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Dec 2021


The Nutcracker

Dec5     1:00pm, 3:00pm
Dec 5, 3:00 pm4:00 pm
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One event on Dec 5 2021 at 3:00 pm

With a fresh and updated production, Let’s All Dance are delighted to be back for the festive season with this sumptuous family favourite. Stunning dancing, lavish costumes, much loved music and crystal clear story-telling makes this sparkling show a Christmas treat for everyone! Let’s All Dance makes high-quality ballet accessible and fun for children, immersing them in the spectacular world of professional dance. Journey through the magical night with Clara and her Nutcracker Prince, meet the Mouse King and join…

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The Nutcracker
Dec7 - Dec21

Life Drawing at Stanley Arts (Untutored)

Dec7 - Dec21     7:00pm
Dec 7, 7:00 pm9:00 pm
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One event on Dec 7 2021 at 7:00 pm

One event on Dec 21 2021 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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Dec8 - Nov9

Weekly Voguing Classes with Jay Jay Revlon

Dec8 - Nov9     12:00pm, 1:00pm
Dec 8, 1:00 pm2:00 pm
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An event every 4 weeks that begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

An event every 4 weeks that begins at 12:00 pm on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Learn the art of VOGUING from the unforgettable UK Father Jay Jay Revlon. He will be sharing years of knowledge and experiences in all forms of voguing. In each session you will pick up the 5 elements of choreography, music, rhythm, opening up, and experience the impact of getting fit mentally and physically. What you will need? Nothing but lots of energy and good vibes, wear anything you like (just no jeans) Make sure you're hydrated and have a bottle…

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Voguing with Jay Jay Revlon
Dec10 - Dec24

Santa’s Christmas Grotto

Dec10 - Dec24     10:00am, 1:00pm, 4:00pm
Dec 10, 4:00 pm7:00 pm
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One event on Dec 21 2021 at 4:00 pm

One event on Dec 22 2021 at 4:00 pm

One event on Dec 23 2021 at 4:00 pm

One event on Dec 24 2021 at 1:00 pm

Come and meet Father Christmas in his grotto, and get an amazing present made especially for you by his elves! Get into the Christmas spirit and chat to Santa in his snowy grotto at Stanley Arts. Every ticket holder will receive a special present from Santa, and will have enough time to tell him all about their Christmas wish list. Just choose a time slot and come whenever you like within that slot! £6 per child – children can come…

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Christmas Celebration & Market

Dec10     5:30pm
Dec 10, 5:30 pm9:30 pm

A Stanley Arts Christmas Celebration - carol singing, Christmas lights switch on, an indoor market, our Panto Dame Costume reveal, and more! On Friday 10th December, Stanley Arts invite you to come along to the best Christmas Celebration in all of Norwood. You can expect to feel the Christmas spirit all evening long, starting with our Christmas Light Switch On. Throughout the evening, the indoor Christmas Market will be open with lots of mulled wine, as well as some Christmas…

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Stanley Arts Christmas Market

Dec11     10:00am
Dec 11, 10:00 am4:00 pm

The Stanley Arts Market is back, and it's almost Christmas! We've been hosting monthly markets in the Main Hall with local produce, local arts and crafts, and new local food every month, but this month is particularly special - we'll have all the perfect Christmas gifts, all in one place. Come along to check out South London's best Christmas gifts and food! Vintage clothing, artwork, cake, jewellery, crafts, candles, toys, chutney - you name it, and we'll have it. In…

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Invention Point: Christmas Headdress Workshop

Dec11     11:00am
Dec 11, 11:00 am4:00 pm

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…

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Festive Wreath Making

Dec12     11:30am, 3:30pm
Dec 12, 11:30 am2:00 pm
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One event on Dec 12 2021 at 3:30 pm

Pop down to Stanley Arts for some Festive Wreath Making, and add a touch of homemade charm to your Christmas! Make your own stunning Christmas wreath with guidance from experts Marcus Woolf and Charlotte Cranidge from Woolf & Wild. Using sustainably sourced woodland materials to create a beautiful wreath that will adorn your door over the Christmas period. Woolf & Wild is a partnership between two artists, Marcus Woolf and Charlotte Cranidge. Together they have been delivering creative workshops since 2017. Together and separately…

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Dec14 - Dec14


Dec14 - Dec14     7:30pm
Dec 14, 7:30 pm9:30 pm
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One event on Dec 14 2021 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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SA Sound System: Smiles Collective + jam

Dec15     8:00pm
Dec 15, 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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Community Christmas Concert

Dec16     7:00pm
Dec 16, 7:00 pm10:00 pm

Join us for our annual Community Christmas Concert with all of the greatest musicians South Norwood has to offer! We can't wait to hear all of our favourite Christmas carols, and all of the Christmas classics,  on Thursday 16th December. With sets from some very special guests, this Christmas concert is going to be particularly special. Guests to be announced very soon... Let's get together as a community and have a lovely evening of drinking mulled wine, eating mince pies, and singing…

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The Holi-Slay Ball

Dec17     7:00pm
Dec 17, 7:00 pm11:30 pm

After our incredible Halloween Show, we’re back with our Christmas Spectacular - our biggest & sparkliest show ever! Starring 6 incredible Drag Artists including ELLA VADAY from RuPaul’s Drag Race UK Season 3!! Hosted by Tiana Biscuit, with performances from Sophia Stardust, Black Peppa, Beau Jangles & Dahlia. So don that gay apparel and Christmas jumper, and get ready to deck the halls as this is guaranteed to be the best night out this December! From stunning live vocals to…

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