Monthly Archives: August 2018

Sadler’s Wells nominated for Most Welcoming Theatre Award

At Sadler’s Wells, we understand that the theatre experience of our audiences consists of more than what takes place on stage. Our staff, facilities and the way we engage with our local communities and the people we welcome through our doors every day all shape your time with us as much as the dance works we present.

This is why we are delighted to have been nominated for the UK’s Most Welcoming Theatre Award 2018. The award is organised by UK Theatre, the country’s primary theatre and performing arts membership organisation, and its winner determined by public vote.

It would mean a lot to us if you voted using this link, selecting London on the map and following the instructions. UK Theatre is offering £250 worth of theatre tokens to a randomly-selected participant. Voting is now open until 18 September.

Sadler’s Wells and partners celebrate 100 years of women’s suffrage

Together with our partners in the East Bank project, Sadler’s Wells hosted a free event in Stratford on 22 July, celebrating 100 years of women’s suffrage. Held at Here East, Open Doors: Vote 100  was co-curated and jointly delivered by us alongside the BBC, the Smithsonian Institution, UAL’s London College of Fashion, University College London and the Victoria & Albert Museum.

The family-friendly event featured  dance, music, poetry, displays, debates, workshops and screenings, all inspired by the the centenary of the UK’s 1918 Representation of the People Act, which gave some women the right to vote for the first time.

The Women Work Parade arrives at Here East

As part of the eclectic programme,  we presented performances by Company Wayne McGregor – a duet from our Associate Artist McGregor’s latest work Autobiography, co-produced by Sadler’s Wells – and Myself UK Dance Company, which presented a piece titled RED. Each of the two companies also delivered a free workshop, where participants had the opportunity to learn some moves from professional dancers.

Company Wayne McGregor performs a duet from Autobiography

 

Participants in the Company Wayne McGregor workshop

 

Myself UK Dance Company performs RED

 

Participants in the Myself UK Dance Company workshop

Dance artist Pepa Ubera speaks as part of the Long Conversation

Open Doors: Vote 100 was supported by Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Foundation for FutureLondon and Here East.