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

 


 
COUNTRY WALKING - HASLEMERE & DEVIL'S PUNCHBOWL
Sunday 21 July 2019
Private to members of London IVC
VICTORIA AND ALBERT MUSEUM - JEWELLERY COLLECTION
Sunday 21 July 2019
Entrance is FREE. Join me for a fascinating tour of the jewellery collection at the  V & A Museum which boasts one of the finest and comprehensive collections in the world.  Over 3,000 jewels tell the story of jewellery in Europe from ...

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STANLEY KUBRICK EXHIBITION - THE DESIGN MUSEUM
Sunday 21 July 2019
We visit the Stanley Kubrick exhibition at the Design Museum. ...

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DOORJAM AT THE STAGE DOOR
Sunday 21 July 2019
Sunday night is Doorjam night at the Stage Door pub an open mic where an array of musicians all get to perform two songs each. Sometimes there is a longer set by a spotlight act. There are real ales, wines and traditional pub food. ...

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KEEP-FIT TO MUSIC
Monday 22 July 2019
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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BADMINTON IN CROYDON (TEMPORARY VENUE)
Wednesday 24 July 2019
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 24 July 2019
Pilates classes for all levels. Get fitl ...

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THE PRINCE OF GREENWICH - LIVE MUSIC NIGHT
Wednesday 24 July 2019
A night out at a popular Geenwich pub with live music and a quirky museum ambience. ...

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SWIMMING AT QUEENSWAY
Wednesday 24 July 2019
We hire the big pool at the Porchester Centre exclusively for IVC from 20.15 to 21.00.  There is no need to book in advance.  If the pool staff try to tell you that the big pool is closed to the public tell them that you are with the IVC Sw ...

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BLUES JAM BAR NIGHT IN CROUCH END
Thursday 25 July 2019
Join us at this blues & soul jam in Crouch End. A friend of ours will be playing. ...

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