Jun
24
to Jul 29

Introduction to Pottery

dreamstime_m_67532351 (1).jpg

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!




View Event →
Jul
18
7:00 PM19:00

Baby and Child First Aid Workshop

DFA_Web Verion2[17928].png

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

View Event →
Jul
19
7:30 PM19:30

Jazz in the Palace

H2.jpg

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

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

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

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

View Event →
Jul
26
7:00 PM19:00

Open Mic Night

dreamstime_m_917538 (1).jpg

Join us for an evening celebrating incredible talent!

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

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

Come along to listen and enjoy !

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

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

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

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

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

View Event →
Jul
27
12:45 PM12:45

Design and Print Floral Fabrics

Screen printing.jpg

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

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

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

View Event →
Aug
1
7:00 PM19:00

Calligraphy Workshop

calligraphy.png

Modern Calligraphy Workshop - Beginners

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

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

View Event →
Aug
21
8:30 PM20:30

Life Drawing Late

47210834_1078277925665059_4172856986318143488_n.jpg

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

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

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

View Event →
Sep
5
9:30 AM09:30

Crystal Palace Freelancers Jelly

Jelly September.jpg

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

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

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

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

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

View Event →
Sep
9
to Oct 14

Introduction to Pottery

dreamstime_xxl_98188887.jpg

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

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

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

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

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

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

6 week course dates

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

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

Expect fun and creativity!

View Event →
Sep
10
7:00 PM19:00

Pottery for All

dreamstime new.jpg

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

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

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

Course dates

Tuesdays 7pm to 9.30pm

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

Expect fun, inspiration and creativity!

View Event →
Sep
15
11:00 AM11:00

Resin Art Workshop

IMG_20180704_153215-01.jpeg

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').

View Event →
Sep
26
7:30 PM19:30

Rewrite Your Story

REWRITE 2.png

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

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

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

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


View Event →
Sep
28
12:45 PM12:45

Screen Printing Workshop

Screen 3.jpg

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

During this workshop you will:

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

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


View Event →

Jul
17
8:30 PM20:30

Life Drawing Late

47390697_1078275852331933_6135485959157841920_n.jpg

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

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

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

View Event →
Jul
14
11:00 AM11:00

Shine On: Resin Art Workshop (all levels)

Sophie resin.jpeg

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').

View Event →
Jul
10
7:15 PM19:15

Floral Textile Screen Printing

screen 2.jpg

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

During this workshop you will:

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

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

View Event →
Jul
6
7:00 PM19:00

B.D Lenz and Friends

1240392_10151878844105935_1780398140_n.jpg

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


View Event →
Jul
5
7:00 PM19:00

July Launch Night

July.jpg

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

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

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

Hannah Lucia - Alcohol ink original artworks

Allison Morey - Abstract art works and café menu

Plus our regular artist and designers

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

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

View Event →
Jun
28
7:00 PM19:00

Open Mic Night

dreamstime_xxl_1206200.jpg

Join us for an evening celebrating incredible talent!

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

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

Come along to listen and enjoy !

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

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

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

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



View Event →
Jun
23
11:00 AM11:00

Shine On: Resin Art Masterclass

Sophie resin.jpeg

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').

View Event →
Jun
16
10:00 AM10:00

Handmade Palace Heritage Craft Market

10018549203_c78eeb20a3_b.jpg

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


View Event →
Jun
13
6:00 PM18:00

Earring Making Masterclass

Earring (2).jpg

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!

View Event →
Jun
11
to Jul 16

Pottery for All

dreamstime_m_81465689 (1).jpg

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!



View Event →
Jun
5
7:15 PM19:15

Introduction to Floral Textile Printing

Screen 1.jpg

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).

View Event →
May
24
7:00 PM19:00

Open Mic NIght

56757510_2617353721639797_1682632508555919360_n.jpg

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.

View Event →
May
18
2:00 PM14:00

Spring Botanicals Linocut Workshop

image3.jpeg

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.



View Event →
May
15
8:30 PM20:30

Life Drawing Late

Life+Drawing+Late+LILAC+no+text.jpg

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..


View Event →
May
12
11:00 AM11:00

The Mysterious Dinosaurs of Crystal Palace Launch Party

57101606_396880997760079_3211044690111496192_n.jpg

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.

View Event →
May
2
9:30 AM09:30

Crystal Palace Freelancers Jelly

may.jpg

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


View Event →
Apr
30
to Jun 4

Pottery for All

dreamstime new.jpg

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!

View Event →
Apr
29
to Jun 17

Introduction to Pottery

dreamstime_xxl_98188887.jpg

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!

View Event →
Apr
29
10:00 AM10:00

Instagram Stories Workshop

social 1.png

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.

View Event →
Apr
18
6:00 PM18:00

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

53588516_10161580622270261_2763496814261829632_n.jpg

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
======================================
Spoken word picks, trumpet & vocal lead to a selection of jazz standards & some original hip hop influenced pieces.

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

Spoken word set from 'I Am Shaheed'
====================================
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.

View Event →
Apr
17
8:30 PM20:30

Life Drawing Late

40685321_1026961587463360_5388903923081805824_n.jpg

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).


View Event →
Apr
12
7:00 PM19:00

Open Mic Night

dreamstime_m_116696665 (1).jpg

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.



View Event →
Apr
9
to Apr 16

Kids Art Club

Attachment-1 new.jpeg

Description

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)

View Event →
Apr
5
7:00 PM19:00

April Launch Night

April.jpeg

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!

View Event →
Apr
4
7:30 PM19:30

CP Community Association Open Meeting

A1.jpg

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

View Event →
Apr
4
9:30 AM09:30

Crystal Palace Freelancers Jelly

Generic Jelly Banner.png

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.

 

View Event →
Mar
30
2:00 PM14:00

Mother's Day Bouquet Workshop

IMG_0422[11202].JPG

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.

View Event →
Mar
27
8:00 PM20:00

Group Coaching on Online Dating

image1[10353].jpeg

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.

View Event →
Mar
24
5:45 PM17:45

Resin Art Workshop 2

IMG_20190220_123103-01-01.jpeg

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').

View Event →