Holloway's low-key community arts centre and landmark of my leisurely landscape. Located on Parkhurst Road (a short bus ride from Camden Town, Caledonian Road and Holloway Road), the Arts Factory offers an interesting range of classes, from dance (try Master Francis Angol's African-Contemporary class) to photography, drawing to drumming. The payment scheme is rather accommodating: you can either pay per term or drop in on the day (on average £6 for 1 hour-class). They also have a café where you can have hot and cold drinks for less than a pound.
So that teenage kicks can come to light, or mature songwriters- belated by everyday life demands- can express themselves, the Arts Factory also provides rehearsing space at competitive rates (£5 to £10/hour), but you're best booking slots far in advance.
Nice studio, REALLY friendly staff, but the £1 fee at the door (on top of class fees) baffles me. I do think it puts people off. But on the other hand, I know these places need financial help and I always like to support arts facilities.
But there ya go. They offer tons of classes like ballroom, salsa, caipoera, zumba, ballet... check it out if you need a local dance facility.
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