Greenwich Dance relocates to Thamesmead
23 March 2022
Reporter: Vera Liber
Greenwich Dance has announced plans to move to a new state-of-the-art building in Thamesmead, South East London. It has been based at Charlton House, a Jacobean country house in Charlton, since 2018.
The organisation’s new space from April will be at The NEST Community Building and Library, a purpose-built arts centre in Cygnet Square, Southmere, a major regeneration of the former Tavy Bridge residential area, as part of a new creative community, with neighbours including Bexley Library and Thamesmead Arts and Culture Office.
While it plans to continue delivering work at existing sites including Charlton House, being based in Thamesmead offers an opportunity to work with other community centres in the area.
Melanie Precious, Chief Executive Officer of Greenwich Dance, said, “I am so proud of what we have achieved over the last few years. Under some of the most challenging of circumstances, we have continued to be here to provide opportunities for our local residents and support for our dance artists and I’d like to thank Charlton House for supporting us through that period.
“The events of recent years have made us realise that we best serve our community by being in the community and so our move to Thamesmead offers us an incredible opportunity to learn more about the area and add to the vibrancy already inhabited by so many local artists and residents. The soon to be opened Cross Rail at Abbey Wood also means we are within easy reach for people to get to us from across London.
“The move to Thamesmead will see us upsize the potential reach of our work, continuing to animate community centres in Greenwich and beyond with dance while also creating even more opportunities for people to make, watch and take part in dance.”