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Synthesis Festival 2017

Synthesis Festival 2017

Sep 28, 12:00am - Sep 30, 3:00am

South Norwood, SE25 Map

Festival Programme 2017

Overview

Synthesis, a celebration of the collage that is urban culture, the art, sounds and flavours.

As the Summer draws to a close, pioneering urban artists from near and far will ascend on SE25, London for a long weekend of painting, performing and discussion. An event like no other, Synthesis examines the evolution and cultural impact of urban arts through practice and discourse.

What's Going On!

Synthesis Festival consists of three elements, live urban art, live music and an international street food market.Activities will kick off each day from lunchtime, when the street food market opens on Station Road, at the main entrance to Norwood Junction Station. Around the same time artists will begin to paint murals at various locations around SE25. To stay up to date on who, what and where the murals are follow us on social media for alerts. Information and maps will be available form Gamma, 14 Portland Road, SE25 4PF.

As the sun sets, we'll retreat to the warmth of an intimate Edwardian Music Hall for live and electronic music performances.

Thursday 28th September 2017

Art activities from 12 noon - 6pm

Mr Jago
Will Barras
Stendec
O.Two

Music performances from 6pm - Midnight
The Heliocentrics
Further with DJ Food & Pete Williams
Guests TBA

Limited capacity tickets available for this event. Book Now

Friday 29th September 2017

Art activities from 12 noon - 6pm

Seikon
Tony Driver
Augustine Kofie
Swifty

Music performances from 6pm - Midnight

Beak>
Ofeliadorme
Howie B

Limited capacity tickets available for this event. Book Now

Saturday 30th September 2017

Art activities from 12 noon - 6pm

Mode2
Boris 'Delta' Tellegen
sheOne
Roids

Music performances from 6pm - Midnight

DJ Krush
Juice Aleem
Andrea Parker

Limited capacity tickets available for this event. Book Now

Tickets are available as a 3 day bundle or for single days.
All tickets will be issued on the day from the Synthesis Festival stand with proof of purchase & ID.

More info at www.synthesis-festival.com

Curated by Gamma Proforma
Supported by Croydon Council, Montana Paint, CMMNTY & PPR
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BAD APPLE BLUE presents Croydon BASS LIFT! PART 2

BAD APPLE BLUE presents Croydon BASS LIFT! PART 2

Sep 28, 10:00pm - Sep 29, 4:00am

Bad Apple
3-7 Park Street
Croydon,  CR0 1YD Map

Bad Apple Blue Presents:

Croydon Bass Lift…

A new OFFICIAL Croydon Bass Lift monthly residency held on the LAST THURSDAY of each month at Bad Apple Croydon. 10pm - 4am.

We’ll be showcasing the best in up and coming underground, electronic bass music.

Extra production from AJB Audio and Frantic Group.

LINE UP - 28.09.17 -

~*STINKAHBELL vs ANTON F vs NUTTY P* (The Unknown)

www.facebook.com/StinkahbellOfficial/

www.facebook.com/antonfmusic/

www.facebook.com/MyNameIsNuttyP/?hc_ref=ARSIm3_RhQC6mXaXJeTS4G0CtPtiB-v9YVgIXDHw5eRmVQ2-lTMQICF-2...

~Nightmare & Oni (Croydon Bass Lift/Monsters/Monsters Music/Blacklight Audio)

www.facebook.com/NightmareandOni/

soundcloud.com/nightmareandoni

www.facebook.com/monstersdubstep

~Drime and Barran - Reunion Set! (Hexagon Dubs/Croydon Bass Lift)

www.facebook.com/drimeHexagon/

m.soundcloud.com/drimehex

m.soundcloud.com/barran-hexagon

www.facebook.com/HexagonDubs/

Said Poppy (New Bass Order)

www.facebook.com/SaidPoppy/

DRINK DEALS ON THE NIGHT WILL BE SHOWN UP ON OUR SCREENS AT THE BAR!

BAD APPLE BLUE EVENTS - Dress code and Entry info:

ENTRY: Pay on the door
£5 ENTRY 10pm till 2am // CHEAP £3 ENTRY with STAMPS or with The Flyer. We #staylifted till 4am!

RRELAXED DRESS CODE // Alternative wear and styles welcomed! Also its a BAD APPLE BLUE event where less is more and more is less so feel free to wear less! Or be a bit BLUE! Our windows will be blacked out and beer garden fence covered for all our BAD APPLE BLUE 1st and Last Thursday event nights. Caps may be worn on our metal night / VoodooRockCroydon / Bass Lift nights. Either way round.

If you are new to Bad Apple, please bring Photo ID to avoid disappointment. Doors: 10pm // Last Entry: 2am // Close: 4am

Any questions just facebook message us for a quick response. Or ask our awesome security or bar staff on the night!

Stinkahbell -
North American booking enquiries: soundsolutionam@gmail.com all other enquiries: Stinkahbell@gmail.com

Stinkahbell is a London based dubstep producer that is well known for his blend of rough and rugged cuts as well as melodic almost R&B bangers from his aliases Anton F and Nutty P. Best known for his absolute timeless classic, "Something In Your Eyes". Well versed in the many sub genres of Dubstep and plays everything from Riddim, Tear Out, Deep, and even a bit of BroStep. He’ll make you screw your face up but fill your stomach with butterflies with the subs and chord progressions he provides. Listening to a Stinkahbell set can be like time travelling for a dubstep fan. Mixing the old with the new seamlessly to bridge the gap from the originators of the sound to the new comers.

#SupporttheScene See you all Thursday Night on the dance floor! Share event and tag your mates, Thank you! @CroydonAlternativeScene

#Staylifted #badapplecroydon #supportthescene
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CROWD presents Sounds of Warhol feat. The Kevin Rowland DJ Show

CROWD presents Sounds of Warhol feat. The Kevin Rowland DJ Show

Sep 29, 4:30pm - Sep 29, 9:30pm

St Georges Walk Croydon
London,   Map

FREE ENTRY. CROWD is back with another pop-up event in the heart of Croydon town.

And this one is all about the POP as CROWD joins the month long Warhol Croydon celebration of the king of pop art with a night of great sounds inspired by the era and the man himself. (Find out more about Warhol Croydon at warholcroydon.co.uk/)

Packing in Sixties soul, underground sounds and hedonistic Studio 54 vibes, with a headline DJ show from KEVIN ROWLAND (Dexys) served up alongside some of the finest pop up bars and street food traders we can muster, this is set to be one big signing off party for this unique cross-town arts extravaganza.

Leader of the iconic Dexys Midnight Runners, now Dexys after their successful comeback in 2012 after 25 years hiatus, Kevin Rowland’s musical genius has made him a highly respected and in-demand DJ.

Playing for adoring audiences at clubs and festivals across the UK throughout the years, Kevin has also compiled the “Made to Measure" compilation for Motown.

For the past decade, Dexy’s legendary frontman and artistic visionary has developed a different class of DJ set, expressing a deep love of classic anthems and an uncanny ability for uncovering neglected pop gold.

Kevin crafts more than just a straight DJ set, this is a DJ show – taking to the mic and dropping his own unique vocal chops and no-holds-barred emotional attitude that makes Dexy’s live performances so special to create an atmosphere of an intimate gig than a traditional club night.

Rowland is a true artist who keeps his revolution in total forward motion; what was, was – what is, is – and what will be will be, when he decides it to be.

And all of this underpinned by our good friends and masters of mixology mayhem STREET COCKTAILS and their party-righteous sound system crew.
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London Mela presents Colors Croydon International Mela

London Mela presents Colors Croydon International Mela

Sep 30, 1:00pm - Sep 30, 7:30pm

Wandle Park, Croydon
29 Kemble Road
Croydon,   Map

The Mela fun isn't over yet!

On Saturday 30 September 2017 the London Mela will present the first edition of COLORS Croydon International Mela, celebrating the culture of Croydon’s Asian communities and showcasing a combination of musical legends, international artists, local talent, extraordinary dance and spectacular street theatre. Completely FREE of charge, this cornucopia of delights will take place in the beautiful environs of Wandle Park where there will truly be something for everyone.

Line-up announcements coming SOON!
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IDMC Gospel Choir - London Jazz Festival 2016

IDMC Gospel Choir - London Jazz Festival 2016

Nov 10, 7:00pm - Nov 10, 10:30pm

Croydon Minster
Croydon,  CR0 1 Map

MOBO nominated gospel choir, IDMC will perform at in the stunning gothic setting of Croydon Minster as part of London Jazz Festival 2017. This hometown show for the choir, that has toured with Michael Jackson and sung for Pavarotti on his birthday, will explore the influence of gospel music on jazz and include excerpts of the jazz opera ‘Porgy and Bess’.

Under the musical directorship of its founder, John Fisher, the IDMC Choir has been wowing audiences in the UK and across Europe for nearly 25 years, picking up praise and critical acclaim wherever they play (and becoming the first choir to ever secure a MOBO nomination in 2013).

Now this great choir, with full live band, comes to London Jazz Festival 2017, bringing their joyous cocktail of syncopated beats, infectious grooves and mellow ballads.
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The Floacist, Maisha and Triforce plus DJ Dave Koor

The Floacist, Maisha and Triforce plus DJ Dave Koor

Nov 16, 7:00pm - Nov 16, 11:00pm

Stanley Halls
12 South Norwood Hill
London,  SE25 6 Map

Part of London Jazz Festival 2017. Seven-time Grammy nominee The Floacist curates and headlines a special evening at Stanley Halls (South Norwood Hill, SE25) celebrating the on-going cultural explosion in South London that has witnessed the emergence of some of the most exciting young British jazz talent for many years. Joining Floacist on the line-up are Maisha, Triforce and DJ Dave Koor (Albert’s Favourites).

Natalie ‘Floacist’ Stewart is the founding member of the ground breaking seven-time Grammy nominated, platinum selling, UK International Neo-Soul sensation Floetry. Returning to her South London roots with her unique blend of poetry and song, this will be a night not to be missed.

Live music and pure vibrations. It's Floetic!

Maisha fuse a range of diverse influences to create a sound that has been lighting up parties and jazz clubs all over London. A live act not to be missed, and with an album in the works, 2017 is shaping up to be a strong year for this six piece band.

Channeling the lineage of spiritual jazz, taking inspiration from Pharoah Sanders, Alice Coltrane and Idris Mohammad, Maisha fuse their jazz influences with West African and Afro-beat rhythms, courtesy of bandleader Jake Long(2016 Yamaha Jazz Scholar) and percussionist Tim Doyle. Twm Dylan keeps the groove alive on double bass, Shirley Tetteh kills it on rhythm and lead guitar, Amané Suganami brings the heat on keys and Nubya Garcia delivers sax hooks that replay in your head for days.

With an average age of nineteen, TriForce is a jazz-infused, hip-hop, neo soul band featuring Dominic Canning, Ricco Komolafe and Benjamin Appiah who came together on their first year at Middlesex University - finding their common interest in the music of Thundercat, J Dilla, and Funky Knuckles. Guitarist, Mansur Brown, completes the line up for this band that has already made a name for themselves on the London alternative jazz scene and been signed to the Jazz Re:Freshed artist development programme.

Plus special DJ set from Dave Koor, founder of the Albert’s Favourites label (Hector Plimmer, The Expansions, Scrimshire, Jonny Drop, Modified Man and Deoke).
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Indiscernible // Karnika Satchi // Turf x CSoA Exhibition

Indiscernible // Karnika Satchi // Turf x CSoA Exhibition

Sep 22, 11:00am - Sep 30, 5:00pm

Turf Projects
Croydon,  CR01TF Map

OPENING NIGHT FRI 22 SEPT 5-9pm // Free Refreshments Plus BYOB Welcome

Graduating from BA Fine Art in July 2017, Karnika Satchi was selected for 2017’s Turf Projects x Croydon School of Art graduate residency.

In culminating residency exhibition ‘Indiscernible’, Satchi attempts to connect the viewer with realistic expressions of health and wellness. Satchi’s work gives an opportunity for us to connect with ideas about our bodies and living healthy lives.

There is the concept of binary opposition that occurs throughout: the materials used are familiar, simultaneously suggesting parts of the body that are usually hidden and unfamiliar. This use of familiar materials introduces a quality of humanity, the sense that the work has been part of a human process.

Using everyday items like knitting, clay, cotton, fabric, latex, Satchi suggests a binary opposition of strength and weakness within the human body, making internal parts of the body external, so that viewers can have a deeper appreciation of the human anatomy; composed of amazing organs and awe inspiring physiological functions.
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Warhol Lecture: Face to Face

Warhol Lecture: Face to Face

Sep 22, 7:30pm - Sep 22, 9:30pm

Braithwaite Halls
Croydon,  CR9 1ET Map

FREE PUBLIC LECTURE ON ANDY WARHOL

An avid art collector and expert in Andy Warhol limited edition prints, Henry Koelsch is a consultant at one of the largest pop art galleries in the US and specialises in first-quality artwork by Andy Warhol. Join Henry for an exploration of celebrity that surrounded much of Warhol’s work, his clients and his own social notoriety. Lectures last for two hours.

Henry is a particular expert in Andy Warhol Limited Edition prints and is associated with one of the largest Pop Art Galleries in the United States. Through this association, he has direct access and control of thousands of “Blue Chip” Pop art prints from a broad range of Contemporary artists.

Henry was raised in rural Kansas and holds a B.S. in Business Finance. His wholesome Midwestern upbringing and financial viewpoint bring both honesty and value to Pop Art acquisition. He has held sales and managerial positions with some of the largest corporations in the United States. His experience negotiating International corporate contracts has given him savvy negotiating skills which result in the best possible value for his customers. Henry is known for his broad smile, quick wit and constant focus on satisfying his many clients’ ever-changing needs.

HenryonPopArt represents numerous artists from the Pop Art era. The beautiful Los Angeles/West Hollywood gallery inventories limited edition prints for sale by blue chip artists including David Hockney, Keith Haring and Andy Warhol.
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Friday Feelings

Friday Feelings

Sep 22, 8:00pm - Sep 23, 12:00am

Boxpark Croydon
99 George Street
London,  CR0 1LD Map

Kickstart your weekend the proper way! Join us and our resident DJs who will be spinning the best tracks to get you grooving!

Register for your FREE tickets now!
Tickets take priority upon entry however this is purely on a first come first served basis.

NO NEW ENTRY / RE ENTRY AFTER 11PM
NO TRACKSUITS + NO HOODIES

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Comedy with Tony Law, David Ward and Ryan McDonnell

Comedy with Tony Law, David Ward and Ryan McDonnell

Sep 22, 8:00pm - Sep 22, 11:00pm

Hideaway Streatham
2 Empire Mews, Stanthorpe Road
London,  SW16 2BF Map

Headliners TONY LAW, DAVID WARD and RYAN McDONNELL (MC) plus funny guests!

FREE ENTRY & WELCOME COCKTAIL IF IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY!

TONY LAW

In some moments of strangeness he channels the spirit of the late Chris Lubey – a circuit comic whose act was impersonating RAF fly-pasts – then he’s on about a lizard-moose who can see the future . A large chunk is delivered in an accent from America’s Deep South for no particular reason. Some of the tales might be considered metaphor – his past life as a trampolining champ mirroring some ups and downs in his mental wellbeing – most might be considered just plain surreal, for you can’t spell Tony Law without WTF.

This isn’t, perhaps, vintage Law, but he’s never less than intriguing: funny peculiar as much as it is funny ha-ha, though if you buy tickets for a show with a title as cumbersome as A Law Undo His-elf What Welcome, that’s only to be expected. And if you’re not on Law’s wavelength you’ll get baffled, and quite possibly angry, at how such nonsense could possibly pass as comedy.

DAVID WARD

“Fluid, quick thinking and with an original take on life, Dave's material is both varied and universally popular.” Red Card Comedy Club website

"Enjoyable and entertaining" Time Out

"always enjoyable… builds an atmosphere where laughter flourishes…really funny" Chortle website

Ryan McDonnell

Ryan's comedy career began in 2007 in London. After just a year of service he was awarded a place in the Magners Comedy Awards final of 2008, before going on to finish as runner-up in the prestigious Amused Moose new act competition in Edinburgh the following year.

2010 saw him turn professional as well as make his debut at the Edinburgh Festival's esteemed Pleasance Courtyard, as part of Bound & Gagged's 'AAA' show, which was a complete sell-out for the entire run.

"Apollo-quality live comedy *****" - Three Weeks
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Jo Harman

Jo Harman

Sep 22, 9:00pm - Sep 22, 11:30pm

Hideaway Streatham
2 Empire Mews, Stanthorpe Road
London,  SW16 2BF Map

Her blend of soul, blues, gospel and timeless pop has become the trademark of singer/songwriter Jo Harman as she rightly earns the reputation of possessing one of the finest soul and blues voices in the country securing continued success, critical acclaim, touring and national radio play coming.

“Sometimes you hear a voice that leaves you speechless “ Huey Morgan, BBC Radio 2

“On course to be the finest UK female blues soul voice” Daily Mirror

“Stunning. Harman’s music mainlines the human soul“ Classic Rock Blues Magazine

“I believe this lady to be one of the finest singers this country has to offer! She really is tremendous! I hope our paths cross again” Rag N Bone Man

Raised in Southwest England, Harman found success on her own terms with her debut, Dirt On My Tongue. The album was released independently in 2013 and supported by a touring schedule that found Harman sharing the stage with icons like Patti Smith, Joan Baez and Sinead O’Connor.

Released worldwide on February 3, 2017, People We Become marks the biggest leap of Harman’s career. To make it, she headed overseas to Nashville, Tennessee, where she found a trusted collaborator in producer Fred Mollin. While a winter storm raged outside, Harman and Mollin holed up inside the city’s famed Sound Emporium Studio for three weeks, focusing on a warm sound — full of upright piano, Rhodes, unaffected bursts of electric guitar, and the soulful sweep of Harman’s voice — that contrasted with the town’s snowy weather. Shortly after the album’s release, she’ll return to Nashville again, this time as part of her first American tour.

On an album that features performances by award-winning players like Tom Bukovac, Greg Morrow, and Gordon Mote — as well as a guest appearance by the Doobie Brothers’ frontman, Michael McDonald, who lends his harmony vocals to the Seventies-worthy soul of “When We Were Young” — the most striking instrument is Harman’s voice. It’s an instrument that’s been sharpened by her years on the road, and it’s never sounded better.
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Fight Klub

Fight Klub

Sep 23, 9:30am - Sep 23, 11:30am

Boxpark Croydon
99 George St
Croydon,  CR0 1LD Map

**SOLD OUT**

FIGHT KLUB IS BACK!

The most intense and best DnB fitness class you will ever do! One everyone should be getting involved with.

Keep an eye out on www.fkevents.co.uk for future dates!

45 interested  ·  25 going
Storytime at The Oval Tavern : The Warhol Specials

Storytime at The Oval Tavern : The Warhol Specials

Sep 23, 1:00pm - Sep 23, 3:00pm

The Oval Tavern, Croydon
131 Oval Road
Croydon,  CR0 6BR Map

The second of two Warhol themed Storytimes this September linking with Warhol Croydon 2017.

Souper Storytime
What's your favourite soup? Make your own Campbell's soup can to take home - you can use it to store treasures or grow a tomato plant in!
Our featured story book today will be 'Uncle Andy's Cats' by James Warhola (Andy Warhol's nephew). This is the story of 25 cats named Sam and one blue cat named Hester. Told from a child's perspective, memories of trips to New York to visit his uncle inspired this warm, funny story of the famous artist's house full of cats.

About Storytime:
Storytime is facilitated by Jenny Lockyer and is a friendly and relaxed session for children aged 3-10years.
It runs every Saturday (apart from during summer holidays) at The Oval Tavern in East Croydon.

Children can enjoy stories, puppets, arts and crafts. We have a different theme each week and lots of picture and board books. Please bring a story of your own to share if you like!

Free, donations welcome.
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Warhol Lecture: Factory Productions

Warhol Lecture: Factory Productions

Sep 23, 7:30pm - Sep 23, 9:30pm

Braithwaite Halls
Croydon,  CR9 1ET Map

FREE PUBLIC LECTURE ON ANDY WARHOL

An avid art collector and expert in Andy Warhol limited edition prints, Henry Koelsch is a consultant at one of the largest pop art galleries in the US and specialises in first-quality artwork by Andy Warhol. Join Henry and discover how popular culture meets fine art through the gift of Warhol and his promotion of screen printing and how, as an artist, he considered the artwork produced to be a product – mass production, mass appeal. This is one lecture not to be missed. Lectures last for two hours.

Henry is a particular expert in Andy Warhol Limited Edition prints and is associated with one of the largest Pop Art Galleries in the United States. Through this association, he has direct access and control of thousands of “Blue Chip” Pop art prints from a broad range of Contemporary artists.

Henry was raised in rural Kansas and holds a B.S. in Business Finance. His wholesome Midwestern upbringing and financial viewpoint bring both honesty and value to Pop Art acquisition. He has held sales and managerial positions with some of the largest corporations in the United States. His experience negotiating International corporate contracts has given him savvy negotiating skills which result in the best possible value for his customers. Henry is known for his broad smile, quick wit and constant focus on satisfying his many clients’ ever-changing needs.

HenryonPopArt represents numerous artists from the Pop Art era. The beautiful Los Angeles/West Hollywood gallery inventories limited edition prints for sale by blue chip artists including David Hockney, Keith Haring and Andy Warhol.
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Saturday Sessions

Saturday Sessions

Sep 23, 8:00pm - Sep 24, 12:00am

Boxpark Croydon
99 George Street
London,  CR0 1LD Map

Join us for some Saturday Sessions. We've got our residents on the decks spinning the best tracks to get you grooving!

Register for your FREE tickets now!
Tickets take priority upon entry however this is purely on a first come first served basis.

NO NEW ENTRY / RE ENTRY AFTER 11PM
NO TRACKSUITS + NO HOODIES

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The Floacist

The Floacist

Sep 23, 9:00pm - Sep 23, 11:45pm

Hideaway Streatham
2 Empire Mews, Stanthorpe Road
London,  SW16 2BF Map

The Floacist of Floetry returns home to South London, with her unique blend of poetry and song and a full band at Hideaway. This will be a night not to be missed! Live music and pure vibrations. It's Floetic!

Natalie ‘Floacist’ Stewart is a founding original member of the ground breaking seven-time Grammy nominated, platinum selling, UK and international Neo-Soul sensation Floetry.

472 interested  ·  63 going
Streatham Free Film Festival - SING!

Streatham Free Film Festival - SING!

Sep 24, 1:30pm - Sep 24, 4:30pm

Hideaway Streatham
2 Empire Mews, Stanthorpe Road
London,  SW16 2BF Map

Family friendly fun this September as Streatham Free Film Festival presents Sing. Join us for Sunday lunch with colourful characters, and a memorable soundtrack!
Seating will be arranged 'cabaret style', in tables of 4, and we will be offering food as well as drinks.

Sing is a 2016 CGI animated musical comedy. Staring Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, and Scarlett Johansson. Dapper Koala Buster Moon presides over a once-grand theater that has fallen on hard times. An eternal optimist, and a bit of a scoundrel, he loves his theater above all and will do anything to preserve it. Facing the crumbling of his life's ambition, he takes one final chance to restore his fading jewel to its former glory by producing the world's greatest singing competition. Five contestants emerge: a mouse, a timid elephant, a pig, a gorilla and a punk-rock porcupine.

Directors: Garth Jennings, Christophe Lourdelet (co-director)

Writer: Garth Jennings

Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane

Rating: U
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Sunday Lunch - Jazz Dynamos

Sunday Lunch - Jazz Dynamos

Sep 24, 2:00pm - Sep 24, 4:30pm

Hideaway Streatham
2 Empire Mews, Stanthorpe Road
London,  SW16 2BF Map

From heart-stopping ballads of The Great American Songbook, to 1960s French Beach Party vibes, to a Latin American reworking of a Madonna million seller, with many varied stops along the way, Jazz Dynamos will be performing music from the last 80 years transforming well known songs with a mix of classic jazz and swing, bossa, samba, and contemporary pop music – occasionally all at the same time! The technique, versatility and sheer joy in Lucy Randell’s versatile and joyous singing, allied to the swingiest, funkiest, best dressed rhythm section in the UK, make this a lively and entertaining show not to be missed.

"Truly blew me away"

The Music Editor, The Independent
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PJ Morton

PJ Morton

Sep 24, 8:30pm - Sep 24, 11:30pm

Hideaway Streatham
2 Empire Mews, Stanthorpe Road
London,  SW16 2BF Map

Soulgigs and Biggs presents a London exclusive as Maroon 5 keys man PJ Morton launches his new solo album 'Gumbo' at Hideaway.

By the time GRAMMY® Award- and Dove® Award-winning singer, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist and Maroon 5 keyboardist PJ Morton moved back to his native New Orleans in 2016, he had built an unbelievable career.

In addition to boasting collaborations with Adam Levine, Lil Wayne, and Busta Rhymes, his critically acclaimed 2013 offering, New Orleans, earned a 2014 GRAMMY® Award nomination in the category of “Best R&B Song” for “Only One” [feat. Stevie Wonder]. Pitchfork called it, “a smooth and soulful pop/R&B hybrid,” and the record dramatically expanded his influence. In addition to figuring prominently on Maroon 5’s multiplatinum Overexposed and V, Morton has written and produced for everybody from BJ The Chicago Kid, Jermaine Dupri, and Jazmine Sullivan to Monica and India.Arie, winning a GRAMMY® for collaborating with the latter in 2008. His music has also popped up in films such as Couples Retreat and more.

Among many other accolades, he has received Dove® and Stellar® Awards, published his literary debut Why Can’t I Sing About Love? in 2009, and became music director for Solange following the release of her critically acclaimed opus A Seat At The Table.

Relocating from Los Angeles, he returned home with a pronounced fire and hunger. It simmers throughout his 2017 solo album and first offering for his own Morton Records, Gumbo from the funkified grooves of “Claustrophobic” [feat. Pell] to the unifying and undeniable message of “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright” [feat. BJ The Chicago Kid & The Hamiltones]. This is a new beginning for PJ and real soul.
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Drips, Beats and Pop – Warhol in the context of his time

Drips, Beats and Pop – Warhol in the context of his time

Sep 25, 7:30pm - Sep 25, 9:00pm

The Spread Eagle Pub & Theatre
39-41 Katherine Street
Croydon,  CR0 1NX Map

FREE PUBLIC LECTURE ON ANDY WARHOL

Join Philosophy PhD student Joanna Straczowski of the University of Liverpool as she discusses the relevance of Andy Warhol’s work to her research into aesthetics and the role of the arts in the digital age, as Warhol challenged traditional notions of authenticity in art and was a pioneer in the use of reproduction techniques. Lecture lasts one hour and 30 minutes.

Born in Germany, Joanna has lived in the UK for the past five years. With a background in English & American Studies, Art History & Cultural Institutions, she is currently a PhD student at the University of Liverpool’s Philosophy Department.

Her research focuses on the concept of aestheticisation and its significance in the digital age. She is especially interested in the impact that digital technologies and art reproductions have on our aesthetic experiences. In this context, the work of Andy Warhol is especially relevant to her research, as he challenged traditional notions of authenticity in art and was a pioneer in the use of reproduction techniques.
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Drips, Beats and Pop – Warhol in the context of his time

Drips, Beats and Pop – Warhol in the context of his time

Sep 25, 7:30pm - Sep 25, 9:00pm

The Spread Eagle Pub & Theatre
39-41 Katherine Street
Croydon,  CR0 1NX Map

FREE PUBLIC LECTURE ON ANDY WARHOL

Join Philosophy PhD student Joanna Straczowski of the University of Liverpool as she discusses the relevance of Andy Warhol’s work to her research into aesthetics and the role of the arts in the digital age, as Warhol challenged traditional notions of authenticity in art and was a pioneer in the use of reproduction techniques. Lecture lasts one hour and 30 minutes.

Born in Germany, Joanna has lived in the UK for the past five years. With a background in English & American Studies, Art History & Cultural Institutions, she is currently a PhD student at the University of Liverpool’s Philosophy Department.

Her research focuses on the concept of aestheticisation and its significance in the digital age. She is especially interested in the impact that digital technologies and art reproductions have on our aesthetic experiences. In this context, the work of Andy Warhol is especially relevant to her research, as he challenged traditional notions of authenticity in art and was a pioneer in the use of reproduction techniques.
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Managers Charity Golf Day

Managers Charity Golf Day

Sep 26, 9:00am

Coulsdon Manor Golf Course
Cottage Hill
Coulsdon,  CR5 2 Map

For the Cherry Tree Charity. Includes
9 am tea / coffee ☕️ with bacon rolls 🥓
10 am 18 holes of golf 🏌
Return for a buffet lunch 🍴
Prizes and raffle
£30 per member or £40 per non member
(Golf teams of 4)
To book telephone ☎️ 0208 6680414 and speak to Sales

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I want to be a machine – Warhol’s challenge to artists

I want to be a machine – Warhol’s challenge to artists

Sep 26, 1:30pm - Sep 26, 3:00pm

The Spread Eagle Pub & Theatre
39-41 Katherine Street
Croydon,  CR0 1NX Map

FREE PUBLIC LECTURE ON ANDY WARHOL

Join Philosophy PhD student Joanna Straczowski of the University of Liverpool as she delves into Warhol’s revolutionary approach and the explosion of the Pop Art movement as he challenged the art world to embrace a new beginning. Lecture lasts one hour and 30 minutes.

Born in Germany, Joanna has lived in the UK for the past five years. With a background in English & American Studies, Art History & Cultural Institutions, she is currently a PhD student at the University of Liverpool’s Philosophy Department.

Her research focuses on the concept of aestheticisation and its significance in the digital age. She is especially interested in the impact that digital technologies and art reproductions have on our aesthetic experiences. In this context, the work of Andy Warhol is especially relevant to her research, as he challenged traditional notions of authenticity in art and was a pioneer in the use of reproduction techniques.
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I want to be a machine – Warhol’s challenge to artists

I want to be a machine – Warhol’s challenge to artists

Sep 26, 1:30pm - Sep 26, 3:00pm

The Spread Eagle Pub & Theatre
39-41 Katherine Street
Croydon,  CR0 1NX Map

FREE PUBLIC LECTURE ON ANDY WARHOL

Join Philosophy PhD student Joanna Straczowski of the University of Liverpool as she delves into Warhol’s revolutionary approach and the explosion of the Pop Art movement as he challenged the art world to embrace a new beginning. Lecture lasts one hour and 30 minutes.

Born in Germany, Joanna has lived in the UK for the past five years. With a background in English & American Studies, Art History & Cultural Institutions, she is currently a PhD student at the University of Liverpool’s Philosophy Department.

Her research focuses on the concept of aestheticisation and its significance in the digital age. She is especially interested in the impact that digital technologies and art reproductions have on our aesthetic experiences. In this context, the work of Andy Warhol is especially relevant to her research, as he challenged traditional notions of authenticity in art and was a pioneer in the use of reproduction techniques.
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Taster Tuesdays

Taster Tuesdays

Sep 26, 6:00pm - Sep 26, 11:00pm

Boxpark Croydon
99 George St
Croydon,  CR0 1LD Map

Get involved with Taste Tuesdays! From 6PM every Tuesday, you'll be invited to come and eat, drink and play for as little as £2.50! Our traders will be mixing it up with a selection of sweet treats and delicious dishes for you to sample, as you wind down for an evening with good company and relaxed vibes.
To kick-start this edible evolution, we've got the likes of pizza powerhouse, Arancina, and the delectable delights of Les Deux Amies cooking up a storm. Check out our first incredible Taste Tuesday menu below:

Arancina - Try the amazing 'Suppli' - a deep fried risotto ball with a gooey heart of melted mozzarella.

