Sep
9
to Oct 14

Introduction to Pottery

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This course is designed to give beginners a rounded experience of pottery and the several techniques we use to create ceramic pieces. Over 6 weeks you will learn how to make a set of tiles, lidded box, a bowl, a vase or jug, pinch pots and various sample pieces. You will also be given a wheel throwing lesson within the course. There are many glazing options, equipment and resources available to you to create beautiful ceramic pieces.

* note if you miss a class it can be made up on the Tuesday course or a Monday during the following course.

"The course exceeded expectations - It's the perfect way to spend a Monday evening. Really good access to resources and Beth was a great teacher!" Student.

* note if you miss a class it can be made up on the Tuesday course or a Monday during the following course.

The course fee is £175 for 15 hrs qualified tuition with all materials and firing included.

You can secure your place with a £25 deposit and then 2 further payments in week 1 and 3 of £75.

6 week course dates

Sep 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th
Oct 7th, 14th

Mondays 7.00pm to 9.30pm
7- 10pm on week 6 to allow more time for glazing.

Expect fun and creativity!

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Sep
21
to Oct 19

Adult Art Club

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Weather it's through a one of project, a series of workshops, or through regular classes, CC Creative Learning is there to help people communicate and express themselves by developing their creative skills.

We are running a class on Sat morning , 10-12 am, at THE PAXTON CENTRE The class is open to people of all levels, and teaching is structured around your needs and will be adjusted following your progress.

We focus on the creative aspect, encouraging our students to use painting and its different techniques to communicate ideas and to express themselves. We are a lovely bunch of people that come together to be creative and have fun every Saturday. If this sounds like you please join us! email Carlos with any questions to carloscortesart1@mac.com..

Class fees are £15 including materials. Drop in on the day or book your place in advance here..

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Sep
24
10:00 AM10:00

Rewrite your Story

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Are you stuck in your story from the past? Are you attached to your former identity from a previous life? Getting the same old results? Then maybe you need to rewrite your story.��

WHO IS THIS WORKSHOP FOR?
Anyone who feels stuck. Anyone who wants to do something else. Anyone ready for change.�

WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?
You will:
• Identify your strengths
• Create a WOW! List
• Define your elevator pitch
• Get ready to write

KEY TAKE AWAYS
You will leave this workshop with an elevator pitch ready to use and a story ready to rewrite.

POST WORKSHOP ACTIONS
This workshop will open up to further solo work. One-to-one coaching with Karin is available to further support you on your journey to rewrite your story.

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Sep
26
7:30 PM19:30

Rewrite Your Story

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Are you stuck in your story from the past? Are you attached to your former identity from a previous life? Getting the same old results? Then maybe you need to rewrite your story.

WHO IS THIS WORKSHOP FOR?
Anyone who feels stuck. Anyone who wants to do something else. Anyone ready for change.

WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?
You will:
Identify your strengths
Create a WOW! List
Define your elevator pitch
Get ready to write
KEY TAKE AWAYS
You will leave this workshop with an elevator pitch ready to use and a story ready to rewrite.

POST WORKSHOP ACTIONS
This workshop will open up to further solo work. One-to-one coaching with Karin is available to further support you on your journey to rewrite your story.


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Sep
28
12:45 PM12:45

Screen Printing Workshop

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Learn how to design and screen-print fabrics for home, clothing and craft. Working from fresh flowers, or from your own ideas, you’ll create designs to screen print in a variety of colours. You’ll leave the workshop with 2 pieces of printed fabric and either a tote bag or tea towel with your final design, plus the opportunity to create a lampshade with your design on.

During this workshop you will:

-Understand how screen printing works
-Learn how to create floral motifs from fresh flowers
-Create a stencil of your own design- (drawing skills not needed!)
-Prepare the screen and fabric for printing
-Print 2 pieces of fabric in a variety of colours
-Print a tote bag or tea towel
-Make your own printed lampshade (£10 additional cost for lampshade)
-Learn all the skills to be able to screen print at home

This afternoon workshop will teach you the basic principles of designing for print, and screen printing, using A5 size printing screens. If you decide you love screen-printing, you can take home an equipment pack with everything needed to continue printing at home, for only £25.


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Sep
28
7:00 PM19:00

Saturday Sessions - Live Music - Bessie Deakin

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We welcome back Bessie Deakin for another evening of amazing music.

Bessie is a singer songwriter who self-released her EP ‘Hunter & Hound’ in May this year. She is influenced by Fleetwood Mac, Annie Lennox, Kate Bush and Bruce Springsteen. Her vocal style is country/folk/pop and she will be performing acoustic covers of some well known songs (including; The Rolling Stones & Chris Isaac) as well some original material!

FREE Entry
Bar from 7pm
Music from 8pm

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Oct
3
9:30 AM09:30

Crystal Palace Freelancers Jelly

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Welcome back to what will be our first Autumn term Jelly coworking, after our short summer break.

Each month at Jelly, Crystal Palace Freelancers and The Paxton Centre invite you to try complimentary drop-in coworking. Drop in anytime to share a table upstairs and meet other freelancers. Free entry, but please buy refreshments from Paxton Centre cafe to support our hosts.

Session starts from 9:30am. Arrive by 10:45 to buy a drink and join a free 1-hour skill share session with a Crystal Palace Freelancer. This months skill share TBC

This session will last approx. 1-hour, downstairs. This and drop-in co working is a good opportunity to meet other local freelancers and local business owners. Light-touch, no stress networking. Refreshments: tea, coffee, soft drinks, snacks and lunches available from café.

