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May 2022


Commons: A Dance Festival

May12     12:00am
May 12May 27

This venue-wide festival of dance is all about getting people connecting, interacting and moving again, and is taking over Stanley Arts this May. With the Commons Festival, Stanley Arts continues its commitment to showcasing dance for everyone with a joyful programme of exhibitions, workshops, performances and parties; all celebrating the glorious diversity of dance. Come and get inspired! From entry-level workshops to our infamous monthly Ballroom OTA there is something for everyone - whether you are a wallflower or a…

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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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May23 - Jun27

Little Folks Nursery Rhymes

May23 - Jun27     11:45am
May 23, 11:45 am12:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:45 am on Monday, repeating until Jun 27 2022

little folk nursery rhymes with Cat and her guitar is a fun, high-energy, sing-song session of the old, much-loved nursery-rhymes and some more modern classics! Featuring live-instrument, engaging props & hand-puppets to delight your little ones, this is fun for babes-in-arms up to 5 year olds. We're usually in the Society Room at Stanley Arts, but texts are sent before every session begins if the session is moved to a different room due to filming or rehearsals.  Our sessions are…

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May23 - Jul18

Zoo Co Young Company

May23 - Jul18     4:30pm
May 23, 4:30 pm6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:30 pm on Monday, repeating until Jul 18 2022

Zoo Co Young Company is for 14 - 18 year-olds interested in Theatre and Performing Arts. You will work with professional theatre-makers to learn new performance skills, create your own work as a company, and devise and perform in a show at Fairfield Halls in Croydon in September 2022. You do not need to have experience in theatre or performing arts to apply. Applications are now open for February 2022 head to our website for more information https://www.wearezooco.co.uk/zoo-co-young-company Weekly Young…

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Indian Folk dance class for all ages and abilities with Anusha Subramanyam

May23     7:00pm
May 23, 7:00 pm8:00 pm

Learn lot more than pretending to screw on the lightbulb!
Workshop to learn folk dances from different parts of india like bhangra, ghumar and kuthu.
Folk dance forms are the staple in bollywood dance.
The workshop would be led by Anusha Subramanyam, director of Beeja.

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Introduction to Bharatanatyam with Anusha Subramanyam

May24     6:00pm
May 24, 6:00 pm

Introduction to Bharatanatyam with Anusha Subramanyam, a classical dance form from South India. It is the most popular Indian classical form that is being practised globally today.

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Kathakali Workshop

May24     7:00pm
May 24, 7:00 pm

Experience Kathakali, classical dance theatre form from Kerala.

Explore how a Kathakali actor tells a story using movement, characters, facial expressions, emotions using language of mudras.

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May24 - Jul19

Life Drawing at Stanley Arts (Untutored)

May24 - Jul19     7:00pm
May 24, 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

One event on Apr 12 2022 at 7:00 pm

One event on Apr 26 2022 at 7:00 pm

One event on May 10 2022 at 7:00 pm

One event on May 24 2022 at 7:00 pm

One event on Jun 7 2022 at 7:00 pm

One event on Jun 21 2022 at 7:00 pm

One event on Jul 5 2022 at 7:00 pm

One event on Jul 19 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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May25 - Apr26

Weekly Voguing Classes with Jay Jay Revlon

May25 - Apr26     12:00pm, 1:00pm
May 25, 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

Poetry Workshop and Open Mic with Ebony

May25     6:30pm
May 25, 6:30 pm7:30 pm

Artist and poet Ebony will be guiding you through different modes and techniques in the art of poetry, and how our minds can tell captivating stories should we have the right tools to categorise them. Poetry can be anything you choose, and Ebony will help you to decide what exactly that is, and how to translate it to your words. Come as you are and hopefully you can leave joyful and full of the knowledge that can assist you to…

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May25 - Jun29

PopVox Choir

May25 - Jun29     7:30pm
May 25, 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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Whisky Tasting with Exploring Whisky

May26     7:30pm
May 26, 7:30 pm9:30 pm

Exploring Whisky (organisers of the Croydon Whisky Festival) are bringing their accessible, entertaining and always fascinating whisky tastings to Stanley Arts. Come and try 5 whiskies you won't find on the supermarket shelves and learn how to 'taste like a pro', explore the different styles and processes involved in whisky production and sample some surprising whiskies from all around the World - it's not just Scotland that produces liquid Gold anymore so spread your whisky wings in the stunning surrounds…

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