Bao Bao - A regular portion of banging Taiwanese fried chicken.

Carioca - Grab a taste of Rio with Carioca's Brazilian hot dog.

Donde - If you're serious about tapas then you'll love Donde's seriously good jamon croquettes.

Meat Liquor - chicken wings, slathered in house-made buffalo sauce, served with blue cheese dip

Les Deux Amies - The pancake maestros are keeping it sweet with their deliciously salted butter and caramel crêpe.

Nanny Outars - Choice of mini roti wrap or mini rice pot with any of our 4 delicious fillings

Wine & Deli - Meat and Cheese taster - Napoli Salami, Truffle Cheese, Sicilian Olives and Artisan Ciabatta.
Yo! - Selection of Sushi rolls from the sushi specialists
Fish, Wings & Tings - Cod Fritters - the firm favourite offer a portion of x3 cod fritters
BOXBAR - £2.50 pints of draft beer & £2.50 glasses of house wine.

All you have to do is visit the vendor of your choice, from the menu, and ask for the Taste Tuesdays £2.50 special! On top of this we are offering pints of draft beer and glasses of house wine from the BOXBAR for £2.50 to enjoy as you visit the vendors! Bring the receipt of your Taste Tuesday dish to the BOXBAR in order to claim your £2.50 drink!

ONE DISH PER PERSON PER TRADER!
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The Death of Louis XIV (12a)

The Death of Louis XIV (12a)

Sep 26, 7:30pm - Sep 26, 10:00pm

David Lean Cinema, Croydon Clocktower, CR9 1ET Map

Confined to his sumptuous chambers, Louis XIV – the “Sun King” – is fussed over by courtiers and valets. But there’s a worrying mark developing on his foot.

Roadhouse - Live!

Roadhouse - Live!

Sep 26, 8:30pm - Sep 26, 11:00pm

The Tuesday Night Music Club c/o The Comrades Club, 194 Brighton Rd, Coulsdon, Greater London CR5 2NF Map

Just £5 gets you in - advance tickets can be booked by emailing CoulsdonComrades@aol.com

Roadhouse are one of the UK’s most established, big stage Blues/Rock acts and, as we found last year, when you combine them with the atmosphere at The Tuesday Night Music Club a party ensues!

The band are a collaboration between experienced Blues/Rock musicians and much younger, talented female vocalists, Roadhouse are generally regarded as generating some of the best original material in the UK. Lead by acclaimed song writer, song writer, guitar player and singer, Gary Boner; their new CD, City of Decay, is picking up airplay everywhere!

Achievements:
– Over 2,000 live shows, including many high profile festival appearances
– Appearances at Glastonbury 2010, 11 appearances at the National Festival of Blues & Rock Skegness, 7 appearances at the National R&B Festival Colne, 2 at the National Blues Festival Burnley and numerous festivals across Belgium, The Netherlands, Ireland and France. This includes playing to nearly 10,000 people at the Antwerp festival with Dr Feelgood and John Hammond in 2005
– The release of 12 critically accalimed CD’s, that have achieved play (frequently full rotation) on over 500 radio stations in more than 20 different countries
– Live appearance (3 tracks) on the Paul Jones Show, BBC2 in 2004
– Roadhouse have opened for and in somecases played higher on the bill, than some major artists including:
Walter Trout, Joe Bonamassa, The Animals, The Yardbirds, Dr Feelgood, Nine Below Zero, The Hamsters, Wilco Johnson, Mick Taylor (of the Rolling Stones), Pat Travers and others too many to mention
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Learn to swing dance! all-level class and social

Learn to swing dance! all-level class and social

Sep 27, 7:00pm - Sep 27, 8:10pm

Matthews Yard
1 Matthews Yard, Off Surrey Street
Croydon,  CR0 1FF Map

There is no better way to spend a Wednesday evening than learning a fun social dance with lovely people in a relaxed environment! The bar also has great beer and burgers 🙂

From 7-7:50, we will teach a drop-in class suitable for all levels, no experience or partner necessary! The class costs £8 per person.

You have time to practice and social dance after the class 7:50-8:10! We will be there to dance with you and answer any questions.

12 interested  ·  4 going
Well Versed

Well Versed

Sep 27, 7:00pm - Sep 27, 9:00pm

Boxpark Croydon
99 George Street
London,  CR0 1LD Map

We welcome back the Well Versed guys for the another show in their series of spoken word nights. These guys can deliver a unique, fresh homegrown event and we're excited to welcome them back.

Follow Well Versed Ink

5 interested  ·  1 going
Caring For Ourselves

Caring For Ourselves

Sep 27, 7:30pm - Sep 27, 9:00pm

Project B
1 Bell Hill
Croydon,  CR0 1FB Map

Alan from ARC Osteopathy will be along to discuss relevant issues around health.

Members: Free
Visitors: £5

2 interested  ·  1 going
Their Finest (12A) + archive film

Their Finest (12A) + archive film

Sep 27, 8:00pm - Sep 27, 10:00pm

South Norwood Conservative Club
10 South Norwood Hill
South Norwood,  SE25 6AB Map

Ever wondered what the film industry was like during Britain's finest hour? Then join us for this uplifting and inspirational look into the world of war time propaganda filmmaking.

Gemma Arterton stars as Catrin, a talented young copy-writer enticed to London from Wales by her self-absorbed artist husband (Jack Huston). She gets a job as a script editor with the Ministry of Information, where she’s hired to write convincing women’s dialogue (or “slop”) for morale-boosting propaganda films. Quickly noticed for her natural ability, she's drafted by dashing movie producer Buckley (Sam Claflin) to work alongside a colourful crew to produce the morale-building cinematic stories the nation so desperately needs.

Based on the novel Their Finest Hour and a Half by Lissa Evans, debut screenwriter Gaby Chiappe’s adaptation blends shrewd wit with a lot of heart, displaying a keen sense of the mood of the time, resulting in a charming, nostalgic and spirited wartime drama.

PLUS ARCHIVE SHORT:

‘Croydon 1943’ - introduced by historian John Hickman
Courtesy of Lindsay Ould, Museum of Croydon

A grainy, shaky, black and white cine film showing many familiar places during early to mid-1943.
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Synthesis Festival 2017

Synthesis Festival 2017

Sep 28, 12:00am - Sep 30, 3:00am

South Norwood, SE25 Map

Festival Programme 2017

Overview

Synthesis, a celebration of the collage that is urban culture, the art, sounds and flavours.

As the Summer draws to a close, pioneering urban artists from near and far will ascend on SE25, London for a long weekend of painting, performing and discussion. An event like no other, Synthesis examines the evolution and cultural impact of urban arts through practice and discourse.

What's Going On!

Synthesis Festival consists of three elements, live urban art, live music and an international street food market.Activities will kick off each day from lunchtime, when the street food market opens on Station Road, at the main entrance to Norwood Junction Station. Around the same time artists will begin to paint murals at various locations around SE25. To stay up to date on who, what and where the murals are follow us on social media for alerts. Information and maps will be available form Gamma, 14 Portland Road, SE25 4PF.

As the sun sets, we'll retreat to the warmth of an intimate Edwardian Music Hall for live and electronic music performances.

Thursday 28th September 2017

Art activities from 12 noon - 6pm

Mr Jago
Will Barras
Stendec
O.Two

Music performances from 6pm - Midnight
The Heliocentrics
Further with DJ Food & Pete Williams
Guests TBA

Limited capacity tickets available for this event. Book Now

Friday 29th September 2017

Art activities from 12 noon - 6pm

Seikon
Tony Driver
Augustine Kofie
Swifty

Music performances from 6pm - Midnight

Beak>
Ofeliadorme
Howie B

Limited capacity tickets available for this event. Book Now

Saturday 30th September 2017

Art activities from 12 noon - 6pm

Mode2
Boris 'Delta' Tellegen
sheOne
Roids

Music performances from 6pm - Midnight

DJ Krush
Juice Aleem
Andrea Parker

Limited capacity tickets available for this event. Book Now

Tickets are available as a 3 day bundle or for single days.
All tickets will be issued on the day from the Synthesis Festival stand with proof of purchase & ID.

More info at www.synthesis-festival.com

Curated by Gamma Proforma
Supported by Croydon Council, Montana Paint, CMMNTY & PPR
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Synthesis Festival 2017

Synthesis Festival 2017

Sep 28, 12:00am - Sep 30, 3:00am

South Norwood, SE25 Map

Festival Programme 2017

Overview

Synthesis, a celebration of the collage that is urban culture, the art, sounds and flavours.

As the Summer draws to a close, pioneering urban artists from near and far will ascend on SE25, London for a long weekend of painting, performing and discussion. An event like no other, Synthesis examines the evolution and cultural impact of urban arts through practice and discourse.

What's Going On!

Synthesis Festival consists of three elements, live urban art, live music and an international street food market.Activities will kick off each day from lunchtime, when the street food market opens on Station Road, at the main entrance to Norwood Junction Station. Around the same time artists will begin to paint murals at various locations around SE25. To stay up to date on who, what and where the murals are follow us on social media for alerts. Information and maps will be available form Gamma, 14 Portland Road, SE25 4PF.

As the sun sets, we'll retreat to the warmth of an intimate Edwardian Music Hall for live and electronic music performances.

Thursday 28th September 2017

Art activities from 12 noon - 6pm

Mr Jago
Will Barras
Stendec
O.Two

Music performances from 6pm - Midnight
The Heliocentrics
Further with DJ Food & Pete Williams
Guests TBA

Limited capacity tickets available for this event. Book Now

Friday 29th September 2017

Art activities from 12 noon - 6pm

Seikon
Tony Driver
Augustine Kofie
Swifty

Music performances from 6pm - Midnight

Beak>
Ofeliadorme
Howie B

Limited capacity tickets available for this event. Book Now

Saturday 30th September 2017

Art activities from 12 noon - 6pm

Mode2
Boris 'Delta' Tellegen
sheOne
Roids

Music performances from 6pm - Midnight

DJ Krush
Juice Aleem
Andrea Parker

Limited capacity tickets available for this event. Book Now

Tickets are available as a 3 day bundle or for single days.
All tickets will be issued on the day from the Synthesis Festival stand with proof of purchase & ID.

More info at www.synthesis-festival.com

Curated by Gamma Proforma
Supported by Croydon Council, Montana Paint, CMMNTY & PPR
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Ed Night + Paul Duncan McGarrity

Ed Night + Paul Duncan McGarrity

Sep 28, 11:30am - Sep 28, 2:30pm

The Spread Eagle Pub & Theatre
39-41 Katherine Street
Croydon,  CR0 1NX Map

We had a month off after the Festival 'proper' and now we're back with our monthly 'Special Features!' shows. This month we have Edinburgh newcomer nominee Ed Night supported by exciting new stand-up Paul Duncan McGarrity.

PAUL DUNCAN MCGARRITY

Paul Duncan McGarrity is an Archaeologist and Stand Up who's unique brand of history based comedy has been entertaining audiences across the country. His sell out Edinburgh fringe show 'Ask an Archaeologist' hit the road in 2017, with topics including Vikings, Richard III and the history of sex.

www.twitter.com/PaulDuncanMcG
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Exhibition // Peaks & Troughs

Exhibition // Peaks & Troughs

Sep 28, 5:00pm - Nov 12, 5:00pm

Turf Projects
Lower Level Trinity Court, 46-47, Whitgift Centre
London,  CR0 1UW Map

A SOLO EXHIBITION BY SAELIA APARICIO

29 SEPT – 12 NOV // FREE AND OPEN TO ALL WED-SUN 11-5PM

OPENING NIGHT // 28 SEPT 5-9PM // WITH FREE TURF COCKTAILS, PLUS BYOB WELCOME

AT TURF PROJECTS, 46/47 TRINITY COURT (GROUND FLOOR), WHITGIFT SHOPPING CENTRE, CROYDON CR01UQ


There are still three tower blocks standing in Carpenters estate. House for many, but home for few families; collateral damage of the London Olympics and an ambitious redevelopment by Newham Council.

Sometimes, when the evening sun hits the facade, you can see the interiors, the traces left behind by the neighbours that used to be there. Half-opening my eyes I look through my eyelashes, imagining that I turn into a kind of sneaky gas, able to get through the crannies and open windows of the abandoned flats. I imagine myself admiring the ecosystem that has developed there, with magical creatures cohabiting harmoniously in the spaces. When I have my eyes wide open, though, I see leaks, invasive plants, pigeons, insects and rats are actually the ones who share the blocks with the few neighbours that are still living in those neglected buildings.

Those neighbours must be like water, adapting to any container. They are judged and put into boxes, flattened, actions which they are forced to revolt against to show themselves as multidimensional and meaningful. They find themselves riding through the peaks and troughs, the emotional rollercoaster of the housing market.

I feel shattered, trying to block the building view with my hands, which I see turning into fine dust, blending with those metallic nanoparticles already present in the polluted air. While these environmental nanoparticles are solid, they are so tiny, so invasive; able to disperse in water, the air, or linger on solid matter, such us our body. Here they get absorbed through our skin or respiratory system to sediment in our internal tissues, becoming part of us, increasing aggressive behaviour, premature dementia and being a known cause of cancer.

It is called regeneration. When a building is knocked down, it leaves a gap in the landscape, similar to the one a missing tooth leaves in the denture, where the air circulates freely; missing the mass, the warmth of that edifice it used to cast before.



Turf Projects has commissioned this solo exhibition ‘Peaks & Troughs’ by Saelia Aparicio. The exhibition – an installation, combines mural drawings, modified found objects, mouth blown glass, probiotics and pollution. Sculpture functions as either lenses and filters, distorting, multiplying, and letting the light through. Although it suggests some narrative, we can only see some parts of its structure, showing first an introduction, the surface, or epidermal layer of the city as a body, to then penetrate into its entrails, a world of darkness and artificial light.

Peaks & Troughs has been generously funded by the Arts Council England and Croydon Council.



// ABOUT SAELIA APARICIO
Saelia Aparicio lives on a secret island in London. She graduated in Sculpture at the Royal College of Art in 2015. She has had institutional solo shows at La Conservera (2012, Murcia, Spain) the Patio Herreriano Museum (2013, Valladolid, Spain) and Da2 2002 Domus Artium (2015, Salamanca, Spain)

Group shows include Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2016, the bluecoat ( Liverpool) and the ICA (London), Retour Sur Mulholland Drive, curated by Nicolas Bourriaud at La Panacée, Montpellier, France, And A Mysterical Day, curated by Tai Shani and the Serpentine Gallery public program.

In 2016 she was a resident at Sema Nanji, (Part of the Seoul Museum of Art, South Korea) and is currently enjoying a New Contemporaries studio Bursary with Sarabande, The Lee Alexander Mcqueen Foundation. She is also currently working towards a second solo show : Your Consequences Have Actions at The Tetley, Leeds.

Her multidisciplinary work dwells on ideas of the organic, establishing analogies between corporeal and social mechanisms.

saelito.com
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Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday

Sep 28, 8:00pm - Sep 29, 12:00am

Boxpark Croydon
99 George Street
London,  CR0 1LD Map

From Kavos to Croydon #Anthems are back at Boxpark with #ThrowbackThursdays.
Taking you back in time with the best in Throwback RnB, Hip Hop, UKG and Grime!

We will be celebrating the birthday of our resident DJ, KAOS so expect to party hard with Ambo Magic and BBC1 Xtra mix DJ, DJ Shabz in support.

Remember there's No Skool like the Old Skool.

Last entry at 10:55pm. No tracksuits. No ID, no entry.

49 interested  ·  35 going
London Klezmer Quartet

London Klezmer Quartet

Sep 28, 8:00pm - Sep 28, 11:00pm

The Oval Tavern, Croydon
131 Oval Road
Croydon,  CR0 6BR Map

LKQ brings their new release "To the Tavern" to the tavern! Croydon's Oval Tavern, that is! This is klezmer at its most beguiling and seductive, dynamic, exuberant and accomplished. Hear the subtleties of the original Eastern European tradition, combined with a kick-the-chairs-over ability to party featuring old and new traditional material guaranteed to move audiences from toe-tapping to tears and back again in moments.

If you've enjoyed the Trans-Siberian Brass Band, or Geoff Berner at this venue recently, you'll love their music.

Tickets £5 from www.wegottickets.com/theukulele

Approx. stage times: 8 pm - official doors (but you are welcome to have a drink and something to eat before this time: the pub opens at noon!)

8.15pm - we hope to have an interesting support act. Watch this space

9.00pm London Klezmer Quartet.
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Streatham Free Film Festival - Moulin Rouge

Streatham Free Film Festival - Moulin Rouge

Sep 28, 8:30pm - Sep 28, 10:30pm

Hideaway Streatham
2 Empire Mews, Stanthorpe Road
London,  SW16 2BF Map

Come what may, join us this September as Streatham Free Film Festival presents a free film screening of Moulin Rouge! Starring Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor! Prizes awarded to the best dressed!
Seating will be arranged 'cabaret style', in tables of 4, and we will be offering food as well as drinks.

Moulin Rouge! is a 2001 jukebox musical romantic comedy film directed, produced, and co-written by Baz Luhrmann. Christian, a young aspiring Bohemian poet living in 1899 Paris, defies his father by joining the colorfully diverse clique inhabiting the dark, fantastical underworld of Paris' now legendary Moulin Rouge. In this seedy but glamorous haven of sex, drugs and newly-discovered electricity, the poet finds himself immersed into a passionate but tragic love affair with Satine, the city's most famous courtesan. Their romance is played out against the infamous club - where slumming aristocrats and the fashionably rich, mingle with workers, artists, Bohemians, actresses and courtesans.

Director: Baz Luhrmann

Rating: 12A
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Sister Cookie

Sister Cookie

Sep 28, 8:30pm - Sep 28, 11:30pm

Hideaway Streatham
2 Empire Mews, Stanthorpe Road
London,  SW16 2BF Map

A Hideaway debut for the charismatic rhythm and soulette Sister Cookie and her uniquely '50s-60s soulful blend of jazz and R&B.

A voice packed with power that can turn tender and sweet when it needs to be, the Nigerian-born chanteuse is backed by a quartet consisting of some of the finest veteran roots musicians in the capital. This little band with a big sound consistently impresses audiences across the UK and Europe with their combination of original material (all written and arranged by Cookie herself) and some surprising covers.
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BAD APPLE BLUE presents Croydon BASS LIFT! PART 2

BAD APPLE BLUE presents Croydon BASS LIFT! PART 2

Sep 28, 10:00pm - Sep 29, 4:00am

Bad Apple
3-7 Park Street
Croydon,  CR0 1YD Map

Bad Apple Blue Presents:

Croydon Bass Lift…

A new OFFICIAL Croydon Bass Lift monthly residency held on the LAST THURSDAY of each month at Bad Apple Croydon. 10pm - 4am.

We’ll be showcasing the best in up and coming underground, electronic bass music.

Extra production from AJB Audio and Frantic Group.

LINE UP - 28.09.17 -

~*STINKAHBELL vs ANTON F vs NUTTY P* (The Unknown)

www.facebook.com/StinkahbellOfficial/

www.facebook.com/antonfmusic/

www.facebook.com/MyNameIsNuttyP/?hc_ref=ARSIm3_RhQC6mXaXJeTS4G0CtPtiB-v9YVgIXDHw5eRmVQ2-lTMQICF-2...

~Nightmare & Oni (Croydon Bass Lift/Monsters/Monsters Music/Blacklight Audio)

www.facebook.com/NightmareandOni/

soundcloud.com/nightmareandoni

www.facebook.com/monstersdubstep

~Drime and Barran - Reunion Set! (Hexagon Dubs/Croydon Bass Lift)

www.facebook.com/drimeHexagon/

m.soundcloud.com/drimehex

m.soundcloud.com/barran-hexagon

www.facebook.com/HexagonDubs/

Said Poppy (New Bass Order)

www.facebook.com/SaidPoppy/

DRINK DEALS ON THE NIGHT WILL BE SHOWN UP ON OUR SCREENS AT THE BAR!

BAD APPLE BLUE EVENTS - Dress code and Entry info:

ENTRY: Pay on the door
£5 ENTRY 10pm till 2am // CHEAP £3 ENTRY with STAMPS or with The Flyer. We #staylifted till 4am!

RRELAXED DRESS CODE // Alternative wear and styles welcomed! Also its a BAD APPLE BLUE event where less is more and more is less so feel free to wear less! Or be a bit BLUE! Our windows will be blacked out and beer garden fence covered for all our BAD APPLE BLUE 1st and Last Thursday event nights. Caps may be worn on our metal night / VoodooRockCroydon / Bass Lift nights. Either way round.

If you are new to Bad Apple, please bring Photo ID to avoid disappointment. Doors: 10pm // Last Entry: 2am // Close: 4am

Any questions just facebook message us for a quick response. Or ask our awesome security or bar staff on the night!

Stinkahbell -
North American booking enquiries: soundsolutionam@gmail.com all other enquiries: Stinkahbell@gmail.com

Stinkahbell is a London based dubstep producer that is well known for his blend of rough and rugged cuts as well as melodic almost R&B bangers from his aliases Anton F and Nutty P. Best known for his absolute timeless classic, "Something In Your Eyes". Well versed in the many sub genres of Dubstep and plays everything from Riddim, Tear Out, Deep, and even a bit of BroStep. He’ll make you screw your face up but fill your stomach with butterflies with the subs and chord progressions he provides. Listening to a Stinkahbell set can be like time travelling for a dubstep fan. Mixing the old with the new seamlessly to bridge the gap from the originators of the sound to the new comers.

#SupporttheScene See you all Thursday Night on the dance floor! Share event and tag your mates, Thank you! @CroydonAlternativeScene

#Staylifted #badapplecroydon #supportthescene
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BAD APPLE BLUE presents Croydon BASS LIFT! PART 2

BAD APPLE BLUE presents Croydon BASS LIFT! PART 2

Sep 28, 10:00pm - Sep 29, 4:00am

Bad Apple
3-7 Park Street
Croydon,  CR0 1YD Map

Bad Apple Blue Presents:

Croydon Bass Lift…

A new OFFICIAL Croydon Bass Lift monthly residency held on the LAST THURSDAY of each month at Bad Apple Croydon. 10pm - 4am.

We’ll be showcasing the best in up and coming underground, electronic bass music.

Extra production from AJB Audio and Frantic Group.

LINE UP - 28.09.17 -

~*STINKAHBELL vs ANTON F vs NUTTY P* (The Unknown)

www.facebook.com/StinkahbellOfficial/

www.facebook.com/antonfmusic/

www.facebook.com/MyNameIsNuttyP/?hc_ref=ARSIm3_RhQC6mXaXJeTS4G0CtPtiB-v9YVgIXDHw5eRmVQ2-lTMQICF-2...

~Nightmare & Oni (Croydon Bass Lift/Monsters/Monsters Music/Blacklight Audio)

www.facebook.com/NightmareandOni/

soundcloud.com/nightmareandoni

www.facebook.com/monstersdubstep

~Drime and Barran - Reunion Set! (Hexagon Dubs/Croydon Bass Lift)

www.facebook.com/drimeHexagon/

m.soundcloud.com/drimehex

m.soundcloud.com/barran-hexagon

www.facebook.com/HexagonDubs/

Said Poppy (New Bass Order)

www.facebook.com/SaidPoppy/

DRINK DEALS ON THE NIGHT WILL BE SHOWN UP ON OUR SCREENS AT THE BAR!

BAD APPLE BLUE EVENTS - Dress code and Entry info:

ENTRY: Pay on the door
£5 ENTRY 10pm till 2am // CHEAP £3 ENTRY with STAMPS or with The Flyer. We #staylifted till 4am!

RRELAXED DRESS CODE // Alternative wear and styles welcomed! Also its a BAD APPLE BLUE event where less is more and more is less so feel free to wear less! Or be a bit BLUE! Our windows will be blacked out and beer garden fence covered for all our BAD APPLE BLUE 1st and Last Thursday event nights. Caps may be worn on our metal night / VoodooRockCroydon / Bass Lift nights. Either way round.

If you are new to Bad Apple, please bring Photo ID to avoid disappointment. Doors: 10pm // Last Entry: 2am // Close: 4am

Any questions just facebook message us for a quick response. Or ask our awesome security or bar staff on the night!

Stinkahbell -
North American booking enquiries: soundsolutionam@gmail.com all other enquiries: Stinkahbell@gmail.com

Stinkahbell is a London based dubstep producer that is well known for his blend of rough and rugged cuts as well as melodic almost R&B bangers from his aliases Anton F and Nutty P. Best known for his absolute timeless classic, "Something In Your Eyes". Well versed in the many sub genres of Dubstep and plays everything from Riddim, Tear Out, Deep, and even a bit of BroStep. He’ll make you screw your face up but fill your stomach with butterflies with the subs and chord progressions he provides. Listening to a Stinkahbell set can be like time travelling for a dubstep fan. Mixing the old with the new seamlessly to bridge the gap from the originators of the sound to the new comers.

#SupporttheScene See you all Thursday Night on the dance floor! Share event and tag your mates, Thank you! @CroydonAlternativeScene

#Staylifted #badapplecroydon #supportthescene
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CROWD presents Sounds of Warhol feat. The Kevin Rowland DJ Show

CROWD presents Sounds of Warhol feat. The Kevin Rowland DJ Show

Sep 29, 4:30pm - Sep 29, 9:30pm

St Georges Walk Croydon
London,   Map

FREE ENTRY. CROWD is back with another pop-up event in the heart of Croydon town.

And this one is all about the POP as CROWD joins the month long Warhol Croydon celebration of the king of pop art with a night of great sounds inspired by the era and the man himself. (Find out more about Warhol Croydon at warholcroydon.co.uk/)

Packing in Sixties soul, underground sounds and hedonistic Studio 54 vibes, with a headline DJ show from KEVIN ROWLAND (Dexys) served up alongside some of the finest pop up bars and street food traders we can muster, this is set to be one big signing off party for this unique cross-town arts extravaganza.

Leader of the iconic Dexys Midnight Runners, now Dexys after their successful comeback in 2012 after 25 years hiatus, Kevin Rowland’s musical genius has made him a highly respected and in-demand DJ.

Playing for adoring audiences at clubs and festivals across the UK throughout the years, Kevin has also compiled the “Made to Measure" compilation for Motown.

For the past decade, Dexy’s legendary frontman and artistic visionary has developed a different class of DJ set, expressing a deep love of classic anthems and an uncanny ability for uncovering neglected pop gold.

Kevin crafts more than just a straight DJ set, this is a DJ show – taking to the mic and dropping his own unique vocal chops and no-holds-barred emotional attitude that makes Dexy’s live performances so special to create an atmosphere of an intimate gig than a traditional club night.

Rowland is a true artist who keeps his revolution in total forward motion; what was, was – what is, is – and what will be will be, when he decides it to be.

And all of this underpinned by our good friends and masters of mixology mayhem STREET COCKTAILS and their party-righteous sound system crew.
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Comedy with Tom Wrigglesworth, Erich McElroy and Ria Lina (MC)!

Comedy with Tom Wrigglesworth, Erich McElroy and Ria Lina (MC)!

Sep 29, 8:00pm - Sep 29, 11:00pm

Hideaway Streatham
2 Empire Mews, Stanthorpe Road
London,  SW16 2BF Map

Headliners TOM WRIGGLESWORTH, ERICH McELROY and RIA LINA (MC) plus funny guests!

FREE ENTRY & WELCOME COCKTAIL IF IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY!

TOM WRIGGLESWORTH

Winner, So You Think You're Funny? 2003
Nominee, Chortle Best Newcomer Award 2004
Nominee, 2009 Edinburgh Comedy Award

“with such an impressive stage presence, and equally impressive writing, Wrigglesworth's is a name to keep an eye on” Chortle website

“a winning combination of an impossibly likeable persona and a catalogue of first class material” Comedy CV website

“destined for the dizzy heights” NME

“the ultimate crowd pleaser” The Guardian

ERICH MCELROY

Originally from Seattle, Erich joined ranks and became a British citizen and is highly regarded for his humorous and insightful take on living in the UK. Following a hugely successful Edinburgh Fringe as part of the highly regarded AAA Stand-Up Late at The Pleasance in 2010, Erich McElroy is making his mark on the UK comedy circuit.

His 2012 show 'The Brit Identity' was a hit with audiences and reviewers alike. ‘It was a joy to be an audience member...masterful hour of piss taking’, Broadway Baby. With 4 star reviews and a Total Fringe Sellout Award for his Edinburgh show Brokeback Britain, Erich is renowned for his 'great gags' (The Stage), and is described by The List as 'hilariously insightful' and as 'excellent' by Time Out.

"Excellent", Time Out

"Great gags", The Stage

"Hilariously insightful", The List

"At ease with the audience, making them feel comfortable in return... it's this geniality that will ensure his place on the circuit,” chortle.co.uk

RIA LINA

Publicity shot featuring comedian Ria LinaWinner of the EMMA Award for Best Comedienne 2003, Ria Lina makes an impact with her dry wit and bawdy ukulele songs. Having been a regular in stand-up comedy for the past 10 years both in the UK and abroad, she returns to the circuit after a short family break.
Recent projects include writing for the Ladyboys of Bangkok 2010 “Fantasy & Feathers” tour, and writing/acting for a comedy sketch show for ITV2 (Meet the Blogs).

In the past, Ria has written and presented her own documentary for Channel 4 revealing the truth behind the myths that surround oriental women in Britain; other projects include the comedy series, Malai Monologues, for BBC 3; The World Stands Up, for Comedy Central (USA), the Paramount Comedy Channel (UK), and the Comedy Network Channel (AUS); and Sweet n’ Sour Comedy Sketch Show for BBC3.

“Lina is a musical comic with a brilliant line in bawdy songs… storming set!” - Evening Standard
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Maxi Jazz and The E-Type Boys

Maxi Jazz and The E-Type Boys

Sep 29, 9:00pm - Sep 29, 11:30pm

Hideaway Streatham
2 Empire Mews, Stanthorpe Road
London,  SW16 2BF Map

What do you do if you’ve spent the thick end of twenty years touring the globe, forging a reputation with Faithless electronic wizards and festival favourites? If you’re Maxi Jazz, it’s simple; form a guitar band.

Growing up a radio head in 70´s London, Maxis´ influences range from Todd Rundgren to Sly Stone, James Brown to the Steve Miller Band as well as the ´Golden Age´ of Reggae.

When in 2011 Maxi, already had 6 or 7 songs, written for fun on guitar, but no plans to do anything with them. After writing more, and evolving the songs, Maxi spontaneously decided to call some old mates and form a band to play his melodic style of funky blues guitar music.

The E-Type Boys could as well have been named the Mothers of Re-Invention! All of Maxi’s influences weave through the music, dubby baselines adding Jamaican melody to Bluesy guitar lines and smooth, heartfelt vocals.

Maxi has received many plaudits for his highly poetic lyrical style and this is, again, plainly evident in his latest body of work.

