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Storytime

Storytime

Nov 18, 1:00pm - Nov 18, 3:00pm

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

For children aged 3-8years.

Our theme this week is AMAZING PLANES

About Storytime:
A friendly and relaxed session running every Saturday (apart from during summer holidays) at The Oval Tavern in East Croydon.
Children can enjoy stories and arty activities. 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.
This is a drop in session, no need to book.
For details please email Storytimejenny@outlook.com
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1 interested  ·  3 going
Pete Whittaker Quartet

Pete Whittaker Quartet

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

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

Pete Whittaker is a jazz organist based in London, UK. Originally a piano player, he migrated to Hammond organ after hearing the classic 1950s &60s Jimmy Smith records. He is therefore thrilled to be asked to lead a quartet for this evening of tunes as played on those very recordings.

As a result of immersing himself in the sound world of Jimmy Smith, Larry Young, Groove Holmes, Jack McDuff, Jimmy McGriff etc., Pete chose to embark upon a musical journey in this hard-bop, soul-jazz, funky tradition. After some years of touring with rock bands, he now focusses on jazz and is currently involved in projects with some of the UK’s leading musicians. These include Theo Travis’ Double Talk, The Filthy Six, John Etheridge’s Blue Spirits, Zoe Schwarz’ Blue Commotion, Tony Kofi and the Organisation and others.

For this gig Pete has assembled a band well versed in the hard-bop and blues organ tradition.

Master guitarist James Fenn plays with a lyrical yet impelling groovy style, ideally suited to this genre. Pete and James also play together in the boogaloo/funk band The Filthy Six.

Vasilis Xenopoulos plays with a driving swing matched with formidable invention, and has featured many times on the bandstand with the Nigel Price Organ Trio, which for many years featured Pete and our drummer this evening, Matt Home. Matt is a musician who has a deep instinct and impeccable feel for this swinging and soulful musical material.

Our contribution to the Croydon chapter of London Jazz Festival.
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5 interested  ·  4 going
DJ Meerkat

DJ Meerkat

Nov 19, 8:00pm - Nov 19, 11:00pm

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

With tiny paws spinning vinyl on the wheels of steel.

27 interested  ·  9 going
Justin and the Argonauts

Justin and the Argonauts

Nov 24, 8:00pm - Nov 24, 11:00pm

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

Expect a swaggering set of kick-ass, classical, folk dance drinking songs perfectly suited to bars, taverns, hard liquor and harder dancing.
That's you lot sorted then.
🙂
xx

3 interested  ·  1 going
Storytime

Storytime

Nov 25, 1:00pm - Nov 25, 3:00pm

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

For children aged 3-8years.

Our theme this week is CRAZY GOLF!

About Storytime:
A friendly and relaxed session running every Saturday (apart from during summer holidays) at The Oval Tavern in East Croydon.
Children can enjoy stories and arty activities. 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.
This is a drop in session, no need to book.
For details please email Storytimejenny@outlook.com
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1 going
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.

5 interested  ·  1 going
The Soul Fixers

The Soul Fixers

Dec 1, 8:00pm - Dec 1, 11:00pm

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

THE SOUL FIXERS are Mississippi MacDonald, Phil Dearing, Jim Kimberley and our very own lovely Glynn Evans.
Blues to soothe the soul.

24 interested  ·  3 going
Storytime

Storytime

Dec 2, 1:00pm - Dec 2, 3:00pm

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

For children aged 3-8years.

Our theme this week is PANTOMIME!

About Storytime:
A friendly and relaxed session running every Saturday (apart from during summer holidays) at The Oval Tavern in East Croydon.
Children can enjoy stories and arty activities. 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.
This is a drop in session, no need to book.
For details please email Storytimejenny@outlook.com
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2 interested  ·  1 going
The Chris Corcoran Trio

The Chris Corcoran Trio

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

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

Chris Corcoran is the guitarist's guitarist. He is one of the UK's finest Blues and R&B players and has been performing across the UK and Europe for the last 20 years.

19 interested  ·  6 going
Storytime

Storytime

Dec 9, 1:00pm - Dec 9, 3:00pm

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

For children aged 3-8years.

Our theme this week is FATHER CHRISTMAS'S WORKSHOP

About Storytime:
A friendly and relaxed session running every Saturday (apart from during summer holidays) at The Oval Tavern in East Croydon.
Children can enjoy stories and arty activities. 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.
This is a drop in session, no need to book.
For details please email Storytimejenny@outlook.com
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2 interested  ·  1 going
Belshazzars Feast - Tuesday 12th

Belshazzar's Feast - Tuesday 12th

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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15 interested  ·  4 going
Belshazzars Feast @ The Oval Tavern

Belshazzar's Feast @ The Oval Tavern

Dec 12, 7:30pm

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

Last year they sold out and we had to turn so many people away, so this time the Feastie Boys are in Croydon for two nights! 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... See MoreSee Less

20 interested  ·  4 going
Belshazzars Feast - Wednesday 13th

Belshazzar's Feast - Wednesday 13th

Dec 13, 7:30pm - Dec 13, 11:00pm

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

STOP PRESS - ALMOST SOLD OUT!
Looking into releasing some more tickets - watch this space. Don't forget they are also on at the same venue on Tuesday 12th December too.

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 the Oval Tune-ies!
Tickets are £12.50.
Contact us to make arrangements if bringing anyone under 18.
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13 interested  ·  7 going
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.

3 interested  ·  1 going
Storytime

Storytime

Dec 16, 1:00pm - Dec 16, 3:00pm

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

For children aged 3-8years.

Our theme this week is RUDOLPH'S NOSE

About Storytime:
A friendly and relaxed session running every Saturday (apart from during summer holidays) at The Oval Tavern in East Croydon.
Children can enjoy stories and arty activities. 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.
This is a drop in session, no need to book.
For details please email Storytimejenny@outlook.com
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4 interested  ·  1 going
The Old Avengers at The Oval

The Old Avengers at The Oval

Dec 16, 9:00pm - Dec 16, 11:00pm

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

Our last gig at our local with some special guests

26 interested  ·  4 going
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Family Day Gujarati Yatra: Journey of a people

Family Day Gujarati Yatra: Journey of a people

Nov 18, 10:30am - Nov 18, 4:00pm

Croydon Clocktower, Katharine Street, Croydon, CR9 1ET Map

A day of free family activities, including arts and craft workshops, storytelling, Indian music and henna painting.

Enjoy a rhyme and rhythm workshop with acclaimed tabla musician Saleel Tambe, 10.30am-11am.

Learn the art of draping a sari, 11.30am-12.15pm.

Join Seema Anand for Tales from Kutch from 3pm-4pm.

Drop in and try our free art and craft activities between 10.30am and 2.30pm, and we'll have Indian music performances featuring Robin Christian and Saleel Tambe from 12pm-2pm.

www.gujaratiyatra.com
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32 interested  ·  20 going
New Addington’s free outdoor gym - grand opening!

New Addington’s free outdoor gym - grand opening!

Nov 18, 11:00am - Nov 18, 1:00pm

Goldcrest Way, New Addington, CR0 0PL Map

Come along as we officially open this exciting new community facility.

Grab yourself a free goodie bag, watch demonstrations of how to use the equipment, and find out how you can make easy swaps to live a healthier lifestyle.

news.croydon.gov.uk/new-addingtons-free-outdoor-gym-open-sat-18-november/

7 interested
Croydons Festive Fantasia

Croydon's Festive Fantasia

Nov 18, 12:00pm - Dec 1, 9:00pm

North End, Croydon, CR0 1, United Kingdom Map

Join us on Saturday 18th November 2017 for the launch of Festive Fantasia, the first in the series of six giant animations premieres in North End at 5pm which will project Croydon in a way you have never seen before.

Starting from 12.00pm, these unique animations will be the highpoint of an afternoon of free family-focused entertainment staged from mid-day which will include: street food stalls, a Giant Globe Christmas show featuring Elvis the Extremely Energetic Elf, roving Fire and Ice themed stilt walkers!

Not forgetting amazing performances by internationally renowned Polish Folk Song and Dance Company Karolinka, the Apsara Arts Asian Dance Group and SalsaMania Croydon.

Thereafter, the animations will be broadcast daily between 4.30pm and 9.30pm until Saturday 23rd December, providing a spectacular backdrop for everything that Croydon has to offer.

Produced by 3D projection mapping specialists, Double Take Projections, the five-minute long animations embrace the twin themes of ‘light’ and ‘celebration’ and include performances by ballerina and Royal Ballet dancer Tara-Brigitte Bhavnani; Indian dance artist and artistic director Malti Patel; critically-acclaimed street theatre specialists Apsara Arts, Zoo Co. and Croydon-based dance company SLiDE Dance which works to give people of all ages and abilities the opportunity to dance.

Come and join us as we begin the countdown to a festive spectacular here in Croydon. Visit www.checkoutcroydon.com for further details.

This event is FREE to attend and no booking is required.
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127 interested  ·  30 going
Storytime

Storytime

Nov 18, 1:00pm - Nov 18, 3:00pm

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

For children aged 3-8years.

Our theme this week is AMAZING PLANES

About Storytime:
A friendly and relaxed session running every Saturday (apart from during summer holidays) at The Oval Tavern in East Croydon.
Children can enjoy stories and arty activities. 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.
This is a drop in session, no need to book.
For details please email Storytimejenny@outlook.com
... See MoreSee Less

1 interested  ·  3 going
Rugby: England V Australia

Rugby: England V Australia

Nov 18, 3:00pm - Nov 18, 5:00pm

Boxpark Croydon
99 George St
Croydon,  CR0 1LD Map

Its Rugby international season at current and we'll be showing the biggest games on the biggest public screen in Croydon! All for free!

2 interested  ·  1 going
Rugby: Scotland V New Zealand

Rugby: Scotland V New Zealand

Nov 18, 5:15pm - Nov 18, 7:15pm

Boxpark Croydon
99 George St
Croydon,  CR0 1LD Map

Its Rugby international season at current and we'll be showing the biggest games on the biggest public screen in Croydon! All for free!

3 interested
Brahms Ein Deutsches Requiem

Brahms' Ein Deutsches Requiem

Nov 18, 7:00pm - Nov 18, 9:00pm

Croydon Minster
Church Street
Croydon,  CR0 1RN Map

The Whitgift Chamber Choir, together with the Choirs of Croydon Minster and the Whitgift-Minster Choral Society join forces with The Academy of Haling Park under the direction of Mr Ronny Krippner
Tickets*: £10, Concessions** £5, FREE admission for Whitgift students

6 interested  ·  6 going
Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem

Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem

Nov 18, 7:00pm - Nov 18, 9:00pm

Croydon Minster
Croydon,  CR0 1RN Map

For some, Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem (A German Requiem) ranks as his greatest compositional achievement, profoundly affecting all who hear it. Finished in 1868, the Requiem appeared at the midpoint of his life and is full of hope and peace, making it the ‘Requiem of Consolation’. The Whitgift Chamber Choir, together with the Choirs of Croydon Minster and the Whitgift-Minster Choral Society join forces with The Academy of Haling Park under the direction of Mr Ronny Krippner.

This event is being held at Croydon Minster.

Address: Church St, Croydon CR0 1RN
Phone: 020 8688 8104
Web: www.croydonminster.org/
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Rugby: France V South Africa

Rugby: France V South Africa

Nov 18, 7:45pm - Nov 18, 9:45pm

Boxpark Croydon
99 George St
Croydon,  CR0 1LD Map

Its Rugby international season at current and we'll be showing the biggest games on the biggest public screen in Croydon! All for free!

Pete Whittaker Quartet

Pete Whittaker Quartet

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

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

Pete Whittaker is a jazz organist based in London, UK. Originally a piano player, he migrated to Hammond organ after hearing the classic 1950s &60s Jimmy Smith records. He is therefore thrilled to be asked to lead a quartet for this evening of tunes as played on those very recordings.

As a result of immersing himself in the sound world of Jimmy Smith, Larry Young, Groove Holmes, Jack McDuff, Jimmy McGriff etc., Pete chose to embark upon a musical journey in this hard-bop, soul-jazz, funky tradition. After some years of touring with rock bands, he now focusses on jazz and is currently involved in projects with some of the UK’s leading musicians. These include Theo Travis’ Double Talk, The Filthy Six, John Etheridge’s Blue Spirits, Zoe Schwarz’ Blue Commotion, Tony Kofi and the Organisation and others.

For this gig Pete has assembled a band well versed in the hard-bop and blues organ tradition.

Master guitarist James Fenn plays with a lyrical yet impelling groovy style, ideally suited to this genre. Pete and James also play together in the boogaloo/funk band The Filthy Six.

Vasilis Xenopoulos plays with a driving swing matched with formidable invention, and has featured many times on the bandstand with the Nigel Price Organ Trio, which for many years featured Pete and our drummer this evening, Matt Home. Matt is a musician who has a deep instinct and impeccable feel for this swinging and soulful musical material.

Our contribution to the Croydon chapter of London Jazz Festival.
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5 interested  ·  4 going
Saturday Sessions

Saturday Sessions

Nov 18, 8:00pm - Nov 19, 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 Tripitaka & Jay Knox 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

5 interested  ·  1 going
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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355 interested  ·  36 going
Beats & Eats on Surrey Street - 19th November

Beats & Eats on Surrey Street - 19th November

Nov 19, 10:30am - Nov 19, 5:30pm

Beats & Eats CIC
Surrey Street
Croydon,  CR0 1GT Map

Beats & Eats is back on Surrey Street Market, one of the oldest known streets markets in Britain, which has been trading since 1276. By popular demand and following the completion of a £1.1 million refurbishment, Surrey Street’s popular Sunday market is back and is hosting a new programme of weekly events alongside its regular market offer.

The Sunday market seeks to provide Sunday shoppers with an alternative range of goods and artisan foods. If you are a small startup, social enterprise or locally based producer and are interested in having a stall on Surrey Street, please contact the market inspector Fiona.woodcock@croydon.gov.uk to receive a trading guide and application pack.

Surrey Street market is a great place to visit, why not come and discover Surrey Street for yourself.
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54 interested  ·  13 going
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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Deck The Halls

Deck The Halls

Nov 19, 1:00pm

Stanley Halls
12 South Norwood Hill
London,  SE25 6AB Map

We're hosting a Christmas decorating party at the halls! Christmas comes but once a year, let’s get together for some holiday cheer. Please join us for our annual "Deck The Halls" gathering at Stanley Halls.

We're asking for volunteers to join us to help get Stanley Halls ready for the festive season. You provide the helping hands…we'll provide mince pies, beverages and lots of fun! 

39 interested  ·  17 going
Blues Revolution Present: Groove Kitchen

Blues Revolution Present: Groove Kitchen

Nov 19, 7:00pm - Nov 19, 10:00pm

Boxpark Croydon
99 George Street
London,  CR0 1LD Map

Join us for our monthly open mic & jam at Boxpark Croydon. Musicians from Vocalists to Guitarists are invited to join Vocalist Shayanna, Drummer Sam Blue, Dimitris on keys and bassist Oroh in a Jazz, soul and funk jam. If you love live music, come down and sample the finest musicians that London has to offer.

24 interested  ·  7 going
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

3 interested
DJ Meerkat

DJ Meerkat

Nov 19, 8:00pm - Nov 19, 11:00pm

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

With tiny paws spinning vinyl on the wheels of steel.

27 interested  ·  9 going
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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238 interested  ·  26 going
Crystal Palace Takeover

Crystal Palace Takeover

Nov 21, 2:00pm - Nov 21, 9:00pm

Boxpark Croydon
99 George St
Croydon,  CR0 1LD Map

On Tuesday 21st November, Crystal Palace FC will be taking over Boxpark in Croydon and supporters have the chance to meet the players at this free event.

Roy Hodgson and a large quantity of his first-team, plus members of the Crystal Palace Ladies team, will be at the venue from 5pm to sign autographs, pose for pictures and chat with Eagles fans. They'll also be switching on our Christmas Lights.

As well as this, there will be performances from the Crystals cheerleaders and interviews with Palace personnel on stage, plus the chance to pick up some Eagles merchandise in time for Christmas with our pop-up retail unit open for business from 2pm.

Paid Members and Season Ticket Holders can enter a competition to win the chance to pair up with a Palace player and go head-to-head against another fan/player duo in a special EA Sports FIFA 18 challenge, with the action unfolding live on the venue’s big screen for all in attendance to watch. Throughout the day and night, there will be two consoles for fans to play FIFA 18 free of charge.
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108 interested  ·  15 going
7 Days

7 Days

Nov 21, 7:30pm - Nov 21, 9:10pm

David Lean Cinema, Croydon Clocktower, CR9 1ET Map

When they meet on an isolated Mediterranean island, tasked with arranging the wedding of his brother and her best friend, a couple soon begin an affair, promising that it will last only the week.

As time passes and the big day approaches, how strong a bond have they formed?

Ticket Price: £6.50 - £8.00

To book: www.ticketsource.co.uk/davidleancinema

Brgr&Beer presents Quiz Night

Brgr&Beer presents Quiz Night

Nov 21, 8:00pm - Nov 21, 10:00pm

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

Our 3rd instalment of our Quiz Night following the success of the previous 2..

Always a good vibe on a Tuesday.

If you win you'll be up for a £40 bar tab to spend at Brgr&Beer or Wine&Deli at Boxpark.

Who's the brainy one?

Rules are pretty simple:

TEAMS OF UP TO 8
£1.50/player

8 interested
Northsyde - Live!

Northsyde - Live!

Nov 21, 8:30pm - Nov 21, 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 going to www.TheTuesdayNightMusicClub.co.uk and clicking the link or by emailing CoulsdonComrades@aol.com or in person over the bar in Comrades.

A party on a Tuesday? Again? Yes it's Lorna Fothergill's birthday on 23rd so to start the celebrations we had to invite one of the most popular bands who have graced our stage back to The Club. After they nearly took the roof off for our 3rd Anniversary people haven't stopped talking about 'The Mighty' Northsyde so we'd suggest getting your tickets booked early and making sure you can be amongst the ones who will be saying 'I was there...'
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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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What They DONT Teach You In School

What They DON'T Teach You In School

Nov 22, 6:00pm - Dec 13, 7:00pm

Project B
1 Bell Hill
Croydon,  CR0 1FB Map

Free Mindfulness Classes
Every Wednesday at 6pm @ Project B, Croydon
For Ages 18 - 30
Come to de-stress and FEEL GOOD!

We have spare Yoga Mats but if you have one please bring one with you.

6 interested
Victoria & Abdul

Victoria & Abdul

Nov 22, 7:30pm - Nov 22, 9:20pm

David Lean Cinema, Croydon Clocktower, CR9 1ET Map

Some years after her close friendship with Scottish ghillie John Brown – depicted in Mrs Brown – Queen Victoria finds that an Indian clerk, Abdul Karim, offers her similarly good company – but many in the establishment are unsettled by their association.

Ticket Price: £6.50 - £8.00

To book: www.ticketsource.co.uk/davidleancinema

1 interested
Loving Vincent (12A)

Loving Vincent (12A)

Nov 22, 7:45pm - Nov 22, 10:00pm

Harris Academy South Norwood, Cumberlow Ave London, SE25 6AE Map

Join us for the world's first oil painted feature film!

Loving Vincent is a beautiful animation that explores the life and controversial death of Vincent Van Gogh, told by his paintings and by the characters that inhabit them. The intrigue unfolds through interviews with the characters closest to Vincent and through dramatic reconstructions of the events leading up to his death.

Painted with over 65,000 frames on over 1,000 canvases, the film was shot with actors, and literally painted over frame by frame in the artist's style. It took 4 years to develop the technique, and 2 years to complete the film with a team of over 100 painters.

PLUS SHORT:

An Ode to Joy (2014) by Martin Pickles

An introduction to the work of Joy Batchelor, animator, director, and producer. Joy was one half of the Halas & Batchelor Cartoons Studio which made the UK's first animated feature film, Animal Farm, in 1954. Although a crucial figure in British animation, today she is almost unknown, something this film seeks to redress. Cert U.
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Henry V

Henry V

Nov 23, 2:00pm - Nov 23, 4:45pm

David Lean Cinema, Croydon Clocktower, CR9 1ET Map

Shakespeare’s masterpiece concerning the turbulence of war and the arts of peace tells the romantic story of Henry’s campaign to recapture the English possessions in France.

Ticket Price: £15.00

To book: www.ticketsource.co.uk/davidleancinema

Croydons Festive Funk - The Launch party

Croydon's Festive Funk - The Launch party

Nov 23, 5:00pm - Nov 23, 9:00pm

High Street, Croydon, CR0 1, United Kingdom Map

Step away from your desk, pull down the shutters and dust off your dancing shoes, ready for a fabulous evening of free entertainment when Croydon’s Festive Funk launches on Thursday, 23rd November.

One of four live music and street food events to be staged from 5pm - 9pm in Croydon’s newly-pedestrianised High Street, Festive Funk promises to be a lively way of bridging the gap between work and play-time, before people head off to make the most of Croydon’s vibrant nightlife.

Topping the bill at our first event will be London’s top close harmony trio The Haywood Sisters who took the UK by storm, performing classic hits by girl groups such as The Shirelles, The Andrews Sisters and the Ronettes. With killer curves and perfect harmonies, the glamorous trio is bound to get a few pulses beating.

Joining the trio will be London’s funkiest New Orleans style brass jazz band, the The Brass Volcanoes , who will bring energy, hip-swinging and bluesy fun to the night with their mixture of original and popular songs, Mardi Gras and jazz standards.

Our Festive Funk programme doesn’t stop there!

Join us every Thursday from 5pm – 9pm thereafter until Thursday, December 14th for a FREE, body shaking, energy packed night of street food, fun, music and of course, some dancing. Event dates are as follows: Thursday, 23rd November, Thursday, 30th November, Thursday, 7th December, Thursday, 14th December.

Croydon’s Festive Funk is one of a number of events being organised in the town centre this year in the drive to attract more people into town and help them see Croydon differently.

The event is FREE with no booking required.
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An Evening with Vietvan

An Evening with Vietvan

Nov 23, 7:00pm - Nov 24, 12:30am

Project B
3 to 7 Middle Street
Croydon,  CR0 1RE Map

Popular London street food caterer, Vietvan, is bringing its authentic high quality, fresh and flavoursome Vietnamese dishes to PROJECT B for 1 night only on Thursday 23rd November from 7pm followed by an after-party until 12.30am.

Tasting Menu: £40 (£30 vegetarian)
For more information: nickvietvan@gmail.com

33 interested  ·  16 going
Streatham and Clapham High School Jazz and Rock Show

Streatham and Clapham High School Jazz and Rock Show

Nov 23, 7:00pm - Nov 23, 10:30pm

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

We are delighted to host Streatham and Clapham High School for Girls' annual Jazz and Rock Show at Hideaway. A fantastic evening showcasing the exciting young talent from the school's jazz band, choir and rock bands!

More details to come.. watch this space!

SOLD OUT Gavin Osborn + Molly Naylor + Angus Dunican

SOLD OUT Gavin Osborn + Molly Naylor + Angus Dunican

Nov 23, 7:30pm - Nov 23, 10:30pm

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

GAVIN OSBORN

Gavin Osborn is a singer-songwriter, with five albums under his belt. A regular on the festival scene (Latitude, Green Man), familiar to listeners of BBC Radio 4 (Alun Cochrane's Fun House) and for his shows with Daniel Kitson (Stories For The Starlit Sky).

Featuring life-affirming, funny, personal and political songs, including some from his brand new record, 'Echo Bridge', which The Observer called "One of 2017's most relatable releases"

'Funny and touching' - Stewart Lee, The Sunday Times.

'In true Loudon Wainwright spirit, he sings about serious things without taking himself too seriously. Splendidly sad tales of unrequited love and some proper protest music. Genuinely brilliant' - eFestivals

"a comfort blanket for post-Brexit alienation" - Observer

www.facebook.com/gavosborn

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MOLLY NAYLOR

Molly Naylor is a scriptwriter, poet and storyteller. She is the writer and creator of After Hours, the Sky One sitcom directed by Craig Cash. Her live storytelling shows have toured internationally. She is currently developing a feature film and a new stage play. Her first collection - 'Badminton' is published by Burning Eye.

mollynaylor.com

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ANGUS DUNICAN

Angus Dunican is an award winning comedian, actor writer and improviser from London. His 2016 Edinburgh show 'The Vanity Project' (workshopped at The Spread Eagle) was named among the picks of the fringe and he has performed in Britain, europe and America. He lives in Norwood with a massive dog.

www.angusdunican.com
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So Fresh So Clean - Free Party - Thursday 23rd November

So Fresh So Clean - Free Party - Thursday 23rd November

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

Boxpark Croydon
99 George Street
London,  CR0 1LD Map

So Fresh So Clean are all about brining back those classic US Hip-Hop and RnB vibes from the 90's and noughties!

These guys have been hosting major parties across some of the best venues in London for some time. So, you can expect big things when they join us at Boxpark Croydon on Thursday 19 January.

This event is 18+. No ID, no entry.

86 interested  ·  30 going
Lunchtime Recital

Lunchtime Recital

Nov 24, 1:10pm - Nov 24, 1:50pm

Croydon Minster
Church Street
Croydon,  CR0 1RN Map

Gifted students from Old Palace of John Whitgift School present this Friday's lunchtime recital. Bring your lunch and relax while listening to beautiful music in stunning surroundings.

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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Call Mr Robeson

Call Mr Robeson

Nov 24, 7:30pm - Nov 24, 10:30pm

Stanley Halls
12 South Norwood Hill
London,  SE25 6AB Map

Paul Robeson is a great and famous actor, singer and civil rights campaigner.

When over the years he gets progressively too radical and outspoken for the establishment’s liking, he is branded a traitor to his country, harassed, and denied opportunities to perform or travel.

Just as physical, emotional and mental stress threaten to push him over the fine line between genius and madness, he is summoned to appear before the House Un-American Activities Committee, to give the most difficult and important performance of his career.

This roller-coaster journey through Robeson’s remarkable and eventful life highlights how his pioneering and heroic (but largely forgotten) political activism led many to describe him as the forerunner of the civil rights movement.

It features much fiery oratory and some of his famous songs, including a dramatic rendition of Ol’ Man River.

This production is being organised by Croydon North Labour Party.
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XEL Club

XEL Club

Nov 24, 8:00pm - Nov 25, 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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XEL Club

XEL Club

Nov 24, 8:00pm - Nov 25, 11:00pm

Boxpark Croydon
99 George Street
London,  CR0 1LD Map

XEL CLUB every last Friday of the month @ BOXPARK CROYON 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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Justin and the Argonauts

Justin and the Argonauts

Nov 24, 8:00pm - Nov 24, 11:00pm

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

Expect a swaggering set of kick-ass, classical, folk dance drinking songs perfectly suited to bars, taverns, hard liquor and harder dancing.
That's you lot sorted then.
🙂
xx

3 interested  ·  1 going
Talks Day Gujarati Yatra: Journey of a people

Talks Day Gujarati Yatra: Journey of a people

Nov 25, 11:00am - Nov 25, 4:00pm

Braithwaite Hall, Croydon
Croydon Clocktower, Katharine Street, Croydon, CR9 1ET
Croydon,   Map

A day of free talks as part of the Gujarati Yatra - Journey of a people exhibition looking at the long history of Gujarati-made textiles.

Guest speakers include Anne Morrell, author and contemporary textile expert, Eiluned Edwards, Reader in Global Cultures of Textiles and Dress, Judy Aldrick, author and historian, and
Avalon Fotheringham, Curator South Asian Department at the V&A Museum.

Free event, but booking required as places are limited.

28 interested  ·  15 going
Storytime

Storytime

Nov 25, 1:00pm - Nov 25, 3:00pm

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

For children aged 3-8years.

Our theme this week is CRAZY GOLF!

About Storytime:
A friendly and relaxed session running every Saturday (apart from during summer holidays) at The Oval Tavern in East Croydon.
Children can enjoy stories and arty activities. 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.
This is a drop in session, no need to book.
For details please email Storytimejenny@outlook.com
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Groundwerk 2.1 Artist Workshop // Making Work for Public Spaces

Groundwerk 2.1 Artist Workshop // Making Work for Public Spaces

Nov 25, 2:30pm - Nov 25, 4:00pm

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

Sat 25 Nov 2:30-4pm // Free and open to all
At Turf Projects, Lower Level Trinity Court, 46-47, Whitgift Centre (Find Us At The Entrance To The Wellesley Road Underpass)


In this free artists’ workshop, learn about what it means to make work in public space today with Lucy Joyce.

We will consider questions around ownership of space, accessibility, working with commissioning bodies and making art for strangers. This will be a chance for you to discuss with the artist how you might go about making work in public space, so do bring your ideas.

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 LUCY JOYCE
Lucy has exhibited internationally. In July 2017 she had a solo exhibition Proposals + Props at Chalton Gallery, London and was part of the group exhibition House Work at 53 Beck Road, London in June 2017. She was selected for The London Open at Whitechapel Gallery, 2015 and Bloomberg New Contemporaries in 2014. Lucy has worked on major public commissions in North Woolwich and Sittingbourne and is currently working on a series of temporary interventions and actions testing out ideas and approaches to working in the public realm in Milton Keynes.

Lucy Joyce completed a residency with Tate St Ives at the Porthmeor Studio 5 earlier this year, where she was developing work in the studio towards a new site-specific art work that will take place in St Ives in January 2018, as part of the Artist's Programme.

lucyjoyce.net
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CDN Pop Up Store X Snake & Mongoose Open Mic Night

CDN Pop Up Store X Snake & Mongoose Open Mic Night

Nov 25, 6:00pm - Nov 25, 10:00pm

Snake and Mongoose Natural juice bar & grill
36 London Road, West Croydon, CR0 2TA
Croydon,   Map

The CDN Pop-Up store is back at West Croydons newest eaterie the Snake and Mongoose Juice bar. This is a great chance to purchase a unique christmas gift from our range of hand screened t-shirts, sweatshirts and prints featuring our local landscapes.

Snake and Mongoose Juice bar will be serving Marley Coffee UK, paninis and bagels with Caribbean fillings as well cakes and juices inspired by Jamaican ingredients.

This evening will bve the 1st open mic at Snake and Mongoose Juice bar. You'll be able to enjoy live music by local singer songwriters and bands on the last Saturday of each month.
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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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Bach to Baby Family Concert with London Mozart Players - 2pm

Bach to Baby Family Concert with London Mozart Players - 2pm

Nov 26, 2:00pm - Nov 26, 3:00pm

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

Invitation to the Dance
Featuring London Mozart Players
Pull on your dancing shoes, bring out your ball gowns and tie those black ties - you are cordially invited to the Bach to Baby ball! Prepare to be swept off your feet by the sumptuous strings of the London Mozart Players. Dressed to the nines, we’ll be waltzing our way down the Blue Danube, bobbing along to Brahms’ spirited Hungarian Dance and getting graceful with Grieg’s Holberg Rigaudon. Shall we dance?

13:30am: Doors open
14:00pm: Concert begins, Ends by 15:00pm

Doors open 30 mins prior to the concert, giving you time to ditch the buggy, grab a Monmouth coffee and catch up with friends before the performance.

Tickets:
Adults - £18, Children FREE - Pre-booking only.
Book Tickets at: www.bachtobaby.com/lmp

Sign up for e-updates on all the Bach to Baby concerts in your area:http://www.bachtobaby.com/eupdates

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Bach to Baby is the critically acclaimed classical concert series for babies, toddlers and their carers.

Tots dance, roam about and revel in the wonder of live music, while you take a moment out of your busy day to hear top notch performances by outstanding musicians, with your young babes in tow. No concert is complete without feeding, crying and nappy changing!
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Bach to Baby Family Concert with London Mozart Players - 4.15pm

Bach to Baby Family Concert with London Mozart Players - 4.15pm

Nov 26, 4:15pm - Nov 26, 5:15pm

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

Invitation to the Dance
Featuring London Mozart Players
Pull on your dancing shoes, bring out your ball gowns and tie those black ties - you are cordially invited to the Bach to Baby ball! Prepare to be swept off your feet by the sumptuous strings of the London Mozart Players. Dressed to the nines, we’ll be waltzing our way down the Blue Danube, bobbing along to Brahms’ spirited Hungarian Dance and getting graceful with Grieg’s Holberg Rigaudon. Shall we dance?

15:45pm: Doors open
16:15pm: Concert begins, Ends by 17:15pm

Doors open 30 mins prior to the concert, giving you time to ditch the buggy, grab a Monmouth coffee and catch up with friends before the performance.

Tickets:
Adults - £18, Children FREE - Pre-booking only.
Book Tickets at: www.bachtobaby.com/lmp

Sign up for e-updates on all the Bach to Baby concerts in your area:http://www.bachtobaby.com/eupdates

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Bach to Baby is the critically acclaimed classical concert series for babies, toddlers and their carers.

