IRIE! is seeking to appoint a freelance Community Cohesion and Engagement Officer 3 days per week for £130 per day. This role is to support the expansion of IRIE!’s work with the local community in the London Borough of Lewisham.

The post holder will be working with a variety of local stakeholder groups, and engaging with the Local Assemblies, to identify priorities and broker solutions to individual and community issues.

In the first instance the successful applicant will possess the following attributes:

  • Excellent analytical skills;
  • Highly organised and able to meet deadlines;
  • Excellent communication and reporting skills; and
  • Evidenced fundraising and bid-writing skills.

Please contact us on 020 8691 6099 or complete the form below to send us an email for a Job Description and details of the application process.

The deadline for applications is midnight on Tuesday 30th June 2015. Interviews for short-listed candidates will be held on Tuesday 7th July 2015.


The second year Foundation Degree Students aka Spiritus Masqueraders, will present their Graduation Show, Krienica, at the City & Islington College on the 9th and 10th June 2015.

There will be just one show at 7:30pm on Tuesday 9th June. However, on Wednesday 10 June there will be two (2) shows – a matinée at 2:00pm and an evening performance at 7:30pm.

The performance will consist of an eclectic mix of African, Caribbean, Contemporary and Urban dance styles that will explore what we hide and reveal as artists and individuals.

Tickets are just £5 or £3 for concessions when booked in advance or £7 and £5 for concessions on the door.

Tickets can be reserved by calling 020 8691 6099 or 020 7700 8610.

You can also get further information by sending us an email using the contact form below.

Stories Unite

The Foundation Degree in Dance First Year Students will present “Stories Unite” a site-specific performance at the Deptford Lounge, 9 Giffin Street, London SE8 4RJ on Thursday 21 May.

Accompanied by live music and stories, using African, Caribbean, and Contemporary dance, the performers will weave their way through the building, from the library to the roof.

There will be two performances – one at 7:00pm and another at 8:00pm. Admission is FREE but please call IRIE! on 020 8691 6099 if you’d like to attend.

Other locations that have been used for site-specific performances by the Foundation Degree in Dance students include The Venue, Fordham Park, City & Islington College & St Paul’s Church in Deptford.






Cultiv8 takes place on Thursday 26 March and is a day of presentations and discussions exploring the significance of black dance and identity in academic professional and community contexts.

The event takes place at MDI, 24 Hope Street, Liverpool.

For further details please see flyer below:




Unique at Blackheath Halls - 07 December 2014

IRIE! dance theatre and The Midi Music Company are excited to present another UNIQUE  event on Sunday 07 December 2014 starting at 08:00pm with a VIP receptions from 07:00-07:30pm. UNIQUE is designed to be a showcase of of dance, spoken word and music performed by young people

UNIQUE will once again be hosted by Normski and acts on the night will be:

  • Angelina Luzi;
  • Conrad Kira;
  • Somerset Close aka Juliyaa;
  • Harry Dickson;
  • connectingvibes* Dance Company; and
  • IRIE! dance theatre

Tickets are priced £8 (£5 concessions) and available from The Blackheath Halls via ticket link. Click the link below to book online:

Book Online for UNIQUE

Vacancy – Children & Young People’s Administrator

22 August 2014 Recruitment

IRIE! is seeking a freelance Children & Young People’s (CYP) Administrator to support, plan and organise the delivery of Saturday mornings dance & drumming activities for children and young people aged 5-16. The rate of pay for this role is £9.50 per hour. The successful candidate will need to be highly organised, a good communicator, […]

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Re:Generations International Dance Conference Receives Arts Council Funding

30 July 2014 ADAD

IRIE! dance theatre is pleased to announce that the Arts Council has awarded a grant of £40,000 towards Re:Generations international conference which takes place from 6-8 November 2014 at the Pavilion Dance South West (PDSW). The partners for this event, IRIE! dance theatre, Association of Dance of the African Diaspora (ADAD), Pavilion Dance South West and […]

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Stand Up ‘n’ Speak Loud is Back

11 June 2014 Community and Outreach

IRIE! dance theatre will be hosting a second Stand Up ‘n’ Speak Loud showcase on Friday 04 July 2014 from 7:00-09:30pm at Moonshot Centre. Stand Up ‘n’ Speak Loud is an inspirational platform to help young people boost their confidence and socialising skills. Individuals are invited to express themselves creatively using the spoken word, dance, […]

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