Apr
29
to Jun 17

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

April 29th
May 13th, 20th,
June 3rd, 10th, 17th
* NOTE class does NOT run on Bank Holidays
May 6th and 27th

Expect fun and creativity!

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Apr
30
to Jun 4

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

April 30th

May 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th

June 4th

Expect fun and creativity!

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May
24
7:00 PM19:00

Open Mic NIght

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Join us for an evening celebrating incredible talent!

After many events now the Open Mic in The Paxton Centre is 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 only £4 ( free entry for acts) and can be bought by following the link here with remaining ones on the door.

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Jun
5
7:15 PM19:15

Introduction to Floral Textile Printing

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

 

During this workshop you will:

-Understand how screenprinting works

-Make your own stencils using floral templates provided

-Prepare the screen and fabric for printing

-Print 2 peices of fabric (40x50cm) in a variety of colours

-Print a tote bag or tea towel

-Learn all the basics to be able to screen print at home

 

This 2.5 hour workshop will teach you the basic principles of screenprinting, using A5 size printing screens. For more in-depth knowledge, or as a follow on from this evening workshop, check out the Saturday afternoon workshops, or 6-week textile design clubs (starting Sept 2019).

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Jun
8
2:00 PM14:00

Embroidery for beginners - Slogan t-shirt

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During this 2 hour workshop you'll work with the designer behind the accessories brand SoS15. You'll learn how to transfer a slogan or motif onto a t-shirt before hand-embroidering your design in your chosen colour(s). Hand-embroidered tee's are a huge trend for summer 2019, get ahead and make your own!

No sewing experience is necessary and you'll be provided with a white, classic fit women's t-shirt and everything you'll need. We will email you to get your preferred size. Come and learn a new skill and leave with a stylish, statement t-shirt.

"I learnt a new skill having never embroidered before. Saundra's delivery and sharing of knowledge was pitched brilliantly in an informal style encouraging everyone in the room. We left with a beaut of a tee handcrafted - and with the inspiration to do more!"
Liz, 2019

"I absolutely loved this workshop, would highly recommend! Going in as a sewing newbie, I felt like I would maybe struggle, but Saundra made everything very approachable and easy."
Zoe, 2019

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Jun
11
to Jul 16

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

April 30th
May 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th
June 4th

Expect fun, inspiration and creativity!



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Jun
13
6:00 PM18:00

Earring Making Masterclass

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Emma (These Fair Hands) has joined forces with The Paxton Centre to bring you an Earring Making Masterclass. If you missed the last class, here’s your chance to make your own statement polymer clay earrings!

What will I be doing?
The workshop will cover the three-stage process of making your statement earrings. First, Emma will run through pattern designing techniques and clay cuttings. This is followed by the baking as polymer clay requires heat to harden. Finally, you’ll sand and varnish your jewellery making it ready to wear! There is no right or wrong and the more adventurous the better with the aim being that everyone walks away with at least 2 pairs of bespoke earrings. Everyone is welcome no matter what your jewellery experience may be!

Do I need to bring anything?
All materials are included in the cost of the workshop so you don't have to bring a thing! You may want to have a think about your design before you come or just get inspired when you get here!
Looking forward to seeing you there!

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Jun
16
10:00 AM10:00

Handmade Palace Heritage Craft Market

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Handmade Palace is delighted to be working again with The Friends of Crystal Palace Subway for our 3rd Craft Market focusing on local Makers and Crystal Palace Heritage. This event will be part of the Crystal Palace Festival this year too.

Due to licensing and H&S issues we are unable to sell food or drink in the subway.

The stall fee is £45 which includes a chair and 6ft x 3ft table is payable upon your application being successful. We have many more applications then spaces so we choose stall holders who best fit the Heritage theme. Max 30 stalls.

The average number of visitors on the Subway Open Days are 1500 and during our last 2 markets we had between 2600 and 3400 visitors, its a very popular event!

* We will be also looking for volunteers to steward the event. 4 hour shifts with travel and refreshments reimbursed ( and you get to enjoy the Subway!)

DEADLINE is April 30th


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Jun
23
11:00 AM11:00

Shine On: Resin Art Masterclass

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

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

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

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

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

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Jun
24
to Jul 29

Introduction to Pottery

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

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

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

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

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

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

6 week course dates

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

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

Expect fun and creativity!




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Jul
6
7:00 PM19:00

B.D Lenz and Friends

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

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

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

Do not miss out!

