Now that was awesome….

We are only just recovering from the celebrations of SLiDE and sliding, it was a truly great 10 days of creativity in the community.

SLiDE’s Southank performace for the Unlimited Festival was tremendously well received:

I wanted to say how
much I enjoyed SLiDE’s performance. There was a lovely structure to the piece, which enabled each dancer to shine and be challenged.

Hannah Dye, Learning Manager, Candoco Dance Company.

Naturally our visit wasn’t complete without trying out the ‘Sliding gate’, an installation of slides by artist Sean Griffiths, which couldn’t have been better timed!

My challenge Woman vs Slide, was completed with style and panache. Apart from the size 9 flip flops I had to wear for most of the second day (long story!) I raised a whopping £928, which will enable SLiDE to hire space for approx 44 hours, setting up some new pilot groups. As a thank you to our 40 backers and various supporters, check out this compilation of my slides!

‘Come slide with us!’ last Sunday drew the celebrations to a close, with SLiDE joined by Levantes Dance Theatre and Parkour Dance. The weather was fantastic and, by the finale in Lloyd Park, the audience had reached over 100. The aim was to bring our SLiDE values of play, fun, accessibility and creativity to Croydon’s parks and that was definitely achieved!

We have so many people to thank, including the Univetsity of Brighton, Economic and Social Engagement department, Snappy Snaps Croydon, Kevin Ahronson, Beanies, and all the Artists and staff who made the event a success. Plus the man and his dog who took Anita and I on a much appreciated short cut from South Norwood Lakes to Westow Park!

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