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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

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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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 13 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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E&A Wates – Little Greene Paint Workshop

16 October @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
E & A Wates, 82-84 Mitcham Lane
London, SW16 6NR United Kingdom
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£20

E&A Wates are hosting a Interior Design Paint Workshop with the Little Greene Paint Company - book quickly, these places go fast! Enjoy the presentation from a Little Green Paint specialist and gain confidence with colour and finish selection. Learn how to set the mood of the room with the colours you select, become skilled at working with several colours in one room. There are only 12 spaces on this workshop - Email or phone E&A Wates to book your…

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Wesele / Wedding

16 October @ 7:30 pm
Streatham Space Project, Unit 4, 170 Streatham Hill, The Theatre
London, SW2 4RU
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£10 – £12
Wesele / Wedding at Streatham Space Project

“A fresh angle on the popular topic of Brexit and a charismatic performance from Margot Przymierska” — A YOUNGER THEATRE There's vodka to get you in the mood for raunchy wedding games, disco polo singalongs and stories of love across borders, peppered with Polish and Esperanto.  Inspired by Wyspianski's 1901 play, Wesele holds up a mirror to our mid-Brexit society and offers a glimpse into a culture that shaped generations of Poles. It interrogates the role of traditional values, gender…

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E&A Wates – Behind the Scenes Workshop Tours : 17th Oct 10am, 11am, 12pm

17 October @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
E & A Wates, 82-84 Mitcham Lane
London, SW16 6NR United Kingdom
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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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Nowhere Nights @ The Hamlet

17 October @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Hamlet, 10 Streatham High Road
London, SW16 1DB United Kingdom
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£6

Descend the stairs at The Hamlet to be transported into a world of spoken word and live music, provided by some of London's finest performers. Showcasing local talent in both poetry and music, Nowhere Nights is an escape from the bustling High Road above into a celebration of the bohemian.

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The Floacist @ The Hideaway

17 October @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Hideaway, 2 Empire Mews
Streatham, SW16 2BF
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£5

Seven time Grammy nominee, The Floacist, hosts one of the capital’s finest spoken word events. Now celebrating its third acclaimed year, and always attracting the finest poets, spoken word artists, MCs, writers, rappers and articulators of words, make sure you experience the FLO at London's favourite Jazz Club!

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Sunday Morning at the Centre of the World – A play for voices by Louis de Bernières

17 October @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:00 pm, repeating until 18 October, 2019

One event on 19 October, 2019 at 2:30 pm

The British Home, Crown Lane, Streatham
London, SW16 3JB United Kingdom
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£6 – £8

“Under Milk Wood for South London" Partly in homage to Dylan Thomas’s Under Milk Wood this play was originally written for radio in 2001. It is a tragi-comic account of a few hours in the lives of some of Louis de Bernières neighbours when he lived in Earlsfield during the 1980's, writing Captain Corelli’s Mandolin. De Bernières says that he wrote the play to remember and celebrate his local area just as he was about to move away forever. We…

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Tony Kofi & The Organisation @ The Hideaway

17 October @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Hideaway, 2 Empire Mews
Streatham, SW16 2BF
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£10

Tony Kofi unleashes his baritone sax and brings The Organisation to Hideaway, featuring a powerful combination of Hammond organ, guitar and drums alongside his trademark hard bop sound that was so critically acclaimed with the release of their collaborative album ‘Point Blank’. “A killer band with real bite” Jazzwise Magazine “Passionate… superb… heartfelt”  The Guardian https://youtu.be/5XgM_ilnN2E

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Batch & Co. Comedy

17 October @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Batch & Co, 54 Streatham Hill
London, SW2 4RD United Kingdom
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£6

Batch & Co. will be hosting its first comedy night, featuring an exciting line up of some of the UK's funniest acts - performers announced soon! Located in the heart of Streatham Hill, Batch & Co. has been serving up great coffee and community passion for over three years, and will now be serving up the laughs! Hosted by Batch & Co. and co-produced by comedian Naomi Mourra, Australia's only Lebanese, lesbian, ex-Jehovah's Witness (that we know of), who's back…

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Meg in the Magic Toyshop – 10.30am and 4.00pm

18 October @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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One event on 18 October, 2019 at 4:00 pm

Streatham Space Project, Unit 4, 170 Streatham Hill, The Theatre
London, SW2 4RU
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£5 – £8

It's first thing in the morning in the Magic Toyshop and Meg the doll has lost her glove! She must find it before the shop opens... Along with her best friend Penny the Toy Soldier, she'll need your help with her magical songs and dances to unlock the enchanted toyboxes, reveal their hidden surprises and find the missing glove! With timeless children's classics from the era of Danny Kaye and Shirley Temple, Meg in the Magic Toyshop is the perfect…

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Ray Gelato @ The Hideaway – 18th and 19th Oct

18 October @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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One event on 19 October, 2019 at 7:00 pm

Hideaway, 2 Empire Mews
Streatham, SW16 2BF
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£15

Ray Gelato, perhaps the last of the great jazz entertainers, leads his incredible band for two seriously hot nights at Hideaway, featuring hard hitting swing and storming solos – get ready to be whisked back to the ‘50s heyday of showtime Vegas.

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Be Scene in Streatham

19 October @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Woodfield Pavillion, Tooting Bec Common
16A Abbotswood Road, SW16 1AP
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£3

Yes I Can! Creative Workshops @ Woodfield Pavilion. Come make a little bit of Streatham History by creating a colourful Plasticine Scene representing Streatham. Make people, pets, park, food, music. Whatever you love about it. Finished framed work donated to Woodfield Pavilion for all to admire. We can ticket in advance at £3/head, £4 drop in on day - family friendly event - no age limits - everyone welcome! BOOK HERE

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Magnetic Levitation Boxes: Art & Science Children’s Workshop

19 October @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Woodfield Pavillion, Tooting Bec Common
16A Abbotswood Road, SW16 1AP
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£10

Magnetic forces and magnets have long been used in magic, sciences and arts. In this workshop, you will explore the magic of science using your creativity to craft a levitating object and make it 'float' inside a frame. The magnetic magic trick is a bonus! This is a creative workshop for 7 - 12 years old participants. Book Here

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Josie’s Face Painting @ The Woodfield

19 October @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Woodfield Pavillion, Tooting Bec Common
16A Abbotswood Road, SW16 1AP
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£3.50

Josie's Face Painting & Entertaining transforms the young & the young at heart into anything their hearts' desire, from a super hero to a fabulous fairy, their wish is our command! ​With 15 year's experience of painting faces for small children and adventurous adults, we have brought glitter and colour to thousands of faces and are most popular at all events.

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Empire Arches Open Studios

19 October @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Empire Arches, Watts Mews off Conyers Road
Streatham, SW16 6AA
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Free

Empire Arches are a collective of creative studios based off Conyers Road in Watts Mews. On Saturday 19 October 2019 we shall be hosting an open studios day and invite you all to come and have a look around. Unit One A Good Empire. Good Empire was started in 2011 by Joely Brammer after seeing the opportunity to produce creative and affordable laser cutting for all. Joely's team of designers and makers use their expertise to help bring projects to…

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