A sense is conveyed of his great love for the human spirit, along with a playful sense of humour.

The E-Type Boys live are a powerful band, a wild funk outfit, tight and direct.

Maxi Jazz is back to his roots.
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MacMillan Coffee Morning at the Minster

MacMillan Coffee Morning at the Minster

Sep 30, 10:30am - Sep 30, 12:00pm

Croydon Minster
Church Street
Croydon,  CR0 1RN Map

Join us for a cup of coffee or tea and a cake (or two) and help us raise money to support MacMillan's amazing work with those dealing with cancer.

7 interested  ·  2 going
The Croydon Honey Show 2017

The Croydon Honey Show 2017

Sep 30, 11:00am - Sep 30, 4:00pm

Selsdon Community Centre
132 Addington Rd
South Croydon, Greater London,  CR2 8LJ Map

Come and see the work of Croydon’s beekeepers at their annual honey show:
Exhibits of local honey, beeswax and honey baking
See a honeybee colony through the glass of the observation hive
Beeswax lotions and cosmetics
Plus much more . . .

101 interested  ·  17 going
ARTISTS LUNCHTIME CRIT // Free Artists Feedback led by Liam Geary Baulch

ARTISTS' LUNCHTIME CRIT // Free Artists Feedback led by Liam Geary Baulch

Sep 30, 12:00pm - Sep 30, 3:00pm

Turf Projects
Croydon,  CR0 1TF Map

SAT 30 SEPT 12-2PM // AT TURF // FREE & OPEN TO ALL

Calling all artists, art students, performers and graduates alike!

Taking place every last Saturday of the month, our lunchtime crits give artists a chance to get feedback on their work from a practicing artist in a supportive and friendly environment. September’s crit will be led by Liam Geary Baulch, exhibiting artist in ‘You’re Surrounded by Me’. Baulch uses the structures of song, dance and costume in performances that discuss an array of topics, including; climate change, contemporary labour and activism. Taking influence from folk culture and protest praxis, he creates paradoxical characters and choreographed, participatory events. In ‘Sea Squad’ (2016-17), Geary Baulch formed a cheerleading squad to represent the sea and combat climate change, linking the power of molecular structures to cheer formations.

Email us your images beforehand at at info@turf-projects.com along with any additional requirements if you’d like us to get images up full scale on our projector!

Participation isn’t mandatory – you’re welcome to simply come and view the works and take part in the discussions



// ABOUT LIAM GEARY BAULCH
Liam Geary Baulch (b. 1993, London) has exhibited or performed at TEDxEastEnd, London; ONCA Gallery, Brighton; The Nunnery Gallery, London (all 2017); The benevolent association of excellent solutions, London; The Averard Hotel, London; Fat Relic, London; La Fête des Chants de Marins, Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, Quebec; La Biennale de Sculpture, Quebec; Limbo, London; The PAD, London (all 2016); Lewisham Arthouse, London; Royal Academy of Arts, London (all 2015). Recent publications include; Love Dance More: Dancing Ecologically, USA (2017). Recent awards, residencies and programmes include; Into the Wild, Chisenhale Studios, London (2016-2017); Est-Nord-Est Residency, Quebec (2016); Space, City, Land, Sea: Performance Residency, ONCA, Brighton (2016); The Elke Lacey Award for Textiles (2015). Geary Baulch is a graduate of Goldsmiths, University of London (2015); and Camberwell College of Art, University of Arts London (2012).

liamgb.co.uk



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Go Sea – Rise Rise Rise
Sea Squad performing at TEDxEastEnd – Society Beyond Borders 2017
Photo Jason Wren
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Storytime at The Oval Tavern

Storytime at The Oval Tavern

Sep 30, 1:00pm - Sep 30, 3:00pm

The Oval Tavern, Croydon
131 Oval Road
Croydon,  CR0 6BR Map

Storytime is a friendly and relaxed session for children aged 3-10years.
It runs every Saturday (apart from during summer holidays) at The Oval Tavern in East Croydon.

Children can enjoy stories, puppets, arts and crafts. We have a different theme each week and lots of picture and board books. Please bring a story of your own to share if you like!

Entry by donation.

Join the Storytime mailing list to keep up to date with activities and weekly themes email: storytimejenny@outlook.com
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London Mela presents Colors Croydon International Mela

London Mela presents Colors Croydon International Mela

Sep 30, 1:00pm - Sep 30, 7:30pm

Wandle Park, Croydon
29 Kemble Road
Croydon,   Map

The Mela fun isn't over yet!

On Saturday 30 September 2017 the London Mela will present the first edition of COLORS Croydon International Mela, celebrating the culture of Croydon’s Asian communities and showcasing a combination of musical legends, international artists, local talent, extraordinary dance and spectacular street theatre. Completely FREE of charge, this cornucopia of delights will take place in the beautiful environs of Wandle Park where there will truly be something for everyone.

Line-up announcements coming SOON!
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Croydon Composers at Croydon International Mela

Croydon Composers at Croydon International Mela

Sep 30, 1:35pm - Sep 30, 2:20pm

Wandle Park, Croydon
29 Kemble Road
Croydon,   Map

Croydon Composers will be performing at the Mainstage in Wandle park around 1:35 pm.

9 interested  ·  11 going
GROUNDWERK 1.5 // Alternative Artist Economies

GROUNDWERK 1.5 // Alternative Artist Economies

Sep 30, 2:30pm - Sep 30, 4:00pm

Turf Projects
Lower Level Trinity Court, 46-47, Whitgift Centre
London,  CR0 1UW Map

SAT 30 SEPT, 2:30-4PM // FREE + OPEN TO ALL

In this free artists’ workshop, learn about alternative artist economies with Nora Silva. Over a cuppa we will take an honest look at the history of artists and day jobs, and a practical look to creative thinking and resourceful organisations that work with different structures.

Groundwerk is a monthly series of free practical workshops for artists and creatives wishing to gain the skills to support their practice.

This workshop is free to attend and open to all but booking is recommended as spaces are limited.



// ABOUT NORA SILVA
Nora Silva (1988) is a Spanish artist based in London. Currently studying at the Royal College of Art, recent shows include Exchange of Spaces at the Camden Art Center, The Dose Makes the Poison at Carousel or VR Exhibition at the ICA. Upcoming exhibitions include Lost Senses at Shonibare Studio in London and her first solo show, Salón, at LaJuan Gallery in Madrid. She also co-directs The Gramounce, an exhibition supper club, and MilesKm, an arts collective for the research of collaborative practices within the arts.
www.norasilva.com
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Saturday Sessions: DJ Ace Birthday Special

Saturday Sessions: DJ Ace Birthday Special

Sep 30, 8:00pm - Oct 1, 12:00am

Boxpark Croydon
99 George Street
London,  CR0 1LD Map

Join us for a special edition of our Saturday Sessions in BoxBar as BBC 1Xtra's DJ Ace helms the decks for a special birthday DJ set!

He'll be playing the best in the old skool and new skool Hip-Hop, R&B and UKG bangers!

Register for your FREE tickets now!
Tickets take priority upon entry however this is purely on a first come first served basis.



NO NEW ENTRY / RE ENTRY AFTER 11PM
NO TRACKSUITS + NO HOODIES

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The Original Aces and Ciyo Brown present Sounds & Pressure Part2

The Original Aces and Ciyo Brown present Sounds & Pressure Part2

Sep 30, 9:00pm - Sep 30, 11:30pm

Hideaway Streatham
2 Empire Mews, Stanthorpe Road
London,  SW16 2BF Map

The Original Aces, one of the most iconic vocal groups in Jamaican music history, have reformed and join forces with guitar man Ciyo Brown to bring us SOUNDS AND PRESSURE PART 2 - a celebration of ROCKSTEADY, the rhythmic bridge that spanned ska and reggae and the follow up to one of the biggest party nights we have seen at Hideaway.

Reformed and sounding studio fresh, the vocal harmonies of the Original Aces, featuring Barry Howard and Carl St Clair plus new member Black Steel, first came to the world's attention through their groundbreaking work with Desmond Dekker recording hit after hit followed, including ‘Israelites’, '007', and ‘'It Mek'.

Desmond Dekker & The Aces were the first Jamaican reggae artist to achieved a Number 1 chart hit record in the UK and Europe with 'Israelites'. Hit after hit followed, including '007', 'It Mek', 'Unity' and many more, securing The Aces a unique place in Jamaican and world musical history.

"Desmond Dekker & The Aces, singing lyrics in a Jamaican patois, helped make his 1969 song “Israelites" an ode to the troubles of the poor, sold millions of copies, became the first purely Jamaican song to top the charts in the United States, and opened the ears of the world to the music of the island,” wrote Los Angeles Times journalist Jocelyn Y. Stewart.
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Wedding Fair presented by Brides Visited

Wedding Fair presented by Brides Visited

Oct 1, 12:00pm - Oct 1, 4:00pm

Coulsdon Manor Hotel
Coulsdon Court Road
Coulsdon,  CR5 2LL Map

Great opportunity to visit the hotel to discuss your wedding plus great selection of suppliers.

Fashion show will be taking place presented @bridesvidited

#weddings #bridesvisited

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Sunday Lunch - Five Go Jiving

Sunday Lunch - Five Go Jiving

Oct 1, 2:00pm - Oct 1, 4:30pm

Hideaway Streatham
2 Empire Mews, Stanthorpe Road
London,  SW16 2BF Map

Swing, jump jive and good time jazz - join Five Go Jiving for Sunday Lunch and a stellar afternoon of music with special guest vocalist Georgie Fellows.

UNDER 16s admitted FREE - Please let us know how many children will be attending in the Comments Box section of the booking form.

Perhaps best known in London for their regular Christmas Eve appearances at the Festival Hall, John Bayley's Five Go Jiving has filled the major name venues across London for 25 years. John’s childhood in the United States led him to a love of the American song-book, and he founded Five Go Jiving as a jump jive band paying tribute to the work of Louis Jordan, Cab Calloway and Louis Prima. As you will hear, John and the band now cover the gamut of swing, jive and good time jazz.
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Soundbath - a Zen Festival Fundraiser

Soundbath - a Zen Festival Fundraiser

Oct 1, 6:00pm - Oct 1, 7:00pm

Bamboo Fitness
1 Paxton Mews, Westow Street, Crystal Palace
London,  SE19 3RW Map

A Soundbath can be an unforgettable sound experience for those who seek ways to de-stress and reflect. Using Tibetan singing bowls, Crystal bowls, Gongs and Percussion. The tones are rich, pure and vibrant, and most sound participants find them deeply relaxing and rejuvenating. Sound therapy is based firstly on facilitating a deep state of relaxation which helps improve health and well-being and is achieved by using specific techniques and combinations of instruments. Secondly, it utilises a reflective technique combining gentle self-questioning and inner listening and research have shown a multitude of health benefits.

Please note that the sessions are not appropriate for women in their first trimester of pregnancy or people with diagnosed mental health issues such as schizophrenia/ bipolar etc.

Thank you to our friends at Bamboo Fitness for hosting this event in support of the festival - big love to Pete and Brig!

Please wear loose fitting clothing and we look forward to relaxing with you!
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RubADubDub

RubADubDub

Oct 1, 7:00pm - Oct 1, 10:00pm

Boxpark Croydon
99 George St
Croydon,  CR0 1LD Map

It's the first Sunday of the month and you know what that means..Reggae Sunday Sessions with Venum Sound!
Venum Sound is born out of Brighton Town and have been rocking crowds at major festivals, dancehalls and club nights all over the U.K and Europe joining the dots between reggae, dancehall and dub with a few other genres thrown in between.
Join us for some reggae classics to close up the week!

16 interested  ·  2 going
Croydon Uke Jam

Croydon Uke Jam

Oct 1, 7:30pm - Oct 1, 10:00pm

The Green Dragon
60 High Street
Croydon,  CR0 1 Map

Neil's Birtthday!
All abilities welcome, from experts to beginners. FREE ukulele jam in the upstairs bar at the Green Dragon, High Street, Croydon, usually on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month. It is very informal, just play of sing what you can. We guarantee that everyone will be able to play along with something within a few minutes! Just turn up on the night. We do sometimes take a break over summer or Christmas, so do check our website for precise details. You can look at some songs in advance by clicking through to the scribd.com page from here too. www.ukulele.magix.net
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Laugh Out Louder

Laugh Out Louder

Oct 2, 7:00pm - Oct 2, 10:00pm

Boxpark Croydon
99 George St
Croydon,  CR0 1LD Map

Join us for Laugh Out Louder.

There's "haha" and then there's "can't stop laughing, my cheeks hurt" funny! That's your host and comedian Junior Booker. He's a very well seasoned comedian who'll be bringing laughter to Boxpark Croydon every other Monday!

...one more thing, he comes with friends too! From the well known to the up and coming, you'll find them all. Doors Open at 7pm and the show starts at 8pm till 11pm. Prepare to Laugh Out Loud with us every other Monday!

14 interested  ·  2 going
The Big Sick (15)

The Big Sick (15)

Oct 3, 7:30pm - Oct 3, 10:30pm

David Lean Cinema, Croydon Clocktower, CR9 1ET Map

A Pakistani comedian must choose between culture and love while finding out who he really is.

Tickets from £6.50

Crystal Scientifique

Crystal Scientifique

Oct 3, 8:00pm - Oct 3, 11:00pm

Antenna Studios
Bowyers Yard, Haynes Lane
London,  SE19 3AP Map

Brokking Complexity - Speaker: Dil Green
info: google Crystal Scientifique
email: grahamedanby@gmail.com
Free entry, cash bar, All welcome

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Broken Levee and The Brent Hutchinson Band - Live!

Broken Levee and The Brent Hutchinson Band - Live!

Oct 3, 8:30pm - Oct 3, 11:00pm

The Tuesday Night Music Club
C/o Hooley Village Club, St. Margarets Road, Hooley Village
Coulsdon,  CR5 3RB Map

For members it's FREE and for others just £5 gets you in so come on down!

All roads lead to Hooley as two ends of the country converge - from the North we have Broken Levee and from the South Coast we have The Brent Hutchinson Band. Two bands who have both just released their debut album and both albums were chosen as Independent Blues Broadcaster Association albums of the month!

What a night this is going to be!

12 interested  ·  9 going
Howard Shelleys Piano Explored: Grieg

Howard Shelley's Piano Explored: Grieg

Oct 4, 1:05pm - Oct 4, 2:00pm

St John’s Smith Square
St John's Smith Square, Smith Square
London,  SW1P 3HA Map

The London Mozart Players return to St John's Smith Square alongside Howard Shelley for their highly anticipated Piano Explored lunchtime series. In the first instalment of the 17/18 season, the ensemble's Conductor Laureate unravels what makes Grieg's exhilarating Piano Concerto in A Minor one of today's most recognised works for piano.

"The best lunch-break you’ve ever had." International Piano

Designed for everyone from city workers and resident Londoners to holiday-makers day-trippers, London Mozart Players’ Piano Explored is the perfect addition to your lunch-time. In one whistle-stop hour, pianist and conductor Howard Shelley takes you on an exciting deconstruction of some of classical music’s most recognised works for piano.

In LMP's 17/18 season, audiences will uncover the anguish of Shostakovich, reminisce on a classic love story that spiralled Schumann to global success, delve into the grandeur of Mendelssohn in an exclusive two-part mini-series, whisk through Saint-Saens’ rollercoaster-esque creative process and dive into the explosive mind of Grieg.
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Dunkirk (12a)

Dunkirk (12a)

Oct 4, 2:30pm - Oct 4, 4:30pm

David Lean Cinema, Croydon Clocktower, CR9 1ET Map

This meticulous yet thrilling recreation by Nolan (Memento, Inception, Interstellar and the Dark Knight trilogy) puts a group of soldiers awaiting evacuation in the centre of a vast canvas, with a striking blend of youth and experience amongst his all-British cast.

October social with all-level dance class and live music!

October social with all-level dance class and live music!

Oct 4, 7:00pm - Oct 4, 10:00pm

Matthews Yard
1 Matthews Yard Off Surrey Street
Croydon,  CR0 1FF Map

We are excited to announce the next live music night! Please save the date.


7:10-8pm, we will have a drop-in all level swing dance lesson (different material every week!) and we have a live band for your social dancing delight from 8pm-10pm.


No partner or experience necessary. See you there!


Advance tickets on sale: www.eventbrite.com/e/swingtime-wednesday-at-matthews-yard-with-live-music-tickets-37575476261

You can also buy the advance tickets in person: dance + class £10, dance only £9

On the door price: dance + class £12, dance only £10
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Dunkirk (12a)

Dunkirk (12a)

Oct 4, 7:30pm - Oct 4, 10:30pm

David Lean Cinema, Croydon Clocktower, CR9 1ET Map

This meticulous yet thrilling recreation by Nolan (Memento, Inception, Interstellar and the Dark Knight trilogy) puts a group of soldiers awaiting evacuation in the centre of a vast canvas, with a striking blend of youth and experience amongst his all-British cast.

Loving (12A)

Loving (12A)

Oct 4, 7:45pm - Oct 4, 10:00pm

South Norwood Conservative Club
10 South Norwood Hill
South Norwood,  SE25 6AB Map

Join us as we kick of Black History Month with Jeff Nichols’ incredible portrayal of the “Loving” case - a love story that made its way all the way to the supreme court of America.

In the 1950s, Richard Loving, a white construction worker in Caroline County, Virginia, fell in love with a local black woman and family friend, Mildred Jeter. They were married in 1958 and lived together in Central Point, a small town in Virginia, where they began making their home and raising a family. Before they know it, the couple are arrested by the state for the crime of interracial marriage, and so ensues a legal battle that will go down in history as a turning point for the American civil rights movement.

Featuring standout performances from star’s Joel Edge and Ruth Negga, who were both praised worldwide for their portrayals of the Loving couple.

PLUS SHORT:

The Good Son (2015) by Tomisin Adepeju

A young Nigerian man is forced to address a secret he has harboured from his parents during a traditional family gathering.
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Music Time for 0-2yr olds

Music Time for 0-2yr olds

Oct 5, 11:00am - Oct 5, 1:00pm

The Oval Tavern, Croydon
131 Oval Road
Croydon,  CR0 6BR Map

Live music and fun for children aged 0-2yrs old.
Entry by suggested £5 donation
Music starts at 11am and then sensory and fun play from about 12noon.
The venue is offered for free to me to use so purchases of food and drink are very welcome.

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Daughters of the Dust (12A)

Daughters of the Dust (12A)

Oct 5, 2:30pm - Oct 5, 5:00pm

David Lean Cinema, Croydon Clocktower, CR9 1ET Map

A poignant portrait of three generations of Gullah women, descendants from slaves, at the turn of the 20th century.

Tickets from £6.50

Michelle John

Michelle John

Oct 5, 7:00pm - Oct 5, 11:00pm

Hideaway Streatham
2 Empire Mews, Stanthorpe Road
London,  SW16 2BF Map

Following her roadblock Hideaway debut in June, we're delighted to welcome back Michelle John, who will be joined on stage by special guests!

Michelle John wowed UK audiences reaching the live final of ‘The Voice’ 2017, but her huge soulful vocals have been known to the music industry for some time, and has seen her work with Eric
Clapton, Ed Sheeran and The 1975 plus a recent world tour with Joss Stone.

This amazing talent now stands firmly in the spotlight in her own right, with a solo album due for release this year.
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Daughters of the Dust (12A)

Daughters of the Dust (12A)

Oct 5, 7:30pm - Oct 5, 10:00pm

David Lean Cinema, Croydon Clocktower, CR9 1ET Map

A poignant portrait of three generations of Gullah women, descendants from slaves, at the turn of the 20th century.

Tickets from £6.50

Splurgeboys x PAP & Friends

Splurgeboys x PAP & Friends

Oct 5, 8:00pm - Oct 6, 12:00am

Boxpark Croydon
99 George Street
London,  CR0 1LD Map

The two UK collectives collide for a night of high energy, riddims and bars. Expect pure vibes and one or two special guests

114 interested  ·  88 going
VoODOO RoCK CrOYDON! Part 4

VoODOO RoCK CrOYDON! Part 4

Oct 5, 10:00pm - Oct 6, 4:00am

Bad Apple
3-7 Park Street
Croydon,  CR0 1YD Map

THURSDAY 5th October!... Every First Thursday's! Croydon Alternative Scene! BAD APPLE BLUE host an official monthy VOODOO ROCK LONDON in Croydon.

£5 ENTRY or PRE-DRINK at the TheShip Croydon Croydon and get a cheap entry stamp from the bar for £3 Entry (or with the flyer). Bad Apple Doors at 10pm #VOODOOROCKCRONX
Till 4am.

WE HAVE...

DJ MATT CHURCH plus GUEST DJ Rupert Armstrong DJ- of PROJECT MAYHEM ROCK NIGHT & VOODOO ROCK LONDON

PHOTOGRAPHER - James Murton of Imaginarium Events UK AND VOODOO ROCK LONDON

PERFORMER + FACE PAINTING! by Facepaint Ninja

VoOODOO RoCK CrOYDON - Thursday Dress code and Entry info:

RELAXED DRESS CODE-
Alternative wear and styles welcomed! Also its a BAD APPLE BLUE event where less is more and more is less so feel free to wear less! Or be a bit BLUE! Our windows will be blacked out and beer garden fence covered for #Voodoorockcroydon 1st Thursdays. Caps may be worn on our metal night / Voodoo. Either way round.

If you are new to @badapplecroydon remember your photo ID's to avoid dissapointment.

Any questions just facebook message us for a quick response. Or ask our awesome security or bar staff on the night!

DRINK DEALS ON THE NIGHT WILL BE SHOWN UP ON OUR SCREENS AT THE BAR!

£5 ENTRY 10pm till 2am // CHEAP £3 ENTRY with STAMPS from The Ship or The Odd Shoe or with The Flyer. We Rock till 4am!

#SupporttheScene See you all Thursday Night! 🤘🤘🤘 Share event and tag your mates, Thank you!

IT'S ALL ABOUT OUR ALTERNATIVE THURSDAYS in Croydon with SCREAM LOUNGE, THE SHIP AND BAD APPLE the only alternative Club Night in Croydon! @croydonalternativescene
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Kevin King of Egypt

Kevin King of Egypt

Oct 6, 7:30pm - Oct 6, 8:30pm

The Spread Eagle Pub & Theatre
39-41 Katherine Street
Croydon,  CR0 1NX Map

Kevin is an escaped psychiatric patient.

Millie is a six year old with a mouth like a sandblaster.

Granny doesn’t stand a chance.


Escaped psychiatric patient Kevin Haggerty is not pleased about his diagnosis, even less pleased about being on a section of the Mental Health Act, and distinctly upset about being told he is not the reincarnation of the pharaoh Ramses 2nd. On his way to Egypt, via the Tesco Express, he stumbles across the nemesis to all his plans: Millie. Together they embark on a journey that will change their lives forever.


“A mind-roasting bipolar joy-ride… Gee is a super-energetic, uber-likeable, highly gifted writer/performer… Kevin is presented wacky warts and all. We laugh at his quixotic delusions and misadventures. Yet Gee is careful to present Simon in a respectful, empathetic manner. Indeed, Kevin is a sight more likeable than half the “normals” in this show…Gee is also a performance poet, so tKevin, King of Egypt offers reams of rich, poetic language from a man who’s in love with words. This a moving, funny, deeply human show not to be missed.” Victoria Times Colonist ★★★★½

“Weird… heartfelt… laugh out loud funny and so intelligent… an hour-long lesson in empathy... one of the most animated guys you’ll ever see.” CBC, Canada �“Uproarious journey… hilarious... liberating... that doesn't even cover the half of it!” London Pub Theatres ★★★★★

�"Leicester's funniest export… staggering charisma… an excellent script writer.” Leicester Mercury �"Funny and rude… there is no letdown in the entertainment value… think of McMurphy from One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest escaping for an eventful night on the town.” Winnipeg Free Press ★★★★

�"Gee plays several characters in this story of lost souls… few people can tell a shaggy dog story with as much comic detail, energy and pizzazz as this talented Brit.” Calgary Herald �"Just the right amount of gravitas, skepticism, gusto and wit!” Edmonton Journal ★★★★

"Hilarious… bound to simultaneously break hearts and lift spirits.” Vue Weekly, Alberta ★★★★

"�A barmy tale… Gee does a wonderful job portraying all the colourful Brits in this literally crazy story.” Gig City, Alberta ★★★★
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Friday Feelings

Friday Feelings

Oct 6, 8:00pm - Oct 7, 12:00am

Boxpark Croydon
99 George St
Croydon,  CR0 1LD Map

It's the first Friday of the month and what better way to spend it then with some Friday Feelings! We'll be joined by our resident DJs on the decks spinning the biggest tracks to get you partying all night!
Register for your FREE tickets now!
Tickets take priority upon entry however this is purely on a first come first served basis.

NO NEW ENTRY / RE ENTRY AFTER 11PM
NO TRACKSUITS + NO HOODIES

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Friday Night Comedy with Dave Fulton

Friday Night Comedy with Dave Fulton

Oct 6, 8:00pm - Oct 6, 10:30pm

Hideaway Streatham
2 Empire Mews, Stanthorpe Road
London,  SW16 2BF Map

Headliners DAVE FULTON, BARRY CASTAGNOLA, CAROLINE MABEY(MC) plus funny guests!

Dave Fulton
Whoever it was who decided that Americans don't have any sense of irony, they forgot to tell Dave Fulton. This wry Seattle wag is positively brimming over with ironic invective. He even fronted an amusing and perceptive report - for Newsnight, no less - begging Brits to celebrate their own heritage, rather than aping American pop culture.

Yet you'd never know from the look of him. With his stringy beard, straggly long hair and rock 'n' roll black leather jacket, Fulton looks more like a refugee from a defunct British heavy metal band than an all-American stand-up... there's a salty flavour to his live club set that you'd scarcely describe as feminist. It's these contradictions that make Fulton so fascinating, and fun to watch, especially when he's riffing with British punters half a world away from home.

Dave Fulton is opinionated, isn't afraid to pull punches in his observations, yet has a deceptively laid back stage manner that disguises a raw aggression. A varied melting pot of issues that sometimes even he doesn't want to explore. This is un-missable comedy from one of the most dynamic and innovative comedians breaking on the comedy circuit at the moment. His mother would never have thought it possible from someone who holds a Masters in Music Composition.

Recently he's been seen on the BBC series The Stand Up Show, and Channel 5's The Comedy Store series where he took the roof off the prestigious club with his highly inventive perspective on life. Dave has also presented a feature for Newsnight on American culture to tie in with an exhibition at The Barbican.

"Whiplash delivery and relentless pace" - The List
"Compelling... a real breath of fresh air" - The Independent


Barry Castagnola
Comedian, actor and writer Barry Castagnola has firmly established himself as an accomplished comic performer. He has been performing stand-up in the UK and internationally for over 6 years since blagging his way onto the stage at The Comedy Store in Los Angeles. His easy-going (yet very physical) style, mixing personal anecdotes with some sharp topical and political comment, enthuses audiences at most of the major comedy clubs in the UK. As well as being a popular compere, Barry regularly headlines gigs around the country. He has performed in New York, Ireland, The Melbourne Comedy Festival, Glastonbury and The Reading Festival. TV stand up includes The Stand Up Show (BBC1) and Net.Comedy (Carlton)

'Castagnola has crafted a delightfully enjoyable portrait of himself as a young man...well constructed...so enjoyable' ****Chorlte
'Such fun... an appealing hour of biographical stand up' The Guardian - Todays Pick
'Perfect' ***** Three Weeks
'A confident, likeable comic ... it's his self deprecating bemusement at his own diary entries, overblown song lyrics, home videos and vintage possessions that holds this show together and provides the most hilarity' Metro
'A genial performer, he has a gift for self mockery and his youthful indescretions chime easily with an audience' The Scotsman 'So confident in the delivery of his material...you've got to admire his no-frills approach' The Stage
'A hugely talented performer Scotsgay
'A natural anecdote teller... his enjoyable show marks him out as one to watch.' The List


Caroline Mabey as MC
The slightly deranged offspring of a menage a trois between Vic Reeves, Harry Hill and Floella Benjamin” – Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard
“Fabulous off the wall lines… will endure in the memory long after you’ve forgotten every word from the big-name stand-ups.” – Steve Bennett, Chortle
“Kooky, quirky and delicious” – Time Out

TV and Radio:
'The One Show’ BBC1
'Funny Business' BBC2
'The Culture Show' BBC2
'Noble and Silver: getOffme' Channel 4
'The Graham Penthouse Show' Resonance FM (as Helen Heels and other characters)

“An absolute delight to watch. Fantastically ditzy and spectacularly absurd… A joy to behold.” -The Skinny
“Highly Recommended”-Times Festivals
“Brilliantly Funny… Wonderfully silly… Genuinely inspired” -Fringe Guru
“Real comedy bite… silly, poignant and twisted gaggery" - The Scotsman
"Bloody Brilliant"- Three Weeks



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Kym Mazelle

Kym Mazelle

Oct 6, 9:00pm - Oct 6, 11:30pm

Hideaway Streatham
2 Empire Mews, Stanthorpe Road
London,  SW16 2BF Map

The First Lady of House celebrates 30 years of soulful vibes with this exclusive celebration of a joyous career spanning three decades of the finest club anthems and collaborations.

With her breakthrough single ‘Taste My Love’ produced by Chicago house music legend Marshall Jefferson in 1987 Kym Mazelle confirmed her club credentials the following year with the release of ‘Useless') I Don’t Need You Now’ and ‘Wait’ (a duet with Robert Howard from the Blow Monkeys).

1990 saw Mazelle join Soul II Soul before going on to work with Jocelyn Brown, Chaka Khan, Mick Jagger, Maceo Parker, Frankie Knuckles and more.

Her recording of ‘Young Hearts Run Free’ featured on the sound track to the Baz Luhrmann film ‘William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet’ and saw Mazelle return to the Top Twenty in the charts.

A party not to be missed for all soul fans!
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Coffee Concert at St Johns

Coffee Concert at St John's

Oct 7, 11:30am - Oct 7, 12:30pm

St John the Evangelist, Upper Norwood
2 Sylvan Road
London,  SE19 2RX Map

Join the LMP Chamber Ensemble for a relaxed Saturday morning coffee concert at St John the Evangelist, Upper Norwood. With music by Tchaikovsky and Mozart, this programme is a treat for the ears!

MOZART Divertimento in D K136
TCHAIKOVSKY Souvenir de Florence

Ruth Rogers, Nicoline Kraamwinkel, Judith Busbridge, Sophie Renshaw, Sebastian Comberti, Julia Desbruslais.

FREE entry

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Saturday Sessions

Saturday Sessions

Oct 7, 8:00pm - Oct 8, 12:00am

Boxpark Croydon
99 George St
Croydon,  CR0 1LD Map

Get down to BOXPARK for a proper Saturday night. Join us and our resident DJs who will be spinning the biggest tracks to get you grooving all night long!
Register for your FREE tickets now!
Tickets take priority upon entry however this is purely on a first come first served basis.

NO NEW ENTRY / RE ENTRY AFTER 11PM
NO TRACKSUITS + NO HOODIES

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The 286 Live At Oval Tavern, Croydon (support from Sarah Blair

The 286 Live At Oval Tavern, Croydon (support from Sarah Blair

Oct 7, 8:30pm - Oct 7, 11:00pm

The Oval Tavern, Croydon
131 Oval Road
Croydon,  CR0 6BR Map

We're back in Croydon! Our real music pub, we are bringing our rock & roll orchestra back to the Oval Tavern in October.

