The East London Wheelchair Dance Club meets fortnightly on Fridays from 5.15-6.15pm at Durning Hall in Forest Gate in term-time only (see below for full venue details). The Club is FREE and there is no need to pre-book. The 2020 Spring term dates are: 17 & 31 January; 14 & 28 February; 13 & 27 March. The 2020 Summer term dates are: 24 April; 8 & 22 May; 5 & 19 June; 3 & 17 July.
We are learning ‘wolk’, an adapted form of traditional English dance that has received the ‘Inspired by 2012’ mark, led by local wheelchair dance company Folk in Motion. (Folk in Motion is an Associate Company of Together! 2012 CIC.) No experience is necessary and there is no upper body movement or physical contact involved, making it suitable for all wheelchair users.
All wheelchair users are welcome, whether you use a manual or powered chair or need to be pushed (please bring your own pusher or contact us beforehand so we can recruit one), and whatever your age. Carers/PAs/companions are welcome.
For more information contact Ju Gosling on 07973 252751 / email@example.com
Durning Hall, Earlham Grove, London E7 9AB. 020 8536 3800. Nearest railway station: Forest Gate (not accessible). Nearest tube and DLR stations: Stratford (fully accessible). Bus routes include 58, 330, 86, 25. Limited street parking; Blue Badge holders can prebook carpark spaces. For more information contact Ju Gosling on 07973 252751 / firstname.lastname@example.org Click here for further directions.
The East London Wheelchair Dance Club has been supported by Motivate East, the London Borough of Newham and the Mayor of London’s FreesSport programme. In September 2019 Folk in Motion received Arts Council England funding for a 17-month project including the East London Wheelchair Dance Club.