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About Us

A salon is a gathering of intellectual, social, political, and cultural elites under the roof of an inspiring hostess or host, partly to amuse one another and partly to refine their taste and increase their knowledge through conversation.

collective [kəˈlɛktɪv]

A collective is a group of entities that share or are motivated by at least one common issue or interest, or work together on a specific project(s) to achieve a common objective.

the salon: collective

[thˈee ˈsælɒn: kəˈlɛktɪv]



the salon:collective began through simple meetings bringing skilled artists of varied backgrounds together. Conversation, debates and the sharing of work was the aim; musicians played, actors read, artists showed their work. A natural progression from drawing room to public forum began to emerge, and we are now roaming around sharing our skills, picking up new artists to collaborate with, and producing events, shows & unique experiences.

Who are we?

the salon:collective is a community of interdisciplinary artists based at The Cockpit in London but we get around, to Laura Marling’s Secret Music and the floating Pirate Radio Party on the Thames as well as London’s oldest music hall, where we staged a family-friendly Twelfth Night last Christmas. As well as training actors, we create and collaborate in events, from a wake-up call for clubbers in Hoxton, Morning Glory, to a Midsummer Night’s Dream themed picnic in Regent’s Park.Most recently, we’ve been taking our performances of the sonnets to Secret Music, Lost Lectures and a celebration for the literacy charity Beanstalk, and are shortly to perform at Wilderness Festival.


To empower by sharing skills and supporting the collective’s independent & group aspirations, through creating new work, providing workshops & seminars for artists’ development & connecting with audiences far and wide.


Team Salon

Salon Patron – Miriam Margolyes O.B.E
Artistic Director – Dominic Kelly
Organisational Director – Lizzie Conrad Hughes
Finance Director – Dewi Hughes
Head of Communication – Geraldine Brennan
Head of Events – Dajana Trtanj
Online Editor – Megan Hockley
Project Manager – Monica Del Vecchio
Social Media Manager – Anabel Barnston
Head of Music – Esmeralda Condes Ruiz
Associate Photographer – Kim Hardy
Creative Consultants – Lliana Bird, Annalisa Hoadley, Jemma Gross, Angela Bull, Kim Gilchrist, Sam Moyo

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