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Mark Watson and guests in aid of The Moldova Project! – Sat 28th November

Emmaus Lambeth in association with The Portico Gallery presents…

Mark Watson & Guests in aid of The Moldova Project – Saturday 28th November 2015 –
7.30pm until midnight.

Live at The Portico Gallery, West Norwood….on 28th November, Emmaus Lambeth is hosting an event of music and comedy to raise money for The Moldova Project! Please come along and enjoy the brilliant acts we have lined up, as well as supporting a great cause.

Please note that tickets must be bought online in advance of the event by following the link below:
http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mark-watson-and-guests-tickets-19163664035?aff=es2

Performers include comedian Mark Watson and musicians Frances Eva Lea and Lauren Bannon Music. Michael Johnson from The Book and Record Bar will be DJing until midnight.

mwportico.eventbrite.co.uk  £15.00 + £1.75 booking fee

We hope to see you there!

 

SRA AGM Weds 23rd Sept

The Portico Gallery will be hosting the Annual General Meeting for Southside Rehabilitation Centre on Wednesday 23rd September 2015.

Starting at 4.30pm for refreshments.

Followed by a presentation at 5pm by Councillor Jacqui Dyer entitled “Promoting Black Health and Wellbeing in Lambeth” and then Q&A and a brief report about Southside Rehab.

 SRA AGM 2015

RSVP: Stephanie@sra-ltd.co.uk     Tel: 0208 766 6688

Or contact The Portico Gallery on 0208 761 7612.

 

The River Effra’s vanishing act

Fri 4th September, 7pm at Portico Gallery.

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Jon Newman from Lambeth Archives uncovers the sorry story of the River Effra, once a sparkling stream running the length of Lambeth but long since downgraded to underground storm relief sewer, as he maps its course from the high ground of Norwood through Herne Hill and Brixton to the Thames at Vauxhall.

To book, email archives@lambeth.gov.uk or call 0207 926 6076.  Alternatively email call us at The Portico Gallery on 0208 761 7612

Art & Soul.

We’ve made a lovely lovely thing for you all, it is an A5 limited edition, informative magazine. It contains up to the minute info on a whole load of local art news as well as some amazing creative writing. We would like your articles, thoughts, poems, reviews or suggestions for the next one which is due to be published early spring!

And the best thing is it is only a £1! …buy it from us right now. Or you could download it for nothing, but we will not fix the leaking roof without your help.

Click on the link below

Dec. 2014 A5 magazine

Festival Events

Over the weekend of 12-13-14th september,

To coincide with the Heritage festival we will be providing vast swathes of cultural events kicking off with:

 

Friday 12th September 7:30pm 

The first of the 

FEAST FILM KNIGHTS

Ardman Animations Films Introduced by Director Andy Symanowski.

These are family films with a few extras thrown in.

£4 on the door (kids on Carpet £1) 

 

Saturday from 10am Animation Workshops 

Click here for more details (external Facebook page).

 Saturday 13th September 7:30pm FREE.

CHRONICLES OF COURAGE  

A local premier of a film art installation inspired by real life

accounts of the first world war.

Followed by 

Gerry Lyseight DJ set of ‘Mango Landing’ fame. 

 

Sunday 14th September 7:30pm £12.50 in advance £9 concs.

 

MUSIC HALL AND ILLUSION EMPORIUM

TO BUY TICKETS CLICK HERE

A stirling salute to our courageous lads and lasses off to  fall-in and follow the call to victory.

 

 

Bar serves snacks locally brewed beer(draft and bottled), wine

and soft drinks

 

Wake up to West Norwood

Our Happening has happened!

Update 5th August:

Well we had a fantastic day here on Sunday. Thank you all so much for making it such a great day.

We will leave this page up  for a few more days as a big thank you to all the people who made it happen. West Norwood is a fantastic village in london and it’s the people that make it what it is.

Update 30th July:

We’ve sent emails out yesterday to many more people who should get involve. Our art, ceramics and yoga teachers will all be here throughout the day to sign you up and get your creative juices flowing. Also we’ve been thinking for some time about ‘film’ here and are keen to hear you ideas about films you’d like to see here in West Norwood.

