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Arcadia | Spring into Action: Nature, Colour + Festivities

A collaboration with Beeja Dance to mark the arrival of spring and the joyous spirit of Holi with an array of exciting activities for all ages.

Holi at Stanley Arts

Holi, the festival of colours, marks the arrival of spring.

Come and celebrate Holi at Stanley Arts on April 7th for an unforgettable experience bursting with colour, music, dance, food and festivities.

Beeja and Stanley Arts invites you to immerse yourself in the joyous spirit of Holi with an array of exciting activities for all ages. From mesmerising dance performances by both local and national companies to captivating music acts, special exhibition, exhilarating workshops, food, and, of course, the thrill of playing with colours. The event has something special for everyone.

Book tickets here.

Tickets: £8 for adults, £6 concessions, £4 for children over 4yrs.


Nature trail and volunteering with Lira Valencia at South Norwood Lake: 10am – 12pm 

Lira has been described as the David Attenborough of Croydon. She is a London Wildlife Trust ranger and wildlife content creator. She’ll be leading a nature trail from Stanley Arts and heading toward the South Norwood Lake where she’ll share the joys of bird-watching and her favourite wildlife species. We will then join the Friends of South Norwood Lake to learn how to take care of newly planted trees and get active. Any under 16 year olds must be accompanied by an adult.

Spaces limited, pre-book for free HERE

Meeting point: outside Stanley Arts, 10am


‘The Wood That Built London’ – Walking tour of the Great North Wood at Grangewood Park: 1.30 – 3pm

It is hard to imagine that the busy townscape of South London was once a great wood, stretching almost seven miles from Croydon to Deptford or that, scattered through the suburbs, from Dulwich to Norwood, a number of oak woodlands have survived since before the Norman Conquest. Chris Schüler, freelance writer, journalist and cultural historian will be leading a walking tour to one of the surviving woodlands nearby and talking about his book The Wood That Built London, a history of the Great North Wood. Books will be available to purchase.

Spaces limited, pre-book for free HERE

Meeting point: outside Stanley Arts, 1.30pm


Part of Arcadia, a creative and interactive festival taking place Thu 4 – Sun 7 April, sparking conversation, the imagination and activism to ‘re-forest’ our minds and places.

Check out the full Arcadia programme here.

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