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The Dude abides

THIS FRIDAY EVENING

Portico Picture Palace in conjunction with Feast Film nights will screen the stone cold classic that is “The Big Lebowski”.

£4 on the door.

(possible reduction if you wear fancy dress-depending on how good it is.)

Doors open 7:30pm

 

White Russians. Dressing gowns. Bowling. Toes. Nihilists. Rugs…. need we say more?

 

Well we will, but a bit closer to to the time. Do though, watch this space for more information on an entire season of bi-weekly screenings here with us in conjunction with West Norwood Feast

We now have a fully licensed bar that will be serving the famous ‘white russian’ throughout the evening, as well as cinema style snacks. Fancy dress? -of course yes! and there may even be a Lebowski themed prize for best fancy dressed Dude, or Dudess. We are pretty excited about this one so get down here for a fantastic night and watch a great film on the big screen!

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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

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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

 

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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!

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Tickets: £15 on the door
Concession: Students, JSA, 70+.

Singing at Portico

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)

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

Creative Movement Workshops

 On 11th July 7:30-9:30pm we hosted some Creative Movement Workshops. Here are some details from Victoria Thompson, the class tutor.

Everybody is invited

These monthly guided movement workshops are friendly and relaxed and open to anyone with an inclination to explore and deepen awareness of their creative moving body.

Relaxing and Being

Beginning with relaxation, we calm the nervous system and take time to turn our attention inwards, tuning into the tiny movements and shifting sensations within the body. Giving ourselves permission to be in our body, just exactly as it is, opens up our potential for moving and being.

Finding Movements that Feel Good From here, I lead you towards rediscovering for yourself, ways of moving that feel juicy and nourishing, inviting the blood to flow, the breath to move and awakening the senses.

 Enhancing Sensation

I offer to guide people to be able to offer and receive gentle touch to enhance sensation and relaxation in places of tension such as the back, shoulders and neck. We move towards feeling more relaxed, released, open and flowing in our movements.

Space to Move

The Portico Gallery Studio is clean, spacious, gently lit and welcoming with mats and rugs for relaxing. (wear loose warm clothing).

Forward this invitation to friends, visit ‘Moving and Being’ on Twitter and Facebook (click the link below) or email vixmoves@icloud.com.

Looking forward to moving with you in June and July.

Vix

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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