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July 2020

Eye on Streatham

21 July, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Online Event United Kingdom

Streatham Festival gets in the right ‘frame’ of mind by bringing you a brand new photography event for 2020 – Eye on Streatham! We shall be ‘focusing’ on webinars with experienced photographers, providing beginner workshops and will be a platform for photographers of all levels and ages to showcase their amazing creations.   There will also be competitions where the prize will be your winning photograph professionally printed and framed to A3 size. In brief, there will be interviews with different…

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September 2020

Militant Activity: Chess in Victorian Lambeth and Beyond. (Zoom Talk)

4 September, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Online Event United Kingdom
Free

From a game of the elite, all classes got a taste for the joy of chess during the second half of the 19th century, when vigorous chess clubs got going in Brixton and Streatham. We will follow their early development, and meet the colourful characters, real and mechanical, who played the Royal Game in our neighbourhood: Howard Staunton, Isidor Gunsberg, Mephisto and others. Chess would never be the same again. *Email streathamsoc@gmail.com to request a place and enter "Chess" in…

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Streatham’s Theatrical History – (Zoom talk)

15 September, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Online Event United Kingdom
Free

When entertainment was not readily available or affordable, Streathamites have always made it themselves. The first building constructed with theatre in mind was opened in 1888, and within 40 years, the entertainment on offer in Streatham rivalled any in the West End. My talk reflects the way in which professional and amateur theatre have complemented each other through the ages, and shows how talented amateurs became stars of the West End stage. *Email streathamsoc@gmail.com to request a place and enter…

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Portrait Photography – Master Class with Sukhy Hullait

24 September, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Online Event United Kingdom
£10

Introduction  —————— Learn how to shoot portraits in natural light at this 2 part workshop.  Part 1 : Thursday 24th September 7.30pm ——— In this fun, interactive workshop Sukhy Hullait will be teaching his techniques to create authentic portraits, capturing the personality and mood of a subject using just natural light and the surrounding environment. He will discuss camera settings, how best to pose and interact with your subject so you can get that all important shot, whatever camera you…

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South London and the 19th Century cycling boom (Zoom Talk)

28 September, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Online Event United Kingdom
Free

At the back-end of the 19th century, cycling was the craze sweeping the nation. Whether a commuter, sports fan or entertainer; socialite, middle or working class; man or woman; in the 1890s the bike had something for everyone and everyone wanted in. Join Balham CC’s Paul Darby for a look at cycling during this period through the lense of the south London cycling scene. You’ll also hear the extraordinary story of how one photo and a niche local history blog…

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Alex Wheatle – Cane Warriors

30 September, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Online Event United Kingdom
Free

NOBODY FREE TILL EVERYBODY FREE Join Lambeth Libraries for the launch of the brand-new novel from Guardian Award-winning author Alex Wheatle. Cane Warriors is a deeply compelling story of courage, brotherhood and hope, it follows the true-life slave rebellion known as Tacky’s War in 18th century Jamaica through the eyes of one boy. Alex is the author of several acclaimed novels, many of them inspired by experiences from his childhood. He has been longlisted for the Carnegie Medal, won the Guardian Children’s…

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October 2020

Black Books for Kids

3 October, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Online Event United Kingdom
Free

Join librarian Zoey as she shares some of her favourite books for children and teens written by and about Black People, some of which she'll be giving away! Online event Instagram Live @lambeth_libraries These events are part of Lambeth Black History Month - details showing here from 14th September.

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Rosanna Amaka – The Book Of Echoes

6 October, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online Event United Kingdom
Free

1981: England looks forward to a new decade. But on the streets of Brixton, it's hard to hold onto your dreams, especially if you are a young black man. Racial tensions rumble, and now Michael Watson might land in jail for a crime he did not commit. Thousands of miles away, village girl Ngozi abandons her orange stall for the opportunity to work as a housemaid for a middle-class family. From dusty tracks to gritty pavements, Ngozi and Michael's journey…

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Photography Competition – Eye On Streatham

8 October, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 31 October, 2020 @ 11:30 pm
Online Event United Kingdom
Free

A chance to showcase your photography skills The Eye on Streatham competition is looking for the most striking images taken in Streatham, or surrounding areas, in one of 4 categories:- Autumnal Streatham Portraits (Pets, Family, People) Nature in Streatham Streatham Street Photography. A category winning entry will receive an A4 print and the overall winning entry for the adult prize will receive a framed A3 print, the overall winning entry for the young persons (under 18) prize will receive a…

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Jamaica, Britain and the Akan Maroon War

