Jul
14
to Aug 25

Saturday Art Club

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Start your weekend the creative way on our new Saturday art and craft workshops running weekly throughout the Summer! Each week we introduce a different medium in the relaxed inspiring setting at The Paxton Centre. Workshop fee is £20 including all materials plus Pottery firing. Classes are suitable for adults and young people 14 yrs and above.

More info on the full programme below..

POTTERY - 14th July
All are welcome to come and enjoy this pottery introduction. There will be tuition on basic joins, building up and reduction
and simple pot creation. From there Melonie will guide you in developing your ideas and creating your own clay masterpiece.

TEXTILES - 21st July
All are welcome to come and enjoy this textile exploration. There will be basic stitch techniques, collage and pattern cutting. From the Melonie will guide you in developing your own ideas and support you in developing your own creation.

PAINTING - 28th July
Often times we choose not to because we think we can't. In this session, Melonie will support you with some basic techniques and will guide you in creating your very own masterpiece.

POTTERY- 11th August
As above, perhaps including something like 'if you came to the first one you can try something different in this one.

CHARCOAL - 18th August
Come and try out this versatile media. The session will include some basic techniques and then guidance in bringing your own ideas to life. There will be some still life options, artwork for inspiration and of course bring your own items/images to guide you.

* Please note 4th and 25th Aug workshops are to be confirmed.

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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
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
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
30
to Aug 27

Pottery Workshops

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Come and spend the summer creating with clay and experience the wonderful world of pottery craft.

Over 2 weeks you will learn several handbuilding skills, decorating techniques and how to use equipment and resources. On your following workshop we will be glazing your fired pieces while learning about the various styles available to you. Book you first class and return on another date of your choice.

* 2 date Workshop fee is £60 with all materials and firing included

Suitable for adult beginners, returning learners and those experienced on the pottery wheel.

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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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Aug
7
to Aug 30

Kids Movie Club

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Introducing our new 'Kids Film Club' running throughout Aug on a Tuesday and Thursday morning from 10am to 12pm. Bring the kids and drop them off with us or stay and watch the film.
Cushions at the ready!

Tickets are £7.50 including drinks, light snacks and of course popcorn! We want to show films you would be interested in including some retro ones so recommendations would be very welcome!

Age range 4yr to 11yr

Films and booking will be added here in the next couple of weeks..

* We will also be back with our regular Kids Art Club over the summer holidays running various creative workshops including pottery, textiles, printing and more. 2pm to 4pm
Details coming soon..

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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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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
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
21
7:00 PM19:00

Old Skool Karaoke

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Come on down for an evening of fun at our old skool karaoke party! Remember when you used to (really) want to sing your favourite songs with friends? well we are doing it all over again!

Bar opens at 7pm good times begin from 8pm.

Hope to see you there

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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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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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Apr
13
7:00 PM19:00

Open Mic Night

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After three 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.

It gets full, so recommend getting there early !

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Apr
12
to Apr 26

Adult Drumming 3 week 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!

What we'll be looking at over the 3 sessions:

1st Session 12 April 7pm to 8pm

Introduction to the parts of the drum kit and basic rhythms, stick technique, how to play together in a group

2nd Session 19 April 7pm to 8pm

Recap from last week, coordination and rhythmic development, basic song structure, improvising

3rd Session 26 April 7pm to 8pm

Beat/Groove variations, song structure development, further rhythm work and introduction to soloing

All equipment provided, no experience necessary.

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. Select and click on your preferred session from the drop down menu under 'Select a Date' and proceed through check out. Repeat for the other sessions you'd like to come along to.

See you there!

 

 

 

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Apr
4
to Apr 11

Enamelling Jewellery Workshop

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Come and learn the art of enamelling and jewellery making on this new two week course. You will leave with two unique pieces and enjoy learning how to apply enamel to copper using powdered glazes which you fuse in a small kiln for instant results!. Techniques we cover include stencil work, silver foil and cloisonne with design work to enable you to create your unique pieces. In addition we learn how to cut a shape from copper then decorate using hammering techniques and cover simple wire work to include piercing, chain links and jump rings.

