Arts Odyssey are delighted to announce bookings for a new Summer Adult Dance Project in Bermondsey South London are now open.
- Open to adults of all ages, experience and ability in dance
- Starts 5th May and is only £65 in total
- Dance rehearsals are weekly at Salmon Youth Centre, 43 Old Jamaica Road, London SE16 4TE from 7 – 9pm
- The dance project will explore the work of Bermondsey’s Ada Salter and the Women’s Uprising in 1911
- Focusing on contemporary and creative dance
- Participants will work towards a performance at Bermondsey Square and in St John’s Church, Waterloo in July with fantastic local choir Bermondsey Voices
To book email firstname.lastname@example.org
Supported by the Bermondsey Square Community Fund
This project is supported by the Bermondsey Square Community Fund with a grant for £2,250.About the Community Fund
About Arts Odyssey
Formed in 2011, Arts Odyssey deliver creative arts projects (primarily with dance) in the UK and internationally. Focusing on inclusion and community development, Arts Odyssey specialise in projects which offer participation for all and deal with issues of marginalization, identity and inequality. They aim to empower participants as global citizens with the power to work together for social change.
Who Was Ada Salter?
In 1897 Ada Salter joined the Bermondsey Settlement – a Methodist house which offered social, health and educational services to the poor of its neighbourhood. In the early 1900s Ada’s husband, Alfred Salter set up a low-cost medical practice in Bermondsey which was quickly over-subscribed.
In 1908 Ada and Alfred left the Liberal Party to join the Independent Labour Party. And in November 1909 Ada won a seat on the borough council, becoming the first woman councillor in London.
Ada was active in the Women’s Labour League which campaigned for the political representation of women in parliament and local bodies. A pacifist, she also worked for the Non-Conscription Fellowship during the First World War. At the end of the war she was amongst the British delegation to theWomen’s International League for Peace and Freedom conventions in Zürich and Vienna.
Re-elected to Bermondsey Council in 1919, Ada became Mayor of Bermondsey in 1922. She was the first female Labour Mayor in the British Isles. In 1925 she was elected to the London County Council and worked to improve public health. Ada became Chair of the Parks Committee in 1934, and campaigned for the introduction of a Green Belt.
Ada Salter image: CC BY 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons