Sep
21
7:00 PM19:00

Stunflower's 'Modavader' Launch Party

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Stunflower is a mash-up of rock, funk, reggae, bliss-seeking jam .....formed last summer & based in SE London. Bass player/composer Alex Barrett of Lee joins Canadian couple Thomas & Devaki now of South Norwood...music-veterans/life-partners and active members of the SE London arts scene for the last 7 years.

Stunflower are excited to celebrate the launch of their 1st music video filmed by The Thomas Brothers (Playhouse Pictures). The song, 'Modavader' was written this spring when Thomas' explored a seldom used mode on the guitar and added ancient Sanskrit text to create a gritty dance tune.

The song got great response at The Paxton Centre's famed music nights so the idea is to host their launch party at the venue seems a perfect fit.

The video shoot felt like a mini festival on a sunny day this May in South Norwood Country Park, with 30 dancers and 10 crew/friends from 10 different countries, age ranges 3 - 60 and every part of London....complete with dogs, kids, food, drink, drones and tons of face-painting, dancing and carrying on.

The party will feature a screening of 'Modavader' some other trailers by The Thomas Brothers and a set of music from Stunflower.

Bar opens at 7pm for drinks and eats.

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Sep
28
7:00 PM19:00

The Mayans Collective

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Back by popular demand we welcome 'The Mayans' They are a Instrumental Jazz Soul Funk & Roots Collective from South London Combining tight melodic grooves with an earthy vibe.

Influences include jazz, rock, soul, funk, Latin, African, hip-hop, and countless other styles. Artists include The Meters, The JBs, Martin Medeski Wood, Head Hunters, Jackie Mittoo, Bob James, Ernest Ranglin, Fela Kuti and more!

Tickets for this event are £7.50 in advance with remaining tickets at the door.

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Sep
30
11:00 AM11:00

Screen Printing Workshop

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Learn the basics of screen printing onto textiles in this fun beginners class. You will learn how to use paper stencils to create a simple yet unique design which you can then choose to print onto an organic cotton tea towel or tote bag. The course covers how to prepare and create your design, printing and finishing your final fabric pieces.

The classes are deliberately small to ensure lots of one to one tuition and advice and to make sure that you get the most out of your experience.

Suitable for beginners.

This class will take place at The Paxton Centre in Crystal Palace which is a short walk from Crystal Palace station; 52 Anerley Hill, SE19 2AE. For further information or if you have any queries, please email: hello@georgiabosson.co.uk

Price includes all materials, if you would like to print more than one product then additional blanks will be available to buy on the day. 

Tickets can be purchased online or from The Paxton Centre - Gift cards are available if this is being purchased as a gift.
If you would like to book using a gift card please contact the studio to arrange your workshop.

**Please note the following conditions that apply to our print classes:

Refunds
If you change your mind before the class has begun, you will receive a refund less 25% of the fee, provided it is more than 7 days from the start date of the class. There can be no refunds for cancellations made with less than 7 days before the start of the class.

Cancellation
In the unlikely event that the class has to get cancelled by Georgia Bosson due to unforeseen circumstances (such as illness etc) you will be notified as soon as possible. An alternative date will be offered, but if you can’t make the new date you will be refunded in full.

 

 

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Oct
7
10:00 AM10:00

DIY Solar Workshop

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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 5pm (or maybe sooner, depending on how fast you can solder).

• All materials are included.
• No previous experience required.
• Includes lunch.
• A limited number of concessions are available.

Limited places so don't miss out. Booking can be made by following the link here..

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Oct
13
1:15 PM13:15

Mandala Drawing Workshop

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In this Mandala drawing we will teach you all the skills and techniques you need to draw your own beautiful Mandala.

We will use straight edges, compasses, stencils and free-hand drawing to creative a stunning piece of work of 20/25cm square canvas! You will be amazed at what you can produce in a 2.5 hour class

The Mandala structure is perfect for student's of ALL abilities from complete beginners to professional artists looking for something different

You will leave the course with your very own personal Mandala suitable for display which you may then choose to paint or leave in B&W

All materials are provided. Class sizes are small and typically no more than 12 people so there will be plenty of time to give you 1-2-1 assistance and feedback.

Crystal Palace's Paxton Centre is a great creative venue very convenient to get to just 2 mins walk from CP station. Nice coffee and cakes available too :)

The class is suitable for Adults or Children 8+ (if accompanied by an adult)

**ARTISTIC SKILL IS NOT REQUIRED**




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Oct
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 Life Drawing & Animation’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.

