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Sep 2021


BBC New Comedy Awards 2021

Sep27     8:00pm
Sep 27, 8:00 pm10:00 pm

Be in the audience for the BBC’s nationwide search to find the best new stand-up talent in the UK. Since they first launched in 1995 the prestigious awards have helped launch the careers of many of the UK’s best-love comedians – John Bishop, Sarah Millican, Peter Kay, Jason Manford, Joe Lycett, John Oliver to name a few. Watch five brand new comics battle it out for a place in the Grand Final. Hosted by award-winning comic, Dane Baptiste, with judges…

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Oct 2021


Nice N Spiky Comedy Evening

Oct1     8:00pm
Oct 1, 8:00 pm10:00 pm

Nice N' Spiky Friday Night Comedy is the first Friday of every month @ Stanley Arts 7pm Doors 8pm to 10pm show, including two intervals Our line up includes: Aurie Styla Erik Pohl Hatty Ashdown Michael Akadiri ...and special guest headliner, Shazia Mirza! Over 18’s Only Tickets £11.50 Online Advance Bookings Or £13 On The Door   Unfortunately, the Assembly Room space is not yet wheelchair accessible. If you would like to speak to somebody about accessibility at Stanley Arts,…

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CPIFF Gala Finale and Awards Evening

Oct2     7:00pm
Oct 2, 7:00 pm11:00 pm

Double Gala Finale, Comedy Shorts & Awards Evening, presented by Johnny Vegas! Awards will be presented for Seasons 2020 and 2021, and the following comedy shorts will be aired: The Mismanagement of Medwin Monroe This is English The Beach House What is Jazz Heavenly Borders Pleased to Eat You! How To Date A Vampire Wildlife with Jayce SatisfactionDirected Quiet Carriage   Doors open 7pm, presentation starts 7.30pm A complimentary glass of Bubbles on entry courtesy of Martin & Co., and…

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Crystal Palace International Film Festival

Errol Linton

Oct7     7:00pm
Oct 7, 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. This event will be run with cabaret style seating, making it safe and spacious to enjoy during these somewhat strange times.  There will be space to dance if you want to and we simply ask you to be sympathetic to all your fellow gig-goers and ensure we all have a…

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Errol Linton

Club Origami

Oct8     11:00am, 1:00pm
Oct 8, 1:00 pm2:00 pm
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One event on Oct 8 2021 at 1:00 pm

Takeshi Matsumoto Club Origami Presented by Little Big Dance Co-commissioned by Dance Umbrella Festival  Rip, fold and scrumple! Shall we see what we can make with a single square of paper? As you scrunch the paper, see how your imagination begins to dance…  Dive into the magical world of Club Origami, an immersive and interactive dance show inviting family audiences to create, imagine and explore whole new ways of thinking, playing and moving. Dance, fashion and live music meet the…

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Invention Point: Pottery with Beth Mander

Oct9     10:00am
Oct 9, 10:00 am4:00 pm
Clocktower Market, Station Road
Croydon, SE25 5AH United Kingdom
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The first ever Invention Point will be at the Clocktower Market on Station Road this month. Local resident and potter Beth Mander will be displaying her handmade, miniature clay models of the Brutalist Library, Stanley Hall and Samuel Coleridge Taylor Centre at our special pop-up stall. Throughout the day Beth will be hosting workshops on how to make your own South Norwood building.  The Cultural team from Stanley Arts will also be around if you want more information about the…

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Invention Point : October 2021

Sunday Market: All Stalls

Oct10     11:00am
Oct 10, 11:00 am4:00 pm

The Stanley Arts Sunday Market is back! We will be hosting monthly markets in the Main Hall or our Society Room, with local produce, local arts and crafts, and a new theme every month. This month we're open to all stalls! Come along to check out South London’s best food, art, crafts, clothes and more, in the cosy indoor space that is the Society Room. The market will run from 11-4, with the cafe providing a lovely array of food…

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Social Media & Digital Sales for Creatives

Oct13     11:30am
Oct 13, 11:30 am5:00 pm

Are you a creative business in South Norwood? Join us for an afternoon workshops on how to market and sell your business online. 11.30AM – 1PM | Instagram for Small Businesses Maddy Duxbury, Founder, East Croydon Cool Having built an Instagram following of nearly 10k local residents, this workshop will see the founder of East Croydon Cool share some tips and tricks for improving your account. 1.30PM – 3PM | Introduction to Social Media for Businesses Julia Woolams, Angela Martin, Founders,…

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Dance Story

Oct15     2:00pm, 6:30pm
Oct 15, 6:30 pm7:30 pm
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One event on Oct 15 2021 at 6:30 pm

Ever wondered what Contemporary Dance actually is? From Martha Graham to Beyoncé: experience a blast from the past to a taster of today with this wildly diverse dance style as your host, Jennifer Irons, guides you through a live 'danceploration' of where Contemporary Dance came from, where it is now and how we got here. Commissioned by Dance Umbrella in 2018, DanceStory is a short dance-theatre piece that physically and verbally reveals the history of contemporary dance for a younger…

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Dance Story
Oct14 - Oct15

Musicals Through Time

Oct14 - Oct15     7:30pm
Oct 15, 7:30 pm9:30 pm
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One event on Oct 15 2021 at 7:30 pm

The Phoenix Players are so excited to be back on stage to perform for you, our dear audience! Join us for a musical trip down memory lane as we bring you an assortment of songs, many of which you may recognise from Phoenix shows of time gone by. From Chicago to HMS Pinafore and everything in between, this cabaret has something for everyone! Two performances are taking place on 14th and 15th October - doors open at 7.15pm.

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We Like To Move It Move It

Oct15     7:30pm
Oct 15, 7:30 pm8:30 pm

Just Another Immigration Variety Show Karaoke, moral philosophy and immigration controls come together in an all-immigrant variety show, serving up jokes, songs and plenty to chew over. There's something for everyone! (But should there be?) What is behind our collective acceptance of immigration control? What does it say about us and what do those who have come to the UK from somewhere else want to say about it? ice&fire theatre and Matthew Schmolle productions (in collaboration with the Philosophy Department…

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We Like To Move It Move It
Mar3 - Oct12

Weekly Voguing Classes with Jay Jay Revlon

Mar3 - Oct12     12:00pm, 1:00pm
Oct 16, 12:00 pm2:00 pm
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An event every 4 weeks that begins at 12:00 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
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