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Live Archive: mearchivingme Sat 18 May 2024, 6.30pm - 9.30pm

Advance tickets to this event have sold out. A limited number of tickets will be available on the door, please arrive at 6.30pm promptly to secure your place.

Angela Andrew presents her life and work in an immersive evening of storytelling and dance.

mearchivingme is an anthology of Angela’s works and career. Sometimes ordered. Sometimes not. But there. A collection of objects, images, costumes creating a landscape to explore.  

Key figures from Angela’s story will be with us – some in person, others remembered – also taking their place in this Lindy Hop archive. Central to the archive is the mutual support of mentors, friends and peers in the Lindy Hop sphere; the kind of work that sustains but often goes unacknowledged or even unnoticed by those who benefit from it.

In the making of this archive Angela has been asking herself: How did I get here? Why am I here? What am I doing with here, and where is here going?

Join us along the yellow brick road through the building, through memories and into the future – anchored by live music and dance.

Installation throughout the building. Performance in the Roof Studio.

Event Schedule

Doors: 6.30pm
Event: 7 – 8.30pm
Socialising: 8.30 – 9.30pm


General: £5
Bursary: £3
Pay-it-forward: £10

There will be a designated Quiet Space in the building.


Performance: Cookie and her Black Mambas Stephen Atemie and Korantema Anyimadu
Music: Winston Rollins & The Winston Rollins Quintet

Head Archivist: Lydia Julien  
Admin Assistant: Marion Irakoze 
Dance Coach: Dee Daniels Locke

This Live Archive was commissioned by Siobhan Davies Studios through public funding from Arts Council England, with additional support gratefully received from the Black Lindy Hoppers Fund


Angela Andrew

Angela Andrew is a performer, educator and producer. Her work is informed by layers of theory and practice: street dance, partner-dancing, youth and community education and music.

Angela was born and raised in Hackney, which is core to her identity and has informed her practice over the years. The combination of her musical family background, classical music training, love for jazz and her passion for dance made for a natural progression to search for the roots of street-dance, the Lindy Hop.

Angela ‘discovered’ Lindy Hop in 1991, she soon after began travelling the international Lindy Hop scene. She is renowned for her contribution to the development of the community – including mentoring new teachers and pioneering out-of-the box events – and her unique yet grounded teaching style. Her passion drives her to continue to spread and develop the Lindy Hop; her emphasis on the soul and roots of the dance. Her aim is for the Lindy Hop to be recognised for its duality: as a contemporary dance art form and as a popular Street / Club dance.


Siobhan Davies Studios is mostly accessible, with lifts to all floors. There are two accessible parking spaces available on site which can be booked in advance. Blue Badge parking is also available nearby on West Square and Garden Row (for a full map visit the Southwark Council website). Our main door is power assisted.

Amenities include: 

  • Changing facilities* 
  • Communal showers* 
  • Lockers
  • Toilets / wheelchair accessible toilets 
  • Kitchen: tea and coffee making, fridge, and microwave

* Our changing facilities and showers are not fully accessible. Our closest publicly available and fully accessible changing facility is at The Castle Centre, a leisure centre 0.3 miles away from the studios. You can find full details of their features here.