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Upcoming Events

Jan 2022

Jan18 - Mar29

Life Drawing at Stanley Arts (Untutored)

Jan18 - Mar29     7:00pm
Jan 18, 7:00 pm9:00 pm
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One event on Jan 18 2022 at 7:00 pm

One event on Feb 1 2022 at 7:00 pm

One event on Feb 15 2022 at 7:00 pm

One event on Mar 1 2022 at 7:00 pm

One event on Mar 15 2022 at 7:00 pm

One event on Mar 29 2022 at 7:00 pm

Stanley Life Drawing is a fortnightly untutored life drawing session with male or female nude models, hosted by a group of volunteer artists, art tutors and illustrators who wanted to practice drawing locally in a friendly and supportive environment. Supported by Stanley Arts, we will make use of the beautiful spaces of this Victorian theatre venue and encourage you, no matter your level of experience. Please feel free to bring along your pencils, charcoal, watercolours or pastels and enjoy an evening…

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Jan19

Improv Workshop with PillowTalk

Jan19     6:30pm
Jan 19, 6:30 pm8:00 pm

Improv Workshop with PillowTalk: Pay What You Can Improvisation is for everyone! Whether you’re a professional comedian/actor wanting to add a new string to your bow, or a first time performer, improv can help you think quicker, enjoy messing up and flex those creative muscles. The fundamental skills have been adopted in countless different sectors; from business and healthcare, to education and entertainment. Come along and learn something new whilst having a giggle! PillowTalk Theatre makes work for stage, page…

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Jan19 - Jun29

PopVox Choir

Jan19 - Jun29     7:30pm
Jan 19, 7:30 pm9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until Jun 29 2022

Sing your favourite pop songs in Croydon’s friendliest choir! PopVox is an adult pop choir who meet weekly to rehearse for performances. There are no auditions, simply everyone is welcome. We run for 50 weeks of the year and take our annual break for two weeks over Christmas. Come along - sing, laugh and learn! To book a free taster email info@popvoxchoir.co.uk. First session is a free taster, and afterwards a weekly fee of £7 paid monthly. No sight-reading skills…

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Jan20

Nice N Spiky Presents: Hatty Ashdown – The Worry Drawer (work-in-progress)

Jan20     7:30pm
Jan 20, 7:30 pm9:00 pm

“Wonderfully inventive, consistently funny”- Time Out. The worry drawer was a place Hatty's mum would pop people's problems to take them off their mind. Join Hatty (co-writer of Comedy Central's Give out Girls, host of Soho Radio's Funny Mummies, Kerry on BBC Radio 4's Romance & Adventure, and host of comedy club Screaming with Laughter) as she opens the drawer and finds the fun in how we cope with the tough and the tedious - can you deal with grief…

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Jan21

Criminally Untrue

Jan21     7:30pm
Jan 21, 7:30 pm9:30 pm

“Full of infectious energy… It’s ridiculous, and it’s ridiculously funny.” (Edfringereview) Criminally Untrue is a completely improvised true crime documentary, based entirely on your suggestions. Help these improvisers create the next Tiger King, Fyre Festival or Wild Wild Country… 5 performers make an entirely new documentary, complete with expert interviews, reconstructed evidence footage and courtroom drama, all whilst our improvising technicians provide the stirring soundtrack to help us along. From alumni of Edinburgh Fringe’s longest running improv troupe, The Improverts and…

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Jan22 - Jun25

Cherry Stars

Jan22 - Jun25     9:30am, 11:30am
Jan 22, 9:30 am11:15 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Saturday, repeating until Jun 25 2022

An event every week that begins at 11:30 am on Saturday, repeating until Jun 25 2022

Cherry Stars @ Stanley Arts A (30 minute) singing, (30 minute) dancing and (30 minute) acting class designed by early years experts and professional performing artists.  Our classes are designed to encourage students to work as a team, build their confidence, unleash their creativity, develop their movement memory, enhance their social skills and nurture their talent.  Students have the opportunity to develop their performance skills in our specially created theatrical children’s shows and mini movies. Age: 4 - 6 Years…

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Jan22 - Jun25

Rising Stars

Jan22 - Jun25     9:30am, 1:00pm
Jan 22, 9:30 am12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Saturday, repeating until Jun 25 2022