Tots dance, roam about and revel in the wonder of live music, while you take a moment out of your busy day to hear top notch performances by outstanding musicians, with your young babes in tow. No concert is complete without feeding, crying and nappy changing!
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7 interested
VP Records presents Strictly the Best Launch Party

VP Records presents Strictly the Best Launch Party

Nov 26, 6:30pm - Nov 26, 10:00pm

Boxpark Croydon
99 George Street
London,  CR0 1LD Map

The Worlds leading Reggae label, responsible for the commercial success of the likes of Sean Paul, Elephant Man, Wayne Wonder, Damien Marley + many more, bring the launch of their compilation ‘Strictly the Best’ to London.

With entertainment from the premier Reggae / Dancehall night in the UK, DJ Nate’s Bashment Party, plus special guests passing through.

Music by
DJ Nate
+ Bashment Party DJs
+ Special Guests

5 interested  ·  8 going
Blade Runner 2049

Blade Runner 2049

Nov 28, 7:00pm - Nov 28, 10:00pm

David Lean Cinema
Katherine St
Croydon,  CR9 1ET Map

This compelling run up to the acclaimed 1982 classic follows LAPD Officer K (Gosling), a new futureworld cop (“blade runner”), who discovers a long-buried secret that threatens to undermine society.

Tickets - £6.50-£8.00

To book: www.ticketsource.co.uk/davidleancinema

The Voodoo Sheiks and Sugarman Sam and The Voodoo Men - Live!

The Voodoo Sheiks and Sugarman Sam and The Voodoo Men - Live!

Nov 28, 8:30pm - Nov 28, 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 are available from the bar at The Comrades Club or via the link at www.TheTuesdayNightMusicClub.co.uk

Two great bands in one night and just a fiver to get in? That's the deal of the century made all the better when you learn that the bands are Sugarman Sam & The Voodoo Men and The Voodoo Sheiks!

WHO ARE THE VOODOO SHEIKS?
Vibrant, is an excellent word to describe the cranked up and cranked out hugely entertaining Voodoo Sheiks. The Sheiks are right in the groove and carve out some serious classic sounding R&B. There is no time to draw breath with these guys as they deliver pile driving guitar barrelling along on clipped lead runs, searing harmonica, rasped vocals and dense beats.

The party never starts until The Voodoo Sheiks smash down your front door and deliver the goods in person... Boom!

AND SUGARMAN SAM?
From the age of 13 Sam has had an un-deniable passion for all things guitar; What started as a forbidden listen to AC/DC’s ‘Highway To Hell’ album on his fathers tape player has developed into something of great musical diversity, adaptation and all round dedication to perfection.

2007 saw The Sugarman gain his first break as guitarist for local blues bruisers ‘Ripslide’. The band garnered interest and were soon frequenting the local club circuit resulting in the prestigious ‘BASINGSTOKE LIVE’ festival, with Sam becoming a go-to session man for local acts.

Having built up a reputation as a reliable and competent player, he lent his guitar skills to sessions that showcased his incredible array of styles, including; Jazz, Country, Blues, Heavy Metal and Progressive but to name a few

It was always going to come back to what was at heart; the blues. Sugarman Sam is now back firmly playing classic british blues/rock with his power quartet, The Voodoo Men; live music is where the band shines best and playing live is just where they'll be!
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Loving Vincent

Loving Vincent

Nov 29, 7:30pm - Nov 29, 9:15pm

David Lean Cinema
Katherine St
Croydon,  CR9 1ET Map

Animated by 115 artists creating 65,000 oil paintings in the style of the artist, Loving Vincent relates the final weeks of Van Gogh’s life as a detective story as a young man tries to deliver Vincent’s last letter, and questions those who knew him about the circumstances of his death.

Tickets - £6.50 - £8.00

To book: www.ticketsource.co.uk/davidleancinema

Dispossession (PG) + Panel Discussion

Dispossession (PG) + Panel Discussion

Nov 29, 7:45pm - Nov 29, 10:30pm

Harris Academy South Norwood, Cumberlow Ave London, SE25 6AE Map

Take a look into the battle for social housing with this thought provoking documentary that spans the length of Britain in a quest for the truth. Described as “one of the nation’s biggest scandals” it is a must see independent film for fans of powerful documentary.

For some people, a housing crisis means not getting planning permission for a loft conversion. For others it means, quite simply, losing their home. Dispossession: The Great Social Housing Swindle is a feature documentary directed by Paul Sng (Sleaford Mods – Invisible Britain) and narrated by Maxine Peake, exploring the catastrophic failures that have led to a chronic shortage of social housing in Britain. The film focuses on the neglect, demolition and regeneration of council estates in London, Glasgow and Nottingham, and investigates how the state works with the private sector to demolish council estates to build on the land they stand on, making properties that are unaffordable to the majority of people in the UK.

Dispossession is the story of people fighting for their communities, of people who know the difference between a house and a home, and who believe that housing is a human right, not an expensive luxury.

Followed by a panel discussion with Jad Adams (Chair, Nightwatch), Aysen Dennis (Campaigner for Council Housing, Aylesbury Estate), Sean Fitzsimons (Chair of Housing Scrutiny Sub Committee in Croydon), David Robinson (Head of Operations, Evolve Housing / CR Zero 2020) and Martin Wright (Housing Activist from the East End).

This event is hosted in support of Croydon-based homeless charity Nightwatch - Homeless Charity.

Paul Sng. UK 2017. 82 mins. Cert PG
Film 7.45pm. Doors: 30 mins prior
Tickets: Advance £8 / Door £10 / Members £5
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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.

5 interested  ·  1 going
The Party

The Party

Nov 30, 2:30pm - Nov 30, 3:50pm

David Lean Cinema
Katherine St
Croydon,  CR9 1ET Map

Politician Janet is celebrating her new cabinet post by holding a little soirée with her academic husband Bill, some old friends and their partners, plus a smooth-talking banker.

What could possibly go wrong?

Tickets: £6.50 - £8.00

To book: www.ticketsource.co.uk/davidleancinema

SOS Presents: Winter

SOS Presents: Winter

Nov 30, 5:30pm - Nov 30, 10:00pm

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

We just couldn't wait another day🌲.

Winter cocktails are coming - and right on time for payday! 💷

Keep your eyes peeled for some special seasonal announcements on the horizon 👀

This time we are extending happy hour! 5.30 till 8.30pm 😉

Keep an eye out for all future events, promotional information and competitions follow us on all social media platforms: soscocktailsuk

For enquiries email us: hello@soscocktailsuk.com

5 interested  ·  4 going
X-mas in the Cronx - VIP preview

X-mas in the Cronx - VIP preview

Nov 30, 6:00pm - Nov 30, 9:00pm

RISEgallery
7-9 St George's Walk
Croydon,  CR0 1YH Map

X-mas in the Cronx

Private View Thursday 30th November, 6-9pm.
RSVP via rsvp@rise-gallery.co.uk is essential.

Andy Warhol | Damien Hirst | Banksy | Faile | Schoony | D*Face | Dolk | Otto Schade | Mark Petty | Simon Freeborough | Mark McClure | Dan Cimmermann | David Stein | Art + Believe | Whatshisname

Already fed up of seeing endless displays of Christmas cards and decorations in every shop you enter? Or are you filled with dread when you realise it’s time to begin thinking about the overly expensive gifts you’ll need to buy for your (un)deserving loved ones? Not looking forward to those cheesy Christmas parties with the colleagues you don’t like and the clients you tolerate?

This Christmas come and rejoice with us at RISEgallery, revel in your own self needs, fill that empty space in your chaotic life or that mundane wall with art - you deserve it more than anyone else you can think of!

RISEgallery presents ‘Christmas in the Cronx’; an alternative Christmas show where you’ll be surrounded by likeminded individuals and beautiful art. Come sneer at how the corporate world of advertising sucks us all in for nothing more than profiteering or share awful stories of disastrous past Christmases!

The night will include a group exhibition of great art from some amazing talents along with yuletide inspired drinks from ‘Street Cocktails’, free mulled wine and awesome live music – yule be crazy to miss it!

Exhibition continues 1st – 23rd December 2017.
Opening times: Tuesday - Friday 10am - 6pm, Saturday 10am - 4pm.
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Wreath-making Workshop

Wreath-making Workshop

Nov 30, 7:00pm - Nov 30, 9:30pm

Coffee Craft
Stanley Halls, 12 South Norwood Hill
London,  SE25 6AB Map

Come and join us for an evening (Wednesday 30th November) or daytime (Friday 1st December) workshop to make your own Christmas wreath. Chitter Chatter Craft will help you be the envy of your street at this fun and easy session, plus mulled wine and mince pies are included!

2 interested
Wandsworth Music Academy

Wandsworth Music Academy

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

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

The Wandsworth Jazz Orchestra are joined by the Music Academy's Pop Band for an exhilarating evening of classic big band jazz, pop, rock and funk hits at Hideaway! Performed by the next generation of jazz and pop musicians from the Wandsworth Music Academy.

The Wandsworth Music Academy, a Centre for Musical Excellence supports high quality progression routes for children learning in schools. The academy is home to the borough’s leading ensembles, providing seamless progression routes from first access instrumental lessons through to Grade 8 standard and beyond.

For more information about the Wandsworth Music Academy please contact musicservices@wandsworth.gov.uk
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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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14 interested  ·  6 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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14 interested  ·  6 going
The Party

The Party

Nov 30, 7:30pm - Nov 30, 9:50pm

David Lean Cinema
Katherine St
Croydon,  CR9 1ET Map

Politician Janet is celebrating her new cabinet post by holding a little soirée with her academic husband Bill, some old friends and their partners, plus a smooth-talking banker.

What could possibly go wrong?

Tickets: £6.50 - £8.00

To book: www.ticketsource.co.uk/davidleancinema

1 interested
Chicken N Beer

Chicken N Beer

Nov 30, 8:00pm - Nov 30, 11:00pm

Boxpark Croydon
99 George St
Croydon,  CR0 1LD Map

Chicken N Beer are bringing it south side to shut down Boxpark Croydon!! Following the huge success of their Boxpark Shoreditch event (remember, even JME couldn't get in!!), we've decided to come for Shoreditch's younger (albeit bigger) brother 😉

With a bigger capacity and a great footfall, there's more room for dancing/Drake, vibes/Vybz & skanking/Skepta - we want you to be at one of our biggest raves YET!!!

Boxpark Croydon, see you in a hot minute!!
PS. JME, we got you on the guest list this time
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Lunchtime Recital

Lunchtime Recital

Dec 1, 1:10pm - Dec 1, 1:50pm

Croydon Minster
Croydon,  CR0 1RN Map

Final recital of this series brings the choir of Musical Theatre students from Laine Theatre Arts to perform seasonal music. Bring your lunch, relax and enjoy. Free entry. Donations.

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.

Join us for what promises to be another sell-out event!

Croydon Pride is hosting a World Aids Day event with Cabaret, music, dance and a fun packed evening on Friday 1st December 2017, from 6pm at Braithwaite Hall, Katherine Street, Croydon CR0.
Guests will enjoy a reception drink followed by food, quality live entertainment including Soul Diva Angie Brown, The Beyonce Experience, grand raffle and a DJ to get us all in a dancing mood

The event raises money for two local charities

1. Croydon Pride Charity
2. The Metro

The evening will be hugely enjoyable and knowing that we are trying to make a difference to the LGBTQ life in the Borough.

Dress code: Whatever you like.

Tickets include

Welcome drink
Light refreshments
Comedy
Live music
Timings

Drink Reception at 6pm
Main Event at 7.30pm
Event ends at midnight.
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Cinderella and The Beanstalk

Cinderella and The Beanstalk

Dec 1, 7:30pm - Dec 10, 4:30pm

Stanley Halls
12 South Norwood Hill
London,  SE25 6AB Map

Comic playwrights and all round Christmas enthusiasts the Sleeping Trees have written a pantomime. They’ve knuckled down, finished the script, fashioned the props, hired the costumes, booked the venue and built the set. But they have forgotten one vital component; a cast.

Cinderella and the Beanstalk is a delectable cocktail of your favourite pantomimes. Follow Cinderella on a perilous adventure as the scheming Rumple Stiltskin blackmails the would-be princess into retrieving the coveted golden eggs from the top of the beanstalk.

Cinderella must complete her quest in order to recover her glass slipper, but with Prince Charming, the Fairy Godmother, Jack’s pregnant cow and several other lesser known characters all doing their bit to get in the way, these delicious, oversized eggs may not be so easily sought out…

Sleeping Trees Productions started life as a multi-award winning comedy trio who, following a number of hit shows, were challenged to write a pantomime by their director, Tom Attenborough. The result is this original and anarchic Christmas offering for all the family, which blends the classical elements of a well-loved pantomime with an astonishing range of fast, physical and bare-knuckled comedy.

Join a brand new cast for 2017 as they recreate every character you’d expect to find in a pantomime, as well as some you might not… whilst still doing their best to sing, dance and fight their way through one hundred minutes of panto pandemonium!

Recommended Age: 8+ (and adults too!)
Duration: 1 hour 55 mins (including interval)

“…a breathtakingly witty production, packed with jokes that the whole family will enjoy” ★★★★★ British Theatre

“It’s not often you find a show that can delight three generations in equal measure, so Cinderella and the Beanstalk is an absolute must-see”★★★★★ Culture Whisper

“…a stupendous performance that genuinely leaves you with face ache from laughing so much” ★★★★★ The Peg Review

“A mega-mix that’s truly mega” ★★★★ Time Out

“Strikes the perfect balance with adults cheering along just as loudly as the kids” ★★★★ West End Wilma

“Impeccable timing” ★★★★ Everything Theatre

“…good, clean fun… daft enough to entertain everyone in the p

ub audience from boozers to families” ★★★★ WhatsOnStage

“…not just off-the-wall but bounces off them with a joyous hyperactivity not seen since the days of blue Smarties.” ★★★★ Grumpy Gay Critic
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The Soul Fixers

The Soul Fixers

Dec 1, 8:00pm - Dec 1, 11:00pm

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

THE SOUL FIXERS are Mississippi MacDonald, Phil Dearing, Jim Kimberley and our very own lovely Glynn Evans.
Blues to soothe the soul.

24 interested  ·  3 going
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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Clocktower Market South Norwood

Clocktower Market South Norwood

Dec 2, 10:00am - Dec 2, 4:00pm

Clocktower
2 Station Rd
London,  SE25 5AJ Map

Christmas is round the corner. Pop down and pick up some great gifts. Or the odd decoration to finish off your tree.

80 interested  ·  19 going
Clocktower Market South Norwood

Clocktower Market South Norwood

Dec 2, 10:00am - Dec 2, 4:00pm

Clocktower
2 Station Rd
London,  SE25 5AJ Map

Christmas is round the corner. Pop down and pick up some great gifts. Or the odd decoration to finish off your tree.

80 interested  ·  19 going
Christmas Fair

Christmas Fair

Dec 2, 11:00am - Dec 2, 2:00pm

Croydon Minster
Church Street
Croydon,  CR0 1RN Map

Croydon Minster's annual Christmas Fair returns to the Church Hall on Minster Green on Satuday 2nd December. Come and enjoy the fun with cake stall, tombola, bric a brac, gifts, homemade soup lunches and more!

7 interested  ·  2 going
Storytime

Storytime

Dec 2, 1:00pm - Dec 2, 3:00pm

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

For children aged 3-8years.

Our theme this week is PANTOMIME!

About Storytime:
A friendly and relaxed session running every Saturday (apart from during summer holidays) at The Oval Tavern in East Croydon.
Children can enjoy stories and arty activities. 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.
This is a drop in session, no need to book.
For details please email Storytimejenny@outlook.com
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Tree of Wooden Clogs

Tree of Wooden Clogs

Dec 2, 2:00pm - Dec 2, 5:15pm

David Lean Cinema
Katherine St
Croydon,  CR9 1ET Map

Winner of the Palme d’Or at Cannes and regarded as the last great work of Italian neo-realism, Olmi’s film depicts the lives of the peasants living and working for a landlord in 19th century Lombardy over the course of a year.

Tickets: £6.50 - £8.00

To book: www.ticketsource.co.uk/davidleancinema

Croydon Bach Choir Christmas Concert

Croydon Bach Choir Christmas Concert

Dec 2, 7:30pm - Dec 2, 10:00pm

Croydon Bach Choir
Chichester Road
Croydon,  CR0 5NQ Map

For our Christmas Concert this year we will be performing parts 1, 2, 3 and 6 of Johann Sebastian Bach's marvellous Christmas Oratorio. We will be singing in German, accompanied by the Croydon Bach Orchestra and conducted by our MD Tim Horton. We will also be welcoming some fantastic guest soloists. Our venue is St Matthew Croydon in the Park Hill area of Croydon which is easily accessible by bus or train to East Croydon Station. There is a small car park and plenty of on street parking.

