Oct
20
to Dec 15

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!

Class fees are £15 including materials

Drop in to the class for a taster or email Carlos with any questions to carloscortesart1@mac.com

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Nov
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.

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

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Nov
23
7:00 PM19:00

Open Mic Night

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After many events now the Open Mic in The Paxton Centre is really taking shape with the most amazing talented performers joining us.

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 £3 ( free entry for acts) and can be bought by following the link here with remaining ones on the door. Don't miss out tickets can be found here..

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Nov
24
7:00 PM19:00

Stunflower Album Launch Party

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Stunflower are nervous and excited to announce their ALBUM RELEASE PARTY!

They've been working on an 8 song LP including a collection tunes featuring soul-searching earnest songs, upbeat rhythmic explorations and rolling hypnotic wanderings (plus recently released single 'Modavader')

The party will feature sets of music by Stunflower, a slower opening set and a upbeat set intended for dancing ;) Space will be saved for a dance floor!

More info at www.stunflower.com

Demo of Stunflower's music https://stunflower.com/music

***Stunflower is a London-based trio...a mash-up of rock, funk, reggae & jamband. Bass player/composer Alex Barrett joins Canadian couple Thomas (guitars, vocals & loops)& Devaki (vocals & percussion) to create a cool collision of culture and sound.***


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Nov
28
12:30 PM12:30

Be Confident with Yourself and your Body

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Having a busy lifestyle, do you feel you can't be as healthy as you would like? Do you suffer from lack of energy, work stress, fatigue, poor quality sleep, lack of productivity and weight-gain from unhealthy lifestyle patterns?

We all know that we can do more to improve our lifestyles, eat more veggies, exercise more often, stop drinking, etc- but the health and well-being industry offers endless and contradictory advice, making it near impossible to changing our habits.

Therefore, we would like to invite you to join us for a relaxed evening where you will get real advice from experts in the fields of well-being, mindfulness, personal development, fitness and nutrition. The workshop will be interactive with games and activities and you will get a chance to network with other like-minded people afterwards.

So, come along to this session and learn:

- How making practical changes actually help you to better control your wellbeing and health.

- Techniques to manage your thoughts and create better outcomes.

- Tips to boost your energy levels and vitality.

- The best apps to inspire, motivate and ensure your mental and physical health gets as much as attention as your career and family.

- The secret to managing stress levels and dealing with difficult situations.

- Easy recipes to help you manage your eating and a list of foods that will provide all the nutrients and achieve a balanced diet.

- Different workouts that will require 15- 25 minutes per day maximum.

Snack and drinks will be provided and you will leave with a useful and amazing GOODIE BAG as well!

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Dec
6
9:30 AM09:30

Crystal Palace Freelancers Jelly

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Freelancers and remote workers all welcome.

We’re making our December Jelly extra Festive.

 It’s our monthly co-working session, with possibly a little LESS working after 11am and a little MORE mingling to celebrate a great end of 2018 for the Crystal Palace Freelancers, which recently welcomed its 900th member.

 Jelly Skill Share is One! We’ll be inviting back some of 2018’s fabulous speakers in our skill share hour slot from 11-12pm, to celebrate our first birthday. Stay tuned as plans take shape.

 There will be mince pies and some cheeky mulled wine from the Paxton Centre café. You need to be there. It’s the office party that you don’t go to anymore, except WAY better.    

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Dec
8
10:00 AM10:00

Handmade Palace Christmas Market

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Exciting news..

Our Handmade Palace Christmas Market is back (soon)!

We are so pleased to be teaming up this year with the very beautiful Stanley Halls for an art and craft extravaganza!

'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'.

On Saturday 8th December from 10am to 6pm our Christmas Market will be bustling with 30 craft stalls in the theatre hall and 8 artists in the adjoining gallery space.

For more info and to book a stall please fill out this short form here.

Submission deadline is Oct 21st.

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Dec
14
7:00 PM19:00

Open Mic Night

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Join us for a festive Open Mic celebration of talent! After many events now the Open Mic in The Paxton Centre is really taking shape 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 £3 ( free entry for acts) and can be bought by following the link here with remaining ones on the door. Don't miss out tickets can be found here..

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Jan
7
to Feb 11

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 dates

Mondays 7.00pm to 9.30pm
Jan 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th
Feb 4th, 11th

Expect fun and creativity!

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Jan
8
to Feb 12

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

Jan 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th

Feb 5th, 12th

Expect fun and creativity!


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Nov
9
7:00 PM19:00

November Launch Night

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Our Monthly Launch Night is back to welcome the artists and craftspeople exhibiting and selling their work with us in November.

This month we welcome the Dulwich Wood Makers a trio of local artists holding their first group show with a varied selection of works. We welcome back Bev Jones with her vibrant paintings of Croydon and beyond plus her beautiful detailed Autumnal collection. Tim Feltham will be joining them with his poignant paintings depicting the 100 year anniversary of World War 1 in the upstairs gallery.

Come and meet the makers and enjoy a drink or bite to eat in our creative space. Bar opens at 7pm.


Hope to see you there!

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Nov
5
5:00 PM17:00

Firework Food Fest

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Remember, Remember the 5th of November!

