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Invention Point: Christmas Headdress Workshop

This month the Inventing South Norwood Team is back with more workshops for you to get stuck into!

On 11th Dec, pop down to Stanley Arts Social Cafe to meet theatre costume designer John Bastos, who will be hosting a drop-in accessories workshop where you will get to make your own festive headpieces.

Christmas Headdress Workshop 

11th of December 

Stanley Arts Social Cafe – from 11am to 4pm

John Bastos is a costume designer and fashion pattern cutter. Most recently he was Costume Designer for the Sundown Kiki at the Young Vic Theatre. John has worked on lots of projects with young people in the past, helping them get started with clothes construction and the creation of fashion accessories. John is also constructing the winning look from our ‘Panto Dame Costume Competition’, which will be on display in the cafe.

Our workshops are open to all and you can drop-in when you like. The activities will take you about half an hour, depending on ability. 


What is Inventing South Norwood all about?  

Celebrating the spirit of invention in South Norwood, this new cultural programme is funded by Historic England High Street Action Zones Programme. Its intention is to support exciting cultural activity and get people to come out and enjoy their historic high streets. 

These Invention points are a great chance for people to come and talk to the Stanley Team about the ‘Inventing South Norwood’ programme and learn how to get involved in our volunteer initiatives. We will take photos of all your work for the upcoming Invention Archive.   

For any further information check out www.stanleyarts.org or contact: inventingsouthnorwood@stanleyarts.org

Daniel Winder, Venue Director, Stanley Arts, said: “South Norwood has a rich and enduring history of invention and creativity. We hope that over the next three years the whole of our local community will come together to celebrate our collective spirit of invention.” 

Duncan Wilson, Chief Executive, Historic England, said:The high street cultural programme is a step change in the way we think about bringing high streets back from the brink. As we start to see these important historic spaces regenerated through building work, it is the community-led cultural work that helps people to enjoy their high street again and also have a say in what the future of their high street might be.” 


For more about the national programme follow @HistoricEngland #HistoricHighStreets and visit: www.HistoricEngland.org.uk/HighStreetCulture  

For more images of John’s work check out: magenta.pimenta on instagram.com

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