Day 1 – Saturday, 10 March
Free Ballet and Street Dance Classes for Kids!
SRDance would like to invite you all to join in our fun, friendly & best of all FREE Ballet & Street Dance Classes for Kids at The Barnes Wallis Community Centre!
- 9:45-10:15am Twinkle Tots Ballet (2-4years)
- 10:15-10:45am Primary Ballet (5-7years)
- 10:45-11:30am Standard 2 Ballet (8years+)
- 11:30am-12:30pm STREET DANCE (4years+)
FREE – book your free trial class today by emailing Miss Steph
Bags of Love
As part of a wider project, involving local children and charities to explore, create and connect within the community, the ‘Bags of Love’ workshops at Telegraph Hill Centre will facilitate the encounter of Syrian refugee children with local children. During the workshops, the children will explore common ground and will be guided into the process of creative making by decorating picture frames where to treasure an image of a loved memory or person. After meeting the refugee children and their families at the centre of the Lewisham Scheme for Syrian Refugee Families, to ask how the community could help, their feedback was that the best ‘gift’ was time spent together, to make friends and share.
Please arrive on time. If children wish to attend more than one session, they’re welcome!
(entrance from St Catherine’s Drive)
Radical New Cross: History Walk
Goldsmiths historian, Dr John Price, invites you on a walking tour exploring the radical history of New Cross featuring some of the area’s most impressive buildings and radical figures. Discover how local events shaped national debates and resonated globally, featuring radical preacher Rev. Arthur Tooth (1870s), secret WWI conscientious objector trials (1910s), the Battle of Lewisham (1970s) and the New Cross Fire (1980s).
Walking with Booth: Deptford 1899
Goldsmiths historian, Dr John Price, invites you on a walking tour exploring Victorian Deptford through the eyes of social investigator Charles Booth and his famous poverty map. In the late nineteenth century, Charles Booth undertook a systematic investigation of the social, cultural and economic conditions that shaped Londoners’ everyday lives. A striking feature of Booth’s work were the Maps Descriptive of London Poverty, where one of seven colours were attributed to individual streets depending upon the level of poverty of the inhabitants; yellow for the wealthy, down to black for the vicious and semi-criminal. Drawing directly from Booth’s original notebooks, Dr Price will take you on a partial re-creation of one of the walks around Deptford in 1899. Walking the route today not only provides a valuable opportunity to reengage with the historical context, it also highlights the developing and ever-evolving nature of the modern city.
West Side Story – Community musical
2018’s community show is an absolute classic – one of the most loved musicals of all time, as is borne out by the record-breaking numbers that are taking part this year.
The process of making this show is extraordinary, and the perfect way to get to know your community. You will never walk down your street again without having someone to say hello to!
This is especially relevant now that we have formalised the rule that if you are an adult with a child or young person involved in the show, then you agree to contribute to the adventure in some way by helping backstage, building the set, stitching the costumes, etc.
The community show experience stays with you, and we know many late teens who can still remember the song that they performed in their reception group.
The heartbreaking fact is that the themes of West Side Story (gang culture and knife crime) are as relevant today as they were when the piece was first performed in the 1950s. In a capital city where this New Year’s Eve four young men were fatally stabbed, bringing the 2017 knife-related death total to 80 in London alone, the piece still has a bitter and resounding importance.
WEST SIDE STORY
4:30-6pm £6 (£2)
(For parents with children under 5)
7:00-8:30pm £8 (£4)
(Children over 5 welcome)
This will be a concert of political songs from the repertoires of the four attending choirs. It’s organised and presented by Strawberry Thieves Socialist Choir, Telegraph Hill’s political choir, founded in 1996 and named after one of William Morris’s famous wallpaper designs. The choir is celebrating ten years of participating in the annual Rencontres des Chorales Revolutionaires de la France (et de l’Europe), a week-long gathering of choirs in central France to share and learn from each other’s experience of singing and campaigning.
We are being joined for this evening by members of Rue de la Victoire from Brussels, La Chorale des Sans-Nom from Nancy and Les ZAD Vengeurs from Amiens. There will be a premiere of “Ça Chauffe”, the French version of our new song about climate change, “Look Out!”
French speakers will be particularly welcome in the audience. A souvenir booklet with the song lyrics, translations and historical notes in French and English will be available.
8:00-9:30pm £5 (£3)
(Doors open at 7.30pm)