The Spirit of Sankofa

In June, I was privileged to attend Heritage Dot conference at the University of Lincoln. The premise of the conference was to explore digital horizons in relation to cultural heritage, and I was invited to speak about Archiving the Past, Reflecting the Future, an initiative by Serendipity supported by the Heritage Fund to document and share the cultural contribution of the African and African Caribbean community to the East Midlands.

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Out of Many, One

(The Jamaican motto Out of Many, One People is the inspiration for this month’s blog title. The Jamaica moto encompasses the diverse heritage of the Caribbean and nods to the Latin…

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Dance: A Universal Language

For many years, in different roles and organisations, I have programmed events for International Dance Day.  I am drawn to the possibilities that can come from bringing people together.  Dance…

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Equity

Last week, I was delighted to be invited to speak at Arts Connect International’s Arts Equity Summit in Boston, Massachusetts, an initiative bringing together artists and influencers examining equity both…

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Entrepreneurship

Taking inspiration from the Diversity in Entrepreneurship conference at Falmouth University this month, I have this month spent time considering the term entrepreneurship, and the mindset of “seeking out potential…

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Into the Unknown

January 2019 The start of a new year is always an opportunity to look forward with anticipation at the year ahead. For the UK, if not for most of Europe,…

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Tanzmesse 2018

We headed to Düsseldorf to attend Tanzmesse, an annual dance festival in Germany, bringing together dancers, choreographers, artistic directors, programmers and producers from around the world.  It was a great…

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LDIF18 Round-Up

It’s been over a week since the final event of Let’s Dance International Frontiers 2018 and I think we can safely say it was one of the most successful so…

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LDIF18 Launch: Meet Nora Chipaurmire

  LDIF18 Launch: Meet Nora Chipaumire With LDIF18 just over a week away, we cannot wait to celebrate International Dance Day at the 2Funky Music Café on the 29 April.…

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An interview with Germaine Acogny

Last week we set off again on our travels, this time to Brussels where Germaine Acogny was performing ahead of her performance at Let’s Dance International Frontiers 2018 (LDIF) next…

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Narrating the Somatic Conference

On Saturday, we were very kindly invited by Adesola Akinleye and Helen Kindred to attend the Narrating the Somatic: Gathering Voices, sharing dance practices symposium at Middlesex University. The symposium…

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What is LDIF all about?

Hello Everyone! Happy New Year and all that jazz! Hope everyone is having a great year so far, especially with the upcoming and long-awaited Let’s Dance International Frontiers 2018! Today…

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Cheer for Good

In the countdown to Christmas, Serendipity are thrilled to have been nominated to be a part of Starbucks’ Cheer for Good! Which provides us with an opportunity to raise up…

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Have you heard of Cameron McKinney?

If you haven’t heard of Cameron McKinney by now, you should have. One of the perks of working with emerging artists is the opportunity to see them grow both personally…

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Developing Your Choreographic Voice 2

Developing Your Choreographic Voice 2 finished earlier this week, bringing to a close four days of intensive exercises and techniques. Providing artists with the tools to find their own voice…

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LDIF17 Round Up

Hello Readers,   WOW! I cannot believe that it has already been two weeks since the launch of Let’s Dance International Frontiers 2017. The programme this year was jam packed…

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LDIF17 Launch: A Night to Remember…

Dear friends, I would like to invite you to the launch of Let’s Dance International Frontiers on Saturday 29 April, International Dance Day, at the Mercure Leicester, The Grand Hotel…

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LDIF16 Round Up

Let’s Dance International Frontiers 2016 has been a great success, 10 days filled with thought provoking dialogues, networking and innovative dance.  This years festival was curated around Black women in…

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Throw back to the One Dance UK launch!

Last Monday (December 7th) just past Oxford Circus, more than 400 dance artists, academics, associates and supporters attended the launch of One Dance UK. For all of those not in…

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