Support comes from the fantastic Sarah Blair of The Fruitful Earth, playing her soulful self written tunes. It's going to be a great night

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Shakatak

Shakatak

Oct 7, 9:00pm - Oct 7, 11:30pm

Hideaway Streatham
2 Empire Mews, Stanthorpe Road
London,  SW16 2BF Map

Legendary British jazz-funk-a-teers return to Hideaway - expect Big Grooves and a Sold Out show!

With a career spanning more than three decades and a back catalogue packed with groove classics including ‘Night Birds’ and ‘Down On The Street’, it’s easy to see just why Shakatak have maintained their cult status - not only at home in the UK but with worldwide audiences too.

"A wild diversity seldom found anymore... tons of rhythmic and stylistic variety... slamming" JAZZIZ Magazine (USA)

Shakatak aren't just a band, they are the soundtrack for a generation of jazz funk and rare groove aficionados.
Line up: Jill Saward (Vocals, Percussion, Flute), Bill Sharpe (Keyboards), Roger Odell (Drums), George Anderson (Bass)
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Sunday Lunch - The Hot Club of Jupiter

Sunday Lunch - The Hot Club of Jupiter

Oct 8, 12:00pm - Oct 8, 4:30pm

Hideaway Streatham
2 Empire Mews, Stanthorpe Road
London,  SW16 2BF Map

A Sunday lunch treat as the Hot Club of Jupiter romp through two fun packed sets of gypsy swing and jazz

Musical excellence and tongue-in-cheek mischief from this talented quartet formed to provide the music for the 2013 Renault Clio online ad campaign, which was promptly judged too lewd for public consumption and withdrawn. The band, however, lives on playing their unique brand of gypsy swing and hot jazz.

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Kedi (U)

Kedi (U)

Oct 10, 11:00am - Oct 10, 1:00pm

David Lean Cinema, Croydon Clocktower, CR9 1ET Map

Babes in Arms screening - Hundreds of thousands of Turkish cats roam the metropolis of Istanbul freely. This is the story of seven of them.

Detroit (15)

Detroit (15)

Oct 10, 7:30pm - Oct 10, 10:00pm

David Lean Cinema, Croydon Clocktower, CR9 1ET Map

50 years after the murder of three young black men, Kathryn Bigelow directs the story of civil unrest and chaos that led their deaths

Tickets from £6.50

Walrus - Live!

Walrus - Live!

Oct 10, 8:30pm - Oct 10, 11:00pm

The Tuesday Night Music Club c/o The Comrades Club, 194 Brighton Rd, Coulsdon, Greater London CR5 2NF Map

Just £5 gets you in and advance tickets can be booked by emailing CoulsdonComrades@aol.com or messaging The Tuesday Night Music Club here on Facebook.

Put Rosco Levee, Mike Ross, Stevie Watts and Rick Kent on stage together and magic will happen - that magic is called ‘Walrus’. After just one show Blues In Britain magazine’s Live Editor named them his highlight of 2016, and independent music bloggers Plunger proclaimed them as THE band to watch in 2017. With influences ranging far and wide from Rock’n’Roll to Funk, Motown to 60s Psychedelia, Southern Rock to Blues and beyond, all is fair game for Walrus: there’ll be no holds barred in their one-band mission to give what’s left of Rock’n’Roll in Britain a future.
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Credible Likeable Superstar Role Model (12A) + Director Q&A

Credible Likeable Superstar Role Model (12A) + Director Q&A

Oct 11, 7:45pm - Oct 11, 10:00pm

South Norwood Conservative Club
10 South Norwood Hill
South Norwood,  SE25 6AB Map

Director: Rebecca Brand. UK 2016. 73 minutes. Cert 12A

Join us on International Day of the Girl for documentary cinema and and a very special Q&A with director of Credible Likeable Superstar Role Model Rebecca Brand!

Credible Likeable Superstar Role Model follows award-winning performance artist Bryony Kimmings and her 10-year-old niece Taylor as they try to combat the hyper-sexualised and commercialised world of pop by creating their own alternative popstar role model for Tweens (7 – 12 year-old girls).

They launch their creation into the world and measure her impact against a series of ‘Fame Aims’, including one million hits on YouTube and national radio play for one of her songs. Bryony and Taylor’s adventure sees them perform to thousands of children, garner national media attention, and takes them to the other side of the world and back. But the impact it has closer to home is perhaps most powerful of all.

This feature-length documentary is as uplifting as it is irreverent. An inspirational film for anyone who cares about the impact of the media we consume.

Trailer: www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3VAOXr5qTg
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Final Portrait (15)

Final Portrait (15)

Oct 12, 2:30pm - Oct 12, 4:00pm

David Lean Cinema, Croydon Clocktower, CR9 1ET Map

Paris, 1964. Geoffrey Rush stars as artist Alberto Giacometti in an episode of fondness and frustration as he creates his last masterpiece.

Tickets from £6.50

Oval Tunes

Oval Tunes

Oct 12, 7:30pm - Oct 12, 10:00pm

The Oval Tavern, Croydon
131 Oval Road
Croydon,  CR0 6BR Map

Come along to join in with some traditional tunes and songs. Bring an instrument, or just your voice. All levels of experience welcome. Tunes led by Jon and Dan from Homebrood. Songs led by Carol. Some dots available online in advance at www.ukulele.magix.net and click through to Oval Tunes.

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Final Portrait (15)

Final Portrait (15)

Oct 12, 7:30pm - Oct 12, 10:00pm

David Lean Cinema, Croydon Clocktower, CR9 1ET Map

Paris, 1964. Geoffrey Rush stars as artist Alberto Giacometti in an episode of fondness and frustration as he creates his last masterpiece.

Tickets from £6.50

AfroBox

AfroBox

Oct 12, 8:00pm - Oct 13, 12:00am

Boxpark Croydon
99 George St
Croydon,  CR0 1LD Map

AfroBOX is a celebration of the continued growth of the sound of young Africa - across the continent, throughout the diaspora and most especially in the UK. Hosted by Croydon resident, artist/producer SILVASTONE, and boasting an incredibly exciting talented line-up of renowned African DJs/artists that are actively instrumental in the movement’s continued rise and future progression in various capacities and on multiple platforms. Come get down to sounds from, and inspired by, the motherland.

Line Up:
SILVASTONE
CHARLIE SLOTH
DJ P MONTANA
TIMBO
DJ ACE
NEW AGE MUSIK
DJ FIIFII
HARM K
DJ MOSES MIDAS

Last entry 10:55pm and no reentry. No ID, No Entry.
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The Filthy Six

The Filthy Six

Oct 12, 8:30pm - Oct 12, 11:00pm

Hideaway Streatham
2 Empire Mews, Stanthorpe Road
London,  SW16 2BF Map

Soaring horns, blistering guitar and gut-wrenching Hammond, all fuelled by one of the hardest grooving rhythm sections around to produce a hip-shakingly powerful mixture of jazz, funk and boogaloo, totally in keeping with the finest traditions of the Blue Note sound.

The Filthy Six are the most exciting, authentic Soul Jazz outfit in the UK today and have established themselves as one of the most electric live acts on the scene. These instrumental groove merchants fuse boundless energy and incredible musicianship to create tight, funky music that moves the mind, body and soul whilst simultaneously tearing the roof off every venue they play!

Led by trumpeter Nick Etwell (Tom Jones, Foo Fighters, Mumford & Sons) this crack unit of erudite musical gunslingers have graced the bands of some of the biggest names in music including Amy Winehouse, Jill Scott, Beck, Mark Ronson, Jack White, Dionne Warwick, Pee Wee Ellis, David Axelrod, Ronnie Spector, Basement Jaxx, Spiritualized, 4hero, Atomic Bomb Band, Madness, Galactic and the James Taylor Quartet to name but a few.
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The Storyteller

The Storyteller

Oct 13, 7:30pm - Oct 13, 10:00pm

The Spread Eagle Pub & Theatre
39-41 Katherine Street
Croydon,  CR0 1NX Map

A rather singular affair - a telling of Bardic stories, old and new... With a little audience interaction as well!

The stories will include:

The Birth of Sleipnir - The tale of how Odin's legendary eight-legged horse came into being.
The Lady and The Knight - An a cappella song about love and the wrath of the old gods.
The Wise Woman's Spell - When a young villager is confronted with unrequited love, he visits the local cunning woman to help resolve his problem.
The Two Brothers - When one brother loses his elder, he covers the earth in search of him.

Lexi achieved the Commendation for Julian Battersby Young Playwright's Award in 2014 for her One Act Play, Indiscretion, was nominated Best Supporting Actress at the Short Film Awards in New York City, 2015 and was nominated Best Female Actor at the Buxton Fringe with her debut performance of 'Mrs. Oscar Wilde'.
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Folie à deux

Folie à deux

Oct 13, 7:30pm - Oct 14, 9:00pm

Theatre Utopia
1 Matthews Yard, off Surrey Street Market
Croydon,  CR0 1FF Map

Written and directed by Laura Wormell, Folie à Deux is the portrait of a friendship in its most twisted and perverse incarnation. Two women addicted to an interminable cycle of power games and mutual psychological torture. Things reach fever pitch when these two idiots get totally lost in a universe of their own delusion. Horribly funny and quietly bleak, Folie à Deux will resonate with anyone who’s ever had a best friend.

Folie à Deux is performed by comedy duo Chiara Goldsmith and Róisín O’Mahony, “sensual, spiritual, baffling…hilariously unpredictable ★★★★★" Three Weeks, ‘a twisted blend of the Mighty Boosh, House of Pain and James Joyce…beautifully silly ★★★★” The Sunday Times.
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One Night In IBIZA, 90s house and Ibiza Classics

One Night In IBIZA, 90's house and Ibiza Classics

Oct 13, 8:00pm - Oct 14, 1:00am

John fisher sports and social club
Rear of 192 Limsfield Road
Warlingham,  CR6 9RD Map

Ed Fusion teams up with DJ Krisis (House Music Radio), to bring you a night of Old skool House and Ibiza Anthems. Playing you the finest house classics and remixes, with plenty of Ibiza anthems thrown in for good measure, all played through a Fusion Sound system linked to quality lights and lasers.

66 interested  ·  31 going
Friday Feelings

Friday Feelings

Oct 13, 8:00pm - Oct 14, 12:00am

Boxpark Croydon
99 George Street
London,  CR0 1LD Map

It's Friday and what better way to spend it then with some Friday Feelings! We'll be joined by our resident DJs on the decks spinning the biggest tracks to get you partying all night!

Register for your FREE tickets now!
Tickets take priority upon entry however this is purely on a first come first served basis.

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Top Comedy with Stephen Carlin, Harriet Kemsley and guests

Top Comedy with Stephen Carlin, Harriet Kemsley and guests

Oct 13, 8:00pm - Oct 13, 10:30pm

Hideaway Streatham
2 Empire Mews, Stanthorpe Road
London,  SW16 2BF Map

Headliners STEPHEN CARLIN, HARRIET KEMSLEY & JULIET MEYERS (MC) plus funny guests!

Stephen Carlin
Carlin has earned critical acclaim, accolades and a growing fanbase with his original and insightful writing style and accomplished delivery. He is very enigmatic act, using a unique pattern of delivery to amuse the audience with very unexpected and off the wall references. From his sartorial elegance to his in-depth and hilarious knowledge of International snooker, Carlin’s performance takes the audience into the mind of a passionate obsessive. This man is well on his way to become Scotland’s newest addition to its history of brilliant comedians. Named by Stewart Lee as one of the ‘Ten Best Comedians in the World Ever’.

Stephen was runner up in the BBC Witty and Twisted Competition 2007. Stephen was also awarded the Peter Titheradge Bursary in 2008 and worked with the BBC Radio Entertainment department on existing shows as well as developing new shows. Stephen has written for: The News Quiz, The Now Show, Look Away Now, Laura Solon Talking and Not Talking, Tilt, Secret World and The Stephen K Amos Show

Has appeared on Edinburgh and Beyond – Paramount Comedy Channel and Comedy Cuts – ITV

“The whimsy and relaxed on-stage demeanour were a winner instantly…(Carlin) excelled in pedantry, married to exceptional use of language” Leamington Observer
“if this man isn’t a household name in five years time, the world is even more lacking in justice than we could have feared.” The Scotsman.
“The material is sharp and original.” óóóó The List
“a delightfully off beat act who expertly applies twisted, convoluted logic to common-or-garden observations to produce genuinely original material…a definite tip for the top.” Chortle
“Stephen Carlin is fast establishing himself as one of the most distinct and funny new comedians in Britain.” Chortle
“The Sean Lock of his generation.” BBC Comedy Development

Harriet Kemsley
Harriet began stand up at the turn of 2011 and it’s been a bit of a whirlwind. That year she won nationwide female comedy competition Funny’s Funny, was named Up The Creek’s One to Watch and has gone on to be a Laughing Horse and Leicester Square New Act Finalist and to win Bath Comedy Festival New Act of the Year and Brighton Comedy Festival New Act of the Year.
Chortle, “Excellent writing.”
‘Fresh.Different.Brilliant,’ Funny’s Funny
‘A hilarious combination of bashful and weird,’ Three Weeks
‘A quirky, very funny new stand up..her style is refreshingly original and she’s a seriously good writer,’ Time Out

Juliet Meyers as MC
Managing to mix silliness with edginess, Juliet has a chatty style that allows her to interact with the crowd; this makes her much in demand both as a comedian and an MC.
She has been bringing her own brand of hilarious, cerebral, observational, gag –driven, (mostly gender non-specific), comedy to the stage for 7 years.

“Devilish coy look, excellent material with some on the edge gags.” The Scotsman (4 star review )
“Had me in stitches with her witty observations and social judgements.” bbc.co.uk
“You changed our audience’s opinion of female comics. They loved you.” Steve Walker Knuts, Peterborough
“Excellent material. Excellent with the audience” Tim Arthur, Time Out
“laugh- out loud funny, wonderfully bizarre ideas.” Chortle
“a very watchable act with engaging material and some excellent lines.” Silky, Kill for a seat
“Clever material. A female Adam Bloom.” Noel Faulkner, Comedy Café
“Devilishly quick and capable of running with the weirdo in the audience, milking any situation for hilarity.” Edinburgh Evening News
“Stand-up as it should be.” Three Weeks




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Down To The Bone

Down To The Bone

Oct 13, 9:00pm - Oct 13, 11:30pm

Hideaway Streatham
2 Empire Mews, Stanthorpe Road
London,  SW16 2BF Map

It’s all about the groove, the whole groove and nothing but the groove as cult soul-jazz-funksters Down To The Bone return to Hideaway.
"DTTB bring an abundance of instrumental funky jazz that deserves its own individual merit and is a throwback to the early '80s Brit Funk era. To be commended, good stuff!!!" Soul Survivors Magazine

Down To The Bone was born in 1995 when producer Stuart Wade decided to take a track from the soul band he was in at the time, Think Twice, and remix it to give it a raw and stripped down feel. The resulting track, ‘Joy Is Free’, was a huge success and led to Stuart teaming up with Think Twice keyboard player, Simon Greenaway to form DTTB.

DTTB was soon a force to be reckoned with and their album “From Manhattan To Staten” reached No.2 in the National US Billboard Jazz Chart, No.3 in the Gavin Jazz chart and No 4 in the Radio and Records Jazz Chart.

With a string of radio hits in the U.S, DTTB notched up over half a million sales worldwide and continue to delight audiences with their live shows.
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Dance Festival Croydon

Dance Festival Croydon

Oct 14, 2:30pm - Oct 14, 6:00pm

Braithwaite Halls
Croydon,  CR9 1ET Map

Dance Umbrella is a London wide contemporary dance event. It is presenting Origami, an unlikely pairing of a shipping container and a gravity defying dancer at Queen’s Gardens. It is going to be presented twice - 1.30pm and 6.30pm at Queens Gardens, Fell Road, Croydon.

Dance Festival Croydon is a contemporary Dance Festival at Braithwaite Hall curated by Anusha Subramanyam and Vipul Sangoi of Beeja. It is a programme of exciting contemporary dance performances of local Croydon based as well as national companies and artists at Braithwaite Hall from 2.30 to 6pm.
The companies that'll perform at the event are: Archana Balal, BRIT School, Corali, Magpie, Saturday Storytellers, Shane Shambhu, Shivaangee Agrawal, Slide, Tom O'Gorman and Vinicus Salles.
The programme is supported by Croydon Council.
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Azymuth

Azymuth

Oct 14, 7:00pm - Oct 14, 11:30pm

Hideaway Streatham
2 Empire Mews, Stanthorpe Road
London,  SW16 2BF Map

Legendary Brazilian jazz-funk pioneers behind the hit “Jazz Carnival” visit Hideaway for two nights as part of their European tour for ‘FENIX’ their first studio album release for four years (out now on Far Out Recordings).

“Samba jazz legends” MOJO

"Innovators in dance/world music" Billboard

“Arguably the most successful band out of Brazil” Songlines

“The foremost trio in Brazilian music, the kings of Samba Jazz and with their classic hit ‘Jazz Carnival’ they are the heralding angels of House.” Mochilla

AZYMUTH

Formed in 1968, the original Azymuth line-up comprised Jose Roberto Bertrami on keyboards and synth, Alex Malheiros on bass and Ivan ‘Mamao’ Conti on drums and percussion. Together, they are responsible for carving out an entirely new sound within Brazilian music, fusing jazz-funk with samba, creating their own unique genre, referred to as ‘samba doido’, which translates as ‘crazy samba’.

The mastermind of the trio Jose Roberto Bertrami, a musical genius whose boundary-pushing synthesizer work has drawn comparison to the likes of jazz great Herbie Hancock’s similarly pioneering 70s output, though the combination of Bertrami’s unique compositions and the band’s Brazilian swing make their sound completely their own. Jose Roberto Bertrami sadly passed away in 2012, leaving a gulf in Brazilian music that cannot be replaced and a legacy that is inescapable. As a result, as well as being a showcase for a new Azymuth album, the 2016 tour will also serve as a tribute to the life and work of Jose Roberto Bertrami and his immeasurable influence.

2016 will see the release of a brand new Azymuth album, penned by Mamao and Malheiros alongside Kiko Continentino, a highly skilled pianist, composer and arranger who, having worked with Brazilian legends such as Milton Nascimento and Gilberto Gil, is a musician certainly worthy of taking to both the studio and stage alongside Azymuth’s esteemed original members.
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Oval Tavern Tribute Night - PUNKS

Oval Tavern Tribute Night - PUNKS

Oct 14, 7:30pm - Oct 14, 11:00pm

The Oval Tavern, Croydon
131 Oval Road
Croydon,  CR0 6BR Map

It isn't Punk Night. It's Punks Night!
The usual suspects will paying tribute to Punks, and giving plenty of oi !! AND at your favourite pub, no less!!

88 interested  ·  16 going
Sunday Lunch - Paul Lamb and The Kingsnakes

Sunday Lunch - Paul Lamb and The Kingsnakes

Oct 15, 12:00pm - Oct 15, 4:00pm

Hideaway Streatham
2 Empire Mews, Stanthorpe Road
London,  SW16 2BF Map

Consistently rated as one of the top blues bands in the country, led by world class harmonica man – and multiple winner of British Blues Harmonica Player of the Year. Get ready for a journey from the Mississippi Delta to Chicago!

KIDS UNDER 16 GO FREE TO OUR SUNDAY LUNCH JAZZ SHOWS! JUST ENTER THE NUMBER OF CHILDREN ATTENDING IN THE COMMENTS SECTION WHEN BOOKING!

“This is blues harp as good as it gets.” - Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits

“The only difference between Paul Lamb and the great harmonica players from the States is that Paul doesn’t have a U.S. passport.” - The Great British R&B Festival, Colne, U.K.

“Simply better than the opposition from whatever side of the Atlantic they come.”- Blueprint magazine

“There are not many UK blues bands that I would cover any distance of ground to see live , but I would put my walking shoes to catch this outfit wherever.”- Phil Wight, Blueprint magazine

Paul Lamb and the King Snakes have been at the very top of the British blues tree for more than twenty years - and the release of their latest album "The Games People Play" simply confirms their status. Led by one of the greatest harmonica players in the world, Paul Lamb and the King Snakes deliver outstanding Chicago blues with a bit of Delta spice and an amazing on stage performance.
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Azymuth

Azymuth

Oct 15, 7:00pm - Oct 15, 11:30pm

Hideaway Streatham
2 Empire Mews, Stanthorpe Road
London,  SW16 2BF Map

Legendary Brazilian jazz-funk pioneers behind the hit “Jazz Carnival” visit Hideaway for two nights as part of their European tour for ‘FENIX’ their first studio album release for four years (out now on Far Out Recordings).

“Samba jazz legends” MOJO

"Innovators in dance/world music" Billboard

“Arguably the most successful band out of Brazil” Songlines

“The foremost trio in Brazilian music, the kings of Samba Jazz and with their classic hit ‘Jazz Carnival’ they are the heralding angels of House.” Mochilla

AZYMUTH

Formed in 1968, the original Azymuth line-up comprised Jose Roberto Bertrami on keyboards and synth, Alex Malheiros on bass and Ivan ‘Mamao’ Conti on drums and percussion. Together, they are responsible for carving out an entirely new sound within Brazilian music, fusing jazz-funk with samba, creating their own unique genre, referred to as ‘samba doido’, which translates as ‘crazy samba’.

The mastermind of the trio Jose Roberto Bertrami, a musical genius whose boundary-pushing synthesizer work has drawn comparison to the likes of jazz great Herbie Hancock’s similarly pioneering 70s output, though the combination of Bertrami’s unique compositions and the band’s Brazilian swing make their sound completely their own. Jose Roberto Bertrami sadly passed away in 2012, leaving a gulf in Brazilian music that cannot be replaced and a legacy that is inescapable. As a result, as well as being a showcase for a new Azymuth album, the 2016 tour will also serve as a tribute to the life and work of Jose Roberto Bertrami and his immeasurable influence.

2016 will see the release of a brand new Azymuth album, penned by Mamao and Malheiros alongside Kiko Continentino, a highly skilled pianist, composer and arranger who, having worked with Brazilian legends such as Milton Nascimento and Gilberto Gil, is a musician certainly worthy of taking to both the studio and stage alongside Azymuth’s esteemed original members.
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Croydon Uke Jam

Croydon Uke Jam

Oct 15, 7:30pm - Oct 15, 10:00pm

The Green Dragon
60 High Street
Croydon,  CR0 1 Map

All abilities welcome, from experts to beginners. FREE ukulele jam in the upstairs bar at the Green Dragon, High Street, Croydon, usually on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month. It is very informal, just play of sing what you can. We guarantee that everyone will be able to play along with something within a few minutes! Just turn up on the night. We do sometimes take a break over summer or Christmas, so do check our website for precise details. You can look at some songs in advance by clicking through to the scribd.com page from here too. www.ukulele.magix.net... See MoreSee Less

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Laugh Out Louder

Laugh Out Louder

Oct 16, 7:00pm - Oct 16, 10:00pm

Boxpark Croydon
99 George Street
London,  CR0 1LD Map

Join us for the bi-weekly comedy spectacle, Laugh Out Louder.

There's "haha" and then there's "can't stop laughing, my cheeks hurt" funny! That's your host and comedian Junior Booker. He's a very well seasoned comedian who'll be bringing laughter to Boxpark Croydon every other Monday!

...one more thing, he comes with friends too! From the well known to the up and coming, you'll find them all. Doors Open at 7pm and the show starts at 8pm till 11pm. Prepare to Laugh Out Loud with us every other Monday!
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Land of Mine (15)

Land of Mine (15)

Oct 17, 7:30pm - Oct 17, 10:00pm

David Lean Cinema, Croydon Clocktower, CR9 1ET Map

In post-World War II Denmark, young German POWs are forced to clear a beach of land mines as their Danish Sergeant learns to appreciate their plight.

Tickets from £6.50

Community Takeover: The Lunchbox (PG)

Community Takeover: The Lunchbox (PG)

Oct 18, 7:45pm - Oct 18, 10:00pm

South Norwood Conservative Club
10 South Norwood Hill
South Norwood,  SE25 6AB Map

Community Takeover is a brand new strand that puts YOU in control of our programming. For the first of these events, we've narrowed down the selection to three great films as suggested by members of the community. The winning film will get screened on Wed 18 October, as part of a special Diwali celebration!

To have your say and vote for your favourite film, all you need to do is sign up to our mailing list:
www.stanleysfilmclub.com/get-involved/sign-up/

Voting will begin on Sunday 27 August.

Here is the shortlist:

THE LUNCHBOX (2013)

A mistaken delivery in Mumbai's famously efficient lunchbox delivery system connects a young housewife to an older man in the dusk of his life as they build a fantasy world together through notes in the lunchbox. Dir. Ritesh Batra / 104 mins

MONSOON WEDDING (2001)

A mix of comedy and chaotic melodrama concerning the preparations for the arranged marriage of a modern upper-middle-class Indian family’s only daughter- a bride-to-be with a secret. Dir. Mira Nair / 109 mins

THE MUSIC ROOM (1958)

Tells the story of the crumbling opulence of a fallen aristocrat’s world as he desperately clings to a fading way of life. His greatest joy is the music room in which he has hosted lavish concerts over the years—now a shadow of its former vivid self. Dir. Satyajit Ray / 100 mins
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Underfound Residence Showcase

Underfound Residence Showcase

Oct 18, 8:00pm - Oct 18, 11:00pm

Boxpark Croydon
99 George Street
London,  CR0 1LD Map

The event catered for the lyrical enthusiasts based in the heart of Croydon.
Make sure you join us for Underfound, you'll witness, amazing wordsmiths, entertainment (from the one and only DJ Nellz) and competitions with good and positive vibes.

Artists on the night TBA.

Register for your FREE tickets now!
Tickets take priority upon entry however this is purely on a first come first served basis.




NO NEW ENTRY / RE ENTRY AFTER 11PM
NO TRACKSUITS + NO HOODIES
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The Odyssey (PG)

The Odyssey (PG)

Oct 19, 11:00am - Oct 19, 1:00pm

David Lean Cinema, Croydon Clocktower, CR9 1ET Map

Following thirty years in the life of Captain Jacques-Yves Cousteau, the great French ocean-going adventurer.

Tickets from £6.50

Music Time for 0-2yr olds

Music Time for 0-2yr olds

Oct 19, 11:00am - Oct 19, 1:00pm

The Oval Tavern, Croydon
131 Oval Road
Croydon,  CR0 6BR Map

Live music and fun for children aged 0-2yrs old.
Entry by suggested £5 donation
Music starts at 11am and then sensory and fun play from about 12noon.
The venue is offered for free to me to use so purchases of food and drink are very welcome.

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Rowan Godel

Rowan Godel

Oct 19, 7:30pm - Oct 19, 10:00pm

The Oval Tavern, Croydon
131 Oval Road
Croydon,  CR0 6BR Map

Singer and song writer Rowan Godel has been described as an “underground folk superstar” and is one of British folk music's best kept secrets. Having worked extensively with some of the biggest names in folk today - Oysterband, Levellers, John Jones and Ray Cooper - she makes a first ever visit to Croydon to launch her own E.P. She will be joined on stage by Tim Cotterell (fiddle & mandola) and Benji Kirkpatrick (bouzouki, banjo and guitar).

Although this event is free, we will be "passing the hat" to pay the artists. It would really help us know how many chairs to put out if you signed up for free tickets at our ticketing website, where you can also see the other exciting Autumn 2017 events we've got lined up.

You can hear Rowan's new single here: rowangodel.bandcamp.com/

Support from local lovely chap, Tom Sims.
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Rowan Godel

Rowan Godel

Oct 19, 7:30pm - Oct 19, 10:00pm

The Oval Tavern, Croydon
131 Oval Road
Croydon,  CR0 6BR Map

Singer and song writer Rowan Godel has been described as an “underground folk superstar” and is one of British folk music's best kept secrets. Having worked extensively with some of the biggest names in folk today - Oysterband, Levellers, John Jones and Ray Cooper - she makes a first ever visit to Croydon to launch her own E.P. She will be joined on stage by Tim Cotterell (fiddle & mandola) and Benji Kirkpatrick (bouzouki, banjo and guitar).

Although this event is free, we will be "passing the hat" to pay the artists. It would really help us know how many chairs to put out if you signed up for free tickets at our ticketing website, where you can also see the other exciting Autumn 2017 events we've got lined up.

You can hear Rowan's new single here: rowangodel.bandcamp.com/

Support from local lovely chap, Tom Sims.
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Live at the Utopia

Live at the Utopia

Oct 19, 7:30pm - Oct 19, 10:30pm

Theatre Utopia
1 Matthews Yard, off Surrey Street Market
Croydon,  CR0 1FF Map

Matt Burden (A Place In Space, The Hideaway, FPW, IPW) returns to host the evening and has assembled together again group of talent that will delight and make you glad you saw them at this intimate venue.

Headliner - Athena Kugblenu

Athena is a comedian with thought-provoking jokes that still have an edgy sting.

By invitation, she’s written for BBC Radio 4 (News Quiz) , performed on BBC Radio Scotland (Funny Kind of World), guests on BBC Five Live and this year she performed at the Johannesburg Comedy Festival. Top 20 Jokes of the Fringe (The Telegraph and Guardian), One to Watch (Independent)


Quotes and reviews:

“…authentic, observational comedy presented beautifully…pleasingly original” –Broadway Baby, ****

"A breath of fresh air" Funny Women

“instantly likeable…the crowd laughs throughout” – Arts Award Voice, *****

“An intelligent set that managed to be both easily accessible and playful and still say something serious” –Bruce Dessau

“..socially astute…savvy observations…”–Steve Bennett

“A politically-aware standup and writer…conscious, confident and cool” –The Stand Up Picture Show, Bristol

“Confident on stage, charismatic…original ideas too. She is rapidly on the rise” –Comedy CV


Jake Pickford

2015 Golden Jester Semi Finalist, 2015 Laughing Horse Semi Finalist, Winner of Quipster award and Comedy in the Crown.
North London based comedian,Jake has been performing around the UK since mid 2012, with his witty crowd work, life stories and one-liners, he quickly gained residency as a compère for clubs in Luton, Leytonstone and Kentish Town.
“...his fantastic crowd work and improv abilities make him an extremely dynamic and fun host” - Luton Culture (Charity).

“The Hat Factory's own comedy bar compère Jake Pickford tickles your ribs and gets you laughing” - Luton Today Magazine.

“...one of the finest compères out there, Mr Jake Pickford” - mumsnet Local, Wimbledon and Merton.

Ryan Dalton

Ryan Dalton, whose quick-witted, cheeky, and sometimes naughty stories are performed with an aggressive charm. Ryan brings his frustrations to the audience, whether it be a story of an uncomfortable hangover in St Lucia or tales of the tricky guests during his time working as a zoo keeper, he tells his stories with the pent-up anger of a criminal yet the voice of an angel.


Sean Sellers

"Comedian, improvisor, actor*, and occasional director Sean Sellers started doing improvisational, physical, and sketch-based comedy in the early 1990s.

A natural comedian and comic performer, his comedy is clever, guarded, arrogant, honest, packed full of punchlines, and always very, very funny."