8 October, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online Event United Kingdom
Free

Who were the Akan Speaking Maroons of Jamaica? Why did Britain go to war with them? Who were the leaders? CLR James (African-Trinidadian historian, journalist and socialist) wrote: “I was tired of reading and hearing about Africans being persecuted and oppressed in Africa, in the middle passage, in the USA and all over the Caribbean. I made up my mind that I would write a book in which all people of African descent instead of constantly being the object of…

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Talk with Music photographer and video director, Peter Neill (Free Event)

8 October, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Online Event United Kingdom

Peter is a Music Industry Video Director & Photographer. Clients include Queen, Justin Timberlake, The Script, U2, Will.il.am, Sony, Columbia Records, Epic Records, Ennio Morricone, Gary Barlowe and Billboard Magazine. Peter will discuss his career journey, and provide advice to those interested in the exciting world of music photography. Register for a FREE ticket here  REGISTER Peter's website www.shootthesound.com

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Dance Zoom! with Dance Magic Dance

9 October, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 17 October, 2020 @ 2:00 pm
Online Event United Kingdom
Free

Grab your legwarmers and join us between the 9th and 17th October in our online dance studio! We have ballet tap and modern jazz classes for babies to adults, there's something for everyone. To find out more about our class schedule and to book your place, email hello@dancemagicdance.co.uk or checkout our Facebook page facebook.com/dancemagicdancesw16.

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Hood Feminism – Brixton Radical Reads book group special

9 October, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Online Event United Kingdom
Free

Join the reading group to discuss Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women that White Feminists Forgot, by author Mikki Kendall. Mikki Kendall has established herself as an important voice in current feminist discourse, and Hood Feminism cements that place. With a compelling, forceful piece, Kendall has written the missive that feminists - especially white feminists - need to remember the racist history of who we are as a movement and to move forward with an intersectional and deliberately anti-racist focus…

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Collywobblers Comedy Streatham Festival Special Online Zoom Charity Show 50% Profits donated to Norwood & Brixton Foodbank ( St Margarets) MC Sion James

9 October, 2020 @ 9:00 pm - 10:20 pm
Online Event United Kingdom
£10

Collywobblers Comedy Streatham Festival Special Online Zoom Charity Show 50% Profits donated to Norwood & Brixton Foodbank ( St Margarets) Tom Ward, Juliet Meyers, Ania Magliano, MC Sion James To celebrate Streatham Festival, Collywobblers comedy is going online to bring the magical experience of a live comedy club to you! We are very excited to bring you fantastic line up of comedy talent including awesome Comedy Central star Tom Ward, ace comedian Juliet Meyers, award winning Yuriko Kotani & rising…

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Tea Dance

10 October, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Online Event United Kingdom
£12

Join our digital tea dance and you can have your cake and eat it too! Ticket price includes an afternoon tea delivered to your door and a ‘tea-dance’ style dance class delivered over Zoom. This fun and easy dance class is suitable for soloists or partners, as we boogie through an hour of hits from Aretha Franklin to Ed Sheeran – it’s tea dancing but with new moves and new tunes, so no experience necessary. Your afternoon tea will be…

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Fab Flamenco x Five

11 October, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 18 October, 2020 @ 1:00 pm
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One event on 15 October, 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on 17 October, 2020 at 4:00 pm

One event on 18 October, 2020 at 12:00 pm

Online Event United Kingdom
Free

Local Streatham company 'Flamenco Con Gusto' is offering FIVE FREE Flamenco Dance 'Taster' classes live online via Zoom. Each will be a fun and dynamic introduction to this rich Spanish 'gitano' art form. ALL AGES & DANCE ABILITIES WELCOME ! These zestful 1hr classes will include tutor Danielle + student dancers demonstrating a short dance or two for your entertainment. You can attend as many of these 'Taster' classes as you like - each one will be different - or…

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Chess! Check it out!

11 October, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until 18 October, 2020

Online Event United Kingdom

Beginner, Improver, Returner or budding Master, watch or play online with Streatham and Brixton Chess Club, Sundays 11th and 18th at the Festival.  Everyone is playing it, now more than ever. The oldest game on the planet. Chess!  It is challenging, it is exciting and it is fun. Once you’ve learnt the basic moves the possibilities on the 64 squares are endless. Young and old, girls and boys, can pit their wits and buff-up their brain cells in the game’s…

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Intro to Indoor Flash Photography

11 October, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Online Event United Kingdom
£10

About this Event This workshop is aimed at anybody interested in knowing how to use flash (speed lights) for photography indoors. We will show you how to create stunning portraits at home which LDN Photography will be demonstrating from MAAN Studios. During the workshop you’ll learn about equipment and lighting techniques. We’ll have practical demonstrations covering: How a speedlight attaches to your camera - Types of hot shoe Manual vs TTL modes for your flash On camera vs off camera flash Simple ways…