Our Artist in residence will open up the strange room in the corner, an on going evolving performance piece that attempts to recreate the offices of a shadowy fictional organisation known as the C.R.O.S. this will be from 2pm. Our artist in residence has had films shown in london  this year and is working on a feature film.

ALSO the Portico singers will be performing live throughout the day  and we might even get some other live music. And yet more, been to our Music Hall evening yet? no? oh well come along on sunday and watch some great footage of previous performances…. showing throughout the day.

But wait… what actually is it? Well, friends, it is a gathering of people in a place that is quite close to the geographical centre of West Norwood. This fact, no doubt, could be argued over, but  no good would come of that… Indeed arguing is never an ideal solution.

The happening (it started life as a symposium but evolved) will bring together a diverse cross section of our fair North Wood in the hills. Beer? …well yes, as we now have a licence you may be able to buy a beer, but that really isn’t the point.

The point is this. We will attempt to bring people together to meet the other people involved in all the different things that ‘Happen’ in West Norwood. Our lovely new leisure centre has opened up today – a cause for great celebration indeed!

So people, artists, film buffs, musicians, cake making bakers and Open Works members: let’s get together and … HAPPEN!

Wake up to West Norwood!

Come along on Sunday August 3rd (FEAST day)

to find out more about your local charities, community groups and artists.
There will be visual presentations in the gallery, stalls of local makers and suppliers, talks and Q&A sessions from various individuals and representatives of groups including:

Cultural Groups.

Faith Groups.

Youth Groups.

Health and Leisure.

Media.

Forums.

Heritage.

and so many utter fantastical wonders you really really should not miss it!

We will be launching our Festival which is taking part here to coincide with the Lambeth Heritage festival and will begin on Friday 5 September with the film Paths of Glory.

 

The talks will be held every half hour between 11am and 3pm and will last no more than five minutes each.

The gallery now has a licensed bar selling locally brewed beer and snacks, wine and soft drinks.

 

This will be a great opportunity to learn more about your local area, promote your business or organisation, and discover a new passion!

For more information please call us:

020 8761 7612

 

And below, for your viewing pleasure, is a small slide show of pictures taken in the building over the last few months, can you see yourself in any of them?

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Centre 70 Public Reception

The Centre 70 AGM is a open to the public and will take place  on the 24th of July from 6pm-9pm. The AGM will occur from 8pm onwards, prior to that will be a reception with food. This will be a social occasion that will be open to the public. Here is some information about Centre 70 from their website :

 

We provide free, confidential, independent, impartial advice by way of appointments and outreach and offer a counselling service.
We provide advice on:

Welfare benefits
Housing
Debt
*Consumer law*
*Employment*
General advice – including family issues, wills, crime
Student finance, grants to individuals and referral to agencies providing back to work advice
* We only provide very basic advice on these areas and you should look at our Useful Contacts page for specialist advice

We hope you can come along and meet the Centre 70 team. DSCN1655

Supper No2

Thursday 26th June 6:30pm

The wonderfully inventive crew known as ‘The Open Works’ (are you a member yet, it seems quite a lot of you are!) are having a second Supper, entitled ‘Supper No2’ which we will host in the main hall. here is what they have to say about it:

Because everyone enjoyed the first one so much …
Another pot luck supper!

Bring a dish or help set up, share an idea, meet other members, find out about what projects are developing and what you might like to do yourself.

Bring one of the following:

Veggie dish
Sides (pasta, potato, rice, grains)
Salad
Meat dish
Helping hands (set up 30 minutes before)
Helping Hands (clean up)
Fruit
Flowers for tables
Drinks (2 x bottles or cartons)
Dessert/Pudding
Crisps and Dips
Chicken dish
Bread

Job Fair

job fair
busy day at job fair.
busy day at job fair.

On the 4th of March 2014 we hosted a Job Fair in the main hall. This event was put on by Lambeth Council and seemed to be very successful.  With the versatility of the main hall and its unique ‘walls on wheels’ we can quickly go from an empty space for Yoga and the like to a completely functional event room.

Throughout the day the Portico Gallery was visited by various councillors as well as hosting representatives from local employers including the soon to be finished new sports and leisure centre.