Doors Open ’24

We are pleased to be partnering with the London Heritage Council to present Ahead by A Century: a London Childhood 100 Years Ago, an exciting, family-friendly walking tour and dance performance.

Travel back in time to 1924 and experience a childhood long ago brought to life through stories and dance. This project celebrates the history of Old East Village and shares the story of young Audrey Varty who gets her first library card, opens a book, and embarks on a round-the-world dance adventure with her neighbourhood friends!

Doors Open Weekend
September 21 & 22, 2024
Tours from 11am-12pm and 1-2pm
Old East Village (departing from Queens Park)
Tour Route Begin at Queen’s Park, walk to Carson Library, Lorne Ave Park, Banting House, and finish at East Village Market

There are lots of ways to get involved! Click the links below to learn more:

Auditions for dancers ages 9-16 June 23, 12-2pm

Learn more about the tour/performance and it’s inspiration

Learn more about Doors Open

Workshop for community participants: Super Simple Book Dance (coming soon)

Workshop for community participants: Pirate Battle choreography for kids and families (coming soon)

Donate to support the artists involved

Sponsor the project through your business

Volunteers needed for Sept 21 & 22Email us if you’re interested!

Help spread the word!
Tell your friends & neighbours, and share our social posts and newsletters 🙂

Production Team
Director and Choreographer: Bizz Varty
Production Manager: Laura Sepulveda
Flamenco Choreography & Performance: Flamenco del Sur
Bellydance Choreography & Performance: Rising Moon Bellydance

Special Thanks to:
OEV BIA, Western Fair Market, London Public Library (Carson Branch), City of London, Banting House, East Village Market