Coffee Mornings: Autumn 2022


Rant. Chat. Eat. Coffee Mornings are back this Autumn, with an event every month from September to December. This season includes a wide range of conversations around consent, community, trauma, and future thinking.

Coffee Mornings are a way in which dance/performance makers and doers can talk about the relationships between issues of production, public policy and the politics of the artwork that they are making and doing. Each Coffee Morning has a different theme, and is led by a different artist or group. The events are free and open to all artists, no booking required. We sit around the table and eat and talk. See the full programme below.

While booking is not required, you can RSVP on Eventbrite.


This season's Coffee Mornings will be hosted in the Education Room on the ground floor at Chisenhale Studios, which has step-free access. A range of seating options are provided.  If you have other questions about access, please call us on 020 8981 6617 or email

Connection, Community and Independence
Hosted by Rachel Elderkin
Tuesday 20th September | more info

How do we create community as freelance artists? What does that look like in practice?  Where do we begin? Perhaps coffee, cake and conversation is a starting point… 


Preparing for an Apocalyptic Future
Hosted by Ghost and John
Tuesday 11th October | more info

From the perspective of migrant queer artists, how can stakeholders from various fields and communities be activated to collectively imagine a future where we focus on healing and collectivising?


Trauma and the Performing Arts
Hosted by Stefan Jovanovic
Wednesday 16th November | more info

Can the performing arts be therapeutic? What is the place of therapeutic methodologies within artistic practice? Where are the edges of consent? 


Power and Penetration
Hosted by Jay Yule
Tuesday 6th December | more info

This coffee morning will invite us to reflect on our personal relationship to penetration, and to share a larger conversation around power and exploitation within dance and performance.