Thursday 19th October - 7:30pm - £8

www.matthewsyard.com/event/live-at-the-utopia-3/
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The Odyssey (PG)

The Odyssey (PG)

Oct 19, 7:30pm - Oct 19, 10:00pm

David Lean Cinema, Croydon Clocktower, CR9 1ET Map

Following thirty years in the life of Captain Jacques-Yves Cousteau, the great French ocean-going adventurer.

Tickets from £6.50

The Drawtones with Derek Nash

The Drawtones with Derek Nash

Oct 19, 8:30pm - Oct 19, 11:30pm

Hideaway Streatham
2 Empire Mews, Stanthorpe Road
London,  SW16 2BF Map

Hammond jazz and funk grooves digging deep into the inspirational vibes of Jimmy Smith and Mcgriff for some of the most authentic sounds we have heard in a long while - joined on stage for this Hideaway debut by sax supremo Derek Nash.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=517wjzkBDDU

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Friday Feelings

Friday Feelings

Oct 20, 8:00pm - Oct 21, 12:00am

Boxpark Croydon
99 George Street
London,  CR0 1LD Map

We're back in the BoxBar with a selection of tracks to kickstart your weekend, its Friday Feelings! We'll be joined by our resident DJs on the decks spinning the biggest tracks to get you partying all night!

Register for your FREE tickets now!
Tickets take priority upon entry however this is purely on a first come first served basis.

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Top Stand up Comedy with Otiz Cannelloni & guests

Top Stand up Comedy with Otiz Cannelloni & guests

Oct 20, 8:00pm - Oct 20, 10:30pm

Hideaway Streatham
2 Empire Mews, Stanthorpe Road
London,  SW16 2BF Map

Top stand up comedy with headliners STEPHEN CARLIN, HARRIET KEMSLEY & JULIET MEYERS (MC) plus funny guests!

Otiz Cannelloni
Otiz Cannelloni combines the illusion of magic and the logic of stand up to produce a hybrid comic creation. With a mind more suited to testing crash helmets, his performance fluctuates between sheer genius and downright stupidity. Just when you suspect he doesn’t have a clue, Cannelloni removes all doubt. When this man is on stage the dressing room empties, as the rest of the comics rush to watch and learn from his mistakes. It’s taken years of practice to make something so simple look so difficult.
Despite various television appearances – The Stand Up Show BBC 1 - Stuff The White Rabbit BBC 2 - producers are prepared to forgive and forget, mostly forget.
Still, there’s always the cruise liners.

“Master of Mirth and Minimalist Magic …Delightful.” TIME OUT
“A magical Wag. Bewitching.” GUARDIAN
“Sheer hilarity that clearly no one wanted to see end.” THE STAGE
“A laugh a minute.” THE AGE. MELBOURNE. AUSTRALIA
“Don’t we have laws against this sort of thing?” SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST


Erich McElroy
Erich is a stand-up comedian and writer. Originally from Seattle, he moved to the UK in 2000 and in 2007 collected his British passport.
His latest show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, (US) Electile Dysfunction, received numerous four and five star reviews and was a hit with audiences.
Erich is a regular on the comedy circuit appearing at top clubs in the UK and in Europe. Erich has appeared on BBC Breakfast, Newsnight, Sky News and Five News. He has been heard talking comedy and politics on BBC 5 Live, BBC Surrey, BBC Berkshire and regularly on TalkRadio.

“This is political stand-up at its best.” BroadwayBaby
“Brilliant observation.” Chortle
“An American by birth, but British at heart.” ThreeWeeks
“Well worth it, even if you’re not in the least bit political.” Edinburgh Evening News
“A box worth ticking.” Metro
“Smart, sharp, endearing comic.” The List

Grainne Maguire as MC
"Highly promising, has a big future ahead of her" - Time Out.
“An engaging and natural performer with has deep reserves of excitable energy...enjoyably bizarre" -Chortle
“Nice observations…can employ understatement with the dry mastery of a Father Ted script" - Chortle
“Popular with audiences and comedians alike…excellent set... inspired and extremely funny” - Inside Comedy
“Surreal Irish charm” - 7 magazine Brighton
Featured in The Stand "Best of Irish" and "Pick of the Fringe Showcase" Edinburgh 2008 and star of Edinburgh hit "The Cheese and Pineapple Club 2008
"Kooky and gauche ****" The List
"Charming..delights the audience..gets big laughs ****"BroadwayBaby
“Inspired moments…fun and well observed..talent on the way up" Fringe Report
"Novel and ingenious" One 4 Review



*Comedy line up subject to change
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Ray Gelato and The Giants

Ray Gelato and The Giants

Oct 20, 9:00pm - Oct 20, 11:30pm

Hideaway Streatham
2 Empire Mews, Stanthorpe Road
London,  SW16 2BF Map

Ray Gelato, perhaps the last of the great jazz entertainers, leads his incredible band for two seriously hot nights at Hideaway, featuring hard hitting swing and storming solos – get ready to be whisked back to the ‘50s heyday of showtime Vegas.

"He plays what he means, and means what he plays." Jools Holland

"Awesome sax man" Sam Butera

"Taking swing to the masses... sheer fun and enjoyment" The Times

"A joyous new album... Not for nothing is Gelato known as The Godfather of Swing" Martin Chilton, The Telegraph, Review of Ray's new album 'Wonderful'.

Cab Calloway, Louis Prima, ‘Fats’ Waller, Louis Jordan – these superb artists were never afraid to entertain. As well as playing great music, they also looked like they were having the time of their lives whenever they set foot on a stage. Now there is one man who is continuing this grand upbeat tradition of entertaining his crowds with great jumpin’ songs, storming jazz solos and a swinging world class band. His name is Ray Gelato, and he joins his legendary predecessors in continuing the trend of delivering the coolest swinging sounds around.

Gelato is considered by many to be one of the last in a long line of the classic jazz entertainers. Expect to hear some foot-stompin’ big band tunes that are guaranteed to have you jumpin’ and jivin’ and leave you feeling uplifted and inspired. Ray and his Giants play a mixture of swing, jazz and R&B that are unmistakably the band’s own style. This, combined with Ray’s fun and original songs, makes for an unforgettable evening that will leave you wanting more!
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LMP@StJohns 2017/18 Launch

LMP@StJohn's 2017/18 Launch

Oct 21, 7:00pm - Oct 21, 9:30pm

St John the Evangelist, Upper Norwood
2 Sylvan Road
London,  SE19 2RX Map

Following on from the roaring success of the orchestra’s 2016/17 season, LMP are delighted to be launching a new season for 2017/18; a series that promises world-class artists, sublime programming, fresh new talent and events to appeal to all the family.

The first concert of the series celebrates a new relationship for LMP, with the Hungarian Armel Opera Festival and Virtuózok competition which champions young classical talent and seeks performance opportunities for their finalists. Young flautist and competition finalist, Eszter Holozsai will be the first soloist to join LMP on stage, in what will become an annual tradition.

LMP are honoured to be celebrating the launch of Compassionate Neighbours in the local area, with a beautiful programme of autumnal favourites, including a string orchestra arrangement of Schubert’s famed ‘Death and the Maiden’ String Quartet, and featuring the voices of St Christopher’s Community Choir in a performance of Mozart’s Ave Verum.

ELGAR Salut D’Amour
GLUCK Flute Concerto (Eszter Holozsai)
MOZART Ave Verum
SCHUBERT Death and the Maiden

TICKETS ON SALE FROM 8th SEPTEMBER 12PM
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Ray Gelato and The Giants

Ray Gelato and The Giants

Oct 21, 7:00pm - Oct 21, 11:30pm

Hideaway Streatham
2 Empire Mews, Stanthorpe Road
London,  SW16 2BF Map

Ray Gelato, perhaps the last of the great jazz entertainers, leads his incredible band for two seriously hot nights at Hideaway, featuring hard hitting swing and storming solos – get ready to be whisked back to the ‘50s heyday of showtime Vegas.

"He plays what he means, and means what he plays." Jools Holland

"Awesome sax man" Sam Butera

"Taking swing to the masses... sheer fun and enjoyment" The Times

"A joyous new album... Not for nothing is Gelato known as The Godfather of Swing" Martin Chilton, The Telegraph, Review of Ray's new album 'Wonderful'.

Cab Calloway, Louis Prima, ‘Fats’ Waller, Louis Jordan – these superb artists were never afraid to entertain. As well as playing great music, they also looked like they were having the time of their lives whenever they set foot on a stage. Now there is one man who is continuing this grand upbeat tradition of entertaining his crowds with great jumpin’ songs, storming jazz solos and a swinging world class band. His name is Ray Gelato, and he joins his legendary predecessors in continuing the trend of delivering the coolest swinging sounds around.

Gelato is considered by many to be one of the last in a long line of the classic jazz entertainers. Expect to hear some foot-stompin’ big band tunes that are guaranteed to have you jumpin’ and jivin’ and leave you feeling uplifted and inspired. Ray and his Giants play a mixture of swing, jazz and R&B that are unmistakably the band’s own style. This, combined with Ray’s fun and original songs, makes for an unforgettable evening that will leave you wanting more!
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Saturday Sessions

Saturday Sessions

Oct 21, 8:00pm - Oct 22, 12:00am

Boxpark Croydon
99 George Street
London,  CR0 1LD Map

Get down to BOXPARK for a proper Saturday night. Join us and our resident DJs who will be spinning the biggest tracks to get you grooving all night long!

Register for your FREE tickets now!
Tickets take priority upon entry however this is purely on a first come first served basis.




NO NEW ENTRY / RE ENTRY AFTER 11PM
NO TRACKSUITS + NO HOODIES

3 interested  ·  1 going
Sunday Lunch - Jazzbomb

Sunday Lunch - Jazzbomb

Oct 22, 2:00pm - Oct 22, 4:30pm

Hideaway Streatham
2 Empire Mews, Stanthorpe Road
London,  SW16 2BF Map

Charismatic front-man, Sam Chaplin, leads his all-star jazz group, Jazzbomb. This afternoon they bring you their jazz club show filled with songs by James Taylor, Nat King Cole and Ray Charles along with a host of their own songs which ooze as much humanity as they do humour. Get ready to be thrilled, moved and very entertained by the cream of London jazz talent at Hideaway!

"Simply explosive" - Tatler Party Guide

"Jazzbomb get you moving!" - Sir Tim Rice

"You ROCK!" - Miranda Hart

Jazzbomb, known worldwide as the must-have party band, have performed shows in Monaco, Dubai, Geneva and of course all the way up and down London town. Today they bring you their jazz club show and let their musicians stretch their legs. Get ready to be thrilled, moved and very entertained by the cream of London jazz talent.
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Victoria and Abdul (PG)

Victoria and Abdul (PG)

Oct 24, 2:30pm - Oct 24, 5:00pm

David Lean Cinema, Croydon Clocktower, CR9 1ET Map

Stephen Frears directs the little-known story of the real-life relationship between Queen Victoria and her Indian servant Abdul Karim.

Tickets from £6.50

Gods OwnCountry (15)

God's OwnCountry (15)

Oct 24, 7:30pm - Oct 24, 10:00pm

David Lean Cinema, Croydon Clocktower, CR9 1ET Map

An unsentimental young Yorkshire sheep farmer is forced to consider his future after meeting a Romanian migrant worker.

Tickets from £6.50

Victoria and Abdul (PG)

Victoria and Abdul (PG)

Oct 24, 7:30pm - Oct 24, 10:00pm

David Lean Cinema, Croydon Clocktower, CR9 1ET Map

Stephen Frears directs the little-known story of the real-life relationship between Queen Victoria and her Indian servant Abdul Karim.

Tickets from £6.50

Well Versed

Well Versed

Oct 25, 7:00am - Oct 25, 9:30pm

Boxpark Croydon
99 George Street
London,  CR0 1LD Map

We welcome back the Well Versed guys for the another show in their series of spoken word nights. These guys can deliver a unique, fresh homegrown event and we're excited to welcome them back.

5 interested
Quiz Night

Quiz Night

Oct 25, 7:45pm - Oct 25, 10:00pm

Project B
1 Bell Hill
Croydon,  CR0 1FB Map

Quiz Master James MP will be putting us through our intellectual paces!

The Music of Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan - Thursday

The Music of Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan - Thursday

Oct 26, 7:00pm - Oct 26, 11:00pm

Hideaway Streatham
2 Empire Mews, Stanthorpe Road
London,  SW16 2BF Map

The astonishing vocals of the late Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan are brought to life for three exquisite nights with the leading ladies of vintage jazz Lily Dior and Vimala Rowe (Cafe Society Swing), and an all star band led by Hideaway's musical director Janette Mason!

Lily Dior

Recognised as one of Australia’s finest singers, Lily Dior has shared the stage with a remarkable list of outstanding musicians from Australia and around the world and has performed at many of Australia's best venues including The Opera House Concert Hall, The State Theatre, Sydney Town Hall and The Domain. A finalist at The National Jazz Awards she is also an experienced radio personality and host of The Freedman Fellowship Jazz Awards.

The daughter of professional musicians who met and married in London, Lily spent her first five years touring the world with her parents who then settled in Australia. Returning to her roots in 2014, Lily has spent the last year in London building her reputation and has already established herself as an in demand performer appearing at iconic jazz venues such as Ronnie Scott’s, The 606 Club and Pizza Express Soho.

Discovered by the late great Jackie Orszaczky as a teenager, performing a show she wrote and produced on the life of Billie Holiday, Lily became a seminal member of Sydney’s hottest Soul/Funk outfit, ‘The Godmothers’, wowing audiences with her electric stage presence and powerful voice.

“If you see only one local band this year, make sure you catch this shimmering and wonderful soul funk act” (Bruce Elder, SMH)
Vimala Rowe

In her early teens Vimala Rowe left England for the Far East where she quickly established herself as vocalist with the successful rap band TKO and then as a solo artist, writing and recording a hit album which included guitar legend Tommy Emmanuel.
She then spent a year studying Hindustani Classical vocals in Nagpur India, which profoundly influenced her future style. Back in England she made the eponymous EP ‘Vimala’ with Simon Horn, a recording of original compositions which garnered the Indy Music award for Best Soul, Jazz, Funk act, 2008.

Since then she has gone on to establish herself on the London Jazz Scene as a remarkable live performer, appearing with such luminaries as John Etheridge, Bobby Wellins, Jonathan Gee and others.
Her performances have captivated audiences everywhere with notable appearances at Ronnie Scott’s with the Alex Webb Band, The London Jazz Festival (Crazy Coqs) with John Etheridge and at The Leicester Square Theartre in the musical Cafe Society Swing. Her mix of Jazz sophistication and swing, soulful passion and a hint of Indian exoticism is enthralling.

“A captivating and seemingly effortless soulful voice” - Justin Wilkes, Kiss FM
“The Fabulous vocals of Vimala Rowe… stripped the songs of their datedness and brought them into the modern age” - Birdlives.co.uk


Janette Mason - Musical Director & PianoJanette Mason playing live at Hideaway.

If there's an explosion of curly red hair buzzing around at the business end of our beautiful Yamaha grand piano, and a room bursting with musically induced grins, then you can be sure it's Janette Mason at the ivories.

Appointed as Hideaway's first Musical Director in 2012, Janette's talents as a producer, arranger and band leader have left a distinctive and extremely popular mark on Hideaway's in-house productions, a series of sell-out shows that include Showtime Presents Bond and Wall to Wall: Bowie.

Also a talented composer, her Trio's 2010 CD, Alien Left Hand, was nominated for a Parliamentary Jazz Award and her work also features on the soundtrack of award-winning independent film Ruby Blue, starring Bob Hoskins.

Her credits as an elite keyboard player include Oasis, Seal, Pulp and Robert Wyatt, as well as the cream of the UK's jazz talent including Clare Martin and Ian Shaw.
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Simon Watt, Rachel Wheeley, Samantha Baines and Gemma Arrowsmith

Simon Watt, Rachel Wheeley, Samantha Baines and Gemma Arrowsmith

Oct 26, 7:30pm - Oct 26, 10:30pm

The Spread Eagle Pub & Theatre
39-41 Katherine Street
Croydon,  CR0 1NX Map

Simon Watt, Rachel Wheeley, Samantha Baines and Gemma Arrowsmith- Pack For Mars!

Been anywhere good on holiday lately? Comic biologist Simon Watt, comedian Rach Wheeley and friends size up a new destination: Mars. Simon has been doing some research. Well, he's been watching a lot of movies. He'll tell us why a biologically accurate alien invasion film would be rubbish. Rach will guide us through space colony recruitment and wonders if she can enter 'Miss Universe' from another world. Join us as we pack our suitcases for a trip to planet red.


This time the, (what's the opposite of intrepid? Trepid?) trepid pair are joined by the ever so funny comedians Samantha Baines and Gemma Arrowsmith.
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The Music of Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan - Friday

The Music of Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan - Friday

Oct 27, 7:00pm - Oct 27, 11:30pm

Hideaway Streatham
2 Empire Mews, Stanthorpe Road
London,  SW16 2BF Map

The astonishing vocals of the late Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan are brought to life for three exquisite nights with the leading ladies of vintage jazz Lily Dior and Vimala Rowe (Cafe Society Swing), and an all star band led by Hideaway's musical director Janette Mason!

Lily Dior

Recognised as one of Australia’s finest singers, Lily Dior has shared the stage with a remarkable list of outstanding musicians from Australia and around the world and has performed at many of Australia's best venues including The Opera House Concert Hall, The State Theatre, Sydney Town Hall and The Domain. A finalist at The National Jazz Awards she is also an experienced radio personality and host of The Freedman Fellowship Jazz Awards.

The daughter of professional musicians who met and married in London, Lily spent her first five years touring the world with her parents who then settled in Australia. Returning to her roots in 2014, Lily has spent the last year in London building her reputation and has already established herself as an in demand performer appearing at iconic jazz venues such as Ronnie Scott’s, The 606 Club and Pizza Express Soho.

Discovered by the late great Jackie Orszaczky as a teenager, performing a show she wrote and produced on the life of Billie Holiday, Lily became a seminal member of Sydney’s hottest Soul/Funk outfit, ‘The Godmothers’, wowing audiences with her electric stage presence and powerful voice.

“If you see only one local band this year, make sure you catch this shimmering and wonderful soul funk act” (Bruce Elder, SMH)
Vimala Rowe

In her early teens Vimala Rowe left England for the Far East where she quickly established herself as vocalist with the successful rap band TKO and then as a solo artist, writing and recording a hit album which included guitar legend Tommy Emmanuel.
She then spent a year studying Hindustani Classical vocals in Nagpur India, which profoundly influenced her future style. Back in England she made the eponymous EP ‘Vimala’ with Simon Horn, a recording of original compositions which garnered the Indy Music award for Best Soul, Jazz, Funk act, 2008.

Since then she has gone on to establish herself on the London Jazz Scene as a remarkable live performer, appearing with such luminaries as John Etheridge, Bobby Wellins, Jonathan Gee and others.
Her performances have captivated audiences everywhere with notable appearances at Ronnie Scott’s with the Alex Webb Band, The London Jazz Festival (Crazy Coqs) with John Etheridge and at The Leicester Square Theartre in the musical Cafe Society Swing. Her mix of Jazz sophistication and swing, soulful passion and a hint of Indian exoticism is enthralling.

“A captivating and seemingly effortless soulful voice” - Justin Wilkes, Kiss FM
“The Fabulous vocals of Vimala Rowe… stripped the songs of their datedness and brought them into the modern age” - Birdlives.co.uk


Janette Mason - Musical Director & PianoJanette Mason playing live at Hideaway.

If there's an explosion of curly red hair buzzing around at the business end of our beautiful Yamaha grand piano, and a room bursting with musically induced grins, then you can be sure it's Janette Mason at the ivories.

Appointed as Hideaway's first Musical Director in 2012, Janette's talents as a producer, arranger and band leader have left a distinctive and extremely popular mark on Hideaway's in-house productions, a series of sell-out shows that include Showtime Presents Bond and Wall to Wall: Bowie.

Also a talented composer, her Trio's 2010 CD, Alien Left Hand, was nominated for a Parliamentary Jazz Award and her work also features on the soundtrack of award-winning independent film Ruby Blue, starring Bob Hoskins.

Her credits as an elite keyboard player include Oasis, Seal, Pulp and Robert Wyatt, as well as the cream of the UK's jazz talent including Clare Martin and Ian Shaw.
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Croydon Composers at Scream Lounge

Croydon Composers at Scream Lounge

Oct 27, 7:30pm - Oct 27, 9:30pm

The Scream Lounge
20 South End
London,  SE6 3 Map

Croydon Composers will perform at Scream Lounge.

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Top Stand up Comedy with Steve N Allen and guests London!

Top Stand up Comedy with Steve N Allen and guests London!

Oct 27, 8:00pm - Oct 27, 10:30pm

Hideaway Streatham
2 Empire Mews, Stanthorpe Road
London,  SW16 2BF Map

Top night of stand up comedy with STEVE N ALLEN, LUKE BENSON & ROBYN PERKINS (MC) plus funny guests!

Steve N Allen
Steve is an experienced comedian at home in any slot on the bill, with a warm and upbeat act that soon connects with any audience. His material ranges from an observational look at life to up to date topical comedy or shows solely based on the interaction with the crowd. As a stand-up Steve has performed all across the UK in clubs including The Comedy Store, Comedy Cafe and Up The Creek, as well as performing at comedy festivals in Edinburgh, Brighton and Leicester with versions of his solo topical comedy show that dissects the news and how we use it. Steve can also often be heard as a news commentator and satirist TV and radio, including LBC and BBC London and has hosted his own shows for the BBC. He also does a podcast which can be found HERE.
The stand-up and presenting work overlap in the corporate work Steve has done, including events for Asda, the Suffolk Coastal Community Awards and Endemol TV.

"Allen hits the mark, with an effusive mix of biting satire and gleeful mud-slinging that recalls Russell Howard by way of Ian Hislop. More than worth a look." Three Weeks

"What was evident here, is the performer is quality, his mockery, and the excellent use of accents combined with clever voice-over interaction; is a performer with masses of talent." - Fringe Review

"His improvisation was impressive, topical jokes quick and practised on his tongue to mix up with his banter with the audience. This is a tight, upbeat show that I would recommend going to see." - Broadway Baby

"Very funny... cutting wit" - Time Out

Luke Benson

Geordie Giant Luke Benson is an award-winning comedian/writer/voice-over artist with 8 years in stand up. Working mainly in the UK, he's also performed in Scandinavia, the Middle-East, the Balkans & Spain.

He’s written & performed 3 solo-shows at various festivals, garnering 4 & 5 star reviews and sell outs.

His TV/Radio credits include performances on Channel 4, 5, BBC Radio 1, 5live, 6music & Capital Radio. He’s written for Sky, Virgin & the BBC. Aside from live work he hosted a show on Shoreditch Radio for 2 years, broadcasting as live and pre-record. Recently he created and helmed the NUFC podcast – “Newcastle Natter”.

“Impressive verbal dexterity that was thoughtful, clever and very funny. He did it again later, and then again…Luke Benson is a genuinely funny guy and deserves more than his fair share of the Edinburgh audience.” – Gigglebeats

“A quirky observational set that earns him lots of applause…He looks the part, he’s got the talent, and it’s easy to imagine him on the telly..” Sunday Times

“A confident and experienced comic, quick as a whippet with razor-sharp intelligence, delivering punch lines with fantastic physicality.” – Broadway Baby


Robyn Perkins as MC
Having started in 2011, this American comedienne brings her 'engaging persona' (Steve Bennett, Chortle) around the UK and US. She MCs frequently, including weekly pro night (Laugh Train Home), and other clubs regularly. She also opens and middles for many clubs around the country. In 2015, she will be a part of AAA at The Pleasance in Edinburgh. She was also in the finals of English Comedian of the Year (along with several other competitions).
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XEL Club

XEL Club

Oct 27, 8:00pm - Oct 28, 12:00am

Boxpark Croydon
99 George Street
London,  CR0 1LD Map

XEL CLUB team up with BOX PARK CROYON to go full force, bringing you good vibes and great music. Music inspired by artist such as:

- SANGO
- STORMZY
- MONTE BOOKER
- KANYE WEST
- BIG NASTY
- TROY BOI

DJ's Bringing you the best in OLD SCHOOL, NEW SCHOOL & FUTURE BEATS TBC

Register for your FREE tickets now!
Tickets take priority upon entry however this is purely on a first come first served basis.




NO NEW ENTRY / RE ENTRY AFTER 11PM
NO TRACKSUITS + NO HOODIES
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ARTISTS LUNCHTIME CRIT // Led by Saelia Aparicio

ARTISTS LUNCHTIME CRIT // Led by Saelia Aparicio

Oct 28, 12:00pm - Oct 28, 2:00pm

Turf Projects
Lower Level Trinity Court, 46-47, Whitgift Centre Whitgift Shopping Centre
Croydon,  CR0 1UQ Map

SAT 28 OCT 12-2PM // FREE & OPEN TO ALL


Calling all artists, art students, performers and graduates alike!

Taking place every last Saturday of the month, our lunchtime crits give artists a chance to get feedback on their work from a practicing artist in a supportive and friendly environment. October’s crit will be led by Saelia Aparicio, artist of Peaks & Troughs.

Email us your images beforehand at at info@turf-projects.com along with any additional requirements if you’d like us to get images up full scale on our projector!

Participation isn’t mandatory – you’re welcome to simply come and view the works and take part in the discussions



// ABOUT SAELIA APARICIO
Saelia Aparicio lives on a secret island in London. She graduated in Sculpture at the Royal College of Art in 2015. She has had institutional solo shows at La Conservera (2012, Murcia, Spain) the Patio Herreriano Museum (2013, Valladolid, Spain) and Da2 2002 Domus Artium (2015, Salamanca, Spain)

Group shows include Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2016,the bluecoat ( Liverpool) and the ICA (London), Retour Sur Mulholland Drive, curated by Nicolas Bourriaud at La Panacée, Montpellier, France, And A Mysterical Day, curated by Tai Shani and the Serpentine Gallery public program.

In 2016 she was a resident at Sema Nanji, (Part of the Seoul Museum of Art, South Korea) and is currently enjoying a New Contemporaries studio Bursary with Sarabande, The Lee Alexander Mcqueen Foundation. She is also currently working towards a second solo show : Your Consequences Have Actionsat The Tetley, Leeds.

Her multidisciplinary work dwells on ideas of the organic, establishing analogies between corporeal and social mechanisms.

saelito.com



// IMAGE
Looking from an angle, expoxy resin, pigment on found object, 2016
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The Music of Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan

The Music of Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan

Oct 28, 7:00pm - Oct 28, 11:30pm

Hideaway Streatham
2 Empire Mews, Stanthorpe Road
London,  SW16 2BF Map

The astonishing vocals of the late Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan are brought to life for three exquisite nights with the leading ladies of vintage jazz Lily Dior and Vimala Rowe (Cafe Society Swing), and an all star band led by Hideaway's musical director Janette Mason!

Lily Dior

Recognised as one of Australia’s finest singers, Lily Dior has shared the stage with a remarkable list of outstanding musicians from Australia and around the world and has performed at many of Australia's best venues including The Opera House Concert Hall, The State Theatre, Sydney Town Hall and The Domain. A finalist at The National Jazz Awards she is also an experienced radio personality and host of The Freedman Fellowship Jazz Awards.

The daughter of professional musicians who met and married in London, Lily spent her first five years touring the world with her parents who then settled in Australia. Returning to her roots in 2014, Lily has spent the last year in London building her reputation and has already established herself as an in demand performer appearing at iconic jazz venues such as Ronnie Scott’s, The 606 Club and Pizza Express Soho.

Discovered by the late great Jackie Orszaczky as a teenager, performing a show she wrote and produced on the life of Billie Holiday, Lily became a seminal member of Sydney’s hottest Soul/Funk outfit, ‘The Godmothers’, wowing audiences with her electric stage presence and powerful voice.

“If you see only one local band this year, make sure you catch this shimmering and wonderful soul funk act” (Bruce Elder, SMH)
Vimala Rowe

In her early teens Vimala Rowe left England for the Far East where she quickly established herself as vocalist with the successful rap band TKO and then as a solo artist, writing and recording a hit album which included guitar legend Tommy Emmanuel.
She then spent a year studying Hindustani Classical vocals in Nagpur India, which profoundly influenced her future style. Back in England she made the eponymous EP ‘Vimala’ with Simon Horn, a recording of original compositions which garnered the Indy Music award for Best Soul, Jazz, Funk act, 2008.

Since then she has gone on to establish herself on the London Jazz Scene as a remarkable live performer, appearing with such luminaries as John Etheridge, Bobby Wellins, Jonathan Gee and others.
Her performances have captivated audiences everywhere with notable appearances at Ronnie Scott’s with the Alex Webb Band, The London Jazz Festival (Crazy Coqs) with John Etheridge and at The Leicester Square Theartre in the musical Cafe Society Swing. Her mix of Jazz sophistication and swing, soulful passion and a hint of Indian exoticism is enthralling.

“A captivating and seemingly effortless soulful voice” - Justin Wilkes, Kiss FM
“The Fabulous vocals of Vimala Rowe… stripped the songs of their datedness and brought them into the modern age” - Birdlives.co.uk


Janette Mason - Musical Director & PianoJanette Mason playing live at Hideaway.

If there's an explosion of curly red hair buzzing around at the business end of our beautiful Yamaha grand piano, and a room bursting with musically induced grins, then you can be sure it's Janette Mason at the ivories.

Appointed as Hideaway's first Musical Director in 2012, Janette's talents as a producer, arranger and band leader have left a distinctive and extremely popular mark on Hideaway's in-house productions, a series of sell-out shows that include Showtime Presents Bond and Wall to Wall: Bowie.

Also a talented composer, her Trio's 2010 CD, Alien Left Hand, was nominated for a Parliamentary Jazz Award and her work also features on the soundtrack of award-winning independent film Ruby Blue, starring Bob Hoskins.

Her credits as an elite keyboard player include Oasis, Seal, Pulp and Robert Wyatt, as well as the cream of the UK's jazz talent including Clare Martin and Ian Shaw.
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London Mozart Players - Oswestry

London Mozart Players - Oswestry

Oct 28, 7:30pm - Oct 28, 9:45pm

Holy Trinity Church Oswestry
Roft Street
Oswestry,  SY11 2ES Map

A brilliant programme of romantic music for strings with the London Mozart Players joined by rising star Korean violinist Joo Yeon Sir.

Dvorak’s evocative and heart-warming Serenade is contrasted with a sprightly Rossini sonata alongside a rare chance to hear a magnificent early concerto by the youthful Mendelssohn and Grieg’s pastiche suite of eighteenth-century dances, the popular Holberg Suite.

Tickets £20, under 25s £10, under 18s £1.

Shropshire Music Trust in association with Orchestras Live presents the London Mozart Players.
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David Angel Memorial Concert

David Angel Memorial Concert

Oct 29, 4:00pm - Oct 29, 6:00pm

St John the Evangelist, Upper Norwood
2 Sylvan Road
London,  SE19 2RX Map

The LMP and the Maggini Quartet would like to invite you to come and share in celebrating the life of our wonderful friend and colleague, David Angel.

