Kids Love Lambeth and London Russian Ballet School are registered charities. Kll was founded early in 2005, by Evgeny Goremykin when he realised that too few local children had consistent access to activity and almost no experience of classical ballet. His long term aim was to grow a vocational Russian Ballet school which would be inclusive and accessible. He saw the charity as a vital means of encouraging awareness of ballet and classical music. With the growth of LRBS as a school and charity it has become possible to develop the work and offer a pathway for young children to the school itself.
It is easy to underestimate the impact of outreach performances. As soon as you attend one it is much easier to understand their significance. The overwhelming majority of young children in Lambeth schools have no exposure to the performing arts, let alone Ballet. A theatre trip is a dream that may be imagined but not experienced. The purpose of our outreach work is to change that situation as much as possible.
In partnership with local schools and teachers outreach performances have become part of some school’s curriculums. One such school, Stockwell, has been a partner with LRBS for over five years. At the last Stockwell outreach performance the young pupils compared what they saw with past performances in an informed and objective way. The question and answer session at the end was a joy. Even the school staff commented on the effect of the outreach work has had these young people’s view of life and themselves.
LRBS welcomes all support. The most valuable way to assist us is to make a donation to the school. Donations can be made personally from individuals, through a Trust or Foundation or even as part of a legacy. Corporate support is also very welcome. All donations directly benefit the students who attend the School. You can download our LRBS DONATION FORM and choose one of the payment options listed on the form.
Become a Friend: for a subscription of £25.00 you will receive information about performances and be invited to attend school events. For further information please download the subscription form.
If you are a UK taxpayer please remember to complete the gift aid declaration.
LRBS is an independent but inclusive ballet school. Places on vocational courses are offered regardless of financial background or ability to pay. As the school expands and demand for classes increases, we are eager to look for additional support to ensure the ethos of accessibility is maintained.
Performances, guest teachers from Russia, costumes, sets, tours, exchanges with other vocational schools and outreach work all form a vital part of a professional school and need considerable and solid funding.
Our outreach is taken very seriously. Both vocational students and dancers from LRBS participate in these performances which are an invaluable part of LRBS’s community role, as they serve to increase the aspirations and involvement of young people in the world of ballet. Funds are needed to cover the costs of transportation of our stage, flooring, costumes, music and lighting to and from events and for staff who work “behind the scenes”. On average an outreach performance costs £500. Each performance is usually viewed by over 250 children, with over 1800 children watching our performances last year! As part of the programme, children from Lambeth may attend any LRBS performance with their families free of charge. We also regularly perform to help raise funds for Trinity Hospice plus other charities.
For more information about our outreach work and how you can support it, please visit the CHARITY PAGE.
If you need to contact us please write to:
London Russian Ballet School
42 Clapham Manor Street
London SW4 6DZ
0044 207 498 0498