A solo dancer moves away from a series of pictures hung in a gallery, extending his arm as he does so, tilted back in his wheelchair as he catches the movement. He wears a pale shirt and white trousers contrasting with the deep red of the gallery behind.

15th September 2021

Adapting to Place - galleries, museums, libraries

Surrey Dance 21 Online, via Zoom

Online panel event and Q&A

Whats On

Throughout 2021 and into 2022, there is a campaign taking place in Surrey to draw more attention to the significant impacts that dance and movement can have in our lives, in our families, in our communities, in work, in play, in all spaces and places.

Through the Surrey Dance 21 programme  (SD21), and supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England,  Arts Partnership Surrey   hope to provide opportunities for dance professionals in the county and beyond to link up, find out more, try out new ideas and - specifically for those living/working in Surrey - to apply for funding to make their new project ideas a reality from 2022 onwards.

In September 2021, SD21 are launching their professional development offer, and they are starting with the theme ‘Adapting to Place’.

What is it?

A programme of free events taking place online and in person, aimed at providing opportunities for dance/movement professionals and those working in cultural, heritage, arts, community, education, health and wellbeing settings to hear inspiring stories and test out new ways of working together.

ONLINE PANEL EVENT - Adapting to Place – Museums, Libraries and Galleries

DATE: Wednesday 15th September

TIME: 5pm – 6.30pm

LOCATION: Zoom (link provided following booking)

An evening of online panel discussion sharing examples of collaboration between dance artists, libraries, museums and galleries. With short presentations from:

  • Kara Wescombe Blackman (Watts Gallery)
  • Callum Graham Robertson  and Chris Pavia – Beyond the Waves Project, a collaboration between choreographer Chris Pavia, Watts Gallery Trust and DAiSY (Disability Arts in Surrey) with mentoring support and dance artists from Stopgap Dance Company  (see banner images from the Beyond the Waves Project; photography Callum Graham Robertson, dancers Christian Brinklow, Finlay James, Nadenh Poan and Abbie Thompson)
  • Laura Bullivant (Hampshire Cultural Trust – Community Manager Red House Museum and Gardens and Rockbourne Roman Villa)
  • Katie Green (Made By Katie Green and The Imagination Museum; choreographer specialising in responding to museums, heritage sites)
  • Karl Newman (Surrey Libraries)
  • Tessa Bide (The Anarchist’s Mobile Library)

Includes panel Q&A. The session will also be recorded and shared after the event.

For more information and to book your free place, email lucy.murray@farnhammaltings.com 


Who are these events for?

These events have been designed in response to consultation with dance professionals living/working in Surrey and neighbouring counties but are open to everyone.

Would particularly suit those with an interest in using dance and movement to respond to specific sites, spaces and places, whether you are an artist, practitioner or producer or would like to see your venue brought to life through dance for example.

If you’re living/working in Surrey already, these events could provide a stepping stone to a new idea or collaboration for which you might want to apply for seed funding in 2022. If you don’t live in the area but would like to initiate new links in the county, you could find out a bit more about some of the people working here, or simply join in to find out more about the ‘Adapting to Place’ theme, and other themes later in the year.

How to book:

Get in touch now to book your free space by emailing lucy.murray@farnhammaltings.com

When making your booking please let us know if you have any special requirements in order to be able to access any of the SD21 sessions. 

Online, via Zoom


Online, via Zoom



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15th September 2021


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