Thursday, 31 July 2014

Happening this week!!!

Dear Friends,

Please find one last reminder and details for our forthcoming Outsiders Poetry, happening in the Southern Grove Community Centre, Southern Grove E3 4PX, Sunday the 3rd of August, 2-5pm.

This is only 5 minute walking from Mile End tube station; pay attention to the clear Shuffle Festival signposts that have been distributed around the area to find the site with ease.

Our event was initially planned to happen in a tent, within the cemetery park grounds. However considering the mobility issues some of our members face and the distress some people experience in finding new locations, we considered ideal having the event in a more accessible location instead, with accessible toilets and so on.

Southern Grove Community Centre will be open all day 12pm-10pm, with a programme of activities and film projections aimed to engage the deaf community, but obviously open to everyone. On the day we will be providing ear plugs to the hearing audience, in order to let you experience the event in a more visual way, and give a rest to your ears. We look forward to the feedback.

PROGRAMME PREVIEW - Sunday 3rd of August 12pm -10pm

12pm: We start the day with a Gong Bath to awaken and balance all senses. Make sure you find a comfortable position, seated or lying down ready to start by 12pm sharp. Sit back and relax and get ready to be immersed by the healing frequencies and vibrations that aim to set mind and body free. Very curious to hear Deaf peoples feed back to this. Courtesy of Otto Sound Therapy http://www.ottosoundtherapy.com/

The lucky ones that arrive nice and early to the festival will get the chance to book a free taster session of either Indian head massage or Acupuncture, with one of our five therapists, between 12-2pm ONLY. First comes first served.

1pm: Following Deafinitely Theatre successful sell out " Midsummer Night's Dream" in British Sign Language at the Shakespeare Globe last June, come along to watch "Shakespeare: Found in Translation". The documentary that tells all about the making of the play, during the research and rehearsals time.

1.30 pm: Join us for an intimate performance by Sign Song Diva Caroline Parker, MBE http://www.simplesite.com/carosparks/

2pm - 5pm: Outsiders Poetry. Following the successful participation at the Summer Shuffle 2013, local well know artists and mental health survivors will be sharing some of their work. Music, poetry and performance will be assisted by BSL interpreting and captioning. Some front seats will be reserved to visually impaired and less mobile people, let us know if you require one, pls. Come along to see Jazzman John Clarke leading the afternnon that will see among others performances by David Kessel, Frank Bangay, Eamer O'Keeffe, Stephen Watts, Cristina Viti, Graham Jones, David Amery, John Zammit, John Stiles, Max Love.

5 pm: Film "Together" (1956) A black and white film telling the story of two deaf friends, filmed around our very Mile End area, post WW2. Is that BSL that they are using to communicate?

6 pm: Tête-à-tête with Deaf Director Ted Evans, multi awards winner maker of the drama "The End".

7 pm- 10 pm: "Best of Deaf" projecting a selection of award winning British Deaf short films and popular comedies.

The Shuffle Festival opened yesterday with a large feast offered to the community: it will be offering films, events and activities to suit the whole family, giving the chance to experience the beauty of this (forgotten-to-some) oasis of peace. We take the chance to wish the very best to volunteers and organisers for their hard work in making this happen.

Please note that mental health films will be projected as part of the festival on Saturday 2 August from 4.30pm in the Southern Grove Centre. The event is free of charge and can be booked online to secure a seat or just turn up for Shuffle your Mind http://www.tickettailor.com/checkout/view-event/id/16499/chk/8012

Check the full programme on http://www.shufflefestival.com/programme/

Get out and about during this beautiful Summer!

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