We Are Hiring

IRIE! is seeking skilled and experienced individuals to support the expansion of its work within the local Lewisham community. We are currently seeking a Business Director, a Community Cohesion & Engagement Officer and a Facilities Manager to join our team. So, if you’re looking for a new challenge, read on.

Business Director

Fees: £160 per day @ 3 days per week
The postholder will ensure the smooth running of IRIE!’s operations providing stable structures and systems while also adapting, with flexibility and creativity, to changing contexts. Fundraising will be integral to the role, as is representing the company with key stakeholders in relation to its operations, business management and mission.

The postholder will be expected to work closely with IRIE!’s Artistic Director to deliver the work.

Download Business Director Job Description & Person Specification

Facilities Manager

Fee: £120 per day @ 3 days per week
The postholder will take a leadership role in the management of the staff and facilities in the Moonshot Centre, as well as marketing and income generation through space hire. The successful applicant will be instrumental in forming effective relationships among the various service providers in the building to maximise public benefit through their combined outputs. Some evening and weekend working is required.

Download Facilities Manager Job Description & Person Specification

Community Cohesion and Engagement Officer (CCEO)

Fee: £100 per day @ 3 days per week
The postholder will be working with a variety of local stakeholder groups, more specifically the local assemblies to identify priorities and broker solutions to individual and community issues. The successful applicant will need to be highly organised, a good communicator, have excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to ensure deadlines are met. Some evening and weekend working is required.

Download CCEO Job Description & Person Specification

How to Apply

To apply for any of the posts please submit a full CV and supporting statement outlining how you meet requirements of the Person Specification on no more than 2 sides of A4 to info@iriedancetheatre.org.

If you’re applying for the Business Director post please include an additional sheet to the above outlining your successful funding applications over the last 5 years. In this summary include the following:

  • Funding Body,
  • Year funding was achieved, and
  • Amount of funding.

Deadline for submitting your CV/Supporting statement is 12 noon Thursday 26th May 2016.

Interviews with short-listed candidates are scheduled to be held as follows:

Thursday 2nd June 2016

Business Director

Friday 3rd June 2016

Community Cohesion & Engagement Officer

Monday 6th June 2016

Facilities Manager

If you have any questions regarding these vacancies please either contact IRIE! on  020 8691 6099. Alternatively, you can use the Contact Form below to send us an email.

Exchanges - Flyer

The Year 1 students of the Foundation Degree Dance program will be presenting their site-specific performance called Exchanges on Thursday 26 May in Douglas Way Square.

Live drumming and percussion sounds will accompany the dancers as they emerge from the crowd to greet each other, exchange ideas and perform a unique fusion of African, Caribbean, Contemporary and Urban dance. There will be two performances – a matinee at 2:00pm and an evening performance at 6:30pm. Admission is FREE but individuals are welcome to give donations.

The Foundation Degree is a partnership between IRIE! dance theatre, City & Islington College and London Metropolitan University.

Previous venues for the site-specific performances of the Foundation Degree Dance students have included the historic St Paul’s Church in Deptford, the iconic Venue and the dramatic, award-winning Deptford Lounge.

For further information about this performance and or the Foundation Degree itself either call IRIE! on 020 8691 6099 or use the Contact Form below to send us an email.







Re:Generations 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:

  1. Youth dance work, training, and inter-generational dialogues.
  2. Heritage and Digital Art.
  3. Women and the dance profession, i.e. diasporic or street dance forms.
  4. Health and Well-being.
  5. 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.
  6. International dialogues – with the African Continent, with the Caribbean, with other European countries, with USA and Canada.

Please click the button below to download a more detailed Call for Papers.

Read More – Re:Generations 4 – Call for Papers

The deadline for submissions is Friday 1st of July 2016. Submissions will be accepted by email only. Please direct emails to info@adad.org.uk, 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.

New Breakdancing and Break-Fit Classes at Moonshot Centre

18 January 2016 Community and Outreach

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; […]

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Annual General Meeting in January 2016

12 January 2016 General News

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.

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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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