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


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Jul
14
11:00 AM11:00

Shine On: Resin Art Workshop (all levels)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Jul
18
7:00 PM19:00

Baby and Child First Aid Workshop

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


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


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


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

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May
18
2:00 PM14:00

Spring Botanicals Linocut Workshop

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Linocutting workshop with printmaker, illustrator and teacher, Kaylene Alder.

Love a bold print? This workshop is for you! From start to finish, you will learn how to draw, cut and print your own A5 lino-printed design in a single colour. You will print several of your design - in different inks and on different papers. There will be an option to work into prints with other materials before and after printing. You will be able to take your printing block away to continue your printing adventure at home.

The inspiration for the workshop ties in with the amazing surroundings of the Green Rooms Market at the Dulwich Picture Gallery and we will be looking at spring botanicals.



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May
15
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).

Book your place by following the link here..


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May
12
11:00 AM11:00

The Mysterious Dinosaurs of Crystal Palace Launch Party

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Parakeet Books would like to invite you to the launch of our new book, The Mysterious Dinosaurs of Crystal Palace 🎉💚 We will be reading from three of our books: Buddy’s Pancakes, Eve’s New Brother AND The Mysterious Dinosaurs of Crystal Palace 📚

The Mysterious Dinosaurs of Crystal Palace is a rhythmic and funny story that brings the much-loved Crystal Palace dinosaurs to life! Beautifully illustrated by Anastasiya Epishina, children laugh and bop along to the rhythm of this book that features a family of colour.

A pound from every sale goes to the restoration of the park dinosaurs via Friends of Crystal Palace Dinosaurs

All of Parakeet Books titles will be on sale at the launch too. For more information about us visit ParakeetBooks.com.

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May
2
9:30 AM09:30

Crystal Palace Freelancers Jelly

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Monthly JELLY CO-WORKING, organised by Crystal Palace Freelancers

Come and join us for drop-in co-working all day at the Paxton Centre from 9:30 to 5pm. BYO laptop.

Usual £5 hot-desking fee is waived all day; just buy refreshments from the café to support our host.

You are welcome to join in this month's skill-share talk, 11am to 12pm. We have the talented public speaking coach Kate Gilbert joining us to talk about how to use *Storytelling* to make an impact.

Kate says: "Being able to speak about your product or service gets you out there and noticed, but simply being out there is not always enough. How do you make it memorable and gain new clients? This short seminar covers simple tips to deliver confidently and delves into creating great content with the art of storytelling to hook and engage your audience."

*Arrive by 10:45 to register for the skill-share session and buy a drink in advance. We'll start promptly at 11am. Bring a pad and pen*

Relaxed coworking for the rest of the day. Come along and share a table and Wi-Fi with other local freelancers and business owners.

Can't make this one? Join us for more Jelly coworking on 6th June at The Paxton Centre


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Apr
29
10:00 AM10:00

Instagram Stories Workshop

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If you are a marketing savvy business owner who is looking to improve your Instagram performance then upping your Stories game is a must. This workshop will provide a thorough explanation of how to use Instagram Stories to your business's advantage.
In this workshop we will cover

★ What are Stories
★ Why and how to use them for your business
★ The best techniques to engage your current audience and grow your followers.
★ How to create and share a story
★ What apps to use to make your Stories look visually exciting and stand out from the crowd.
★ Explanation of all the features avaliable on Instagram Stories
★ Highlights- what are they, how they relate to Stories and your business objective
★ How to measure the success of your stories to ensure you reach your goal
★ Explanation of all the features available on Instagram Stories


Throughout the workshop we will be encouraging participants to use and create Instagram stories and ask as many questions as they want!


You will come away with a confident grasp on this aspect of the Instagram platform and eager to create Stories for your business.

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Apr
18
6:00 PM18:00

The spoken word & jazz, standard - Free entry, Crisis fundraiser

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An evening of jazz, spoken word & more in aid of Crisis - Free entry. Donate towards the charity on the night.

Gideon Mention 1 hour set with live band
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Spoken word picks, trumpet & vocal lead to a selection of jazz standards & some original hip hop influenced pieces.

Support from Atlantic Blue Jazz
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Three piece jazz band led by Francis Gryspeerdt on Sax.

Spoken word set from 'I Am Shaheed'
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One of the most powerful sets on the London spoken word circuit. Prepare to be gripped and hanging of every deliberate word. 'I Am Shaheed' covers a wide range of topics spanning philosophy, relationships, humanity, religion & sociological issues.

OPEN MIC from 1900-2000
Sign up to open mic from 1800-1900

FREE ENTRY BUT YOU MUST DOWNLOAD A TICKET VIA THE LINK PROVIDED.

Limited tickets available - Venue is 60 capacity.

