Get Involved: Membership & Volunteering


Explore our projects and partnership work.

A highly successful first-ever Vortex Summer School took place from 4th – 23rd August 2014, with 5 workshops attended by 32 enthusiastic musicians aged from 7 to 69! Below you can see some pictures video, and listen to some of the performances. […]

SoundsCreative Projects Created and led by musician and workshop leader Tara Franks, SoundsCreative is an important partner for daytime workshops at the Vortex.   Tots Tunes The very popular music session for 0-5 year olds and their parents. This joy-filled class […]

Undercurrent A chance for a group of young people from Hackney to learn group composition skills & perform at the Vortex alongside world class musicians. Led by workshop leader Detta Danford, and with the input of a guest musician, the group […]

Gillett Square is a unique public space in Dalston, playing host to exciting outdoor events as well as providing a place for people to hang out in the heart of the bustling local area. The activity is run by a […]

We like to encourage people not just to listen to great music, but to get involved and have a go as well! Find out about our different workshop opportunities for all ages.

Local artist Gina Southgate transforms the look of the Vortex with her unique live jazz paintings. Our long running partnership has seen live performance painting take place at gigs, displays of her artwork on our walls, and collaborative work outdoors […]

Jazz is for the curious and intrepid LIVE Vortex takes you into the intimate Vortex Jazz Club with 3 concerts filmed before an audience.  14 episodes bring you extracts from the concerts along with interviews with musicians and surprising archival […]