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Announcing our brand-new podcast series

Tue 29 October 2019

London’s Creative Conservatoire launches Trinity Laban Crosscurrent

We’re excited to bring youTrinity Laban Crosscurrent, our new music and dance podcast unearthing interesting and divergent stories in the performing arts through conversations with students, staff, alumni and friends of Trinity Laban.

In the first episode of the six-part series, composition alum and host Will Howarth talks to members of the Conservatoire’s community about what Black History Month means to them and how they are creating work which champions and recognises black excellence in the music and dance industries. 

Uchenna Ngwe, Research Degree Programme in Creative Practice student and co-founder of chamber music group The Decus Ensemble, talks about her research into the legacies of musicians of African descent and ways of promoting their work, illuminating many overlooked individuals who played a part in the landscape of classical music.

Having graduated from our BA (Hons) Contemporary Dance degree in 2017, Aaron Chaplin joined Phoenix Dance Theatre as an Apprentice Dancer through Northern School of Contemporary Dance’s professional apprenticeship scheme, becoming a junior dancer in August 2018. Aaron shares his experience of working with a company that creates provocative and conversation-starting work, including Windrush: Movement of the People (2018).

A walk through Greenwich with author and historian S.I Martin uncovers some of the significant black histories of this famous Royal borough of London. 

Stream or download the full episode now on Spotify or listen via our Soundcloud

Transcription and media can be found at

Trinity Laban Crosscurrent is produced by Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the podcast contributors and do not necessarily represent those of the institution as a whole.