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Mambista – November 2015




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 27th November and the evening kicks off again with Newton’s 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.  In November we have Krar Collective from Ethiopia who perform a rootsy and contemporary take on traditional music from Ethiopia based on other-worldly modes and driven by hypnotic rhythms. The traditional acoustic krar lyre is associated with the azmari minstrel tradition; electrified, in the hands of Zeleke it becomes a gritty, ancient rock guitar – accompanied just by traditional kebero drums and fronted by stunning vocals.

“This London-based Ethiopian three-piece, centred on the traditional krar harp, were one of the grooviest and most hypnotic bands at Damon Albarn’s recent Africa Express bonanza.  Expect an ultra-repetitive funky dance marathon.” Time Out

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

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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

Mambista – April 2015




Our Mambista nights continue to be great fun, and lots is planned for the fourth Friday of each month in the warm embrace of the Portico Gallery.

We’re back on Fri 24th April, kicking off the evening again with Newton’s Salsa dance class at 7pm, followed by Gerry Lyseight on DJ duties on either side of live music from Grupo Lokito, through until midnight.

Grupo Lokito fuses contemporary Congolese and Latin music creating a modern day cocktail of two of the great world musics.

April 2015 GrupoLokito (lo res)April 2015 Grupo Lokito 2

Doors: 19.00- midnight.  Salsa class 19.00-20.00hrs.  Mambista from 20.00 til midnight.

Click on the PayPal button above to pay £6, in advance. Otherwise it’s just £8 for the salsa dance class at 7pm (includes free entry to Mambista at 8pm) or £8 on the door for Mambista from 8pm through until midnight.

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