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At the heart of English folk

Transforming Cecil Sharp House

Cecil Sharp House building project update from Rosie Baker, Operations Director at the English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS).

It’s been a month since our building work started to make Cecil Sharp House more accessible and luckily we haven’t been driven crazy yet by noise and dust. (But it’s probably no coincidence that some of our team are taking holiday at the moment!)

There are now holes in walls and a pit has been dug deep to allow for the new lift, which will be completed sometime in October. Having been ripped from the basement and ground floors, we now have an array of clay, bricks, toilets and sinks sitting in the builder’s compound on Gloucester Avenue Gate. It’s fascinating to see the skeleton of the building and how it all fits together beneath the foundations.

Access all areas: improving access at Cecil Sharp House

Major renovation set to transform accessibility at iconic arts venue

Cecil Sharp House, the headquarters of the English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS), is set for a major renovation project that will result in improved access and upgraded facilities for visitors.

Improvements will, for the first time, offer wheelchair users easy access to all four floors of the Grade II listed building in Camden, north London.

Creative Artists Residencies awarded

Creative Artists Residencies awards announced

The English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) is delighted to announce the latest round of successful applicants awarded Creative Artists Residencies at Cecil Sharp House, our London base.

Four projects have been chosen from a strong field of applications from artists working in a range of art forms.