3 interested  ·  1 going
Sine Nomine Singers - Magnifica musica

Sine Nomine Singers - Magnifica musica

Dec 2, 7:30pm - Dec 2, 10:30pm

St George Parish Church, Bickley, Kent. UK
Bickley Park Road
Bromley,  BR1 2BE Map

The Sine Nomine singers present a programme of music both ancient and modern from England and Spain. The organ soloist at the Sine Nomine Singers' "home" venue will be Stephen Davies and the conductor Jonny Davies. Tonight's centrepiece is Vaughan Williams' Mass for double choir (1921) , often described as the first distinctively English mass since the 16th Century. Works by Vittorio and Guerrero provide some Iberian flair, with Bax and Philips bringing us back to Blighty.

The Sine Nomine Singers are a chamber choir based in South London. If you want to hear them in a less formal and more festive context, they will also be singing on Tuesday 12th December at The Oval Tavern, supporting Belshazzar's Feast (not the Walton work, the duo!)

£10 on the door or via we.gottickets.com/theukulele (under 16s and job seekers, £5)
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A Christmas fundraiser with Colin Dale & Friends

A Christmas fundraiser with Colin Dale & Friends

Dec 2, 8:00pm - Dec 3, 2:00am

Anerley Town Hall, Anerley Road, London, SE20 8BD Map

Come and start the Christmas festivities with us at Anerley for a stomping night with Colin Dale and DJ Stretch! Tickets just £12!

To call Colin Dale "legendary" is no over-estimation.......here is a man that has been one of London's most cutting edge DJs for over 20 years and still continues to surprise and marvel. Looking back Colin has played some of the world’s best parties.....Dance Valley, Full Moon, Tribal Gathering, Sunrise, Dance Valley, Energy, Love Parade, Automatik @ Rex Club Paris, Rage @ Heaven, Bloc Festival, Glade, Dragon Ball and has been a special guest at Paul Van Dyke’s Vandit club and Tresor Club both in Berlin.

We loved DJ Stretch's set so much on 13 October we wanted to bring him back for a longer one! The Prof teaches on the first electronic music degree and is a respected member of the Rabbit Hole crew, performing and engineering at Glastonbury and Glade festivals since 2008, and is currently the Artful Badgers’ resident DJ. performing at Secret Garden Party in the Lost woods, Doghouse and Bad Idea Bar, Wilderness festival

Joining Colin and Stretch on the decks will be local DJs Phil De Mont (Mo-City( and Andrew Nicholls (Lovebeat). Their stated mission is to meld together quality dance music to produce an experience of travelling without moving. “A musical journey from the dusty plains to the outer limits…”

With a Funktion One soundsystem and a full bar until 1:30am its gonna be massive fun.

Doors 8pm - 2am
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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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Wreath Making Workshop

Wreath Making Workshop

Dec 3, 11:00am - Dec 3, 12:30pm

Boxpark Croydon
99 George St
Croydon,  CR0 1LD Map

Join us to build and create your very own festive wreath. You will moss your own 12" wreath base and decorate with fresh mixed foliage & pinecones.

Please note that all of our workshops are for adults only. One ticket includes the materials for one wreath & admits one person only.

47 interested  ·  4 going
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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Bjorn The Polar Bear

Bjorn The Polar Bear

Dec 3, 12:00pm - Dec 3, 5:00pm

Boxpark Croydon
99 George St
Croydon,  CR0 1LD Map

Los Kaos have combined natural history and over a decade of experience in interactive performance to bring you Bjorn the Bear, a fully animated pod-puppet. He has blinking eyes, a sniffing nose, an opening mouth and live sounds, all of which make this life-size bear a magical and unforgettable indoor show.

Bjorn comes with his own inflatable iceberg environment and his helpful herder Ursula, who comes dressed in a sumptuous Inuit-style costume, and encourages audience interaction as well as talking about polar bears and their habits and habitat.

Spectators are encouraged to not just watch, but to stroke and pat him. Amazingly life-like, playful and interactive, Bjorn continues to amaze and astound audiences wherever he goes.

There will be three shows of around 25minutes per show on the day so arrive early to avid disappointment!

All ages welcome and the site will be open as usual.
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Wreath Making Workshop (2)

Wreath Making Workshop (2)

Dec 3, 1:00pm - Dec 3, 2:30pm

Boxpark Croydon
99 George St
Croydon,  CR0 1LD Map

Due to a sell out event on 3rd December and more demand, a second instalment of the Wreath Making Workshop with Columbia Creative has been added!

Join us to build and create your very own festive wreath. You will moss your own 12" wreath base and decorate with fresh mixed foliage & pinecones.

Please note that all of our workshops are for adults only. One ticket includes the materials for one wreath & admits one person only.

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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The Chris Corcoran Trio

The Chris Corcoran Trio

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

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

Chris Corcoran is the guitarist's guitarist. He is one of the UK's finest Blues and R&B players and has been performing across the UK and Europe for the last 20 years.

19 interested  ·  6 going
Edward Scissorhands Fundraiser

Edward Scissorhands Fundraiser

Dec 3, 8:30pm - Dec 3, 10:30pm

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

Streatham Free Film Festival presents a festive movie screening of Tim Burton's Edward Scissorhands, raising funds for their fourth free film festival with themed cocktails, food and prizes given for the best outfits! Tickets are only £5 each so get booking for a great night out!

Seating will be arranged 'cabaret style', in tables of 4, and we will be offering food as well as drinks.

Edward Scissorhands is a 1990 American Romance, Horror, Gothic and fairy tale hybrid film directed by Tim Burton and starring Johnny Depp. The film shows the story of an artificial man named Edward, an unfinished creation, who has scissors for hands. Edward is taken in by a suburban family and falls in love with their teenage daughter Kim. Supporting roles are portrayed by Winona Ryder, Dianne Wiest, Anthony Michael Hall, Kathy Baker, Vincent Price, and Alan Arkin.
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The Death of Stalin

The Death of Stalin

Dec 5, 2:30pm - Dec 5, 4:20pm

David Lean Cinema
Katherine St
Croydon,  CR9 1ET Map

Armando Iannucci directs this comedy-drama of how the Soviet dictator lives out his final days and chaos after his death.

Tickets: £6.50 - £8.00

To book: www.ticketsource.co.uk/davidleancinema

The Death of Stalin

The Death of Stalin

Dec 5, 7:30pm - Dec 5, 9:20pm

David Lean Cinema
Katherine St
Croydon,  CR9 1ET Map

Armando Iannucci directs this comedy-drama of how the Soviet dictator lives out his final days and chaos after his death.

Tickets: £6.50 - £8.00

To book: www.ticketsource.co.uk/davidleancinema

1 interested
The Zoe Green Band - Live!

The Zoe Green Band - Live!

Dec 5, 8:30pm - Dec 5, 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.

Zoe Green delivers a filthy blend of blues/funk/rock originals with a sultry and powerful performance. Zoe Green Band will be bringing to The Club an explosive set of original songs with a Blues/ Funk feel - this is a band that is not to be missed!

The band have had an exciting year beginning with their debut as a new line up on the ‘Introducing Stage’ at The Great British Rock & Blues Festival (Skegness) in January and most recently their debut at the iconic 100 Club in London.

From creative ballads such as ‘Rise Up’, ‘Hard Life’ and ‘Going To The Grave’, through to hard hitting Blues numbers such as ‘Catch A Fall’, ‘I Believe’ and ‘Double Truth Woman’ Zoe delivers a powerful, sultry vocal and her energetic, sexy performance is guaranteed to leave you wanting more….
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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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7 interested
The Government Inspector

The Government Inspector

Dec 6, 7:30pm - Dec 9, 9:45pm

Whitgift School
Haling Park
Croydon,  CR2 6YT Map

The Mayor is in a cold sweat. An imminent visit from a Government Inspector propels him into a frenzy. The hospital’s a health hazard, the school’s a war zone, the soldiers don’t have trousers and he never quite got around to building that church…!

A simple case of mistaken identity leads matters to spiral hysterically out of control in Gogol’s satirical masterpiece; a hilarious riot of corruption, lies and greed, as relevant today as when it was first performed in St. Petersburg in 1836.
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Open Bethlehem

Open Bethlehem

Dec 6, 7:30pm - Dec 6, 9:00pm

David Lean Cinema
Katherine St
Croydon,  CR9 1ET Map

Filmmaker Leila Sansour returns to Bethlehem to help save the town from ruin plus Q and A with Sara Apps, who is the Executive Director of the Campaign.

Tickets: £6.50-£8.00

To book: www.ticketsource.co.uk/davidleancinema

The Florida Project (15)

The Florida Project (15)

Dec 6, 7:45pm - Dec 6, 10:00pm

Harris Academy South Norwood, Cumberlow Ave London, SE25 6AE Map

Join us for Sean Baker’s critically-acclaimed, THE FLORIDA PROJECT, a deeply moving and unforgettably poignant look at childhood.

Set on a stretch of highway just outside the imagined utopia of Disney World, the film follows six-year-old Moonee and her rebellious 22-year-old mother Halley (played by newcomers Brooklynn Prince and Bria Vinai) over the course of a single summer. The two live week to week at “The Magic Castle,” a budget hotel managed by Bobby (Willem Dafoe), whose stern exterior hides a deep reservoir of kindness and compassion. Despite her harsh surroundings, Moonee has no trouble making each day a celebration of life, her endless afternoons overflowing with mischief and grand adventure as she and her ragtag playmates fearlessly explore the utterly unique world into which they've been thrown.

“Every moment of this film is glorious” - ✩✩✩✩✩ The Guardian

Tickets: Advance £9 / Door £10 / Members £5
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12 interested  ·  3 going
Breathe

Breathe

Dec 7, 11:00am - Dec 7, 1:00pm

David Lean Cinema
Katherine St
Croydon,  CR9 1ET Map

The true story of Robin Cavendish, paralysed by polio, yet devoting his life to helping fellow patients and the disabled.

Tickets: £6.50-£8.00

To book: www.ticketsource.co.uk/davidleancinema

2 interested  ·  1 going
Breathe

Breathe

Dec 7, 7:30pm - Dec 7, 9:30pm

David Lean Cinema
Katherine St
Croydon,  CR9 1ET Map

The true story of Robin Cavendish, paralysed by polio, yet devoting his life to helping fellow patients and the disabled.

Tickets: £6.50-£8.00

To book: www.ticketsource.co.uk/davidleancinema

1 interested
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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Hip Hop Karaoke

Hip Hop Karaoke

Dec 8, 8:00pm - Dec 8, 10:00pm

Boxpark Croydon
99 George Street
London,  CR0 1LD Map

They're coming back with a bang! Hip Hop Karaoke, come live out your rap fantasies!

Whether it’s old school gems from the 80s and 90s or the latest records from Drake, Nicki and Kendrick, Hip Hop Karaoke is the place to let go of all inhibitions and feel the exhilaration of smashing it live on stage. Hip Hop Karaoke is a euphoric, addictive experience and definitely something to cross off the bucket-list…

50 interested  ·  11 going
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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Storytime

Storytime

Dec 9, 1:00pm - Dec 9, 3:00pm

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

For children aged 3-8years.

Our theme this week is FATHER CHRISTMAS'S WORKSHOP

About Storytime:
A friendly and relaxed session running every Saturday (apart from during summer holidays) at The Oval Tavern in East Croydon.
Children can enjoy stories and arty activities. 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.
This is a drop in session, no need to book.
For details please email Storytimejenny@outlook.com
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2 interested  ·  1 going
Nicky Blackmarket & Fatman D Birthday Festival

Nicky Blackmarket & Fatman D Birthday Festival

Dec 9, 2:00pm - Dec 9, 11:00pm

Boxpark Croydon
99 George St
Croydon,  CR0 1LD Map

DEF:INITION, BIOLOGICAL BEATS + NBM PRESENT: NICKY BLACKMARKET & FATMAN D'S BDAY FESTIVAL

A daytime festival to celebrate the legends that are Nicky Blackmarket & Fatman D alongside an all star line of drum & bass favourites both old school and new age.

This Event is for over 18’S onlys
Please Bring ID - NO I.D No Entry

The site will be closed to general public on the day.

32 interested  ·  15 going
Nicky BM & Fatman D Birthday Festival : Boxpark Croydon

Nicky BM & Fatman D Birthday Festival : Boxpark Croydon

Dec 9, 2:00pm - Dec 9, 11:00pm

Boxpark Croydon
99 George Street
London,  CR0 1LD Map

Def:inition, Biological Beats + NBM Present
Nicky Blackmarket & Fatman D's Bday Festival : 2pm-11pm
Sat 9th Dec at Boxpark Croydon "Indoor Daytime Event"

Tickets on Sale now at Deftickets.co.uk

★ NICKY BLACKMARKET & FATMAN D (360 BDAY SET)
★ KINGS OF THE ROLLERS (VOLTAGE x SERUM x BLADERUNNER ft INJA)
★ MAJISTRATE B2B NU ELEMENTZ ft EKSMAN x HERBZIE x GRIMA x AZZA
★ LOGAN D + EVIL B
★ TURNO B2B SLIPZ ft BASSMAN x TRIGGA x $PYDA x BLU BOMMA
★ BROCKIE B2B INTER ft DET + THE RAGGA TWINS
★ UPGRADE x PROFILE x HIZZLEGUY ft FEARLESS x KOMBO
★ T>I B2B DJ LIMITED ft IC3 x IMPACT x KUEDON
★ BIO BEATS SHOWCASE (LADY V DUBZ x FLAT T x TELEKOM ft DOUBLE O x DANJA)
★ SUICIDE SQUAD (SNIDE x GRIMEMINISTER ft JAE TUNS x AC x FURY x Y-T x KEELO)

★ KLIP & OUTLAW ★ BOU ★ ULTRAH ★ BOYLAN ★ TRIMER ★ SOCIAL SECURITY ★ DJ TWISTA ★ SUBLOW ★ R3DX ★ TESEN
★ G I JONES ★ MEGA ★ GUZI ★ TINY ★ EMGEE ★ K-Y ★ FLATLINE ★ REKLESS

★ DEEFA ★ DEGS ★ DECOY ★ BELLYMAN ★ BASHER ★ ENAMIE ★ DOTTY ★ Y-ZER ★ HYPER ROLLERS ★ DAZMAN ★ KYST MC ★ PKT ★ KNK ★ DOUBLE GEE ★ BIGGS ★ WEJJI ★ D-LOW ★ WARVAY ★ REEALITY

ARENA 2 - Young Guns Records and Events

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★ ADVANCE TICKETS ★
1st Release £12 (SOLD OUT)
2nd Release £16 (SOLD OUT)
3rd Release £20
Final Release £24

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This Event is for over 18’S onlys
Please Bring ID - NO I.D No Entry
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The Boy and The Beast

The Boy and The Beast

Dec 9, 2:30pm - Dec 9, 4:30pm

David Lean Cinema
Katherine St
Croydon,  CR9 1ET Map

Japanese animation telling the story of a young orphan, taken to an alternative universe by a bear man, uniting to fight a darkness that brings chaos to both worlds

Tickets: £6.50-£8.00

To book: www.ticketsource.co.uk/davidleancinema

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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31 interested  ·  7 going
South Norwood

South Norwood

Dec 10, 12:00pm

Sncc 10 South Norwood Hill, London Se25 6ab Map

Complete the treasure hunt, visiting businesses along the way.

At each stop you'll find a clue.

Once you've finished come to South Norwood Community Centre put your completed clue card into a prize draw. Businesses like Blooming Desires, Elizabeth James and Wild in the city have donated amazing prizes.

Fun to be had at the fair includes; games, gift shopping, good music, kids activities and much more.

Support local small business and social enterprise
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105 interested  ·  29 going
South Norwood Christmas Fair

South Norwood Christmas Fair

Dec 10, 12:00pm - Dec 10, 4:00pm

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

Complete a treasure hunt by visiting our listed businesses. At each stop you will find a clue, once you’ve finished come to South Norwood Community Centre where you will find the final clue. Then be entered into a prize draw. Compete in games, buy gifts, enjoy some good music, kids activities and support local businesses.

206 interested  ·  24 going
South Norwood Christmas Fair

South Norwood Christmas Fair

Dec 10, 12:00pm - Dec 10, 4:00pm

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

Complete a treasure hunt by visiting our listed businesses. At each stop you will find a clue, once you’ve finished come to South Norwood Community Centre where you will find the final clue. Then be entered into a prize draw. Compete in games, buy gifts, enjoy some good music, kids activities and support local businesses.