Materials provided, kindly sponsored by GreatArt.

Tickets for this workshop are £10 / £12 bookable in advance

Places are limited so don’t miss out!

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Oct
19
7:00 PM19:00

Open Mic Night

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After many great events now the Open Mic in The Paxton Centre is starting to really take shape and gather momentum.

At the last event we had 14 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 £3 ( free entry for acts) and can be bought by following the link here with remaining ones on the door..

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Oct
21
11:00 AM11:00

Screen Printing Workshop

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Learn the basics of screen printing onto textiles in this fun beginners class. You will learn how to use paper stencils to create a simple yet unique design which you can then choose to print onto an organic cotton tea towel or tote bag. The course covers how to prepare and create your design, printing and finishing your final fabric pieces.

The classes are deliberately small to ensure lots of one to one tuition and advice and to make sure that you get the most out of your experience.

Suitable for beginners. This class will take place at The Paxton Centre in Crystal Palace which is a short walk from Crystal Palace station; 52 Anerley Hill, SE19 2AE. For further information or if you have any queries, please email: hello@georgiabosson.co.uk

Price includes all materials, if you would like to print more than one product then additional blanks will be available to buy on the day.
Tickets can be purchased online or from The Paxton Centre - Gift cards are available if this is being purchased as a gift.

If you would like to book using a gift card please contact the studio to arrange your workshop.

**Please note the following conditions that apply to our print classes:

Refunds
If you change your mind before the class has begun, you will receive a refund less 25% of the fee, provided it is more than 7 days from the start date of the class. There can be no refunds for cancellations made with less than 7 days before the start of the class.

Cancellation
In the unlikely event that the class has to get cancelled by Georgia Bosson due to unforeseen circumstances (such as illness etc) you will be notified as soon as possible. An alternative date will be offered, but if you can’t make the new date you will be refunded in full.

You can book your place by following the link here..

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Oct
29
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 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 * NOTE class does not run on Mon 5th Nov*

Monday
Oct 29th
Nov 12th. 19th, 26th
Dec 3rd, 10th

Expect fun and creativity!


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Oct
30
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.

Expect fun and creativity!

Course dates
Oct 30th,
Nov 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th
Dec 4th

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Sep
6
9:30 AM09:30

Crystal Palace Freelancers Jelly

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Back to school. Your local Jelly co-working session is coming back this September, after a month-off for summer holidays.

All remote-workers and self-employed people welcome to join the Crystal Palace Freelancers for a day of friendly co-working upstairs at the Paxton Centre. Bring your laptop for a couple of hours, or spend the day (9:30 to 5pm).

For this monthly meet-up: the upstairs hot-desk space will be made available for FREE on a drop-in basis. Includes WiFi, with accessible sockets. Table-sharing encouraged. First time visitors very welcome.
Come and sample the Paxton Centre freelancer experience.

SEPTEMBER SPEAKER: You are invited to join our optional skill share session at 11am.

"The Power of Voice in Your Business" - Katie Rose will lead a 20 minute experiential session on developing authentic, creative, confident presentation and self-expression around your biz. Please bring a 1 line description of you and your biz - your 'elevator pitch' - to work with.

It's all free, but do say thank you and get involved with full cafe menu, background music and lovely art to browse while you work while you meet other self-employed locals.

--Looking for somewhere to work?
Summer Freelancing hours: come and work upstairs at Paxton Centre from 9am to 1pm Tues to Fri, throughout July/August. Rate: £5, includes welcome drink. Programme of kids' art activities during holiday afternoons. Freelancers are most welcome to work in cafe downstairs, during afternoon slot. Full freelancer days 9-5pm upstairs resume in September --

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Sep
5
to Sep 19

Adult Drumming Course

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Have you always wanted to play the drums? Do you play them already? Either way this course is for you! Meet new people and have fun in Katie's relaxed environment and experience the joy of playing music with others. Katie will be supplying everything: drums, cymbals and percussion and sticks. Expect to learn the drum beats to a song or two that you know, and maybe a song or two that you don't. Katie will be using the parts of a drum kit and splitting them up in the group so each person has one or two elements of the drum kit resulting in a massive groove ensemble!
All equipment provided, no experience necessary.

