ReGenerations 4 - Call for Papers

Re:Generations is a UK-based academic and artistic conference dedicated to shared practice, research and international perspectives in the field of Dance of the African Diaspora. Events include key note speeches, workshops, showcase performances, debates, panels, academic paper presentations and digital presentations from the UK, Canada, USA, Europe and Africa.

The conference partners invite proposals for papers, lecture demonstrations and workshops that address the theme of Diasporic Dance: Legacies of Imagination. By offering opportunities to reflect on the heritage, legacies, histories, geographies, places and spaces of dance of the African Diaspora, the conference aims both to celebrate the achievements of elders and foster the talent of a new generation of dance practitioners and of new dance scholars.

  • Proposals on the following sub-themes are welcome:
  • Youth dance work, training, and inter-generational dialogues.
  • Heritage and Digital Art.
  • Women and the dance profession, i.e. diasporic or street dance forms.
  • Health and Well-being.
  • New approaches to creating histories of Breaking, Street, Old School and other popular and social forms; the development of African Peoples Dance; histories of interactions between African, Caribbean, and Western Contemporary Dance.
  • International dialogues – with the African Continent, with the Caribbean, with other European countries, with USA and Canada.

For more information please read the detailed call for papers.

The deadline for submissions is Friday 1st of July 2016. Submissions will be accepted by email only. Please direct emails to, including ‘Re:Generations 4’ in the subject line. You can also email ADAD using the form below.

Jump the Line and Go Back in Time

IRIE! dance theatre and Equaliteam will be hosting a special, multi-cultural tea dance called “Jump the Line… and Go Back in Time” on Friday 04 March from 3:00-6:00pm at Moonshot Centre.

Music will be provided by DJs Sarah Do-Lang and Memphis Soul Stu who will be playing a mix of Soul, Ska Calypso, Motown, Reggae and Rock & Roll. And refreshments including delicious cakes and fresh scones will be provided. It’s a chance to indulge yourself with some tasty treats and burn the calories at the same time!

Tickets are priced at just £1.00 and can be obtained by contacting Surjit Power on 020 8691 6099 or by completing the contact form below.

Facelift for Moonshot Centre

Moonshot Centre will soon receive a welcome facelift thanks to local company, P J Harte (Decorating Contractors) Ltd, and Community Payback.

P J Harte (Decorating Contractors) Ltd, established in 1974, “was built on a philosophy of providing quality without compromise”. Decorating remains at the core of its services but, naturally, over the years, the range of services that the company delivers has expanded.

The company’s redecoration and refurbishment projects include Leadenhall market, Dulwich Picture Gallery and Tower Bridge, as well as various properties in Eaton Square, Onslow Square and Kensington Palace Gardens. However, for this special project they will not be carrying out the work themselves. P.J. Harte has generously agreed to donate the paint for this project. The painting and decorating of Monnshot Centre’s teaching rooms, studios, hallways and toilets will be carried out by Community Payback.

Community Payback is an organisation that works with ex-offenders who are learning new skills and paying back for crimes they’ve committed such as (burglary, robberies and other crimes) in the community. The ex-offenders will do all the painting and decorating for free.

Community Engagement Officer Surjit Power said

“We’re very appreciative of the support of P J Harte and Community PayBack in helping IRIE! to make Moonshot Centre a more inviting space for local people.”

Beverley Glean, IRIE!’s Artistic Director added,

“Moonshot Centre has been in need of redecorating for quite some time now. This will definitely give the building a new lease of life.”

The painting and decorating will take place over the next few weeks.

Urban Breakout Flyer

Urban Breakout, “champions of urban talent, expression, culture and style” will be delivering a series of new Breakdancing and “Break-fit” classes for young people aged 14+ starting Thursday 11 February at Moonshot Centre. The classes are suitable for beginners and experienced dancers.

If you want to learn how to dance; learn impressive moves and tricks; improve your strength, co-ordination and fitness; be in an urban dance show or video; or just have fun and move to great music; no matter who you are, Urban Breakout is for you.



Thursdays 6:30-7:30pm
This class is for those ready to have fun and take part in the dance.

Learn the moves, steps and style to become a breaker. Take part in routines, receive essential tips and have a chance to show your skills in a circle.


Thursdays 7:30-8:30pm
This class is for those who want to get in shape, and develop fitness and ability Urban Breakout style.

Take part in body conditioning drills or practice moves alongside motivating hip-hop, funk and break-beats to develop the strength, flexibility, skill and stamina to achieve your greatest physical ability and fitness.


Classes are just £7 per session.

Special Offers

Purchase five (5) classes for the price of four (4).

Membership discounts and other concessionary rates are also available.

For further information please email Urban Breakout using the contact form below.

Invitation IRIE! AGM

IRIE!’s AGM is scheduled to take place from 07:00-07:30pm Wednesday 27 January 2016 at Moonshot Centre. If you’re interested in attending this event please contact us on 020 8691 6099 or email us using the Contact Form below by Friday 22 January 2016.

Program for IRIE!’s Youth Event at Moonshot Centre

11 December 2015 Community and Outreach

IRIE! in partnership with New Cross Assemblies, EqualiTeam Lewisham and The Young Mayor’s Office will be hosting a special Youth Event at the Moonshot Centre on Saturday 12 December  2015 from 12:00 noon – 4:00pm. The image above shows the program for this event. As you can see, it’s a packed event that will not […]

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Special Youth Event at Moonshot Centre

24 November 2015 African Dance

IRIE! in partnership with New Cross Assemblies, EqualiTeam Lewisham and The Young Mayor’s Office will be hosting a special Youth Event at the Moonshot Centre on Saturday 12 December 2015 from 12:00 noon – 4:00pm. The aim of this event is to help young people to better deal with issues such as anti-social behavior and […]

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Job Vacancy – Community Cohesion and Engagement Officer

23 June 2015 General News

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 […]

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