206 interested  ·  24 going
Little Canada Winter Carnival

Little Canada Winter Carnival

Dec 10, 12:00pm - Dec 10, 7:00pm

Surrey Street Market
Croydon,  BN17 5 Map

The history of the Winter Carnival in Quebec is a tradition going back over 120 years and we’re bringing some of that Maple Flavoured Magic to Surrey Street Market on December 10th as Little Canada returns to Croydon.

Our first Little Canada Market had 2000 people from all over come out to enjoy the authentic taste of Canada it’s great to be coming back!

We are excited to be working with the Quebec Government office in London and the Christmas Markets team in France and Belgium to create a fantastic Little Canada Carnival Experience.
Did you know Quebec is responsible for 70% of the World’s Maple Syrup production?

The Famous Bonhomme de Neige has been the official Mascot of the Carnival since 1955. The Joie de Vivre of Bonhomme de Neige is well known throughout the world.

The Carnival has so much history more info can be found here: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quebec_Winter_Carnival

Market Traders and Activities

Yes Wholesale Perogies & Cheese Curds will still be available in 500 Gm portions!

Quebec Office in London – Will have representatives around and about so say hello!

Little Canada – Handmade Christmas ornaments and beautiful hand crafted Canadian Themed items

La Petite Cabane à sucre – Maple Taffy Maple Syrup and more

Pure Maple - Fresh Hot waffles smothered in Maple Syrup and Fresh Cream

Original Nanaimo Bars – Tasty sweet Canadian treats

Photobooth – Get your picture taken with our very own Bonhomme Mascot or try out some of our cool Canadian props!

Facepainting with Bonnie – Be sure to get the Carnival look from Bonnie!

The Double-Double Café – Tim Hortons Coffee served with 10% Cream, Hot Chocolate, Butter Tarts Pecan Pie and more

Mount Royal Bar – Sleemans Canadian Beer, Caesars Cocktails, Caribou the traditional Carnival warm Alcoholic Drink with Maple Syrup, Red wine and Brandy!

Northern Lights Poutine – With our delicious gravy being prepared locally by French Mauritian Chef David Leung-Kwok of Cote D’Azur Restaurant Fresh Cheese Curds and the festive addition of Turkey and Stuffing!

Live Music – With live music from Artists like Shane Hampsheir, our very own Gospel Choir and top Canadian artists Like Jessica Pruneau will be taking the stage

More to come!!
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257 interested
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.

5 interested  ·  5 going
Little Canada Winter Carnival

Little Canada Winter Carnival

Dec 10, 12:00pm - Dec 10, 7:00pm

Surrey Street Market
Croydon,  BN17 5 Map

The history of the Winter Carnival in Quebec is a tradition going back over 120 years and we’re bringing some of that Maple Flavoured Magic to Surrey Street Market on December 10th as Little Canada returns to Croydon.

Our first Little Canada Market had 2000 people from all over come out to enjoy the authentic taste of Canada it’s great to be coming back!

We are excited to be working with the Quebec Government office in London and the Christmas Markets team in France and Belgium to create a fantastic Little Canada Carnival Experience.
Did you know Quebec is responsible for 70% of the World’s Maple Syrup production?

The Famous Bonhomme de Neige has been the official Mascot of the Carnival since 1955. The Joie de Vivre of Bonhomme de Neige is well known throughout the world.

The Carnival has so much history more info can be found here: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quebec_Winter_Carnival

Market Traders and Activities

Yes Wholesale Perogies & Cheese Curds will still be available in 500 Gm portions!

Quebec Office in London – Will have representatives around and about so say hello!

Little Canada – Handmade Christmas ornaments and beautiful hand crafted Canadian Themed items

La Petite Cabane à sucre – Maple Taffy Maple Syrup and more

Pure Maple - Fresh Hot waffles smothered in Maple Syrup and Fresh Cream

Original Nanaimo Bars – Tasty sweet Canadian treats

Photobooth – Get your picture taken with our very own Bonhomme Mascot or try out some of our cool Canadian props!

Facepainting with Bonnie – Be sure to get the Carnival look from Bonnie!

The Double-Double Café – Tim Hortons Coffee served with 10% Cream, Hot Chocolate, Butter Tarts Pecan Pie and more

Mount Royal Bar – Sleemans Canadian Beer, Caesars Cocktails, Caribou the traditional Carnival warm Alcoholic Drink with Maple Syrup, Red wine and Brandy!

Northern Lights Poutine – With our delicious gravy being prepared locally by French Mauritian Chef David Leung-Kwok of Cote D’Azur Restaurant Fresh Cheese Curds and the festive addition of Turkey and Stuffing!

Live Music – With live music from Artists like Shane Hampsheir, our very own Gospel Choir and top Canadian artists Like Jessica Pruneau will be taking the stage

More to come!!
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257 interested
South Norwood Christmas Fair

South Norwood Christmas Fair

Dec 10, 12:00pm - Dec 10, 4:00pm

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

Complete a treasure hunt by visiting our listed businesses. At each stop you will find a clue, once you’ve finished come to South Norwood Community Centre where you will find the final clue. Then be entered into a prize draw. Compete in games, buy gifts, enjoy some good music, kids activities and support local businesses.

206 interested  ·  24 going
Croydon Philharmonic Choir: A Box Of Carols

Croydon Philharmonic Choir: A Box Of Carols

Dec 10, 4:00pm - Dec 10, 5:00pm

Boxpark Croydon
99 George Street
London,  CR0 1LD Map

Come and hear our Christmas songs at Croydon Boxpark – and join in with us too!

To round off your shopping, come and relax by listening to an hour of fabulous singing from one of the finest choirs in southern England. Get the chance to join us singing carols – words provided. A taste of our Christmas concert on December 18, this Boxpark event is free and open to all.

98 interested  ·  26 going
Loving Vincent (Babes in Arms screening)

Loving Vincent (Babes in Arms screening)

Dec 12, 11:00am - Dec 12, 12:45pm

David Lean Cinema
Katherine St
Croydon,  CR9 1ET Map

Animated by 115 artists creating 65,000 oil paintings in the style of the artist, Loving Vincent relates the final weeks of Van Gogh’s life as a detective story as a young man tries to deliver Vincent’s last letter, and questions those who knew him about the circumstances of his death.

Tickets - £6.50 - £8.00

To book: www.ticketsource.co.uk/davidleancinema

Belshazzars Feast @ The Oval Tavern

Belshazzar's Feast @ The Oval Tavern

Dec 12, 7:30pm

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

Last year they sold out and we had to turn so many people away, so this time the Feastie Boys are in Croydon for two nights! 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... See MoreSee Less

20 interested  ·  4 going
Belshazzars Feast - Tuesday 12th

Belshazzar's Feast - Tuesday 12th

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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The Man Who Invented Christmas

The Man Who Invented Christmas

Dec 12, 7:30pm - Dec 12, 9:15pm

David Lean Cinema
Katherine St
Croydon,  CR9 1ET Map

Hoping for a career revival, Charles Dickens aims for new success, with a series of events leading him to pen the classic A Christmas Carol.

Tickets - £6.50 - £8.00

To book: www.ticketsource.co.uk/davidleancinema

Tim Hain and Robin Bibi - Live!

Tim Hain and Robin Bibi - Live!

Dec 12, 8:30pm - Dec 12, 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 CoulsdonComrdaes@aol.com or messaging The Tuesday Night Music Club here on Facebook.

It's been too long since Robin Bibi and Tim Hain played together - as two incredibly popular artists in their own rights they rarely get time. So where better to get them together, with their hand picked band, than The Tuesday Night Music Club!

5 interested  ·  7 going
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 6AB 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.

2 interested  ·  2 going
Belshazzars Feast - Wednesday 13th

Belshazzar's Feast - Wednesday 13th

Dec 13, 7:30pm - Dec 13, 11:00pm

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

STOP PRESS - ALMOST SOLD OUT!
Looking into releasing some more tickets - watch this space. Don't forget they are also on at the same venue on Tuesday 12th December too.

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 the Oval Tune-ies!
Tickets are £12.50.
Contact us to make arrangements if bringing anyone under 18.
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The Party

The Party

Dec 13, 7:30pm - Dec 13, 8:50pm

David Lean Cinema
Katherine St
Croydon,  CR9 1ET Map

Politician Janet is celebrating her new cabinet post by holding a little soirée with her academic husband Bill, some old friends and their partners, plus a smooth-talking banker.

What could possibly go wrong?

Tickets: £6.50 - £8.00

To book: www.ticketsource.co.uk/davidleancinema

2 interested
Gods Own Country (15) + Q&A

God's Own Country (15) + Q&A

Dec 13, 7:45pm - Dec 13, 10:00pm

Harris Academy South Norwood, Cumberlow Ave London, SE25 6AE Map

Escape to the heart of the broodingly beautiful Yorkshire Pennines with this award-winning debut feature from writer/director Francis Lee. Hailed as the UK’s answer to Brokeback Mountain, God’s Own Country is a thrilling love story about two men seeking warmth, connection and belonging in the harsh wilderness that surrounds them. Featuring a host of standout performances, this film has been marked as one this this year’s essential big screen experiences.

A young sheep farmer works long hours on his family’s remote farm in the north of England. He numbs the daily frustration of his lonely existence with nightly binge-drinking at the local pub and casual sex. But when a handsome Romanian migrant worker arrives to take up temporary work on the family farm, Johnny suddenly finds himself having to deal with emotions he has never felt before.

Join us after the film for a Q&A with producer Manon Ardisson.

Plus short: Dial-A-Ride (2017) by George Cowie

Continuing with the theme of connection and companionship in the remote British countryside, Forest Hill-based George Cowie takes us on a journey through rural South Wales. Passengers on a community bus reveal all the joys, challenges and quirks of growing old, with a mix of fly-on-the-wall moments and intimate stories.

Tickets: Advance £9 / Door £10 / Members £5
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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.

3 interested  ·  1 going
The Man Who Invented Christmas

The Man Who Invented Christmas

Dec 14, 2:30pm - Dec 14, 4:15pm

David Lean Cinema
Katherine St
Croydon,  CR9 1ET Map

Hoping for a career revival, Charles Dickens aims for new success, with a series of events leading him to pen the classic A Christmas Carol.

Tickets - £6.50 - £8.00

To book: www.ticketsource.co.uk/davidleancinema

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

Janette Mason will be joined by Lily Dior and Kevin Leo as she leads the Dirty Martinis for these special Hideaway Christmas Shows, swinging and grooving their way through some classic Christmas crackers packed with soul, jazz and feel good festive twists and treats.

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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Call Me By My Name

Call Me By My Name

Dec 14, 7:30pm - Dec 14, 9:45pm

David Lean Cinema
Katherine St
Croydon,  CR9 1ET Map

Set in the 1980’s, this coming-of-age Italian drama tells the romance of Elio and Oliver over the course of a summer.

Tickets - £6.50 - £8.00

To book: www.ticketsource.co.uk/davidleancinema

1 interested
Christmas Cracker at St Johns

Christmas Cracker at St John's

Dec 15, 7:00pm - Dec 15, 9:30pm

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

Come along to St John the Evangelist, Upper Norwood, where the orchestra will be kicking off the countdown to Christmas with a concert your whole family will enjoy. They’ll be playing some of your best-loved Christmas music and will be joined on stage by the Central Band of The Royal British Legion and local choirs and schools for a programme that will really get you in the mood for the festive season, as will the mulled wine and seasonal treats. Bring along friends and family, your Santa hats, and plenty of festive cheer!

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker Suite
Antonio Vivaldi: Winter from The Four Seasons
Howard Blake: Walking in the Air
Leroy Anderson: Sleigh Ride
David Braid: Yesterday, like you and me (new commission)
A selection of Christmas melodies performed by The Central Band of The Royal British Legion
And carols for all!

This concert is being held in aid of the Croydon Refugee Day Centre, a friendly safe meeting place that offers practical assistance for asylum seekers and refugees. A newly commissioned piece ‘Yesterday, like you and me’, based on a moving poem about the refugee crisis, with music by local composer David Braid, will be premièred in the concert, sung by pupils from Rockmount School in Upper Norwood.

Early Bird discount: book by Friday 24th November to get a 25% discount on all ticket prices

Priority Ticket £22.50 (includes reserved seating, programme and interval drink)
Adult (standard): £15
Concessions (OAP): £13
Young Person (16–25): £10
Children (under 16): £5
Family Ticket (2 adults, 2 children): £36
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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

Janette Mason will be joined by Lily Dior and Kevin Leo as she leads the Dirty Martinis for these special Hideaway Christmas Shows, swinging and grooving their way through some classic Christmas crackers packed with soul, jazz and feel good festive twists and treats.

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 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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1 going
Christmas Cracker at St Johns

Christmas Cracker at St John's

Dec 15, 7:00pm - Dec 15, 9:30pm

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

Come along to St John the Evangelist, Upper Norwood, where the orchestra will be kicking off the countdown to Christmas with a concert your whole family will enjoy. They’ll be playing some of your best-loved Christmas music and will be joined on stage by the Central Band of The Royal British Legion and local choirs and schools for a programme that will really get you in the mood for the festive season, as will the mulled wine and seasonal treats. Bring along friends and family, your Santa hats, and plenty of festive cheer!

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker Suite
Antonio Vivaldi: Winter from The Four Seasons
Howard Blake: Walking in the Air
Leroy Anderson: Sleigh Ride
David Braid: Yesterday, like you and me (new commission)
A selection of Christmas melodies performed by The Central Band of The Royal British Legion
And carols for all!

This concert is being held in aid of the Croydon Refugee Day Centre, a friendly safe meeting place that offers practical assistance for asylum seekers and refugees. A newly commissioned piece ‘Yesterday, like you and me’, based on a moving poem about the refugee crisis, with music by local composer David Braid, will be premièred in the concert, sung by pupils from Rockmount School in Upper Norwood.

Early Bird discount: book by Friday 24th November to get a 25% discount on all ticket prices

Priority Ticket £22.50 (includes reserved seating, programme and interval drink)
Adult (standard): £15
Concessions (OAP): £13
Young Person (16–25): £10
Children (under 16): £5
Family Ticket (2 adults, 2 children): £36
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Storytime

Storytime

Dec 16, 1:00pm - Dec 16, 3:00pm

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

For children aged 3-8years.

Our theme this week is RUDOLPH'S NOSE

About Storytime:
A friendly and relaxed session running every Saturday (apart from during summer holidays) at The Oval Tavern in East Croydon.
Children can enjoy stories and arty activities. 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.
This is a drop in session, no need to book.
For details please email Storytimejenny@outlook.com
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The Old Avengers at The Oval

The Old Avengers at The Oval

Dec 16, 9:00pm - Dec 16, 11:00pm

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

Our last gig at our local with some special guests

26 interested  ·  4 going
Hideaway Christmas Show (Saturday)

Hideaway Christmas Show (Saturday)

Dec 16, 9:00pm - Dec 16, 11:30pm

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

Janette Mason will be joined by Lily Dior and Kevin Leo as she leads the Dirty Martinis for these special Hideaway Christmas Shows, swinging and grooving their way through some classic Christmas crackers packed with soul, jazz and feel good festive twists and treats.

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 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.

Line up: Kevin Leo - Vocals, Lily Dior - Vocals, Janette Mason - MD / Keys, Alessandro Lombardo - Drums, Simon Little - Bass, Shanti Jayasinha - Trumpet, Roberto Manzin - Saxophone
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Boogie Monsters Festive Family Acoustic Jam at Boxpark Croydon!

Boogie Monsters Festive Family Acoustic Jam at Boxpark Croydon!

Dec 17, 10:30am - Dec 17, 11:45am

Boxpark Croydon
99 George Street
London,  CR0 1LD Map

Boogie Monsters - Live Music for your Little Monsters!

The Ultimate Award-Winning Live Gig for the Whole Family!

Festive Family Acoustic Jam at Boxpark Croydon!

Join Boogie Monsters, the UK's award winning LIVE rock and pop band for children, as they bring their fun and interactive daytime gigs to you!

Get involved with some festive fun at our Christmas party when we will be getting you in the mood for the big day with plenty of Yuletide cheer – you won’t be able to stop yoursElves from joining in!

Enjoy a festive musical mash up of Christmas themed chart hits, rocked up action songs and funky nursery rhymes, played by our brilliant professional musicians!

Our live ‘unplugged’ gigs pack all the excitement of a rock band, into a lively and fun acoustic band – perfect for little ears!

The performance includes a very special visit from Father Christmas himself, and a FREE goody bag for every child!

Mums, Dads and Grandparents - book your tickets and show the kids what REAL music is all about!

Doors open at 10.30am - grab a drink from the bar, blow some bubbles and get your inflatable guitars and flashing wands ready to rock!

Music begins at 10.45am.

For the kids...