What to expect:

In each session, we will warm up with a series of rhythmic games, look at stick technique, rhythmic development, coordination and tone control and development. Then we will look at a specific drum part to a song with the aim to make a short recording that I will email out to everyone after the session.

The goals of the sessions are:

To learn about the drums and how they fit with the rest of the instruments in a band, hopefully increasing awareness of the drums when you are listening to music.
To meet new people in the local area
To have some fun stress relief hitting drums and making noise!

Can't make it to all 3 sessions? No worries, just come to the ones you can make! If you'd like to come to all 3 sessions you need to individually book each one.

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Sep
4
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.

Expect fun and creativity!
Course dates
Sep 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th
Oct 2nd, 9th

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Sep
3
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 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 f £75

6 week course dates 4th Sep - 8th Oct

Expect fun and creativity!

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Aug
31
7:00 PM19:00

Open Mic Night

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After many great events now the Open Mic in The Paxton Centre is starting to really take shape and gather momentum.

At the last event we had 14 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

Free entry for performers plus 1 half-price drink. Some open mic slots may be available on the night.

Our bar will be open from 7pm to 11pm serving wines, local beers, hot and soft drinks, light snacks and Open Mic starts from 8pm.

Admission for this event is £3.00 in advance and remaining tickets on the door with unreserved seating so turn up early to secure a good seat.

Hosted by local prize-winning poet Joe Duggan

It gets full, so recommend getting there early !

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Aug
29
7:00 PM19:00

Paxton Creatives Club

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Join us at our creatives social to meet others, share ideas and find out more about opportunities for artists, designers and makers over a drink in our community space for all things creative.

Bar opens at 7pm for networking with other local creatives before and after the guest speakers.

Josi Kiss from Made in Croydon CIC will be talking about the amazing art scene happening now in Croydon and how you can get involved in events and markets.

Other guest speakers tbc

The event is FREE however please register your attendance here for us to get an idea of numbers.

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Jul
31
7:00 PM19:00

Enamelling Workshops

 Come and learn the art of enamelling and jewellery making on these 2 week taster workshops this Summer.  Create handmade jewellery pieces while learning how to apply glass enamel to copper using powdered glazes then fire in a small kiln for instant results! Techniques covered include stencil work, silver foil application and cloisonné. cut shapes from copper then decorate using hammering techniques. Simple wire work to include piercing, chain links and jump rings is also included.  You with be encouraged to plan and design your work to enable you to create your unique jewellery  Course fee is £60 for 2 classes all materials included. Book your first class then choice from another date within the programme.  Expect fun and creativity!

Come and learn the art of enamelling and jewellery making on these 2 week taster workshops this Summer.

Create handmade jewellery pieces while learning how to apply glass enamel to copper using powdered glazes then fire in a small kiln for instant results! Techniques covered include stencil work, silver foil application and cloisonné. cut shapes from copper then decorate using hammering techniques. Simple wire work to include piercing, chain links and jump rings is also included.

You with be encouraged to plan and design your work to enable you to create your unique jewellery

Course fee is £60 for 2 classes all materials included. Book your first class then choice from another date within the programme.

Expect fun and creativity!

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Jul
25
7:00 PM19:00

Fermentation Taster Course

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Fancy delving into the wonderful world of fermentation? In this packed evening, you'll learn how to make sourdough flatbreads, honey-fermented cherry jam, an oak-aged lacto-fermented summer chilli sauce, cultured butter and a refreshing probiotic elderflower fizz made with water kefir grains.

You get a taster of everything, I'll take you step-by-step on how to make all the dishes above, as well as giving you the basics so you can adapt the recipes with seasonal produce throughout the year and a print out of the recipes. You'll also get a pot of sourdough starter to take home, so you can whip up your own sourdough flatbreads straight away.

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Jul
24
to Aug 31

Kids Art Club

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Kids Art Club is back for some creative fun throughout the summer holidays. The £15 workshop fee includes all materials, drinks and snacks. The workshops are all run by qualified early years tutor Allison Ferguson.

The bumper programme of activities is as follows..

WEEK 1

Tue 24th - Story book ceramic crockery: Based on their favourite stories from the Gruffalo to Gangsta Granny, join us for some story adventure fun and create ceramic plates and cups using a range of construction techniques.

Wed 25th - Picasso style wall art: We'll create Picasso Style Wall art using a range of collaging and painting techniques.

Thu 26th - Jenny mendes style ceramic creations: We'll look at the work of ceramic artist Jenny Mendes and create woodland wonders.

