Sancho's Dances [Hampton] POSTPONED

Sunday 29 October 2023
19:00 to 21:00

We have had difficulties in running this event in Hampton, but are negotiating with other venues to run this exciting collaboration.


Ignatius Sancho [c.1729 - 1780] made an astonishing journey from his origins as a slave to becoming a celebrated man of letters and a humanitarian in London - and the first identifiable man of African origin to vote in a Westminster election. He also published dances [with choreography], and we will be performing some of these in the 18th.-century Temple to Shakespeare built by the celebrated actor David Garrick, one of Sancho's acquaintances.


This event will be the first in a series engaging with Black History Month.

Dance leaders

Helen Davidge, Sally Petchey


The Capability Consort [using period instruments, pictured]

William Summers - Romantic Flute

Diane Moore - Classical/Romantic Violin

Jacob Garside - Classical/Romantic Cello

Ian Watt - Romantic Guitar


Contact William
07949 652 315
Garrick's Temple to Shakespeare, Garrick's Lawn, Hampton Court Road
TW12 2EJ
(view map)
Cost To be confirmed