Vocal Workshop with Zara McFarlane

Part of EFG London Jazz Festival

Sat 21 Oct, 12noon - 4pm

As part of our partnership with EFG London Jazz Festival, Studio 3 Arts are hosting a FREE vocal workshop led by Zara McFarlane on Sat 21 Oct, 12noon – 4pm.

Zara will be leading the workshop which will particularly celebrate the contribution of female vocalists and songwriters to jazz and associated genres. All genders are welcome to take part.


For ages 13-20 years.

Judi Jackson

Part of EFG London Jazz Festival

Sat 18 Nov, 7pm

This event has been cancelled. Visit www.efglondonjazzfestival.org.uk/events for more events in the festival throughout London and Barking & Dagenham. 

Judi Jackson will also be appearing as part of the EFG London Jazz Festival on Sunday 12 November at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, South Bank Centre. More details and tickets available from www.efglondonjazzfestival.org.uk/events/judi-jackson-3

After winning vocalist of the year at the 2020 Jazz FM awards, Judi Jackson has continued to put her world-class talent in the spotlight. Last year saw her sell-out a prestigious London show at the Jazz Café, while her growing reputation was augmented as BBC Radio 2 playlisted her track River.

Jackson’s American Songbook live show includes her own interpretations of songs from jazz greats such as Nina Simone, Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald along with her original soul-infused music to create an unforgettable performance .

Support comes from tyroneisaacstuart, an East London-born & based artist, primarily using practices based in Dance, Jazz & Visual Art to make interdisciplinary work.  Tyrone has worked with Moses Boyd, Mark Kavuma, Shabaka Hutchings and Cassie Kinoshi, and will be playing a solo set in the bar.

This event is part of a partnership between the EFG London Jazz Festival and the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, celebrating the cultural heritage of the borough through gigs in local community venues, workshops for people to get involved in music-making and pop-up performances happening across the borough, taking place 10-19th November 2023.

Judi Jackson grew in Roanoke, Virginia, playing piano and singing in the church choir. Inspired by the greats – Betty Carter, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald and Nina Simone – her career started to take shape in her teens. At 16 she opened for Mavis Staples, and two years later, teamed with jazz fusionists Snarky Puppy. When she moved to London, she channelled influences such as Joni Mitchell, Sade and Erykah Badu into her acclaimed EP Blame It On My Youth. She was voted Vocalist of the Year at the 2020 Jazz FM Awards. Last year she released her full-length debut album Grace.

Page, Stage, Script

3 night theatre festival

Fri 29, Sat 30 Sep & Sun 1 Oct

Co-curated by Jade Hackett and Ashley Joseph 

Discover fresh new theatre, spoken word, live music, theatrical comedy and contemporary dance performances. Over three action-packed nights Page, Stage, Script presents 12 original performances, celebrating 12 diverse artists creating brilliant new work.

Programmed by Jade Hackett and Ashley Jospeh, our co-curators have selected work from a top collection of established artists and performers, alongside exciting up-and-coming artists and outstanding local East London talent. From original theatre and multi-disciplinary dance performances, to spoken word and live music, join us to experience inspiring, uplifting and socially relevant live art.

Each evening, four diverse artists take to the Studio 3 Arts stage. Check out the line-up below.

Doors open one hour before performances start, so why not arrive early and enjoy the pre-show menu from Gems Delights alongside drinks from our fully-licenced BAR and sounds from DJ R-Trax

Fri 29 Sep – Artists & line-up

Sat 30 Sep – Artists & line-up

Sun 1 Oct – Artists & line-up

Friday 29 September

Mönöchröme – You coming studio?