⭐️ Bubble Blasts

⭐️ Disco Lights

⭐️ Colourful Props & Inflatables

⭐️ Crazy Snow Confetti Cannons

⭐️ Father Christmas with a free goody bag for every boy and girl!

For the grown-ups...

⭐️ Licensed Bar

⭐️ Baby Changing Facilities

⭐️ Buggy Parking

Early Bird Tickets - £6.50 per person (Adults & Children) Limited numbers available - SOLD OUT
Adults and Children - £8.00 each
Family Ticket (4 PEOPLE) £28
Babies Under 6 Months Go Free!

Online booking fees apply.
£10 per person if purchased on the door (subject to availability, cash only please)

Boogie Monsters are proud to be at the forefront of children's entertainment, providing the ultimate opportunity for families to enjoy live music together, dance, learn and have fun!

But don't just take our word for it....!

"...Boogie Monsters put on one heck of a live music show..."

"Highly skilled, professional musicians who love being on stage and performing for the kids..."

"We all absolutely loved it. Such a great atmosphere and something totally unique for the kids!"

"It was great, my kiddies loved it! They haven't stopped talking about Boogie Monsters since we got back!"

"My little boy had a blast and is already asking me when we can go again!"

FInd out more at www.boogiemonsters.co.uk

For occasional news and details of our future concerts, please sign up to our newsletter - eepurl.com/baPbwb

We look forward to seeing you for a boogie!


Please note, tickets are non-returnable and non-refundable

Children remain the responsibility of their parent / carer throughout the concert.

Inflatable guitars and flashing foam wands will be available to purchase on the day for £3 each (cash only).

Photographs and video will be taken during the concert, and may be used for future promotion on our website and social media. By your attendance at the event you acknowledge that you have been informed that you and/or your child may be photographed or recorded, and that those images may be used in our future promotions.

FAQs

Please visit our website www.boogiemonsters.co.uk or contact us at enquiries@boogiemonsters.co.uk

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Visit www.boxpark.co.uk/croydon/ for transport information.
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The Cadillac Kings

The Cadillac Kings

Dec 17, 12:00pm - Dec 17, 4:30pm

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

The Cadillac Kings drive into town to let the good times roll with their fantastic mix of blues and swing.
“A band at the top of their game” Blues Matters

“Premium quality rhythm n' blues, jive and swing from the UK's finest exponents” The Times
Line up:

Mal Barclay (guitar, vocals), Paul Cuff (double bass), Tim Penn (piano, accordion, vocals), Mike Thomas (vocals, harmonica, guitar) and Roy Webber (drums, vocals)

2 interested  ·  2 going
Its A Wonderful Life | Xmas Community Takeover

It's A Wonderful Life | Xmas Community Takeover

Dec 17, 1:30pm - Dec 17, 5:00pm

Holy Innocents, 192A Selhurst Road SE25 6XX Map

Dir: Frank Capra. USA 1947. 95 mins. Cert U

We are celebrating Christmas with the second event in our brand new Community Takeover strand! Bring your loved ones for a special matinee screening of Christmas masterpiece,IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE (1947), as voted by the South Norwood community.

George Bailey never got a chance to fulfill his life's ambitions of exploring the world. As he watches his friends and family become success stories, he gives up his dreams for the good of his town. When a financial error drives him to contemplate ending his life, an angel is sent from Heaven to show him what life would have been like if he had never existed.

The film was suggested by community members Rose Sage-Morrish and Jennifer Bowling:

"The film to me is about support, living life and accepting challenges and struggles head-on, as they will make you a stronger person." - Jennifer

"Watching this Capra Classic has been a family tradition for as long as I can remember. Seeing it on the big screen & sharing this moment with others will be a wonderful gift indeed!" - Rose

Get into the Christmas spirit and arrive early for a special workshop for all ages with Blooming Desires and a visit our very own Santa’s grotto. A licensed bar will be available serving mulled wine, mince pies and other festive treats.

Doors 1.30pm / Film 2.30pm
Tickets: £3.50 - £9.00
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London Mozart Players Chamber Ensemble

London Mozart Players Chamber Ensemble

Dec 17, 6:30pm - Dec 17, 8:30pm

Conway Hall
25 Red Lion Square
London,  WC1R 4RL Map

Members of the London Mozart Players, the UK’s first chamber orchestra, return to Conway Hall to close our Autumn 2017 Season.

Free entry for under-26s courtesy of Cavatina Chamber Music Trust.

Tim Lines (clarinet)
Simon Blendis (violin)
Jennifer Godson (violin)
Judith Busbridge (viola)
Sebastian Comberti (cello)

Schubert | Movement in B flat for String Trio
Mozart | Clarinet Quintet
Brahms | Clarinet Quintet

Founded by Harry Blech in 1949 as the UK’s first chamber orchestra, the London Mozart Players (LMP) has achieved international renown for its outstanding live performances and CD recordings of the core Classical repertoire. Music Directors have included Gérard Korsten, Andrew Parrott, Matthias Bamert and Jane Glover, who grew and developed the orchestras strong Classical tradition. The LMP enjoys connections with Hilary Davan Wetton as Associate Conductor, and Howard Shelley as Conductor Laureate, and continues to work closely with many of the world’s finest conductors and soloists, including Tasmin Little and Anthony Marwood. In 2015 the LMP appointed cellist Laura van der Heijden as its first Young Artist in Residence.

In addition the LMP also plays an active part in contemporary music, giving many world premières and commissioning new works, in recent years by composers including Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Tarik O’Regan, Sally Beamish, Cecilia McDowall, Lynne Plowman, Fraser Trainer and Jonathan Dove. In March 2011 the LMP appointed Roxanna Panufnik as Associate Composer.

The LMP has been committed to providing a platform for sharing the creative arts with schools and communities for over 25 years. LMP Voyager is an education and community hub which allows music to inspire, educate & enrich communities through an extensive programme of work across the UK. The LMP have a vast programme of work in the community, from visiting day care centres and care homes to providing community concerts for elderly and disabled people. The LMP is associated with Royal Holloway University of London, Wellington College, the Portsmouth Grammar School and the Whitgift Foundation Schools in Croydon. Other ongoing ventures include visiting care homes and concert demonstrations in primary and secondary schools.

Touring is a major part of the orchestra’s schedule, with regular appearances at festivals and concert series throughout the UK and abroad. Overseas, the LMP has visited China, Spain, Belgium, France and Germany. Recording has played a major part in the orchestra’s life for many years. A long relationship with Chandos includes many recordings of works by Haydn and Mozart and an acclaimed Contemporaries of Mozart series numbers over 20 CDs. New Naxos release Flowers of the Field in collaboration with City of London Choir, Roderick Williams and Hilary Davan Wetton reached No.1 in the Classical Album Charts.

The LMP enjoys the patronage of HRH The Earl of Wessex. In June 2014 the LMP began a new and exciting phase in its history, becoming the first chamber orchestra in the UK to be managed both operationally and artistically by the players.

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Croydon Uke Jam

Croydon Uke Jam

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

The Green Dragon
60 High Street
Croydon,  CR0 1 Map

Christmas Do. Last one of the year. See you in 2018.
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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Murder On The Orient Express

Murder On The Orient Express

Dec 19, 7:30pm - Dec 19, 9:30pm

David Lean Cinema
Katherine St
Croydon,  CR9 1ET Map

An all star cast lead by Kenneth Branagh feature in the retelling of the Agatha Christie mystery.

Tickets - £6.50 - £8.00

To book: www.ticketsource.co.uk/davidleancinema

Christmas Cinema at The Halls: Die Hard

Christmas Cinema at The Halls: Die Hard

Dec 19, 8:00pm - Dec 19, 10:15pm

Stanley Halls
12 South Norwood Hill
London,  SE25 6AB Map

New York policeman John McClane (Bruce Willis) flies to Los Angeles bearing presents and hoping to patch up his marriage. Hans Gruber is in LA to take bearer bonds from the Nakatomi Corp, where McClane’s wife Holly is an executive. When the takeover becomes hostile, it’s up to McClane to take on the terrorists with all the grit and determination he can muster–but not without a sense of humor…

Certificate: 18

Running Time: 132 minutes

Tickets:

2 for Wine: £20 (includes 2 tickets + 1 bottle of House Wine)
General Admission : £6
Concessions: £4

www.ticketsource.co.uk/event/FDELDG
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Red Butler - Live! - SOLD OUT!

Red Butler - Live! - SOLD OUT!

Dec 19, 8:30pm - Dec 19, 11:00pm

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

THIS SHOW IS NOW SOLD OUT!

To add your name to a reserve list in case of any returns or cancellations please email info@TheTuesdayNightMusicClub.co.uk

For our final show of 2017 we thought we'd go out with a bang. And what better band to do that with than Red Butler. They raised the roof at our 3rd anniversary celebrations and now they're going to do it again!

Book your tickets for this one just as soon as you can - this will sell out and once those tickets have gone there'll be no more...
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Blade Runner 2049

Blade Runner 2049

Dec 20, 7:00pm - Dec 20, 10:00pm

David Lean Cinema
Katherine St
Croydon,  CR9 1ET Map

This compelling run up to the acclaimed 1982 classic follows LAPD Officer K (Gosling), a new futureworld cop (“blade runner”), who discovers a long-buried secret that threatens to undermine society.

Tickets - £6.50-£8.00

To book: www.ticketsource.co.uk/davidleancinema

The Man Who Invented Christmas (PG)

The Man Who Invented Christmas (PG)

Dec 20, 7:45pm - Dec 20, 10:00pm

Harris Academy South Norwood, Cumberlow Ave London, SE25 6AE Map

In 1843, Charles Dickens was a struggling literary rock star. After his publishers rejected his pitch for “A Christmas Carol”, Dickens declared he would publish it himself. Using real-life inspiration and a vivid imagination, author Dickens brings Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim and other classic characters to life, changing Christmas into the celebration we know today.

A family fun experience about the most iconic Christmas story ever written and the genius behind its creation.

Directed by esteemed Bharat Nalluri (Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day, Spooks), The Man Who Invented Christmas stars Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey, Beauty and the Beast) as the iconic Charles Dickens.

Tickets: Advance £9 / Door £10 / Members £5
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Bring Along Baby: The Man Who Invented Christmas (PG)

Bring Along Baby: The Man Who Invented Christmas (PG)

Dec 21, 11:00am - Dec 21, 2:00pm

Harris Academy South Norwood Cumberlow Ave London SE25 6AE Map

In 1843, Charles Dickens was a struggling literary rock star. After his publishers rejected his pitch for “A Christmas Carol”, Dickens declared he would publish it himself. Using real-life inspiration and a vivid imagination, author Dickens brings Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim and other classic characters to life, changing Christmas into the celebration we know today.

A family fun experience about the most iconic Christmas story ever written and the genius behind its creation.

Directed by esteemed Bharat Nalluri (Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day, Spooks), The Man Who Invented Christmas stars Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey, Beauty and the Beast) as the iconic Charles Dickens.

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Come and discover quality independent cinema, without having to find a babysitter! Just bring your baby and indulge in a movie with other mums and dads, with quality projection, appropriate sound levels, baby changing areas and plenty of space for prams and buggies.

Refreshments available onsite, including filter coffee, tea, water and popcorn.

Tickets: Standard £8 / Members £5
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Murder On The Orient Express (Hard of Hearing - subtitled)

Murder On The Orient Express (Hard of Hearing - subtitled)

Dec 21, 2:30pm - Dec 21, 4:30pm

David Lean Cinema
Katherine St
Croydon,  CR9 1ET Map

An all star cast lead by Kenneth Branagh feature in the retelling of the Agatha Christie mystery.

Tickets - £6.50 - £8.00

To book: www.ticketsource.co.uk/davidleancinema

The Florida Project

The Florida Project

Dec 21, 7:30pm - Dec 21, 9:30pm

David Lean Cinema
Katherine St
Croydon,  CR9 1ET Map

A deeply moving and poignant look at childhood through the eyes of a 6-year-old girl as she lives in a motel with her mother.

Tickets - £6.50 - £8.00

To book: www.ticketsource.co.uk/davidleancinema

AfroBox

AfroBox

Dec 21, 8:00pm - Dec 21, 11:00pm

Boxpark Croydon
99 George Street
London,  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.

SHORTEE BLITZ
DJ NEPTIZZLE
DON-E

KENNY ALLSTAR
DJ MELODY KANE
SONA
DJ SAWA
AYO BEATZ
SILVASTONE
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The Ciyo Brown Quartet

The Ciyo Brown Quartet

Dec 21, 8:30pm - Dec 21, 11:30pm

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

Jazz guitar man Ciyo Brown’s new quartet has already been selling out London venues, featuring Ciyo's vocal excursions with a tinge of guitar. Join Ciyo on an immersive journey into his musical world, drawing on eclectic influences beyond jazz standards and always underpinned by a serious dose of soul and groove.

Ciyo Brown

An in-demand musicians’ musician, Ciyo’s ongoing collaborative works cover a range of genres. His musical talent has featured alongside artists such as Roachford, Linda Lewis, TRaghav, Shara Nelson, through progressive jazz with Soweto Kinch, to the ‘new psychedelia’ Brit-pop/folk influenced music of Bishi.

Ciyo’s jazzy guitar contributions are also present in the genres of reggae and lovers rock and can be found in his live and recorded work with many artists including The Original Aces, JC Lodge, Sugar Minott, Bob Andy, Earl ‘Chinna' Smith, Barry Biggs, Dennis Bovell, Pam Hall, Jimmy Lindsay, Earl 16, Lukie D, Paulette Tajah, Susan Cadogan, Lorna Bennett, Kofi, Winston Reedy, Janet Kay and Carroll Thompson.

Ciyo has toured with Courtney Pine, Byron Wallen, Ronnie Laws, Billy Paul, Jean Toussaint, Maxi Priest, Beres Hammond, Horace Andy, Cleveland Watkiss, Steel Pulse and a host of others. He counts quality time spent with George Benson as amongst his most inspiring experiences to date.
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Jazz Jamaica - Christmas Special

Jazz Jamaica - Christmas Special

Dec 22, 7:00pm - Dec 22, 11:30pm

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

Bassist and bandleader Gary Crosby brings Jazz Jamaica back to Hideaway for a festive Christmas special! Mixing up jazz and ska classics, bringing in some reggae vibes and performing with a swing and zeal that has made them festival favourites around the world, Jazz Jamaica have rightly earned their reputation as 'one of the UK's leading good-time bands' (The Independent).

“Jazz Jamaica should be permanent ambassadors to the United Nations of Good Times.” Cheltenham International Jazz Festival

In 1991, inspired by the rhythms of traditional Jamaican music and the largely improvisational nature of jazz, original Jazz Warrior and veteran jazz double bassist, Gary Crosby, turned a musical concept into a joyful reality. Crosby's concept was to create a quintessential fusion of mento, ska, reggae and jazz, playing classic and modern jazz standards alongside Jamaican folksongs. The result was Jazz Jamaica.

Since its realisation, Crosby has developed the Jazz Jamaica concept by introducing a stream of talented young jazz musicians, so increasing the size of the pool of Jazz Jamaicans, and enabling him to push the boundaries of the music played. Collectively, Crosby and his musicians represent the finest exponents of this unique musical fusion known as skazz, a fusion loved and appreciated by everyone, of all ages and colours around the globe. In 2002, Jazz Jamaica All Stars were winners of the BBC Radio Jazz Award for Best Band.

Crosby’s leadership and drive continue to ensure the evolution of Jazz Jamaica – a process that is encapsulated by the recent headline grabbing collaborative project “Catch A Fire” that saw the band join a 240 voice choir, the Urban Soul Orchestra and Brinsley Forde (Aswad) in a celebration of the music of Bob Marley at the Royal Festival Hall this Summer.
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IDMC Gospel Soul Choir Christmas Show

IDMC Gospel Soul Choir Christmas Show

Dec 23, 9:00pm - Dec 23, 11:30pm

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

After their awesome debut at Hideaway in the summer, IDMC Gospel Choir return to bring you a Gospel Christmas. A night of high energy, soul and gospel, and that's just the intro. Enjoy a festive night of Christmas carols, all given the IDMC Gospel Soul treatment, as well as traditional and contemporary gospel songs and inspirational melodies.

“Gospel choirs and Christmas, are like mince pies and mulled wine," says leader John Fisher. "It won’t be Christmas unless you have a good sing-a-long and we promise you it will be hard to end the show."

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 takes to the Hideaway stage bringing its joyous cocktail of slamming beats, infectious grooves and mellow ballads.
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The Vince Dunn Orchestra Christmas Special

The Vince Dunn Orchestra Christmas Special

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

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

World renowned drummer VINCE DUNN brings his fabulous orchestra to our stage for this special Christmas Sunday lunch show, playing an eclectic mix of jazz, latin, foot tapping funk, classic big band swing and a smattering of classy festive songs guaranteed to make you sing along! Featured vocalists for this Christmas Special TBC.

