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Thinking Space

A space to discuss challenges, be inspired and grow your community.

Thinking Space 2021 has now come to an end. If you would like to register your interest in attending further Thinking Space sessions, please email The Learning and Participation team: L& You can also sign up to our mailing list to receive regular updates from Trinity Laban.

What is Thinking Space?

A space to discuss challenges, be inspired, grow your community through a peer-to-peer network and to reflect on your professional needs moving forward as the pandemic restrictions are lifting.

Three unique groups will meet online via Zoom for 3 free sessions, giving you the opportunity to explore your world post-pandemic.

Sessions will be guided by experienced facilitators Dave Camlin, Tammy Tawadros and Tom Hobden.

Who is it for?

If you are a music, dance artist or working across art forms, involved in teaching, creating, collaborating or performing, this space is for you. You could be an emerging, early or mid career artist exploring ideas or next steps. This is a space for you, to question, listen, or challenge your own practice in a safe and supportive space.

It is advised that artists should have access to a quiet space where you can talk and listen with good internet connection.

We particularly wish to encourage people from backgrounds or lived experiences that are underrepresented in the arts to access this space.

Please note that in the case of over-subscription, places will be offered on a first come first served basis.

Meet Your Group Facilitators

Tammy Tawadros – Music Specific Group

Tammy Tawadros

Tammy Tawadros is an executive coach, organisational consultant and work psychologist with many years’ experience of design and delivery of a broad range of leadership, organisational development and change initiatives. She offers leadership development; facilitation and team building; as well as individual executive and group coaching and consultation.

Tammy holds a BSc Hons in Psychology and an MSc in HR Consulting and Organisation Development. She has completed year 1 of an MSc in Occupational Psychology. Tammy is an Ashridge Accredited Coach and Coach Supervisor (validated by EMCC). She is a member of the BPS and CIPD.

She is a Consultant and visiting lecturer at City University’s Centre for Charity Effectiveness (CCE), where she co-leads their open leadership programmes. She is also an Adjunct at Ashridge Hult Executive Education, where she teaches on the Ashridge Master’s in Executive Coaching and an Adjunct Coach at Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford University

Tom Hobden – Dance Specific Group

Tom Hobden. Photo Credit Rachel Cherry

Originally from Sudbury in Suffolk, Tom has carved an 20 year reputation as an energised, smiley dance motivator who has worked with (almost) every leading dance organisation in the UK, including Royal Opera House, Sadler’s Wells, Royal Ballet School, New Adventures, Studio Wayne Macgregor, Ballet Boyz, Trinity Laban and Dance East amongst others. He is a choreographer, dancer, qualified educator, mentor and award-winning national leader in community dance practice, as well as a dedicated Trustee to the ISTD.  He holds a BA in performing arts, an MA in choreography, is a Clore graduate, Guildhall creative entrepreneur and most importantly an embarrassing dancing dad.  He is known for his enthusiasm, breadth of knowledge in dance, digital, creative thinking and business and his infectious ability to communicate dance to everyone.

Dave Camlin – Working Across the Art Forms Group

Dave Camlin

Dave Camlin. Photo Credit Joe Haydon

Dr. Dave Camlin is a musician based in Cumbria, UK whose practice spans performance, composition, teaching, socially-engaged music practice and research. He is Lecturer in Music Education at the Trinity-Laban Conservatoire and Royal College of Music, and was Head of Higher Education and Research at Sage Gateshead from 2010-19. He is an experienced facilitator of professional reflective practice, leads a postgrad module on mentored learning at Trinity-Laban and a history of reflective projects which emphasise the role of group dialogue in unearthing collective knowledge. His research focuses on group singing, music health and wellbeing, musician training and Community Music, as well as pioneering the use of ‘distributed ethnography’ as a method for research into cultural phenomena. He performs in various guises, and leads a number of community music choirs and projects.

Contact us

If you have any further questions, please contact L&