Fri 27th - Skirts, Shorts and Sunglasses: Lets get fashionable in this fun sewing workshop where they'll make their very own summer threads.

WEEK 2


Tue 31st - Squishees: The latest super cute and totally squishy toy craze to sweep the world, we'll create our very own.

Wed 1st - Ceramic bake off: Our favourite cakes and treats meets clay construction madness. Join us for our bake off themed ceramic workshop.

Thu 2nd - Sew kawaii: Join us for a session of anime style textiles. From Pikachu to Astro boy we'll learn about Kodomo Manga and construct our very own kawaii creations.

Fri 3rd - Ceramic piggy banks: When it comes to saving money, why should pigs have all the fun. From unicorns to dog banks, we'll construct super cool coin banks from clay.

WEEK3
Tue 7th - Ceramic Dog Pots: Woof! An ode to our favorite pets, create fabulous ceramic pots based on your furry friends.
Wed 8th - Keep Sake boxes ceramic: Learn slabbing construction techniques to create their very own memory boxes based on their favourite things.

Thu 9th - Printing workshop: Screen printed slogans: Rollers at the ready... experiment with block printing/ screen printing then print your own T-shirt.

Fri 10th - Fabric origami faces: Portraiture with a difference. They'll combine fabric and folding to create their very own 3d portrait.
WEEK 4

Tue 14th - Potty people: perfect for summer, we'll create super silly ceramic planters based on their favourite family members.

Wed 15th - Backpack/ tote bag making: Join us for a fun sewing session. Design your own back pack and then create it.

Thu 16th - Zoetropes illustration workshop: Build your own zoetrope and create your own animation. 2 hours art, engineering and science fun.

Fri 17th - Ceramic sneakers. They'll design your very own trainers from clay and paint them in the style of artist Dave White.

WEEK 5

Tue 21st - Ceramic robots. Join us for a session of sci fi style clay and construct our very own AIien creations.

Wed 22nd - We're off to the circus, Juliana Bollini inspired heads hours of circus inspired fun, making weird and wonderful ceramic figures and busts in the style of Juliana Bollini

Thu 23rd - Pop art purses / wallets and pouches: Join us for a fun sewing session. Keep your pocket money safe in these super cool Pop Art Pouches, purses and wallets based on Pop Art Titans Roy Lichtenstein and Jeff Koons

Fri 24th - Crazy Slime Workshop: Gross, Gooey, Sticky, Glittery Fun! Join us for a some experimental messy fun as we experiment with slime and ooeblec and create our own icky creations.

WEEK 6

Tue 28th - Emoji cupcakes and cake pops: based on super cool emojis we'll create our very own yummy cake creations using a range of icing and moulding techniques.

Wed 29th - Jungle Marionettes:Create a super silly marionette puppet using sewing and beading techniques in the style of Tinga Tinga

Thu 30th - Under the sea ceramic vases and vessels: Under the sea inspired ceramic art workshop.

Fri 31st - Messy Marbling workshop: Experimental, messy and totally fun marbling workshop experimenting with both fabric and paper.

 

 

 

 

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Jul
20
7:00 PM19:00

Open Mic Night

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After six great events now the Open Mic in The Paxton Centre is starting to really take shape and gather momentum.

At the last event we had 14 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

Free entry for performers plus 1 half-price drink. Some open mic slots may be available on the night.

Our bar will be open from 7pm to 11pm serving wines, local beers, hot and soft drinks, light snacks and Open Mic starts from 8pm.

Admission for this event is £2.50 in advance and remaining tickets on the door with unreserved seating so turn up early to secure a good seat.

Hosted by local prize-winning poet Joe Duggan

It gets full, so recommend getting there early !

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Jul
13
7:00 PM19:00

July Launch Night

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Join us for our regular Launch Night to welcome the new local artists and craftspeople exhibiting and selling with us throughout July.

*This evening will include poetry readings by Maria Straw-Cinars inspired by Cape Verdean artist Lito Silva's vibrant images and the poems and art work will be on display all month.

So come and meet the makers, enjoy a glass of wine, beer, coffee or a bite to eat at our art space for all things creative.

You can also find out more about our full timetable of varied events, workshops and courses coming up and how you can get involved.

Hope to see you there!
 

