The Imperial Wharf Alexander Technique centre is a purpose built Alexander centre. It is owned and run by the Walter Carrington Educational Trust, a registered charity.
The Walter Carrington Educational Trust
The Walter Carrington Educational Trust was established in recognition of Walter Carrington’s contribution to the Alexander Technique. Its purpose is to continue the work of his teacher training programme in the Alexander Technique and to preserve his extensive archive collection on a charitable basis.
Walter Carrington (1915-2005) founded the Constructive Teaching Centre in 1960. In 2010 the training school and its associated activities became a charity, and the Trust established the Alexander Technique centre in Imperial Wharf in 2011.
The Constructive Teaching Centre
The Constructive Teaching Centre is the name for the teachers’ training course in the Alexander Technique, founded by Walter Carrington in 1960. It is a full-time, three-year course providing over 1,600 hours of training. It runs Monday to Friday at the Imperial Wharf centre, following the usual academic pattern of three terms per year.
Walter Carrington taught on F. M. Alexander’s training school for teachers of the Alexander Technique from 1946 until Alexander’s death in 1955. When Walter Carrington died in 2005, the training course was continued by Ruth Murray and a team of teachers. The training course became a charity in 2010, and moved to the Imperial Wharf centre in 2011.
You can read more about the Constructive Teaching Centre at www.constructiveteachingcentre.com.
The Walter Carrington Archives
The centre also houses the Walter Carrington Archives, which is one of the biggest collections of literature on the Alexander Technique.
The archives will in due time have its own website and be open to the public.
When our rooms are not being used for Alexander Technique teaching we welcome the opportunity for people to hire them. Three rooms are available to hire. The spaces are very versatile and other uses can be accommodated. The large room would be suitable for group classes and the two smaller rooms for small groups or one-to-one work. For more information please see Room Hire Fulham.