Dance and the Frankenstein

By Alan Taylor
Founder, Herne Hill Music Festival


The two most ambitious projects in this years Herne Hill Music Festival came about through collaborations, in one case between composers, choreographers and players, and in the other between a composer and a story writer.

Celebrating 35 years of dancing in Herne Hill

If you or your family are big dance (or local history) fans, please join us in celebrating 35 years of Duo Dance in Herne Hill. 

When we took over the beautiful Half Moon Lane shop in 2015, it had already been there for a huge 33 years. That’s countless pairs of ballet shoes, leotards, ballroom tights, shoe bags, dance slippers and legwarmers. 

May Fete - Celebrating all things May

On Saturday May 6th between 1pm and 5pm, Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses invite you to come and celebrate the start of May.

There will be Maypole dancing, folk music, cob oven pizzas, home made cakes and biscuits, traditional games and crafts.

Maypole dancing will be on at 2pm and 3.30pm. All are welcome to join in.

There'll be acoustic music on throughout the afternoon scattered throughout the lovely gardens. 

Diamond Jive at the Market

Diamond Jive club were at the market on Sunday, strolling along. They hold regular sessions at the Prince Regent pub in Dulwich Road every Monday night. Go along and have a go, lessons available from a very friendly bunch.

Diamond Jive finalist in Best London Vintage awards



The Diamond Jive Club are a collection of local Rock N Roll enthusiasts who teach jive/rock n roll classes at the Prince Regent on a Monday night and put on monthly clubs on the second Friday of the month at the Railway in Tulse Hill. They have recently been nominated as one of four finalists for 'the Best London vintage event' in the Vintage Guide to London 'BEST OF 2013'! Now they need your vote to win. The link to the voting page is found here:


Free Garuda Matwork Open Class at the Lido this Friday Feb 24th

There's a unique opportunity to experience a free open Garuda Matwork class at the Lido, from 10-11am in Studio 2, this Friday 24th February with the highly respected Italian movement specialist, Laura Guarnera.

You will need to bring along a Matwork voucher for the free offer. These you can find in Lido reception. If none remain, perhaps you could also print off the one scanned in below. You might also want to check with reception re space availability.

Abdoulie wins Whippersnappers' Talent Show

Friday eve March 25th was the night of Whippersnappers' Talent Show Final at the Lido! 7 contestants and 3 guest acts later, ballots were cast and the winner was .... Abdoulie, for a dance routine! Lots of music, whoopin' 'n hollerin', dancing, food and fun had by all. More in store as Whippersnappers soon open another centre at Dulwich Lodge! Pictured are Whippersnappers Youth Dance and Yusuf with Caroline Burghard, Whippersnappers' coordinator (with the contest ballots!). More photos posted in the comments section of

Brockwell Lido Gym & Spa User Forum (Campaigns).

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