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ASCENDANCE: Footsteps in Photography - 15th - 20th July

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20 years of inspiration from the Mark Elie Dance Foundation The dance charity behind Portobello Dance School and ‘Classically British’ events. Charity auction Own this poster image and support the charity. 15 July from 7.30pm ACCESS TO EXCELLENCE Artistic Director: Mark Elie Supporters include:  June Sarpong, Will Young Info: 07947 484021 Reg charity: […]

STRICTLY LAW: Free Legal Advice Clinic - Fridays 10am - 2pm


Strictly Law WHO ARE WE? Strictly Law is a small community driven law firm that believes in equal rights and opportunities for all, regardless if age, sex, race, or religion. We are a virtual law firm in that we meet our clients in their own home; in Centres for the elderly and disabled; in Community […]

Community: The People of Bayswater by David Bruce - 15th - 21st September

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Photographer David Bruce brings to The Tabernacle ‘Community: The People of Bayswater’ an exhibition celebrating and exploring the community of Bayswater. The project features a series of 16 portraits comprising of original characters who live and work in the area; the local heroes who make the Bayswater what it is.  The portraits are produced using […]

MANGROVE Steelpan Classes - Tuesdays 4.30 - 8pm / Fridays 4.30 - 6.30pm


A great way to learn a new skill and be involved in the carnival atmosphere all year round.  Classes are held in Mangrove’s dedicated steel pan room at the Tabernacle. These classes are FREE OF CHARGE but places are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment. The Mangrove Steelband is one of the most […]

Box West - Mondays 7 - 8pm / Tuesdays 8.45 - 9.45pm / Thursdays 6.30 - 7.30pm

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Fitness through Circuit training GET FIT, LEARN NEW SKILLS Fitness through Circuit training. All abilities welcome Mondays – 7 – 8pm  – WOMEN ONLY Tuesdays – 8.45 – 9.45pm Thursdays – 6.30 – 7.30pm   £5 per class Contact Knolly – 07405 010107  Box West Facebook   This class is held in the DANCE […]

Positive Spirit Yoga - Tuesdays 6 - 9pm / Wednesdays 12 - 1pm / Thursdays 2 - 3pm / Fridays 12 - 1pm


Mieke has been practicing Yoga since the early Nineties and has trained in many forms of Yoga, including Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, Iyengar, Sivananda, Satyananda and Yin Yoga and also studies Qigong. Mieke is based in London’s Notting Hill. Mieke trained with the Minded Institute and qraduated as a Yoga Therapist completing the Yoga Therapy Professional […]

SINGING TUITION by David Bartleet

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An approach to singing which allows you to control and develop your natural, born ability to sing. Stop striving to “make” it work right! It’s much easier than you think! Opera, musicals, operetta, pop, blues, folk etc. Individual or group teaching CONTACT:             Tel:   07811280770 E-mail: After building a successful 30 year career as an […]

Group Singing Practice Workshop - Mondays 6 - 8pm

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These 2 hour weekly sessions are where adult learners have an opportunity to come together on a regular basis and work on building song repertoire, singing mostly contemporary songs styles. These sessions will start with breathing and vocal warm up exercises followed by harmony work then incorporating these skills through working on popular songs, which […]

Breakthrough to a deeper understanding of your Chakars using Kundalini Yoga - Tuesdays 12 - 1.30pm (7 weeks)

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(as  taught  by Yogi Bhajin )  Tuseday 12-1:30 July 1st – August 19th Investment in you All seven  sessions paid in advance £63  £12 drop in No one would  be  turned  away because  of  Money.Please  speak to me  about your circumstances . Please call  Kathryn if  you have  any questions 07976 73 92 86     […]

The Ballet School - Mondays / Tuesdays / Wednesdays / Fridays

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The Ballet School, Notting Hill started life in 2002 with just four pupils in the playroom of a house on Westbourne Park Road. Over a decade on it is now a thriving mecca for all budding ballerinas in the Notting Hill area and beyond! It all began as a result of Claire Mcnicholl’s search for […]

Kilimanjaro Soccer Club - Sundays 10 - 11am


Fun-packed football training for kids 2yrs+ Bring your child and watch him grow and learn as we take him through fun and educational football skills training All our coaches are qualified, CRB-checked and, more importantly, understand how to motivate and teach kids. Michael Mende: Michael has over 15 years experience of coaching kids of all […]