Pre-order tickets only valid until 2030 on the night.

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Apr
17
8:30 PM20:30

Life Drawing Late

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

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

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


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Apr
12
7:00 PM19:00

Open Mic Night

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Join us for an evening celebrating incredible talent!

After many events now the Open Mic in The Paxton Centre is 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.



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Apr
9
to Apr 16

Kids Art Club

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Kids Art Club is back for the Easter school holidays with new creative activities. These drop off workshops run from 2pm to 4pm and are suitable for 5yr to 11yr olds. £15 fee per child including all materials, drinks and light snacks.

Tue 9th April- TACTILE TEXTILES
Create a textile collage using glue and simple stitching. Layering fabrics and other bits to create a pattern or picture. These will be mounted on a wooden stick and hanger for you to display at home.

Wed 10th April - MINDFUL MOSAICS
Choose a mirror or image to mosaic. You will learn the fundamentals of mosaic using cutting tools and how to position to create a pattern or a picture of choice. Something you can treasure!

Tue 16th April- CLAY PLAY
Learn the very therapeutic and tactile nature playing with clay, you will create pinch pots and models from self-dry terracotta clay through moulding, sculpting and fixing. You can add other bits too to embed into the clay. Imaginative and fun!

Kids Art Club is run by Julie Norburn founder of Art4Space. An accomplished Freelance Artist and Arts Educator, with extensive experience of working with children to foster their creativity and self-expression. “Julie is a fantastic teacher. Very knowledgeable, approachable with a lovely friendly attitude which made our learning so much more fun!” (parent)

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Apr
5
7:00 PM19:00

April 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 April.


Joining us are..


Sean Bulson with local area photography.


Daniela Fleckenstein with Photography and illustrations.


Benjamin Medd-Phillips with abstact paintings.


Kelly Ireland with vibrant ink illustrations.


Draw my Town with personalized hometown illustrations.


Tim Feltham with paintings and prints

Come and meet the artists and enjoy a drink or bite to eat in our creative space and find out more about our workshops, courses and events coming up.

Bar opens at 7pm.

Hope to see you there!

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Apr
4
7:30 PM19:30

CP Community Association Open Meeting

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The Crystal Palace Community Association was founded in 1969 by local painter Audrey Hammond and this year will be its 50th anniversary. Come along on 4th April at 7.30 pm and find out how we plan to celebrate the CPCA’s many achievements, including the publication of a new book.

We will also be discussing important local issues such as Crystal Palace Park and how the community can best hold Bromley Council and park trustees to account. Tea, coffee and cakes are on us!

New members welcome

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Apr
4
9:30 AM09:30

Crystal Palace Freelancers Jelly

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Come and join us for drop-in co-working all day at the Paxton Centre from 9:30 to 5pm. BYO laptop.

Share a table and WiFi with other local freelancers and business owners.
Usual £5 hot-desking fee is waived all day; just make sure you buy refreshments from the cafe to support our host.

April's skill-share talk (11am to 12pm)
Arrive by 10:45 to buy a drink and get settled in for what promises to be a great talk for anyone who writes (or lives with a writer), for content, blogs, non-fiction, fiction, or has an interest in exploring this area.

 

We will have a local author, who will describe her experience of getting her first book published and on sale last year and what she learned from the self-publishing process. More info soon - click going or interested to stay updated and save the date.

 Our next Jelly meet-up after this will be Thursday 2nd May.

 Don't forget, you can work upstairs at the Paxton Centre Tues-Fri during normal working hours, for a flat rate of £5 for 4-hours, which includes a welcome drink.

 

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Mar
30
2:00 PM14:00

Mother's Day Bouquet Workshop

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Join us and create a seasonal bouquet just in time for Mother’s Day in this relaxed floral design class.

Learn how to make a classic hand-tied bouquet showcasing the most beautiful and seasonal blooms using the ‘spiral’ technique.
During this 2.5 hour class you will learn how to prepare, arrange and pack your bouquet ready to take home with you. We will also provide essential flower care advice to ensure the longevity of your bouquet.

Why not make this an experience to share with your Mum as a special Mother’s Day gift? Enjoy time together, creating special memories and having fun creating beautiful bouquets.
Price includes all materials. Please bring your own apron if you’d like to.

Suitable for complete beginners. Minimum age 16 years.
We want to use the freshest of blooms in our bouquets and select flowers that are in season at the time of the workshop. Flowers shown in photo are therefore illustrative.

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Mar
27
8:00 PM20:00

Group Coaching on Online Dating

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Following the introductory workshop on Online Dating - where we explored how to face the joys and challenges of meeting people on(the)line with the right attitude, mindset and perspective - it is time to get hands-on!