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Jul
6
7:00 PM19:00

Live Music : B.D Lenz Trio

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B.D. Lenz is a guitarist extraordinaire based out of the NJ/NY area. His ensemble can summon the sophisticated sounds of Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Duke Ellington. B.D has played guitar since his early teens and has studied with such masters as Mike Stern, Vic Juris, and Charlie Banacos along the way..

Even if you've never heard of American jazz guitarist B.D. Lenz it's very possible you've heard his music before - it's been featured on hundreds of TV shows around the globe. He's released ten CDs of his unique brand of funky jazz that fuses virtuoso musicianship with expert songwriting. Joining B.D. will be James Rosocha (bass) and Joe Falcey (drums). Together, this trio will keep you surprised with their eclectic mix of jazz standards, original jams, and pop classics.

Special guest John Altman

Altman is a highly accomplished jazz musician, lauded by respected critic Don Heckman in the Los Angeles Times as "one of the few film composers with authentic jazz skills." In the jazz world he has performed with Chet Baker, Plas Johnson, Ernie Watts, Red Holloway, Conte Candoli, Slim Gaillard, Barbara Morrison, Herb Geller, Wild Bill Davison, Bud Freeman, Les McCann, Percy Heath and many others. He conducted the Stan Tracey Big Band and the Durham Cathedral Choir for an album of Duke Ellington's Sacred Music. His jazz quartet CD You Started Something was released in January 2006 on the Bronze Jazz label, of which he is A&R Director, and was named 'Jazz CD Of The Month' in The Observer. His previous CD (featuring his orchestra with jazz singer Joan Viskant) also received this accolade. The John Altman Big Band frequently performs in the US and UK. Personnel includes Wayne Bergeron, Andy Martin, Pete Christlieb, Grant Geissman, Gary Foster, Warren Luening, Peter Erskine, Alex Acuna, and Tom Ranier. Altman performed at the Vladivostok Summer Festival, the San Jose winter jazz series, the LA Jazz Festival, the Hollywood and Highland Summer Jazz Series in Los Angeles and the London Jazz Festival both with the big band, which garnered a standing ovation and rave reviews, and the Caribbean Jazz Cruise. He is also a Patron of the National Jazz Archive and was honoured by the Archive in July 2010. He recently recorded the big band for an album released in the New Year of 2018. Altman also undertook a well received big band tour of Australia, and a quintet tour of California. His latest jazz project is a quartet, Pearls of Wisdom, with Police guitarist Andy Summers which debuted in 2014.

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Jun
22
7:00 PM19:00

Open Mic Night

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After five great events now the Open Mic in The Paxton Centre is starting to really take shape and gather momentum.

At the last event we had 14 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

Free entry for performers plus 1 half-price drink. Some open mic slots may be available on the night.

Our bar will be open from 7pm to 11pm serving wines, local beers, hot and soft drinks, light snacks and Open Mic starts from 8pm.

Admission for this event is £2.50 in advance and remaining tickets on the door with unreserved seating so turn up early to secure a good seat.

Hosted by local prize-winning poet Joe Duggan

It gets full, so recommend getting there early !

Follow the link here for tickets to this exciting evening of local talent..

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Jun
17
10:00 AM10:00

Handmade Palace Heitage Craft Market

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Working with The Friends of Crystal Palace Subway we are thrilled to be organising the second Handmade Palace Craft Market in the iconic Crystal Palace Subway focusing on local creatives and Crystal Palace Heritage. Our December Market attracted 3400 visitors and was a wonderful day celebrating local culture and community.

We are now looking for local artists and craftspeople to take part in this event which takes place on Sunday June 17th to coincide with the Crystal Palace Festival. Application deadline is April 30th and to apply just fill out this short form here..

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Jun
11
7:30 PM19:30

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.

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 11th June - 16th July

Expect fun and creativity!

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/introduction-to-pottery-tickets-45402601403

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Jun
8
7:00 PM19:00

June Launch Night

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Join us for our regular Launch Night to welcome the new local artists and craftspeople exhibiting and selling their handmade work with us throughout June.

Come and meet the makers, enjoy a glass of wine, beer, coffee or a bite to eat at our community art hub for all things creative.

You can also find out more about our full timetable of varied events, workshops and courses coming up and how you can get involved.

Hope to see you there!

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Jun
7
9:30 AM09:30

Crystal Palace Freelancers Jelly

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All remote-workers welcome to join the Crystal Palace Freelancers, for a day of friendly co-working upstairs at the Paxton Centre. Come for a couple of hours, or spend the day (9:30 to 5pm). For this monthly meet-up: the upstairs hot-desk space will be made available for FREE on a drop-in basis. Includes WiFi + there are accessible sockets.
Table-sharing encouraged.