Future Jelly co working dates are:

Thu 7 Nov
Thu 5 Dec for a Festive celebration

At other times:
Hot desks are available at The Paxton Centre Mon-Fri 10am to 6pm, for £5 per person per half-day, includes a welcome hot or cold drink.

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Oct
10
7:00 PM19:00

Mixed Media Embroidery

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Suitable for beginners and those who are familiar with stitching, this 2 hour mixed media embroidery class is a chance to explore colour and texture through mixed media on embroidery hoop art. Create your very own handmade and bespoke work of art during this fun workshop, which will leave you with all the basic techniques needed to continue this therapeutic craft at home.

Incorporating mixed media, such as watercolour, sequins and gold leaf, this modern and quirky take on traditional embroidery will inspire your inner artist to create! The workshop provides (and is not limited to) 4 template designs to pick from (including abstract landscapes, figurative imagery, and of course the traditional embroidered calligraphy letter). Those who wish to create their own design are free to do so!

These embroidered art-works make great gifts for birthdays, new homes, babies and seasonal holidays of course!

What you'll get:
An introduction to various stitching techniques (back-stitch, regular stitch and French knot)
An Embroidery Hoop, fabric, needle and thread
An introduction to various stitching techniques (back-stitch, regular stitch and french knot)
A demonstration to mixing in other media (including collage, paper, watercolour and gold leaf)
a choice of 4 different design templates to choose from (from abstract landscapes to more figurative designs and the traditional embroidered calligraphy letter)

A chance to learn all these skills to do this again at home
A chance to relax and craft after a long commute!
A work of Fiberart, ready to hang on the wall!

Note - this class is suitable for beginners and those who have previously attended stitching workshops.

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Oct
11
7:00 PM19:00

The Tinmen - Live Music

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Formed in the last three years "The Tinmen" ( Matt Eastel & David Wolverson) come from quite different musical backgrounds;---Matt from Grunge, and David from Blues/Folk. They have together formed their own unique take on Rock, Blues, Grunge and Country. Playing Covers, and many of their own compositions.Influences are Pearl Jam, Tom Petty, Tom Waiter, Neil Young, Johnny Cash, Depeche Mode and Warren Zevon.

This evening will be a fundraiser in aid of The Croydon Refugee Day Centre so donations welcome.

Bar opens at 7pm
Music from 8pm

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Oct
16
8:30 PM20:30

Life Drawing Late

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TWO MODELS, TWO FLOORS, ONE NIGHT OF PORTRAIT AND FIGURE DRAWING

The working day’s over, dinner’s done... it’s time to head down to The Paxton Centre for Figuration’s Life Drawing Late. Portraiture on the ground floor and nude life drawing on the upper level: choose between drawing one of two models, or both! With a pay bar and Figuration playlist, it’s a night to celebrate the most expressive of subjects: the human form.

All abilities welcome with guidance available. 18+

Materials provided, kindly sponsored by GreatArt. Get 20% off further materials when you book with us online (conditions apply).

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Oct
17
7:30 PM19:30

Introduction to Fabric Printing

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Learn how to screen-print floral designs onto fabric in a fun and busy evening at the gorgeous Paxton Centre art space. The aim of the workshop is to make fabric printing accessible to everyone, giving you the skills needed to print your own fabric, gifts and cards at home with minimal equipment needs. With a range of floral & botanical templates to work from, you’ll leave the evening with 2 pieces of printed fabric as well as a tote bag or tea towel with your design.

During this workshop you will:
-Understand how screen-printing works
-Make your own stencil using floral templates provided (or any other design if florals aren't your thing!)
-Prepare the screen and fabric for printing
-Print 2 pieces of fabric (40x50cm) the basic principles of screen-printing, using a 1-colour design and an A5 size printing screen. Screen-printing normally requires specialist equipment that can be quite bulky and pricey, needing a lot of space to use and store. With the methods I teach, using small screens and paper stencils, the technique is easy to recreate on a kitchen table, using equipment that is inexpensive and easy to store.
-Print a tote bag or tea towel
-Learn all the basics to be able to screen print at home

Fancy a follow on from this evening workshop? Check out the Saturday afternoon workshops, where you'll have the opportunity to print with more design elements in multiple colorist equipment that can be quite bulky and pricey, needing a lot of space to use and store. With the methods I teach, using small screens and paper stencils, the technique is easy to recreate on a kitchen table, using equipment that is inexpensive and easy to store.

Want to continue printing at home? Take home an equipment pack with everything you need for only £25. You can add this to your ticket when purchasing online, or purchase at the workshop

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Oct
23
7:00 PM19:00

Baby and Child First Aid

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Our popular Baby and Child First Aid now at The Paxton Centre in Crystal Palace.

Come and learn essential first aid skills for parents, parents-to-be, grandparents and carers.

In 2 hours we will cover:
- dealing with an emergency (recovery positions, CPR, choking)
- injuries and accidents (head injuries, fractures, poisons, burns, bleeding)
- awareness of childhood conditions (meningitis, allergic reactions, anaphylaxis, febrile convulsions)

Pre booking is essential due to limited spaces.

Our classes are small and friendly with no tests or role plays but lots of chance to ask questions and practice.
Babies under 1 are welcome. £25 per person.
As well as being a fully trained paediatric first aid trainer, our trainer is a mum with a little girl and a practising Paramedic with over 16yrs experience within the ambulance service.

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Oct
26
1:00 PM13:00

Mixed Media Embroidery

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Suitable for beginners and those who are familiar with stitching, this 2 hour mixed media embroidery class is a chance to explore colour and texture through mixed media on embroidery hoop art. Create your very own handmade and bespoke work of art during this fun workshop, which will leave you with all the basic techniques needed to continue this therapeutic craft at home.

