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Textile Group @ Sprout Arts - Fortnightly on Wednesday's at 7pm

Colours, hands, and threads – oh, and CHAT


An invitation to people interested in learning, sharing, experimenting, and making things using colours, hands, threads, yarns, materials of any sorts - applique – basket making - crochet – darning - design - embroidery - knitting – knotting – lace making –Mexican hammocks - netting - patchwork – rush work - sewing – tapestry – tatting – undoing things - weaving – to a regular evening gathering at Sprout fortnightly on Wednesday's from 7pm to 9pm

Bring along some work you’re doing and enjoy a natter with like-minded people – show off – solve a problem – learn something new Beginners welcome, even those of you who haven’t yet begun This is not a workshop but an easy informal gathering with a common focus on colours, hands, and threads – oh, and chat

About me:

My name is Geraldine Kelly. I’ve lived locally in Furzedown for about 20 years. Over many years, I have dabbled in lots of different textile techniques including some of those mentioned above. I enjoy learning new techniques and trying to work things out, or at least having a go.

Upcoming dates:

7 and 21 November

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Pass on a Poem - Furzedown
Friday bi-monthly, 
7-9pm at Sprout Arts

Upcoming dates for 2018

Friday 2nd November


Do you have a favourite poem? 


Pass on a Poem will be at Sprout Arts in Moyser Road bi-monthly on Friday 7-9pm.
As always, please choose a poem (not self-written) to read. If there is time, after an interval we'll read any further poems that people have brought, so bring a spare. Please let us know the title and author of your first poem a couple of days ahead so we can draw up an initial running order.

If you haven't come to a meeting but are thinking about it, there are usually about a dozen attendees and poems can be drawn from anywhere in the 500-odd years of English language poetry. We often discuss the readings, and the evening is always interesting and stimulating.

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Click here to receive a weekly poem or for further information about POAP nationally.

“We don’t read poems because, like bran flakes, they’re good for us; we read them because we love them – and if you haven’t found a poem you really love, keep looking and I am sure you will.” Erica Wagner


Sprout Out Art-Loans

**The next art loan will be in January 2019**


Sprout Arts aim is to support artists and encourage local people of all ages and backgrounds to engage in creative activities and appreciate original art.


Member's Private View for our 'Sprout Out' Art Loan Scheme is on Friday 19th October from 4.00 to 7.00pm at The Living Room, 19 Thrale Road, London SW16 1NS. This is your chance to choose a work of art to borrow for free and enjoy in your home for 3 months.


The ArtLoan will be taking place on Saturday 20th October, 1-6pm when it will be open to the public and is part of The Streatham Festival's #Art23 Art Trail. For more details please visit

Returning your art-loan
Everyone who borrowed a work of art from us in June must return it in plenty of time for the next event.
You should return your current loans to Sprout Arts on Moyser Road: Thursday 11th October 5 – 8pm or Sunday 14th October 10 - 12pm.
If you have fallen in love with your work of art and don't want to return it you can buy it now - please email us for the prices. Thank you!
We'd love you to share your experience on social media and please do send any photos, thoughts and suggestions!

October Loan

The idea of starting an Art Loan initiative is simple, people who are members of Sprout will be able to borrow an original work of art for three months and pay nothing, the artwork would then be available to someone else.

The hope is that people who have never had original artwork in their homes will realise how wonderful it is and go on to become art enthusiasts and encourage their friends and neighbours too. Lending sessions take place quarterly at various local venues and will allow members to borrow one artwork for three months, free of charge. A selection of the artwork will also be on permanent display at Interior design specialists EA Wates.

Find out more HERE

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