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Streatham Festival is made up of a wide variety of events that include music, theatre, comedy, walks, talks and classes to tantalise you.  Our Event diary below shows these events.

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October 2019

Build a Rocket

10 October @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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7:45 pm Start - 1hr show, Thurs-Sat
Streatham Space Project, Unit 4, 170 Streatham Hill, The Theatre
London, SW2 4RU
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£12 – £17

A breathless, swaggering hour of female endurance and defiance ★★★★” — THE TELEGRAPH A powerful and uplifting play about triumph over adversity. Presented by Stephen Joseph Theatre & Tara Finney Productions Yasmin is a bright 16-year-old from a small seaside town. In an instant, her world is turned upside down when she becomes pregnant with her son, Jack. Suddenly her life isn’t sandcastles, arcades, and donkey rides. Abandoned by both the father of her child and her alcoholic mother, Yasmin…

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Friday Night Comedy

11 October @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Hideaway, 2 Empire Mews
Streatham, SW16 2BF
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£10

Come to Hideaway for end-of-week dose of superb comedy line-ups (as seen on telly programmes such as Mock The Week, 8 Out of 10 Cats and Live At The Apollo!).Headliners: Ian Stone, Erich McElroy and Grainne Maguire (MC) plus funny guests!*It's cabaret seating at Hideaway, which means you'll watch the show from your table and food and drink is served throughout the evening.£10 IN ADVANCE OR £12 ON THE DOOR!Ian StoneRanked amongst the top ten stand-ups in Britain by The…

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Glenn Jones @ The Hideaway

11 October @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Hideaway, 2 Empire Mews
Streatham, SW16 2BF
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£27.50

There is no stopping Grammy Nominated Recording Producer and Artist GLENN JONES - his new single, “Love By Design” featuring Grammy Award winner Regina Belle, hit the Billboard Smooth Jazz Charts as the Number 1 Most Added Smooth Jazz Vocal Record In The Nation. The man behind the soul hits ‘We’ve Only Just Begun’, ‘Stay’ and ‘Here I Go Again’, Glenn brings his live show to Hideaway for one sensational night!

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ACE (Arts, Culture and Entertainment) Street Party – The Friends of Streatham Hill Theatre

12 October @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Free

Our Arts, Culture and Entertainment (ACE) Street Party is a celebration of the Streatham Hill Theatre and arts and culture in Streatham. This event will launch the Festival on its first Saturday, and will feature the arts/culture/entertainment we would like to have been able to stage within the currently disused Streatham Hill Theatre, but on the street outside. It will help advance the campaign to save Streatham Hill Theatre for the benefit of the community. It will also provide an opportunity…

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E&A Wates – Behind the Scenes Workshop Tours : 10am, 11am, 12pm

12 October @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on 17 October, 2019 at 10:00 am

E & A Wates, 82-84 Mitcham Lane
London, SW16 6NR United Kingdom
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Free
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Skilled craftsmen in furniture restoration allow you a peek into their world E&A Wates invite you into their workshop to view the traditional craft skills of: Reupholstery, French Polishing, Cabinet Restoration, Caning, Rushing & Gilding. Together with examples of their finished work. Free admission - tours start on the hour from 10am to 12pm. Simply turn up just prior to the hour to join us.

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Naked Brunch

12 October @ 12:00 pm - 12 November @ 3:00 pm
Exhibit B, 5 Streatham High Road
London, SW16 1EF United Kingdom
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£22.50

Join our amazing professional artist and life drawing tutor for a brunch like no other. Indulge in a delicious brunch with a glass of bubbles and a 90 minute life drawing class. With a relaxed, informal approach to teaching and a focus on experimentation and creative freedom, this is a great way to unwind with friends or meet like-minded people. The class is fully tutored and designed for all abilities, so no previous experience is needed, and all materials are…

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St Leonard’s Bell Tower Open Day

12 October @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
St Leonard’s Church, Tooting Bec Gardens
Streatham, SW16 1HS
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Free

The Art of Bell Ringing (& learn how to do it) An opportunity for people to visit St Leonard's bell tower, the oldest structure in Streatham (c.1350), to find out about about the art of bell ringing - and perhaps to express an interest in learning to ring (we are always pleased to welcome new recruits). Tony Nunn (Tower Captain) tony@elderberry.co.uk

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Shakatak @ The Hideaway

12 October @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Hideaway, 2 Empire Mews
Streatham, SW16 2BF
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£20

With a career spanning more than three decades and a back catalogue packed with groove classics including ‘Night Birds’ and ‘Down On The Street’, it’s easy to see just why Shakatak have maintained their cult status - not only at home in the UK but with worldwide audiences too. "A wild diversity seldom found anymore... tons of rhythmic and stylistic variety... slamming" JAZZIZ Magazine (USA) Shakatak aren't just a band, they are the soundtrack for a generation of jazz funk…

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Doggie Splash Day

13 October @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Rookery, Covington Way
London, SW163BX United Kingdom
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£1.50

The day all dogs wait for in their furry calendar. So lovely to watch dogs go wild in the surf…well at least the pool anyway! All gets very excitable. Humans allowed in also if you are well behaved. An event using the area around the Children`s Paddling Pool on Streatham Common, it has stalls run by local charities and a homemade cake stall with items made by local children, a homemade Jam stall. The Rookery Cafe put on a BBQ…

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SchnauzerFest 2019

13 October @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
The Rookery Cafe, Streatham Common South
LONDON, SW16 3BZ United Kingdom
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Free

Schnauzerfest is an annual charity fundraising event, which gathers lots of lovely schnauzers (other dogs welcome too!) and humans together for walks up and down the country! The walk will start from the Rookery Cafe round the woods and the grove and finish up by the pool for those who want to then join the Doggy Splash Day. The walk is free but donations are encouraged. Every penny donated to Schnauzerfest goes to the registered charity, the Diana Brimblecombe Animal…

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King Groovy and the Hornstars

13 October @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Hideaway, 2 Empire Mews
Streatham, SW16 2BF
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£10

King Groovy and the Hornstars nail the traditional big band format and serve up high-class jazz and swing for Sunday lunch at Hideaway…all with the King Groovy flair! With special guest Amy Walton.