Incorporating mixed media, such as watercolour, sequins and gold leaf, this modern and quirky take on traditional embroidery will inspire your inner artist to create! The workshop provides (and is not limited to) 4 template designs to pick from (including abstract landscapes, figurative imagery, and of course the traditional embroidered calligraphy letter). Those who wish to create their own design are free to do so!

These embroidered art-works make great gifts for birthdays, new homes, babies and seasonal holidays of course!
An introduction to various stitching techniques (back-stitch, regular stitch and French knot)
What you'll get:
This 2-hour course at 27GBP includes:
An Embroidery Hoop, fabric, needle and thread
An introduction to various stitching techniques (back-stitch, regular stitch and french knot)
A demonstration to mixing in other media (including collage, paper, watercolour and gold leaf)
a choice of 4 different design templates to choose from (from abstract landscapes to more figurative designs and the traditional embroidered calligraphy letter)

A chance to learn all these skills to do this again at home
A chance to relax and craft after a long commute!
A work of Fiberart, ready to hang on the wall!

Note - this class is suitable for beginners and those who have previously attended stitching workshops.

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Nov
4
7:00 PM19:00

Introduction to Pottery

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This course is designed to give beginners a rounded experience of pottery and the several techniques we use to create ceramic pieces. Over 6 weeks you will learn how to make a set of tiles, lidded box, a bowl, a vase or jug, pinch pots and various sample pieces. You will also be given a wheel throwing lesson within the course. There are many glazing options, equipment and resources available to you to create beautiful ceramic pieces.

* note if you miss a class it can be made up on the Tuesday course or a Monday during the following course.

"The course exceeded expectations - It's the perfect way to spend a Monday evening. Really good access to resources and Beth was a great teacher!" Student.

The course fee is £175 for 15 and 1/2 hrs qualified tuition with all materials and firing included.

You can secure your place with a £25 deposit and then 2 further payments in week 1 and 3 of £75.

6 week course dates

Nov 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th

Dec 2nd, 9th

Mondays 7.00pm to 9.30pm

7- 10pm on week 6 to allow more time for glazing.

Expect fun and creativity!

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Nov
6
7:00 PM19:00

Paxton Creatives Club - Instagram

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All creatives welcome to our Paxton Creatives Club!

Claire and Nicole from Social Style Pro will be giving an hours presentation on getting the best out of Instagram.

''We cofounded Social Style Pro, a social media agency, to provide 1:1’s, workshops and social media management to local businesses and freelancers wanting to up their social media game. Our approach is to build an authentic engaged community for your brand through strategic, quality content. We don’t take short cuts to gain followers we look at the bigger picture to create loyalty and trust around your business''

'The 10 Commandments Of Successful Social Media’

Do you get frustrated with social media? Have you spend ages crafting a beautiful image and agonised over what you are going to say, only to find it bombs? We’ve all been there! You’ve already got a great product but how do you get it out there?

During this event we will talk you though the 10 commandments that you can action on social media, to optimise your time and effort!

The evening will also be a social event for you to meet and network with other creatives to share information and advice too.

Bar from 7pm serving hot and cold drinks, wine, beer and light bites.

Tickets are just £5 in advance by following the link with remaining available on the door on the evening.

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Nov
12
to Dec 17

Pottery for All

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This 6 week course is designed for beginners, returning and intermediate learners. Beginners will follow a course programme to introduce many techniques including hand building and the potters wheel. You will be introduced to several decorating resources and glazing options.

Advanced learners are encouraged to work on your own projects using the various clays, glazes, tools and resources available. You will receive my continued support, guidance and experience in order to expand your pottery knowledge.

Course fee is £175 for 15 hrs qualified tuition with materials and firing included. Book your place with a £25 deposit following the link and then £75 in week 1 and week 3.

Tuesdays 7pm to 9.30pm

6 week course dates

Nov 12th, 19th, 26th,

Dec 3rd, 10th, 17th

Expect fun, inspiration and creativity!

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Nov
20
8:30 PM20:30

Life Drawing Late

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TWO MODELS, TWO FLOORS, ONE NIGHT OF PORTRAIT AND FIGURE DRAWING

The working day’s over, dinner’s done... it’s time to head down to The Paxton Centre for Figuration’s Life Drawing Late. Portraiture on the ground floor and nude life drawing on the upper level: choose between drawing one of two models, or both! With a pay bar and Figuration playlist, it’s a night to celebrate the most expressive of subjects: the human form.

All abilities welcome with guidance available. 18+

Materials provided, kindly sponsored by GreatArt. Get 20% off further materials when you book with us online (conditions apply).

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Nov
21
7:30 PM19:30

Introduction to Fabric Printing

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Learn how to screen-print floral designs onto fabric in a fun and busy evening at the gorgeous Paxton Centre art space. The aim of the workshop is to make fabric printing accessible to everyone, giving you the skills needed to print your own fabric, gifts and cards at home with minimal equipment needs. With a range of floral & botanical templates to work from, you’ll leave the evening with 2 pieces of printed fabric as well as a tote bag or tea towel with your design.

During this workshop you will:
-Understand how screenprinting works
-Make your own stencil using floral templates provided (or any other design if florals aren't your thing!)
-Prepare the screen and fabric for printing
-Print 2 pieces of fabric (40x50cm) the basic principles of screen-printing, using a 1-colour design and an A5 size printing screen. Screen-printing normally requires specialist equipment that can be quite bulky and pricey, needing a lot of space to use and store. With the methods I teach, using small screens and paper stencils, the technique is easy to recreate on a kitchen table, using equipment that is inexpensive and easy to store.
-Print a tote bag or tea towel
-Learn all the basics to be able to screen print at home

Fancy a follow on from this evening workshop? Check out the Saturday afternoon workshops, where you'll have the opportunity to print with more design elements in multiple coloursst equipment that can be quite bulky and pricey, needing a lot of space to use and store. With the methods I teach, using small screens and paper stencils, the technique is easy to recreate on a kitchen table, using equipment that is inexpensive and easy to store.

