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20 July @ 19:00 - 21 July @ 17:00

Free – 11.55£

Making Sh*t Happen!

LET’S MAKE SH*T HAPPEN! Chisenhale Dance Space takes over Ugly Duck on July 20th and 21st, offering a weekend of art, activism, dance, and networking.

MSH Performance Party // 20th July, 7-10pm

No stage. No overbearing host. Just great music, dancing, and unannounced performance interventions emerging throughout the night. With a stunning lineup of dance artists circling queer & feminist performance, breakdance, vogueing, and activist action.

With a DJ set from Harietta, unfurling dynamic rhythms and discordance, with touches of pop familiarity and pulsing basement filth.

This is an evening to celebrate the radical, explosive work of the CDS Artist Community and grassroots dance sector. Let’s gather as performance lovers who are committed to making great sh*t happen!

Performers: Jose FunnellLizzy TanSasha ShadidFrancisco Zhan & Yuki Nishimura. Full schedule coming soon…

Book your ticket here!


MSH Community Fair // 21st July,

This is an opportunity to gather as people trying to make progressive change happen in the arts, in our communities, and beyond! In an age of political disappointment, how can we resist the capitalist stranglehold on our work? Join us to renew our faith in collectivity and hope.

With stalls from organisations and collectives working across dance, artmaking, wellness, and activism. Stop by and learn about the work of these amazing groups, take part in drop-in workshops, buy zines & artworks, and meet other people who give a sh*t about social change!

Throughout the day we will host a series of conversations between artists thinking about anti-oppressive practices, new modes of leadership, and the place of activism in the arts. With Dance Art Journal, Valerie Ebuwa and more. Full lineup and timings to be announced soon.


Assemblage Collective // Babel Theatre // CDS Artist Community // Conditions // Dance Art Journal // Ensemble Not Found // Flow & Radiate // Hidden Keileon // Metal & Water // Oestrogeneration // Raze Collective // Sensoria // The Purple Ladies // Ugly Duck // More partners tba…

Book your free place here!



20 July @ 19:00
21 July @ 17:00
Free – 11.55£
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London, SE1 3PL United Kingdom
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Ugly Duck’s ground floors HUB and GARAGE are both fully accessible. The access route for wheelchair users is via the car park into the Garage. We have one fully accessible toilet. All toilets are gender neutral. There are benches and chairs accessible in the space to sit down. If you need us to help facilitate your visit to Ugly Duck please contact us at and we will do our best to help you to plan your visit. Ugly Duck is run by queer and queer “friendly” staff. All of us have basic training in inclusivity and accessibility.

Ugly Duck is a London based arts organisation that supports under-represented voices and emerging artists. 

Established in August 2012, their programme enables makers, community groups, professionals and the public to come together around unique cultural experiences and curated events.

Registered company: 08172025

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