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Little Crowns Storyhouse – Black History Month

12 October, 2020
Online Event United Kingdom
Free

We welcome you to the Little Crowns Story House for a fun filled puppet experience! Little Crowns was created by Delvene (Del Del) Pitt using her cheeky team of puppets at her weekly Baby and Toddler classes and through the Youtube channel, LCTV. For the last 2 years, Little Crowns has been entertaining thousands of children through creative and imaginative experiences. Each week, children will learn new friends that visit ‘The Storyhouse.’ Del Del, with the support of her diverse…

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STC presents – Zoom Stage: Share your favourite monologue

13 October, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Online Event United Kingdom
Free

Share your favourite monologue online. This could be an established work, or your own writing, up to 10 minutes long. Or just come along to see people perform theirs. We hope to include some pieces from our September Streatham Shorts event. To perform or attend, please register in advance through www.streathamtheatre.org.uk/event/oct-2020. If you’d like to perform a piece, please also let us know by email events@streathamtheatre.org.uk

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House of Music: Raising the Kanneh-Masons with Kadiatu Kanneh-Mason

14 October, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online Event United Kingdom
Free

Join Kadie Kanneh-Mason to discuss what it takes to raise a musical family in a Britain divided by class and race. In her book House of Music, Kadie looks back to 1963 when her mother, the nineteen-year-old daughter of a Welsh family, defied everyone and sailed off to join her fiancé and his family in Sierra Leone. Through this personal journey and what follows, the book charts the story of immigration, determination and hard work of a remarkable family succeeding…

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Fab Flamenco x Five

15 October, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 22 October, 2020 @ 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on 15 October, 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on 17 October, 2020 at 4:00 pm

One event on 18 October, 2020 at 12:00 pm

Online Event United Kingdom
Free

Local Streatham company 'Flamenco Con Gusto' is offering FIVE FREE Flamenco Dance 'Taster' classes live online via Zoom. Each will be a fun and dynamic introduction to this rich Spanish 'gitano' art form. ALL AGES & DANCE ABILITIES WELCOME ! These zestful 1hr classes will include tutor Danielle + student dancers demonstrating a short dance or two for your entertainment. You can attend as many of these 'Taster' classes as you like - each one will be different - or…

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Jo Ann Kelly – Streatham’s “Queen of the Blues”

16 October, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online Event United Kingdom
Free

Streatham Festival in association with newly founded Streatham Blues Festival is celebrating the life and music of the legendary Jo Ann Kelly. Born and raised in Streatham, Jo Ann had a unique and powerful vocal style. She came to be regarded as one of the finest blues singers ever. It will be almost 30 years to the day since she died tragically early on October 21 1990. As the Independent said in an obituary: “To many American performers, Jo Ann…

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Collywobblers Comedy Streatham Festival Special Online Zoom Charity Show 50% Profits donated to Spires local homeless charity

16 October, 2020 @ 9:00 pm - 10:20 pm
Online Event United Kingdom
£10

Collywobblers Comedy Streatham Festival Special  Online Zoom Charity Show 50% Profits donated to Spires local homeless charity Shazia Mirza, Esther Manito, Fiona Allen , Brabantia, Dan Evans  MC Sion James   To celebrate Streatham Festival, Collywobblers comedy is going online to bring the magical experience of a live comedy club to you! We are very excited to bring you fantastic line up of comedy talent including the comedy circuit legend and star of TV Shazia Mirza As seen on  C4's 'Celebrity Island…

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Fab Flamenco x Five

17 October, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on 15 October, 2020 at 4:00 pm

One event on 17 October, 2020 at 4:00 pm

One event on 18 October, 2020 at 4:00 pm

Online Event United Kingdom
Free

Local Streatham company 'Flamenco Con Gusto' is offering FIVE FREE Flamenco Dance 'Taster' classes live online via Zoom. Each will be a fun and dynamic introduction to this rich Spanish 'gitano' art form. ALL AGES & DANCE ABILITIES WELCOME ! These zestful 1hr classes will include tutor Danielle + student dancers demonstrating a short dance or two for your entertainment. You can attend as many of these 'Taster' classes as you like - each one will be different - or…

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Fab Flamenco x Five

18 October, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 25 October, 2020 @ 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on 15 October, 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on 17 October, 2020 at 4:00 pm

One event on 18 October, 2020 at 12:00 pm

Online Event United Kingdom
Free

Local Streatham company 'Flamenco Con Gusto' is offering FIVE FREE Flamenco Dance 'Taster' classes live online via Zoom. Each will be a fun and dynamic introduction to this rich Spanish 'gitano' art form. ALL AGES & DANCE ABILITIES WELCOME ! These zestful 1hr classes will include tutor Danielle + student dancers demonstrating a short dance or two for your entertainment. You can attend as many of these 'Taster' classes as you like - each one will be different - or…

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Chess! Check it out!

18 October, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until 18 October, 2020

Online Event United Kingdom

Beginner, Improver, Returner or budding Master, watch or play online with Streatham and Brixton Chess Club, Sundays 11th and 18th at the Festival.  Everyone is playing it, now more than ever. The oldest game on the planet. Chess!  It is challenging, it is exciting and it is fun. Once you’ve learnt the basic moves the possibilities on the 64 squares are endless. Young and old, girls and boys, can pit their wits and buff-up their brain cells in the game’s…

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Shame On Me: An Anatomy of Race and Belonging with author Tessa McWatt

19 October, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online Event United Kingdom
Free

‘What are you?’ Tessa McWatt knows first-hand that the answer to this question, often asked by white people, is always more complicated than it seems. Is the answer English, Scottish, British, Caribbean, Portuguese, Indian, Amerindian, French, African, Chinese, Canadian? Like most families, hers is steeped in myth and the anecdotes of grandparents and parents who view their histories through the lens of desire, aspiration, loss, and shame. In Shame On Me Tessa unspools all the interwoven strands of her inheritance,…

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The Autumn Glories present: Grabbing a bit of history as we go along the way

20 October, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Online Event United Kingdom
Free

Lambeth Theatricals Drama Group the Autumn Glories are proud to present Grabbing a bit of history as we go along the way - an online oral history production with a live Q&A for Lambeth’s Black History Month celebrations. Join us as we share childhood memories, stories and poems, looking at the ups and downs of our own life histories. As a group of Lambeth women aged from 50 to 80+, we all know that life’s tales are full of humour…

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The First Woman with author Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi

26 October, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online Event United Kingdom
Free

The First Woman by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi follows Kirabo on her journey to become a young woman and to find her place in the world, as her country is transformed by the dictatorship of Idi Amin. Jennifer has written a sweeping tale of longing and rebellion, at once epic and deeply personal, combining an intoxicating mix of ancient Ugandan folklore and contemporary feminism. Jennifer is a Ugandan novelist and short story writer acclaimed for her prize-winning first novel, Kintu, she…

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Family Tree Making Workshop

28 October, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online Event United Kingdom + Google Map
Free

Join Dr Audrey Allwood, author of Belonging in Brixton: An Ethnography of Migrant West Indian Elders in Brixton for a Family Tree Making Workshop. After researching her own ancestry Audrey constructed a family genealogy narrative, or a ‘book’ as her brother called it, containing her family tree. It is both interesting and valuable to know the influences that shaped our ways of being, leaving the story for present and future generations to know and add to. Here Audrey touches on…

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The Windrush Generation: 492 Korna Klub Interactive Performance

29 October, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Online Event United Kingdom
Free

492 Korna Klub presents a live interactive performance and community debate about the Windrush Generation. We have been creatively working over the summer to explore all the issues around the Windrush Generation and their Kin. We are living in a Historic moment, join the 492 Korna Klub on the global stage for a virtual performance so that we can connect and join the dialogue about how we can move forwards in this hostile environment whilst celebrating and commemorating the Windrush…

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Kwame and the Lockdown

30 October, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Online Event United Kingdom
Free

How can Black men survive COVID19 and remain proactive during these challenging and uncertain times? How do we ensure that Black men are not the first to die in this ongoing pandemic? What are the current obstacles Black men face in the time of lockdown? What can Black men do collectively to look after their Mental Health & Wellbeing and address our current reality? How can Black men support and guide the next generation so that we are better prepared…

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November 2020

Children’s Short Story Competition

1 November, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 11 January, 2021 @ 11:30 pm
Online Event United Kingdom
Free

This year, The Streatham Festival inaugurated a new Streatham Literature Festival. As part of this, a new Children’s Short Story competition was announced by Bell Ribeiro-Addy MP at the launch of Lou’s Little Library on Pathfield Road last month.  This small community library was created to commemorate the life and work of local resident. Louise Simonsen, by celebrating and sharing her love of reading with her children with a selection of books donated by and shared with their local community. …

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December 2020

Literary Strolls Around Streatham

3 December, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 30 September, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
Online Event United Kingdom

Download Guided Walks and Discover Streatham’s Literary Locations Goldilocks and the Three bears, Jane Austen, Thomas Hardy, Lords Byron and Tennyson, a Nobel Laureate for literature, Dr Samuel Johnson, and many more literati have local connections. Now you can download our guided walks to discover Streatham’s literary locations for yourself. To celebrate our area’s rich literary legacy, we have worked with The Ramblers’ Association and The Streatham Society to develop two fascinating walks to guide you through some of the…

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