Want to continue printing at home? Take home an equipment pack with everything you need for only £25. You can add this to your ticket when purchasing online, or purchase at the workshop

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Dec
8
10:00 AM10:00

Handmade Palace Christmas Market

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Handmade Palace is back this Christmas with an art and craft extravaganza! We are so pleased to be teaming up again this year with the very beautiful Stanley Halls.

On Sunday 8th December from 10am to 5pm our Christmas Market will be bustling with 30 craft stalls in the theatre hall and 8 artists in the adjoining gallery space. So why not shop local and support small independent creative businesses for gifts galore!

'Stanley Halls is a Grade II listed Edwardian arts venue in South Norwood, very close to Norwood Junction station. A fascinating complex of unique Edwardian buildings built in 1904-11, the Halls comprise an art gallery, theatre hall and assembly rooms. The building was donated and designed for the people of South Norwood by William Ford Robinson Stanley (1829-1909), a prominent local inventor, industrialist and philanthropist'.

Stallholders wanting to take part please fill out the application form here..

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Sep
21
1:00 PM13:00

Calligraphy Workshop

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Modern Calligraphy Workshop - Beginners

Hosted at the Paxton Centre in Crystal Palace, this beginners workshop will introduce you to the foundations of modern calligraphy. Starting with the basic tools and strokes and then leading on to the alphabet, this workshop will give you the fundamental knowledge and skills to start you on your calligraphy journey.

You will receive a workbook with exercises along with a toolkit with my favourite tools in to take away.

1pm - 3pm

The Paxton Centre

52 Anerley Hill

Crystal Palace,

London, SE19 2AE

United Kingdom

Closest Station- Crystal Palace

Please note this is a digital ticket and you will not receive anything in the post - your confirmation email confirms your place. Any questions please email hello@ohwondercalligraphy.com

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Sep
20
7:00 PM19:00

Open Mic Night

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Join us for an evening celebrating incredible talent!

After many fantastic events now the Open Mic in The Paxton Centre is well established with the most amazing varied artists performing. Creatives are welcomed in to a respectful and supportive environment and acts range from established and those starting out.

At the last event we had 18 acts and a great range of singer-songwriters and spoken word, and just as importantly, a really appreciative audience !

Come along to listen and enjoy !

We welcome.... Musicians, singers, poets, comedians, actors, spoken word (we're open to random acts as well ! )

To get more info and request a slot please get in touch with Joe at joeduggan215@hotmail.com, if possible with an audio/video/written sample of your work. (So far the slots have been oversubscribed, so get in touch asap - slots not guaranteed until you've heard back -

we aim to create a varied programme with new and regular acts, some open mic slots may be available on the night.

Unreserved tickets for this event are only £4 ( free entry for acts) and can be bought by following the link here with remaining ones on the door.

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Sep
19
7:00 PM19:00

Crystal Palace Community Association Open Meeting

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Join us for a lively discussion about local affairs over tea, coffee and cake (drinks also available) These evenings have proved to be very popular so do come along and join in the fun.

To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Crystal Palace Community Association we will be publishing a book 'The Amazing Technicolour Triangle' This brings the early days of CPCA vividly to life with reproductions of the posters that advertised the Associations many and eclectic events designed by Artist Audrey Hammond.

Everyone welcome.

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Sep
18
8:30 PM20:30

Life Drawing Late

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Two models, two floors, one night of portrait and figure drawing.

The working day’s over, dinner’s done... it’s time to head down to The Paxton Centre for Figuration’s Life Drawing Late. Portraiture on the ground floor and nude life drawing on the upper level: choose between drawing one of two models, or both! With a pay bar and Figuration playlist, it’s a night to celebrate the most expressive of subjects: the human form.

All abilities welcome with guidance available. 18+

Materials provided, kindly sponsored by GreatArt. Get 20% off further materials when you book with us online (conditions apply).

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Sep
15
11:00 AM11:00

Resin Art Workshop

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Step away from your digital distractions and enter the magical, mindful world of resin. In this class at south east London's Paxton Centre you will create TWO pieces of colourful, shiny art using this medium known as 'liquid glass'.

Over two-and-a-half hours artist Unusual Girl will lead you through the utterly absorbing process of mixing, pigmenting and pouring resin. Watch in wonder as colours collide and your art emerges.

Making resin art is a fun, unpredictable creative activity with fantastic results even for beginners. It's also expensive, messy, needs quite a bit of kit and can be a little intimidating to start. Which is why Unusual Girl is here to give you the benefit of her years of experience and free reign to experiment!

For beginners the first work you create will be a chance to get to know the materials and explore the behaviours of different colours. The second piece will be an opportunity to build on your skills and try out more techniques.

What you'll get:

  • Materials and guidance to create two 20x20cm pieces of resin art.

  • Introduction to the preparation of resin and surfaces ready for pouring.

  • Demonstration of different pouring techniques such as dirty pour, flip cup and swipe.

  • A truly relaxing Sunday morning ;-)

    All materials, including aprons and gloves, will be provided but please dress for mess from top to toe.

    Note: this class is suitable both for beginners and those who have previously attended a resin workshop. The latter can skip the demo if they're confident and get pouring! They may also bring their own item they want to cover in resin, e.g tray, chopping board, existing artwork, if they prefer.