Flamenco with Paola - Mondays 8.30 - 9.30pm


Originally, from Andalusia in Southern Spain, Flamenco dancing is one of the 3 integral parts of the fiery art of Flamenco. In this Beginners class you will pick up the essential foot/heel rhythms, posture, strength and body control, as well as hand movements and expression. For more information contact: Paola: 07941415988   This class […]

Jane Adams HATHA Yoga - Wednesdays 10 - 11am

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An experience yoga teacher trained in Sivananda / Hatha method. Hatha with a difference: invigorating and uplifting, loosening and strengthening muscles for confidence and self esteem: the sensation of being in control of your body and mind. Deep relaxation building to dynamic postures for strength, breath control, body shaping and resilience. £10 per class Jane […]

FREE Yoga with Tatyana - Sundays 9 - 10am

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Do something brilliant for yourself! All Levels / Beginners welcome Hi, my name is Tatyana. I am Classical Hatha Yoga Teacher. My classes are a mix of hatha and vinyasa flow, integrating alignment, core work, breathing techniques with basic poses, creative sequencing and a lot of attention on how to take yoga outside your mat […]

Portobello Dance School - Saturdays 9am - 7pm

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Welcome to our world of dance! Portobello Dance is a community initiative on the international stage. Through dance education aour established organisation runs and participates in a variety of activities – locally, nationally and beyond. Based in North Kensington’s diverse Notting Hill, Portobello Dance School is a popular weekend destination offering children from 3yrs to […]

Adult Ballet with Alessandra Masoero - Tuesdays 12.30 - 2pm / Thursdays 9 -10.30am

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There are several classes, each tailored to a specific level of ability. They all have in common: – live piano music with very experienced musicians – small class sizes (10 people max), so each dancer can be carefully looked after – solid ballet foundations based on RAD, Balanchine and Maggie Black techniques. Each lesson has […]

Swing Patrol - Thursdays 7.45 - 9.45pm


Swing & Blues Classes Swing dance is a collection of dances from the 1920s, 30s and 40s including lindy hop and Charleston. It is a great way to meet new people, have fun, get some exercise and challenge yourself! No experience required – absolute beginners are always welcome! Come along and meet us, and try […]

Capoeira Canal - Thursdays 4 - 6.15pm


Ca-po-air-a can be a way of life. It is an opportunity to get fit, develop skills, have fun and feel well in mind, body and spirit. It originated with enslaved Africans in 18th Century Brazil as a fighting dance of rebellion. Today, it is a celebratory fusion of active arts. Children’s classes Capoeira is a […]

Kids Singing Workshop - Mondays 5 - 5.45pm

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These weekly session give kids the chance to explore and control their singing voice, develop their skills and abilities, and at the same time helping to bring out their natural creativity to develop their confidence to perform. The kids are introduced to some basic techniques to develop, strengthen and control their voice, and help build […]

Jembe Drumming - Fridays 5 - 9pm


Have fun and experience the amazing energy created as you learn components of the west african jembe drumming tradition… Be part of a group weaving intricate authentic rhythms from the past. CRB certified by donation suggested min. £5 Contact Eric: 07980894937 my email: This class is held in the MUSIC STUDIO

Martial Energy Play - Thursday 12.30 - 2.30pm


A unique system for training the mind and body, quickly giving an understanding of basic principles of movement, anatomy, fluidity, spacial awareness and energy in various contexts. Includes elements from judo, kung fu, capoeira and other arts. CRB certified by donation suggested min. £5 Contact Eric: 07980894937 my email:   This class is held […]

URBAN WILD 5Rhythms Dance with Jessica Howie - Fridays 7.30 - 9.30pm

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We all need a strong anchor that nourishes and grounds us in this chaotic, dysfunctional society that we live in. 5Rhythms has been exactly that for me. Ever since I discovered it at 15, I have returned to the dance, and in the last 6 years, my journey has extended to teaching this deeply profound […]

Santhosh LATINBURN - Tuesdays 9.30 - 10.30am


Santhosh Dance is for everybody who wants to keep fit and feel happy! The popular Latin Burn dance workout consists of Latin dance moves choreographed into an easy-to-follow workout. Our experienced dance teachers will guide you through the steps, accompanied by dynamic music from the Latin and pop world. It leads to a lot of […]