Join alternative R&B duo Mönöchröme on a candid journey behind their music; lifting the lid on the trials, tribulations and situations that inspire their work. Undiluted and straight-from-the-source, welcome to their truths.
Meet the artists>>

Justice – Lost in My Love

Exploring some of the big themes of life in a personalised fashion, Justice shares intricate and intimate experiences that everyone should find something to relate to. This spoken word piece takes us to the only place we ever are and need to be, to find the answers to ourselves and the important questions we ask throughout this journey.
Meet the artists>>

Dani Harris-Walters – Happy Father’s Day 

Hip-hop dance vocabulary, rap and narration are wondrously crafted in solo work Happy Father’s Day; a reflective coming-of-age story with a comedic edge. Through anecdotal sketches, Dani Harris-Walters takes audiences on a heart-stirring journey exploring a vital relationship from an unexpected point of view.
Meet the artists>>

Cherilyn Albert – BFG

The sounds of trailblazers such as Dinah Washington, Nina Simone and Sarah Vaughan, pour onto a moonlit stage in a tribute to black female greats of the past, present, and future. This dance piece pays homage to the huge imprint that black female jazz musicians made, to give right to the celebration of all black art.
Meet the artists>>

Saturday 30 September

Danny Bailey – Finding Olokun

Finding Olokun is a play that explores the lasting effects that colonisation has had on African spirituality and how through the process of bastardising African communities from their customs has impacted the diasporas sense of self identity, aspirations, relationships, purpose and their ideas about the after life. Danny will be sharing a 30 min excerpt of the play.
Meet the artists>>

Gail Egebeson – What Are You Looking At?!

A theatrical comedy that explores the meaning of Blackness in the UK from the viewpoint of a Nigerian comedian who has recently moved over here. As she struggles to fit in, what seemed so straightforward gets even more complicated than expected.
Meet the artists>>

Bradley Charles – Black Tea

Follow a story about a young boy managing the challenge of the passing of his father and the idea of becoming a new dad. All told through music, dance, and spoken word.
Meet the artists>>

Olivia Francis – The Echoes

The echoes of the voices in my head. Feeling trapped in those voices and needing to escape. I need to find my freedom. Fight or flight? I want to fight I want to break through. I’m going to keep putting one foot in front of the other.
Meet the artists>>

Sunday 1 October

Razak Osman

Here’s some advice. Mind the gap, stand behind the yellow and stop pissing in the cross passages. Follow the funny, bizarre, and wild experiences witnessed by an actor working on the night tube at a London Underground station.
Meet the artists>>

Eleanor Kane – Up the Road

Up The Road is a show about loneliness on a London commute, using verbatim bits of text from passers by on the tube.
Meet the artists>>

Dionne Reid – KiD iN YOU

The perfect fusion of play and music, this music-themed wonderland offers a unique and immersive experience for all participants and a chance to explore a world where fun meets melodies.
Meet the artists>>

Jordan Aaron

A step into three different lives, all with the exact same story, from different parts of the world. They reminisce on the times they had and share regret for missed opportunities, speaking directly to the audience about how much of an impact the performing arts community can have on a young person. Will they settle for the life they have? Or will they make a change?
Meet the artists>>


Jade Hacket

Jade has worked extensively in dance, theatre and music. Choreographer and Movement Director  credits include: Miss Saigon at Sheffield Crucible, Hex at the National Theatre, White Noise at the Bridge Theatre, The Tide (commissioned piece for Talawa). Jade was Associate Director and Choreographer for Get UP Stand Up: The Bob Marley Musical and Associate Choreographer on For Black Boys at Royal court and Apollo Theatre.

Actor and performer: Sylvia at the Old Vic, Nine Night at Trafalgar Studios and A Monster Calls on UK and US tour.

Dance performances include: The Pied Piper at Theatre Royal Stratford East, Blaze (Germany and Dubai tour), Into the Woods (London and UK tour), The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party at the Roundhouse, Some Like It Hip Hop at the Peacock.

Commercial work has included: Street Dance 3D: The Movie, Adidas campaigns, Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the London 2012 Olympics and Baku 2015 European Games.