    Artworks will be ready to collect from the Paxton Centre from Tuesday onwards. This is because resin is liquid when you pour it and takes about a day to harden ('cure').

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Sep
13
7:00 PM19:00

Paxton Party

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The Paxton Centre is 3 yrs old!

We are having a party to celebrate all the creative achievements and friendships we have made since opening our doors back in 2016 ;-) The Paxton Centre has evolved into a wonderful arts space and we want to thank everyone who has been on this incredible journey with us. So looking forward to the future bringing more exciting events, workshops, art and crafts, meet ups and more!

So please join us for a drink to celebrate.

Snacks and good music on us!

Bar 7pm till 11pm

Everyone welcome!

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Sep
10
7:00 PM19:00

Pottery for All

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This 6 week course is designed for beginners, returning and intermediate learners. Beginners will follow a course programme to introduce many techniques including hand building and the potters wheel. You will be introduced to many decorating resources and glazing options.

Advanced learners are encouraged to work on your own projects using the various clays, glazes, tools and resources available. You will receive my continued support, guidance and experience in order to expand your pottery knowledge.

Course fee is £175 for 15 hrs qualified tuition with materials and firing included. Book your place with a £25 deposit following the link and then £75 in week 1 and week 3.

Course dates

Tuesdays 7pm to 9.30pm

6 week course dates
Sep 9th,16th, 23rd, 30th
Oct 7th,14th

Expect fun, inspiration and creativity!

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Sep
7
7:00 PM19:00

Saturday Sessions - Live Music - Bessie Deakin

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Join us for our new Live Music Saturday Sessions with Singer Bessie Deakin.

Bessie is a singer songwriter who self-released her EP ‘Hunter & Hound’ in May this year. She is influenced by Fleetwood Mac, Annie Lennox, Kate Bush and Bruce Springsteen. Her vocal style is country/folk/pop and she will be performing acoustic covers of some well known songs (including; The Rolling Stones & Chris Isaac) as well some original material!

FREE Entry

Bar from 7pm

Music from 8pm

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Sep
7
10:00 AM10:00

Build Your Own Solar Charger

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Ever wondered just what goes on in inside a solar panel? Ready to take clean energy into your own hands? Stumped by watts, amps and volts? Fascinated by the future of power?

If you are interested in knowing more about renewable energy systems, this one day, very practical workshop, will allow you to create a small solar power generator to charge your phone (and other USB devices) from the sun, that you can take home at the end of the day. You will learn what energy is and what it can do, and gain a hands-on understanding of the electrical basics: current, voltage, resistance, power, and series and parallel circuits.

During the workshop you will build your own solar panel from reclaimed materials, learn how to test it, and connect the charging components required to provide power on the go. Our facilitators will guide you through the making process, while exploring the energy challenges we are facing, and what possible solutions might look like.

The workshop will start at 10am, and finish at 4.30pm (or maybe sooner, depending on how fast you can solder).

• All materials are included.
• No previous experience required.
• Includes lunch from the Paxton Centre cafe.
• For ages 13 and above.

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Sep
6
7:00 PM19:00

Obscure Emotions Exhibition

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The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows, created words for emotions that we all relate to, but that previously didn’t have words or definitions. For example, the unsettling awareness of your own heartbeat is defined as Rubatosis.

This exhibition, Obscure Emotions, showcases these words and emotions in art form, bringing a new dimension to the emotions.

The launch night is on the 6th September at The Paxton Centre in Crystal Palace (just across from Crystal Palace train station) at 7pm.

This is a project I have been working on for some time, so it would be really great if you can make it to the launch.

The exhibition will run throughout September.

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Sep
5
9:30 AM09:30

Crystal Palace Freelancers Jelly

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Welcome back to what will be our first Autumn term Jelly coworking, after our short summer break.

Each month at Jelly, Crystal Palace Freelancers and The Paxton Centre invite you to try complimentary drop-in coworking. Drop in anytime to share a table upstairs and meet other freelancers. Free entry, but please buy refreshments from Paxton Centre cafe to support our hosts.

Session starts from 9:30am. Arrive by 10:45 to buy a drink and join a free 1-hour skillshare session with a Crystal Palace Freelancer. Our September topic is just being finalised and sounds brilliant. Click interested to stay informed. Updates coming soon.

Future Jelly coworking dates are:
Thu 3 Oct
Thu 7 Nov
Thu 5 Dec for a Festive celebration

At other times:
Hot desks are available at The Paxton Centre Mon-Fri 10am to 6pm, for £5 per person per half-day, includes a welcome hot or cold drink.

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Aug
30
7:00 PM19:00

Open Mic Night

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Join us for an evening celebrating incredible talent!

After many fantastic events now the Open Mic in The Paxton Centre is well established with the most amazing varied artists performing. Creatives are welcomed in to a respectful and supportive environment and acts range from established and those starting out.

At the last event we had 18 acts and a great range of singer-songwriters and spoken word, and just as importantly, a really appreciative audience !

Come along to listen and enjoy !

We welcome.... Musicians, singers, poets, comedians, actors, spoken word (we're open to random acts as well ! )

To get more info and request a slot please get in touch with Joe at joeduggan215@hotmail.com, if possible with an audio/video/written sample of your work. (So far the slots have been oversubscribed, so get in touch asap - slots not guaranteed until you've heard back -

we aim to create a varied programme with new and regular acts, some open mic slots may be available on the night.

Unreserved tickets for this event are only £4 ( free entry for acts) and can be bought by following the link here with remaining ones on the door.

Doors 7pm Get there early - limited seating
Acts from 8pm

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Aug
21
8:30 PM20:30

Life Drawing Late

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The working day’s over, dinner’s done... it’s time to head down to the Paxton Centre for Figuration’s Life Drawing Late.

