Join IRIE!'s Community Forum

IRIE! is keen to hear about the services and activities you’d like to see us deliver locally. We’d also like to meet local people who can join our Community Forum. The aim of the Community Forum is to provide local people with an an opportunity to support activities at Moonshot Centre.

In addition to dance classes and other health and well-being activities, Moonshot Centre also has hot desking facilities for local groups or individuals as well as short or long-term room hire for meetings, training, study/revision.

Hence, local people can get involved by:

  • Providing feedback to IRIE!’s Board;
  • Getting involved in project design;
  • Attending Local Assembly meetings; and
  • Volunteering at local events

So, if you’d like to join our Community Forum then give us a call on 020 8691 6099 or email us at with the subject line “Community Forum”.

Re:Generations 2016


Together with our partners, IRIE! dance theatre is excited to present Re:Generations 2016 – Diasporic Dance: Legacies of Imagination.

This year’s international gathering, will bring together academics and artists under one roof to debate and reflect on dance of the African Diaspora’s heritage, legacies, histories, geographies, places and spaces.

The conference aims to celebrate the achievements of elders and to foster the talent of a new generation of dance practitioners and of dance scholars. Re:Generations 2016 will include workshops, performances, debates, panel and round table discussions, academic papers and digital presentations as well as networking, dialogue, artistic diversity.


3-5 November 2016


mac Birmingham, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham, B12 9QH


Full £110 | Early bird £70 (until 5 Oct.) | Daily £40 | Students £55 | Workshops £10 | Performances £12

Hope you can join us and contribute to a positive future for the development and sustainability of new dance talent in the UK and beyond.

For further information:

Phone: 020 7713 0730









Job Vacancy

The Albany is looking for a part-time Deputy Operations Manager at Canada Water Culture Space.

Full details can be found on the Albany website:

Deadline for applications is 9:00am, Tuesday 2nd August.






Family Wellbeing & Fun Day 2016

IRIE! and EqualiTeam Lewisham will be hosting a FREE Family Wellbeing & Fun Day – an event for all generations – on Saturday 16 July 2016 from 12:00 noon until 7:00pm.

This event will be held at Moonshot Centre, Fordham Park, Angus Street, New Cross, London SE14 6LU with many of the activities taking place in Fordham Park itself. Some of the many activities that will be taking place include Five-A-Side Football, Street Dance Classes, Drumming Workshops, Hula Hoop, Face Painting, Tug-of-War, Dominoes and Open Mic.  There will be lots of food and information stalls plus a massage and therapies tent. You’ll also be able to find out more information on how to access different health and leisure activities in the borough.

Music will be provided by DJ Ras Ezekiel, from Galaxy Radio, and other DJs on rotation. Plus there will be competitions and a raffle. Some of the prizes will be provided by Sainsbury’s who have been generous in donating gift vouchers to this event.

Sainsbury's - Live Well for Less


If you’d like to hire a stall at this event please complete the form below.

Stalls will be allocated on a first come, first served basis and the basic fee is £25. Table and chair hire is £5 per item. A refundable deposit of £10 will be required for tables and chairs which will be refunded once the table(s) and chair(s) are returned.

Please note that the submission of this form is NOT confirmation of your booking. If your application is successful you’ll need to pay for your stall plus any extras  in advance.

If you just need a basic stall with no extras you can make a secure payment via PayPal for the stall by clicking the button below.

Click Here to Pay Stall Fee

If you have any questions about this event please call IRIE! on 020 8691 6099. Alternatively, please send an email to

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 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.

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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 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

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[/td] [td]Business Director[/td][/tr]


Friday 3rd June 2016[/td] [td]Community Cohesion & Engagement Officer[/td][/tr]


Monday 6th June 2016[/td] [td]Facilities Manager[/td][/tr]

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.

Foundation Degree Dance Site Specific Performance

9 May 2016 African Dance

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, […]

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International Dance Conference Re:Generations 2016 – Call for Papers

21 March 2016 ADAD

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 […]

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Tea Dance at Moonshot Centre

16 February 2016 General News

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 […]

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