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Soul Intent -Soul & Funk – Sat 14 May

Classic Motown soul and funk tunes – come and hear the 8-piece band Soul Intent play live at The Portico Gallery on Sat 14th May from 8pm til late.

All profits will go to The Portico Gallery to help us continue to welcome the community to all the wonderful events and classes we are able to hold here.

£8 on the door and only £6 in advance – just click on the Add to Cart button below:




Soul Intent is an exciting soul band featuring vocalists, a hot rhythm section with percussion, and guitar and keyboards guaranteed to get you moving! Come and listen, enjoy or if you like, dance to the band’s versions of Car Wash, Dancing in the Street, Signed Sealed Delivered,Dock of the Bay,Lovely Day, Midnight Hour, Rock Steady, Soul Man, Boogie Ooogie Oogie and many more.

Soul Intent plays crowd-pleasing soul classics for both dancing and listening.

At the Portico Gallery on Saturday 14th May from 8pm.

All proceeds go to The Portico Gallery – come along, support the Gallery and party!

Early booking advisable with advance tickets available for £6 – just click the PayPal button above

Mambista – Fri 22 Jan 2016




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 22nd January and the evening kicks off again with a 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.  This month we’re loving the return of Soothsayers – who did the business when they made their Mambista debut in May and they’re back as our first band of 2016 to help warm up a freezing January with their funk, Afrobeat and deep dub.

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

Click on the PayPal “Add to Cart” button above to pay just £6, in advance or £8 on the door (both prices include the salsa dance class).

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

Cut-A-Rug: Unrugged Folk Night – Thurs 17th Dec

Our lovely Cut-A-Rug: Unrugged folk nights will be ending the year with a sparkling, Christmas evening for the whole community to enjoy.
The Portico Gallery will host the Christmas Unrugged folk night on Thurs 17th December, so come join us for a wonderful and unique night of acoustic and unplugged acts from the local area, supporting amazing artists with and without disabilities.
Acts for both nights include guitarists, Motown singers, opera soloists, jazz pianists, comedians and DJs.
  • £5 on the door
  • 7-11pm

For more information check out details you can call us at the Gallery on 0208 761 7612 or
Contact sam.mason@certitude.org.uk

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.

Click on the PayPal “Add to Cart” button above to pay just £6, in advance or £8 on the door (both prices include the salsa dance class).

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

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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

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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