Grab a drink and get creative with the most expressive of subjects, the human form. All abilities welcome with guidance available. 18+

Materials provided, kindly sponsored by Great Art. Get 20% off further materials when you book with us online (conditions apply).

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Aug
14
7:00 PM19:00

Calligraphy Workshop

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Modern Calligraphy Workshop - Beginners

Hosted at the Paxton Centre in Crystal Palace, this beginners workshop will introduce you to the foundations of modern calligraphy. Starting with the basic tools and strokes and then leading on to the alphabet, this workshop will give you the fundamental knowledge and skills to start you on your calligraphy journey.

You will receive a workbook with exercises along with a toolkit with my favourite tools in to take away.

Closest Station- Crystal Palace 100 yds

Please note this is a digital ticket and you will not receive anything in the post - your confirmation email confirms your place. Any questions please email hello@ohwondercalligraphy.com
Tickets for workshops are non-refundable or transferable.

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Aug
2
7:00 PM19:00

Exhibition Launch - Chris Kelly

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Come and view the beautiful Landscape paintings by Chris Kelly currently exhibiting and selling his art works throughout August..


"Hi, I’m Chris, a painter of many subjects, although in this show my landscapes are predominant. I use oil and also like to paint with drawing ink, which has a nice vibrancy and immediacy that I find very satisfying. I’m drawn to contrasting light conditions, reflections on water, and I love woodlands for the complexity they introduce to the design of the painting. I very much hope you enjoy looking at my paintings"

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Aug
1
7:00 PM19:00

Calligraphy Workshop

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Modern Calligraphy Workshop - Beginners

Hosted at the Paxton Centre in Crystal Palace, this beginners workshop will introduce you to the foundations of modern calligraphy. Starting with the basic tools and strokes and then leading on to the alphabet, this workshop will give you the fundamental knowledge and skills to start you on your calligraphy journey. You will receive a workbook with exercises along with a toolkit with my favourite tools in to take away.

Please note this is a digital ticket and you will not receive anything in the post - your confirmation email confirms your place. Any questions please email hello@ohwondercalligraphy.com
Tickets for workshops are non-refundable or transferable.

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Jul
30
to Aug 22

Kids Art Club

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Kids Art Club is back for the Summer Holidays!

Every Tue, Wed and Thu 2-4pm drop your child off with us for some creative fun. Suitable for children aged 5-11yrs. The £15 workshop fee includes all materials, light snacks (pastries, crisps and fruit) and juice.

* Note sessions may be messy so please dress accordingly.

TUE 30th July - Clay Play- Using air drying clay and paints to create coil and pinch pot pieces.

WED 31st July- Pointillism - creating images using dots to create designs ranging from simple patterns to full pictures.

THU 1st Aug -Sun catchers and lanterns. - Decorate your windows with art using brightly coloured tissue paper.

TUE 6th Aug - Pom Pom Making - Using wool and pom pom makers your child will learn how to make a pom pom into a panda.

WED 7th Aug - Creative writing - Come and write your own stories. Make up an interesting and believable character, plot a story and write with some panache this Summer

THU 8th Aug - Paper Mache Boats - Paper Mache boats are a great way to unleash their creativity and have a lot of fun with paint and glue.

TUE 13th AUG - Clay Play- Using air drying clay and paints to create coil and pinch pots pieces.WED 14th Aug - Paper Mache Bowls - creating your own unique bowls from paper mache, paint and string.

THU 15th Aug - Collage Landscapes - Working with a range of materials to make multi media collages of the seasons and other landscape scenes.

TUE 20th Aug - Paper marbling - learn to create a surface design that mimics the look of marble and let their imagination zoom with colours and patterns.

THU 22nd Aug - Make natural watercolour paint.
Make natural watercolour paints to take home from coffee. A sustainable form of painting where pigments are found in left over and foraged materials as well as fun experimenting with watercolour techniques!

Book your place by following the link here or call us to reserve a space on 0208 659 4701

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Jul
27
12:45 PM12:45

Design and Print Floral Fabrics

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Learn how to design and screen-print floral fabrics in a fun and relaxing environment. Working from fresh flowers, you’ll design floral stencils to screenprint in a variety of colours. You’ll leave the workshop with 2 pieces of printed fabric and either a tote bag or tea towel with your final design, plus the opportunity to create a lampshade with your design on.

During this workshop you will:
-Understand how screenprinting works
-Learn how to create floral motifs from fresh flowers
-Use flowers to create a stencil- (drawing skills not needed!)
-Prepare the screen and fabric for printing
-Print 2 pieces of fabric in a variety of colours
-Print a tote bag or tea towel
-Make your own printed lampshade (£10 additional cost for lampshade)
-Learn all the skills to be able to screen print at home

This afternoon workshop will teach you the basic principles of designing for print, and screenprinting, using A5 size printing screens. As a follow on from this evening workshop check out my 6-week textile design clubs (starting Sept 2019).

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Jul
26
7:00 PM19:00

Open Mic Night

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Join us for an evening celebrating incredible talent!

After many events now the Open Mic in The Paxton Centre is well established with the most amazing varied artists performing.

At the last event we had 18 acts and a great range of singer-songwriters and spoken word, and just as importantly, a really appreciative audience !

Come along to listen and enjoy !

We welcome.... Musicians, singers, poets, comedians, actors, spoken word (we're open to random acts as well ! )

To get more info and request a slot please get in touch with Joe at joeduggan215@hotmail.com, if possible with an audio/video/written sample of your work. (So far the slots have been oversubscribed, so get in touch asap - slots not guaranteed until you've heard back -

we aim to create a varied programme with new and regular acts, some open mic slots may be available on the night.

