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Mambista July 22

We’re back on Fri 22nd July!!! 

The evening kicks off again with a Salsa dance class at 7pm

19:00- midnight! Salsa class 19.00-20.00hrs. Mambista from 20:00 til midnight.




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

On July 22 we have local and international Ska legends, Maroon Town, so time to get out the two-tone tonic suits and pork pie hats. DJ Gerry Lyseight will also be on hand to provide the patented Mambista Mash up”.

Swing & Jam Social Club Fri 1 July

LINDY HOP CLASS; SOCIAL DANCING; BIG APPLE & SOUL TRAIN; JAZZ & HIP HOP PERFORMANCE; PARTY; OPEN JAMS & MORE.
Hosted by 2012 Olympic choreographers Temujin Gill & Sunanda Biswas.

Advance tickets £8/£6 conc £10/8 on the door

For details and tickets groundedmovement.com

Soul Intent -Soul & Funk – Sat 14 May

Classic Motown soul and funk tunes – come and hear the 8-piece band Soul Intent play live at The Portico Gallery on Sat 14th May from 8pm til late.

All profits will go to The Portico Gallery to help us continue to welcome the community to all the wonderful events and classes we are able to hold here.

£8 on the door and only £6 in advance – just click on the Add to Cart button below:




Soul Intent is an exciting soul band featuring vocalists, a hot rhythm section with percussion, and guitar and keyboards guaranteed to get you moving! Come and listen, enjoy or if you like, dance to the band’s versions of Car Wash, Dancing in the Street, Signed Sealed Delivered,Dock of the Bay,Lovely Day, Midnight Hour, Rock Steady, Soul Man, Boogie Ooogie Oogie and many more.

Soul Intent plays crowd-pleasing soul classics for both dancing and listening.

At the Portico Gallery on Saturday 14th May from 8pm.

All proceeds go to The Portico Gallery – come along, support the Gallery and party!

Early booking advisable with advance tickets available for £6 – just click the PayPal button above

Folk of the Wood & Ceilidh – Fri 12th Feb

Starring Stick In The Wheel
Friday 12th February 2016, 7pm – 11pm
The Portico Gallery, 23a Knights Hill, SE27 0HS
 www.folkofthewood.co.uk  “Well worth travelling to West Norwood for” – Time Out
We’re stupendously thrilled to be welcoming highly acclaimed band Stick In The Wheel to perform at our Folk Of The Wood ceilidh this February!
“Inspirationally abrasive” (said The Guardian),”Splendidly pugnacious” (said The Telegraph), “The best thing to happen to English folk music for decades” said FRoots – if that weren’t enough, the band also recently won FRoots magazine’s coveted Critic’s Poll Folk Album Of The Year award!
This is set to be a particularly groovy night of ceilidh dancing with Ceilidh Tree featuring foot stomping fiddles and caller Louise Wells to show you the moves plus live music from one of the UK folk scene’s hottest bands! Licensed bar with scrumpy, wine and local ale to keep you reeling. Plus food by Beamish & McGlue.
Early booking is advised… Full details and tickets at www.folkofthewood.co.uk/stick.html Earlybird tickets before 4th Feb – £8 adults, £6 concession. Thereafter £10 adult, £8 concession and more on the door.
And also coming up….
18th March – St Patrick’s Ceili – www.folkofthewood.co.uk/patricks.html
With Ceilidh Tree, guest Irish dance troupe and guinness at the bar!
15th April – Hoedown – www.folkofthewood.co.uk/hoedown.html
With banjo maestro Stompin’ Dave Allen, bourbon at the bar and old time tunes and dances with Ceilidh Tree

Mambista – Fri 22 Jan 2016




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 22nd January and the evening kicks off again with a 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.  This month we’re loving the return of Soothsayers – who did the business when they made their Mambista debut in May and they’re back as our first band of 2016 to help warm up a freezing January with their funk, Afrobeat and deep dub.

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

Folk of the Wood Burns Night Ceilidh – Fri 15 Jan 2016

Our Burns Night is one of our most popular events and not to be missed! Starring Ceilidh Tree, scottish bagpiper Calum Galleitch, scottish orator Kevin McGlue plus haggis and whiskey bar! Full details at www.folkofthewood.co.uk
Folk Of The Wood 15th Jan Burns Night Piper Calum Galleitch
Folk Of The Wood’s Burns Night Ceilidh Friday 15th Jan 2016, 7pm – 11pm, The Portico Gallery, 23a Knights Hill, SE27 0HS, www.folkofthewood.co.uk
“Well worth travelling to West Norwood for” – Time Out
The event is hosted by Ceilidh Tree featuring foot stomping fiddles and guest caller Chris Faulkner to show you the moves. Delight in the classic scottish dances including Strip The Willow, Dashing White Sergeant and The Gay Gordons alongside some of our raucous favourites like Djatchko Kolo, Ninepins and Suicide Square – no prior dancing experience required!
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We’re also welcoming the acclaimed Edinburgh Tattoo bagpiper Calum Galleitch who has performed for members of the Royal family and will be piping in the haggis for us! We’ve also got scottish orator Kevin McGlue to rouse the spirit of the great Burns with the Address and Ode To The Haggis whilst the said “chieftain of the pudding race” will be served up by fab local deli Beamish & McGlue alongside the requisite neaps and tatties!
There’ll also be whiskey bar, mulled wine, scrumpy & craft ales to keep you reeling… Support comes from trad troupe The Green Ravens.
STOP PRESS…..!!!  Prize for best tartan and fluffiest sporran!
Advance booking highly recommended it’s £8 adult, £6 concession (before 8th Jan) then £10 adult, £7 concession and more on the door.
Details and tickets at www.folkofthewood.co.uk

Tea Dance – Weds 13th January 2016

In the warm embrace of The Portico Gallery.

Our next Tea Dance is on Weds 13th January 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

Mambista – New Year’s Eve party

Come to the Mambista New Year’s Eve Wing Ding

Thursday 31 December from 9 til late.

Mulled wine, party paraphernalia, Grupo Lokito play live, lovely food, good times. Accept no alternative, the Portico Pleasure Palace is the place to be.

Grupo Lokkito - EastHam Festival 2012  April 2015 Grupo Lokito 2


Advance tickets – £15 .  Simply click on the Add to Cart button above to purchase.

£20 on the door on the night.

www.porticogallery.org.uk / 020 8761 7612

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Tea Dance – Weds 9th December

In the warm embrace of The Portico Gallery.

Our next Tea Dance is on Weds 9th December 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