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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

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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Carvalho’s Cafe : Art and Live Music

19 October @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Carvalho’s Cafe, 106 Natal Road,
London, Streatham SW16 9HZ United Kingdom
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Logo for Carvalho's Cafe

To celebrate Streatham Festival 2019, Carvalho's Cafe is holding a free event in conjunction with the Conyer's Road Open Studios. There will be fantastic live music, an art exhibition by Ania Pieniazek and depending on weather, a BBQ. All welcome. For further information contact Meire on carvalhoscafe@gmail.com Looking forward to welcoming you

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Painting our Nocturnal Wildlife

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

A free drop-in art session for all ages, making stenciled ink & watercolour posters of our nocturnal wildlife, run by the Tooting Common Heritage Project and local artist Sophie Cook. This event is at the Woodfield pavilion, and part of Streatham Festival's Family Day, with activities all across Streatham. Under-16s must be accompanied by an adult

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Be a Chorister for an Afternoon

19 October @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
St Leonard’s Church, Streatham High Road, London SW16 1HS
London, SW16 1HS
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Free
Picture of Choristers

In advance of the formation of a regular children's choir in January, St Leonard's Church is offering any child in school years 4-8 the opportunity to be a chorister for an afternoon. All they need is a love of singing! The afternoon will consist of fun musical learning with the opportunity to receive professional coaching and experience to joy of singing in a choir. The day will culminate with an informal concert alongside the St Leonard's choir at 4.30pm for…

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CLIP’s Big Show Rory Roar The Squeaky Lion : For ages 4 mo-5 years

19 October @ 1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Streatham Tate Library, 63 Streatham High Road Streatham
London, SW16 1PN United Kingdom
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£7

The award winning sell-out CLIP team bring you a spectacular interactive theatre piece with live music & puppetry. Rory the Lion lives happily in the deepest jungle with his mummy and all of his friends until one day his roar goes missing! He sets out to find it with the help of his friends using magic, song and more! CLIP make theatre with live music for little people and their grown-ups. Interactive, joyful immersive performances, with multi-instrumentalists, tons of sensory…

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Street Dance Workshop (7-12 years) – (SOLD OUT)

19 October @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Immanuel and St Andrews Church Hall, 452 Streatham High Road, Streatham
London, SW16 3PY United Kingdom
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Free

Want to learn some awesome street dance moves? This one hour FREE workshop will give 7-12 year olds a taste of contemporary street dance (age appropriate, of course!) so they can go away with new found confidence on the dance floor! It's a free event for up to 20 children and it will be taught by a professional dancer. All our Dance Grooves teachers are professional dancers currently working in the industry and they are all DBS checked so you…

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

19 October @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 2:30 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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Irish Dancing Workshop – for all ages providing fun and exercise

19 October @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Immanuel and St Andrews Church Hall, 452 Streatham High Road, Streatham
London, SW16 3PY United Kingdom
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Free

Come and join us for a different style of dance class providing fun and exercise to help improve your health and well-being. The academy's aims are to provide a happy, friendly environment in which pupils will enjoy learning and be inspired to achieve results of the highest possible standards and where the emphasis is on learning and enjoying dance steps. As well as passing on the cultural heritage and tradition of Irish dance, it can also build stamina and strength;…

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Flamenco Dance Workshop

19 October @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Immanuel and St Andrews Church Hall, 452 Streatham High Road, Streatham
London, SW16 3PY United Kingdom
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Free

Come and enjoy an exhilerating taster of this exciting dance form - and in this 1hr FREE worskhop you'll also develop your co-ordination, make friends and learn some Spanish phrases along the way! This workshop is open ALL the family: men and women, boys and girls of all ages and abilites are WELCOME. As Flamenco is not a partner dance you can come along with as many friends as you wish, and all of you will learn to dance with…

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The Streatham Festival Ceilidh