Unreserved tickets for this event are only £4 ( free entry for acts) and can be bought by following the link here with remaining ones on the door.

Doors 7pm Get there early - limited seating
Acts from 8pm

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Jul
24
7:30 PM19:30

Green and Community Drinks

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Suddenly Green Drinks feel VERY mainstream. The penny has dropped and the media and political mainstream have started to talk seriously about the threats of climate change and extinction of species.

Locally we have just celebrated six years of our sustainable food market based on transition principles and one year of our library of things and repair parties. Crystal Palace is gaining a reputation as an area for green innovation with the transition town working in partnership with many other great organisations, including the The Paxton Centre.

Palace Pint, Patchwork Farm, our community gardens, litter picks, food waste initiatives, The Welcome Choir, cycling initiatives, CP Library of Things, Repair Parties and the new retail eco-duo of The Store Cupboard and Roots and Cycles, are laying the foundations. We are beginning to explore a community land trust.
But on it's own it isn't going to be enough anymore.

All of the 5 boroughs have now declared a Climate Emergency!
But what does that mean and how can we get involved ?
Come along and get involved in the conversation !
Find out what is already happening and what could happen in the future.

Our Green and Community Drinks is an informal facilitated space where everyone is given a chance to speak, share their ideas and projects and learn from each other.
In the lovely setting of The Paxton Centre.

Free entry but please support the venue by purchasing a drink or two! Starts 7.30pm

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Jul
19
7:30 PM19:30

Jazz in the Palace

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The Paxton Centre presents Jazz Songstress Harriet Eaves for one last gig in her favourite venue in beloved Crystal Palace before she relocates to Manchester this Summer!

"I will miss our wonderful community so much and would for love you to join us to help celebrate for one last time"

Harriet Eaves is a London-based Jazz singer and session artist who has performed to sell out audiences all over the world. A regular in the London jazz scene, Harriet has performed at many prestigious venues such as The Hippodrome Leicester Square, The Pheasantry, Toulouse Lautrec and Jazz After Dark with renowned pianist Nathan Jarvis. Her critically acclaimed second album 'The One For Me' reached #10 in the iTunes Jazz Chart in 2014.

Bar opens at 7.30pm and Harriet will be delighting us with 3 x 30 minute sets from 8.30pm mixing modern and Jazz standard classics.

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Jul
18
7:00 PM19:00

Baby and Child First Aid Workshop

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Our popular Baby and Child First Aid classes are coming to Crystal Palace at The Paxton Centre
Come and learn essential first aid skills for parents, parents-to-be, grandparents and carers.
In 2 hours we will cover:


- dealing with an emergency (recovery positions, CPR, choking)
- injuries and accidents (head injuries, fractures, poisons, burns, bleeding)
- awareness of childhood conditions (meningitis, allergic reactions, anaphylaxis, febrile convulsions)


Pre booking is essential due to limited spaces.
Our classes are small and friendly with no tests or role plays but lots of chance to ask questions and practice. Babies under 1 are welcome. £25 per person.


As well as being a fully trained paediatric first aid trainer, our trainer is a mum with a little girl and a practising Paramedic with over 15yrs experience within the ambulance service.
We can also deliver these sessions in the comfort of your own home.
For more information visit or email tracey@daisyfirstaid.com

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Jul
17
8:30 PM20:30

Life Drawing Late

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The working day’s over, dinner’s done... it’s time to head down to the Paxton Centre for Figuration’s Life Drawing Late.

Grab a drink and get creative with the most expressive of subjects, the human form. All abilities welcome with guidance available. 18+

Materials provided, kindly sponsored by Great Art. Get 20% off further materials when you book with us online (conditions apply).

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Jul
14
11:00 AM11:00

Shine On: Resin Art Workshop (all levels)

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Step away from your digital distractions and enter the magical, mindful world of resin. In this class at south east London's Paxton Centre you will create TWO pieces of colourful, shiny art using this medium known as 'liquid glass'.

Over two-and-a-half hours artist Unusual Girl will lead you through the utterly absorbing process of mixing, pigmenting and pouring resin. Watch in wonder as colours collide and your art emerges.
Making resin art is a fun, unpredictable creative activity with fantastic results even for beginners. It's also expensive, messy, needs quite a bit of kit and can be a little intimidating to start. Which is why Unusual Girl is here to give you the benefit of her years of experience and free reign to experiment!

For beginners the first work you create will be a chance to get to know the materials and explore the behaviours of different colours. The second piece will be an opportunity to build on your skills and try out more techniques.

What you'll get:
Materials and guidance to create two 20x20cm pieces of resin art.
Introduction to the preparation of resin and surfaces ready for pouring.

Demonstration of different pouring techniques such as dirty pour, flip cup and swipe.

A truly relaxing Sunday morning ;-)
All materials, including aprons and gloves, will be provided but please dress for mess from top to toe.

Note: this class is suitable both for beginners and those who have previously attended a resin workshop. The latter can skip the demo if they're confident and get pouring! They may also bring their own item they want to cover in resin, e.g tray, chopping board, existing artwork, if they prefer.

Artworks will be ready to collect from the Paxton Centre from Tuesday onwards. This is because resin is liquid when you pour it and takes about a day to harden ('cure').

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Jul
10
7:15 PM19:15

Floral Textile Screen Printing

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Learn how to screen-print floral designs onto fabric in a fun and relaxing environment. With a range of floral templates to work from, you’ll leave the evening with 2 pieces of printed fabric as well as a tote bag or tea towel with your final design.

