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Every Monday in Jan


Donation based dance/movement classes return to SET!


Hosted by dancer and musician Bianca Scout, in assocation with bimonthly Movement///Possession events.


These classes focus on practical techniques, taking place on Monday nights, from 7.15PM.Each class will introduce a theme, which we will discuss together, such as:-collaborative and democratic ways of working as an ensemble.-performance as a visceral experience, that does not adhere to dramatic protocols of realism.-telling stories in a non linear manner, subjectivity.-human and non human forms, archetypal representations.-melodrama, stylised gestures and the grotesque. During Spring, we will continue to study these practices:-Classical ballet-Release-Graham -Cunningham These sessions will aim to improve core strength and flexibility through consistent training methods, while emphasising creativity and personal artistry within traditional forms.SET is a non-profit, arts and community initiative, that is focused on a diverse programme and affordable workspaces.


We intend for these classes to be affordable and accessible. We aim to accommodate any specific access requirements.Please get in touch on if you want to book a place in advance, although you can also show up on the day


.Visit for more information about the project, and for a listing of similar classes and events happening around London.These classes provide a welcoming space for non binary and QTIPOC people


.£5 recommended donation.


16 Jan

Setpiece>Vole + Maguire/Silas-


Experimental music.


18th Jan

FUNDRAISERFridays w/ Shjrunken Heads & Hyenah


As part of SETfridays we have decided to make one Friday a month a fund & awareness raiser for a variety of invaluable, great causes that are both close to home and far afield. For the first, this Friday, we are raising money for the incredible Neighbours in Poplar.Neighbours in Poplar provide care in the community to those most vulnerable. This entails a broad selection of projects that reach people & enrich lives throughout the neighbourhood; from social events for elderly residents to a winter night shelter for the homeless.NIP is based just around the corner from SET’s old pub The Greenwich Pensioner on Poplar High Street. If you want to volunteer or find out more information about NIP check BLANKETS ARE NEEDED (if you have a spare bring it with you


£3-8 donation otd

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19th Jan

Noones watching #4


We return for our first session of 2019 - 3 wonderfully surreal live acts topped off with a serious session of leftfield dancehall heaters, lighting up Dalston venue SET - ‘a cross between the Twin Peaks red lodge and a northern working man’s club’. Ale Ho,

Jylda, flies+flies, Famous Endo, Pet Rok + DJ PLS.


20th Jan



A space for people working with performance to try things out + get feedback

Please get in touch if you'd like to show something, be that talking through an idea, testing a rough draft or showing something more developed

Maybe you've never done anything live before but have an idea - this is a place for you

You are also very welcome if you just want to come and discuss


20th Jan Infinite Salon #3



We love talking about ideas. And we suspect you do too. So, we ran an Infinite Salon. And it was great - so we're gonna keep doing them! On the last Sunday of every month, we’re assembling three local speakers to address different aspects of one of the great issues of our time. We’re at SET in Dalston, so there’s a bar too.No set text, no prior reading, just come along!V much looking forward to see you all there for round 3 - speaker deets below!


Salon #3: How to save lives - Millions at a timeWhat is Public Health? How can it build a better, healthier world?