We produce and promote an exciting programme of dance performance and participation events throughout the borough.

Delivered in partnership with a range of dance providers, we aim to increase opportunities for everyone to get dancing, and to inspire anyone wishing to further their experience of dance!

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RichDance 2020

In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, RichDance 2020 won’t go ahead on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 March 2020 as planned.

Richmond Council, in responding to the Government’s guidance regarding social gatherings and encouraging social distancing, have agreed that all events organised by either council or on Council property should be cancelled or postponed.

Keep in touch for updates on future plans via our social media.


Memories Flow Through Me Like A Boat Flows Down The River

Inspired by unique stories of the Belgium refugees who, having been displaced from their country by invading German forces at the beginning of the First World War, eventually settled across East Twickenham and St Margarets and established a community life so vibrant that the neighbourhood was known locally as le Village Belge sur la Tamise - the Belgian Village on the Thames.

Acclaimed choreographer Jennifer Irons has created an evocative new piece of site-specific dance theatre which invites the audience to reconnect with this remarkable chapter of local history.

The award winning creative team involved in this extraordinary project included professional dancers and students from Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance and Roehampton University.

The performances took place in July 2017 close to the location of the former Pelabon Munitions Works where many of the refugees worked.


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Updated: 23 March 2020