Tag: FEAST Film

FEAST Film – Thelma & Louise – Sat 5th March

To coincide with International Women’s Day, FEAST Film Nights in association with The Portico Gallery presents…. Thelma & Louise (PG)

This iconic feminist road movie. 25 years on, the film still stands alone in this genre, something that is both a credit to the film itself – and also depressing in that so few similar movies were made in its wake.

“Meek” housewife Thelma (Geena Davis) joins her friend Louise (Susan Sarandon), an independent waitress, on a short fishing trip. However, their trip becomes a flight from the law when Louise shoots and kills a man who tries to rape Thelma at a bar. Louise decides to flee to Mexico, and Thelma joins her. On the way, Thelma falls for sexy young thief J.D. (Brad Pitt) and the sympathetic Detective Slocumb (Harvey Keitel) tries to convince the two women to surrender before their fates are sealed.

7.30pm  Doors open
8.00pm  Thelma & Louise screening

Tickets £5 on the door
Licensed bar & snacks

The Portico Gallery
23a Knight’s Hill
West Norwood
SE27 0HS

FEAST Film – Downtown 81- Sat 24th October

The Portico Gallery in association with FEAST Film proudly presents the highly acclaimed Downtown 81 – doors open 8pm this Sat 24th October.

Screening 9pm – £5 on the door – licensed bar & snacks


Starring the legendary American painter, graffiti artist, poet and musician Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988), Downtown 81 is both a post-modernist fairytale and a vivid depiction of the downtown New York art and music scene in the early 1980s. The film chronicles a day in the life of a 19 year-old starving artist (Basquiat) who must raise money to reclaim the apartment from which he has been evicted. Hoping to sell a painting to earn the rent, he wanders the downtown streets, painting in hand, encountering painters, models, junkies, graffiti artists, rappers and rockers whose lives and performances provide a slice of life from one of the most exciting periods in American culture.

A virtual “lost” film, shot in 1981 but not completed and released until two decades later, Downtown 81 not only captures one of the twentieth century’s most interesting and lively artists in Basquiat, but also features music from many of leading musical artists of the era including Kid Creole and the Coconuts, Tuxedomoon, The Plastics, James White and the Blacks, The Lounge Lizards, and DNA.

Dj’s Ken Jones & Pete W top and tail the feature with downtown selections.

This is the digitally remastered release in all its widescreen glory.

8.00pm Dj Ken Jones (Effra Sound)
9.00pm Film screening
10.15pm DJ Pete W (Soul Night)

Tickets £5 on the door, Licensed bar & snacks


Open Day & Retro Village – Sun 6th Sept

Sunday 6th September as part of West Norwood FEAST, The Portico Gallery will be hosting Retro village – a number of eclectic and affordable stalls – in place of Rosebery’s this month.

And as usual we’ll be showcasing its wares on Sunday 6th Sept as part of West Norwood FEAST  – 10am to 4pm.

From our super-cool Mambista nights to our fun-filled Folk & ceilidh evenings; our gentle and popular Tea Dance, our multi-faceted FEAST Film nights and our new open-mic Cut-A-Rug evenings.

Clare Hirst (RGB) Mambista JuneJudex

We’ll also be promoting a host of classes available at the Gallery, such as singing, pottery, life-drawing, sewing, yoga, Zumba and Qi Gong.


Our pottery tutor hard at work!
Our pottery tutor hard at work!