Theatre, Cinema and the Arts

The greater number of such events are organised by our Arts Group (details below). Due to the way it works you generally will not see these events in the Diary. In addition, other members organise theatre, opera & cinema events which appear in the Diary. See the separate Theatre page.

 Arts Group

   
The Arts Group meets every month to swap ideas for theatres, cinemas, concerts, etc. 

We cover a wide range: from the tiniest fringe theatre to the glitziest West End show, from back-room-of-a-pub gigs to arena-sized events, from art house movies to the latest blockbusters—plus we take in dance, galleries, stand-up comedy ... anything that takes your fancy, really—because you get to choose what we see. Sure, there's a small hardcore of people who regularly arrange events: but the key principle of the Arts Group has always been that anyone can organise a show that they want to attend, and maybe persuade others to join them. The key focus is our monthly meeting, generally held on the first Monday of the month, where a bunch of us get together and informally make plans for events - a process that, from a distance, looks like a lot of people drinking while passing event fliers and cheques between each other. If you can't make that meeting, don't worry: later that evening, an email summary of proceedings goes out via the Broadcast system to all members, so you can still book for the shows we've agreed on.

Don't think of us as just a ticket agency, though: we're not called the Arts Group for nothing. All our arts events generally include a meal beforehand or afterwards, to allow people to socialise and make new friends. It's not just about seeing shows, it's also about getting to know the people you see those shows with. We don't bite (except for during those meals I mentioned earlier). And if you decide to organise an event for us, we'll like you even more. 
 

 

Gerard Gleeson - Arts Group Co-ordinator

 


 
KEEP-FIT TO MUSIC
Monday 18 June 2018
This is an exercise class set to music with a warm up at the start & a cool down with stretching at the end. In between there is a 25 minute aerobic workout for the heart & lungs followed by floor work with resistive exercise. The instructor ...

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CAMPING AT SHELL ISLAND (MERSEYSIDE IVC)
Monday 18 June 2018 - Sun 24 June 2018
Join Merseyside IVC on its annual excursion to Shell Island (http://www.shellisland.co.uk/). From Monday, 18th June to Sunday, 24th June 2018, for five nights under canvas. Shell Island is a stunningly beautiful place with very good facilities (hot s ...

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POLICY COMMITTEE MEETING
Tuesday 19 June 2018
Policy Committee Meeting. Executive Committee Meeting.  All London IVC Members welcome to join us as observers to the meeting or meet us for a chat in the bar afterwards.   ...

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BADMINTON IN CROYDON (TEMPORARY VENUE)
Wednesday 20 June 2018
Badminton for everyone. We usually play mixed doubles, and our average attendance is 24. We have 4 courts. No experience necessary. We can lend you a racquet. For clothing, any combination of T-shirts, shorts, tracksuits etc., plus indoor shoes is ac ...

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PILATES CLASS
Wednesday 20 June 2018
Pilates classes for all levels. Get fitl ...

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BRAZIL & URUGUAY WINES WITH THREE COURSE DINNER
Wednesday 20 June 2018
A high quality three course dinner with wine tasting at the Civil Service Club. For around £25-30 we will enjoy a fine dining quality three course meal prepared in their excellent kitchens. The food here really is very good. The meal is accompa ...

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READERS' GROUP: THE UNWOMANLY FACE OF WAR
Wednesday 20 June 2018
Reading is primarily a personal pleasure but if you would like to share your love of books with some like-minded people why not join us in our reading group? Our book this month is The Unwomanly Face of War by Svetlana Alexievich ...

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SWIMMING AT QUEENSWAY
Wednesday 20 June 2018
We have the big pool at the Porchester Centre all to ourselves from 20.15 until 21.00.  There is no need to book in advance.  Just turn up and tell the pool staff you are with the IVC Swimming Club.  You pay our treasurer afterwards.&n ...

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BECKENHAM & BROMLEY MYN PUB EVENING IN PENGE
Thursday 21 June 2018
Our regular monthly visit to the Moon and Stars in Penge High Street. This is a Wetherspoon establishment so there is a wide choice of reasonably priced food and drinks that can be enjoyed in a muzak-free atmosphere; Thursday night is curry night in ...

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JAZZ AT KARAMEL: ART THEMEN
Thursday 21 June 2018
Art Themen (tenor and soprano saxes), Alex Hutton (piano), Oli Hayhurst (bass), Stu Butterfield (drums)Saxophonist and retired Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Art Themen, was a member of the Cambridge University band that also included Dick Heckstall ...

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