Each month we offer a free business Skill Share session (usually at 11am) facilitated by one of our talented local freelancers.

**We are needing to make a switch-over for this month's skill-share. Guy will join us as a future event to give us the low-down on media relations. Freelance life throws the occasional curve-ball, as we all know. We'll confirm June's speaker as soon as we can.**

Please buy a drink, snack or even a piece of art, to support the work of our host Paxton Centre, while you enjoy the facilities on Jelly days. Full café service, breakfast and lunch options available.
Click ‘Going’ for your place at the talk or at a co-working table.
For co-working, drop in any-time from 9:30 to 5pm. Stay for an hour or two, or stay all day.

Paxton Centre hot-desks are available during normal opening hours on other weekdays (Tue-Fri) at rate of £5 for 4 hours. This includes welcome drink.

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Jun
3
11:00 AM11:00

Father's Day Pottery Painting

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Come and create a personalised gift for Dad or Grandad or any one special on this Pottery Painting Family Fun Day!

Activities include..

Plates, mugs, boxes or tiles to decorate with your design or add babies hand & foot prints and wording - £15

Framed tile - feet or hand impressions in clay with names and dates with your choice of colour presented in a box frame - £30

Personalised clay gift decorations using stamps with your choice of colour added - £7.50

All Pottery will require firing and will be ready to collect from Friday June 8th ready for Fathers day on the Sunday 11th. Book your place / time slot and choose your activity on the day.

Our arts space café will be serving all day hot and cold drinks, tasty lunch meals and of course delicious cakes and sweet treats. 

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May
27
11:00 AM11:00

Leather Plant Hanger Workshop

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In this 2 hour workshop you will learn how to cut, shape, hole punch and rivet leather to create an attractive, contemporary plant hanger complete with a terracotta pot. There will be a choice of 3 different leather colours including black, tan and natural and metal fastenings in brass, nickel or copper finish to create your own unique plant hanger. You will also be taught how to make and attach a leather tassel detail as well as the option of embossing a label to add that completely personal touch.

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May
23
to Jun 27

Drawing Course

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This 6 week drawing course is suitable for both beginners and experienced drawers.

This course will build your confidence and skill in drawing from observation and encourage personal expression.

Observational skills will be developed through drawing from the life model for 4 sessions and from each other / the surroundings of The Paxton Centre for 2 sessions.

Each session will focus on the foundations of drawing - line, tone, form, mark-making and composition. We will look at contemporary artists and old masters for inspiration. By the end of the 6 weeks you will be familiar with technical language with which to talk about drawing.

£150 for 6 weeks qualified tuition by artist Nikki Gardham.

Weekly from Wednesday 23 May to Wednesday 27 June, 7–9pm

Includes all drawing materials.

To book a place a £25 deposit is required in advance and two further payments of £62.50 in weeks one and three, in cash or by bank transfer.

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May
20
11:00 AM11:00

Screen Printing Workshop

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Learn the basics of screen printing onto textiles in this fun beginners class where you will learn how to use paper stencils to create a simple yet unique design which you can then choose to print onto a linen tea towel or organic cotton tote bag. The course covers how to prepare and create your design, printing and finishing your final fabric pieces.

The classes are deliberately small to ensure lots of one to one tuition and advice and to make sure that you get the most out of your experience.

Suitable for beginners

This class will take place at The Paxton Centre in Crystal Palace which is a short walk from Crystal Palace station; 52 Anerley Hill, SE19 2AE. For further information or if you have any queries, please email: hello@georgiabosson.co.uk

Price includes all materials, if you would like to print more than one product then additional blanks will be available to buy on the day.

Tickets can be purchased online or from The Paxton Centre - Gift cards are available if this is being purchased as a gift.

If you would like to book using a gift card please contact the studio to arrange your workshop.

**Please note the following conditions that apply to our print classes:

Refunds

If you change your mind before the class has begun, you will receive a refund less 25% of the fee, provided it is more than 7 days from the start date of the class. There can be no refunds for cancellations made with less than 7 days before the start of the class.

Cancellation

In the unlikely event that the class has to get cancelled by Georgia Bosson due to unforeseen circumstances (such as illness etc) you will be notified as soon as possible. An alternative date will be offered, but if you can’t make the new date you will be refunded in full.

