Our singer-songwriters train with Simone Cornelius. They alternate week-by-week, working on singing technique one week and learning and practicing their songwriting skills the next. This way students can focus on the individual skills and hone them whilst also seeing how they complement each other. The Saturday sessions run continuously throughout the academic year. 2022 TERM 3: April 23 - May 28 Excluding … read more
Hosting a variety of events at McQueens Theatre & MAAD Vegan Restaurant
Ten piece bands, jazz jams, immersive theatre for kids, spoken word, open mic nights, competitive wrestling, film screenings and the list goes on!
Making use of our on-site fully operational, multi-booth music studio, Tony Mahama instructs budding producers, songwriters and rappers. Students work using Logic Pro X and have access to a wide range of microphones, keyboards, guitars, a turntable and live room. With as much or as little support as they need, students have free reign in the studio. No experience required. … read more
A chance to explore the actor in movement and a host of supporting skills to enhance your performance training with Steve Medlin. Lessons are in mime, mask, and pantomime blanche, stage combat and acro-balance. Alongside this, students explore highly stylised forms to understand how they fit into the modern world of theatre, TV and film. … read more
Led by Celia Greenwood, our young actors are guided through the next stage of performance skills and dramaturgy. With a new focus on text analysis, students explore character, action and voice. Students are encouraged to take ownership of their work and newly acquired drama skills by performing monologues and scenes. The Saturday sessions run continuously throughout the academic … read more
Led by acclaimed actor, writer & director Ché Walker. This class is designed for semi-professional actors aged 16+. Our current cohort ranges from ages 17-30. These sessions guide those in the process of applying to drama school, those who have already attended or those who wish to circumvent the drama school path altogether and begin working professionally. Students can also … read more
A chance to join a company and start to make theatre. Alongside writer/director Ché Walker and movement director/devisor Steve Medlin plus several visiting artists you will develop original work throughout the year and get the chance to perform at our in-house theatre to the public. The academic year will end with a drama showcase to the professional … read more
Songwriters' Club is an informal gathering for songwriters and composers of all ages/ ability to share and develop their material in a fun and supportive environment. The Open Mic night is an opportunity to perform your material onstage at Karamel. It's open to all members of the public, whether you wish to play or watch! … read more
Karamel presents: Tara Minton @ MAAD Tara Minton is an Australian born harpist, vocalist and composer. She is proudly endorsed by Camac Harps and holds a masters degree in jazz performance from The Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Well established as both an improvising harpist and vocalist, she has worked with Björk, Tom Walker, … read more
Photocredit: Robert Goodhew Formed in the mid-90s, the Tony Woods Project has recorded four highly-acclaimed albums of original folk/jazz/rock/world-inspired compositions: High Seas (1997), Lowlands (2004), Wind Shadows (2009) and Hidden Fires (2017). Whilst happily shifting gear between jigs and reels, Balkan dances, atmospheric ballads and ambient electronics, Tony Woods' jazz connections also play their part … read more
‘Old McDonald and the Three Pigs Plus…’ weaves the well known story of the Three Pigs with the easy to learn rhyme Old McDonald Had A Farm. Featuring a 5m wide book with 2m pop-ups, bright colourful pages, and lots of silly animal props. The Three Pigs are fed up with singing “Eee aye eee … read more
McQueens is our community theatre, named in honour of 5 supremely talented figures sharing this name, including: Steve, Butterfly and Alexander. The space is fit for live theatre and music, workshops, conferences and film screenings. McQueens is also home to Collage Voices’ drama & music youth programme.
MAAD is a plant-based fast food brand, a favourite amongst vegans London-wide. They run a variety of gigs including rap and hip hop nights, and talks with industry specialists. Formerly known as Karamel, the space still hosts our jazz and world music events.