Ceilidh night 21st November
Our next Ceilidh put on by ‘Folk of the Woods‘ will occur on the eve of Friday 21st November.
You know the score by now, and if you don’t you should come and find out the score as the score is that it is a truly fantastic family occasion! (doe’s that all make sense?)
But yes, local food, local beer, amazing music and a guaranteed amazing night out.
Book early to avoid disappointment.
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
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.
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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)
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:
Health and Leisure.
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?
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:
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
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:
Sides (pasta, potato, rice, grains)
Helping hands (set up 30 minutes before)
Helping Hands (clean up)
Flowers for tables
Drinks (2 x bottles or cartons)
Crisps and Dips