VINCE DUNN
Drummer Vince, who has performed for over 30 years with Iconic legends from Cleo Laine, Courtney Pine and Award-winning BBC Jazz Artist Liane Carrol to modern greats such as Pharrell Williams, Madonna and Kylie Minogue, brings his orchestra to our stage. They'll be bringing bouncy swing, foot-tapping funk and Latin to keep you moving, this coupled with powerful and poignant pieces penned by jazz legends such as Basie, Ellington, Nestico, Corea and others.
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Tanna

Tanna

Dec 28, 2:30pm - Dec 28, 4:20pm

David Lean Cinema
Katherine St
Croydon,  CR9 1ET Map

Set on the island of Tanna in the South Pacific, the true story of a couple who decided to marry for love, rather than obey their parents' wishes.

The Boy and The Beast

The Boy and The Beast

Dec 29, 11:00am - Dec 29, 1:00pm

David Lean Cinema
Katherine St
Croydon,  CR9 1ET Map

Japanese animation telling the story of a young orphan, taken to an alternative universe by a bear man, uniting to fight a darkness that brings chaos to both worlds

Tickets: £6.50-£8.00

To book: www.ticketsource.co.uk/davidleancinema

The Wages of Fear

The Wages of Fear

Dec 29, 2:30pm - Dec 29, 5:00pm

David Lean Cinema
Katherine St
Croydon,  CR9 1ET Map

Tense 1950’s thriller set in the South American jungle. Rival drivers move supplies of nitroglycerine through the rough remote roads where the slightest jolt can lead to death.

Atlantic Soul Orchestra

Atlantic Soul Orchestra

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

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

The biggest soul party in town explodes onto the Hideaway stage with the country’s hardest hitting and most authentic soul band - playing the finest gems from soul music’s golden era, all delivered with unparalleled passion and energy.
"If you don't like the Atlantic Soul Orchestra then you don't like music" Time Out


Serving up the sounds of the golden era of funky soul, Atlantic Soul Orchestra delves into the Stax and Atlantic vaults and to bring you the music of Otis Redding, Sam and Dave, Wilson Pickett and more. This band delivers Stax of passion!
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NYE Soul and Groove Party feat. Ray Simpson

NYE Soul and Groove Party feat. Ray Simpson

Dec 31, 7:00pm - Jan 1, 1:00am

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

It’s New Year’s Eve and time for a big SOUL and GROOVE party with our special guest, UK soul man extraordinaire Ray Simpson (Cymande, Soul II Soul, Incognito and more) serving up two sets of stone cold soul classics and dance floor fillers as we say hello to 2018 in style here in SW16!

Ticket price includes a glass of bubbly on arrival and a 4 course meal.

Ray Simpson is a British based recording artist who was inspired by the soulful sounds of Motown, Stax, Atlantic Records, Philadelphia International and others, which led him to follow his dreams and achieve a career as a musician.

Ray went on to develop a varied solo career as a vocalist, producer and songwriter, writing for himself and other popular artists such as Maxi Priest, Sugar Minott and Al Campbell to name a few.

In 1984 Ray signed recording and publishing deals with Island Records and Blue Mountain Music, and started to actively explore soul and funk music. He collaborated with Jean Paul Maunick (Bluey), of Incognito, to record vocals on a project produced by Maunick and also toured with Incognito.

In 1989 Ray was signed by Circa Records and recorded his self-titled debut album ‘Ray Simpson’, produced by celebrated American producer Michael J Powell (whose production credits include work with Anita Baker, Randy Crawford among others).

Over the years Ray has worked with Will Downing, Jocelyn Brown, Loose Ends, Maysa Leak and Caron Wheeler and was a featured soloist with Soul II Soul on their album ‘Time For Change’ on which he penned the single ‘Pleasuredome‘.

Ray’s connection with Cymande dates back to the origin of the band in the 70’s, when as a young schoolboy he would watch the band practice in their Brixton basement and thereafter follow their progress with great interest through the connection between his family and the family of Sam Kelly and Derrick Gibbs. That connection was made complete as Ray joined the newly reformed Cymande, touring the US with the band in 2016.

Joining Ray on stage will be Sam Kelly (drums, Cymande), Ray Carless (sax, Cymande, Incognito), Richard Sadler (bass, Kinks, Paul Weller Neil Cowley Trio), Paul Jobson (keys, Chaka Khan, Omar, Joss Stone), Michael ‘Lally’ Carey (guitar) and Kevin Davy (trumpet, Cymande, Finlay Quaye).
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Raver Tots NYD Special w Artful Dodger and Nicky Blackmarket

Raver Tots NYD Special w Artful Dodger and Nicky Blackmarket

Jan 1, 12:00pm - Jan 1, 2:00pm

Box Park East Croydon
99 George Street
Croydon,  CR0 1LD Map

This New Years Day Raver Tots is coming to Croydon for a fun and fabulous NYD party with the most commercially successful UK Garage acts of all time, Artful Dodger, who will be joined by the one and only Nicky Blackmarket!. There will be tons of New Year fun and kids entertainment on offer.

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About Raver Tots:

Raver Tots is a family rave-style event where kids and grownups can hit the dance floor and let off some steam TOGETHER! We cater for all ages from 0 years+

Celebrating the best of British rave culture, expect some of the countries biggest name DJ’s playing the best in old skool rave, Happy Hardcore, Drum & Bass, House and Garage with tonnes of kids fun including soft play areas, parachutes, glow sticks, ball ponds, bubbles and balloons! You’ll find Raver Tots a wild and wacky adventure for all ages in a safe environment for all.

Raver Tots raises money and awareness for children and adults with Autism and ADHD. This event supports The National Autistic Society and ADDISS among others.

It’s time to grab your tot and reach for the lasers… The weekend has landed!

Tickets available here > skiddle.com/e/13084430


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ATTRACTIONS

ARTFUL DODGER & NICKY BLACKMARKET!
Soft play area & Ball Pond
UV Face Painting
Glow Sticks
Crazy Confetti
Balloons / Parachutes
Huge Dance Floor
Music at safe levels and Buggy Park
Optional Neon Rave Fancy Dress

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TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW!! skiddle.com/e/13084430

Early Birds:
Children £6
Adults £9
More on the door if not sold out in advance.

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INFO

• Please note parents remain responsible for children at all times. Children must remain under supervision and we kindly request no running.
• Admission is only for adults attending with a child with a maximum of 3 adults to one child.
• Tickets are non-refundable and not to be resold.
• Buggies should be kept in buggy park areas and not taken onto the dance floor as this is a tripping hazard. Buggy’s parked at own risk.
• For non-walking babies, baby slings or carriers are advisable.
• Music is kept at safe levels. Bring ear defenders if you wish.
• Expect club lighting in a rave style environment but we do not use strobe lights.
• By attending you give permission for Raver Tots to take photos and video of the event for the use of press. If you see a photo you wish to have these taken down please contact us via our Facebook page.
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Raver Tots NYD Special

Raver Tots NYD Special

Jan 1, 12:00pm - Jan 1, 2:00pm

Boxpark Croydon
99 George St
Croydon,  CR0 1LD Map

Raver Tots with Artful Dodger & Nicky Blackmarket host a full venue takeover.
All ages welcome from 0 years old.
AS SEEN ON BBC!

60 interested  ·  5 going
Tipsy Afternoon Teas

Tipsy Afternoon Teas

Jan 1, 1:00pm - Jan 15, 4:00pm

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

Throughout January from 12.00 - 5pm weekdays
Indulge in a midweek afternoon tea ☕️
Enjoy a selection of finger sandwiches, pastries warm scones, cream and preserves. Sip and savor a selection of teas or coffee and a glass of prosecco 🥂
£33.00 for two sharing
Pre booking essential
Call to book on 0208 6680414

Dunkirk (12A)

Dunkirk (12A)

Jan 3, 7:45pm - Jan 3, 10:00pm

Harris Academy South Norwood, Cumberlow Ave London, SE25 6AE Map

From the brilliant mind of British filmmaker Christopher Nolan (Interstellar, Inception, The Dark Knight Trilogy) comes the epic action thriller Dunkirk.

Hundreds of thousands of British and Allied troops are surrounded by enemy forces. Trapped on the beach with their backs to the sea, they face an impossible situation as the enemy closes in. The story unfolds on land, sea and air. RAF Spitfires engage the enemy in the skies above the Channel, trying to protect the defenseless men below. Meanwhile, hundreds of small boats manned by both military and civilians are mounting a desperate rescue effort, risking their lives in a race against time to save even a fraction of their army.

Dunkirk features a multigenerational ensemble cast, including Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, Mark Rylance, Tom Hardy and Harry Styles.

Plus local short:

THE ROOK (2015) by Smari Gunn
The Rook is a short surreal drama that takes place in WW2 Germany. Two prisoners of war, an Italian woman and a Spanish man, are made to play a game of chess for their lives. One of them has had to play too many games and knows how to stay alive for another day.
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Dunkirk (12A)

Dunkirk (12A)

Jan 3, 7:45pm - Jan 3, 10:00pm

Harris Academy South Norwood, Cumberlow Ave London, SE25 6AE Map

From the brilliant mind of British filmmaker Christopher Nolan (Interstellar, Inception, The Dark Knight Trilogy) comes the epic action thriller Dunkirk.

Hundreds of thousands of British and Allied troops are surrounded by enemy forces. Trapped on the beach with their backs to the sea, they face an impossible situation as the enemy closes in. The story unfolds on land, sea and air. RAF Spitfires engage the enemy in the skies above the Channel, trying to protect the defenseless men below. Meanwhile, hundreds of small boats manned by both military and civilians are mounting a desperate rescue effort, risking their lives in a race against time to save even a fraction of their army.

Dunkirk features a multigenerational ensemble cast, including Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, Mark Rylance, Tom Hardy and Harry Styles.

Plus local short:

THE ROOK (2015) by Smari Gunn
The Rook is a short surreal drama that takes place in WW2 Germany. Two prisoners of war, an Italian woman and a Spanish man, are made to play a game of chess for their lives. One of them has had to play too many games and knows how to stay alive for another day.
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Mica Paris

Mica Paris

Jan 5, 9:00pm - Jan 5, 11:30pm

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

With roots in soul and gospel music, Mica Paris is the soul singer behind the albums Contribution, Whisper a Prayer, Black Angel and her platinum-selling debut album So Good. She returns to Hideaway for a two night residency - book early to avoid missing out on her sell-out shows!

81 interested  ·  4 going
Mica Paris

Mica Paris

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

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

With roots in soul and gospel music, Mica Paris is the soul singer behind the albums Contribution, Whisper a Prayer, Black Angel and her platinum-selling debut album So Good. She returns to Hideaway for a two night residency - book early to avoid missing out on her sell-out shows!

458 interested  ·  37 going
Sunday Lunch - Plum Busby

Sunday Lunch - Plum Busby

Jan 7, 12:00pm - Jan 7, 4:30pm

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

The wonderful Plum Busby play a yelping good time mix of jazz, calypso, blues and music hall with a big dollop of incomparable fun and no shortage of feeling!

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

"An original mixture of humour and sauce in the direction of Weimar cabaret or gutsy Weil: Blitz music-hall, Harlem Jazz, lonesome Bluegrass, Las Vegas glitz, and then something else on top" - London Grip

Tracy Coleman (Vocals), Mandy Carlton (Vocals), Stuart Hall (Guitar), Gabriel Keen (Piano), Alexander Keen (Bass), Winston Clifford (Drums), Philip Achille (Harmonica)
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Wedding Open Evening

Wedding Open Evening

Jan 10, 6:00pm - Jan 10, 8:00pm

Coulsdon Manor ‘A Bespoke Hotel
Coulsdon Ct
Coulsdon, Greater London,  CR5 2LL Map

An opportunity for you to visit the hotel and view our facilities as a potential wedding venue for your special day. Our experience staff is will be on hand to answer all your questions and help you out plan your dream day!

4 interested
Charlie Parker On Dial

Charlie Parker On Dial

Jan 11, 8:30pm - Jan 11, 11:30pm

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

We welcome back ‘Charlie Parker On Dial’ – a tribute to jazz genius Charlie ‘Bird’ Parker, written and arranged by Alex Webb (creator of Cafe Society Swing), with vocalist Deelee Dube (the first British winner of the US Sarah Vaughan vocal award in 2016)

'Good script, good concept, fantastic music' - London Jazz News

‘An unadulterated delight’ - Birdlives.co.uk

‘A continuously exuberant ride ... performed by a band as razor-sharp as those suits’ - Jazzwise.com

Charlie Parker On Dial focuses on just two years of Bird’s hectic life – the period he recorded with Ross Russell’s Dial label, producing classics such as Ornithology, Night in Tunisia, Relaxin’ at Camarillo, Scrapple From The Apple and Klacto-veeseds-tene – and revolutionising 1940s jazz in the process.

Alto sax virtuoso Nathaniel Facey leads this narrated celebration of jazz genius Charlie Parker, with a band including Alex Webb (narrator / piano /MD), special guest vocalist Deelee Dube (the first British winner of the US Sarah Vaughan vocal award in 2016), Freddie Gavita (trumpet), Aliocha Thevenet (guitar), Andy Cleyndert (bass), Shane Forbes (drums).
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Lovers Rock Reggae and Grooves with Jamaican singer Susan Cadogan

Lovers Rock Reggae and Grooves with Jamaican singer Susan Cadogan

Jan 12, 9:00pm - Jan 12, 11:30pm

Hideaway Jazz Club
2 Empire Mews Stanthorpe Road
London,  SW16 2BF Map

We are excited to welcome back the great Susan Cadogan to Hideaway! One of Jamaica's best-loved singers of ‘Hurt So Good’, ‘Nice & Easy’, ‘Piece Of My Heart’ - from the ground-breaking tracks and solid gold hits she recorded with Lee "Scratch" Perry at the height of his seminal Black Ark Studio heyday through to Top Of The Pops appearances and lovers rock classics, Susan’s recorded output has never been less than sensational and her live performances remain truly mesmerizing.
With a delicate voice that shimmers between childlike innocence and smoldering sexuality, Susan Cadogan's vocals were the perfect expression of lovers rock. Surprisingly, she never intended to sing professionally, and thus her music career has been sporadic but, such was her talent, Cadogan was rightly crowned the Queen of Lovers Rock.

Born Alison Anne Cadogan on November 2, 1951, in Kingston, Jamaica, she came from a musical family, and her mother had in fact released a number of gospel records during her childhood. The family emigrated to Belize in the mid-'50s, but returned to Jamaica at the end of decade, where Cadogan continued her schooling. Upon graduation, she took a job working in the library at the University of the West Indies in Mona. And there she might have remained, had it not been for DJ Jerry Lewis, the boyfriend of one of Cadogan's friends.

Impressed by her voice, the DJ took her into the JBC studio in 1974 to record his own composition, 'Love My Life', which he produced himself. Producer Lee "Scratch" Perry was at JBC that same day and was also mightily impressed with Cadogan's talent. Perry swiftly swooped in and took the singer under his wing. He renamed her Susan, and set to work in the studio, where he had her record an album's worth of cover songs.

The first fruits of these sessions was the rousing 'Hurts So Good', a cover of Millie Jackson's soul classic. Even though the single, released on Perry's own Perries label, included such musicians as the Zap Pow horn section and bassist Boris Gardiner, it received virtually no attention from the Jamaican public. It was a different story in Britain, where Perry had licensed the single. After dominating at 1974's Notting Hill Carnival, an astute remix quickly flew to the top of the reggae chart. That success prompted the bigger Magnet label to license the single and by March, "Hurts" was sitting in the Top Five of the U.K. national chart.

Cadogan was soon on her way to London, where she made several national TV appearances. While there, the singer inked a deal with Magnet, prompting Perry to license his own recordings with her to a variety of small U.K. labels. Amazingly enough, none of these singles charted; however in 1976, Perry handed all his tapes of Cadogan to Trojan, who released them as the sublime Hurts So Good album.
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Don-E

Don-E

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

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

The UK soul man returns to Hideaway after his debut sell-out show last year. Brixton-born Don-E first hit the charts with his debut album ‘Unbreakable’ featuring the Top 20 hit “Love Makes The World Go Round”.

Several albums followed including ‘Try This’ and ‘Natural’ showcasing his maturing singer/songwriting skills and featuring guests D’Angelo, Mutya Buena and Omar. Now UK soul institution in his own right Don-e has written for and produced legends such as Beverly Knight, Sugababes, Omar, D’Angelo and Lauryn Hill, whilst more recently touring with Grace Jones and writing his latest album.
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Mississippi Swamp Dogs

Mississippi Swamp Dogs

Jan 14, 2:00pm - Jan 14, 4:00pm

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.