 

 

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May
18
7:00 PM19:00

Balagan Cafe Band

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Balagan Café Band is an eclectic new project, this group combines the worlds of jazz, world music and classical, featuring the intimate chamber instrumentation of violin, guitar, cello and accordion and an elegant yet fiery fusion of improvisation and written music. Ranging from Parisian and American Jazz, the Chaabi music of Algeria, Tango from Argentina, Balkan folk melodies through to the early modern and folk music of Western Europe.

Balagan fuses these threads into a coherent and characteristic sound world. ‘This is music for the ears, heart and feet.’ Royal Albert Hall ‘An inspired string trio.’ Time Out The past couple of years have seen the band perform at venues including the Elgar Room, Omnibus and National Portrait Gallery to enthusiastic public responses and look forward to releasing their debut album featuring guests including UK vocal jazz rising star Alice Zawadski. T..

Tickets for this event are £7.50 and can be booked in advance by following the link here

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/balagan-cafe-band-tickets-40778340113

http://www.balagancafeband.org/

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May
16
7:00 PM19:00

Park Night II

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It's back ! After our first successful Park Night - we're back in the Paxton Centre to invite you to celebrate and find out more about the groups active in the park

Friends of Crystal Palace Park will be attendance , with more groups confirming as we go along !

This facilitated evening will give you a change to learn more about the amazing activities going on in the park in an informal setting. Friends of Crystal Palace Park and several other groups will be present.

Everyone Welcome!

Supported by Crystal Palace Park Community Projects Fund from Bromley Council.

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May
11
7:30 PM19:30

Open Mic Night

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After four great events now the Open Mic in The Paxton Centre is starting to really take shape and gather momentum.

At the last event we had 14 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

Free entry for performers plus 1 half-price drink. Some open mic slots may be available on the night.

Our bar will be open from 7pm to 11pm serving wines, local beers, hot and soft drinks, light snacks and Open Mic starts from 8pm.

Admission for this event is £2.50 in advance and remaining tickets on the door with unreserved seating so turn up early to secure a good seat.

Hosted by local prize-winning poet Joe Duggan

Book your tickets in advance for this exciting evening by following the link here.

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May
4
7:00 PM19:00

May Launch Night

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Join us for our regular Launch Night to welcome the new local artists and craftspeople exhibiting and selling their handmade work with us throughout May.

Come and meet the makers, enjoy a glass of wine, beer, coffee or a bite to eat at our community art hub for all things creative.

You can also find out more about our full timetable of varied events, workshops and courses coming up and how you can get involved.

Hope to see you there!
#goodtimes #goodcompany

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May
3
9:30 AM09:30

Crystal Palace Freelancers Jelly

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All remote-workers welcome to join the Crystal Palace Freelancers, for a day of friendly co-working upstairs at the Paxton Centre. Come for a couple of hours, or spend the day (9:30 to 5pm). For this monthly meet-up: the upstairs hot-desk space will be made available for FREE on a drop-in basis. Includes WiFi + there are accessible sockets.
Table-sharing encouraged.

Each month we offer a free business Skill Share session (usually at 11am) facilitated by one of our talented local freelancers...stay tuned for updates.

Please buy a drink, snack or even a piece of art, to support the work of our host Paxton Centre, while you enjoy the facilities on Jelly days. Full café service, breakfast and lunch options available.
Click ‘Going’ for your place at the talk or at a co-working table.
For co-working, drop in any-time from 9:30 to 5pm. Stay for an hour or two, or stay all day.

Paxton Centre hot-desks are available during normal opening hours on other weekdays (Tue-Fri) at rate of £5 for 4 hours. This includes welcome drink.

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Apr
22
11:00 AM11:00

Screen Printing Workshop

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Learn the basics of screen printing onto textiles in this fun beginners class where you will learn how to use paper stencils to create a simple yet unique design which you can then choose to print onto a linen tea towel or organic cotton tote bag. The course covers how to prepare and create your design, printing and finishing your final fabric pieces.

The classes are deliberately small to ensure lots of one to one tuition and advice and to make sure that you get the most out of your experience.

Suitable for beginners. 
Time: February & April classes will be held from 11am- 1.30pm on a Sunday.

