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 is the borough's annual dance festival showcasing a dazzling variety of dance artists and groups.  

RichDance 2020 will take place on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 March at The Hammond Theatre at Hampton School. Applications to take part will open online in the week beginning 6 January. Check back here for further details in the New Year.


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: 18 December 2019