FREE FILM FESTIVAL IN WEST NORWOOD
West Norwood is set to host to its first ever Free Film Festival from 25 March – 1 April 2017. Featuring cult classics, art house favourites and new releases, the volunteer-run festival takes place in an eclectic mix of venues with all screenings completely free to enter.
The opening night will see Marty McFly take over majestic local landmark St.Luke’s Church in a screening of eighties classic ‘Back to the Future’. Quirky museum the Clock Works, home to historic clocks from across the centuries, will play host to Christopher Nolan’s time-bending thriller ‘Memento’.
Critically-acclaimed 2016 hit ‘Paterson’, which features Adam Driver as a hardworking bus driver with a passion for poetry, will be shown at Parkhall Work Space, home to a community of local and creative businesses. The screening will be preceded by a spoken word event from Poetry Slabs, a movement dedicated to spreading poetry throughout the West Norwood area through installations and guerilla street poetry.
The Book and Record Bar will stay true to its roots with a showing of ‘Northern Soul’, the tale of two Lancashire teens and their discovery of American Soul dance culture during the sixties. This will be followed by a DJ night inspired by the film’s soundtrack, allowing viewers to indulge in spins, backdrops and high kicks to their hearts content.
The festival will also feature a 48-hour film competition where filmmakers, both aspiring and established, will be invited to create a short film inspired by the local area. Launching on the eve of the festival in Knowles of Norwood, entrants will be given a line of dialogue, a prop and a local location and challenged to create a short film within a 48-hour period. The shortlisted films will be screened in a gala on the closing night of the festival and judged by a panel including experts from the BFI and Picture House Cinemas.
“The high demand from the West Norwood community at our monthly Feast Film Night screenings prompted us to get a group together and create the festival,” said event organiser David Dent. “The debut festival follows the success of similar events nearby in Herne Hill, Streatham and Camberwell. We want to encourage both regular moviegoers and those, who for whatever reason, don’t get to film venues much, to join us.”
The Festival is proudly sponsored by one of West Norwood’s newest business arrivals, Bon Velo bicycles.
Find out more information or follow the festival on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram@WestNorwoodFFF (Source: Lambeth council’s Love Lambeth website)
PAXTON CENTRE ANERLEY HILL – MARCH EVENTS
Plenty to look forward to here at the centre in March.
First up is what is fast becoming a regular feature, our third weekend of the month live music night, this time with vintage vibes provided by Hannah Northedge and her jazz duo. The bar opens at 7pm, with beers from Gipsy Hill Brewery, wine, soft drinks and snacks also available in the form of our popular Paxton Platters.
Come see the Hannah Northedge Jazz duo on the 18th March!
Hannah Northedge Jazz Duo Tickets
There are several exciting one off workshops too this month, including the Paxton Pottery Family Funday this coming Sunday, Social media for small businesses on the 14th, and Write and Produce a Short Film on the 19th of this month.
Regular classes continue with the Adult Art Club on Saturdays at 10am, follow the link to see more and get in touch with Carlos the tutor, Kids Art Club just after at 1:30 and Live Life Drawing classes with the talented Martin Jessup on Thursday evenings (signup begins again on the 16th). This months Paxton Quiz is on the 24th, another evening event with a full bar and food, follow the link to register interest and come along to join in the fun and be in with a chance of winning the cash prize (or bag of crisps if you’re third)!
There are regular events, classes and exciting one-off workshops happening throughout March.
All change again for March, an amazing array of art and craft new this month in the centre.
All this and of course following the March Launch night, the centre is full to the seams with new prints, original artwork, photography, textiles and gifts (with a card for every occasion), we also operate a cafe with a full menu of locally sourced food from Comfort & Joy, delicious cakes from Simply Tay (both Crystal Palace Food Market favourites), sweet and savoury from Blackbird Bakery and aromatic coffee from Roasting Shed.
Finally, please remember, you can always drop us a line at the email address, or pop in just to Say Hello!
See you soon!
The Paxton Centre is a collective creative meeting space in Crystal Palace. We offer a place for artists, designers and makers to promote and sell their work in our shop and on our artist gallery wall space.
Our timetable of artist lead classes will offer a range of craft interest for adults, children and groups. The space is also available to hire to hold your community meeting, workshop or small event!
In our vibrant café you will find excellent food and of course coffee where you can sit and enjoy the view in our friendly space or take away!
Get in touch for more info.
52 Anerley Hill SE19 @thepaxtoncentre Call 020 8659 4701
(The following above is copied from the Paxton’s Facebook which mentions various links – for full links please go to the Paxton website / Facebook page – Thanks)
BRIDGE HOUSE THEATRE PENGE WEST
Upcoming Comedy and Theatre at the Bridge House Theatre.
Well, we are back and our Spring/Summer programme is shaping up nicely. We have some great theatre coming your way, we see the return of the Film Club and Stand Up Comedy is back too. Add to that some very special one-off events, Edinburgh Previews and the Penge Festival there are some very exciting times ahead with something for everyone.
To get you all in the mood in this newsletter find details on Into The Breach and our up coming Comedy Revenge Nights. Tickets are limited for all of our events so please book in advance.
A more detailed newsletter will follow in a couple of weeks.
Guy, Rob & Rachel
Sat 8 Apr 2017 – 7:30PM – INTO THE BREACH
George Crocker is keen to liven up his dull life so he decides to join the Village Drama Club. What happens then turns his world upside down.
Set during the Second World War this nostalgic, funny and moving story will appeal to all, from ten years and up. It is a vivid portrait of village life with all seventeen colourful characters played by one man.
“A delight, a lovely and very humorous play that fully merited the standing ovation.” Stratford Herald.
“Mark Carey shows amazing dexterity and comic skill in playing all 17 parts.” The Stage
Thu 6 Apr & Wed 10 May 2017 – 7:45PM – COMEDY REVENGE IN PENGE
Our very popular Comedy night returns to the Bridge House (after a short baby break for our amazing compere Dan Green).
The Line ups are still being confirmed but regulars know how amazing these evenings are so for those who trust and want to take advantage of Early Bird Savings – Book now !
For April – Limited Early Bird Price: £8.00 – book by 17th March.
For May – Limited Early Bird Price – £8.00 book by 16th April
The Bridge House Theatre is situated above the Bridge House pub 2 High Street Penge SE20 (corner with Anerley Park).8RZ Telephone: 020 8133 0311
Parking: Free parking is available right by the theatre day and night.
Buses: 75, 176, 194, 197, 227, 354, 236, 358 – all within walking distance of the theatre.
Train: Penge West is on our doorstep and Penge East is a few moments walk to the venue.
(Source: Bridge House theatre)