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Jul 2022

Jul2 - Jul31

The Dragon Guardians

Jul2 - Jul31     10:00am, 1:00pm
Jul 2, 10:00 am10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until Jul 30 2022

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until Jul 31 2022

The Dragon Guardians are looking for new recruits to help take care of her. Do you have what it takes to become a DRAGON GUARDIAN? This brand new activity-based show will help you and your family discover the natural world by your backdoor.

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Illustration of a large, brown dragon lurking in long grass, behind a tree

Stanley Stories Community Festival

Jul2     1:00pm
Jul 2, 1:00 pm8:00 pm

Join us in celebration of the people, past and present, who have shaped South Norwood as we approach our 120th anniversary at Stanley Arts. Share your memories, connect with the community and learn about local history through our series of heritage engagement events.

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People outdoors in the Stanley Arts Yard Bar on a summer's day

Trash or Treasure – Junk Modelling

Jul2     1:30pm
Jul 2, 1:30 pm5:30 pm

Consider Croydon’s past, present and future by making treasure out of used items. Bring your recyclable rubbish and transform it with the guidance of a professional artist to make a bright and vibrant work of art which weaves your stories together. The things we create now become our legacy in the future. What will you leave behind? This activity is a drop in session and is part of our Stanley Stories community festival which celebrates the people, past and present,…

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Memory Map – Reminiscence Session

Jul2     1:30pm
Jul 2, 1:30 pm5:30 pm

Take a trip down memory lane and reminisce about the places that are special to you in your neighbourhood. Maybe it's your favourite childhood hideout or the first pub you went to with your friends. Incorporate these into a huge map with the help of an artist and check out the wonderful, moving and hilarious stories of your neighbours by peeking into a past Croydon you may never have known! This activity is a drop in session and is part…

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Historic Herbs in partnership with Kew Gardens

Jul2     1:30pm
Jul 2, 1:30 pm5:00 pm

Get your hands dirty in this drop in gardening session! Join Jane Rogers, Community Horticultural Learning Coordinator from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, local gardener Andre Apenu and our team of gardening volunteers to create a herb garden inspired by Edwardian, Caribbean and Asian kitchen gardens. This activity is a drop in session and is part of our Stanley Stories community festival which celebrates the people, past and present, who have shaped South Norwood. Our festival activities are open to all ages…

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Jane Elson – Writing for Children Workshop

Jul12     6:30pm
Jul 12, 6:30 pm8:30 pm

Author Jane Elson will lead this writing workshop for children covering all you need to get started including choosing your readership and concept to developing plot and characterisation.

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Jane Elson smiling and holding her book

The Stanley Arts Players – Children’s Drama Workshops

Jul16     1:30pm, 3:30pm
Jul 16, 1:30 pm3:00 pm
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One event on Jul 16 2022 at 3:30 pm

Create your own colourful characters, storylines and short plays, in a drama workshop for children and their adults. All supported by resident theatre company Zoo Co.

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Jul24     12:00pm, 3:00pm
Jul 24, 12:00 pm
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One event on Jul 24 2022 at 3:00 pm

Follow the adventures of Pinocchio, the mischievous puppet and teller of tall-tales, as he follows his dreams to become a real boy.

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Aug 2022


Dame Dolly Does…

Aug14     11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm
Aug 14, 11:00 am11:45 am
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One event on Aug 14 2022 at 1:00 pm

One event on Aug 14 2022 at 3:00 pm

Dame Dolly is ready for her production of Jack and the Beanstalk, but there's only one problem... none of her cast have shown up! Will the boys and girls (and of course the grown ups too) help Dame Dolly out? 'DAME DOLLY DOES...' is an interactive family show. There is a lot of interaction between Dame Dolly and the audience, and there's even an arts and craft element (this is done with felt tips, paper and some envelopes as we…

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Sep 2022


As You Like It by William Shakespeare

Sep8     2:00pm, 7:30pm
Sep 8, 2:00 pm4:00 pm
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One event on Sep 8 2022 at 7:30 pm

Dreaming of an escape to the country? Complete with an original folk-rock score performed live by the actors themselves, the Jupiter Theatre company invites you to the Forest of Arden for a raucous and joyful reimagining of Shakespeare’s romantic comedy in which “All the world’s a stage”.

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As You Like It

Oct 2022


The Girl and the Dragon

Oct15     3:00pm
Oct 15, 3:00 pm
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One event on Jul 3 2022 at 2:00 pm

Get ready for a fantastical show to warm the heart and bring joy to people young and old alike. Join our hero, Toral, on the adventure of a lifetime as she swims uncrossable rivers, braves impassable forests and scales unclimbable mountains, all to fight a great and terrible dragon. Before the show, we are happy for any audience members to come and see the space and say hello to us if that makes them more comfortable!

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Dec 2022


The Nutcracker

Dec4     1:00pm, 3:00pm
Dec 4, 1:00 pm2:00 pm
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One event on Dec 4 2022 at 3:00 pm

Join Clara and her Nutcracker Prince as they travel through magical lands, meet the Mouse King, Snow Queen and the Sugar Plum Fairy in the beautiful Land of Sweets, and lose yourself in.

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