Fest Norwood (2019)

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The Second Annual West Norwood Arts Festival

Events: Fri 2nd – Sun 11th August 2019, Old Fire Station


The 2nd Annual West Norwood Arts Festival features events staged by the Book & Record Bar, FEAST, Knowles of Norwood, Norwood Forum, Norwood Action Group, Friends of West Norwood Cemetery, the Portico Gallery, The Hope and the West Norwood Picturehouse as well as SLT. This page is devoted to events at the Old Fire Station.

  • Friday 2nd 8-11pm

Opening Night Party for participants of the festival with magician Darren McQuade.

  • Saturday 3rd 11am

Baby Broadway - Musical concert for the family: babies to grandparents.

  • Saturday 3rd 12pm

Dementia Friends - Free Workshop - Creating friendly environments for dementia sufferers.

  • Saturday 3rd 1pm

Audition Workshop - Audition skills, a fun and relaxed workshop.

  • Saturday 3rd 1.30pm

Express Poetry Workshop - Write a poem in an hour on the theme of Celebration.

  • Saturday 3rd 3pm

Poetry Slabs & Word on the Kerb - Red-hot performance poetry from 9 London poets!

  • Saturday 3rd 8pm

Meet Radha - Love, Separation, Triumph. Myths from India celebrate Radha and Krishna's love.

  • Sunday 4th 12pm

Free Tour - Our Old Victorian Fire Station.

  • Sunday 4th 12pm

Kids' Magic Kingdom - Magical events inc. dressing up, treasure hunt and art.

  • Sunday 4th 2pm

Odissi - the oldest surviving dance form of India.

  • Sunday 4th 8pm

Open Mic - free event for musicians, comics, poets and ne'er-do-wells!

  • Monday 5th - Friday 9th 10am

Devised Youth Theatre - A five day theatre workshop for young people (11-18yrs) led by experienced theatre-makers, that culminates in a performance on the SLT stage during Fest Norwood Shorts.

  • Monday 5th 10.30pm

Baby Ballet - For the ages of 3-6, kids will learn the basics of ballet and dance in a fun and social way.

  • Monday 5th 7pm

Zumba with Kathryn Chapman - Pretty much the most awesome workout ever. dance to great music and burn a ton of calories.

  • Monday 5th 8pm

Literary Evening - Gabriel Nicklin (Dulwich Books} hosts a panel discussion with 3 local authors who discuss and read from their work.

  • Tuesday 6th 8pm

The Moth - International phenomenon The Moth comes to West Norwood. Story SLAM ia an open-mic storytelling competition. Open to anyone with a five-minute story on the night's theme. Come tell a story or just enjoy the show!

  • Wednesday 7th 2pm

Kids Dance - Dance classes can increase your child's flexibility, physical strength and stamina while allowing them to explore rhythm.

  • Wednesday 7th 8pm

Life Drawing - Set in our theatre space with dramatic and dynamic lighting. Materials provided.

  • Thursday 8th 2pm

Express Poetry Workshop - Poetry with Claire Louise on the theme of Summer.

  • Thursday 8th 8pm

Keys - In this funny, moving one-man show we see Mick go from child to adulthood, negotiating the twists and turns of life. With [[Philip Gil

  • Friday 9th 2pm

Family Dance - Dancing is a great form of exercise and a wonderful way to bond qith your children. Free session lead by Kathryn Chapman.

  • Friday 9th 8pm

Fest Norwood Shorts - SLT and KDC present an evening of one-act plays (details to follow)

Still Harriet by Tamsin Pinder

With Lily-Ann Green, Catalina Lutz, Ashiana Pradhan, Christine Theophilus

Early Retirement by Matthew Lyne

Aubergine by Mark Daniels

On the Cusp of Greatness by Tom Watts


Cupid on the Night Tube by Eddie Coleman

The Date by Matthew Fisher

The Search by Lily-Ann Green

Bad Deeds by Bryon Fear

The Widow's Tale by Tom Melly

  • Saturday 10th 12 pm

West Norwood Community Choir - Join WNC Choi for a workshop to experience the joys of community singing and then stay to see them perform.

  • Saturday 10th 2 pm

Directing Masterclass - Paul Clayton on theatre directing.

  • Saturday 10th 2 pm

Angela Barnes Comedy Workshop - TV comic, Angela Barnes hosts a stand-up comedy workshop with chance to perform at her show at 8pm!

  • Saturday 10th 5 pm

Actor and director, Paul Clayton will run a workshop on how actors can take ownership of their work.

  • Saturday 10th 5.30 - 6.30pm

Play in a Week (See Monday) - Performance of youth devised theatre.

  • Saturday 10th 8 pm

Angela Barnes & Friends - Angela Barnes hosts a night of comedy and invites some famous friends along, including Kerry Godliman, Paul Thorne & Kevin Gibson.

  • Sunday 11th 11 am

Kids' Sing-along - Join in a sing-along with pricesses and princes from the South London Theatre.

  • Sunday 11th 12 pm

Make-up and Hair Workshop - Ageing make-up, historical hair styles, wigs, tattoo coverage, scars and more.

  • Sunday 11th 2 pm

Headshots Sessions - Every actor needs a good headshot, but not every actor has one. Each sitter will get 5 minutes and receive the best 5 high-resolution images.

  • Sunday 11th 6 pm

Promenade Bingo - Wander around the South London Theatre and discover hidden scenes in hidden places. Can you find them all? With Cal Beckett, Chaz Doyle, Owen Chidlaw, Bryon Fear & Maeve Curry, Barry Heselden & Jenny McLaughlin, Matthew Lyne & Chris Vian-Smith.

  • Sunday 11th 8pm

Closing Night Ceilidh - Live folk music from the magnificent Conquering Heroes in the SLT theatre.


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