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BSL Interpreters: Nikki Harris and Marie Pascall There will be BSL roaming interpreting access for the Free Programme. Free programme events: Africa Utopia Marketplace 11.30 - 19.30, Level 2 Foyers, Southbank Centre, Free Open throughout
BSL Interpreters: Nikki Harris and Marie Pascall
There will be BSL roaming interpreting access for the Free Programme.
Free programme events:
Africa Utopia Marketplace
11.30 – 19.30, Level 2 Foyers, Southbank Centre, Free
Open throughout the weekend, the Africa Utopia Marketplace hosts a variety of stalls offering the latest in African-inspired fashion, accessories, books, art and homewares.
Head Wrap Bar
11.30 – 19.30, Level 2 Central Bar, Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall, Free
Uchenna Dance presents The Head Warp Diaries installation and Head Wrap Bar. Taken from the successful touring show, the installation features specially-commissioned artwork, poetry, hair and head wrap displays. The Head Wrap Bar is also a place to share experiences related to all things hair and learn and share different ways of tying head wraps.
Black in the Day Archive
12.00 – 16.00, Level 2 Archive Studio, Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall, Free
Black in the Day, a collective focused on documenting Black British life, take over Southbank Centre’s Archive Studio with a digital archive exhibition. The collective invites submissions from the public and will add photographs on the day, showcasing any aspect of Black life.
Mini-Making Workshop with AFRORETRO
12.00 – 15.00, Clore Ballroom or Level 4 Blue Bar, Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall, Free
AFRORETRO leads two afternoons of craft-making for people of any age and skill level in a variety of textile based activities including weaving African Ankara fabrics of West Africa and sewing upcycled fabrics and Ugandan bark cloth to make bags, wallets and more. AFRORETRO is an ethical and upcyling fashion and lifestyle brand headed by British Ugandan sisters Anna & Lilly. Their mission is to fuse both their homelands of England and Uganda into fashion, accessories, jewellery and creative happenings.
16.30, Clore Ballroom, Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall, Free
The People’s Catwalk gives visitors an opportunity to display their African-inspired street style and, in doing so, celebrate their heritage.
Africa Utopia Catwalk
17.15, Clore Ballroom, Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall, Free
In the Africa Utopia Catwalk, an energetic collaboration of fashion, music and art showcases the wonderful and diverse creativity of Africa.
(Saturday) 11:30 am - 6:00 pm
South Bank Centre
Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX
Interpreter: Sarah Granger Rachel has been the voice for her deaf mother since she was born, but now she is restless to be heard for herself. Together, they have found sanctuary
Interpreter: Sarah Granger
Rachel has been the voice for her deaf mother since she was born, but now she is restless to be heard for herself. Together, they have found sanctuary in a Quaker community that reveres silence. But the world is at war and it is becoming ever harder to live in Friendship. When a stranger arrives in their midst, their fragile peace is set to shatter.
This powerful new play from the acclaimed writer Charlotte Jones is a spellbinding exploration of the timeless challenges of bringing the truth to light.
Charlotte Jones’s multi award-winning play Humble Boy transferred to the West End and Broadway following a sell-out run at the National Theatre. Her other work includes The Lightning Play at the Almeida Theatre, The Dark at the Donmar Warehouse and Martha, Josie & The Chinese Elvis (UK tour).
Lydia Leonard was most recently seen in Oslo at the National Theatre and the West End. She was Tony Award-nominated for her role as Anne Boleyn in the RSC’s Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies; her screen credits include Virginia Woolf in Life in Squares.
Gerald Kyd’s many National Theatre credits include Three Winters, Children of the Sun and The Cherry Orchard; Hapgood at Hampstead Theatre and Trigorin in The Seagull for the RSC. Television includes Casualty and Humans.
Jean St Clair recently won Best Actress for the second time at Clin d’Oeil, the major French Deaf Film festival, for Signs of an Affair which she also wrote. Her theatre credits include Let Me Play The Lion Too (Told by an Idiot/Barbican), The Government Inspector (Birmingham Rep/Ramps on the Moon) and Children of a Lesser God (West End/national tour).