Featuring a special new commission by Eleanor Alberga for string quartet and chamber orchestra, and appearances by Hilary Davan Wetton, Howard Shelley and Andrew Fardell, this will be a warm, informal and inviting occasion for friends and family to remember and celebrate David. Attendance is free, but please book here to let us know you are coming.

MOZART Magic Flute Overture (Fardell)
ELGAR String Quartet (mov.II) (Maggini Quartet)
ELEANOR ALBERGA New Commission (Davan Wetton)
MOZART Symphony No.41 in C K.551 “Jupiter” (Shelley)*

*If you would like to be involved in this performance, please contact the LMP office on 02086861996.
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Sunday Lunch - Mississippi Swamp Dogs

Sunday Lunch - Mississippi Swamp Dogs

Oct 29, 7:00pm - Oct 29, 11:00pm

Hideaway Streatham
2 Empire Mews, Stanthorpe Road
London,  SW16 2BF Map

Mississippi Swamp Dogs offer a riotous mix of New Orleans jazz, soul, rock n' roll, old style shuffle and Latin rhythms for our weekly family-friendly Sunday Lunch live music shows.

Stroll through New Orleans’ legendary French Quarter and you’ll be entranced by some of the most joyous, most danceable, most irresistible sounds heard anywhere on the planet. The Mississippi Swamp Dogs take the best of these much loved songs and present them in a tuneful, high-energy show.

If you love the music of Fats Domino, the Neville Brothers, Dr. John, Louis Prima, Professor Longhair, and the great Louis Armstrong, you’ll go crazy for this band. The Dogs offer a riotous mixture of Funk, Cajun, Soul, Rock n Roll, Old Style Shuffles, and Latin Rhythms. And more than these New Orleans masters, you can expect to hear the music of B.B. King, Bill Withers, the Crusaders, Lynyrd Skynrd, and many other renowned artists associated with the rich musical heritage of the American South.
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Laugh Out Louder

Laugh Out Louder

Oct 30, 7:00pm - Oct 30, 10:00pm

Boxpark Croydon
99 George Street
London,  CR0 1LD Map

Join us for the bi-weekly comedy spectacle, Laugh Out Louder.

There's "haha" and then there's "can't stop laughing, my cheeks hurt" funny! That's your host and comedian Junior Booker. He's a very well seasoned comedian who'll be bringing laughter to Boxpark Croydon every other Monday!

...one more thing, he comes with friends too! From the well known to the up and coming, you'll find them all. Doors Open at 7pm and the show starts at 8pm till 11pm. Prepare to Laugh Out Loud with us every other Monday!
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A GHOST STORY (12A)

A GHOST STORY (12A)

Oct 31, 7:00pm - Oct 31, 8:45pm

David Lean Cinema, Croydon Clocktower, CR9 1ET Map

Halloween Horror Screening

After a passionate young couple are unexpectedly separated by a shocking loss, his ghost watches over her and their house's future inhabitants.

Halloween double bill at discounted cost
Show starts at 7.00PM, Ticket prices: £8.00 & £6.50 (concessions)

OR

£7.00 & £5.50 (concessions) if bought as a pair with tickets for “It Comes At Night” (screening at 9.00PM).

It Comes at Night (15)

It Comes at Night (15)

Oct 31, 9:00pm - Oct 31, 10:30pm

David Lean Cinema, Croydon Clocktower, CR9 1ET Map

Halloween Horror Screening

After an apocalypse leaves few survivors, two families are forced to share a home in an uneasy alliance to keep evil at bay.

Halloween double bill at discounted cost
Show starts at 9.00PM, Ticket prices: £8.00 & £6.50 (concessions)

OR

£7.00 & £5.50 (concessions) if bought as a pair with tickets for “A Ghost Story” (screening at 7.00PM).

Howard Shelleys Piano Explored: Schumann

Howard Shelley's Piano Explored: Schumann

Nov 1, 1:05pm - Nov 1, 2:00pm

St John’s Smith Square
St John's Smith Square, Smith Square
London,  SW1P 3HA Map

London Mozart Players return to St John's Smith Square alongside Howard Shelley for their highly anticipated Piano Explored lunchtime series. The ensemble's Conductor Laureate ushers audiences through the enthralling love story of the two Schumann's, and how it led to the global success of the composer's joyous piano concerto.

"The best lunch-break you’ve ever had." — International Piano

Designed for everyone from city workers and resident Londoners to holiday-makers day-trippers, London Mozart Players’ Piano Explored is the perfect addition to your lunch-time. In one whistle-stop hour, pianist and conductor Howard Shelley takes you on an exciting deconstruction of some of classical music’s most recognised works for piano.

In our 17/18 season, audiences will uncover the anguish of Shostakovich, reminisce on a classic love story that spiralled Schumann to global success, delve into the grandeur of Mendelssohn in an exclusive two-part mini-series, whisk through Saint-Saens’ rollercoaster-esque creative process and dive into the explosive mind of Grieg.
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Music Time for 0-2yr olds

Music Time for 0-2yr olds

Nov 2, 11:00am - Nov 2, 1:00pm

The Oval Tavern, Croydon
131 Oval Road
Croydon,  CR0 6BR Map

Live music and fun for children aged 0-2yrs old.
Entry by suggested £5 donation
Music starts at 11am and then sensory and fun play from about 12noon.
The venue is offered for free to me to use so purchases of food and drink are very welcome.

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Will Pound and Eddy Jay

Will Pound and Eddy Jay

Nov 2, 7:30pm - Nov 2, 10:30pm

The Oval Tavern, Croydon
131 Oval Road
Croydon,  CR0 6BR Map

Will and Eddy bring music from their explosive new album, "Ignite" to the Oval Tavern. You'll be amazed at their energy, virtuosity, and their percussive (without a percussionist!) sound. Whether gypsy jazz numbers, Balkan tunes with 7 beats in a bar, or straightforward traditional tunes, prepare to be astounded!

"One of the most breath-taking live acts I've ever witnessed," according to Tom Robinson of BBC Radio 6 Music.

Will has been awarded Spiral Earth Magazine Musician Of The Year 2015, FATEA Instrumentalist of the Year 2013 & 2014,and been nominated three-times for BBC Radio 2 Folk Musician Of The Year.

He has performed with musicians as diverse as Martin Simpson,
Concerto Caledonia, Michelle Burke and Guy Chambers. His own projects include Haddo, Walsh and Pound and The Will Pound Band.

Eddy Jay performed in the stage musical version of Noel Coward's Brief Encounter' (Kneehigh theatre) which toured US theatres including Studio 56 on Broadway (NY)

He has performed with Cathal Coughlan and Tina May, and also devised his own shows of Prokofiev's 'Peter and the Wolf' and a musical biography of Edith Piaf.

Check out tickets for this, and other great gigs at The Oval Tavern, at www.wegottickets.com/theukulele .

Thanks for Folk Radio UK for the image.
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Will Pound and Eddy Jay

Will Pound and Eddy Jay

Nov 2, 7:30pm - Nov 2, 10:30pm

The Oval Tavern, Croydon
131 Oval Road
Croydon,  CR0 6BR Map

Will and Eddy bring music from their explosive new album, "Ignite" to the Oval Tavern. You'll be amazed at their energy, virtuosity, and their percussive (without a percussionist!) sound. Whether gypsy jazz numbers, Balkan tunes with 7 beats in a bar, or straightforward traditional tunes, prepare to be astounded!

"One of the most breath-taking live acts I've ever witnessed," according to Tom Robinson of BBC Radio 6 Music.

Will has been awarded Spiral Earth Magazine Musician Of The Year 2015, FATEA Instrumentalist of the Year 2013 & 2014,and been nominated three-times for BBC Radio 2 Folk Musician Of The Year.

He has performed with musicians as diverse as Martin Simpson,
Concerto Caledonia, Michelle Burke and Guy Chambers. His own projects include Haddo, Walsh and Pound and The Will Pound Band.

Eddy Jay performed in the stage musical version of Noel Coward's Brief Encounter' (Kneehigh theatre) which toured US theatres including Studio 56 on Broadway (NY)

He has performed with Cathal Coughlan and Tina May, and also devised his own shows of Prokofiev's 'Peter and the Wolf' and a musical biography of Edith Piaf.

Check out tickets for this, and other great gigs at The Oval Tavern, at www.wegottickets.com/theukulele .

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The Errol Linton Band

The Errol Linton Band

Nov 2, 8:30pm - Nov 2, 11:30pm

Hideaway Streatham
2 Empire Mews, Stanthorpe Road
London,  SW16 2BF Map

Blending Chicago blues with the influences of his Jamaican heritage into an inspiring and intoxicating mix for this album launch special.
‘Britain, once a blues powerhouse, has several fascinating new talents. Most notable is Errol Linton’ Sunday Times

‘ A gifted bluesman…refreshingly free of clichés’ Independent On Sunday

‘A voice that can be surprisingly sweet or get close to the sound of a young Muddy Waters …a timeless feel’ R2

Errol Linton

“A good friend sold me a harmonica one day, started blowing on it, never stopped, the harp lead me to the blues, not the other way ’round.”

In 1991 a chance meeting with John Walters, BBC Radio 2 producer led to radio session on the Andy Kershaw Show and in 1993 Errol was featured along side Big Bill Broonzy in BBC 2’s Arena documentary (Rhythms of the World) called Two Generations of the Blues.

1995 saw Errol touring Spain and the UK with Henry Gray, piano player for 14 years in the mighty Howlin’ Wolf. Linton’s band have opened the show for Screaming Jay Hawkins, Bo Diddley, Dr John and Blind Boys of Alabama.

Linton released his first album Vibin’ It (Ruby Records) in 1998. Across the UK BBC Radio DJs Charlie Gillett, Paul Jones, John Peel and Andy Kershaw all played the album. He toured the full length of the UK and Ireland, playing festivals, clubs and pubs. Promoters in Germany, France and Spain all booked the band. They were the first UK artists to perform at Park Tower Blues Festival in Japan, on the same stage as the soulful Howard Tate and even jamming with the late great Clarence ‘Gate Mouth ‘Brown.
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London Mozart Players at Royal Holloway

London Mozart Players at Royal Holloway

Nov 3, 7:30pm - Nov 3, 9:30pm

Windsor Building, RHUL
Egham,  TW20 0 Map

After a successful last season, the exciting partnership with the London Mozart Players continues with a trailblazing side-by-side performance at Royal Holloway. Featuring the music of Haydn and Rossini, Royal Holloway has the rare opportunity of working alongside experts in the field. Our Director of Orchestras Rebecca Miller and Royal Holloway Chamber Orchestra present an evening featuring Rossini’s treasured Overture to William Tell and showcasing a College Concerto Competition Winner, Amelia Hale, in Glazunov’s rhapsodic Saxophone Concerto in E flat major.

Ticket prices are £12.50 (standard) and £10.00 (concessions/over 60, Royal Holloway Alumni). Current Royal Holloway students and staff tickets are FREE. Children 16 and under are FREE. Non-Royal Holloway students are £5.00.

There are several ways that you can book tickets for any Concert Series event:

Book Online: Click on the link to pre-purchase your tickets online.
On the door: Limited amount of tickets can be purchased on the door. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to event start time to avoid disappointment.
Contact us: To reserve a ticket in advance or for any further queries, please contact concerts@royalholloway.ac.uk.

Season Tickets apply to this event.

Car parking

When you arrive for a College event at our Egham campus, please park in car parks 12 or 4.

Car park 12 can be accessed by turning right as you enter the main College gates and is located next to the tennis courts. If this car park is full, please drive further onto our campus to car park 4, which can be accessed by turning left at the mini-roundabout behind the Students’ Union. If you find both of these car parks full, we have a further large car park 14, which can be used by event guests and is located across the A30 on our North Campus, accessed via Harvest Road. You can see each of our car parks on the map opposite. We would advise that you bring the College map to campus with you and give yourself plenty of time to park.

Blue Badge holders can find designated parking spaces in Car park 1W, as well as between Gardeners Lodge and the Williams Annexe. You can find these locations by looking at our campus map opposite. If you require any assistance on arrival, please contact our premises team in advance of your visit by emailing: premisesadmin@royalholloway.ac.uk and they will be happy to help.

Please note that we operate an Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) system on certain parts of our campus, however if you are here for an organised event, parking is unrestricted for event guests in car parks 12, 4 or 14 (or display your blue badge permit if parking in a disabled bay). If you have any questions about parking, please email: premisesadmin@royalholloway.ac.uk
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Top Stand up Comedy with Michael Fabbri

Top Stand up Comedy with Michael Fabbri

Nov 3, 8:00pm - Nov 3, 10:30pm

Hideaway Streatham
2 Empire Mews, Stanthorpe Road
London,  SW16 2BF Map

Top night of stand up comedy with MICHAEL FABBRI, ADAM BLOOM & CAROLINE MABEY (MC) plus funny guests!

Michael Fabbri
Michael Fabbri quickly stamped his mark on the UK circuit appearing in the 2003 final of Channel 4’s So You Think You’re Funny? and rapidly earned a reputation as one of the most promising up and coming comedians on the circuit. A reputation that he is living up to, regularly performing for the best clubs in the country.
With a dark and honest approach to some of life’s more touchy subjects Fabbri manages to effortlessly slip between some harsh, controversial topics to light-hearted silliness to make for a refreshingly eclectic and brilliantly funny act.

“Exceptionally funny…extremely sharp…hugely enjoyable” The Scotsman
“Startlingly insightful” The Guardian
“Hilarious, Clever, sick and completely unrepeatable” BBC Online
“One of the best up-and-coming acts around” Chortle
“Intelligence in spades…consummate idiot savant” The List

Adam Bloom

Adam Bloom was 18 months old when his parents nicknamed him The Voice. When he was 10, he told them he was going to be a comedian. By the age of 23, he was.
Two years later, he appeared on the BBC TV's The Stand Up Show, had starred alongside Red Dwarf's Norman Lovett in Asylum and featured in a six part comedy drama on the Paramount Comedy Channel.
In 1997 he performed stand-up slots on The Comedy Network (Paramount Channel) All Over The Shop (BBC TV), and Live At Jongleurs 2 and 4 (UK Gold). He also appeared on Ch5's Bring Me The Head Of Light Entertainment.
Adam performed his first sell-out solo show at the 1996 Edinburgh Festival, quickly followed by the simply titled Adam Bloom Show in 1997. In July 1998 Adam appeared at the Montreal Comedy Festival, performing his routine as part of the Bitcom Show, and followed this with a return to Edinburgh. 1998 rates as one of Adam's most successful Edinburgh Festival to date, as not only was he one of the comics featured on Edinburgh or Bust for Ch4, but he also won the Polygram Punter Comedy Award' for his show!
No stranger to awards during this year. Adam also won the Time Out Award for Best Stand-up.
1998 saw TV appearances in shows such as BBC TV's The Stand-up Show, on UK Play, as Berk a maniac TV presenter on The Young Persons Guide to Becoming a Rock Star, he appeared on Stop The World (BBC) and was a guest on The Jack Docherty Show on Ch5.

' Adam Bloom is set to one of the faces to watch out for' - The Scotsman
'A dazzling funny and original performer' - Melody Maker
'No puns, no ersatz nostalgia, Just Adam-Bloomness' - The Independent
‘He brought the house down with a barnstorming set, which made the audience laugh like familiar friends.’ - William Cook-The Guardian

Caroline Mabey as MC

The slightly deranged offspring of a menage a trois between Vic Reeves, Harry Hill and Floella Benjamin” – Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard
“Fabulous off the wall lines… will endure in the memory long after you’ve forgotten every word from the big-name stand-ups.” – Steve Bennett, Chortle
“Kooky, quirky and delicious” – Time Out

TV and Radio:
'The One Show’ BBC1
'Funny Business' BBC2
'The Culture Show' BBC2
'Noble and Silver: getOffme' Channel 4
'The Graham Penthouse Show' Resonance FM (as Helen Heels and other characters)

“An absolute delight to watch. Fantastically ditzy and spectacularly absurd… A joy to behold.” -The Skinny
“Highly Recommended”-Times Festivals
“Brilliantly Funny… Wonderfully silly… Genuinely inspired” -Fringe Guru
“Real comedy bite… silly, poignant and twisted gaggery" - The Scotsman
“Bloody Brilliant"- Three Weeks

*Comedy line up subject to change.
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Carroll Thompson

Carroll Thompson

Nov 3, 9:00pm - Nov 3, 11:30pm

Hideaway Streatham
2 Empire Mews, Stanthorpe Road
London,  SW16 2BF Map

Join the sweetest, most soulful voice in British reggae as "The Queen of Lovers Rock" Carroll Thompson returns to Hideaway, celebrating the musical genre she has made her own and performing her iconic hits 'Hopelessly in Love', 'I'm So Sorry' and more.

Carroll Thompson burst on the scene in 1982, straight from the gospel traditions of her grandmother’s home, with the million-selling self-penned debut album 'Hopelessly In Love', which stayed in the UK reggae charts for an amazing and record-breaking two and a half years – spending much of that time securely at Number One.

The album become one of those rare, rare things - a true soundtrack for its generation and it resounded with a young audience with romance on its mind – in the bedroom and on the dancefloor - going on to score Number One single after Number One single with ‘I’m So Sorry’, ‘Yesterday’ and ‘Simply In Love’.

She won two GLR Reggae Awards in 1982, for Best Female Performer and Best Song (for 'Hopelessly In Love'). In 1983, she won further awards, again winning Best Female Performer at the GLR awards. She also recorded duets with Sugar Minott ('Make It With You') and Trevor Walters ('Love Won't Let Us Wait'), as well as continuing with regular solo reggae chart hits.
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Family Art Fun Day // Draw Over, See Through!

Family Art Fun Day // Draw Over, See Through!

Nov 4, 5:00am - Nov 4, 7:00am

Turf Projects
Lower Level Trinity Court, 46-47, Whitgift Centre
London,  CR0 1UW Map

4 November, 12-2pm // FREE & open to all

Make your mark on see-through surfaces that you’d never usually draw on!

In this artist-led workshop, you’ll use transparent materials like plastic and glass to explore buildings, people and objects around you, drawing shapes and patterns on top of what you can see.

Take home see-through artworks you can peep through, hide under, and layer up.

This workshop is most suitable for ages 5+, but all are welcome to come and have a go.

Spaces in our workshops are limited and in high demand, so make sure to book a free ticket in advance at the link above. Tickets become available on the 14th October, and are booked per child with accompanying adult included.
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Sunday Lunch - The Jive Aces

Sunday Lunch - The Jive Aces

Nov 4, 12:00pm - Nov 4, 4:30pm

Hideaway Streatham
2 Empire Mews, Stanthorpe Road
London,  SW16 2BF Map

The UK’s number one jump jive outfit return for another swinging Sunday Lunch bringing with them their high energy stage show!

UNDER 16s admitted FREE - Please let us know how many children will be attending in the Comments Box section of the booking form.

"Opening up with The Jive Aces, the energy level quickly soars through the roof as the band starts stomping with some infectious, high-speed swing music that parallels the energy of 50s rock 'n' roll with all the silk and glamour of '40s swing. Truly modern, and making no claims otherwise, the band seems to be on a caffeine high as they shoot and dance around the notes with such clarity. I’ll give it an A." In Music We Trust - CD review

“Jive Aces rocked us, literally. If they were playing at any event they would raise the roof with their quirky banana suits and energetic moves.” Dean “Midas” Maynard - Huffington Post

The Jive Aces

Britain’s Got Talent stars, The Jive Aces, are the UK’s No.1 Jive & Swing band. Renowned for their high energy Jump Jive music and spectacular stage show, they famously put a grumpy Simon Cowell in a good mood.

The band features songs made famous by greats such as Louis Prima, Bobby Darin, Cab Calloway, Dean Martin, Louis Armstrong and Sammy Davis Jr, as well as some superb originals. This extremely in-demand sextet has worked with John Travolta, Van Morrison, The Proclaimers, Chick Corea, Keely Smith and even Status Quo and have performed for HM The Queen and HRH Prince Philip.

Having become the first ever band to reach the semi finals of Britain's Got Talent in 2012 following up with a performance for Her Majesty The Queen as part of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations and performances for both the Olympic and Paralympic celebrations, The Jive Aces have truly established themselves as the UK's top Jive & Swing band.

Together for over a decade, this extremely popular six piece group have performed at thousands of festivals, theatres and events throughout the UK, Europe and USA, as well as Japan, Israel, South Africa, Morrocco and the Caribbean, 30 countries in all. The Jive Aces are renowned for their high energy Jump Jive music (the exciting sound where Swing meets Rock ‘n Roll) and spectacular stage show.

They combine a mixture of fresh arrangements of swing/Jive/R&B classics - songs made famous by such greats as Louis Prima, Cab Calloway, Bobby Darin, Louis Armstrong, Dean Martin, Big Joe Turner and Sammy Davis Jnr - along with a selection of superb swinging originals taken from their studio albums.

The Jive Aces have worked with many of the top names in the business, including John Travolta, Status Quo, Isaac Hayes, Van Morrison, Count Basie Orchestra, Keely Smith, Priscilla Presley, Buddy Greco, Kirstie Allie, Kenny Ball, Chuck Berry, Tony Christie and Lee Evans to name just a few.

With their high energy music, bright stage suits, wild stage show, irresistible humor and sheer professionalism, the Jive Aces will quickly get any audience on their feet - or dancing in their seat! Each and every show is guaranteed to go with a swing!
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JF Warlingham Community Fireworks

JF Warlingham Community Fireworks

Nov 4, 2:00pm - Nov 4, 9:00pm

John fisher sports and social club
Rear of 192 Limsfield Road
Warlingham,  CR6 9RD Map

Warlingham Communuty fireworks Hosted by John Fisher returns for the 4th year. This now well estabished event brings the best in local family entertainment and of course an amazing fireworks display.

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ENDPAPERS READING GROUP // Homunculus

ENDPAPERS READING GROUP // Homunculus

Nov 4, 3:00pm - Nov 4, 4:30pm

Turf Projects
Lower Level Trinity Court, 46-47, Whitgift Centre Whitgift Shopping Centre
Croydon,  CR0 1UQ Map

4 NOVEMBER 3-4:30PM // AT TURF // FREE & OPEN TO ALL WITH FREE REFRESHMENTS

Join us for Turf’s reading group discussing unexpected and unusual texts inspired by our current exhibition.

The book to accompany ‘Peaks & Troughs‘ will be ‘Homunculus’ (Volume 1) by Hideo Yamamoto. Chosen by exhibition artist Saelia Aparicio, manga artist Yamamoto’s eerie psychological thriller exposes the hidden inauthenticities of our realities.

It’s free to join us and take part in the discussions! Free refreshments will also be available.
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Warlingham Community Fireworks Display

Warlingham Community Fireworks Display

Nov 4, 5:00pm - Nov 4, 9:00pm

John Fisher FC
Warlingham,  CR6 9 Map

Warlinghams original, biggest and best family fireworks display. Refreshed and even better for 2017. Bigger display, bigger fair and more entertainment!

40 interested
Darien Dean

Darien Dean

Nov 4, 7:00pm - Nov 4, 11:30pm

Hideaway Streatham
2 Empire Mews, Stanthorpe Road
London,  SW16 2BF Map

A Hideaway debut for New York's nu-soul man, Darien Dean. With his latest album, 'Departures' riding high in the UK Soul Charts and extensive radio play on Mi-Soul, Solar Radio and JazzFM the soul scene is beginning to feel the full force of this amazing talent.

The full extent of that talent can be measured by a noteworthy list of collaborators on this latest album, including the incomparable songstress Avery*Sunshine (on the instant classic ‘Someone is You’), as well as production helmed by multi-platinum hit-maker Herb Middleton (Mary J. Blige and Usher) and studio veteran Shawn Hibbler (Kindred the Family Soul, Darius Rucker).

Most notably, Dean backs up his talent by showcasing the great storytelling-soul traditions that have influenced his music.

“Darien, an independent singer, songwriter and producer, has evoked the brilliance of original soul music of decades past.” Soul Interviews

“The next soul man: Darien’s debut album, ‘If These Walls Could Talk’, is about to make him an artist of huge importance to Soul Fans.” Echoes Magazine

“Through his mastery of words, he paints the most beautiful, uplifting and honest moments.” Soulchoonz

Winner “New Artist of the Year” Soultracks.com

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Croydon Uke Jam

Croydon Uke Jam

Nov 5, 7:30pm - Nov 5, 10:30pm

The Green Dragon
60 High Street
Croydon,  CR0 1 Map

All abilities welcome, from experts to beginners. FREE ukulele jam in the upstairs bar at the Green Dragon, High Street, Croydon, usually on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month. It is very informal, just play of sing what you can. We guarantee that everyone will be able to play along with something within a few minutes! Just turn up on the night. We do sometimes take a break over summer or Christmas, so do check our website for precise details. You can look at some songs in advance by clicking through to the scribd.com page from here too. www.ukulele.magix.net... See MoreSee Less

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BOGOF - A Comedy Double Bill

BOGOF - A Comedy Double Bill

Nov 8, 8:00pm - Nov 11, 10:00pm

The Spread Eagle Pub & Theatre
39-41 Katherine Street
Croydon,  CR0 1NX Map

BOGOF is a dark comedy double bill by Walter Wykes.

"The Spotted Man"
Poor Eugene is cursed with a strange disease that may signal the end of the human race.

"The Worker"
A young woman fashions a fake child to help her cope with the boredom she endures each day while her workaholic husband is away at work. However, her boredom quickly comes to an abrupt end when her husband returns home one evening.

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Any Swing Goes

Any Swing Goes

Nov 9, 7:00pm - Nov 9, 10:30pm

Hideaway Streatham
2 Empire Mews, Stanthorpe Road
London,  SW16 2BF Map

Hideaway welcomes Any Swing Goes - a fabulous eighteen piece big band orchestra for a top evening of jazz swing!

This eighteen piece big band celebrates its anniversary with a trademark performance of classics from the 1930s and ‘40s by George Gershwin, Cole Porter and Glenn Miller, through to the later styles of jazz swing made famous by Duke Ellington and Count Basie. Plus big band vocal arrangements originally made great by the likes of Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra.

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Oval Tunes

Oval Tunes

Nov 9, 7:30pm - Nov 9, 10:00pm

The Oval Tavern, Croydon
131 Oval Road
Croydon,  CR0 6BR Map

Last one of the year. See you in January 2018.
Come along to join in with some traditional tunes and songs. Bring an instrument, or just your voice. All levels of experience welcome. Tunes led by Jon and Dan from Homebrood. Songs led by Carol. Some dots available online in advance at www.ukulele.magix.net and click through to Oval Tunes.

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Oval Tunes

Oval Tunes

Nov 9, 7:30pm - Nov 9, 10:00pm

The Oval Tavern, Croydon
131 Oval Road
Croydon,  CR0 6BR Map

Last one of the year. See you in January 2018.
Come along to join in with some traditional tunes and songs. Bring an instrument, or just your voice. All levels of experience welcome. Tunes led by Jon and Dan from Homebrood. Songs led by Carol. Some dots available online in advance at www.ukulele.magix.net and click through to Oval Tunes.

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Black Sheep Weekender - Day 1 of 3 - Metal Night!

Black Sheep Weekender - Day 1 of 3 - Metal Night!

Nov 9, 9:00pm - Nov 10, 4:00am

Bad Apple
3-7 Park Street
Croydon,  CR0 1YD Map

Kicking of our Black Sheep Bar Weekender at it sister club Bad Apple Croydon. We have the one and only DJ SAXBY! bringing the riffs, emphatic beats and massive sound! with his ROCK, METAL & NU METAl SET!

#FACEPAINTING by our one and only Nissred (Serena Rousseau) - 'Don't forget to tip your artist'

Put the date in your diary and book it off work!
You know you have to. #NOEXCUSSES

Doors 9pm

More details to be announced... SHARE with your Black Sheep Crews lets make this an EPIC WEEKENDER 2017! - THURSDAY 9th // FRIDAY 10th // SATURDAY 11th NOVEMBER 2017! #blacksheepmatters #badapplecroydon
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IDMC Gospel Choir - London Jazz Festival 2016

IDMC Gospel Choir - London Jazz Festival 2016

Nov 10, 7:00pm - Nov 10, 10:30pm

Croydon Minster
Croydon,  CR0 1 Map

MOBO nominated gospel choir, IDMC will perform at in the stunning gothic setting of Croydon Minster as part of London Jazz Festival 2017. This hometown show for the choir, that has toured with Michael Jackson and sung for Pavarotti on his birthday, will explore the influence of gospel music on jazz and include excerpts of the jazz opera ‘Porgy and Bess’.

Under the musical directorship of its founder, John Fisher, the IDMC Choir has been wowing audiences in the UK and across Europe for nearly 25 years, picking up praise and critical acclaim wherever they play (and becoming the first choir to ever secure a MOBO nomination in 2013).

Now this great choir, with full live band, comes to London Jazz Festival 2017, bringing their joyous cocktail of syncopated beats, infectious grooves and mellow ballads.
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Top Stand up Comedy with Stefano Paolini and guests

Top Stand up Comedy with Stefano Paolini and guests

Nov 10, 8:00pm - Nov 10, 10:30pm

Hideaway Jazz Club
2 Empire Mews
London,  SW16 2BF Map

Top Stand up Comedy with headline comedians STEFANO PAOLINI, ERICH MCELROY & RYAN MCDONNELL (MC) plus funny guests!

Stefano Paolini
“The best voice merchant on the circuit is Paolini, who has done some TV but is destined for far wider exposure" Evening Standard 2003.

Since receiving the runner-up accolade in Channel 4's So You Think You're Funny Award 2001 and in BBC's New Comedy Award 2002, Stefano has had a constant stream of TV and radio work, which he manages to juggle with gigging 4/5 nights a week.

On radio he has appeared as a special guest on DEAD RINGERS (BBC Radio 4). He voiced a variety of characters in the DREEM TEEM XMAS PANTO (BBC Radio 1 - two specials) and on TALK RADIO he appeared in five episodes of DO YOU LOOK LIKE HIM OR WHAT, which he also wrote. He has guested on LOOSE ENDS (BBC Radio 4), THE JO WHILEY SHOW (BBC Radio 1), LBC and BBC London . More recently he featured in THE PROBLEM WITH ADAM BLOOM (BBC Radio 4), SPANKING NEW (BBC Radio 7) and THE MILK RUN for BBC Radio 1. He is currently developing his own series 'BRITALIANS' for BBC Radio 4.

Stefano is a popular face on the UK comedy circuit and recently performed in Croatia and Singapore. He also speaks fluent Italian and recently performed his whole show in Italy, in Italian. He can also mimic a variety of animal and musical sounds, including a wicked beat box!

"A remarkable repertoire of voices and sounds" - The Stage
“ACE…….an obvious star" - ***** The Scotsman

Erich McElroy
Erich is a stand-up comedian and writer. Originally from Seattle, he moved to the UK in 2000 and in 2007 collected his British passport.
His latest show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, (US) Electile Dysfunction, received numerous four and five star reviews and was a hit with audiences.
Erich is a regular on the comedy circuit appearing at top clubs in the UK and in Europe. Erich has appeared on BBC Breakfast, Newsnight, Sky News and Five News. He has been heard talking comedy and politics on BBC 5 Live, BBC Surrey, BBC Berkshire and regularly on TalkRadio.

