In the warm embrace of The Portico Gallery.
Our next Tea Dance is on Weds 9th December so come and join us – from 2.30pm until 4.30pm.
Live Music, home made cakes, a space to try out some new dances, a sing-a-long, toddlers play area, community scarf knitting and lovely recreational activities.
Our Photographer is Sabine Theole www.sabinethoelephotography.com
Our special event is a social, warm and inclusive event. We welcome people in wheelchairs, people with Dementia, and we’d like to reach isolated people in our community.
If you’d like to be involved as a musician, a baker, a dancer, or can or just come for fun, please get in touch. We are also looking for anyone who can lend their skills in knitting, crocheting and any other crafts-based activities to the event.
If you know someone who would benefit from such an event, please let us know as we may be able to help them get to us.
Admittance is now free, but you can make a donation towards the baking if you feel you would like to support it.
Dementia friendly. Disabled access.
The Tea Dance has its own Facebook page where you can see the line up, photos and hear news about it. Please visit and share. https://www.facebook.com/pages/West-Norwood-Tea-Dance/316095418589678
Friday 23rd of January 2015
It’s this Friday! Hurry and get your ticket, they are going fast!
We’re up and running! Thanks to one and all for coming out for the launch night of Mambista – we really enjoyed it and it looked as though everyone else did too.
Tell your friends, family and neighbours; we’re back on the fourth Friday of November – the 28th – with live South African Jazz, by way of East Dulwich, courtesy of Adam Glasser Quartet; and the evening kicks off with our salsa dance class led by Newton Brown (aka, The Bomb) at 7.
The fourth Friday in December falls on Boxing Day so we won’t be around as most people have other – if not better – things to do, but we’ll be back on 23 January 2015!!! with your post-Xmas, pre-Brazil Carnaval, Samba and Pagode Party featuring Grupo So Kem Eh. Caipirinhas at the ready!
Salsa class: 19.00-20.00. £7 (includes free club entry)
Mambista in session: 20.00-23.00
Fantastic Food, bodacious bar and all round niceness guaranteed
Entrance: £7 on the night
Advance tickets: £5 CLICK HERE TO GO BUY THEM!
Info: 020 8761 7612
NB. The week before us our friends at Folk of the Wood are back at the Portico Gallery for their regular 3rd Friday of the month session on November 21st with the Pirate Ceilidh special featuring The Salts, the Sea Shanty Choir and Ceilidh Tree live and guest Pirate caller, Louise Wells. For more info/tickets: www.folkofthewood.co.uk. Do-si-do your partner!
more info to follow….here is the poster… BUY TICKETS HERE or click the TICKET button at the top of the screen.
This Saturday 29th November we will be hosting an EPIC Indonesian Cultural Evening.
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
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 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!
This Friday Afternoon
A 1940’s style tea dance will take place on friday afternoon.