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Upcoming Events

May 2022

May23 - May27

When spring smiles again on this high favoured town

May23 - May27     10:00am
May 23, 10:00 am4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until May 27 2022

An exhibition detailing how the former Croydon Canal, a long lost Victorian engineering wonder, shaped the foundations of South Norwood, before being replaced by the railways.

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Croydon Canal Talk with Joseph Cook

May28     11:00am
May 28, 11:00 am12:00 pm

A free talk on the history of Croydon Canal as the culmination to the When Spring Smiles Again On This High Favoured Town exhibition.

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May30 - Jun2

Rejoice badhayaan – community dance workshops

May30 - Jun2     7:00pm
May 30, 7:00 pm8:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:00 pm, repeating until Jun 2 2022

Looking to try something new? Come along between 30 May - 2 June, 7-8.30pm to co-create a new dance piece in celebration on the platinum jubilee with choreographer Anusha from Beeja Dance.

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Group of women dancing with their hands raised in a dark studio

Jun 2022


Family Bunting Workshop

Jun1     2:00pm
Jun 1, 2:00 pm4:00 pm

Get crafty in this drop-in family bunting making session and help us decorate the building ahead of our big Jubilee celebration!

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Mini Movers and Their Grown Up Groovers

Jun4     10:00am
Jun 4, 10:00 am11:00 am

Get moving in this fun, family dance workshop for Mini Movers and Their Grown Up Groovers! Join Amber for a session of gentle and joyful movement that lets the little ones learn to love moving to music and gets parents and carers up on their feet too!

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Toddler and child dancing together

Create a Crown – Family Workshop

Jun4     10:00am
Jun 4, 10:00 am1:00 pm

Create a crown inspired by the 1953 coronation. Pick from jazzy jewels or fabulous feathers to customise your headpiece so it’s fit for a king or queen!

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South Norwood’s Jubilee Jive & Party

Jun4     10:00am
Jun 4, 10:00 am4:00 pm

Join us for free Lindy Hop dance classes, along with other social dance classes before opening up our fabulous Main Hall for a tea dance with a live brass band. A free ticket will include access to the dance classes, tea dance and lunch!

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Charleston for families

Jun4     11:00am
Jun 4, 11:00 am11:45 am

Come together and learn some new moves, led by local dancer Rosaria Sativa in this free family Charleston dance workshop!

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Children dancing in a blue room

Lindy hop class for adults – solos, duets, non gendered

Jun4     1:00pm
Jun 4, 1:00 pm2:00 pm

Whether you're a beginner or a Lindy Hop pro, join local dance teacher Rosaria Sativa for an hour of movement and music.

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Stanley Hall full of adults dancing to a live band

Kitty Whitelaw’s Swing Quintet tea dance

Jun4     2:00pm
Jun 4, 2:00 pm4:00 pm

Leading her group of incredible musicians, Kitty's Swing Quintet will get everyone up and dancing for the Jubilee weekend with their Swinging tunes!

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Kitty leaning on the back of a chair wearing a black beret, red lipstick and nail varnish

Stanley’s Stolen Paintings – Family Crafts

Jun19     10:00am, 1:30pm
Jun 19, 10:00 am12:30 pm
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One event on Jun 19 2022 at 1:30 pm

William Stanley was a keen art collector but sadly many years ago, some of the paintings in his collection were stolen! Join us for this family craft session and help us recreate the missing pictures. Make your own artistic creation and unlock the mystery of the lost works.

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Jul 2022


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
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