“This is political stand-up at its best.” BroadwayBaby
“Brilliant observation.” Chortle
“An American by birth, but British at heart.” ThreeWeeks
“Well worth it, even if you’re not in the least bit political.” Edinburgh Evening News
“A box worth ticking.” Metro
“Smart, sharp, endearing comic.” The List

Ryan McDonnell as MC
Belfast boy Ryan McDonnell is no stranger to laughs in his home town and is currently building up quite a reputation for himself on the UK comedy circuit. Ryan interjects a sharp wit and Irish charm in his observation of everyday life. Sometimes bizarre, often dark he’ll guide you on a unique journey through the world as he sees it.

2010 saw Ryan make his debut at the Edinburgh Comedy Festival in the prestigious Pleasance Courtyard from which critics at Three Weeks acclaimed his stand-up as “Apollo quality live comedy”.

Ryan was a runner up in the 2009 Amused Moose Laugh Off final in Edinburgh and a 2008 Magners Comedy Awards finalist. Other notable events have included Bloom Festival On Tour at Camden’s Koko in front of over a thousand people and playing to a packed and loving crowd in the Electric Picnic's ladies toilets. Venturing to the Edinburgh Festival in 2008 and 2009 he headlined various Fringe events. Constantly refining his art, Ryan is definitely one comedian you should not miss.

“Apollo quality live comedy” Three Weeks
“Candid and incisive brand of comedy” The Irish Post

*Line up subject to change.
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Pee Wee Ellis Presents Cold Sweat, 50 Years of Funk

Pee Wee Ellis Presents Cold Sweat, 50 Years of Funk

Nov 10, 9:00pm - Nov 10, 11:30pm

Hideaway Streatham
2 Empire Mews, Stanthorpe Road
London,  SW16 2BF Map

Sax legend and former James Brown band leader heads this funky party to celebrate the 50th anniversary of ‘Cold Sweat’, the song he co-wrote with the Godfather of Soul, that went on to change the face of music and be hailed as THE BIRTH OF FUNK!

Written and recorded in May1967 by Ellis and Brown, ‘Cold Sweat’ is widely regarded as a watershed moment in popular music, topping the Billboard R&B charts and reshaping contemporary music for decades to come.

Pivotal in the birth of funk, musically hugely influential and sampled by the hip-hop generation (Public Enemy, Roni Size, Ultramagnetic MCs and more), if one song deserves a 50th birthday party, then that song is ‘COLD SWEAT’!

Pee Wee’s remarkable story spans six decades, starting in the 50s when he took himself and his sax off to New York City to find his heroes Miles Davis, Theolonious Monk and the great Sonny Rollins. A promising career leading jazz bands in Florida took an unexpected turn in the 1965 when he joined James Brown’s Sensational Revue, playing alto sax.

Within six months he was bandleader/musical director and was co-writing with James Brown, including ‘Cold Sweat’ and many of JB’s hits for the next four years.

By 1970, Pee Wee was producing and directing for the likes of Brother Jack McDuff, Esther Phillips and George Benson and in 1979 he caught the ear of Van Morrison and began a spell as Van’s MD arranging the horns on albums such as ‘Into the Music’ and ‘Common One’

Special guest, “Sweet” Charles Sherell played bass on some of James Brown's most famous recordings of the late 1960s, including "Say It Loud - I'm Black and I'm Proud", "Mother Popcorn", and "Give It Up or Turnit a Loose".

A talented vocalist in his own right, Sherell’s solo career includes his debut album, ‘Sweet Charles: For Sweet People’, featuring the hit ‘Yes It’s You’.
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Black Sheep Weekender - Day 2 of 3 - INDIE Night!

Black Sheep Weekender - Day 2 of 3 - INDIE Night!

Nov 10, 9:00pm - Nov 11, 4:00am

Bad Apple
3-7 Park Street
Croydon,  CR0 1YD Map

WTF! OUR FRIDAY INDIE NIGHT with CHEAP SHEEP DEALS! - We have bought back this popular Black Sheep Night for the 2nd Night of our Black Sheep Bar Weekender at its sister club Bad Apple Croydon. We have the one and only DJ ZOE URCHIN with her INDIE SET!
From Bloc Party to Pvris, The Killers to Blink 182, 30 seconds to mars to Kasabian you name them!

Put the date in your diary and book it off work!
You know you have to. #NOEXCUSSES

Doors 9pm - CHEAP SHEEP BAR DEALS TBC!

More details to be announced... SHARE with your Black Sheep Crews lets make this an EPIC WEEKENDER 2017! - THURSDAY 9th // FRIDAY 10th // SATURDAY 11th NOVEMBER 2017! #blacksheepmatters #badapplecroydon
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Croydon Bach Choir - Come and Sing Elgars The Kingdom

Croydon Bach Choir - Come and Sing Elgar's "The Kingdom"

Nov 11, 10:00am - Nov 11, 6:00pm

St Matthew Croydon
1 Chichester Road
Croydon,  CR0 5NQ Map

Come and join the Croydon Bach Choir to learn and perform Elgar's "The Kingdom". This is a full day's workshop starting at 10.00 am with an early evening performance at 5.00 pm. The venue is St Matthew Croydon which is easily accessible by bus and from East Croydon Station. No previous experience necessary, but participants should have the ability to follow a score. Tickets for participants, which includes score hire, are £18.00 (free of charge for full-time students). Tickets for the evening performance are £5.00 each. The day will be great fun - our MD Tim Horton is charismatic and inspirational, and there will be plenty of tea, coffee and cake. Do bring your own packed lunch. For any queries contact Linda Volti at events@croydonbachchoir.org or on 020 8467 9467. Please register online using this link www.croydonbachchoir.org/events/come-and-sing-the-kingdom-info... See MoreSee Less

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Pee Wee Ellis Presents Cold Sweat, 50 Years of Funk

Pee Wee Ellis Presents Cold Sweat, 50 Years of Funk

Nov 11, 9:00pm - Nov 11, 11:30pm

Hideaway Streatham
2 Empire Mews, Stanthorpe Road
London,  SW16 2BF Map

Sax legend and former James Brown band leader heads this funky party to celebrate the 50th anniversary of ‘Cold Sweat’, the song he co-wrote with the Godfather of Soul, that went on to change the face of music and be hailed as THE BIRTH OF FUNK!

Written and recorded in May1967 by Ellis and Brown, ‘Cold Sweat’ is widely regarded as a watershed moment in popular music, topping the Billboard R&B charts and reshaping contemporary music for decades to come.

Pivotal in the birth of funk, musically hugely influential and sampled by the hip-hop generation (Public Enemy, Roni Size, Ultramagnetic MCs and more), if one song deserves a 50th birthday party, then that song is ‘COLD SWEAT’!

Pee Wee’s remarkable story spans six decades, starting in the 50s when he took himself and his sax off to New York City to find his heroes Miles Davis, Theolonious Monk and the great Sonny Rollins. A promising career leading jazz bands in Florida took an unexpected turn in the 1965 when he joined James Brown’s Sensational Revue, playing alto sax.

Within six months he was bandleader/musical director and was co-writing with James Brown, including ‘Cold Sweat’ and many of JB’s hits for the next four years.

By 1970, Pee Wee was producing and directing for the likes of Brother Jack McDuff, Esther Phillips and George Benson and in 1979 he caught the ear of Van Morrison and began a spell as Van’s MD arranging the horns on albums such as ‘Into the Music’ and ‘Common One’

Special guest, “Sweet” Charles Sherell played bass on some of James Brown's most famous recordings of the late 1960s, including "Say It Loud - I'm Black and I'm Proud", "Mother Popcorn", and "Give It Up or Turnit a Loose".

A talented vocalist in his own right, Sherell’s solo career includes his debut album, ‘Sweet Charles: For Sweet People’, featuring the hit ‘Yes It’s You’.
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Sunday Lunch - The Swing Commanders

Sunday Lunch - The Swing Commanders

Nov 12, 12:00pm - Nov 12, 4:30pm

Hideaway Streatham
2 Empire Mews, Stanthorpe Road
London,  SW16 2BF Map

Packed with energy and serving up 1940s classics, boogie-woogie, Western swing and ‘50s jump jazz, these five musicians rock on stage, leading the party from the front with their instrument swapping virtuosity. Part of EFG London Jazz Festival 2017.

The Swing Commanders take well crafted songs from the thirties to the fifties, from American Songbook classics to Western Swing and Novelty songs, and overlay them with lush vocal harmonies and hot solos. The rhythms, varying from ballads to jive to quicksteps always get the dance floor moving!

The band members have a wealth of musical experience, from bar room to classical concert hall, as well as an understanding of dance and theatre. This results in a stage show that is technically precise and wildly entertaining.

Line Up: Peter Riley (Vocals, Bass, Harmonica), Siena Lloyd (Vocals, Saxophone, Clarinet, Piano, Accordian, Bass), Daisy Thurkettle (Vocals, Violin, Bass, Piano), Stuart Smith (Vocals, Drums), Dan Smith (Vocals, Guitar, Steel Guitar)
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The Dream Factory

The Dream Factory

Nov 12, 1:00pm - Nov 14, 4:30pm

Theatre Utopia
1 Matthews Yard, off Surrey Street Market
Croydon,  CR0 1FF Map

FREE THEATRE!

Following a sell-out preview run, 'The Dream Factory' returns for an autumn/winter tour.

Following the story of a young girl who has lost her ability to dream, we embark on a magical adventure to find out where dreams are made, what they look like... and even what they smell like!

Funded by Croydon Council and Arts Council England, House of Stray Cats is delighted to present this new, sensory puppet show for curious children and dreamers of all ages. With breath-taking puppetry, enchanting storytelling and an exquisite musical score, we invite you to join us and immerse yourselves in our dream world. In a land where anything is possible, no imagination is too big for our dream factory... not even yours.

This is a FREE EVENT for everyone but please do reserve your tickets in advance through:

www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-dream-factory-tickets-37357764078?aff=es2


SHOW DATES & TIMES:

Sunday 12th November - 1pm & 3:30pm
Monday 13th November - 10:30am & 1:30pm
Tuesday 14th November - 1:30pm & 4:30pm

Show time approx 50 minutes.


REVIEWS:

‘The Dream Factory is a superb debut show – full of magic and surprise. The children watching were completely enchanted. I wouldn’t hesitate to book this show in the future.’ - Samantha Lane, Artistic Director, Little Angel Theatre

‘Clever and stunningly executed puppetry.’ - Remote Goat

‘Stunning - an hour of escapism that leaves you feeling warm inside.’ - Curious Mum
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Live & Unplugged: November 2017

Live & Unplugged: November 2017

Nov 12, 6:45pm - Nov 12, 8:45pm

Caffe Nero, East Croydon
93 George Street
Croydon,  CR0 1 Map

TLive & Unplugged is an evening of acoustic music, spoken word, inspiration & socialising all in a loving atmosphere. It takes place in the beautiful surroundings of Caffe Nero East Croydon.

Tickets are £4 in advance and on sale on Sunday 22nd October.

WE CAN'T SELL TICKETS ON THE DOOR ANYMORE

Taster Video:
bit.ly/2kTiYIH

Audio:
www.liveandunpluggedevents.com/audio

#liveandunpluggedcroydon

Find out more: www.liveandunpluggedevents.com

Supported by Rhema Church London: www.rhema.co.uk/
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Janette Masons - Red Alert

Janette Mason's - Red Alert

Nov 13, 7:00pm - Nov 13, 11:00pm

Hideaway Streatham
2 Empire Mews, Stanthorpe Road
London,  SW16 2BF Map

Hideaway’s resident Musical Director has just signed her explosive new trio, Red Alert, to Dot Time Records. We are delighted to be presenting her CD launch as part of the London Jazz Festival.

Red Alert - contemporary jazz fuelled by interesting time scapes, strong grooves and a cinematic texture. Janette’s influences are wide-ranging and eclectic, from Dave Brubeck to David Bowie and Herbie Hancock to Goldfrapp. Featuring Jack Pollitt on drums and Tom Mason on bass.

“For all her familiarity with the commercial mainstream, Mason can't do anything obvious or unhip” John Fordham The Guardian

As an arranger, producer and performer Janette has a formidable track record. She toured extensively throughout the 90s with artists like Oasis, Pulp and Robert Wyatt and has proven to be a consummate musician and a standout talent in Jazz, Pop and World Music.

Her compositions can be heard on numerous TV programs and Films including the score for the award-winning film Ruby Blue starring Bob Hoskins. Her music has been described as similar to EST and The Bad Plus.
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Music Time for 0-2yr olds

Music Time for 0-2yr olds

Nov 16, 11:00am - Nov 16, 1:00pm

The Oval Tavern, Croydon
131 Oval Road
Croydon,  CR0 6BR Map

Live music and fun for children aged 0-2yrs old.
Entry by suggested £5 donation
Music starts at 11am and then sensory and fun play from about 12noon.
The venue is offered for free to me to use so purchases of food and drink are very welcome.

1 interested
Music Time for 0-2yr olds

Music Time for 0-2yr olds

Nov 16, 11:00am - Nov 16, 1:00pm

The Oval Tavern, Croydon
131 Oval Road
Croydon,  CR0 6BR Map

Live music and fun for children aged 0-2yrs old.
Entry by suggested £5 donation
Music starts at 11am and then sensory and fun play from about 12noon.
The venue is offered for free to me to use so purchases of food and drink are very welcome.

3 interested  ·  2 going
Exhibition - A journey in Brutalism

Exhibition - A journey in Brutalism

Nov 16, 6:00pm - Nov 16, 9:00pm

RISEgallery
7-9 St George's Walk
Croydon,  CR0 1YH Map

RISEgallery presents an exhibition celebrating the past, the future and translation of brutalism - More details to follow

I'm not against architecture per se, I'm just against bad architecture - Johnathon Meades

1 interested
The Floacist, Maisha and Triforce plus DJ Dave Koor

The Floacist, Maisha and Triforce plus DJ Dave Koor

Nov 16, 7:00pm - Nov 16, 11:00pm

Stanley Halls
12 South Norwood Hill
London,  SE25 6 Map

Part of London Jazz Festival 2017. Seven-time Grammy nominee The Floacist curates and headlines a special evening at Stanley Halls (South Norwood Hill, SE25) celebrating the on-going cultural explosion in South London that has witnessed the emergence of some of the most exciting young British jazz talent for many years. Joining Floacist on the line-up are Maisha, Triforce and DJ Dave Koor (Albert’s Favourites).

Natalie ‘Floacist’ Stewart is the founding member of the ground breaking seven-time Grammy nominated, platinum selling, UK International Neo-Soul sensation Floetry. Returning to her South London roots with her unique blend of poetry and song, this will be a night not to be missed.

Live music and pure vibrations. It's Floetic!

Maisha fuse a range of diverse influences to create a sound that has been lighting up parties and jazz clubs all over London. A live act not to be missed, and with an album in the works, 2017 is shaping up to be a strong year for this six piece band.

Channeling the lineage of spiritual jazz, taking inspiration from Pharoah Sanders, Alice Coltrane and Idris Mohammad, Maisha fuse their jazz influences with West African and Afro-beat rhythms, courtesy of bandleader Jake Long(2016 Yamaha Jazz Scholar) and percussionist Tim Doyle. Twm Dylan keeps the groove alive on double bass, Shirley Tetteh kills it on rhythm and lead guitar, Amané Suganami brings the heat on keys and Nubya Garcia delivers sax hooks that replay in your head for days.

With an average age of nineteen, TriForce is a jazz-infused, hip-hop, neo soul band featuring Dominic Canning, Ricco Komolafe and Benjamin Appiah who came together on their first year at Middlesex University - finding their common interest in the music of Thundercat, J Dilla, and Funky Knuckles. Guitarist, Mansur Brown, completes the line up for this band that has already made a name for themselves on the London alternative jazz scene and been signed to the Jazz Re:Freshed artist development programme.

Plus special DJ set from Dave Koor, founder of the Albert’s Favourites label (Hector Plimmer, The Expansions, Scrimshire, Jonny Drop, Modified Man and Deoke).
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Love, Lola (Croydon Run)

Love, Lola (Croydon Run)

Nov 16, 7:30pm - Nov 26, 5:00pm

Theatre Utopia
1 Matthews Yard, off Surrey Street Market
Croydon,  CR0 1FF Map

Love, Lola is a full-length theatrical production premiering this November at Theatre Utopia, 1 Matthews Yard, Croydon, CR0 1FF.

❤️ SHOW DATES:
Thursday, 16th November @ 7:30pm
Friday, 17th November @ 7:30 pm - 48/48 Seats Available
Saturday, 18th November @ 7:30 pm - 48/48 Seats Available
Sunday, 19th November @ 2:00 pm - 48/48 Seats Available
NEW** Thursday, 23rd November @ 7:30pm - 46/48 Seats Available
NEW** Friday, 24th November @ 7:30pm - 48/48 Seats Available
NEW** Saturday, 25th November @ 7:30pm - 47/48 Seats Available
NEW** Sunday, 26th November @ 2:00pm - 46/48 Seats Available

🌟 Tickets cost £8 ADULTS and £6 CONCESSIONS ON THURSDAY.

🌟 Tickets cost £10 ADULTS and £8 CONCESSIONS on FRIDAY, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY.

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SYNOPSIS: Lola Rouge is an aspiring actress dealing with the burden of student loans. Her entire life seems to be a juggling act between university, work, family and seemingly unwanted attention from her fellow classmate, Sebastian.

Then she meets Joanna: a sophisticated, charismatic and wealthy politician. Sparks fly between them, and eventually Joanna makes a proposition which will change Lola’s life forever…

… ever heard of Sugar Babies?

Suddenly Lola’s life becomes a dream. But this world of indulgence has a price tag. As she spends more time with Joanna, Lola realises that politicians and actors are not so different: they’re all professional liars.

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The play is a glamorous and electric exploration of what happens when love is confronted with desire. Love, Lola will challenge your expectations of people, make you think twice about fame and fortune AND have you craving a little bit of sugar in your life...

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❤️ Written and Directed by: Francessca Charlemagne
❤️ Produced and Choreographed by: Megan McManus
❤️ Costume Design by: Monica Pereira
❤️ Photography by: Denny Baysarov
❤️ Cinematography by: George Gray
❤️ Filming by: Lili Hemi
❤️ Edited by: Samuel Turner

CAST:
❤️ Lola: Lauren Leppard
❤️ Joanna: Rebecca Lewis
❤️ Sebastian: Alan Hall
❤️ Sheri: Sophie Pâris
❤️ Zachary: Arsentiy Novak
❤️ Michael: Colm Molloy
❤️ Margot: Camille Steens

ALSO STARRING:
❤️ Romane Bokkerink
❤️ Shaun Harper
❤️ Shannon Assaf
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Johnny Britt Presents Marvin Meets Miles

Johnny Britt Presents Marvin Meets Miles

Nov 17, 7:00pm - Nov 17, 11:30pm

Hideaway Streatham
2 Empire Mews, Stanthorpe Road
London,  SW16 2BF Map

A soulful interpretation of an imagined collaboration between two musical giants, just what would have happened if Marvin Gaye and Miles Davis had ever teamed up? The answer lies in this album launch special as part of London Jazz Festival.

Louisville born Johnny Britt is a vocalist with range that lingers in that soft, buttery high tenor range regularly occupied by Marvin Gaye as well as being a world-renowned trumpeter greatly influenced by the less is more ethos of Miles Davis.

The fact that Britt sings and plays the trumpet explains why he would want to make the tribute album ‘Marvin Meets Miles’ in which his Harmon muted trumpet provides the second “voice” to nine tunes from the Marvin Gaye songbook.

Britt is a singer, songwriter, producer, trumpeter, arranger and composer. Eagle-eyed modern soul connoisseurs will recognise his name for the work he did with rare-groove outfit, Impromp2. Session-wise and live, he's worked with a cross genre selection of stars including Josh Groban, David Bowie, Jennifer Lopez, The Temptations, Maxwell, Peabo Bryson, Quincy Jones, Luther Vandross, Dionne Warwick, Kashif, Norman Connors and The Winans and at the moment he's the music producer for the hit TV show 'America Sings'.
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The Pendle Witch

The Pendle Witch

Nov 17, 7:30pm - Nov 17, 10:00pm

The Spread Eagle Pub & Theatre
39-41 Katherine Street
Croydon,  CR0 1NX Map

1636. Lancaster Castle - The Witches' Tower. You are imprisoned, awaiting trial, crammed into a cell with a solitary woman who has been here for years. She tells you the story that lead to her being imprisoned, beginning at a Witchcraft Trial, twenty-four years previously.

But she was not the accused witch. In 1612, she was nine, and she was a witness for the prosecution against the Witches Of Pendle, including her own brother, sister, and mother. In this story, the infamous Jennet Device herself tells her version of the events which lead to the hanging of ten people - impossible, had it not been for Jennet's testimony - and her how fortunes fared since then.

Parental advisory: not suitable for children under the age of 12.
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Top Stand up Comedy with Steve Gribbin

Top Stand up Comedy with Steve Gribbin

Nov 17, 8:00pm - Nov 17, 10:30pm

Hideaway Streatham
2 Empire Mews, Stanthorpe Road
London,  SW16 2BF Map

A top night of stand up comedy with STEVE GRIBBIN, DAVE GREEN AND GRAINNE MAGUIRE (MC) plus funny guests!

Steve Gribbin
Steve Gribbin is a diminutive guitar-wielding satirist from Liverpool whose scabrous comedy songs and off the wall observations have made him one of the firm favourites of the comedy circuit.

Steve's original comedy songs combine razor sharp lyrics with tunes that put their foot in the door of your mind and refuse to leave. Firmly based in rock 'n' roll and refusing to pull no punches, these are not the 'oh so witty' ditties of penguin-suited plink plonk piano playing posh gobs. They are that rarity - comedy songs which are actually funny.

For nine years Steve was the smaller one in the dynamic comedy duo Skint Video, stalwart's of the Edinburgh Festival, appearing on countless television programmes such as Saturday Live, radio such as The Mary Whitehouse Experience, and their own show in 1992/3 Songlines (BBC Radio 1). Skint Video went their different ways in 1993, since when Steve has been storming across the UK and Ireland as a solo artiste.

"A highly refreshing and original comic with a gift for sharp observations and up-to-the-minute political asides... With more energy than a friendly Tasmanian devil, this affable and animated comedian tells jokes, plays the guitar and sings lyrics."- The Scotsman

Dave Green
Dave Green has been doing stand-up comedy since 2011. Since then his surreal one liners and deadpan delivery have fast proved popular with audiences and promoters alike. In 2013 he won the wild card vote in the BBC New Comedy Award securing him a place in the semi final which was broadcast on BBC Radio 2. In 2014 he was nominated by a panel of industry professionals to take part in the Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year. He is also a finalist in the Leicester Square New Comedian 2012 and is the winner of the Comedy Knights Fresh Comedian 2014.

“Fantastically original gags” - Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke
“Could be a contender to follow in the footsteps of Milton Jones”. - Steve Bennett, Chortle
Highly watchable deadpan style – What’s on London
“Quietly and cleverly subversive” – James Punnett, The Bearcat


Grainne Maguire as MC
"Highly promising, has a big future ahead of her" - Time Out.
“An engaging and natural performer with has deep reserves of excitable energy...enjoyably bizarre" -Chortle
“Nice observations…can employ understatement with the dry mastery of a Father Ted script" - Chortle
“Popular with audiences and comedians alike…excellent set... inspired and extremely funny” - Inside Comedy
“Surreal Irish charm” - 7 magazine Brighton
Featured in The Stand "Best of Irish" and "Pick of the Fringe Showcase" Edinburgh 2008 and star of Edinburgh hit "The Cheese and Pineapple Club 2008
"Kooky and gauche ****" The List
"Charming..delights the audience..gets big laughs ****"BroadwayBaby
“Inspired moments…fun and well observed..talent on the way up" Fringe Report
"Novel and ingenious" One 4 Review
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Avery Sunshine

Avery Sunshine

Nov 18, 9:00pm - Nov 18, 11:30pm

Hideaway Streatham
2 Empire Mews, Stanthorpe Road
London,  SW16 2BF Map

Sensational soul/jazz vocals from Avery Sunshine as she launches her new album “Twenty Sixty Four” at Hideaway as part of the EFG London Jazz Festival 2017.
Have you been to the church of Avery Sunshine? With her ability to delivery stunning soulful sensibility, the possessor of thunderous, gospel-bred vocals and the ability to craft self-penned heart-to-heart content, this singer-songwriter can’t help spilling the truth in her music. She knows the best route sometimes is the direct one. No detours. So listeners won’t have to “get on her level” - she’s already on theirs!

“Avery’s talent is zeppelin-sized, her vocals so rich and listenable…” The Express

“A radiant brand of soul delivered from the gut with a joyful smile…” The Washington Post
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Sunday Lunch - Diz and The Doormen

Sunday Lunch - Diz and The Doormen

Nov 19, 12:00pm - Nov 19, 4:30pm

Hideaway Streatham
2 Empire Mews, Stanthorpe Road
London,  SW16 2BF Map

Diz "Honey Bear" Watson is one of the British greats when it comes to barrelhouse piano and New Orleans boogie. Credited by Ben Waters as an early influence and heralded by some of the finest New Orleans’ musicians of all time, Diz continues to delight audiences across the world as he launched his latest album, ‘Diz-Connected’ last Autumn and marks the 35th anniversary of the acclaimed ‘Bluecoat Man’ album released on ACE records in 1981.

UNDER 16s admitted FREE - Please let us know how many children will be attending in the Comments Box section of the booking form.

"Diz is great, you can't fool him. He really can play that piano" Dr John

"Diz is one of the rockiest piano players in the world." Lee Allen

Diz and the Doormen, capture the spirit of the Crescent City, influenced by Doctor John, Professor Longhair, Huey "Piano" Smith, Amos Milburn and James Booker as well as the more expansive palettes of Tom Waits and Ibrahim Abdullah.

Diz was born in Port Elizabeth, South Africa in l948, and at the age of 12 the family moved back to Yorkshire, England. Diz formed a friendship with the legendary "Champion" Jack Dupree, who had settled in Halifax a town not far away - "Jack really inspired me to the more prehistoric rolling sound of the piano and also the way to phrase the blues poetry".

After a spell in the Merchant Navy, Diz found himself playing in a variety of bands before forming his own combo - the "Commissionaires" (on account of the uniforms they wore "donated" by a head porter at a London hotel), soon to become ‘Diz and the Doormen’.

This line-up soon had a cult following packing rock-a-billies, punks, purists and ska-heads into their gigs across town. The release of ‘Bluecoat Man’ (featuring American giants Lee Allen and Walter Kimble) built on their fanbase. And with critical acclaim for the album, the band toured with Chas 'n' Dave, opened for Madness and backed up Dr John on the Nighttripper Tour (culminating in the Glastonbury Festival).

Further releases on ACE records followed with ‘Rhumbalero’ in 1984 and ‘Tonky Honk’ featuring special guest Big Jay McNeely in 2009.
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Croydon Uke Jam

Croydon Uke Jam

Nov 19, 7:30pm - Nov 19, 10:00pm

The Green Dragon
60 High Street
Croydon,  CR0 1 Map

All abilities welcome, from experts to beginners. FREE ukulele jam in the upstairs bar at the Green Dragon, High Street, Croydon, usually on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month. It is very informal, just play of sing what you can. We guarantee that everyone will be able to play along with something within a few minutes! Just turn up on the night. We do sometimes take a break over summer or Christmas, so do check our website for precise details. You can look at some songs in advance by clicking through to the scribd.com page from here too. www.ukulele.magix.net... See MoreSee Less

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Avery Sunshine

Avery Sunshine

Nov 19, 8:30pm - Nov 19, 11:30pm

Hideaway Streatham
2 Empire Mews, Stanthorpe Road
London,  SW16 2BF Map

Sensational soul/jazz vocals from Avery Sunshine as she launches her new album “Twenty Sixty Four” at Hideaway as part of the EFG London Jazz Festival 2017.
Have you been to the church of Avery Sunshine? With her ability to delivery stunning soulful sensibility, the possessor of thunderous, gospel-bred vocals and the ability to craft self-penned heart-to-heart content, this singer-songwriter can’t help spilling the truth in her music. She knows the best route sometimes is the direct one. No detours. So listeners won’t have to “get on her level” - she’s already on theirs!

“Avery’s talent is zeppelin-sized, her vocals so rich and listenable…” The Express

“A radiant brand of soul delivered from the gut with a joyful smile…” The Washington Post
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The BRIT School Key Stage 4 Open Evening 2017

The BRIT School Key Stage 4 Open Evening 2017

Nov 22, 5:30pm - Nov 22, 8:30pm

The BRIT School for Performing Arts & Technology
60 The Crescent
Croydon,  CR0 2HN Map

Original & Ambitious, Professional & Responsible, Accessible & FREE.

Join us at our Key Stage 4 Open Evening for a chance to get a real feel for the School by talking to staff and current students. There will be presentations from our Senior Leadership Team, course leaders and an opportunity for a guided tour by our current students to visit the course you are interested in.

PLEASE NOTE: Only prospective students need to register their information - guests can attend without registering. We would advise that you allow two hours for your visit to get the full BRIT School experience.

Subjects available at Key Stage 4:
Dance
Film & Media Production
Interactive Digital Design
Music
Musical Theatre
Theatre
Visual Arts & Design


For more information please visit our website: www.brit.croydon.sch.uk
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Mudibu and The Jezebel Sextet - 50th anniversary of OTIS Redding

Mudibu and The Jezebel Sextet - 50th anniversary of OTIS Redding

Nov 24, 7:00pm - Nov 24, 11:00pm

Hideaway Streatham
2 Empire Mews, Stanthorpe Road
London,  SW16 2BF Map

Mudibu and The Jezebel Sextet return to Hideaway to present the world’s funkiest celebration of the legendary SOUL MAN, Mister Otis Redding. Originally commissioned by Saint Paul Soul Jazz Festival (France) and subsequently touring across Europe, this year's show pairs the vocal talent of Burundian singer songwriter Mudibu with the authentic Stax sound of Hammond and horns from The Jezebel Sextet. The result is a truly uplifting show that is steeped in raw soul and hard 1960s funk, guaranteed to get you on the good foot.

'The Jezebel Sextet shine with their majestic horn section' – Emrys Baird, Blues & Soul

'Pure dynamite! these guys are one of the best funk soul bands in the world!' – DJ Healer Selecta

'Cool, slinky, and tight in all the right places' - Craig Charles Funk and Soul Show, BBC 6Music

'Pure unadulterated, funky soulful music born out of sheer love' - Rev Chunky

Mudibu​

Burundian singer songwriter Mudibu grew up with a heartfelt love of 1960s soul and RnB and voice to match. He's performed all over Europe and Africa his album Inzatsa (Fireflies) was released by Akazi records in 2015.

Jezebel Sextet

With over 10 years' experience on the live circuit, The Jezebel Sextet has toured with singers Sir Joe Quarterman, Rev Chunky, and Randa and the Soul Kingdom, played all over Europe, been broadcast on BBC 6 music, and appeared twice on London’s LBC radio. They appear on Freestyle Records’ Fresh Out The Box compilation and released their debut album Lift It Up in 2012 produced by Leigh Gracie.
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Mudibu and The Jezebel Sextet - 50th anniversary of OTIS Redding

Mudibu and The Jezebel Sextet - 50th anniversary of OTIS Redding

Nov 25, 7:00pm - Nov 25, 10:00pm

Hideaway Streatham
2 Empire Mews, Stanthorpe Road
London,  SW16 2BF Map

Mudibu and The Jezebel Sextet return to Hideaway to present the world’s funkiest celebration of the legendary SOUL MAN, Mister Otis Redding. Originally commissioned by Saint Paul Soul Jazz Festival (France) and subsequently touring across Europe, this year's show pairs the vocal talent of Burundian singer songwriter Mudibu with the authentic Stax sound of Hammond and horns from The Jezebel Sextet. The result is a truly uplifting show that is steeped in raw soul and hard 1960s funk, guaranteed to get you on the good foot.