19 October @ 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Immanuel and St Andrews Church Hall, 452 Streatham High Road, Streatham
London, SW16 3PY United Kingdom
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Dancing at Streatham Festival Ceilidh

Streatham Festival Ceilidh 2019 is on Saturday 19th October with London's best ceilidh band, The Folk of the Wood, and special guest acts that include Flamenco Con Gusto. Last year's ceilidh was an epic sell-out, so this year's Grand Festival Ceilidh is at Immanuel and St Andrew's Church Hall opposite Streatham Common. There's more room for dancers and dancing. We've got some some amazing special guest performances lined up between ceilidh sets too! London's favourite ceilidh band, The Folk of…

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

19 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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Below the Surface – Live Show @ Art & Craft MK2

19 October @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Art and Craft MK 2, 308 Streatham High Rd
London, SW16 6HG United Kingdom
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£7 – £10

Usually operating out of a secret location in Streatham, Below The Surface is a music discovery platform that produces videos of upcoming talent for Youtube. They will be collaborating with Art & Craft for a one-off live music recording session on Saturday the 19th of October. Come down and listen to 3 incredible music acts that have previously appeared in Below the Surface videos in the cosy and intimate space that is Art & Craft. You can find more information…

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Collywobblers Comedy Streatham Festival Special at Streatham Space Project : Kerry Godliman, Marlon Davis, Rosie Jones, MC Sion James

19 October @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Streatham Space Project, Unit 4, 170 Streatham Hill, The Theatre
London, SW2 4RU
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£14

To celebrate Streatham Festival, Collywobblers comedy brings a one-off comedy special to SSP! Featuring Aftershow Party with DJ & Bar till midnight. Brining you the best value Amazing lineups of World Class, Award Winning Comedy with Big Name TV Stars, Circuit Favourites , Edfringe Previews & Special Guests.  Stars of TV, Radio and the Stand up comedy circuit in the friendly atmosphere of the wonderful Streatham Space Project. Kerry Godliman Kerry is best known as Hannah in Ricky Gervais's Derek…

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Bug Hunt in the Stream Garden – 11am & 12pm

20 October @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Rookery, Covington Way
London, SW163BX United Kingdom
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If you have children aged 6 to 10 years old then this Bug Hunt will keep them busy and enthralled as they find bugs and beasties living under rocks and on plants in the Stream Garden. The Stream Garden provides a variety of different habitats that the children will learn about during their hunt! SCCoop is running two sessions at 11am and 12pm on Sunday 20th October – Meet at the lower pond in the Stream Garden. And as well…

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Jazzbomb @ The Hideaway

20 October @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Hideaway, 2 Empire Mews
Streatham, SW16 2BF
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£15

Charismatic front-man, Sam Chaplin, leads his all-star jazz group, Jazzbomb for a fabulous Sunday lunch at Hideaway! With songs by the likes of James Taylor, Nat King Cole and Ray Charles along with their own original songs which ooze as much humanity as they do humour - get ready to be thrilled, moved and very entertained by the cream of London jazz talent!

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

20 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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The Sunday Comedy Club

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

HEADLINERS: KEVIN J (Award winning) & 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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Vocals & Verses: Black History Special

20 October @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Streatham Space Project, Unit 4, 170 Streatham Hill, The Theatre
London, SW2 4RU
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£10

Vocals & Verses presents its annual Black History Month Special on Sunday 20th October, with a night dedicated to black artistry in the diaspora. This is the biggest Vocals and Verses event of the year, with two of the last three being sold out before event day! Vocals & Verses is the one of the most renowned spoken word and live music events in London, dedicated to showcasing the finest singers and poets the country has to offer. The stage…

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Nocturnal Wildlife of Tooting Common

23 October @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Woodfield Pavillion, Tooting Bec Common
16A Abbotswood Road, SW16 1AP
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Free

Join Tooting Common Heritage Project for a free talk about our nocturnal wildlife, followed by a torchlight treasure hunt. Under-16s must be accompanied by an adult.

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