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Dec 2020

Dec
4
2020

Social Café

Dec 4 2020, 10:00 am till 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until Dec 4 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until Dec 4 2020

Stanley Social Café sits in the heart of the Stanley Arts complex. This delightful little meeting place is open for business most days, serving cake, coffee, tea, and a range of delicious meals – both for eat-in and takeaway – including fabulous bakes from local business partners Bonbon Parade. Along with regular customers, local community groups are very welcome to use the Social for informal get-togethers – just let us know you are coming so we make sure we have enough…

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Dec
4
2020

Yard Bar

Dec 4 2020, 5:00 pm till 11:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until Dec 4 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until Dec 4 2020

The Stanley Yard Bar is on the lower level of the decked area in the middle of Stanley Arts back yard. This large open yard is a flexible space which is used in the summer for outdoor gigs and stand up comedy. In the winter we put out marquees and gas heaters to keep our customers snug. With a range of beer on tap from local brewery Cronx and wines, spirits and cocktails, the Yard Bar is a great way…

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Jan 2021

Jan
23

New Year, New Use

Jan 23, 3:00 pm till 4:00 pm

Create with your kids! A free making and crafting workshop for children aged 7+ and their families. Discover how you can use everyday household items to make fun and playful crafts! Katie will show you how to make pom-poms with your kitchen forks and a couple of empty loo rolls in this 1-hour pom-pom workshop. Want to craft along? Gather two empty loo rolls, a fork, some yarn, strong string and scissors before we begin! Fill in the form below…

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Feb 2021

Feb
6

Valentine’s Card Crafting

Feb 6, 3:00 pm till 4:00 pm

Create with your kids! A free making and crafting workshop for children aged 7+ and their families. Discover how you can use everyday household items to make a Valentine’s Day Card for someone special. This is an approachable, fun way to make something magical from home and get a boost of creativity and inspiration just in time for Valentine’s Day! Click on the link on the left to go to the Get Involved page where you can register for this…

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Feb
20

Telling Tales on Telly

Feb 20, 2:00 pm till 3:30 pm

"Everybody's favourite pantomime dame," (Metro) might be experiencing Lockdown the Threequel, but that's not going to stop her livestream stories to your living room (direct from Stanley Arts!) Telling Tales on Telly will be packed with Mama G's very own stories about being who you want and loving who you are, as well as original songs, plenty of sequins and a guest appearance from award winning comedian Katie Pritchard! Tune in to meet some of Mama G's most wonderful creations…

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Mama G
Feb
22

Croydon Young Creatives

Feb 22, 6:00 pm till 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Monday, repeating until Mar 30 2021

Croydon Young Creatives is a free online visual arts project for young people aged 14-21. We’ll be mixing it up using drawing, photography and blogging to make creative care packs for local elders who are shielding. This is a chance to pay it forward and learn new creative skills, meet like minded others and be a bridge from one generation to another. No experience is necessary. Fill in the form below to register for this event, and any others in…

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Feb
23

Beyond the Bank

Feb 23, 10:30 am till 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Tuesday, repeating until Mar 31 2021

Beyond the Bank is a community group where individuals facing financial difficulties can meet, talk and participate in creative workshops led by local professional theatre makers with the aim of building confidence, community strength and better mental health. ​More people than ever are turning to foodbanks for help and we recognise that emotional support is also key to combating financial difficulties. We believe that by bringing people together to talk, listen and find a positive, creative and collaborative outlet, participants…

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Feb
24

SoNo Storytelling

Feb 24, 7:30 pm till 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until Apr 1 2021

Come and tell us your stories! SoNo Storytelling is a free digital writing and storytelling project for adults of all ages. No experience is necessary, this is a space where we can come together to express ourselves, meet like minded others and dream up new ideas and narratives. All you need to bring is your imagination! Material generated from the project will be shared through Stanley Arts’ website.  Fill in the form below to register for this event, and any…

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Feb
25

First Words

Feb 25, 10:00 am till 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until Mar 26 2021

First words is a free online creative writing programme for new parents with babies under 9 months. Our baby-friendly workshops will be a space for local parents to come together, find their voice and create short stories, poems and more. No experience is necessary, all you need to take part is your imagination! Workshops will provide a creative peer group helping to address the life changes and shift in identity that can come with becoming a parent and making a…

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Feb
25

New Moves

Feb 25, 6:00 pm till 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until Mar 26 2021

Calling all young people in Croydon- join us for New Moves, a free online dance project to keep you moving and connecting this Spring. Weekly workshops will provide a great opportunity to try new dance styles, express yourself and meet new people. Sessions will be led by the acclaimed BirdGang Ltd, who are recognised for a unique style of hip hop dance theatre that challenges stereotypes and explores the political and social contexts of modern society. Our workshops welcome disabled…

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Feb
27

South Norwood Still Life

Feb 27, 10:30 am till 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Saturday, repeating until Mar 29 2021

Paint a picture from the comfort of your bedroom or create a still life from your sofa! South Norwood Still Life is an online practical drawing and painting course for beginners and those wanting to increase confidence and knowledge in making art. This is a chance to express yourself through creating something new and to connect with other locals. Our friendly and informal classes will introduce participants to the basic principles of painting and drawing, guiding you through a series…

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Feb
27

Freedom of Movement Festival

Feb 27, 7:30 pm till 9:30 pm
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One event on Feb 27 2021 at 7:30 pm

One event on Feb 28 2021 at 7:30 pm

A fresh, online dance festival celebrating the FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT and showcasing Stanley Arts’ incredible associate and resident dance artists: Beeja, BirdGang and Agudo Dance Company. Working exclusively with local talent, they represent the best of the UK dance scene. Join Beeja, BirdGang and Agudo Dance Company as they bring the energy into your home over 3 nights of performances – get ready to want to groove. Stanley Arts is South London’s radically inclusive arts and performance venue. Having launched…

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