call for contributors

do you have strong, considered thoughts on the inclusion of breakin’ in the Olympics? Would you like your opinions heard? Global Hip Hop Studies is a peer-reviewed, rigorous and community-responsive academic journal that publishes research on contemporary as well as historical issues and debates surrounding hip hop music and culture around the world. The editors […]


Veganuary was started in 2014 by a not-for-profit of the same name. Dedicated to encouraging companies and individuals to make the switch to plant based under the logic that it’s kinder to animals, good for your health and has long lasting environmental benefits. It can be extremely daunting to change your habits, even for a […]

time to break and a time to chill

HNY world. Today 5th January 1980, Rapper’s Delight by the Sugarhill Gang is the first hip hop single to reach the Billboard Top 40. This nugget of seminal information is one over 1000 historic Hip Hop facts in Mark 563 and Dokument press’s Hip Hop Journal. A wonderful Christmas present from SIN Cru Director, Ben […]

for the Creative in your life

searching for a very special limited edition gift for the Creative in your life? Head over to FullyDipped on Etsy to get your hands on the brand spanking new notebook. With a mix of lined and blank pages, this 50 page A5 landscape notebook is perfect as a set book for dancers; a black book […]

the olympics

It first started with discussions about breakin’s place in the 2018 Summer Youth Olympics. Older heads in the scene said it was a complicated process, the World Dance Sports Federation would have to have a clear plan and a lot of paperwork to be able to accept it as a category that they represented. Breakin’ […]

festive frivolities THIS friday

Whether you are weathering the storm or shedding a little tear for those of us still chillin’ in tier 3 lockdown, the inevitability of Christmas is upon us. Put up your tree, hang the tinsel, get out the mince pies, and book on to our festive Participate Digital pop up classes this Friday. 4.30pm – […]


We are ecstatic to announce we have been awarded the Culture Recovery Fund from Arts Council England and the UK Government. Culture creates jobs, supports livelihoods, and brings much needed joy to people, and the UK is a world leader across the creative industries. With an unprecedented investment through the £1.57bn Cultural Recovery Fund, coming […]

ancestral trauma and me

So pleased to announce the must read article published today in Black Ballad by Dr Michelle Nyangereka. Dr Nyangereka is a mother, a counselling psychologist, filmmaker, SIN Cru collaborator, and bestie. She was lead consultant on Fly No Filter’s Only When Its Feathers are Grown, and instrumental in helping Artistic Director Lucy retrace the steps […]