Jan
5
to Apr 6

Adult Art Club

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Weather it's through a one of project, a series of workshops, or through regular classes, CC Creative Learning is there to help people communicate and express themselves by developing their creative skills.

We are running a class on Sat morning , 10-12 am, at THE PAXTON CENTRE The class is open to people of all levels, and teaching is structured around your needs and will be adjusted following your progress.

We focus on the creative aspect, encouraging our students to use painting and its different techniques to communicate ideas and to express themselves. We are a lovely bunch of people that come together to be creative and have fun every Saturday. If this sounds like you please join us!

Class fees are £15 including materials

Email Carlos with any questions to carloscortesart1@mac.com

Book in advance or drop in on the day

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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
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
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
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
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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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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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
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
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
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
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
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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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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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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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! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Here's what one of their attendees said: ⠀
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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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Jan
23
7:00 PM19:00

Community and Green Drinks

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Everyone welcome to ‘Crystal Palace Transition Towns’ community and Green Drinks!

Fancy carrying on some of the great conversations started at our Annual Celebration?

Considering a new year resolution about getting more involved in your local community and environmental issues ? Why not come along to our first Community and Green Drinks of 2019 and connect with like-minded people and find out more about the brilliant projects going on locally !

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Jan
16
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).

Tickets available here..

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Jan
10
9:30 AM09:30

Crystal Palace Freelancers Jelly

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Come and join us for a new year of Jelly (our monthly co-working get together at The Paxton Centre). This is a monthly meet-up for freelancers and self-employed professionals and creatives to come and work together in the hot-desking space upstairs at the Paxton Centre, includes WiFi access..

Our guest speaker for the 11am skillshare on the Ground Floor is Jes Bailey from Crowdfund 360 who will answer these questions:

Why do most crowdfunding campaigns fail and how to make yours succeed?

We're excited about this one! Make sure you arrive by 10:45 to grab a drink and a seat.

NO BOOKING REQUIRED

You can come to the skill-share talk and/or use a shared table on a drop-in basis anytime between 9:30 and 5pm on monthly Jelly days, on the understanding that you support the Paxton Centre by buying refreshments from the cafe.

The normal fee of £5 for 4-hours of hot-desking is waived on Jelly days.

Although we don't currently ask you to book, please click going/interested to give us a better idea of numbers.

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Jan
9
8:00 PM20:00

Online Dating Workshop

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What if I told you that Online Dating can be an interesting, happy and FUN journey?

Join me - your Rebel Angel Elettra - for a relaxing and entertaining evening, and find out what online dating sites are the best for you, how to write the perfect profile, how to devise a state-of-the-art filtering plan, and - better still - how to enjoy this ride!

Check me on Instagram (rebel_angel_elettra)

Let the fun begin!

book your FREE place here..


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Dec
14
7:00 PM19:00

Open Mic Night

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Join us for a festive Open Mic celebration of talent! After many events now the Open Mic in The Paxton Centre is really taking shape with the most amazing varied artists performing.

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

Come along to listen and enjoy !

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

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

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

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

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Dec
12
7:00 PM19:00

Make a Christmas Wreath

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Get into the festive spirit with this wreath-making workshop at the lovely Paxton Centre just opposite Crystal Palace train station.
Learn how to build seasonal foliage onto a wire ring and embellish with festive decorations to create a your own beautiful and unique Christmas wreath.

No experience necessary. You'll be taught by Kay, an experienced florist who will guide you through the process and ensure you have a wreath to be proud of.

All materials including a variety of foliage’s, ribbons and decorations, are provided all you need to bring along is your own pair of sharp scissors or secateurs.

Festive nibbles are included and there's an on-site café where you can buy hot and cold drinks.

Workshop review from customer Melanie Yurt - Christmas 2017.
"Had an excellent Christmas Wreath workshop with Kay last night. Would highly recommend and look forward to doing another workshop with her in the new year."

Tickets via the link here..

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Dec
10
to Dec 21

Handmade Palace Market at CP Station

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Handmade Palace is teaming up with Crystal Palace Train Station to bring you 10 mini markets in the run up to Christmas. From Monday to Friday, 10th Dec to 21st Dec our Market will run from 4pm to 8pm to offer commuters the very best in local art and craft plus more!

Max 6 stalls per evening at £20 per stall payable by bank transfer once you receive confirmation of your booking. Max 3 bookings per maker and Public Liability Insurance is required to take part. To apply to take part please fill out this short form here

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Dec
8
10:00 AM10:00

Handmade Palace Christmas Market

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Exciting news..

Our Handmade Palace Christmas Market is back (soon)!

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

'Stanley Halls is a Grade II listed Edwardian arts venue in South Norwood, very close to Norwood Junction station. A fascinating complex of unique Edwardian buildings built in 1904-11, the Halls comprise an art gallery, theatre hall and assembly rooms. The building was donated and designed for the people of South Norwood by William Ford Robinson Stanley (1829-1909), a prominent local inventor, industrialist and philanthropist'.

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

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

Submission deadline is Oct 21st.

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Dec
7
7:00 PM19:00

December 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 December.

This month we have as usual a diverse range of arts and crafts on sale perfect for a unique Christmas gift! Works include fine art, abstract, photography, screen prints, ceramics and more!

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

Bar opens at 7pm.
Hope to see you there!

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Dec
6
9:30 AM09:30

Crystal Palace Freelancers Jelly

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Freelancers and remote workers all welcome.

We’re making our December Jelly extra Festive.

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

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

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

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Nov
28
12:30 PM12:30

Be Confident with Yourself and your Body

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

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

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

So, come along to this session and learn:

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

- Techniques to manage your thoughts and create better outcomes.

- Tips to boost your energy levels and vitality.

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

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

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

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

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

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Nov
24
7:00 PM19:00

Stunflower Album Launch Party

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

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

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

More info at www.stunflower.com

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

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


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Nov
23
7:00 PM19:00

Open Mic Night

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

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

Come along to listen and enjoy !

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

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

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

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

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Nov
21
8:30 PM20:30

Life Drawing Late

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

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

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

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Nov
9
7:00 PM19:00

November Launch Night

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

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

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


Hope to see you there!

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Nov
5
5:00 PM17:00

Firework Food Fest

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Remember, Remember the 5th of November!

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

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

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

Bar and café open from 5pm to 11pm

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Nov
1
9:30 AM09:30

Crystal Palace Freelancers Jelly

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

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

Who for?
All remote-workers and self-employed types are welcome to join the Crystal Palace Freelancers for our monthly day of friendly co-working upstairs at the Paxton Centre. Bring your laptop for a couple of hours, or spend the day (9:30 to 5pm). First-timers, returners - all welcome.

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

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

What's on?

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

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

Happy co-working.

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

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