During this workshop you will:

-Print 2 pieces of fabric (40x50cm) in a variety of colours
-Make your own stencils using floral templates provided
-Prepare the screen and fabric for printing
-Print a tote bag or tea towel
-Learn all the basics to be able to screen print at home

-Understand how screen-printing workshop the basic principles of screen-printing, using A5 size printing screens. For more in-depth knowledge, or as a follow on from this evening workshop, check out the Saturday afternoon workshops, or 6-week textile design clubs (starting Sept 2019).

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Jul
6
7:00 PM19:00

B.D Lenz and Friends

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We can not wait to welcome back B.D Lenz and friends stopping by to entertain us on their month long tour of the U.K from L.A. Last time they raised the roof, it really was something special!

Mix together the styles of Pat Metheny, Mike Stern, and Stevie Ray Vaughn and you have the recipe for contempo-jazz guitarist B.D. Lenz. The New Jersey native has played guitar since his early teens, is a graduate of Musicians Institute in Los Angeles, and has studied with such masters as Mike Stern, Vic Juris, and Charlie Banacos along the way.

B.D. is endorsed by Godin guitars and has played thousands of gigs internationally in bands ranging from pit orchestras to rock bands, big bands to jazz combos, and even an Elvis impersonator! He is also a busy sideman having shared the stage and/or recorded with Bec Laughton, Christine Martucci, David Kirton,tU pHAce, Lelica, Doug Hawk, Greg Federico, Jeff Callahan, John Virag, MAOR, Blue Number Nine, Kathy Phillips, and Ron Velosky among many others.

Do not miss out!

Tickets are on sale in advance at £7.50 following the link with remaining ones on the door on the night


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Jul
5
7:00 PM19:00

July Launch Night

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Join us for our Monthly Launch Night to welcome the new artists selling and displaying with us in July. As usual we have some lovely art works in so come and meet the makers!

Maria Luisa Azzini - Fun, bright, vibrant paintings full of hidden messages and symbols.

Rita Peneda - Screen-printed illustrations about the silliness and grotesqueness of serving others.

Hannah Lucia - Alcohol ink original artworks

Allison Morey - Abstract art works and café menu

Plus our regular artist and designers

More info and links can be found on the Artist Page.

Bar opens at 7pm serving wine, beer, soft and hot drinks plus our café menu. Hope to see you there!

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Jun
28
7:00 PM19:00

Open Mic Night

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Join us for an evening celebrating incredible talent!

After many events now the Open Mic in The Paxton Centre is well established with the most amazing varied artists performing.

At the last event we had 18 acts and a great range of singer-songwriters and spoken word, and just as importantly, a really appreciative audience !

Come along to listen and enjoy !

We welcome.... Musicians, singers, poets, comedians, actors, spoken word (we're open to random acts as well ! )

To get more info and request a slot please get in touch with Joe at joeduggan215@hotmail.com, if possible with an audio/video/written sample of your work. (So far the slots have been oversubscribed, so get in touch asap - slots not guaranteed until you've heard back -

we aim to create a varied programme with new and regular acts, some open mic slots may be available on the night.

Unreserved tickets for this event are only £4 ( free entry for acts) and can be bought by following the link here with remaining ones on the door.



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Jun
24
to Jul 29

Introduction to Pottery

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This course is designed to give beginners a rounded experience of pottery and the several techniques we use to create ceramic pieces. Over 6 weeks you will learn how to make a set of tiles, lidded box, a bowl, a vase or jug, pinch pots and various sample pieces. You will also be given a wheel throwing lesson within the course. There are many glazing options, equipment and resources available to you to create beautiful ceramic pieces.

* note if you miss a class it can be made up on the Tuesday course or a Monday during the following course.

"The course exceeded expectations - It's the perfect way to spend a Monday evening. Really good access to resources and Beth was a great teacher!"

* note if you miss a class it can be made up on the Tuesday course or a Monday during the following course.

The course fee is £175 for 15 hrs qualified tuition with all materials and firing included.

You can secure your place with a £25 deposit and then 2 further payments in week 1 and 3 of £75.

6 week course dates

Mondays 7.00pm to 9.30pm
7- 10pm on week 6 to allow more time for glazing.

June 24th
July 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th

Expect fun and creativity!




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Jun
23
11:00 AM11:00

Shine On: Resin Art Masterclass

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Step away from your digital distractions and enter the magical, mindful world of resin. In this class you will create TWO pieces of colourful, shiny art using this medium known as 'liquid glass'.
Over two-and-a-half hours artist Unusual Girl will lead you through the utterly absorbing process of mixing, pigmenting and pouring resin.

Watch in wonder as colours collide and your art emerges.
Making resin art is a fun, unpredictable creative activity with fantastic results even for beginners. It's also expensive, messy, needs quite a bit of kit and can be a little intimidating to start. Which is why Unusual Girl is here to give you the benefit of her years of experience and free reign to experiment!

For beginners the first work you create will be a chance to get to know the materials and explore the behaviours of different colours. The second piece will be an opportunity to build on your skills and try out more techniques. What you'll get:

Materials and guidance to create two 20x20cm pieces of resin art.
Introduction to the preparation of resin and surfaces ready for pouring.
Demonstration of different pouring techniques such as dirty pour, flip cup and swipe.
A truly relaxing Sunday morning ;-)

All materials, including aprons and gloves, will be provided but please dress for mess from top to toe.
Note: this class is suitable both for beginners and those who have previously attended a resin workshop. The latter can skip the demo if they're confident and get pouring! They may also bring their own item they want to cover in resin, e.g tray, chopping board, existing artwork, if they prefer.
Artworks will be ready to collect from the Paxton Centre from Tuesday onwards. This is because resin is liquid when you pour it and takes about a day to harden ('cure').

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