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Open Call: NINES Spring Takeover



The NINES is a playful bar, kitchen and venue in Copeland Park, the heart of Peckhams emerging creative quarter. As an integral part of this culturally rich scene, we are dedicated to curating an events programme of music, arts and parties that reflect the spirit of our local community.

In addition to our in-house programme, over the last two years we are proud to have hosted and collaborated with a plethora of high profile arts and music platforms including Balamii, Island Records, Parallel Lines, NTS, YAM records, The Performance Studio, ArtLicks and many more residencies and one-off performances.


We are looking ahead to our 2017 programme and keen to forge new relationships with prospective future collaborators. With this in mind we are inviting established makers, thinkers and doers to take over the 9s Saloon for a week in Spring.

With a flexible approach to programming, we are encouraging a combination of day time and evening outcomes along the lines of workshops, lectures, performances, installations, gigs & parties.

This would suit those looking for an established Peckham platform from which to share work and experiment with new things.



Copeland Park | 133 Rye Lane | LONDON | SE15 3SN |

CALL OUT FOR CHOREOGRAPHERS - Young Artists Feedback Forum



TheYoung Artists Feedback Forumis a space for young artists to show their work in-progress to an audience in a supportive environment and receive constructive feedback.

The event is curated by Siobhan Davies DancesYAAG (Young Artists Advisory Group), and the evening will be facilitated by artist Amy Bell, who will guide young artists and audiences through the process of sharing ideas and feedback usingLiz Lermans Critical Response Process.

If you would like to show your work in-progress alongside other young artists,download the application form hereand send it to

Siobhan Davies Dance produces interdisciplinary and collaborative works that explore choreography across various disciplines. Interdisciplinary and experimental works are very welcome in the Feedback Forum.

We are looking for works in progress made by 14-25 year olds, with a maximum length of 10 minutes.

Deadline to apply:Wednesday 25 January 2017
All applicants will be notified byMonday 6 February.
Event date: Sunday 5 March 2017

For more information, email

Drama Games Masterclass!



Drama Games Masterclass

Bigfoot Arts Education, the UKs largest provider of creative and educational workshops, is now taking bookings for its Drama Games and Exercise Masterclass.

This course is a chance for drama workshop leaders and class teachers to get together in a safe environment and try out new games and exercises and explore different ways to facilitate those classics that we all know and love!

We will look at traditional, stock games and how best to facilitate them or give them a new spin, create brand new games from scratch, explore the different ways that existing games can be used to enhance different areas of the curriculum and also explore advanced facilitation techniques to ensure that you get the most out of each and every game!

All participants will receive a typed up hand-out of all of the games played on the day our record is 50 games in a day!

This day is perfect for any facilitator looking for new game and exercise inspiration or

for anyone wishing to increase their repertoire of games.

I am now more confident with the games that I already knew, I learnt new games and also where and why to play them in a sessionPast Participant

Date: Tuesday 10 January

Venue: Clapham, South West London

Timings: 10.00am 5.00pm

Cost: 54

To request a booking form please contact Lauren on or CLICK HERE to download.

Affordable Dance and Music Courses in East London


New term due to start the week of 9th Jan 2017. Hurry book your space!

Our dance and performing arts classes offer you the chance to learn to dance, play an instrument or sing. Whether you are interested in Bollywood, ballet, salsa, hand drumming or music, we can offer you a course that will get you started. You can also improve or maintain your skills through our improvers and intermediate courses. We can offer you what you need to maintain your standard or to improve and build on it. Whetheryou want to become an enthusiastic amateur or aspire to perform professionally, we can help you.

Some of the courses are:
Piano and Keyboard Skills Beginners
Ballet Beginners, Improvers and Intermediate
Contemporary Dance Beginners, Improversand Intermediate
Belly Dancing Beginners, Improvers andIntermediate
Argentine Tango Beginners, Improvers andIntermediate
Bollywood Beginners, Improvers andWorkshop
Hand Drumming and Percussion Beginnersand Improvers

Intensive Dance Training

Do you want to engage into intensive dance training and even pursue further professional dance training and look to develop a dance related career? This might be the course for you. A one year dance programme which has been originally developed in partnership with Birkbeck, University of London. The programme is mainly centred on regular technique classes and creative workshops in Contemporary Dance and classical Ballet.
It aims to prepare individuals wishing to audition and progress onto Professional Dance Training courses and or just wanting to engage into more intensive training. This course offers particularly good structured training for people in full time work (Audition on Monday 9th January 2017 6-9pm).

To find out about our courses visit:

You can enrol in person at your local Idea Storeor learning centre or our Enrolment Hotline on 020 7364 5665 between the hours of 10am - 4pm, Monday to Friday.

Miranda Tufnell and the Knowing Body Network | Crossing Borders



Tuesday, 6thDec | 7 8.30pm

Frontiers of Dance and Health

The Knowing Body Networkis a gathering of dance artists working in the field of arts and health. In this evening they will share and discuss ways in which a creative and embodied dance practice can work alongside and in support of a beleaguered and overstretched healthcare system. The arts cannot solve our problems, but they invite us to question, explore and discover other aspects of who we are aspects that are not just to do with our immediate difficulties or illness, and in this they strengthen our capacity to meet and adapt to change.

is a dance artist, writer and teacher in movement and imagination. She is also an Alexander teacher and Craniosacral therapist. Her work is concerned with improvisation, embodiment, and our sensuous and imaginative connection to the world around us.

is a collective of experienced independent dance artists working in community, education and health who have come together to create a platform to develop, share and articulate creative and holistic approaches to working with the living sensing body.

Tickets: 6.50 (5.00 concession) | 3-talk cards: 16.60 (12.50 concession)
To book, please call 020 7091 9650 or email
For more information:

Also coming up in the Crossing Borders series:
13 Dec-Unwrapping d a n s e|

Before the talk, join Miranda Tufnell from 6pm for a drinks reception as she celebrates the publication of her new book: When I open my eyes: Dance, Health, Imagination. to RSVP.

Independent Dance
T: 020 7091 9650

Christmas Crafting Carousel - aka Speed Crafting!


Join us for a fun evening of DIY festive crafting!

Try out a new craft, make some stylish gifts and decorations, come along with friends or make new friends!

Rotate around 3 different tables of activities, each with it's own tutor and pre prepared kit of materials, so you can focus on the learning, socialising and creating! Each activity will last approx 50 mins and then you move on to the next craft! There will also be some mulled wine, fruit juice & festive snacks available.


* Pom Pom Making (add to accessories or use as decorations after the class)
* Needle felted robin decorations
* Finger knitting & MACRO french knitting (rustle up a knitted scarf, necklace or garland)

The shop will also be open for late night shopping!

Wednesday 8th & 22nd December, 6.30 - 9.30pm (please arrive promptly)

WHERE: Fabrications, 7 Broadway Market, Hackney, London E8 4PH.

PRICE:20 or 30 (if you attend both evenings of the 'Christmas Crafting Carousel', next one Thursday 22nd December with 3 different craft activities)

TO BOOK e mail or call Barley on 020 7275 8043 or BOOK ONLINE via our website CALENDAR


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