28 March 2024

Friends @ Shoreditch Town Hall: April 2024

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We hope you all enjoyed the Easter bank holiday, spring is finally upon us! Read on for this months #FriendsofSTH round up, featuring our favourite regulars and an exciting new show.

Immersive Game-Theatre 

Rhianna Ilube and Coney: 1884
17 – 27 April

Created by theatre-maker Rhianna Ilube and BAFTA-winning game-makers Coney, 1884 is a thrilling immersive game-theatre show inspired by the legacy of the 1884 Berlin Conference, an often-overlooked historical turning point for the African continent and the world. Prepare to embark on a thought provoking journey through the corridors of history you might not know. How is history recorded and who is left outside of the room when it’s written? Find out more by clicking here.

A black male, aged 40s-50s, playing 1884 at Fairfield Halls, Croydon. He is wearing a colourful, patterned shirt and looking directly at the camera with a determined facial expression. He is holding up a protest sign with ‘F the rules’ and a sad face written on it.

Creative Workshops

Ballet Queer Workshops: The Queer History of Us
23 April – 28 May

Ballet Queer return this month with a new series of exciting weekly workshops. Sessions will be led by founder and choreographer Jonathan Watkins, alongside creative collaborator Araminta Wraith – a dancer and theatre maker, and current soloist with Scottish Ballet. Specifically for LGBTQ+ Hackney residents without formal dance training sessions will use informal ballet practice, movement and dialogue to explore queerness and build community. Participants are welcome to join just one or all six sessions. Find out more by clicking here.

Theatre RE: Monthly Training Class
28 April

Occurring monthly since September 2021 in partnership with Shoreditch Town Hall, Theatre Re‘s Sunday professional classes aim to support professional, semi-professional, recent graduates and performers-in-training in their regular practice with monthly day-long training sessions with a community of like-minded creatives – Led by Theatre Re Director Guillaume Pigé and other members of the company. Find out more and book on our website by clicking here.

Marawa’s Majorettes

Marawa’s Majorettes make everyone fall in love with hooping! They’ve become a leading fitness team and international performance troupe, teaching the world to hoop as they go. Every week we support the Majorettes in giving them space to rehearse at Shoreditch Town Hall. Find out more about them by clicking here.

Dance your heart out

Town Hall Tea Dance
15 April

A Shoreditch Town Hall classic! Once a month we invite you to join us for a cuppa, a slice of cake and to relive those Tea Dance memories in our magnificent Assembly Hall. New dancers, group parties and all ages are welcome, and a Beginners’ Dance Class led by former world champion, Raymond Root takes place before every dance. Presented by Shoreditch Town Hall, you can book on our website here.

Supporting the wider artistic community

Ballet Queer Residency
17 – 19 April

Before their new series of workshops begins Ballet Queer join us for another artistic residency, featuring a research and development process that will explore the Queer History of Ballet. The company will be working with dance artists to explore their own lived experiences within the art form and in relation to their Queer identities. You can find out more about the company and follow along with the journey by clicking here.

Artist Workspace

Our Made in Shoreditch: Artist Workspace initiative continues this month as we support artist development and the creation of new live performance. You can book a desk space for a day or week at a time, benefiting from a dedicated and safe communal working environment, interaction with other artists, and advice sessions with Town Hall staff. Find out more and book a desk by clicking here.

Want to hear more about opportunities for artists and creatives?

For first access to all of our artist-focused opportunities, such as discounted space hire, ticket offers, creative workshops and more you can sign up to our Artists’ Mailing List by clicking here.

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