Unexpected Item - New Dance Performance

Unexpected Item is FUNDED!



A HUGE thank you to everyone who has pledged, the cast will be so excited when we tell them!

We are now working with a cast of OVER 20 people, ranging from age 7 to 60. 

We have found a brilliant local lighting designer to work with, and thanks to our supporters we can now hire in those lights and give our cast a brilliant theatrical experience!

Of course, we still have two days to go until our Crowdfunder ends. Any more Pledges we receive over our target will fund SLiDE to deliver workshops for schools and the community, as a legacy of Unexpected Item!

Unexpected Item is GO!!


We have our cast. We are in the space. Unexpected Item is GO!

Exciting updates:

  • We have our cast - a diverse, amazing, funny, talented and hard working group. Saturdays have been a real joy!
  • SLiDE is really excited to be working with recent graduates from Lewisham College and The Urdang Academy, both of whom are bringing fresh ideas and energy to the work as it develops. 
  • We ran two very successful taster sessions on the 31st, where 26 people came to take part, ranging in age from 1 to over 80.
  • An photo exhibition of our work will now be touring Croydon libraries. 

The cast have worked so hard already. Together we have created a rough draft of almost ten minutes of material and it's really exciting to watch the piece unfold. We have balanced milk bottles, stacked books, made shopping basket sculptures and recycled towers. The group is sharing material that they have devised themselves, and Gemma and I are at the edges, weaving it all together. 

If you have already pledges to support us, THANK YOU!

We have 8 days left to reach our target, and SLiDE is working HARD to get the word out there. If you can help us spread the word, we will be so grateful!

We CAN do this!




Launch Party Success


Over 85 people came to our party on Friday, and we all laughed and danced the night away (with a break for some cheese, of course ;-).

Pictures of our event can be seen here: www.slidedance.org/gallery

Thank you to all of the new pledgers who have joined us!

What's next? Taster workshops tomorrow, let's go....!


Getting Ready to Party!


Wow! SLiDE is gearing up for a fun and laughter filled Launch Party tomorrow night, and we have a LOT to celebrate!

Firstly, a HUGE thank you to everyone who has pledged so far! Any pledges that we raise over our target will enable us to run additional community workshops as a legacy to the Project itself which would be fantastic to achieve.

If you live near South London, come along and party with us tomorrow night! We have got a caller for Barn Dancing, live musicians, a raffle, a licensed bar AND a ploughman's supper! We will post some pictures after our event, but you can get a ticket to BE there from here: www.slidebarndance.eventbrite.co.uk

If THAT wasn't enough, we are proud to announce our NEW website 


Unexpected Item kicks off with a Taster Dance Workshop for everyone on 31st October, see the website for information. 

Thank you so much everyone,

Anita and Gemma

Promoting our Project in Selsdon Sainsburys


Anita from SLiDE with a display of our photographs from past Projects, in the Selsdon Sainsburys.

1 Comment

slide-dance 12:46 24/Oct/2013

The fantastic people at Snappy Snaps provided our images, we are really grateful.