29 April 2022

Friends @ Shoreditch Town Hall: May 2022

We’re continuing our trend of starting each month by highlighting #FriendsAtSTH – your round up of who is popping by our building during the month. Look at all the lovely people who will be gracing our building in May.

Hoxton and Shoreditch Community Orchestra by Grand Union Orchestra
3, 17 & 31 May, Performance on 29 May

Grand Union Orchestra are putting together a Hoxton and Shoreditch Community Orchestra – you are invited to bring your instrument and come along to one of their open workshops starting this month. This is open to people with some musical experience aged 16 and over who live, work or study in Shoreditch or Hoxton.

Join us on 29th May for the Community Orchestra performance, a celebration of the music thriving in our neighbourhood.

How we’re supporting: Shoreditch Town Hall is partnering with Grand Union Orchestra to present this Community Orchestra. You can book tickets 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 the Majorettes rehearse at Shoreditch Town Hall.

How we’re supporting: Marawa’s Majorettes are working with Shoreditch Town Hall on a discounted hire basis as they are a Hackney company.

Oliver Sim: Fruit Tour
10 May

Oliver Sim —best known for his work as songwriter, bassist and vocalist for The xx — heads to Shoreditch Town Hall for his debut solo tour FRUIT.

How we’re supporting: AEG Presents this tour, and are working with Shoreditch Town Hall on a hire basis. Final tickets are available here.

Oliver sim looking at the camera smiling, with his hand half over his face, his fingers covers in a red substance
NewGens by HighRise Theatre

NewGens is the youth associate company of HighRise Theatre. NewGens is a creative space for young multidisciplinary artists aged 16 – 27 to create, perform and get pathways into jobs and further education in the arts with multiple work placements, apprentice opportunities and support with audition technique. Every week HighRise Theatre and NewGens meet at Shoreditch Town Hall.

This month the NewGens will also be rehearsing for The Concrete Jungle Book, an explosive and energetic hip hop musical, which will being showing at The Pleasance on 26 May – 11 June.

How we’re supporting: Space is given to HighRise Theatre for NewGens meetings and rehearsals free of charge by Shoreditch Town Hall. You can buy tickets for The Concrete Jungle Book at The Pleasance here.

Hackney Proms: London Afrobeat Collective
22 May

Hackney Proms is back at last! Bringing you the fabulous London Afrobeat Collective, celebrate the glory of live music with them again this May. Hackney Proms is a registered charity all about bringing fantastic experiences to diverse audiences. All ages welcome, come and listen, dance, socialise and revel in the vibrant sounds of the London Afrobeat Collective.

How we’re supporting: Shoreditch Town Hall is partnering with Hackney proms to present London Afrobeat Collective. You can book tickets here.

London Metropolitan University: BA End of Year Performance
23 – 29 May

London Metropolitan University are returning to us to hire the Ditch for their third year Theatre and Performance BA students’ final show. The group have already visited the Ditch twice with introductory sessions led by our Head of Cultural Programme and Head of Production to assist the development of the show.

How we’re supporting: London Metropolitan University are working with Shoreditch Town Hall on a hire basis.

Monthly Training Classes with Theatre Re
29 May

Occurring monthly since September 2021, 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.

How we’re supporting: Shoreditch Town Hall supports the delivery of Theatre Re’s Monthly Training Classes. Find out more and book here.

LIFT Presents Uplifted: Workshop
30 May

LIFT has partnered with Shoreditch Town Hall to bring together a group of young Londoners to take a deep dive into the live event producing process, called the Uplifters. This group will be working over several Workshops to to animate our unique basement space, The Ditch.

Shoreditch Town Hall is partnering with LIFT to present UpLIFTed.

A group of young people, some sat on a sofa, other standing, looking and smiling at the camera
Town Hall Tea Dance
30 May

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, book here.

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