Bring your phone with the app of your choice or download it there and share your doubts about your profile or edit it on the evening
check if your photos are in line with your ‘message’ or choose some then share your ongoing experience, your dates’ tales, your disappointments and success stories

... because the online dating journey can be a bit lonely and confusing if not walked side by side with like-minded people.
This is a safe and non-judgemental space where - supported by a professional coach (whilst also benefiting from others’ insight and experiences) - you will be gently pushed to think out of the box and will be gaining a wider and deeper perspective on the online dating experience. In a fun and enjoyable way too!

Join me, and let’s start!

About coaching: a life coach is a professional who empowers you to make, meet and exceed goals in any area of life where you want or need changes to happen. Life coaching lies on the principle that clients are highly skilful and have all the answers within themselves, and yet it helps bring clarity, motivation and commitment through the use of powerful and insightful questions. The destination, the pace and the path remain the client’s decision: your life coach will be your valuable torchbearer, lighting the route so that your journey is walked one conscious, meaningful and successful step after the other.

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Mar
24
5:45 PM17:45

Resin Art Workshop 2

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Step away from your digital distractions and enter the magical, mindful world of resin. In this class you will create a piece of colourful, shiny art using this medium known as 'liquid glass'.

Artist Unusual Girl will lead you through the utterly absorbing process of mixing, pigmenting and pouring resin. Watch in wonder as colours collide and your art emerges. 

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

All materials will be provided but please dress for mess from top to toe.

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

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

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Mar
24
4:15 PM16:15

Resin Art Workshop 1

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Step away from your digital distractions and enter the magical, mindful world of resin. In this class you will create a piece of colourful, shiny art using this medium known as 'liquid glass'.

Artist Unusual Girl will lead you through the utterly absorbing process of mixing, pigmenting and pouring resin. Watch in wonder as colours collide and your art emerges.

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

All materials will be provided but please dress for mess from top to toe.

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

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

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Mar
22
7:00 PM19:00

Open Mic Night

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Join us for an evening celebrating incredible talent!

After many events now the Open Mic in The Paxton Centre is 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.

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Mar
20
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 GreatArt. Get 20% off further materials when you book with us online (conditions apply).

Tickets £12/£10. 18+

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Mar
8
6:30 PM18:30

Not Another Karaoke Night

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The Paxton Centre and Not Another Karaoke Night has teamed together to bring you the best way to kick off your weekend, with some karaoke carnage!

Are you Britney Spear's long lost sister? Or Michael Jackson's 3rd cousin twice removed? It doesnt matter what your musical tastes are we have over a 1000 songs to choose from.

So it's now it's time break out of the confines of your bathroom and let loose on our karaoke stage.

If you feel sightly nervous don't worry because your host, Kaptain Karaoke, will be there with you to sing along with you or just hold your hand.

It's FREE ENTRY and the bar is open ALL NIGHT, so you would be madder than a March Hare to refuse.

In the famous words of Ella Fitzgerald, "THE ONLY THING BETTER THAN SINGING IS MORE SINGING!"

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Mar
7
9:30 AM09:30

Crystal Palace Freelancers Jelly

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Come and join us for drop-in informal co-working all day at the Paxton Centre from 9:30 to 5pm. BYO laptop.

Share a table and WiFi with other local freelancers and business owners.
Usual £5 hot-desking fee is waived all day; just make sure you buy refreshments from the cafe to support our host.

This month's skill-share talk (11am to 12pm)
Arrive by 10:45 to buy a drink and get settled in for a 1hour IT Clinic and Q&A.

 Stuart Young, one of our group admins, will offer free advice and hacks on all things techie, including the following topics: 

 - Laptops: Mac, Linux, ChromeBooks

- Tips on buying new kit and software

- Reliable Backups

- Improve your WiFi connection at home / office

- Sort problems with your mobile

- Website advice.

- and a bit of Crypto to spice things up.

 

Look forward to seeing you on 7th March. If you can't make it, we'll next meet on Thursday 4th April.

Help us estimate numbers by clicking Interested or Going.

You can now follow us on Twitter too @CPFreelancers 

Don't forget, you can work upstairs at the Paxton Centre Tues-Fri during normal working hours, for a flat rate of £5 for 4-hours, which includes a welcome drink.