Ashley Joseph

Ashley is a talented actor, presenter and writer. TV and Film credits include: Gary in Justins House (CBeebies), Doctors (BBC), Sex Lattes and Hilarious Dating (Amazon Prime), Al Cowlings in Nicole and OJ, All About the McKenzies (ITV2), Laur and Disorder (Masked Pony Productions), Lenny Henry’s Funny Black Singles (Leopard Films, BBC Comedy), EastEnders (BBC) and Strapped (Central Films). Ashley voices the role of Jared in the award-winning Black British BBC animated series JoJo & Gran Gran which can currently be seen on CBeebies and the BBCiplayer streaming service.

Theatre credits include: Red Dirt (Arcola Theatre), Jack and The Beanstalk (The Shaw Theatre), The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds her Chameleon Skin and Robin Hood (Theatre Royal Stratford East), Aladdin (DeMontfort Hall Leicester), The Warriors LDN (The Barbican), Look Black in Laughter (Hackney Empire), Look to the Sky (Half Moon Theatre UK tour), Twelfth Night (Nottingham Playhouse), Locked In (Half Moon Theatre National Tour), The Blacks (Stratford East), Father’s and Son’s (The Albany Theatre), The Dong (London Bubble) and Sugar Snap (Soho Theatre).

Presenting credits include: The Sir Ashley J & DJ B-Radz Live Nation takeover show, Saudia Arabia Formula E Concerts, Latitude Festival, Dubai Music Week (Live Nation), MTV Base, BBC’s Radio 1 Hackney Weekend Festival, The 2012 Olympics and Paralympics, torch relays (BBC & CH4), Serious About StreetDance Championships (Indigo O2). Ashley is the Emcee for international Hip-Hop show BLAZE (Holland, Bahrain, Belgium, Berlin and Dubai). He is also the presenter and co-creator of the UK hit improvised comedy show, ACTing Up!

Landmark Urban Arts Camp

Summer holiday activities for ages 8-16 years

31 July - 11 Aug


Join our team of brilliant artists at Studio 3 Arts this summer holiday, for our 2023 Urban Arts Camp. Share your skills with us and learn new techniques in dance, drama, and visual arts to bring together a unique immersive experience that explores the themes of journeys, travel and identity within and beyond your imagination.

We have two camps for young people aged 8-16 years to choose from. Come along to Studio 3 in Boundary Road, Barking or Heath Park in Dagenham. See map below.

The Arts Camp also includes organised fun trips to external venues and events.

IT’S COMPLETELY FREE AND INCLUDES LUNCH EVERY DAY, as part of the Holiday Activities and Food programme.

Book a place by using the link on this page. Your place is confirmed when the consent form is signed and returned. If you have any questions please email sharlene@studio3arts.org.uk or call 0208 5947136.


In partnership with

Studio 3 Arts - Barking

Address: Studio 3 Arts, Galleon Centre, Boundary Rd, Barking IG11 7JR

15 minutes walk from Barking town centre and train/tube station.   

Buses: The 62 Bus runs along the Gascoigne Road and stops close to Studio 3 Arts. Get off at the stop called ‘Boundary Road’, then we’re just a minute’s walk along Boundary Road. (https://tfl.gov.uk/bus/route/62)

Other buses in Barking are: 287, 5, 368, EL1 EL2 – then 10-12 minute walk

Tube & Train: Barking has great public transport connections with District Line, Hammersmith & City, Overground and C2C services all coming into Barking Station. You can get from central London to Studio 3 Arts in less than an hour.

Heath Park Centre - Daganham

Address: Heath Park Community Centre, Rusholme Avenue, Dagenham RM10 7PR

The nearest Tube station is Dagenham East on the District Line (approx. 25 minute walk)

There are lots of local buses that stop near to Heath Park Community Centre, including bus numbers: 499, 173, 175, 673, 5, EL2

Pivotal – Women’s Empowerment Party

An evening celebration of creative women in Barking and Dagenham

Fri 24 Mar, 6.30pm - 11pm

For Women’s Empowerment Month, join us for an upbeat evening hosted by Studio 3 Arts, which brings together women from across the borough to share pivotal moments from a diverse network of creative experiences and perspectives.