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until Jun 25 2022

Rising Stars @ Stanley Arts An advanced singing, dancing and acting stage school, performing arts course.  Classes are split into two age appropriate groups: 6-9 Year olds and 9-12 Year olds. Students learn new skills in acting (1hr class), singing (1hr class) & dancing (1hr class). Each year, our students have the exciting performance opportunity to take part in one movie and one theatrical stage production.   Age: 6 -12 years Running Time: Saturday 9.30-12.30 or 1.00-4.00pm   Spring Term…

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Jan23 - Jun26

Blue Green Dragon (Qing Long) – Tai Chi and Chi Gong

Jan23 - Jun26     11:00am
Jan 23, 11:00 am12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Sunday, repeating until Jun 26 2022

Tai Chi is often called meditation in movement - it can help to release stress, help with balance, and increase fitness. It can also help with knee and back issues and it is low impact, making it good for all fitness levels. Chi Gong (Qi Gong) the Ba Duan Jin (eight strands of silk brocade) is an exercise system developed by the Shaolin Temple Monks which uses breathing and stretching to enliven and replenish our vital energy. The class is…

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Jan25 - May31

CREW

Jan25 - May31     7:30pm
Jan 25, 7:30 pm9:30 pm
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One event on Nov 2 2021 at 7:30 pm

One event on Nov 16 2021 at 7:30 pm

One event on Nov 30 2021 at 7:30 pm

One event on Dec 14 2021 at 7:30 pm

One event on Jan 25 2022 at 7:30 pm

One event on Feb 8 2022 at 7:30 pm

One event on Feb 22 2022 at 7:30 pm

One event on Mar 8 2022 at 7:30 pm

One event on Mar 22 2022 at 7:30 pm

One event on Apr 5 2022 at 7:30 pm

One event on Apr 19 2022 at 7:30 pm

One event on May 3 2022 at 7:30 pm

One event on May 17 2022 at 7:30 pm

One event on May 31 2022 at 7:30 pm

Are you an aspiring or experienced writer? Would you like to get some feedback on your work, or a chance to collaborate with other writers, regardless of genre? CREW is a new peer-led writers group that is open to all. CREW is a peer-led writing group supporting all forms of written creativity - novelists, playwrights, poets and more are well welcome. CREW is a space to meet other writers, learn, share and collaborate. And it's free! CREW will be meeting…

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Jan27

SA Sound System: Smiles Collective + jam

Jan27     8:00pm
Jan 27, 8:00 pm11:30 pm

SA Sound System are back with a new set from neo-soul trio, Smiles Collective! Smiles Collective are a neo-soul jazz funk fusion band based in London. They have been building their brand over the years, playing at famous London venues like Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club – their signature style of energetic, unrehearsed “moment” music has captured audiences London-wide. The collective have just released their first single ‘Do Better’, with dynamic soulful lead vocalist Marli Artiste. The single and EP also…

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Jan28

Hasbian

Jan28     3:00pm
Jan 28, 3:00 pm5:00 pm

Hasbian (noun): A former lesbian who has “become” bisexual or heterosexual. An autobiographical comedy about coming out as a lesbian, only to discover that boys are also appealing. Hasbian uses real teenage diaries, music, and teen-movie actors from the early 00s to tell a story of growing up queer in Brighton (the UK’s Gay Capital) under Section 28 (the 1988 – 2003 law prohibiting the “teaching of homosexuality as a pretended family relationship”). Dripping in equal measures with heartfelt earnestness,…

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Jan28 - Jun24

F*** It Up Fridays

Jan28 - Jun24     8:00pm
Jan 28, 8:00 pm11:30 pm
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One event on Jan 28 2022 at 8:00 pm

One event on Feb 25 2022 at 8:00 pm

One event on Mar 25 2022 at 8:00 pm

One event on Apr 29 2022 at 8:00 pm

One event on May 27 2022 at 8:00 pm

One event on Jun 24 2022 at 8:00 pm

F*** It Up Fridays! Every last Friday of the month at Stanley Arts. A monthly OTA (open to all) ballroom scene social, for the community by the community, centred around celebration and expressions of queer BIPOC. This monthly OTA is a space for the ballroom scene and people looking to join the community to gather, socialise, have fun, and practice the ballroom categories they walk at the Balls. Some of the categories will be Realness, Performance, Runway, Face, Sex Siren,…

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