12 Steps to De-stressing

Assessments, auditions and applications making you stressed out?

At this busy time of the year it’s easy to feel overwhelmed, so here are our top twelve ways to de-stress that you can follow this fortnight.


1. Relax and listen to the music (for FREE)

Next week, enjoy not one but TWO free evening recitals.

First, head to the Theatre Studio on MON 14 MAY at 19.00h to hear the Smith Quartet, one of Trinity Laban’s Carne Trust Ensembles in Residence. Follow with a dose of pianist Douglas Finch on TUE 15 MAY at 18.00h, Peacock Room.


2. Take time to say thank you


3. Realise the benefits of the arts


Need more convincing? Read how Alumnus Emily Jenkins’s weekly community dance sessions have shown significant benefits for women affected by cancer, are addressing a recognised need for post treatment support, and are now increasing in popularity across London.  Read more.


4. Feel inspired by our Jazzers

Alumnus Nubya Garcia was named Breakthrough Act of the Year and Ezra Collective were named UK Jazz Act of the Year at the fifth annual JazzFM Awards! Congratulations! Read more.


5. Get out and enjoy the sunshine

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Hump day ☀️

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The Laban Building is as beautiful inside as it is out. Catch our studio spaces in a key sequence  in film ‘Choreographing History’ with choreographer Shobana Jeyasingh  in collaboration with Sadler’s Wells, available on BBC iPlayer. Find out more.


6. Make plans you can look forward to

Did you know that booking for the BBC Proms opens on SAT 12 MAY? Our pick is the BSO Resound’s Proms concert on 27 August. Led by Trinity Laban musician James Rose, and featuring alumnus percussionist Philip Howells, the ensemble is the first disability-led ensemble to perform at the festival.


7. Do something different

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Why not switch it up and get moving by dropping in to a public class at the Laban building led by a guest dance artist? You’re sure to feel rejuvenated after one of these fast-paced and varied sessions on a Wednesday evening. Only £7 for TL students and alumni. More info and book.


8. Don’t wish your time away… but do celebrate how far you’ve come



9. Open your mind

Trinity Laban are welcoming prospective students to get a unique insight into the music faculty on TUE 15 & WED 16 MAY at our Music Open Days . Why not follow our lead and open your mind to new perspectives and meet new friends?

(Don’t worry, it’ll soon be followed by our Dance Open Day on THU 5 JULY)


10. Catch up with old friends

They’ve been to Helsinki but Transitions DC will be back home at the Laban Theatre 30 MAY – 1 JUN. Come along and see the show. More info.


11. Enjoy your practice


12. De-stress with Doggies

Dogs Are Coming To Trinity Laban! Staff and Students can unwind with a canine down at the SU Space @ KCC tomorrow (FRI 11 MAY). Check your email for details of how to sign up.


You’re welcome.

To find out more ways that you can seek support, have a look at Student Services’ moodle page or get in touch.


And from our friends…

Jean Abreu: Solo for Two by Jean Abreu

WED 23 & THUR 24 May |20.00h & 19.30h |Purcell Room, Southbank Centre

Dance meets robotics in an exploration of cross-cultural identity by Trinity Laban alumnus and British-Brazilian choreographer Jean Abreu. Book now


A Truefitt Collective: Love & Spaghetti

THUR 31 MAY| 20.00h| Blue Elephant Theatre, Camberwell

Human interpersonal relationships are vital for our survival, so why are we so s*** at getting them right? A Truefitt Collective’s newest work explores the complexity, vulnerability and simplicity of human relationships. The evening also features two new dance performance works: Too Close to the Bone (Elisha Hamilton) and Sorry Flowers Die  (Jay Yule & Tommy Cattin). More info and book. More info and book.

Something missing? Let us know and share your TL life with us.

Tag @TrinityLaban Email: r.donnelly@trinitylaban.ac.uk

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