About Amberliegh

Amberliegh The Childrens Charity

The Childrens Charity

Amberliegh was formed when Sakumoh Dance Troupe (established in September 1989) and Drum & Dance Group merged under the former organisation’s charity number 801754 in 2007. Services were rationalised and integrated as follows:

Saturday morning drum and music session for parents and carers with babies and toddlers with special needs, disabled and able bodied at The Chestunuts Community Hall, The Chestnut Estate, Highbury 
Grange, Islington Thursday drum and dance session for 8-16 year olds which had been running at the St Mary’s Youth Club inUpper St,Islington.

Name Changed from Sakumoh Dance Troupe to Amberliegh in Sept 2007.

What's in a Name?

The name Amberliegh was chosen in memory of 2 children. Leah Amber, who passed away at 6 months old from SIDS and Billie Jordan who passed away at 14 years from Leukaemia. 

Using the two names, Leah amber and Billie Jordan, were combined to create AMBERLIEGH, pronounced Amberllie.
Billie Jordan Josiah  In Loving Memory  1992-2006
Billie Jordan Josiah 
In Loving Memory 

Our Mission

The aim of Amberliegh is to use creative and performing arts to empower children to build up self confidence and self esteem by participating in public performances including drum and dance. We provide a safe place for all the children to practice drum and dance and other musical activities at regular weekly classes, where they learn to work in partnership and without discrimination.

Laurette Josiah is the founder member and artistic director of Amberliegh. She delivers the regular Thursday and Saturday music, drum and dance practice sessions. She is supported by Akunna Skeete who used to deliver her own drum and dance project, which was registered as a charity in 1989.

There are approximately 5 active volunteers who are CRB checked and regularly contribute their time during projects, performances and the regular Thursday and Saturday classes.
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