The event will include pop-up performances, a DJ, licensed bar, interactive mini workshops, games, plus a Q&A talk with a panel of leading female creatives from East London that connects the realities, challenges, and triumphs of being a woman in the arts.

We will be joined by FOR DA GYAL DEM a female freestyle movement led by accomplished East London choreographer Kloe Dean, who will perform throughout the night.

Hosted by Akanele from One Room Live (@itsakanele). Spoken word performances by Miss Jacqui (@iAmMissJacqui) and Raniyah Roserie (@niyroserr).

This is a party, so feel free to get dressed up and bring you dancing shoes.  Tickets are free but must be prebooked due to capacity.


The Pivotal Women’s Empowerment Party takes place at Studio 3 Arts, Barking.

Address: Studio 3 Arts, Galleon Centre, Boundary Road, Barking IG11 7JR

15 minutes walk from Barking town centre and train/tube station.

Tube & Train: Barking has great public transport connections with District Line, Hammersmith & City, Overground and C2C services all coming into Barking Station. You can get from central London to Studio 3 Arts in less than an hour.

Buses: No. 62 Bus runs along the Gascoigne Road and stops very close to Studio 3 Arts. Get off at the stop named ‘Boundary Road’, then we’re just a minute’s walk along Boundary Road. (https://tfl.gov.uk/bus/route/62)

Other buses in Barking are: 287, 5, 368, EL1 EL2 – then 10-12 minute walk

Pivotal Exhibition

A visual arts exhibition recognising women artists in Barking and Dagenham.

Apo Barking, Unit 2
18 Mar – 15 Apr
Private View: Sat 18 Mar, 1-6pm

Follow the link for opening times and artists exhibiting.


Roundhouse Unsigned

LIVE FINAL: Sunday 24 July

LIVE FINAL: Sunday 24 July, 12:30pm & 5:00pm

Studio 3 Arts are working with the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham’s Roundhouse Music Festival to celebrate and platform local music talent in the borough, East London, Essex, and beyond.

Don’t miss the LIVE FINAL, as part of the Roundhouse Music Festival in Dagenham, and support the solo artists and groups moving one step closer to taking the top prize! From over 60 entrants, 3 heats, and the semi finals, 4 acts go through to the Live Final:

Jordan Hemingway & Band
Maxi Zee
The Kid and I
The Gents


Also at the festival...

Join us in the Pride & Joy Tent at The Roundhouse Music Festival on Sunday 24 July, 12-5pm. Hosted by Matty May, with an upbeat, fun-filled and FREE programme in a space that welcomes everyone and is open to all ages.


The Roundhouse Music Festival

Part of London Borough of Barking & Dagenham’s Roundhouse Music Festival on Sunday 24 July, 12noon – 9.30pm at Parsloes Park, Dagenham.

The Roundhouse Music Festival celebrates the rich musical history of the borough and the Roundhouse pub in the Becontree Estate which has played host to some of the world’s most famous rock bands and world-renowned acts including Queen, Elton John, Led Zepplin and Pink Floyd. Established in 1969 as the Village Blues Club, it was considered to be East London’s premier rock venue.

The Roundhouse Music Festival is back by popular demand and this year will be bigger, with more family attractions and big names in music! Our stage will star rock and ska acts from 60s and 70s plus new music as part of the Roundhouse Unsigned Competition. The event will include music, dance, exhibitions, international food stalls, tearoom, arena acts, family fun, rides and attractions.

Roundhouse Music Festival

The Roundhouse Unsigned Final will take place on the main stage at The Roundhouse Music Festival, Parsloes Park in Dagenham.

Free event – no tickets required