A reflection of the memories of our residents of the dance halls and places of entertainment in the Hammersmith of their youth.

Dancing for Joy

After the successful implementation of DanceWests “Bolder not Older” weekly dance classes for adults 65+ at Sycamore House, we have commissioned DanceWest to deliver a performance for our 400th Anniversary.

DanceWest starts the project with reminiscence and oral history sessions, taking residents back to the nights out on the town they enjoyed in iconic but now demolished venues. The residents will be asked to recall dancing, the kinds of music they listened to, the experience of nights out, what they remember of the venues themselves, their relationship to those younger selves. Photos of the venues and the residents will be collected as well as recordings of the music.

Using that material as a starting point DanceWest will commission a piece of choreography suitable for the Bolder not Older dance group – possibly in conjunction with other dance groups run by Dance West, including the mooted older peoples’ semi professional dance company.

The new work will be performed at the Grand Party and filmed for posterity.

 

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If you have any feedback or want to suggest something to add to the next newsletter, please email us at officeadmin@hamunitedcharties.com

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National Housing for Older People Awards 2019

We won Silver and Bronze!

We’re delighted to announce that Sycamore House and John Betts House have won respectively a Silver and Bronze – Regional Awards category – in the EAC National Housing for Older People Awards 2019!
Thank you all for voting!
Next year we’ll aim for the gold!

All the results for London here: https://eacawards.org.uk/results-2018/london

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New deadline for grant applications

And grants awarded January 2019

You have now time until the 24th April to submit your grant application.

You can find more information and the new application form HERE.

For the list of grants awarded in January 2019 please have a look on the right.

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