Youth Event at Moonshot Centre

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 drug abuse.

There will be stalls providing information to young people on these topics plus health issues including sexual health. Information will also be available regarding volunteering and job opportunities for young people.

Workshops and talks will be provided by the Safer Neighborhood Teams, Stop and Search Team and Mental Health organisations.

However, this event is not just about educating young people on these serious issues. It also an opportunity for young people to be entertained by other young people and perhaps show off their skills and artistry.

So, to balance all “heavy” stuff, there there will be performances by A3 dance company, Midi Music and IRIE!’s Foundation Degree students. The Foundation Degree students will also deliver a workshop.

There will be break dancing, football sessions, DJ workshops, open mic and more.

The walls at Moonshot will exhibit art-work from local artists.

Lewisham’s Young Mayor will be supporting the event on the day.

FREE FOOD will be available! So do come along and take part in this special event and we’d really appreciate it if you’d help us to spread the word about the Youth Event.

For further information either call us on 020 8691 6099 or use the contact form below to send Surjit Power an email.


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:




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