Sat 16 Jun - Sat 23 Jun
Founded in 2013, Turf Projects is the first entirely artist-run contemporary art space in Croydon. The Makers of Stuff Squad (MOSS) and Turf Projects have been working together since June 2014. MOSS are a collective of learning disabled adult artists who live in and around Croydon. Turf provides regular workshops for the artists on Friday afternoons to support the MOSS collective’s own artistic practices and their work on collaborative projects.
To find out about MOSS or how to join them, please contact Jhinuk Sarkar by email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://turf-projects.com/moss/
Fri 22 Jun
The Stanley Hall
Colin Dale – Abstrakt Dance / Wildlife:AM
Spaceheadz – Spaceheadz Music
Silverlining – RvS
Chris Chitty – Project Vinyl
Andy Nicholls – Lovebeat/Shoom
Friday 22nd of June // Doors open @ 8.00PM
£10 in advance* // £15 on the door
*please note this price does not include the booking fee
Sat 23 Jun - Sun 24 Jun
The Stanley Hall
After a show stopping sold out debut event, we are extremely excited to welcome back the disco-tastic ‘Haven’t Stopped Dancing Yet!’ to Stanley Halls this June!
A fabulous night of 70s & 80s soul, funk and disco, for people who remember the tunes first time round & still want to party & everyone else who loves a good boogie. Haven’t Stopped Dancing Yet features vinyl DJs, dance line-ups, prizes for the best outfits and free retro sweets and ice pops.
Everyone loves HSDY including Prima & Stella magazines, Time Out, BBC Radio London, BBC Radio 4, and the South London Blog who describe it as “Mamma Mia collides with Saturday Night Fever in a glorious mash-up”.
It’s going to be a night to remember!
£15 in advance ( £18 door ) – Advance Tickets are also available to purchase from Coffee Craft
*10% of profits from this event will be donated to Cancer Research UK
Tue 26 Jun
Sketch Comedy Duo Richard Hunt & Abbie Murphy.
In 2012 Hunt & Murphy started writing and performing their comedy together for the sheer fun of it. After high praise from friends and colleagues over their low key YouTube channel, they took to the stage on the London comedy circuit to hone their live skills as a duo.
Both Hunt & Murphy have a penchant for eccentric characters, from 80’s naff naff to Victorian macabre. A 1990s Essex upbringing might be to blame… both from rural villages with nothing to do but make believe their imaginations ran riot, and thankfully have continued to.
Abbie is all of 5ft 3, and Ricky a statuesque 6ft 5 – it’s already a laugh to look at! Both being professionally trained dancers, physical comedy is a strong theme. Their sense of humour and style has been honed throughout 15 years of friendship. Having met as young teens at professional dance school, and continuing on to successful performing careers, has seen them travel the world together. It is the basis for their strong connection in sense of humour, timing, and trust on stage (and in life) making them an established, comfortable and natural fit.
Hunt & Murphy will be debuting their first live comedy show at The Edinburgh Fringe 2018. Catch them live at Stanley Halls as part of the South Norwood Community Festival, in association with Leave ’em Laughing.
Wed 27 Jun
Bennett Arron is the only Jewish/Welsh Comedian on the Circuit.
His humour is a cross between the paranoid angst of Max Boyce and the colloquial valley humour of Woody Allen.
As well as performing all around the country, Bennett Arron has also entertained audiences in The United Arab Emirates, Rome, Spain and Germany.
Aside from comedy, as a victim of identity fraud, Bennett directed and presented the programme ‘How Not To Lose Your Identity’ for Channel 4.
In the programme, which was described as “Fascinating and Slightly Disturbing” by the TV Times, Bennett managed to steal the identity of the former Home Secretary Charles Clarke.
Thu 28 Jun
Catch Gareth Cooper and Sara Barron live at Stanley Halls this June as part of the South Norwood Community Festival, in association with Leave ’em Laughing.
Gareth does comedy. Quite a bit of it. He wrote and performed in the award-winning & critically-acclaimed sketch group, Delete the Banjax, and now spends his time gigging his own special brand of musical comedy with a bit of stand-up and poetry thrown in for good measure. In 2015, he took his debut solo comedy show, Mishmash, up to Edinburgh Festival Fringe and in 2016 he won an award from the International Songwriting Competition (Comedy category) for his track, Dead With You. In August 2017, he took his second solo comedy show, Nerd Rock, to Edinburgh Festival Fringe as part of PBH’s Free Fringe. He also performs as part of Small Laces, a new comedy band for kids.
★★★★★ ThreeWeeks – “Hysterically funny….missing this act would be like skipping Christmas” (Editor’s Choice Award)
★★★★★ British Comedy Guide – “I left grinning from ear to ear”
★★★★★ Broadway Baby – “Bloody marvellous”
★★★★ TimeOut – “Incredibly fun, fast-paced sketch comedy with fresh, innovative skits and charming performances from a gifted quartet”
★★★★ Chortle – “Inventive ideas and cleverly written skits
Sara Barron’s work has appeared in Vanity Fair, on Showtime’s This American Life, NPR’s Weekend Edition, NBC’s Today Show, and HBO’s comedy festival. She is a frequent host of The Moth: True Stories Told Live.
“Sara Barron [is] dare we say it, as funny as David Sedaris’. When you aren’t squirming, you’re laughing out loud.”
– Los Angeles Times
“Darkly humorous…smart… acerbic… (Barron’s) stories are as hideously embarrassing as they are endearingly charming…”– Bust Magazine
“Barron is a delightful combination of Kristin Wiig and Lucille Ball.”
– Independent Weekly (Raleigh/Durham, NC)
“Sara Barron is the reigning queen of New York’s live scene.”
– Jon Ronson
Fri 29 Jun
On the surface Don Biswas is a straight forward and old fashioned gag merchant. However, he does talk about a wide variety of unique subjects from having dyspraxia and mild asperger’s syndrome. Also thrown into the mix is politics, interwoven with conspiracy theories, for that extra punch.
When discussing politics Don very much takes and alternative view on the subject, thus talking about the lack of choice available in the current system, mainstream media censorship to conspiracy theories, among other topics. However, all of this is done in a tongue and cheek way, with plenty of gag, meaning he is able to play to a wide variety of rooms.
His comedy has lead him to be a part of abnormally gunny people; a specialist comedy show for comics, who talk about their disabilities and difficulties. Don also has done school tour support for comedian John Williams solo shows.
Ant Dewson passed his Grade 6 piano exam when he was 14 – and he hasn’t got any better since then! Classical music’s loss was comedy’s gain, and Ant now puts his limited skills to good use performing silly songs at comedy clubs up and down the country.
Ant has shared the stage with some of the UK’s finest comedians including Harry Hill, Michael McIntyre, Frank Skinner, Micky Flanagan and Lee Mack. He has also shared the stage with some absolute shockers, all of whom he is much too polite to mention here.