'The Jezebel Sextet shine with their majestic horn section' – Emrys Baird, Blues & Soul

'Pure dynamite! these guys are one of the best funk soul bands in the world!' – DJ Healer Selecta

'Cool, slinky, and tight in all the right places' - Craig Charles Funk and Soul Show, BBC 6Music

'Pure unadulterated, funky soulful music born out of sheer love' - Rev Chunky

Mudibu​

Burundian singer songwriter Mudibu grew up with a heartfelt love of 1960s soul and RnB and voice to match. He's performed all over Europe and Africa his album Inzatsa (Fireflies) was released by Akazi records in 2015.

Jezebel Sextet

With over 10 years' experience on the live circuit, The Jezebel Sextet has toured with singers Sir Joe Quarterman, Rev Chunky, and Randa and the Soul Kingdom, played all over Europe, been broadcast on BBC 6 music, and appeared twice on London’s LBC radio. They appear on Freestyle Records’ Fresh Out The Box compilation and released their debut album Lift It Up in 2012 produced by Leigh Gracie.
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Sunday Lunch - The Red Stripe Band

Sunday Lunch - The Red Stripe Band

Nov 26, 12:00pm - Nov 26, 4:30pm

Hideaway Streatham
2 Empire Mews, Stanthorpe Road
London,  SW16 2BF Map

The Red Stripe Band are back to stomp their boogie woogie rhythms on the Hideaway stage, filling the venue with infectious energy through on- and offstage antics!

"Red Stripe's immediate rapport with the audience and quirky humour makes this show unmissable." - Stephen Fry

UNDER 16s admitted FREE!

"We major on having a good time with our music and giving everyone who has come to see the show the same good time!" Red Stripe (aka Neil Drinkwater) formed the band over 20 years ago and their colourful career has seen their latest original CD "Soho Surprise" top at number 10 in the London Jazz Charts and their songs used on Radio and TV alike including by Pizza Giant Papa Johns in the USA. They have played at every Jazz and Blues festival in the UK and picked up best newcomer at Montreux Jazz Festival in 2010. They have performed for the Royal Families of no less than five countries and have shared stages with Sting, Madonna, Van Morrison, Eddi Reader and Chris Barber. Expect to be entertained with both original songs and boogie woogie, swing and rock n roll classics.
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Music Time for 0-2yr olds

Music Time for 0-2yr olds

Nov 30, 11:00am - Nov 30, 1:00pm

The Oval Tavern, Croydon
131 Oval Road
Croydon,  CR0 6BR Map

Live music and fun for children aged 0-2yrs old.
Entry by suggested £5 donation
Music starts at 11am and then sensory and fun play from about 12noon.
The venue is offered for free to me to use so purchases of food and drink are very welcome.

3 interested  ·  1 going
A Christmas Carol: A Folk Opera

A Christmas Carol: A Folk Opera

Nov 30, 7:30pm - Nov 30, 9:30pm

The Spread Eagle Pub & Theatre
39-41 Katherine Street
Croydon,  CR0 1NX Map

GreenMatthews bring you a brand-new retelling of the most thrilling Yuletide adventure of them all – Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”.

First published in 1843, the story is credited with reinventing and reinvigorating the British Christmas and has been loved by every generation since. Using new lyrics and traditional English folk tunes, GreenMatthews (with special guest Jude Rees of Pilgrims’s Way) use a bewitching blend of voices and instruments to create a musical retelling of this seasonal favourite.
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World Aids Day Charity Fundraiser

World Aids Day Charity Fundraiser

Dec 1, 6:00pm - Dec 1, 11:59pm

Braithwaite Halls
Croydon,  CR9 1ET Map

It's World Aids Day on Friday 1st December 2017. This is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate those who have died.

World AIDS Day is important because it reminds the public and Government that HIV has not gone away – there is still a vital need to raise money, increase awareness, fight prejudice and improve education.

We will be holding a Charity Fundraiser with cabaret, raffle prizes, food, drink, entertainment and music. Make sure you save the date! further details coming soon, watch this space!
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Omar

Omar

Dec 1, 9:00pm - Dec 1, 11:30pm

Hideaway Streatham
2 Empire Mews, Stanthorpe Road
London,  SW16 2BF Map

UK's no.1 King of Soul OMAR returns with his own solo show at Hideaway for two nights! Performing his well-known hits as well as new fresh songs from his new album 'Love In Beats'.

"When I grow up, I wanna be like Omar" Stevie Wonder

"Still ...one of the best voices I've ever heard" Erykah Badu
Stevie Wonder, Angie Stone, Syreeta Wright, Common, Estelle, Incognito's Bluey Maunick, Erykah Badu, Carleen Anderson, Caron Wheeler, Leon Ware, India Arie, Lamont Dozier, Zed Bias, Pino Palladino, Roger Sanchez, Guru & Jazzmatazz, Maddslinky, Kele le Roc, Mario Biondi...all these people have one thing in common - all are admirers of, and past collaborators with the truly unique, gifted, original artist... British soul pioneer Omar (Omar Lyefook - MBE)

The musical history is renowned - the Lyefook family has musical talent embedded deep in it's DNA. Omars' father Byron worked as a studio musician and drummer with Bob Marley, Horace Andy and even The Rolling Stones. Samia Lye-Fook (Omar's sister) is a highly regarded vocalist in her own right, and a BRIT School alumni. Omars' younger brother, the Grammy winning producer, remixer and DJ professionally known as Scratch Professer has been making jaws drop since, as a 13 year old, stunning the crowd at the 1988 DMC UK Finals with his turntablist skills - and of course - lets not forgot their big brother....Omar.

Following on from 2013's album The Man, his first for London based independent label Freestyle Records, 2017 sees his new long player further cement his enviable reputation, as did receiving his MBE for services to music at Buckingham Place, and featuring in Javon Princes' comedy series on BBC2 television. Love In Beats is Omars' 8th studio album and may just be the most eclectic & varied to date.

His new album Love In Beats released on Freestyle Records, incorporates soul, Caribbean rhythms, an undercurrent of funk, with touches of zouk, a jazzy waltz, spoken word and also features collaborations with US soul legend Leon Ware, Blue Note pianist Robert Glasper, rapper Ty, Guadeloupe born singer Jean-Michele Rotin, and Uk soultress Natasha Watts, The Floacist and Mayra Andrade, the Cape Verdean born singer who lives and records in Paris.
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Omar

Omar

Dec 2, 9:00pm - Dec 2, 11:30pm

Hideaway Streatham
2 Empire Mews, Stanthorpe Road
London,  SW16 2BF Map

UK's no.1 King of Soul OMAR returns with his own solo show at Hideaway for two nights! Performing his well-known hits as well as new fresh songs from his new album 'Love In Beats'.

"When I grow up, I wanna be like Omar" Stevie Wonder

"Still ...one of the best voices I've ever heard" Erykah Badu
Stevie Wonder, Angie Stone, Syreeta Wright, Common, Estelle, Incognito's Bluey Maunick, Erykah Badu, Carleen Anderson, Caron Wheeler, Leon Ware, India Arie, Lamont Dozier, Zed Bias, Pino Palladino, Roger Sanchez, Guru & Jazzmatazz, Maddslinky, Kele le Roc, Mario Biondi...all these people have one thing in common - all are admirers of, and past collaborators with the truly unique, gifted, original artist... British soul pioneer Omar (Omar Lyefook - MBE)

The musical history is renowned - the Lyefook family has musical talent embedded deep in it's DNA. Omars' father Byron worked as a studio musician and drummer with Bob Marley, Horace Andy and even The Rolling Stones. Samia Lye-Fook (Omar's sister) is a highly regarded vocalist in her own right, and a BRIT School alumni. Omars' younger brother, the Grammy winning producer, remixer and DJ professionally known as Scratch Professer has been making jaws drop since, as a 13 year old, stunning the crowd at the 1988 DMC UK Finals with his turntablist skills - and of course - lets not forgot their big brother....Omar.

Following on from 2013's album The Man, his first for London based independent label Freestyle Records, 2017 sees his new long player further cement his enviable reputation, as did receiving his MBE for services to music at Buckingham Place, and featuring in Javon Princes' comedy series on BBC2 television. Love In Beats is Omars' 8th studio album and may just be the most eclectic & varied to date.

His new album Love In Beats released on Freestyle Records, incorporates soul, Caribbean rhythms, an undercurrent of funk, with touches of zouk, a jazzy waltz, spoken word and also features collaborations with US soul legend Leon Ware, Blue Note pianist Robert Glasper, rapper Ty, Guadeloupe born singer Jean-Michele Rotin, and Uk soultress Natasha Watts, The Floacist and Mayra Andrade, the Cape Verdean born singer who lives and records in Paris.
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Down For The Count

Down For The Count

Dec 3, 12:00pm - Dec 3, 4:30pm

Hideaway Streatham
2 Empire Mews, Stanthorpe Road
London,  SW16 2BF Map

Down For The Count Swing Orchestra are London’s hottest mini Big Band and vintage dance orchestra, and they return to Hideaway for another exhilarating family-friendly show. Join us for Sunday Lunch!

UNDER 16s admitted FREE - Please let us know how many children will be attending in the Comments Box section of the booking form.

The Down For The Count Swing Orchestra bring the sounds of the Swing Era back to life, performing tailor-made arrangements of big band classics that remain faithful to the original recordings and showcase the talented instrumentalists and vocalists in the band, whilst drawing on inspiration from the likes of Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Glenn Miller and Benny Goodman amongst others.

With their energetic performance packed with swing and joie de vivre, it’s no surprise that the band is a hit with dancers. The band has performed for Lindy hoppers and ballroom dancers at venues and festivals up and down the country, with performance credits including Twinwood Festival, The London Swing Festival and Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club.

Down For The Count are a hit in dance halls, concert halls, theatres and festivals, and their joyful performance and infectious rhythm never fails to get toes tapping and audiences dancing... so no need to feel guilty about following your Hideaway Sunday lunch with that cheeky dessert after all!
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Croydon Uke Jam

Croydon Uke Jam

Dec 3, 7:30pm - Dec 3, 10:00pm

The Green Dragon
60 High Street
Croydon,  CR0 1 Map

All abilities welcome, from experts to beginners. FREE ukulele jam in the upstairs bar at the Green Dragon, High Street, Croydon, usually on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month. It is very informal, just play of sing what you can. We guarantee that everyone will be able to play along with something within a few minutes! Just turn up on the night. We do sometimes take a break over summer or Christmas, so do check our website for precise details. You can look at some songs in advance by clicking through to the scribd.com page from here too. www.ukulele.magix.net... See MoreSee Less

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Howard Shelleys Piano Explored: Shostakovich

Howard Shelley's Piano Explored: Shostakovich

Dec 6, 1:05pm - Dec 6, 2:00pm

St John’s Smith Square
St John's Smith Square, Smith Square
London,  SW1P 3HA Map

London Mozart Players return to St John's Smith Square alongside Howard Shelley for their highly anticipated Piano Explored lunchtime series. In their Christmas special, the ensemble's Conductor Laureate unlocks the internal anguish and despair of the Russian composer in his Piano Concerto No. 2, a birthday gift of hope and freedom written for his son, and later the world, to enjoy.

‘The best lunch-break you’ve ever had.’ International Piano

Designed for everyone from city workers and resident Londoners to holiday-makers day-trippers, London Mozart Players’ Piano Explored is the perfect addition to your lunch-time. In one whistle-stop hour, pianist and conductor Howard Shelley takes you on an exciting deconstruction of some of classical music’s most recognised works for piano.

In LMP's 17/18 season, audiences will uncover the anguish of Shostakovich, reminisce on a classic love story that spiralled Schumann to global success, delve into the grandeur of Mendelssohn in an exclusive two-part mini-series, whisk through Saint-Saens’ rollercoaster-esque creative process and dive into the explosive mind of Grieg.
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Hideaway presents BOND

Hideaway presents BOND

Dec 7, 8:30pm - Dec 7, 11:30pm

Hideaway Streatham
2 Empire Mews, Stanthorpe Road
London,  SW16 2BF Map

It’s just not Christmas without a fix of BOND – expect some classy new jazz arrangements as iconic Bond themes are given a new twist by a stellar line up led by Hideaway Musical Director Janette Mason with the sublime vocals of David McAlmont and Natasha Watts.

Enjoy fresh arrangements of stylish masterpieces such as Diamonds are Forever, Goldfinger and Live and Let Die, shaken (but not stirred) into a cocktail of glitz, glamour and fabulous music. Martini cocktails served from our bar, tuxedos and cocktail dresses optional but preferred.

Line up: David McAlmont (Vocals) Natasha Watts (Vocals), Janette Mason (MD / Keys), Tom Mason (Bass), Davide Giovannini (Drums), Emlyn Francis (Guitar), Shanti Jayasinha (Trumpet), Richard Beesley (Saxophone), Martin Gladdish (Trombone)

David McAlmont (vocal)

Possibly one of the greatest singers this country has ever produced, having collaborated with everyone from Bond composer David Arnold to Michael Nyman, Paul Weller and most famously with Bernard Butler producing the classic hit single Yes. McAlmont's music is pure emotion, drawing unique, soulful portraits from his own life and philosophies, all beautifully framed by the finest soul.
Natasha Watts

Award-winning soul star and Cool Million collaborator, Natasha Watts returns to the stage from her solo show here in September. With three number one singles and a Soul Survivors award under her belt, Natasha has worked alongside Rob Hardt from Cool Million and Richard Earnshaw to complete her new album.

"Natasha’s voice, soft and reassuring yet capable of the bellowing power of Shirley Bassey” Mi Soul

2012 saw Natasha burst on to the soul scene with the Cool Million single, 'Show Me Off’, this was to be the start of Natasha & Rob Hardt working together on numerous projects, including her eponymous debut which made top ten lists across the country and received airplay on stations such as BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio Manchester, Solent and Jazz FM - where it was named album of the week.

Off the back of that wonderful album Natasha was chosen to support Soul Queen, Gladys Knight, on her UK Tour, earning rave reviews along the way.
Janette Mason (keys)

Even without knowing it, there’s a fair chance if you’ll have heard Janette’s special musical touch time and again - on many albums from Ian Shaw to Robert Wyatt, live in concert with Oasis plus her contributions to movie and TV soundtracks.

A talented composer and arranger, she was recently commissioned to write the score for feature film, The Calling, contributed four arrangements to Ian Shaw’s album, Drawn to all Things, and produced and arranged Lea DeLaria’s current Warner Brothers release, The Live Smoke Sessions, which made the Grammy ballot.

As a Jazz musician, she has been a seminal figure on the British Jazz scene for the last fifteen years, sharing the stage with Mornington Lockett, Julian Siegel and many more.
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Hideaway presents BOND

Hideaway presents BOND

Dec 8, 9:00pm - Dec 8, 11:30pm

Hideaway Streatham
2 Empire Mews, Stanthorpe Road
London,  SW16 2BF Map

It’s just not Christmas without a fix of BOND – expect some classy new jazz arrangements as iconic Bond themes are given a new twist by a stellar line up led by Hideaway Musical Director Janette Mason with the sublime vocals of David McAlmont and Natasha Watts.

Enjoy fresh arrangements of stylish masterpieces such as Diamonds are Forever, Goldfinger and Live and Let Die, shaken (but not stirred) into a cocktail of glitz, glamour and fabulous music. Martini cocktails served from our bar, tuxedos and cocktail dresses optional but preferred.

Line up: David McAlmont (Vocals) Natasha Watts (Vocals), Janette Mason (MD / Keys), Tom Mason (Bass), Davide Giovannini (Drums), Emlyn Francis (Guitar), Shanti Jayasinha (Trumpet), Richard Beesley (Saxophone), Martin Gladdish (Trombone)

David McAlmont

Possibly one of the greatest singers this country has ever produced, having collaborated with everyone from Bond composer David Arnold to Michael Nyman, Paul Weller and most famously with Bernard Butler producing the classic hit single Yes. McAlmont's music is pure emotion, drawing unique, soulful portraits from his own life and philosophies, all beautifully framed by the finest soul.

Natasha Watts

Award-winning soul star and Cool Million collaborator, Natasha Watts returns to the stage from her solo show here in September. With three number one singles and a Soul Survivors award under her belt, Natasha has worked alongside Rob Hardt from Cool Million and Richard Earnshaw to complete her new album.

"Natasha’s voice, soft and reassuring yet capable of the bellowing power of Shirley Bassey” Mi Soul

2012 saw Natasha burst on to the soul scene with the Cool Million single, 'Show Me Off’, this was to be the start of Natasha & Rob Hardt working together on numerous projects, including her eponymous debut which made top ten lists across the country and received airplay on stations such as BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio Manchester, Solent and Jazz FM - where it was named album of the week.

Off the back of that wonderful album Natasha was chosen to support Soul Queen, Gladys Knight, on her UK Tour, earning rave reviews along the way.

Janette Mason

Even without knowing it, there’s a fair chance if you’ll have heard Janette’s special musical touch time and again - on many albums from Ian Shaw to Robert Wyatt, live in concert with Oasis plus her contributions to movie and TV soundtracks.

A talented composer and arranger, she was recently commissioned to write the score for feature film, The Calling, contributed four arrangements to Ian Shaw’s album, Drawn to all Things, and produced and arranged Lea DeLaria’s current Warner Brothers release, The Live Smoke Sessions, which made the Grammy ballot.

As a Jazz musician, she has been a seminal figure on the British Jazz scene for the last fifteen years, sharing the stage with Mornington Lockett, Julian Siegel and many more.
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Hideaway presents BOND

Hideaway presents BOND

Dec 9, 9:00pm - Dec 9, 11:30pm

Hideaway Streatham
2 Empire Mews, Stanthorpe Road
London,  SW16 2BF Map

It’s just not Christmas without a fix of BOND – expect some classy new jazz arrangements as iconic Bond themes are given a new twist by a stellar line up led by Hideaway Musical Director Janette Mason with the sublime vocals of David McAlmont and Natasha Watts.

Enjoy fresh arrangements of stylish masterpieces such as Diamonds are Forever, Goldfinger and Live and Let Die, shaken (but not stirred) into a cocktail of glitz, glamour and fabulous music. Martini cocktails served from our bar, tuxedos and cocktail dresses optional but preferred.

Line up: David McAlmont (Vocals) Natasha Watts (Vocals), Janette Mason (MD / Keys), Tom Mason (Bass), Davide Giovannini (Drums), Emlyn Francis (Guitar), Shanti Jayasinha (Trumpet), Richard Beesley (Saxophone), Martin Gladdish (Trombone)

David McAlmont

Possibly one of the greatest singers this country has ever produced, having collaborated with everyone from Bond composer David Arnold to Michael Nyman, Paul Weller and most famously with Bernard Butler producing the classic hit single Yes. McAlmont's music is pure emotion, drawing unique, soulful portraits from his own life and philosophies, all beautifully framed by the finest soul.

Natasha Watts

Award-winning soul star and Cool Million collaborator, Natasha Watts returns to the stage from her solo show here in September. With three number one singles and a Soul Survivors award under her belt, Natasha has worked alongside Rob Hardt from Cool Million and Richard Earnshaw to complete her new album.

"Natasha’s voice, soft and reassuring yet capable of the bellowing power of Shirley Bassey” Mi Soul

2012 saw Natasha burst on to the soul scene with the Cool Million single, 'Show Me Off’, this was to be the start of Natasha & Rob Hardt working together on numerous projects, including her eponymous debut which made top ten lists across the country and received airplay on stations such as BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio Manchester, Solent and Jazz FM - where it was named album of the week.

Off the back of that wonderful album Natasha was chosen to support Soul Queen, Gladys Knight, on her UK Tour, earning rave reviews along the way.

Janette Mason

Even without knowing it, there’s a fair chance if you’ll have heard Janette’s special musical touch time and again - on many albums from Ian Shaw to Robert Wyatt, live in concert with Oasis plus her contributions to movie and TV soundtracks.

A talented composer and arranger, she was recently commissioned to write the score for feature film, The Calling, contributed four arrangements to Ian Shaw’s album, Drawn to all Things, and produced and arranged Lea DeLaria’s current Warner Brothers release, The Live Smoke Sessions, which made the Grammy ballot.

As a Jazz musician, she has been a seminal figure on the British Jazz scene for the last fifteen years, sharing the stage with Mornington Lockett, Julian Siegel and many more.
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Sunday Lunch with King Groovy and The Hornstars

Sunday Lunch with King Groovy and The Hornstars

Dec 10, 12:00pm - Dec 10, 4:30pm

Hideaway Streatham
2 Empire Mews, Stanthorpe Road
London,  SW16 2BF Map

King Groovy and the Hornstars nail the traditional big band format and use that great musical platform to serve up high-class jazz and swing…all with the King Groovy flair!

Led by MD Paul Goodrum, and playing together since 2005, King Groovy and the Hornstars have earned a reputation for their live blistering hot live sets of dynamic swing, jazz, Latin and funk. Plus special guest.

Belshazzars Feast

Belshazzar's Feast

Dec 12, 7:30pm - Dec 12, 11:00pm

The Oval Tavern, Croydon
131 Oval Road
Croydon,  CR0 6BR Map

Last year the Feastie Boys' festive concert sold out so we're having them for two nights in a row. Book early to avoid disappointment as we had to turn people away last year.

On tour with a Christmas-themed show that mixes traditional folk music, seasonal material, added to their usual touch of classical and jazz, with a bit of pop and music hall, all topped off with lashings of wry humour. Paul Sartin (of Bellowhead and Faustus) and Paul Hutchinson (of Hoover The Dog) together wow audiences across the UK with their eclectic and eccentric mix of tunes and between songs chat that always sends audiences home with smiles on their faces.
‘Their music is breathtaking and wickedly inventive and the between-tunes interchange as intelligent and hilarious as the music.’ Mike Harding, previously of BBC Radio 2 Folk Show


Support from local vocal group The Sine Nomine Singers.
Tickets are £12.50. Contact us to make arrangements if bringing anyone under 18.
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Belshazzars Feast

Belshazzar's Feast

Dec 12, 7:30pm - Dec 12, 11:00pm

The Oval Tavern, Croydon
131 Oval Road
Croydon,  CR0 6BR Map

Last year the Feastie Boys' festive concert sold out so we're having them for two nights in a row. Book early to avoid disappointment as we had to turn people away last year.

On tour with a Christmas-themed show that mixes traditional folk music, seasonal material, added to their usual touch of classical and jazz, with a bit of pop and music hall, all topped off with lashings of wry humour. Paul Sartin (of Bellowhead and Faustus) and Paul Hutchinson (of Hoover The Dog) together wow audiences across the UK with their eclectic and eccentric mix of tunes and between songs chat that always sends audiences home with smiles on their faces.
‘Their music is breathtaking and wickedly inventive and the between-tunes interchange as intelligent and hilarious as the music.’ Mike Harding, previously of BBC Radio 2 Folk Show


Support from local vocal group The Sine Nomine Singers.
Tickets are £12.50. Contact us to make arrangements if bringing anyone under 18.
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Belshazzars Feast Youngsters Matinee

Belshazzar's Feast Youngsters' Matinee

Dec 13, 2:00pm - Dec 13, 3:00pm

Stanley Halls
12 South Norwood Hill
London,  SE25 6 Map

Teachers! Bring along your musical kids (with their instruments and singing voices please!) to listen to and to join in with two of Britain's top musicians. Contact badgermusic@virginmedia.com for more information.

Belshazzars Feast

Belshazzar's Feast

Dec 13, 7:30pm - Dec 13, 11:00pm

The Oval Tavern, Croydon
131 Oval Road
Croydon,  CR0 6BR Map

Last year the Feastie Boys' festive concert sold out so we're having them for two nights in a row. Book early to avoid disappointment as we had to turn people away last year.

On tour with a Christmas-themed show that mixes traditional folk music, seasonal material, added to their usual touch of classical and jazz, with a bit of pop and music hall, all topped off with lashings of wry humour. Paul Sartin (of Bellowhead and Faustus) and Paul Hutchinson (of Hoover The Dog) together wow audiences across the UK with their eclectic and eccentric mix of tunes and between songs chat that always sends audiences home with smiles on their faces.
‘Their music is breathtaking and wickedly inventive and the between-tunes interchange as intelligent and hilarious as the music.’ Mike Harding, previously of BBC Radio 2 Folk Show


Support t.b.c.
Tickets are £12.50.
Contact us to make arrangements if bringing anyone under 18.
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Music Time for 0-2yr olds

Music Time for 0-2yr olds

Dec 14, 11:00am - Dec 14, 1:00pm

The Oval Tavern, Croydon
131 Oval Road
Croydon,  CR0 6BR Map

Live music and fun for children aged 0-2yrs old.
Entry by suggested £5 donation
Music starts at 11am and then sensory and fun play from about 12noon.
The venue is offered for free to me to use so purchases of food and drink are very welcome.

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Hideaway Christmas Show (Thursday)

Hideaway Christmas Show (Thursday)

Dec 14, 7:00pm - Dec 14, 11:00pm

Hideaway Streatham
2 Empire Mews, Stanthorpe Road
London,  SW16 2BF Map

The swinging little six piece band with a big punch, with top vocalists Lily Dior and Kevin Leo. Led by Hideaway's resident Musical Director, Janette Mason, will be swinging and grooving their way through some classic Christmas songs.
Lily Dior

Recognised as one of Australia’s finest singers, Lily Dior has shared the stage with a remarkable list of outstanding musicians from Australia and around the world and has performed at many of Australia's best venues including The Opera House Concert Hall, The State Theatre, Sydney Town Hall and The Domain. A finalist at The National Jazz Awards she is also an experienced radio personality and host of The Freedman Fellowship Jazz Awards.

The daughter of professional musicians who met and married in London, Lily spent her first five years touring the world with her parents who then settled in Australia. Returning to her roots in 2014, Lily is now a fixture on the London scene and an established performer at iconic jazz venues such as Ronnie Scott’s, The 606 Club and Pizza Express Soho.

Discovered by the late great Jackie Orszaczky as a teenager, performing a show she wrote and produced on the life of Billie Holiday, Lily became a seminal member of Sydney’s hottest Soul/Funk outfit, ‘The Godmothers’, wowing audiences with her electric stage presence and powerful voice.

“If you see only one local band this year, make sure you catch this shimmering and wonderful soul funk act” (Bruce Elder, SMH)
Kevin Leo

Kevin Leo is a soulful singer, song writer, producer, vocal coach, painter, poet, and musician. He has recorded 3 solo Albums, plus Singles and EPs on QUIRK SOUL RECORDS.

In his early years, Kevin has supported Dionne Warwick, Kool and The Gang, Joe Longthorne and Michael Barrymore. Kevin has a Royal command performance under his belt and is an Op Nox national heat winner. Having worked in the music industry for over 20 years, Kevin Leo is a recognised vocal and performance coach within the industry and has worked with artists such as Parade, Pixie Lott, Olly Murs, Jay Sean, Chico, Nero, Sugababes, Lemar, Terri Walker, Simon Webbe, Big Brovas, The Darkness, Kele Le Roc, Busted, McFly, The 411, Hard Fi, Another Level, Architects/NaNa, Hil St Soul, David Hasselhoff.

Over the past few years Kevin has been producing music and has worked closely with Imaani on her debut solo Album and is currently working on his 4th album.
Janette Mason - Musical Director & Piano

If there's an explosion of curly red hair buzzing around at the business end of our beautiful Yamaha grand piano, and a room bursting with musically induced grins, then you can be sure it's Janette Mason at the ivories.

Appointed as Hideaway's first Musical Director in 2012, Janette's talents as a producer, arranger and band leader have left a distinctive and extremely popular mark on Hideaway's in-house productions, a series of sell-out shows that include Showtime Presents Bond and Wall to Wall: Bowie.

Also a talented composer, her Trio's 2010 CD, Alien Left Hand, was nominated for a Parliamentary Jazz Award and her work also features on the soundtrack of award-winning independent film Ruby Blue, starring Bob Hoskins.

Her credits as an elite keyboard player include Oasis, Seal, Pulp and Robert Wyatt, as well as the cream of the UK's jazz talent including Clare Martin and Ian Shaw.
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Hideaway Christmas Show (Friday)

Hideaway Christmas Show (Friday)

Dec 15, 7:00pm - Dec 15, 11:30pm

Hideaway Streatham
2 Empire Mews, Stanthorpe Road
London,  SW16 2BF Map

The swinging little six piece band with a big punch, with top vocalists Lily Dior and Kevin Leo. Led by Hideaway's resident Musical Director, Janette Mason, will be swinging and grooving their way through some classic Christmas songs.
Lily Dior

Recognised as one of Australia’s finest singers, Lily Dior has shared the stage with a remarkable list of outstanding musicians from Australia and around the world and has performed at many of Australia's best venues including The Opera House Concert Hall, The State Theatre, Sydney Town Hall and The Domain. A finalist at The National Jazz Awards she is also an experienced radio personality and host of The Freedman Fellowship Jazz Awards.

The daughter of professional musicians who met and married in London, Lily spent her first five years touring the world with her parents who then settled in Australia. Returning to her roots in 2014, Lily is now a fixture on the London scene and an established performer at iconic jazz venues such as Ronnie Scott’s, The 606 Club and Pizza Express Soho.

Discovered by the late great Jackie Orszaczky as a teenager, performing a show she wrote and produced on the life of Billie Holiday, Lily became a seminal member of Sydney’s hottest Soul/Funk outfit, ‘The Godmothers’, wowing audiences with her electric stage presence and powerful voice.

“If you see only one local band this year, make sure you catch this shimmering and wonderful soul funk act” (Bruce Elder, SMH)
Kevin Leo

Kevin Leo is a soulful singer, song writer, producer, vocal coach, painter, poet, and musician. He has recorded 3 solo Albums, plus Singles and EPs on QUIRK SOUL RECORDS.

In his early years, Kevin has supported Dionne Warwick, Kool and The Gang, Joe Longthorne and Michael Barrymore. Kevin has a Royal command performance under his belt and is an Op Nox national heat winner. Having worked in the music industry for over 20 years, Kevin Leo is a recognised vocal and performance coach within the industry and has worked with artists such as Parade, Pixie Lott, Olly Murs, Jay Sean, Chico, Nero, Sugababes, Lemar, Terri Walker, Simon Webbe, Big Brovas, The Darkness, Kele Le Roc, Busted, McFly, The 411, Hard Fi, Another Level, Architects/NaNa, Hil St Soul, David Hasselhoff.

Over the past few years Kevin has been producing music and has worked closely with Imaani on her debut solo Album and is currently working on his 4th album.
Janette Mason (keys)

If there's an explosion of curly red hair buzzing around at the business end of our beautiful Yamaha grand piano, and a room bursting with musically induced grins, then you can be sure it's Janette Mason at the ivories.

Appointed as