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.
Friday 23rd of January 2015
It’s this Friday! Hurry and get your ticket, they are going fast!
We’re up and running! Thanks to one and all for coming out for the launch night of Mambista – we really enjoyed it and it looked as though everyone else did too.
Tell your friends, family and neighbours; we’re back on the fourth Friday of November – the 28th – with live South African Jazz, by way of East Dulwich, courtesy of Adam Glasser Quartet; and the evening kicks off with our salsa dance class led by Newton Brown (aka, The Bomb) at 7.
The fourth Friday in December falls on Boxing Day so we won’t be around as most people have other – if not better – things to do, but we’ll be back on 23 January 2015!!! with your post-Xmas, pre-Brazil Carnaval, Samba and Pagode Party featuring Grupo So Kem Eh. Caipirinhas at the ready!
Salsa class: 19.00-20.00. £7 (includes free club entry)
Mambista in session: 20.00-23.00
Fantastic Food, bodacious bar and all round niceness guaranteed
Entrance: £7 on the night
Advance tickets: £5 CLICK HERE TO GO BUY THEM!
Info: 020 8761 7612
NB. The week before us our friends at Folk of the Wood are back at the Portico Gallery for their regular 3rd Friday of the month session on November 21st with the Pirate Ceilidh special featuring The Salts, the Sea Shanty Choir and Ceilidh Tree live and guest Pirate caller, Louise Wells. For more info/tickets: www.folkofthewood.co.uk. Do-si-do your partner!
more info to follow….here is the poster… BUY TICKETS HERE or click the TICKET button at the top of the screen.
This Saturday 29th November we will be hosting an EPIC Indonesian Cultural Evening.
Friday 19th December is going to be so festive you will be inclined to dance your socks off!
Folk of the Wood return for their final Ceilidh of 2014 and we are sure if the last one was anything to go by this thing will raise the roof…
Maz O’connor plays, she’s a rising star in the folk world and has had nothing but outstanding reviews from the likes of the Guardian, Q magazine and The Independent. A big big name on the folk scene.
The Northwood Morris will be with us to perform their wondrous dancings!
There will be food by the great people down at Beamish and McGlue, mulled wine, carols and many festive surprises.
Get your tickets from FOLK OF THE WOOD website NOW! … the last one sold out weeks before the event so do buy them soon to avoid missing out on this ‘riotous’ Ceildh, we think it is the best in London, but then we are a little biased…
Friday 14th November £4 on the door.
Music will be played by 2 DJ’s.
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
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.
Friday 17th October Here with us…
October’s ceilidh event is set to be a corker as we’ll be welcoming back americana band No Coward Soul starring Alaskan frontman Brad Schmauss and showcasing legendary morris dance side Northwood Morris.
There will also be three lively ceilidh dancing sets courtesy of fab folk dance band Ceilidh Tree with blazing fiddles, melodeon, foot stomping scottish and irish folk tunes for dancing and our masterful caller to show you the moves – details at www.ceilidhtree.co.uk
Support comes from youth folk troupe the Green Ravens and there’ll be a fully licensed bar with craft ale, scrumpy, wine, and, we’re excited to announce fab local deli Beamish & McGlue will be laying on a mix of delicious vege, meat and gluten free soup, stews and cakes!
Full details and tickets at www.folkofthewood.co.uk. Earlybird tickets before 12th October – £6 adults, £4 concession, £3 under 12s then £7 / £4.50 and £8 / £5 on the door.
THIS FRIDAY EVENING
Portico Picture Palace in conjunction with Feast Film nights will screen the stone cold classic that is “The Big Lebowski”.
£4 on the door.
(possible reduction if you wear fancy dress-depending on how good it is.)
Doors open 7:30pm
White Russians. Dressing gowns. Bowling. Toes. Nihilists. Rugs…. need we say more?
Well we will, but a bit closer to to the time. Do though, watch this space for more information on an entire season of bi-weekly screenings here with us in conjunction with West Norwood Feast
We now have a fully licensed bar that will be serving the famous ‘white russian’ throughout the evening, as well as cinema style snacks. Fancy dress? -of course yes! and there may even be a Lebowski themed prize for best fancy dressed Dude, or Dudess. We are pretty excited about this one so get down here for a fantastic night and watch a great film on the big screen!
This Friday Afternoon
A 1940’s style tea dance will take place on friday afternoon.