Croydon's newest Community Arts Hub...

Managed by Deshi Arts, a collaboration between Artists/Entrepreneurs,

Devaki Thomas & Shuba Rao

Updates, Reviews and Events below....

Ashburton Hall

Well-Being Open Day 20 Jan, Launched Ashburton Hall
 

Over 25 artists & presenters shared Taster Classes in Yoga, Street Dance, Singing, Photography,
Mindfulness, Hula hooping, Life Coaching etc to over 160 interested participants from the local community and beyond.

See Photos from Well-Being Open Day

Article/Review by The Croydon Citizen HERE

Mozart to Malabar, London Mozart Players & Indian Dance

1st ever concert at Ashburton Hall, this historical concert was Sold Out, received rave reviews, 2 encores and a standing ovation.

Watch clips from the performance HERE.

Photos from the Mozart performance.

Article/Review by The Croydon Citizen HERE

Ashburton Hall

UPCOMING EVENTS AT ASHBURTON HALL

Art Exhibition:  'Our Visual Cortex & the Obscuridad'

by Joyce Treasure.

Wed 14 - Tues 27 Feb

Gallery open:

Wed, Fri, Sat, Sat, 10am-4pm See Photos of Launch HERE

Click HERE for more information

3-Hour Intro to Handbuild Ceramics with

Kirsty Kennedy of Go Create

Sunday 18,  25 Feb, 10-1pm or 2-5pm

Suitable for adults and children aged 6+

Make a ceramic bowl + mug, milk jug, vase or tea light

Fired, glazed & ready for collection in approx 4 weeks

(HALF PRICE OFFER - £34/person, use CERAMIC50 at checkout)

Click HERE for more information

Urban Street Dance for Kids

with Blessing Oburoh

Sat 24 Feb, 2pm (8 - 12yrs) 2.45pm (12-16yrs)

Arthur Studio

£5 (8 - 12yrs)  £7 (13-21yrs) Pay cash on the day

Limited Spaces

Book your space today!

Ashtanga Yoga Workshop with Thomas Idasseril

Abhyasa Yoga UK

Sun 25 Feb, 11am - 12.30pm

Arthur Studio All Ages & Levels welcome

£10/person/1.5 hour class

limited spaces

Book your space today!

Indian Dance Story-telling for Parents & Toddlers,

ages 0-5yrs

Mon 26 Feb, 10.30am

Facilitated by Anusha Subramanyam, well-known exponent of South Indian Classical Dance, known as Bharatanatyam.
An educator and presenter working nationally and internationally. We are very proud to host this exciting workshop
sharing the story-telling aspects of Bharatanatyam Dance in a get-able format for parents and their toddlers.

Entry by donation, pay on the day, Limited Spaces

Book your space today!

Fun with Indian Dance,  by Anusha Subramanyam 10 and above, adults welcome

Mon 26 Feb, 4pm

Facilitated by Anusha Subramanyam, well-known exponent of South Indian Classical Dance, known as Bharatanatyam.
An educator and presenter working nationally and internationally. We are very proud to host this exciting workshop sharing the story-telling aspects of Bharatanatyam Dance in a get-able format for parents and their toddlers.

Entry by donation, pay on the day, Limited Spaces

Book your space today!

Creative Kathak Dance for Kids with

Seema De Jorge Chopra

Every Thursday, Starts Thurs 1 March, 4pm

Arthur Studio

Explore Kathak Dance in this fun and creative class for children aged 5-12.

Stories of the God's and other characterisations

Kathak dance movement incl foot stamping & spinning Rhythm play

 

Register HERE

Creative Kathak Dance with Seema De Jorge Chopra

Every Thursday, Starts Thurs 1 March, 5pm, Arthur Studio.

Explore Kathak Dance in this fun and creative class for adults and youth, ages 13 and aboveStories of the God's and other characterisations. Kathak dance movement incl foot stamping & spinning. Rhythm play.

Register HERE

Improv Drama Games for Adults: Workshop with Steven Kuleshnyk

Sat 17 March,  1- 5pm

1-2.30pm Parents & Kids

3-4.30pm Adults

Drama classes/workshops that develop skills, confidence and wellbeing. Steven is a professional director, writer who has worked with/for the Royal Court Theatre, Young Vic Theatre , National Theatre, The Bush Theatre and the BRIT School.

Book your place TODAY!

Singing for Fun' Workshop with Gill Manly

 

Sat 17 March, 11am, Stroud Green StudioCome one come all for a fun hour of singing along to fab songs.

No experience necessary, open to all ages and abilities. Supportive group setting.

£7 or £5 concessions, Under 10's freeUnder 18's must be accompanied by parent/guardian.

Pay at the door, cash only.

 

Register HERE

Somatic Awareness: Mindfulness in Movement

with Celine Butte

3.15-4.30pm, Fridays, 16 Mar 13 Apr, 11 May, 8 Jun & 29 Jun

Stroud Green Studio

£15 per session or £85 for 6 sessions

more info - celine@heartofmovement.com

Book today!

Creative Embodied Supervision

3.15 - 4.30pm, Fridays, Regular group

9 Mar, 27 Apr, 18 May, 15 Jun, 6 Jul, 20 Jul

Stroud Green Studio

£30 per session or £170 for 6 sessions

Book today!

Thank you for your support of our endeavours supported by the Croydon Council Regeneration team, we look forward to serving the arts community of Croydon and beyond in the months and year ahead.

From Deshi Arts (Devaki Thomas & Shuba Rao) pictured above is
Honourable Mayor of Croydon, Toni Letts

 

Testimonials on our work so far

' Wow ..Off to a terrific start...You have set the bar and I know you have only just begun...'

 

'Would love to be on any mailing list you have. Such a beautiful place for the community and fantastic to have such a range of great activities going on.'

'Have spent the whole day here 10am - 4pm. Have enjoyed the variety of good quality classes I haven't seen before! Look forward to much of the same on a regular basis!'

'I can’t believe we were able to experience such world class musicians - the music was *phenomenal* - and such beautiful and emotional dance. Right on our doorstep. In such a beautiful setting. For £10!!! Feeling very grateful and privileged 💖Thank you.'

'What a special evening it was at Ashburton Hall. Fantastic music, amazing dancers and a magical venue. Thanks to all concerned.'

 

Update on the future of Ashburton Hall

On the evening of 28th February 2018, Shuba and Devaki, partners in Deshi Arts, will hand over the operation of Ashburton Hall to Greenwich Leisure Limited (GLL). They have negotiated an arrangement with GLL that honours confirmed room bookings and associated room rates for 3 months, following their commencement date. Deshi Arts will continue to work closely with GLL, the local community and Friends of Ashburton Park to ensure that the building and spaces continue to be utilised as a thriving arts community hub. Please email us at info@ashburton-hall.co.uk for any questions of concerns.

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