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Embroidery Workshops at the Chalkpit – 13th and 20th October

13 October @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Two workshops on 13 and 20 October, 4-6pm
Chalkpit, 20-21 Streatham High Road
London, SW16 1EX United Kingdom
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£5

Get creative during Streatham Festival 2019 and join local Streatham artist Rosanna McNamara for two hand embroidery workshops at the Chalkpit on Streatham High Road. With Rosanna's guidance, you will learn how to use embroidery threads and a hoop, practice a range of stitches and create your own embroidered hanging artwork or patch to take home. There will be a range of plain and patterned fabric to choose from and what you make is totally up to you! Perhaps you…

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Sing Sistah Sing!

13 October @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Streatham Space Project, Unit 4, 170 Streatham Hill, The Theatre
London, SW2 4RU
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£10 – £18

To mark Black History Month, internationally celebrated mezzo soprano Andrea Baker performs her award-winning celebration of the African American female voice. Weaving together the stories of women including Marian Anderson, Nina Simone, Aretha Franklin and Billie Holiday, Baker reveals the extraordinary lives of these powerful singers and their fight for artistic freedom at home and abroad. Andrea Baker, herself an artistic trailblazer, is the first African American to sing Fricka, Waltraute, Erda and 2nd Norn in Wagner’s great Ring Cycle…

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Comedy @ The Hideaway

13 October @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Hideaway, 2 Empire Mews
Streatham, SW16 2BF
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£12

HEADLINERS: KG (African Prince of Comedy) & JUNIOR BOOKER (Mr Comedy) plus three other comedians Sunday Comedy is strictly for adults only and those with a sensitive disposition should consider one of our other comedy events. The Sunday Comedy Club is run by external promoters, for booking enquiries or information do not contact the venue. Please call the promoters direct on 07949 484 350 or 07931 275 497.

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Comedy at The Railway Streatham : Streatham Festival Special : Goodbye Mr President : Esther Manito: Crusade , President Obonjo

13 October @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Railway, 2 Greyhound Lane
London, SW16 5SD United Kingdom
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£6 – £8

Streatham Festival Special : Goodbye Mr President : Esther Manito: Crusade , President Obonjo - Two Brilliant Shows Fresh from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival Esther Manito: Crusade As heard on BBC Radio 4, Esther is an exciting British-Lebanese comedian - Has history taught us nothing? Crusades don't work! So You Think You're Funny finalist 2017 and co-author of Don't Panic I'm Islamic brings you her debut hour. Esther takes you on a whirlwind tour of what life is like when you…

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Jazz Workshop / Jam Session

14 October @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Hideaway, 2 Empire Mews
Streatham, SW16 2BF
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£10

The Monday Night Jam Session and Jazz Workshop Hideaway now offer a weekly Jazz Workshop, suitable for anyone wishing to improve in a group environment. All abilities are welcome - full details of the workshops (including prices) are on the website. The Jam Session - The Jazz Workshop tutors will get the evening off to a start before opening the stage to other willing performers – anyone is welcome to come and play or sing. Drum kit, piano and PA provided.…

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Salsa Dance Class

14 October @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hideaway, 2 Empire Mews
Streatham, SW16 2BF
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£7

Cuban Hideaway is your weekly one stop Cuban fun and thrills night. You can learn and develop your skills in the art of dancing Cuban Salsa with some of London's most experienced, supportive and entertaining teachers. There are 5 dedicated class levels a night, followed by a chance to show off those new moves to the beautiful Cuban dance floor mix of DJ Rich (one of the UK's leading Cuban specialist DJs). Plus, get your ‘Cuban Fury’ on with our…

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Creative Clothing Repair with Fast Fashion Therapy

15 October @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Streatham Tate Library, 63 Streatham High Road Streatham
London, SW16 1PN United Kingdom
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£6
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Learn beginners darning skills and a patching technique inspired by the Japanese art of 'Boro' to help you mend and upcycle old or damaged clothes. The workshop will take you through the basics of these 'visible mending' inspired techniques and leave you feeling inspired to keep fixing at home! Both of the techniques only use hand sewing so can be easily carried on with at home or elsewhere. All materials and kit will be provided in the workshop. All ages…

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Fright Night – an evening of ghostly tales

15 October @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Rookery Cafe, Streatham Common South
LONDON, SW16 3BZ United Kingdom
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Free – £3
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Following its huge success last year, Streatham Theatre Company are returning to the Rookery Cafe, to host our festival evening of storytelling to celebrate Halloween. Join us as an audience member or a teller of tales as we share tales in a run up to Halloween. Our compere is looking for contributions to the evening. Do you have a poem or piece of prose to read or a tale to tell? If you want to take part, contact events@streathamtheatre.org.uk with…

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E&A Wates Interior Design Workshop

15 October @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on 17 October, 2019 at 7:00 pm

E & A Wates, 82-84 Mitcham Lane
London, SW16 6NR United Kingdom
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£20
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E&A Wates are hosting an Interior Design Workshop - Book quickly, these places go fast! Learn the principles of room design. Gain confidence in fabric and colour selection. Understand the importance of your paint selection. Create your own mood board Th­­ere are only 12 places on this workshop – Email or phone E&A Wates to book your space on 020 8769 2205 or email sales@eawates.com. The price includes Prosecco and nibbles - all resources you will need are provided.

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