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
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.