Tag: Feast

FEASTFilm ‘The French Connection’ (18) – Weds 18 May

The French Connection is William Friedkin’s gritty, Oscar®-winning police drama where two tough New York City cops try to intercept a huge heroin shipment coming from France. Police partners Popeye Doyle (Gene Hackman) and Buddy Russo (Roy Scheider) put a candy store under surveillance based on a hunch that something fishy was going on. Eventually it turns out that the proprietors are involved in one of the biggest narcotics smuggling rings on either side of the Atlantic, and the cops go to work. Popeye Doyle is a short-tempered alcoholic bigot, but he is nevertheless a hard-working and dedicated police officer. Doyle’s nemesis is Alain Charnier (Fernando Rey), a suave and urbane gentleman who is a criminal, and one of the largest suppliers of pure heroin to North America. As money troubles begin for the hoods they decide to kill Popeye and Buddy to give them enough room to bring in the heroin.

Doors open 7.30pm
Plus Bar
£5 on the door or click the button below to book in advance

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

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FEAST Film – Shaun the Sheep (U) – Sat 7th Nov

Kids Saturday matinee – 7th November 2015 – 11am

FEAST Films in association with The Portico Gallery presents….

Shaun the Sheep (U)

When Shaun decides to take the day off and have some fun, he gets a little more action than he bargained for. A mix up with the Farmer, a caravan and a very steep hill lead them all to the Big City and it’s up to Shaun and the flock to return everyone safely to the green grass of home.

Main Feature is 11 am (85mins)
£5 for adults £2 for kids
Hot & cold drinks and snacks.

Directors: Mark Burton, Richard Starzak

Portico Bazaar – Sun 1st November

Not to be missed – the fabulous Portico Bazaar on
Sunday 1st November

All things Christmassy and something for all the family.

The bazaars are open on the same day as West Norwood’s fabulous Feast, so there’ll be lots of people in the town and so bound to be lots of visitors to the bazaar.

So come early to grab the best. 

The Portico Gallery bazaars are indoors, warm, dry, comfortable and with plenty of room for everyone. Plus music and a licenced café.

The Portico Gallery is opening a ‘Pop Up Shop’. There will be a booking office for The Music Hall and Mambista as well as items for sale. These will include cards, pictures, prints and all sorts of arts and crafts. So if you have anything you’d like to sell, contact us on:info@porticogallery.org.uk for further details.

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

For more information about workshops, classes and activities at The Portico Gallery visit:

Jodorowsky’s Dune + special guest DJ Food (Ninja Tune)

FEAST Film Nights in association with The Portico Gallery presents….
Jodorowsky’s Dune – Sat 12th September, 7.30pm.
The tale of one-of-a-kind director Alejandro Jodorowsky’s ambitious but doomed attempt to adapt Frank Herbert’s sprawling, sci-fi novel, Dune, for the big screen.
Jodorowsky's Dune
Almost a decade before David Lynch’s love it or hate it adaptation hit the cinemas, Jodorowsky led a band of “spiritual warriors”, including HR Giger (Alien) and Jean ‘Moebius’ Giraud, on a mission to create his magnum opus; a prodigious 14-hour feature starring Mick Jagger, Orson Welles, Pink Floyd, and Salvador Dali.Having mythic status among sci-fi fans and film makers alike, Jodorowsky’s unfinished masterpiece influenced the making of some of the genre’s greatest movies including Alien, Star Wars, and The Terminator.

The night will feature a post-screening DJ set from Strictly Kev (aka DJ Food, Solid Steel/Ninja Tune).

Together with Jonathan More and Matt Black from Coldcut, and Patrick Carpenter (who would later grace the turntables for The Cinematic Orchestra), Strictly Kev released a slew of sample-heavy, breakbeat-laden nuggets under the guise of DJ Food. Throughout the 1990s DJ Food’s Jazz Brakes series laced the turntables of any self-respecting hip-hop DJ in the UK.

Two decades on Strictly Kev is running the kitchen alone, DJing to sold out crowds and entertaining clubbers globally with eclectic and artistically crafted DJ sets of hip hop, funk, jazz and vinyl obscurities.

Sci-fi fanatic, vinyl connoisseur, and a true fan of the genius of Alejandro Jodorowsky, there is no one better than Strictly Kev to provide the soundtrack to your post-movie musings.

Strictly Kev’s DJ set will be accompanied by cosmic geometric explorations and animations by Ambigraph.


7.30pm Doors open
8pm Film screening
9.30pm DJ Strictly Kev

Tickets £5
Licensed bar & snacks

Contact details for The Portico Gallery are: info@porticogallery.org.uk and 0208 761 7612.


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.

Latin folk dance (mailchimp) Freestyle dance (Mailchimp)

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

FEAST Film Night – Judex (PG)

Magic, decep­tion and kid­nap­ping as a mys­ter­i­ous pulp-fiction hero, Judex, con­fronts a crooked banker.

Judex (1963) is a French-language crime film remake of the 1916 French film serial of the same name con­cern­ing the adven­tures of pulp hero Judex. Dir­ec­ted by French film­maker Georges Franju, the film stars Chan­ning Pol­lock as Judex/Vallieres, Adith Scob as Jac­queline, Fran­cine Berg as Diana and Michel Vit­old as Favraux.

Run time 93 minutes 23 seconds
Pro­du­cer Georges Franju

Saturday 30th May
08.00 Doors open
Music from Michael John­son & a few sur­prises…
08.30 Judex
10.15 Djs Michael John­son and Pete W

Tickets £5 on the door
Bar and snacks available


FEAST Film Matinee – Bugsy Malone (U) – Mon 4 May

This Bank Holiday Monday FEAST Film matinee presents “Bugsy Malone” Cert. U

The classic gangster musical from 1976.  Prohibition retold with child actors and splurge.  A young Jodie Foster stars.

Monday 4th May – doors open 1.30pm
Film screening at 2.00pm

Tickets £5, £2 for kids floor seats
Licensed bar and snacks available

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Bazaar – Sun 3rd May

On the First Sunday of each month, West Norwood  is the venue for the hugely successful West Norwood Feast. Here at The Portico Gallery we hold an Arts and Crafts Bazaar between 10am and 4pm showcasing  a vast array of local talent. The event will showcase the variety of organisations, individuals and suppliers of West Norwood. Everything from high end chocolate to the most up-to-date urban fashions. Many of the local South London artists also have pitches so if you are looking for a reasonably priced piece of art this is the place to come to. There is always a bargain to be had.

If you would like to have a pitch, which range in size, please contact us via our contact page.

FEAST Film Night – I’ll Show You Mine – Sat 25 April

The Portico Gallery will be hosting the next FEAST Film Night “I’ll Show You Mine…” on Saturday 25th April

FEAST Film Nights opens its screen to submissions from the public of their favourite online video clips based on a theme – this month the theme is music!

Whether it’s a music video, live performance, excerpt of a documentary or something music related – as long as its under five minutes your submission stands a chance of being screened at The Portico Gallery on Saturday the 25th of April.

The videos will be shown in three twenty minute groups with intermissions and guest DJs filling the gaps – a true South London audio visual melting pot!

To submit your video follow this link:

Saturday 25th April
Doors 7.30 

Film screenings start 8.00pm 

Tickets £5 on the door
Bar and snacks available