March 24th Class willstart at 2pm and finish at 4.30pm 

This class will take place at The Paxton Centre in Crystal Palace which is a short walk from Crystal Palace station; 52 Anerley Hill, SE19 2AE. For further information or if you have any queries, please email: hello@georgiabosson.co.uk

Price includes all materials, if you would like to print more than one product then additional blanks will be available to buy on the day.

Tickets can be purchased online or from The Paxton Centre - Gift cards are available if this is being purchased as a gift.

If you would like to book using a gift card please contact the studio to arrange your workshop.

**Please note the following conditions that apply to our print classes:

Refunds

If you change your mind before the class has begun, you will receive a refund less 25% of the fee, provided it is more than 7 days from the start date of the class. There can be no refunds for cancellations made with less than 7 days before the start of the class.

Cancellation

In the unlikely event that the class has to get cancelled by Georgia Bosson due to unforeseen circumstances (such as illness etc) you will be notified as soon as possible. An alternative date will be offered, but if you can’t make the new date you will be refunded in full.

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Apr
16
7:00 PM19:00

Pottery for All

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This 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.

Expect fun and creativity!


 

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Apr
16
7:00 PM19:00

Introduction to Pottery for Beginners

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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 and 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 too.

* The course will not run on the 2 bank holidays within the 6 weeks on Monday on 7th and 28th of May with the last class week being 4th June.

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.

Expect fun and creativity!

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Apr
14
1:20 PM13:20

Scented Saturday: make scents make sense

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We are going to have an interactive and informative afternoon of aromas. After this 2 hour workshop, every participant will have made their own created products to take home in glass bottles. We will work on two products: a Body & Face Lotion (50ml) and a Hair & Body Wash (50ml).

All unscented products and esstential oils we will use are from the well-known good quality & ethical brand Neal's Yard Remedies. This is a family-owned UK brand with their easy-to-recognise "Blue Bottles”. Their products are vegetarian and/or vegan friendly, cruelty free, organic, soil association approved, with NO microbeads or parabens, NON-GM, and NO synthetic fragrances or colours.

All unscented products and essential oils we ...will use are from the well-known good quality & ethical brand Neal's Yard Remedies. This is a family-owned UK brand with their easy-to-recognise "Blue Bottles”. Their products are vegetarian and/or vegan friendly, cruelty free, organic, soil association approved, with NO microbeads or parabens, NON-GM, and NO synthetic fragrances or colours.

Why is the workshop called "Make Scents Make Sense"? Because we are going to cover the following topics before we make our own products.

1. What is essential oil? (A brief introduction)
2. Why essential oils are more than just fragrance
3. How do essential oils work to support our wellbeing?
4. How to choose and blend essential oils
5. How to use essential oil safely in our daily life. What are the contraindications?

If you really enjoy creating your own products, you can buy and make extra bottles while you are with us or bring them home to continue your aroma exploration. We also have Bath Oil, Ointment, Massage Oil for you to buy and create extra bottles.

We have Q & A section. Although the workshop will be finished at 3:20pm, we can stay behind until 3:50pm if you would like to.

We will also have a Lucky Draw, all participants have a chance to win a full size Aromatic Foaming Bath (200ml, RRP £15.50)

The fee covers all the tools you need in class.
Early Bird: £18 (Sign up before 19 March)
This workshop is purely for personal daily care only. Not medical advice or prescription. We will not diagnose health conditions, nor prescribe medicines. This not a certified workshop to use the oils with the public but to enjoy them safely and creatively. Your body is your responsibility. If you have any health concerns, take medication, is pregnant please get advice through a specific consultation with a qualified aroma therapist. Always receive advice from your health provider before using taking new remedies or starting a new exercise regime.

Look forward to seeing you all !

Disclaimer:
This workshop is purely for personal daily care only. Not medical advice or prescription. We will not diagnose health conditions, nor prescribe medicines. This not a certified workshop to use the oils with the public but to enjoy them safely and creatively. Your body is your responsibility. If you have any health concerns, take medication, is pregnant please get advice through a specific consultation with a qualified aromatherapist. Always receive advice from your health provider before using taking new remedies or starting a new exercise regime.

This workshop is purely for personal daily care only. Not medical advice or prescription. We will not diagnose health conditions, nor prescribe medicines. This not a certified workshop to use the oils with the public but to enjoy them safely and creatively. Your body is your responsibility. If you have any health concerns, take medication, is pregnant please get advice through a specific consultation with a qualified aroma therapist. Always receive advice from your health provider before using taking new remedies or starting a new exercise regime.

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