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Dec. 2014 A5 magazine
Friday 17th October Here with us…
October’s ceilidh event is set to be a corker as we’ll be welcoming back americana band No Coward Soul starring Alaskan frontman Brad Schmauss and showcasing legendary morris dance side Northwood Morris.
There will also be three lively ceilidh dancing sets courtesy of fab folk dance band Ceilidh Tree with blazing fiddles, melodeon, foot stomping scottish and irish folk tunes for dancing and our masterful caller to show you the moves – details at www.ceilidhtree.co.uk
Support comes from youth folk troupe the Green Ravens and there’ll be a fully licensed bar with craft ale, scrumpy, wine, and, we’re excited to announce fab local deli Beamish & McGlue will be laying on a mix of delicious vege, meat and gluten free soup, stews and cakes!
Full details and tickets at www.folkofthewood.co.uk. Earlybird tickets before 12th October – £6 adults, £4 concession, £3 under 12s then £7 / £4.50 and £8 / £5 on the door.
This Friday Afternoon
A 1940’s style tea dance will take place on friday afternoon.
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The Portico Picture Palace Music Hall and Illusion Emporium returns with a musical 1914 salute to the courage and good will of the soldiers and volunteers of the First World War.
Join us for comedy, mystery and illusion, sing along songs and words from the front, Sunday, 14th September, at 7.30pm, as the last event of the first ever Portico Festival of the Arts!
Licensed bar, local beer from Late Knights, goodies from Blackbird Bakery and more…not to mention prizes for sartorial excellence!
To note: This event is featured in the Lambeth Heritage Festival published brochure HOWEVER please do note that there has been a CHANGE OF DATE: in the brochure the date is stated as the 7th of September. The actual date is the 14th of September.
To Purchase Tickets for the Music Hall click below!
Tickets: £15 on the door
Concession: Students, JSA, 70+.
Looking for something to do on Wednesdays?
Introduction to Harmony Workshop 12-2 £7 (£5 conc) to include home made cake and tea.
Group Singing, harmonisation, fun and good vibes.
Open to everyone .
Special Workshop (Drop in)
12noon to 2pm Rhythm and Pulse £7 (£5 conc)
The hugely popular ‘Folk Of The Wood’ ceilidh returns on Friday 18th of July .It is this events 1st birthday party so expect lots of birthday party extras! Come and dance the night away and enjoy plenty of live music and lovely soup and cakes. To purchase tickets visit the ‘folk of the Woods’ Website.
So, people of the internet, you have reached Portico. And here you see the creation of ‘The Sea Side Novelty’ ….What, I hear you ask, is ‘The Sea Side Novelty’? Well, if you have passed through the doors of Portico in the last couple of weeks, you may have seen it – standing in the corridor awaiting your heads. Yes, friends, that is correct, your heads. However before we carved those holes out the three edwardian holiday makers did indeed have faces! …And here, for the first time we reveal to you, the internet perusing public, their rather happy little faces.
Of course this is all beside the point. What, you ask, is the point? …Well the point is this: SEA SIDE MUSIC HALL IS ON ITS WAY. Yes lucky lucky people of London, once again the Portico Picture Palace Hosts an evening of music hall entertainment, this time with a salty theme and candy floss in its hair. On the last weekend in May we will whisk you away to the sunny sea side for a spectacular evening of music hall tunes…. did you know this old place, the building itself, used to be a Music Hall? So this is not some museum piece kept behind glass. No this is real West End stars doing real music hall songs in a real music hall. Right here in the Great North Wood*.
Do come, get tickets via phone, email or just turn up and we will sell you one.
For more info see the music hall page.
*Not the new (and truly fantastic) Pub, just the old name for West Norwood….
This event has now occurred. Watch this space for news of the next Music Hall event.
Come Josephine In My Flying Machine
Click the link above for a taste of songs to come!
For our next Music Hall and Illusion Emporium, we will be bringing the West End to West Norwood – AND the Pier to the Portico! Sail along with our Seaside theme, and sing along with sunny abandon. That’s the way to do it!
Sun, 25th May 2014 – doors open at 7pm. Join Auntie Rose and her vintage Victrolas, West End Singers Gentleman Jim and Lovely Lara, Comedienne Charmian, Illustrious Illusioneer Barrie, our own Miss Gypsy Hill and all our lovely others…and if you’re good, very, very good, you may be visited by Fairy Snowdrop.
Our Music Hall evening last December was the first such performance in one hundred years on the original West Norwood Public Hall Music Hall stage. Come and join us as the bring the spirits of Music Halls past back to glorious, if not rude, health.
Tickets may be reserved by phone (put gallery number), and may be paid for at the Portico Gallery between 3 and 7pm each day, or before 7.15pm on Sunday 25th May
Our next Music Hall Sing Along night will be 15th May – once more we’ll be singing songs of days gone by, crowd pleasers such as ‘I do like to be Beside the Seaside’, and tongue teasers like ‘What I Want is a Proper Cup of Coffee’, so ‘Don’t Dilly Dally!’ Join us from 7.45 to 8.45 pm, doors open 7.15 to share drinks and chat. Raise your voice and lift your spirits, and get in the mood for our Music Hall event on the 25th May.
THIS EVENT TAKES PLACE THIS FRIDAY 21ST OF MARCH …have you got your tickets? It’s going to be great, visit the Folk of the Woods web page to buy tickets.
Indeed we have some news regarding this event, the Lovely people from Riverford Organic are providing some food for the event and a box offer on the night. Pop over to their website to check out all the amazing organic things they have to offer.
And of course with “London’s finest folk dance band” -Evening Standard, the wonderful Ceilidh Tree, performing with their caller Chris to show you all the moves, you’re in for a really great evening.