School of Comedy - Mondays 4.15 - 6.15pm / Saturdays 10.30 - 11.45am

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School of Comedy was set up by Laura Lawson and Tara Carr in 2005 for children to explore their own unique brand of improv, sketch and character comedy. Laura took the original troupe to the Edinburgh Festival in 2007 where they were given a Channel 4 pilot, followed by two hit E4 series. For Laura and […]

Everybody Ballet - Mondays 1 - 2pm

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Everybody Ballet provides ballet classes for anyone and everyone; no previous training necessary, just the enthusiasm to do something different. Beginner, intermediate classes, private tuition and children’s coaching all available with former Royal Ballet professionals Isabel McMeekan and Karis Scarlette. Please contact us at, 1pm-2pm Beginners This class is held in the DANCE […]

Blueberry Playsongs - Tuesdays 9.30 - 10.45am

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Blueberry Playsongs is where young children learn to have fun with live music. Guitar-accompanied songs with actions, nursery rhymes, instruments, games and dancing- lots of fun for little ones! Blueberry has been running since 1991 and runs term times on Tuesday mornings at the Tabernacle. More info can be found at Call 020 8677 […]

GHOSTS and GODS by Ivor Sexton - 30th September - Sunday 5th October

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GHOSTS AND GODS Ghosts and Gods is an exhibition that is primarily about men and their “ghosts”These ghosts take many forms…whether it is emotional, physical or spiritual. I have taken inspiration for some of the work from my time spent working on an Acute Psychiatric Ward….sometimes there is a fine line between what is mentally […]

I-Story I-Witness: The Proactive Reasoning Sessions - Saturdays 8 - 10pm

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Celebrating Afrikan I-Story 365 days a Year. Hosted by Niles ‘Asheber’ Hailstones. For more details contact Niles on: 07949 890 245 Facebook: i-Story/I-Witness   This class is held in the MEETING ROOM ROOM

Heru’s Junior Jam - Wednesdays 4.30 - 6pm

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Join Heru at this drumming workshop and feel the beat! African drumming is a great skill to learn! It is accessible to anyone and everyone with a sense of rhythm and a willingness to learn, a truly enjoyable way to spend an evening! Niles on: 07949 890 245 Facebook: i-Story/I-Witness This class is held […]

MINDFUL Yoga with Emily Roberti - Wednesdays 7.15 - 8.15pm

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Emily teaches a flowing vinyasa style of yoga to open the heart and quiet the mind. Her classes have a strong focus on the breath and she enjoys working with a variety of themes, sequences and range of postures to help students deepen their practice and understanding. Her classes (open to all levels) draw on […]

Mini Mozart - Mondays 9.30 - 11.30am

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The class is in two parts. The warm up section familiarises the children with the teacher’s instruments (violin / clarinet / french horn etc) and presents the pianist. The second part of the class is an interactive mini musical based on a different fairy tale each week. The children play along on percussion instruments and […]

Portobello Film Festival. Caribbean Film Corner

Portobello Film Festival. Caribbean Film Corner. Caribbean Film corner, part of the Portobello film Festival, starts at the Tabernacle tonight. Entry is Free. check it out. WED 14 SEPT THE TABERNACLE POWIS SQUARE, W11 2AY CARIBBEAN FILM CORNER 6.30-10pm FEATURE DOUBLE BILL (2 amazing films back to back) The First Rasta (Jamaica/France) Directed by Helene […]

Marques Toliver at the Tabernacle

Marques Toliver at the Tabernacle Some reviews are a joy to write. Some performers defy the laws of probability. Sometimes the Tabernacle buzzes. sometimes all these things collide to create a memorable event. The Art Explosion opening, attended by the Mayor, in the Gallery combined with a late start to the sell out show in […]

5 X 15 Unbound, Alan Yentob and fish pie

5 X 15 Unbound, Alan Yentob and fish pie. The Tabernacle took a literary turn yesterday. Alan Yentob, armed with a BBC film crew, was interviewing Kate Mosse in the conservatory during the afternoon prior to a special, one off, 5 X 15 Unbound, in the auditorium. I managed to have a chat with Alan […]