UNDER 16s admitted FREE!

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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Zeeteah

Zeeteah

Jan 18, 8:30pm - Jan 18, 11:30pm

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

Drawing on her Bajan roots and her lifelong love of reggae, star vocalist Zeeteah will seriously be getting her groove on for her special debut show at Hideaway. An amazing performer, Zeeteah enjoyed a No.1 dance hit in the USA and has sung with everyone from Tom Jones to Robbie Williams. This show is expected to sell out, so book early!

14 interested
Tom Jones Tribute Night

Tom Jones Tribute Night

Jan 20, 7:00pm - Jan 20, 10:00pm

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

Join us for an evening of all your favourite hits spanning 6 decades of popular music 🎶
£19.95 per person to include buffet
For tickets please call sales on 0208 6680414

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Osibisa - Afrobeat legends live at Hideaway Jazz Club!

Osibisa - Afrobeat legends live at Hideaway Jazz Club!

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

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

These British pioneers of Afro-fusion and godfathers of world music consistently pack out Hideaway whenever they play here. Their live set is a musical adventure, a journey of spirit and a show not to miss!

Formed in London by three Ghanaian and three Caribbean musicians in 1969, Osibisa joined jazz, funk, Caribbean, R&B, Latin and African rhythms together to create something that changed world music forever.

This legendary band have made 20 studio albums and played a central role in developing an awareness of African music among European and North American audiences from the 1970s to the current day - with major hits including 'Music for Gong Gong', 'Sunshine Day', 'Dance the Body Music', 'Coffee Song', 'Woyaya' and more.
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Top Blues with Paul Lamb & The King Snakes

Top Blues with Paul Lamb & The King Snakes

Jan 21, 2:00pm - Jan 21, 4:30pm

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

Hip shaking blues and boogie from the Mississippi Delta to the bright lights and big city sound of Chicago - led from the front by world class harmonica man Mister Paul Lamb.

KIDS UNDER 16 GO FREE TO OUR SUNDAY LUNCH JAZZ SHOWS!

“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.
Line up: Paul Lamb (Vocals, Harmonica), Chad Strentz (Vocals, Guitar), Ryan Lamb (Guitar), Dino Coccia (Drums), Rod Demick (Bass, Vocals)
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Exhibition - A journey in Brutalism

Exhibition - A journey in Brutalism

Jan 25, 6:00pm - Jan 25, 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

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Wall To Wall Bowie

Wall To Wall Bowie

Jan 25, 8:30pm - Jan 25, 11:30pm

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

This ever popular Hideaway three night celebration of one of the great British songwriters and musical icons returns for three nights that promise to be a poignant and joyous salute to the life and music of David Bowie.
With new arrangements, jazz twists and an imaginative approach, Musical Director Janette Mason leads special performances from vocalists David McAlmont and Sam Obernik for what is always a serious musical treat for both Bowie and Jazz fans alike.

David McAlmont (vocals)
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.

Sam Obernik (vocals)
A constant presence on the U.K. dance music scene, singer/songwriter Sam Obernik has been an in-demand guest vocalist for some of the genre's biggest names due to her distinctive vocal sound.

Janette Mason (keys)
Even without knowing it, there’s a fair chance 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. 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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Wall To Wall Bowie

Wall To Wall Bowie

Jan 26, 9:00pm - Jan 26, 11:30pm

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

This ever popular Hideaway celebration of one of the great British songwriters and musical icons returns for three nights that promise to be a poignant and joyous salute to the life and music of David Bowie.

With new arrangements, jazz twists and an imaginative approach, Musical Director Janette Mason leads special performances from vocalists David McAlmont and Sam Obernik for what is always a serious musical treat for both Bowie and Jazz fans alike.

David McAlmont (vocals)
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.

Sam Obernik (vocals)
A constant presence on the U.K. dance music scene, singer/songwriter Sam Obernik has been an in-demand guest vocalist for some of the genre's biggest names due to her distinctive vocal sound.

Janette Mason (keys)
Even without knowing it, there’s a fair chance 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. 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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Wall To Wall Bowie

Wall To Wall Bowie

Jan 27, 9:00pm - Jan 27, 11:30pm

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

This ever popular Hideaway celebration of one of the great British songwriters and musical icons returns for three nights that promise to be a poignant and joyous salute to the life and music of David Bowie.

With new arrangements, jazz twists and an imaginative approach, Musical Director Janette Mason leads special performances from vocalists David McAlmont and Sam Obernik for what is always a serious musical treat for both Bowie and Jazz fans alike.

David McAlmont (vocals)
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.

Sam Obernik (vocals)
A constant presence on the U.K. dance music scene, singer/songwriter Sam Obernik has been an in-demand guest vocalist for some of the genre's biggest names due to her distinctive vocal sound.

Janette Mason (keys)
Even without knowing it, there’s a fair chance 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. 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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Jazz Dynamos

Jazz Dynamos

Jan 28, 2:00pm - Jan 28, 4:30pm

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

From heart-stopping ballads to 1960s French Beach Party vibes and on 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, swing, samba and contemporary pop music – occasionally all at the same time!

UNDER 16s admitted FREE!

"Truly blew me away" - The Music Editor, The Independent

Line up: Lucy Randell (vocals & percussion), Mark Adelman (keyboard), Anders Janes (double bass), Dom Metz (drums & backing vocals), Stewart Curtis (saxes & flute)
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Howard Shelleys Piano Explored: Mendelssohn

Howard Shelley's Piano Explored: Mendelssohn

Feb 7, 1:05pm - Feb 7, 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 delves into our Mendelssohn adventure this series, showcasing the German composer's Piano Concerto No. 1, one of the first of its kind to break musical tradition in the Romantic era.

‘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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Cafe Society Swing

Cafe Society Swing

Feb 17, 9:00pm - Feb 17, 11:30pm

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

Cafe Society Swing returns to Hideaway to tell the true story of the legendary New York nightclub which promoted racial equality and great music. If you love swing, blues and jazz, Cafe Society Swing will delight you - food for the ears, heart and feet. Featuring Vimala Rowe and jazz guitarist Ciyo Brown.

Written by Alex Webb (Narrator / Piano / MD), featuring vintage vocalist Vimala Rowe and guitarist and vocalist Ciyo Brown, plus a swinging eight-piece band in this loving tribute to the first racially-mixed jazz club in the USA.
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Wedding  Fair

Wedding Fair

Feb 18, 12:00pm - Feb 18, 4:00pm

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

Wedding 👰🏼 Fair presented by Brides Visited
From 12 - 4pm with a fashion at 1pm and 3pm. Come and visit the hotel and meet the wedding suppliers.

Brides Visited will be having a massive Bridal sale too

Film Screening Day: Gujarati Yatra - Journey of a people

Film Screening Day: Gujarati Yatra - Journey of a people

Feb 24, 1:00pm - Feb 24, 6:00pm

David Lean Cinema Croydon Clocktower Katharine Street Croydon CR9 1ET Map

An afternoon of free film screenings as part of the exhibition Gujarati Yatra: journey of a people

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A Portrait of Cannonball with Tony Kofi

A Portrait of Cannonball with Tony Kofi

Mar 1, 8:30pm - Mar 1, 11:30pm

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

A retrospective live show telling the story of Julian Edwin "Cannonball" Adderley - jazz alto saxophonist of the hard bop era of the 1950s and 1960s, featuring award winning saxophonist Tony Kofi.

Award-winning multi horn-playing and internationally recognized saxophonist Tony Kofi's many accolades include 'Best Instrumentalist' at the 2008 BBC Jazz awards; Best ensemble at the 2005 Parliamentary Jazz Awards, Radio 3 Jazz line up album of the year 2005 BBC Jazz awards and a MOBO nomination in 2008.

Line up: Tony Kofi (alto sax), Alex Webb (piano / MD), Byron Wallen (trumpet), Andy Cleyndert (bass), Alfonso Vitale (drums) and guest vocalist (tbc).
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Howard Shelleys Piano Explored: Saint-Saëns

Howard Shelley's Piano Explored: Saint-Saëns

Mar 7, 1:05pm - Mar 7, 2:00pm

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

London Mozart Players returns to St John's Smith Square alongside Howard Shelley for its highly anticipated Piano Explored lunchtime series. In the final instalment of its 17/18 season, the Conductor Laureate whisks the audience through the rollercoaster 17 days it took Saint-Saëns to write his Piano Concerto No. 2 for his friend Anton Rubinstein.

‘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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Hideaway Presents Aretha Soul Diva (Thursday)

Hideaway Presents Aretha Soul Diva (Thursday)

Mar 22, 7:00pm - Mar 22, 10:30pm

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

Hideaway presents Aretha Soul Diva - celebrating the music of Aretha Franklin for a three night residency featuring guest vocalists Lily Dior and Mary Pearce with Hideaway's MD and maestro Janette Mason and an all-star band.

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, Wall to Wall: Prince 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 Presents Aretha Soul Diva (Friday)

Hideaway Presents Aretha Soul Diva (Friday)

Mar 23, 9:00pm - Mar 23, 11:30pm

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

Hideaway presents Aretha Soul Diva - celebrating the music of Aretha Franklin for a three night residency featuring guest vocalists Lily Dior and Mary Pearce with Hideaway's MD and maestro Janette Mason and an all-star band.

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, Wall to Wall: Prince 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 Presents Aretha Soul Diva (Saturday)

Hideaway Presents Aretha Soul Diva (Saturday)

Mar 24, 9:00pm - Mar 24, 11:30pm

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

Hideaway presents Aretha Soul Diva - celebrating the music of Aretha Franklin for a three night residency featuring guest vocalists Lily Dior and Mary Pearce with Hideaway's MD and maestro Janette Mason and an all-star band.

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, Wall to Wall: Prince 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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Fever - Jo Harrop Sings Peggy Lee

Fever - Jo Harrop Sings Peggy Lee

Mar 29, 8:30pm - Mar 29, 11:30pm

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

Alex Webb Musical Director and composer of Cafe Society Swing returns to the Hideaway stage with the hugely popular show 'Fever - Jo Harrop sings Peggy Lee' with vocalist Jo Harrop and special guest saxophonist Tony Kofi.

‘A singing sensation.... her voice is amazing’ - Bebop Spoken Here Blog

‘Webb is a writer not content with peddling jazz covers but a composer hell bent on writing some new jazz standards’ – From Blues & Soul


Jo Harrop pays tribute to Peggy Lee, one of the greatest exponents of Torch Song - those unforgettable laments for unrequited or lost loves. With Alex Webb (piano / MD) and special guest Tony Kofi (alto sax), plus a fantastic band, Harrop delivers moving renditions of Peggy Lee classics as well as swinging out on other great songs from the canon.
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Shakatak

Shakatak

Apr 14, 9:00pm - Apr 14, 11:30pm

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

Legendary British jazz-funk-a-teers return to London's award-winning jazz club, Hideaway - expect Big Grooves and book your tickets early - this show will sell out fast!

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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Muddy Waters Remembered - Annual Celebration of the Music of Muddy Waters

Muddy Waters Remembered - Annual Celebration of the Music of Muddy Waters

Apr 19, 7:00pm - Apr 19, 11:30pm

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

This big annual celebration of the music of the most influential blues man of all time returns to Hideaway. Join the great and good of British Blues as they pay their respects to the man who bought us "Mojo Working" and "Hoochie Coochie Man", influencing and shaping music for generations to come.
The John O'Leary and Alan Glen All Stars lead proceedings - serving up great tunes from the Muddy Waters songbook and being joined by a stack of special guests. This is always a fantastic night of music and fun with everyone performing being united by one thing... a deep rooted love of the music of MISTER McKINLEY MORGANFIELD.

John O’Leary
John was one of the pioneers of the art of the blues harmonica in the UK. Originally from Ireland, John's family was part of the massive migration to England in the aftermath of World War 2. In London's thriving jazz clubs of the 1960's he first heard blues harp player Cyril Davies with Alexis Korner's Blues Inc.

John bought his first instrument in 1962 and learned to play by listening and watching Davies. Inevitably, he discovered the great masters of the blues harmonica; Sonny Boy Williamson No.1, Sonny Terry, Little Walter, Noah Lewis, James Cotton, Shakey Horton and Junior Wells. John's career has seen his involvement with numerous bands and musicians over four decades. Beginning in 1965 with Savoy Brown's Blues Band through to the present day John O'Leary & Sugarkane, John has continued to maintain a prominent position on the British and European blues scene.

Alan Glen
Alan Glen is a British blues harmonica player and guitarist, best known for his work with The Yardbirds, Nine Below Zero, Little Axe, and his own bands, The Barcodes and The Incredible Blues Puppies.

Glen started playing harmonica after seeing Muddy Waters, and the 'American Folk-Blues Festivals' which visited London in the late 1960's and early 1970's, his early influences being Little Walter, Sonny Boy Williamson and Junior Wells. Early bands he was involved with were Crowjane Bluesband, The Radical Sheiks and Brothers Grimm, before going on to join Nine Below Zero (1991–1995), and The Yardbirds (1996–2003 and 2008–2009).

Glen has played on over 50 albums and recorded/performed with Alannah Myles, Jeff Beck, Steve Vai, Slash, John Mayall, Steve Lukather, and has also recorded six albums with Little Axe.

The John O'Leary / Alan Glen Allstars featuring:
John O'Leary (Savoy Brown / John Dummer Blues Band), Alan Glen (Yardbirds, Nine Below Zero, Little Axe), Alan Vincent (Shakey Vick Band), Tim Penn (Gordon Smith, Kevin Coyne), Glynn Evans (Martha & The Vandellas, Ray Davies), Peter Miles (Radical Sheiks, Jo-Anne Kelly)
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Ray Gelato & The Giants

Ray Gelato & The Giants

Apr 20, 9:00pm - Apr 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'.
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Sunday Lunch - The Jive Aces

Sunday Lunch - The Jive Aces

Apr 22, 1:00pm - Apr 22, 4:00pm

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! They will be joined by West End star of 'Beautiful - The Carole King Musical' - actress and singer Cassidy Janson!

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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Carroll Thompson

Carroll Thompson

May 11, 9:00pm - May 11, 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.

95 interested  ·  6 going
Carroll Thompson

Carroll Thompson

May 12, 9:00pm - May 12, 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 for two exclusive nights, celebrating the musical genre she has made her own and performing her iconic hits 'Hopelessly in Love', 'I'm So Sorry' and more.

86 interested  ·  6 going
Top blues with Paul Lamb & The Kingsnakes

Top blues with Paul Lamb & The Kingsnakes

Jun 3, 1:00pm - Jun 3, 4:30pm

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

Hip shaking blues and boogie from the Mississippi Delta to the bright lights and big city sound of Chicago - led from the front by world class harmonica man Mister Paul Lamb. Enjoy a top afternoon of blues at Hideaway!
“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.

Line up: Paul Lamb (Vocals, Harmonica), Chad Strentz (Vocals, Guitar), Ryan Lamb (Guitar), Dino Coccia (Drums), Rod Demick (Bass, Vocals)
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  • Acoustic Sessions, Stanley Halls
  • Bad Apple
  • Beats and Eats
  • Brgr&Beer
  • Big South
  • Boxpark
  • CDN
  • Coulsdon Manor Hotel
  • Crafty Beer Festival
  • Creative Croydon
  • Crowd, Croydon
  • Croydon Basslift
  • Croydon Oktoberfest
  • Croydon Bach Choir
  • Croydon Comedy Festival
  • Croydon Composers
  • Croydon Cycle Fest
  • Croydon Heritage Festival
  • Croydon Philharmonic Choir
  • Croydon Pridefest
  • Croydon Summer of Love Festival
  • Croydon Symphony Orchestra
  • David Lean Cinema
  • Hideaway, Streatham
  • John Fisher Sports and Social Club
  • Live & Unplugged
  • London Mozart Players
  • Made in Croydon
  • Matthew’s Yard
  • Oval Tavern
  • Overground Festival, Upper Norwood
  • Priscilla’s tea rooms
  • Project B
  • Purley Festival
  • Scream Lounge
  • The Royal Standard
  • South London Sinfonia
  • Spread Eagle Pub & Theatre
  • St John the Evangelist, Upper Norwood
  • Stanley Halls, South Norwood
  • Stanley’s Film Club, South Norwood
  • Synthesis Festival
  • The BRIT School
  • The Edge, Norbury
  • The Green Dragon
  • Theatre Utopia, Matthews Yard
  • Tuesday Night Music Club, Coulsdon
  • Turf Projects

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