Course fee is £75 for 5 hours qualified tuition and all materials included. You can book your place with a £25 deposit with the remaining £50 payable on week 1.

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Apr
3
to Apr 13

Kids Art Club

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Our Kids Art Club is back this April for the Easter Holidays with lots of creative fun to keep the Children entertained!

This drop of club runs between 2pm and 4pm and booking is advisable as spaces are limited and is very popular. The workshops are led by qualified early years tutor Alllison Ferguson.

The themes coming up are..

Tuesday 3rd
Mad Hatters Clay Party: The Easter Bunny meets the Mad Hatter. Join us for some belated Easter fun and create ceramic hats using a range of construction techniques.

Wednesday 4th
Emoji Printmaking: Kids Printing-making workshop: Rollers at the ready... experiment with block printing/ screen printing then print your own T-shirt.

Thursday 5th
Creepy Crawlies Ceramics: Welcome Spring with our Bugs clay workshop. Using a range of moulding techniques we'll create the inhabitants of our very own secret garden.

Friday 6th
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 sci-fi slime creations.

Tuesday 10th
Manga Ceramics: Join us for a session of anime style clay. From Pikachu to Astro boy we'll learn about Kodomo Manga and construct our very own kawaii creations.

Wednesday 11th
Woodland Wonders: Join us for a fun sewing session. Design your own mask and then create it, to become a woodland creature.

Thursday 12th
Wild Marionette puppets: Create a super silly marionette puppet using sewing and beading techniques in the style of Tinga Tinga.

Friday 13th
Story Book Sweet Cake Decorating: Based on their favourite characters we'll create our very own yummy cake creations using a range of icing and moulding techniques.

Workshop fee is £15 to include all materials, light snacks and drinks. Book in advance by following the link here with remaining tickets on the door each day.


 

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Mar
24
2:00 PM14:00

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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Mar
23
7:00 PM19:00

The Mayans Jazz Funk Soul Collective

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For the first time at the Paxton Centre 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!

https://www.facebook.com/TheMayansCollective/

https://m.soundcloud.com/themayanscollective

Tickets for this event are £7.50 in advance by following the link and remaining tickets at the door on the night.

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Mar
16
7:00 PM19:00

Open Mic Night

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After two 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.

It gets full, so recommend getting there early !

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

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Mar
15
7:00 PM19:00

Paxton Peoples Club : Social Media

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Do you use Social Media for your business, brand, craft or service? Is it working for you?

There is no magic formula for social media but there are proven steps you can take to get it working for your business now. And we know what they are! Come along to the Paxton People’s Club Social where you can meet fellow business owners, freelancers and makers and find out how to get Social Media working harder for you in 2018.

Saundra O'Shea is a designer-maker who has grown her brand's Instagram account (weareSoS15) to influencer level in under 18 months, entirely organically and with no paid advertising. She has enjoyed several high-profile collaborations with other brands and has appeared on live TV. Her brand now enjoys magazine coverage and is a bloggger’s favourite.

Come and find out how she did it and how you can do it too! Enjoy a drink in the relaxed surroundings of the Paxton Centre and let’s get Social Media working for you!

Tickets for this informative talk and networking event are £5 in advance by following the link.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/paxton-peoples-club-social-media-tickets-42398138975

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Mar
10
1:00 PM13:00

Mother's Day flower-arranging Workshop

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Make your own special floral gift for your Mum at this relaxed workshop on the eve of Mother's Day.

Join us at the Paxton Centre in Crystal Palace where you'll learn how to create a contemporary arrangement that any Mum would be proud to have in her home.

You'll be able to choose your own flowers from a fabulous selection of spring blooms and get expert help and guidance to create your own unique arrangement that will stay fresh for days to come. We'll also give you a gift bag to carry your flowers home and a card to complete the package.

The skills learned on this 2-hour workshop can also be applied to arrangements for weddings, dinner parties and all kinds of special occasions.

This workshop is suitable ...for anyone who loves flowers and using their creativity.

Ticet includes:

Flowers & vase

Tea and treats

Gift bag and card

NB: Participants need to bring a pair of sharp scissors or secateurs. All other materials are provided.

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Mar
9
7:00 PM19:00

March 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 March!

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!

#good times #goodcompany

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