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Jul 2021


Technicolour Kiki Ball by Magenta Tea

Jul31     7:00pm
Jul 31, 7:00 pm

To celebrate the end of lockdown and all of the restrictions we’re gonna have a good old fashioned Kiki Ball. CBA for a theme so lets just explode with colours. Each category has its own colour so come head-to-toe in that (shoes can be an exception). Whatever you do, just make it look cute! Doors open for walkers at 6pm Doors open for public at 7pm LSS will start at 8pm Spectator Tickets are currently available !  And there are…

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Drag from a Distance

Jul31     7:30pm
Jul 31, 7:30 pm10:00 pm

This summer the girls are back with a fortnightly evening of drag, fun and fabulousness. Come and join us for the best young drag talent from across London and the UK led from the front by the fabulous, Tiana Biscuit. This show features the amazing talents of Coco Couture, Rougie, Soroya Michelle and Regina Gorgeous. You would be mad to miss it. Book quick as these events sell out fast. (Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult)

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Aug 2021

Aug1 - Aug4

James Baldwin: The Price of a Ticket

Aug1 - Aug4     2:00pm, 4:00pm, 7:30pm
Aug 1, 2:00 pm3:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30 pm, repeating until Aug 4 2021

One event on Aug 2 2021 at 4:00 pm

The Price of the Ticket: Dir Karen Thorsen, 90 mins, 1990 In honour of James Baldwin's would be 97th Birthday, we are hosting a screening of the documentary film about his life and legacy James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket. This feature-length 16mm documentary has received stellar reviews and awards.  Celebrated at festivals in over two-dozen countries – including Sundance, London, Berlin and Tokyo. "A haunting, beautifully made biography"  by the Los Angeles Times.  "Stays with you after the…

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The Price of The Ticket

James Baldwin: Long Table Session

Aug1     3:30pm
Aug 1, 3:30 pm6:30 pm

Long Table Session Just after the Sunday matinee showing of James Baldwin: The Price of The Ticket we will have a special 'long table session'. It will include performances by a range of artists including, Lasana Shabazz, as well as a range of short films about Black Queer Britain to provide a UK context of Black Queer History and will facilitate a conversation for our future. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- These events are part of a larger project where every year we will…

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James Baldwin

Nice N Spiky Comedy Evening

Aug6     7:15pm
Aug 6, 7:15 pm10:00 pm

We’re back with a Fantastically Funny Friday night show full of laughter at the Outdoors Stanley Arts Yard Bar. Reserve your seats now for an evening of the best summer stand up comedy, drinks, and sunshine, where professional comics off the telly try out new jokes and ideas....the only comedy night in Norwood! Featuring new jokes from: Patrick Monahan (The One Show - BBC), Jack Barry (Feel Good - Netflix), Lily Phillips (ITV 2's Stand Up Sketch Show), Celya Ab…

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Aug18 - Jun25

Weekly Voguing Classes with Jay Jay Revlon

Aug18 - Jun25     12:00pm, 1:00pm
Aug 18, 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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Errol Linton

Aug19     7:00pm
Aug 19, 7:00 pm11:00 pm

Sweet vocals and stomping harmonica from Errol Linton as he leads his band to blend Chicago blues with the influences of his Jamaican heritage into an inspiring and intoxicating mix. "Caught him live last week, playing with his band, he’s a mighty performer, so if he plays in your area, catch him while you can" Cerys Matthews, BBC Radio ‘Britain, once a blues powerhouse, has several fascinating new talents. Most notable is Errol Linton’ Sunday Times ‘A gifted bluesman… refreshingly…

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Errol Linton
Aug26 - Aug28

Rise of the Refrain

Aug26 - Aug28     8:00pm
Aug 26, 8:00 pm9:00 pm
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One event on Aug 27 2021 at 8:00 pm

One event on Aug 28 2021 at 8:00 pm

Created By Liv Wynter Following on from a sold out run of their debut theatre production, Liv Wynter’s new show, Rise of the Refrain, asks what happens when a greek chorus goes on strike. Written and performed by Liv Wynter, Rise of the Refrain features a live punk band and is performed in spoken word, integrated BSL by a deaf performer, and creative captioning. Performers include Les Miserable and J Dangerous of Italia 90, sadqueersclub of Screaming Toenail, composer Rob…

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Rise of the Refrain

Carnival Bank Holiday All Dayer

Aug29     1:00pm
Aug 29, 1:00 pm10:30 pm

Food Music & Dance for Carnival Weekend August Bank Holiday Sunday Music supplied by Sargent Bilko (Croydon FM) & DJ Trickster Phonic (Contrast Radio.net) Reggae, Soul, Rave Groove, Revival, Soca, Afrobeats Music Genre: Rocksteady Doors open 1pm for free entry. £5.50 after 6pm - 10.30pm

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Sep 2021


Will Downing

Sep23     7:00pm
Sep 23, 7:00 pm10:00 pm

Soulgigs presents the Prince of Sophisticated Soul. With a career that spans over 34 years and 24 albums, Will Downing is one of the most versatile and loved voices of our time with his signature interpretations of R&B classics like "I Go Crazy", "Wishing On A Star" and "I Try", with original hits "A Million Ways", "Sorry I" and the show-stopping duet with Rachelle Ferrell, "Nothing Has Ever Felt Like This". His distinctive baritone voice has resonated in the with…

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Will Downing

Oct 2021



Oct22     8:00pm
Oct 22, 8:00 pm11:00 pm

The UK’s number one King of Soul OMAR comes to Stanley Arts for a very special home town show.  Be warned, this show will be a roadblock and tickets will sell FAST! “When I grow up, I wanna be like Omar” Stevie Wonder “Still ...one of the best voices I’ve ever heard” Erykah Badu Omar awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2012 Omar Lyefook MBE is, without doubt, one of the greatest soul music talents the United Kingdom…

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Nov 2021


Grace Petrie

Nov12     8:00pm
Nov 12, 8:00 pm10:30 pm

A Mojo top 10 album winner in 2017 and 2018 ‘She writes the sort of songs you want to pin the lyrics of on your bedroom wall, or on the office door, to remind you and everyone else who might read them what is important and true’ Buzz Magazine ‘A millennial’s Billy Bragg’ Songlines A folk singer, songwriter and activist from Leicester, UK, Grace has been writing, recording and touring relentlessly for ten years. Her unique takes on life, love and politics, and the…

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Grace Petrie - photo credit David Wilson Clarke
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