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.

Free Event: Meet The Writer’s Organisations, Brighton

Meet The Writers Organisations : A free event for writers looking to broaden their knowledge of available arts opportunities

There are so many opportunities and creative development activities out there. Do you knowabout them all?Come to this informal event and meet the writers organisations local to you. Hear New Writing South, Apples and Snakes, Myriad Editions, Survivors Poetry, Waterloo Press and Creative Future talk about what opportunities are on offer.There will be a chance to ask questions and talk individually to organisations staff.Come along and find out what they can do for you.

Date: Tuesday 31st January 2017
Time: 1:30-3:30pm
Venue:The Auditorium, Brighthelm, North Road, Brighton BN1 1YD

Book your free place here

Bookbinding Workshop



11am 4pm

@ The Create Place

29 Old Ford Road, Bethnal Green, London, E2 9PJ

Join us for this exciting workshop and learn how to make three different book structures: a concertina book, a 4-hole stab binding and a single section case binding. You will learn about basic bookbinding techniques, including folding, making endpapers, sewing, covering and casing in.

We will go through all the different tools and materials we will be using as well as the importance of grain direction. At the end of the class you will leave with three beautiful books (Perfect as handmade Christmas gifts!) and a handout with instructions to enable you to work on your own projects at home! This workshop is suitable for complete beginners or for those who need a refresher.

Tutor: Lina Avramidou

Fee: 65 (includes materials and refreshments)

Book your place !





Liberty Tales on Tour- Kensington


Saturday 2pm 10/12/2016 West London
Celebrating, and taking liberties with Magna Carta, as we take our latest anthology, on Tour.

Stories from Carolyn Eden, Jim Cogan, Cassandra Passarelli, Cherry Potts.

Poems from Jeremy Dixon.

Walking out, being let out, finding a way out, breaking out, coming out.

FREE... obviously.

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