ENERGY LINES. Joanna & Caroline Lazzarini

ENERGY LINES. Joanna & Caroline Lazzarini. Joanna Lazzarini Caroline Lazzarini An exhibition of  Painting and sculpture by Joanna & Caroline Lazzarini (Often to be seen moving ethereally through this cityscape) opens on the 1st of September at the Tabernacle Gallery. W11 2AY. 10.00am – 9.00 pm. – TRISTAN HAZELL PRE- PENTIMENTO

Notting Hill Carnival 2011

Notting Hill Carnival 2011 FRIDAY. There is a god or at least there is a god of Carnival. A secular god though; keen on a bit of spliff, a drink or two and steel pan. Having been forbidden to practice in All Saints Road Mangrove Steelband played in the Tabernacle courtyard. Wow. The rain stopped, […]

Mangrove Steel Band Rehersal at The Tabernacle

Mangrove Steelband rehearsing at the Tabernacle prior to carnival. This is what goes on round here at this time of year. What a magical thing to find.


MANGROVE STEEL BAND PRACTICE ON ALL SAINTS ROAD 25TH & 26TH AUGUST UPDATE: Mangrove Steelband will now be having their final rehearsals in the Tabernacle Courtyard Tonight (Thursday) and tomorrow night. It will finish at 9.00 pm due to noise restrictions. The Tabernacle is on Powis Square W11. The following is from Matthew at Mangrove. […]

Carnival is still the best Party

From the Evening Standard yesterday. Carnival summary.

Please support Mangrove Steelband

Please support Mangrove Steelband .

Carl Gabriel, Carnival artist.

Carl Gabriel, carnival artist. I found Carl setting up some of his amazing carnival pieces at the Tabernacle today. – TRISTAN HAZELL PRE- PENTIMENTO

Actor in Session. The Cherry Orchard at the Tabernacle.

SUNDAY, JULY 31, 2011 Actor in Session. The Cherry Orchard at the Tabernacle. Acting in Session run weekly acting classes at the Tabernacle W11, St Peter’s Hall W11 & the 20th Century Theatre W11. Under the direction of Christopher Obi; a passionate man about theatre if I am any judge. I’ve sat in on rehearsals […]

Ashley Noot at the Tabernacle

Ashley Noot at the Tabernacle. Ashley Noot is an american singer-songwriter. She is best known for her single “Oh no what” from her debut album “Throwing away your love songs.” Ashley Noot was sitting in the Tabernacle being interviewed on video to promote her debut album. I said hello… I said come back and do […]

Lithuania takes over the Tabernacle kitchen

Lithuania takes over the Tabernacle kitchen Called in to the Tabernacle this afternoon to find the aesthetics of the kitchen improved considerably by a trio of Lithuanians preparing Cepelinai: a traditional dish. I’m hanging around for the tasting. – TRISTAN HAZELL PRE- PENTIMENTO


Cheesecake @ The Tabernacle I’m researching cheesecake this month. TRISTAN HAZELL PRE- PENTIMENTO

Mangrove, Arcade Fire, Kings of Leon in Hyde Park

Mangrove, Arcade Fire, Kings of Leon in Hyde Park The ‘Mangrove’ Steel band is off to Hyde Park to play on the bill with Arcade Fire and Kings of Leon. – TRISTAN HAZELL PRE- PENTIMENTO

Mangrove, Arcade Fire, Kings of Leon in Hyde Park

Mangrove, Arcade Fire, Kings of Leon in Hyde Park The ‘Mangrove’ Steel band is off to Hyde Park to play on the bill with Arcade Fire and Kings of Leon. – TRISTAN HAZELL PRE- PENTIMENTO

Alex Zapak live at the Tabernacle

Alex Zapak live at the Tabernacle. Not waving but drowning Alex was stunning. Nicholas Roeg was in the audience and thought so too. a brilliant night.

Elvis spotted in Powis Square, Notting Hill

Elvis spotted in Powis Square, Notting Hill Elvis is alive and well. I spotted him in Powis Square yesterday going into the house that was used as the location in ‘Performance’ the cult 70′s movie starring Mick Jagger and Anita Ekberg. Sorry about the picture quality but I had to move fast. Suspiciously Elvis is […]

Countess Alex Zapak

Countess Alex Zapak Performance artist Countess alex Zapak is putting on a free show at the Tabernacle tonight.