Founder & Director
Y’MUM, is a community production company founded by compulsive creative Jaki Rance (She/Her).
Jaki is a champion for Deptford, London and the South East. Cherishing the creative home that it provides. She proudly supports and takes part in the annual artistic festival that is Deptford X. https://deptfordx.org/event/taylor-bystrom-annie-jordan-taryn-oreilly-jaki-rance-the-family-home-1-event-1/
Y’MUM plays reggae and world music monthly at Aaja Deptford, on aajamusic.com, in the beating heart of the community. Jaki has worked on many award winning projects, including Tales of the Accidental City by Maimouna Jallow of Positively African Productions. https://www.akefestival.org/ake-recommends/tales-of-the-accidental-city/. Jugnost Ballerinas, Large Scale International and IBK
Lea Kossian (she/her) is a talented young dancer who graduated from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. Her practice is truly inclusive, recognising how dance and dancers can be put on a pedestal, she challenges these stereotypes. Lea believes in making dance and movement accessible to all.
Studying at Trinity Laban has inspired her interest in the value of inclusive dance and the part it plays in one's sense of belonging. When people feel like they belong it makes them feel comfortable and confident and that’s when their personal best can be achieved. We achieve inclusivity by listening and adapting. In that safe space work and creativity can flourish.
Creekside Discovery Centre
Creekside Education Trust is a unique charity which owns and runs the Creekside Discovery Centre on the banks of Deptford Creek. The Centre was developed in response to the significant regeneration in the area. It provides an opportunity to protect and nurture our urban habitat.
We are small but we have a big impact. We are a successful wildlife conservation and environmental education charity with a vision for building a vibrant community in the heart of London where people and wildlife can thrive.
AAJA Music is a bar, live streaming and performance space. It is a grassroots music hub . Providing a platform for DJs situated in Deptford and beyond. It’s resident hosts make up a multi genre DIY broadcasting powerhouse.
Tänzer ohne Grenzen
Tänzer ohne Grenzen is an innovative & interdisciplinary group of artists of various ages, backgrounds and abilities who are primarily involved in the field of dance, but also in the performing arts beyond that.
The strength of our association lies on the one hand in our diverse network and on the other hand in the diversity and dynamic of the team, which has a lot of experience in the field of participatory cultural work.
Emma Sophie Cafferty
Emma Cafferty founded the Parrot Cafe with Nikky Smedley at the Goldsmiths Tavern, New Cross in the 1980s, while they were students at Laban. A phenomenal dancer, singer and performer , her club introduced the world to many exciting acts, including Vic Reeves. She danced with numerous experimental companies like The Cholmondeleys. She appeared on TV in 'Big Night Out' and 'Les Lives'. She continued her love of 'show' organising events and making things happen in the Green Movement. A skilled carpenter, loving mum and active member of the local community, she is much missed. The Flash Mob commemorates her and the human desire to dance together, with all the joy it brings.