Come in from the cold for your pre of post drinks and eats to coincide with the Fireworks display in Crystal Palace Park opposite.

This year we are offering traditional bonfire night food fayre in addition to our hot and cold drinks, wine, beer, boozy hot chocolate and mulled cider to have in or take away.

So get your 'jackets' on enjoy the 'bangers' and have a 'chilli' evening with us! Boom

Bar and café open from 5pm to 11pm

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Nov
1
9:30 AM09:30

Crystal Palace Freelancers Jelly

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Yet more monthly Jelly co-working is coming your way. 

When? 
All day 1 November 2018, 9:30-5pm

Who for?
All remote-workers and self-employed types are welcome to join the Crystal Palace Freelancers for our monthly 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). First-timers, returners - all welcome.

What's the deal?
For this monthly meet-up: the upstairs hot-desk space is made available for FREE on a drop-in basis. Includes WiFi, accessible sockets. Table-sharing encouraged. First time visitors very welcome. Come and try out the Paxton Centre freelancer experience on the first Thursday of the month.

Pricing: FREE, but do say thank you by buying a hot drink and getting involved with full Paxton Centre cafe menu, background music and lovely art to browse while you work while you meet other self-employed locals.

What's on?

You are invited to join our complementary skill share session at 11am.
Arrive by 10:45 to grab a hot drink and a seat.

We have Nicole Cotton & Claire Simpson joining us from Social Style Pro to advise freelancers and small businesses with Top Tips for Social Media.

Happy co-working.

--Looking for somewhere to work for the rest of the week? --
Freelancing/hot-desking hours upstairs at the Paxton Centre 9am to 5pm Tues to Fri. Rate: £5 per 4-hour block, includes welcome drink.

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Oct
31
7:00 PM19:00

Paxton Creatives Club

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Our Paxton Creatives Club is back on Wed 31st October. The theme for this months social networking event is 'collaboration'

*The Paxton Centre is offering a unique opportunity for a vibrant retail space to rent suitable for art / craft / maker / collaborative group to take over as their own. The Paxton Centre has made a name for itself in the last 2 years as a home for creative practice and thinking, we are please to be offering a 12ft x 10ft space in a prime retail location that can be used as a studio and retail space. The space will be open to view on the night for creatives to give us expressions of interest and more info will be given on costs and availability too.*We are also looking for artists, designers, painters, illustrators and more to join us and contribute for our monthly residencies commencing in the new year as we start 2019 with a bang!

*Do you run workshops or courses or would like to start one? The Paxton Centre is the perfect place for you as we welcome new classes covering all art and craft mediums, we would like to hear more!

*Find out more about Events and Markets taking place in the local area and if you have any info you would like to pass on to other creatives there will be an opportunity to share this too.

So come and meet like minded talented local people, enjoy a drink or bite to eat and get involved!

If you can not make this event but would like to chat more or have some ideas which are always welcome please get in touch with Beth at thepaxtoncentre@gmail.com

Entry is FREE but please register following the link here so we will have an idea of numbers attending..

Hope to see you there!

Flyer design by Sinead Taylor at 'Red Faces Prints'

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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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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
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
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
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
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
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
4
9:30 AM09:30

Crystal Palace Freelancers Jelly

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More monthly Jelly co-working is coming your way. 

 

When? 

All day 4 October 2018, 9:30-5pm

Who for?

All remote-workers and self-employed types 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). First-timers, returners - all welcome.

What's the deal?
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 try out the Paxton Centre freelancer experience on the first Thursday of the month, for the modest price of a cup of tea.

 

Pricing: FREE, but do say thank you and get involved with full Paxton Centre cafe menu, background music and lovely art to browse while you work while you meet other self-employed locals.

What's on?
SEPTEMBER SPEAKER: 

You are invited to join our complementary skill share session at 11am.

Arrive by 10:45 to grab a hot drink and a seat.

Local accountant Peter Stratton says "Don't Panic. Get your tax right first time." Come and listen to top tips for freelancers and small business owners to jargon-bust those forms, followed by Q&A.

Happy co-working.

--Looking for somewhere to work for the rest of the week? --
Freelancing/hot-desking hours are back to normal upstairs at the Paxton Centre 9am to 5pm Tues to Fri. Rate: £5, includes welcome drink --

 

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Oct
3
7:30 PM19:30

Community and Green Drinks

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First Green and Community Drinks of the Autumn - come and find out what's going on in the local community and transition town and share any projects you've been up to !
It's an informal hosted space where everyone gets a chance to share what they're up to and ask questions, bounce off ideas and see what happens...


Including the latest from Library of Things, Electronic Fixing, CP Food Market, Community Tour of The Park, Events at The Paxton Centre, congratulations to two of our community gardens that have been short-listed, news of our Annual Celebration, A new way to keep up to date with what's going on in the park, gardening at Gipsy Hill and West Norwood Stations ! a dinosaur bridge !


plus a chance to chat with other people interested in their community
New people always welcome !

The event is free but we encourage you to buy a few drinks to cover the costs of hosting. Full bar plus hot drinks and snacks from 7.30pm

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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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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
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
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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