pages/West-Norwood-Tea-Dance/316095418589678

Tea Dance – June 2015

Our next Tea Dance is on Weds 10th June with a special Summery theme.  From 2.30pm until 4.30pm.

Live Music, home made cakes, a space to try out some new dances, a sing-a-long, toddlers play area, community scarf knitting and summer-themed activities.

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Our Photographer is Sabine Theole www.sabinethoelephotography.com

Our special event is a social, warm and inclusive event. We welcome people in wheelchairs, people with Dementia, and we’d like to reach isolated people in our community.

If you’d like to be involved as a musician, a baker, a dancer, or just come for fun, please get in touch.

If you know someone who would benefit from such an event, please let us know as we may be able to help them get to us.

Admittance is now free, but you can make a donation towards the baking if you feel you would like to support it.

Dementia friendly.  Disabled access.

The Tea Dance has its own Facebook page where you can see the line up, photos and hear news about it. Please visit and share.  https://www.facebook.com/pages/West-Norwood-Tea-Dance/316095418589678