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Keep happy and healthy this summer!

Creative Soul Dancer

Published on
July 11, 2023


Has this year’s Happy Streets Festival inspired you to stay happy and healthy throughout the year?

Why not check out the amazing local organisations taking part in Happy Streets and their year-round activities – we’ve brought them all into one place so if you found something you enjoyed at Happy Streets, you can keep up the good work over the coming months.

575 Wandsworth Road, National Trust

What: 575 Ways to Create and Connect: Everyday Creativity Workshops Inspired by 575 Wandsworth Road 
When: Wednesdays in July and August, 10am-11:30am 
Where: Battersea Arts Centre 
About these workshops: The team from 575 Wandsworth Road will be delivering a summer of free creative workshops at  Battersea Arts Centre for older people in Wandsworth in collaboration with Holistic Creative Therapist Salvatore Circelli, aimed at fostering social connections and inspiring creativity at every age.

575 Ways to Create and Connect uses the theme of ‘everyday creativity’, with each session exploring a different creative prompt linking to the story of the house (e.g. music, collage, poetry and drawing). They can be enjoyed as a one off, or part of the wider programme and offer a great way of exploring your creativity in an informal and welcoming setting. Refreshments provided. 

Find out more: 575 Wandsworth Road website and on Instagram @575wandsworthroadnt

575 Wandsworth Road Image - Collage without writing

Creative collage at 575 Wandsworth Road

E33 Dance Company in collaboration with Nine Elms Arts Ministry

What: Creative Soul Dance workshops
When: Wednesdays, 7pm-8:30pm 
Where: St Mary’s RC Primary School, SW8 4EN 
About these workshops: Adult wellbeing dance and movement for all abilities (no dance experience necessary). These classes are free, but please book to secure your place. Supported by Wandsworth Council’s Arts for Health and Wellbeing Pilot with Enable Health and Wellbeing.
Find out more: and on Instagram @nineelmsartsministry

E33 Dance Company

What: Intermediate/Advance Pilates and Professional Company Class 
When: Fridays (see Facebook for dates), 10am-1pm 
Where: London Children’s Ballet, 3 Holman Road, SW11 3RL 
About these classes: Come along to take pilates and professional company dance classes with us on Fridays. A safe space to Condition and tone your body with a focus on wellbeing. Each week work with different teachers and dance styles. All are welcome, check the Facebook page for the schedule. Cost: £10 drop-in per class or £15 for the whole morning.
Find out more: No advance booking necessary, check schedule on Facebook @e33dance and Instagram @e33dance 

Jeanne Rathbone Walk, Battersea Society

What: Battersea – Municipal Mecca Walk 
When: Sunday 6 August, 12noon 
Where: Battersea Town Hall/BAC to The Falcon, Clapham Junction
About the walk: Find out more about your local area as you explore buildings and political pioneers along Lavender Hill in this local history walk.

Beatrice Boivineau – Tenshintaido Kooki 

What: Tenshintaido Zoom
When: Every Monday on Zoom (restart at the beginning of September)
About the sessions: Soft practice to start a day and week in Peace and Harmony. We are doing movements to stretch your body, then open body and Mind, and some simple katas (forms) to express Cycle of Life and Unity.
Find out more: contact also on Instagram @beatriceboivineau and Facebook @beatrice.boivineau

Beatrice Boivineau – Tenshintaido Kooki

What: Kenbu Tenshinryu – Japanese sword of Peace
When: Every Saturday Morning (restart at the beginning of September)
Where: Battersea area (email for the venue)
About these sessions: Kenbu Tenshinryuu is a new style of Iaido, based on traditional and modern martial art. By becoming one with the sword, we learn to live in harmony with Self, Society, Nature and the fundamental Life force of the Universe. Beginners start with a wooden sword. From 15 years old.
Find out more: Contact and on Instagram @beatriceboivineauand Facebook @beatrice.boivineau

Kenbu Tenshinryu - Japanese sword of Peace

Kenbu Tenshinryu – Japanese sword of Peace

Flow Dance

What: Various classes – 50% off during September promotion
Where: Flow Dance, Nine Elms, SW11
About this offer: Get 50% off your first month. Choose from over 80 monthly group dance classes for all ages and levels, including International and American, Ballroom & Latin Dance. No partner or experience needed.
Find out more: Visit and on Instagram @flowdancenineelms or email

World Heart Beat Music Academy

About World Heart Beat concerts: World Heart Beat Music Academy offers music learning opportunities for young people (aged 5-25 years) as well as an exciting programme of music concerts throughout the year adding positive vibes and enhanced well-being for all ages.
Visit London’s newest concert venue at World Heart Beat Embassy Gardens, SW11, to enjoy a programme bringing together internationally-recognised musicians with emerging artists from the academy to present a showcase from the worlds of jazz, contemporary, classical, folk and much more.

Where: World Heart Beat Embassy Gardens, 3 Ponton Road, SW11 7BD

When: Sat 22 July, 7.30pm
What: LISTENING SPACE – Episode 10: The Ruckus 
About the event: South-east Londoner Alexander Morley presents his project Listening Space: a ‘salon d’écoute’ where an audience gets up close and personal with San Francisco and Oakland based drummer Rodney Rocques aka The Ruckus via a deep listening session.
Find out more and book tickets:

When: Sat 5 August, 7.30pm 
What: A celebration of Nat King Cole
Cost: Free, but booking essential
About the concert: Scottish pianist Fraser Urquhart and his new band with Alex “Honey” Boulton on guitar and Tom Wheatley on bass. As part of Battersea Jazz Festival’s closing weekend.
Find out more and book tickets:

When: Sat 28 October, 7.30pm
What: Jonny Mansfield Quintet + Ivo Neame 
About the concert: One of the UK’s outstanding young jazz talents, Jonny Mansfield plays with an acoustic quintet exploring original new soundscapes through strings and percussion. Ivo Neame is a pianist, composer, and bandleader established as one of the most innovative and dynamic figures in the contemporary jazz scene; best known for his work with the award-winning bands Phronesis and Marius Neset
Find out more and book tickets:

When: Throughout November
What: Embassy Gardens in EFG London Jazz Festival
About the concerts: World Heart Beat Embassy Gardens will host concerts from Eliane Correa’s Cuban Sextet, Japanese guitar sensation May Inoue, jazz pianist Rebecca Nash‘s Redefining Element 78, a UK premiere from Christine Tobin, a London premiere from Julian Joseph and Harriet Mackenzie, plus rising stars Ava & The SoundCrew, and Josiah Wade and Sam C-Sé.
Find out more and book tickets:

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