Monday, 20 June 2011

Nettlefold Hall Closure

Following on from the previous post this is to notify our users that the Nettlfold and the West Norwood Library Centre will be closed until further notice whilst the necessary repairs are being completed.

We will update the blog as and when appropropriate.

We apologise again for the inconvenience caused and thank you again for your patience and understanding.

The Nettlefold Team

Saturday, 4 June 2011

Nettlefold MAIN HALL closure

Due to the unfortunate theft of our copper roof we have been told to close the Main/upper Hall for the month of June. Work will commence in June for its complete replacement.

The following classes where they could not be accomodated in another part of the building include

Zumba with Kathy
Wednesdays 7.30-8.30pm

Keep fit with Cheryl
Wednesday 11.45 - 12.45pm
Thursday 9.45 - 10.45am

We are optimistic that the Main Hall will be up and running asap where it is hoped the classes will resume. We thank you in advance for both your understanding and patience and apologise for the inconvenience.

Staff at the Nettlefold

Thursday, 31 March 2011

Bubblegum, Soda & POP!

Hi everybody! Phoenix Players are putting a new show in just a few weeks! It's on Saturday the 16th of April and, so far, this is the only date you'll be able to see it... But there are two shows to watch: one at 2.30pm and another at 7pm. Some more information about the show: "Our next show is light-hearted revue of girl bands from the 50s, 60s & 70s that were the precursor to the Spice Girls and others. Bubblegum, Soda and Pop is an original piece written by David Armitt for the group and it takes the form of a musical revue with lots of your favourite pop songs from these decades. The show will be performed at Nettlefold Hall, West Norwood for one night only on Saturday 16th of April, though depending on demand we may add a second show. The casting for this show is now complete. Cast will reopen again in late April when we start preparing for our Summer show. If you'd like to be kept in touch about this, please go to our website to join our mailing list and find some more information." Tickets: Adults £8, Concessions £5 (group and family discounts also available) Contact: 0781 832 33 11 And you can also book online HERE. We hope you enjoy the show! See you soon!

Friday, 11 February 2011

Another fabulous afternoon at the Nettlefold......happy Monday's

Please join us every Monday for our regular Sequence Dancing with Maurice at 11am - 1pm, just £2.00. This will be followed by our regular end of the month Classic `Free' Film Screening February 28th at 1.30pm. No need to book....just come along.....

This month's screening is `A Place in the Sun', starring Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor and Shelley Winters.

A Place in the Sun is a 1951 American film which tells the story of a working-class young man who is entangled with two women; one who works in his wealthy uncle's factory and the other a beautiful socialite. George Eastman (Montgomery Clift), the poor nephew of rich industrialist Charles Eastman (Herbert Heyes), takes a job in his uncle's factory. Despite George's family relationship to the owner, the rich Eastman family treats him as an outsider and gives him the humblest job available in the factory and no entree into their exclusive social circle. George, uncomplaining, hopes to impress his uncle—whom he addresses as "Mr. Eastman"—with his hard work and earn his way up.

While working in the factory, George starts dating fellow factory worker Alice "Al" Tripp (Shelley Winters), in defiance of the workplace rules. Al is a poor and inexperienced girl who is dazzled by George and slow to believe that his Eastman name brings him no advantages.

While stepping out with Al, George meets "society girl" Angela Vickers, played by Elizabeth Taylor, and they quickly fall in love. Being Angela's escort thrusts George into the intoxicating and carefree lifestyle of high society that his rich Eastman kin had denied him. When Al announces that she is pregnant and makes it clear that she expects George to marry her, he temporizes, spending more and more of his time with Angela and his new well-heeled friends. An attempt to procure an abortion for Al fails, and Al renews her insistence on marriage. George is invited to join Angela at the Vickers's holiday lake house and excuses himself to Al, saying that the visit will advance his career and accrue to the benefit of the coming child.

George and Angela spend time at secluded Loon Lake, and after hearing a story of a couple's supposed drowning there, with the man's body never being found, George hatches a plan to rid himself of Al so that he can marry Angela. Tradegy will have to come and see what happens if you don't already know......

The film was directed by George Stevens and was a critical and commercial success, winning six Academy Awards.
Tea, coffee and biscuits served throughout......just 50p. Film starts 1.30pm sharp

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Start you week as you mean to go on...with a spring in your step...

Please join us if you can for some simple carefree dancing for the wise and worldly folk of West Norwood and beyond.

Every Monday join Maurice et al, for Sequence Dancing 11am to 1pm £2.00.

The last Monday of the month`Free' film screening at 1.30pm. All welcome. No need to book just turn up around 1.15pm

Monday 31st January at 1.30pm `The Postman Always Rings Twice' with Lana Turner and John Garfiled. Frank Chambers (John Garfiled) is a drifter who stops at a rural diner for a meal, and ends up working there. The diner is operated by a beautiful young woman, Cora Smith (Lana Turner), and her much older husband, Nick (Cecil Kellaway). The pair embark on a passionate affair with tragedy not far behind.

Tea, coffee and biscuits served throughout the film. Only 50p

Ma Kelly Goes to the Games by Jane James

A free afternoon of entertainment 1.30 Friday 11th Feb 2011 provided by Attic Theatre Co. and Age Concern

Ma Kelly Goes to the Games looks at healthy living and the fun that can be had making new friends and getting fit and active!

An entertaining show with a serious message about fitness, health and independent living for the 50s - 70s and the misconceptions all generations have about each other. Our aim with the show is to encourage the take up of physical activities and we want to work with partnership organisations who have the same objectives.

Ma Kelly is happy avoiding her responsibilities towards her boisterous step-grandchildren and living an easy life; after all, she needn't get out of her chair...but it's also quite lonely...until a young neighbour, Sakara turns up needing her help, and daughter Joan drops by and she's in tears, she's only fifty and the bus driver asked her for her bus pass!

The Three decide to unite on a mission to be fitter and healthier. It doesn't sound much fun to Ma Kelly, but the results are hilarious and she ends up going to the Games!

Interwoven with songs, and a dance or two, you may find yourself wanting to join them...

Plus tea and biscuits and the chance to have a go yourself to the strains of the music from the sixties.

For more information contact Victoria
ATTIC 020 8640 6800

Saturday, 22 January 2011


The worlds Largest Drama Academy comes to the Nettlefold, offering a self development programme guarenteed to benefit your child.

Classes available in three groups
Lower primary 5-8 years
Upper Primary 9-11 years
Youth Theatre 12 years plus

The benefits are many:
  • speak and move confidently
  • answer in full sentences
  • feel good about themselves
  • improve their confidence
  • increase self-esteem
  • improve commitment
  • act in plays
  • work in group situations
  • meet new friends
  • discuss social issues
  • improve lsiteninf skills
  • encourage English language skills

Principal: Neil O'Gorman

21 Benhurst Gardens,
Cr2 8NT

For details contact Neil on
Tel: 020 8239 0053