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Mambista – November 2015




Our Mambista nights are a totally fabulous way to groove the night away – and we always have loads planned for the fourth Friday of the month in the warm embrace of the Portico Gallery.

We’re back on Fri 27th November and the evening kicks off again with Newton’s Salsa dance class at 7pm to loosen up those limbs and get boogie-ing!

At 8pm Gerry Lyseight picks up the mood with DJ duties on either side of live music.  In November we have Krar Collective from Ethiopia who perform a rootsy and contemporary take on traditional music from Ethiopia based on other-worldly modes and driven by hypnotic rhythms. The traditional acoustic krar lyre is associated with the azmari minstrel tradition; electrified, in the hands of Zeleke it becomes a gritty, ancient rock guitar – accompanied just by traditional kebero drums and fronted by stunning vocals.

“This London-based Ethiopian three-piece, centred on the traditional krar harp, were one of the grooviest and most hypnotic bands at Damon Albarn’s recent Africa Express bonanza.  Expect an ultra-repetitive funky dance marathon.” Time Out

19.00- midnight.  Salsa class 19.00-20.00hrs.  Mambista from 20.00 til midnight.

Click on the PayPal “Add to Cart” button above to pay just £6, in advance or £8 on the door (both prices include the salsa dance class).

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The Portico Gallery, 23a Knight’s Hill, West Norwood, SE27 0HS.
Tel: 020 8761 7612

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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

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

Bazaar: Fitness & Groove – Sun 5th July

The Portico Gallery Bazaar  – 10am to 4pm, Sunday 5th July

The theme for this month’s bazaar is FITNESS….  There’ll be demonstrations from our new Zumba teacher at the Gallery, Ori-Shemma.  Demos will be held at 12 noon and 1.30pm in the Gallery’s main hall downstairs.

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STOP PRESS…. And don’t forget to check out Pete W from Soul Night & Gerry Lyseight from Mambista who join forces to spread some DJ love to visitors of West Norwood FEAST in an outdoor festival vibe from their perch at the health and well-being hub outside the Health & Leisure Centre. Chill out in the park with an epic london view, some fine food and a playground for kids of all ages.
The Portico Gallery hosts Mambista night on the 4th Friday of every month.  To find out more go to….
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* If you would like to get in touch, please contact us via our contact page.  Otherwise call us on 0208 761 7612, or email us on info@porticogallery.org.uk

Bazaar and Dance – Sun 7th June

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.

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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 info@porticogallery.org.uk

Mambista – May 2015




Our Mambista nights are gaining in popularity and we have loads planned for the fourth Friday of each month in the warm embrace of the Portico Gallery.

We’re back on Fri 22nd May, kicking off the evening again with Newton’s Salsa dance class at 7pm, followed by Gerry Lyseight on DJ duties on either side of live music from The Soothsayers – a funky blend of jazz, afrobeat and reggae – through until midnight.

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Doors: 19.00- midnight.  Salsa class 19.00-20.00hrs.  Mambista from 20.00 til midnight.

Click on the PayPal button above to pay just £6, in advance or £8 on the door (both prices include the salsa dance class).

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The Portico Gallery, 23a Knight’s Hill, West Norwood, SE27 0HS.  Tel: 020 8761 7612

Folk of the Wood – Summer of Love Ceilidh – Fri 15th May

FAR-OUT! We’re gearing up for our 1960’s inspired Summer of Love Ceilidh on the evening of Fri 15th May – a feast of psychedelic, blissed out goodness! Groovy times abound with far-out sounds from Simo Lagnawi master of morroccan Gnawa music. There’ll also be a tranced-out set of dancing with The Wild Hunt Bedlam – it’s morris, Jim, but not as you know it!  Ceilidh Tree & caller will be providing a loved-up psychedelia-infused ceilidh.

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This will be the last ceilidh before the summer break and it’s set to be a mind bendingly spectacular affair – miss it at your peril!  Full details at www.folkofthewood.co.uk

It’s £9 Adults, £7 Concessions and £5 under 18s – thereafter it’ll be £10, £8, £6 on the door – if available as we often sell-out before the gig.

To subscribe or get more info just go to www.folkofthewood.co.uk

Tea Dance – May 2015

Our next Tea Dance is on Weds 13th May with a special May day 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