Director Natalie Abrahami makes her debut at Chichester; her recent productions include Queen Anne (RSC/West End) and Happy Days (Young Vic). She was Artistic Director of the Gate Theatre, Notting Hill from 2007 – 2012, and Associate Director at the Young Vic.
(also interpreted on 4th Aug 2.45pm)
(Tuesday) 7:45 pm - 10:00 pm
Chichester Festival Theatre
Oaklands Park, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 6AP
Interpreter: Sula Gleeson "Their production of my book The Midnight Gang is beautiful, and made me laugh and cry in equal measure. Do try and see it and all the work
Interpreter: Sula Gleeson
“Their production of my book The Midnight Gang is beautiful, and made me laugh and cry in equal measure. Do try and see it and all the work of the Chickenshed if you can.’ David Walliams
Following 2017’s rip-roaringly successful adaptation of The Midnight Gang, Chickenshed proudly presents a brand new adaptation of David Walliams’ acclaimed book, Mr Stink.
The very kind, but lonely, 12 year old Chloe invites the homeless ‘Mr Stink’ and his dog to leave behind the wooden bench where they have taken up residence and secretly move into her family’s shed. Matters become more complicated when Chloe’s mother – who has unfulfilled political ambitions – tries to take credit for Chloe’s generosity. And precisely who is Mr Stink, anyway?
Join us for a brilliantly staged version of this warm-hearted and funny story.
You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You might want to hold your nose.
(Friday) 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Chase Side, Southgate London, N14 4PE
26th-29th July DEAF FESTIVAL FANS If you would like to go to Standon Calling Festival this year and would like BSL Interpreting Access please let us know. Please click if you are interested
DEAF FESTIVAL FANS
If you would like to go to Standon Calling Festival this year and would like BSL Interpreting Access please let us know.
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(Sunday) 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
STANDON CALLING FESTIVAL
Collier\\'s End, Ware, Hertfordshire, SG11 1EE
BSL Interpreters: Jan Guest, Karl Llorca and Katie Labno CBBC’s Summer Social is a brand new Festival for kids (who can bring their
BSL Interpreters: Jan Guest, Karl Llorca and Katie Labno
CBBC’s Summer Social is a brand new Festival for kids (who can bring their grown-ups!)
It’s taking place across three days in August [3rd-5th] in Liverpool at Croxteth Country Park.
Each day of the festival will be packed with all your favourite CBBC and CBeebies faces along with stunning performances from musical stars like Union J, New Hope Club, Sophia Grace, Johnny Orlando and Mackenzie Ziegler.
The line-up will showcase the very best CBBC shows including The Next Step who will be performing a brand new dance experience, Saturday Mash Up, Worst Witch and will include appearances from CBBC stars including Hacker T Dog, Sam and Mark, Naomi Wilkinson and Ben Shires.
For the younger fans, CBeebies’ favourite, Mr Tumble will be on site along with a CBeebies Village packed with enticing activities and performances! Swashbuckle’s Cook and Line will be causing mayhem, you can go wild with Andy Day, discuss pets with Fern and Rory from Vet’s Tales, have a boogie at the groovy Go Jetters disco and even listen to a Bedtime Story or two.
If that isn’t enough excitement for your family there’ll be specially curated showcases from world-class orchestras, West End musicals, Opera and Ballet.
And, exiting news – we’re bringing you international music sensations Johnny Orlando and MacKenzie Ziegler performing their first UK gigs this year.
Running alongside the main stage will be a spectacular range of outdoor and indoor venues including a BBC Music Introducing and LIMF live performance stage with music curated from across Merseyside. You can get involved in all the imaginative and immersive activity zones, theatre shows and creative workshops which will be dotted around the historic Croxteth Country Park. Explore the Petting Farm, the Victorian Walled Garden and the Grade II listed Croxteth Hall which all form a fabulous backdrop to the very best of CBBC and CBeebies Entertainment.
Your summer starts here!
3 (Friday) 10:00 am - 5 (Sunday) 7:00 pm
pin Croxteth Hall and Country Park
Croxteth Hall and Country Park L12 0HB