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Mar
4
10:00 AM10:00

Instagram for Business

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Want to learn a new skill for your business? Or feel that you need to level-up to really capture your audience on Instagram?⠀Then join Social Style Pro at The Paxton Center on March 4th for their 'Instagram for Business workshop'. Here's a word from them...⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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It's a 3 hour workshop and is friendly, relaxed and informal. Suitable for those just starting and the more advanced. We promise no judgement or jargon and encourage planning, strategy and recommend tools as a key component to help maintain a healthy balance of time spent on and off of social media. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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What is included? Everything you need to know, from strategy through to content, we'll tell you all about the different features on Insta like Stories, Highlights, IGTV, Shoppable Tags, latest features and news and we'll guide you through the crazy world of hashtags! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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"I attended the Instagram workshop with Social Style Pro and it was invaluable in helping me not only learn more about the practical tools and capabilities of Instagram, but also how to maximise the effectiveness of my activity on the platform. I left feeling a lot more in control and with practical ideas to implement immediately, as well as longer term strategic goals. Thoroughly recommend".⠀@suzannepink_design⠀Dec. 2018.

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Mar
3
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.

For more info and to book your place follow the link here..

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Feb
22
7:00 PM19:00

Open Mic Night

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Join us for a 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..

Book your place by following the link here..

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Feb
20
8:30 PM20:30

Life Drawing Late

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2019 heralds 50 years since the Stonewall riots in New York that kicked off the Gay Liberation Movement. This LGBT History Month, aptly themed ‘Peace, Reconciliation, Activism’, we bring you a series of life drawing events celebrating the advent of Pride, continuing with a special Life Drawing Late. Theme, Activism.

The nude life model will be inspired by personalities who protested against institutional homophobia and fought discrimination with placards, marches and raised voices.

Join us for a life drawing event supreme!

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Feb
18
to Feb 22

Kids Art Club

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Kids Art Club is back for the February Half Term with new creative activities. These drop off workshops run from 2pm to 4pm and are suitable for 5yr to 11yr olds. £15 fee per child including all materials, drinks and light snacks.

Monday 18th - TACTILE TEXTILES
Create a textile collage using glue and simple stitching. Layering fabrics and other bits to create a pattern or picture. These will be mounted on a wooden stick and hanger for you to display at home.

Wednesday 20th - MINDFUL MOSAICS
Choose a mirror or image to mosaic. You will learn the fundamentals of mosaic using cutting tools and how to position to create a pattern or a picture of choice. Something you can treasure!

Friday 22nd - CLAY PLAY
Learn the very therapeutic and tactile nature playing with clay, you will create pinch pots and models from self-dry terracotta clay through moulding, sculpting and fixing. You can add other bits too to embed into the clay. Imaginative and fun!

Kids Art Club is run by Julie Norburn founder of Art4Space. An accomplished Freelance Artist and Arts Educator, with extensive experience of working with children to foster their creativity and self-expression. “Julie is a fantastic teacher. Very knowledgeable, approachable with a lovely friendly attitude which made our learning so much more fun!” (parent)

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Feb
17
5:30 PM17:30

Shine on: Introduction To Resin Art

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Step away from your digital distractions and enter the magical, mindful world of resin. In this class you will create a piece of colourful, shiny art using this medium known as 'liquid glass'.

Artist Unusual Girl will lead you through the utterly absorbing process of mixing, colouring and pouring resin. Watch in wonder as you drip inks, sprinkle powders and see how the resin reacts.
Making resin art is a fun, unpredictable creative activity with fantastic results even for beginners.

It's also messy, needs quite a bit of kit and can be a little intimidating to start. Which is why Unusual Girl is here to give you the benefit of her years of experience and free reign to experiment!

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

All materials will be provided but please dress for mess from top to toe! Book your place by following the link here..

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Jan
31
7:00 PM19:00

Crystal Palace Artists Open House Q&A

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Artists, craftspeople, designers and makers join us on Thursday 31st January for an open meeting to discuss and ask questions about taking part in the NEW 'Crystal Palace Artists' Open House'. Anna Jacobs, artist and designer, will be giving a presentation on the Dulwich Artist Open House which she has taken part in for the last 7 years and how it worked for her.

The dates are over 2 weekends
April 27/28
May 4/5

HOST HOUSES Do you have a house, venue or space to host artists / craftspeople wanting to take part but unable to open their own spaces? If yes do come along or let us know via the submission form.

ARTISTS For more info and to take part please fill this short submission form here..

https://cpartistopenhouse.wufoo.com/forms/crystal-palace-artists-open-house/

If you are unable to attend the meeting but have questions please email us at cpartistopenhouse@gmail.com

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Jan
27
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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Jan
25
7:00 PM19:00

Open Mic Night

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Open Mic Night is back with an amazing evening of entertainment to start the New Year with a bang!

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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