Creative Engagement presents Synergy @ The Bernie Grant Arts Centre, 7th Nov 2010

Back once again at the Bernie Grant Arts Centre in Tottenham, local resident Creative Engagement director Selma Nicholls hosted a night of dance theatre including; Empotionz-UK, Uchenna Dance and Pair Dance.




Celebration of Dance @ Bernie Grant Arts Centre, 29th April


Selma Nicholls, director of dance company Creative Engagement who run a dance studio at the Bernie Grant Arts centre in Tottenham, recently had news that the premises she runs her business from is soon to lose funding and she must find a new home, affecting many young people that use the studio for dance practice.

This event was therefore arranged as a fund raiser to help raise funds to relocate…the call for help went out, and dance crews all over responded, what we ended up with was a night of fantastic dance theatre, some of which blew me away.  Hosted by Hakim Onibudo, director of Impact Dance UK and Performing on the night we had: Bird Gang, Uchenna, Ishimwa, E-Motionz, Carinne Gayle & Tashan Taylor, IronIncs and the night finished off with an amazing performance by Ballet Black.

Recent news has surfaced that the company may not have to relocate just yet, allowing more time to find a new home, watch this space, massive shout outs to all involved especially Selma for organising such a good event in so little time, all the dancers who responded to the calls for help! And everyone who turned up to support the night, much love.

Dare 2 Dream @ Bernie Grant Arts Centre, 14th April 2010


Featuring London’s young and fresh new talent; X7EAVEN ACADEMY’S 2010 annual show DARE 2 DREAM follows the journey of young people who have lost their way and discovering a new path to their bright, innovative future. DARE 2 DREAM will take you on an exciting and fun journey using LIVE MUSIC, SINGING, DANCE and DRAMA to transport you to exotic and striking places you’ve never been before!



Home Grown: The Story Of UK Hip Hop

15 October 2009 – march 2010

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The exhibition will feature never seen before photographs and memorabilia from private collections of photographers, DJ’s and many more legends in the game, be sure to check this out.

It was great news to hear about this exhibition and be a contributer, the exhbition runs all the way until next March with various performances taking place on certain dates over the coming months, check out the website for updated information:

HomeGrown: The Story of UK Hip Hop is the first major exhibition to chronicle, in depth, the development of the UK Hip Hop scene. Looking back over three decades, the exhibition tells the story of how a generation of youth took the spirit of the  Bronx block party and fused it with their own uniquely British influences. In doing so it shows how a US subculture featuring art, politics, rhyme, dance and music was adopted, adapted and embraced to create a powerful, complex, cultural force, this side of the
Atlantic. Working with the UK’s most influential figures in Hip Hop the exhibition brings together the rare, remarkable and irreplaceable in Hip Hop photography, music, film and fashion from the best private collections.

I have submitted a number of shots I’ve taken over the last 5 years on the UK HipHop scene, check them out below…



Michael Jackson Tribute @ 02 Matter, 30th july 2009


Hosted by none other than Funk Physics creator Kymberlee Jay.  Kym pulled out all the stops to bring us performances on the night by 11 of the best dance crews in the country, all of which performed specially choreagraphed dances in honor for Michael Jackson.  There have been tributes taking place all over the world, some just hours after his death.  Many people including myself have grown up on MJ’s music and the influence is not hard to see, the man was a revolutionary in musical terms, producing timeless music that continues to inspire to this day.

Also on the night we had beautiful vocalist Kele Le Roc bless the stage to sing us two songs, as well as Duane Flames feat Shan and Insight who both delivered songs to touch hearts.

It was great to witness the sheer energy on the night, with the youngest of the performers aged just 6 years old and already packed with knowledge on MJ’s music, big shouts out to Kym and all the dancers who performed on the night, as well as the audience for making it all possible, money made from the night has also been donated to Amnesty International.

Myslef Dance Company – “Scream”
Interlude Youth Dance Company – “They dont really care about us”
TK Spin Master of Movement – “Ghosts”
Avant Garde – “Thriller”
Clara In Da House – “Butterflies”
Duane Flames ft. Shan – “Never can say Goodbye”
Kele Le Roc – “Working Day & Night”
Animaneax – “Unreleased”
School of Funk – “Dangerous”
Pop C & Diva J – “Stranger in Moscow”
Plague – “Off the Wall”
Boy Blue Entertainment – “Bad”
Flawless – “MJ Tribute”
Insight – “Music & Me”