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.
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
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
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
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!