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the knowledge festival


At Oxford House 10th - 12th October

Thursday 10th October: 4-6pm

Innovative knowledge: Disability History Month! Activities for the Classroom

Are you an innovative teacher who wants to learn ways of engaging with disability history month?

Chaired by Nicola Miles-Wildin, who played the starring role as Miranda in the Paralympic Opening Ceremony, alongside Sir Ian Mckellen. Teachers will have the opportunity to hear from creative practitioners about interesting and creative ways they can connect their classroom activity to Disability History Month.

Friday 11th October: 1-10pm

Creative knowledge: what sparks collaboration?

1-3pm Master classes

Green Candle Dance Company: Moving into Maturity - working with older people

£10 for the Master Class or £15 combined ticket for Mater Class + Wot? No Fish!!

A master class to introduce dance artists to some basic skills for leading dance sessions with older people. Areas covered will include:

Led by Green Candle’s Artistic Director, Fergus Early, and assisted by company staff, participants will take part in practical sessions as given to older people (standing and seated), including warm ups, stretching, a choreographed sequence and cool downs.

Kazzum Creative Tools - An Inclusive Approach
£10 for the Master Class or £15 combined ticket for Mater Class + Wot? No Fish!!

Led by Kazzum's Associate Director Nicola Miles-Wildin, this workshop unpacks Kazzum's approach to creative play within the theatre making process. The workshop explores how the combination of disabled artists and audiences can bring new creative tools to the devising process.

*Both sessions have limited capacity therefore to avoid disappoint please book in advance.

3-4pm Sparking Collaboration 'Artist networking event hosted by Zealous

It’s assumed that creativity and collaboration are made for each other, a playground of opportunity, but it’s not always plain sailing. How can you genuinely and effectively make the most of an inspired meeting of minds?

By the end of this facilitated networking session leave with a few tips to improve your collaborative process, and collect one or more new contacts; perhaps future collaborators...

5-6pm The pitch

Make your vote count at the live ‘pitch’ knowledge commission. Oxford House had 20 artist apply to be part of the pitch only 5 are successful - who will you choose to win the the pitch - come along and take part in the live vote and debate.

6-7pm ‘Confessions of a Lift Attendant by the Piquant Poet

Step into the surreal world of the lift attendant & take a ride with the piquant poet: Secrets, lies and curious whispers unfold in an intimate short performance for groups of five.

7.30-9pm Wot? No Fish!!

Tickets £10

bread&circuses presents Written and performed by Danny Braverman, Directed by Nick Philippou

"One of the best shows I've seen in Edinburgh this summer, indeed one of the most touching I've seen all year." The Guardian (Lyn Gardner)

★★★★The Times "a small gem" ★★★★ Exeunt Magazine "brilliant performance ... golden flashes of insight." ★★★★ A Younger Theatre "ecstatically optimistic" ★★★★ 3 Weeks "No one goes away hungry, but leaves utterly stuffed on rich, life-affirming stories."

The hit show from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe comes back to its East End roots for a one-off performance.

In 1926 shoemaker Ab Solomons drew a doodle on the wage-packet he gave to his wife Celie. Throughout their long marriage Ab developed his art, drawing a wage-packet cartoon every week. These cartoons chronicle Ab and Celie’s family life, through ups and downs, with wit, warmth and blistering honesty.

Danny Braverman’s solo show tells the story of how he discovered the lost art of his Great-uncle Ab. An extraordinary story about love, art, history … and catering.

Saturday 12th October 11am-4pm

Community knowledge: free family fun!

Have a snoop around Oxford House with your family. We are your local community arts centre and have lots of free family fun on offer all day long. Come and join in!

In the dance studio

11-12pm Language of Dance offer Dance Play -a session for parents and toddlers

2-3.30pm Just Jhoom - Bollywood styles dance taster

The fun continues all day at Oxford House

In the theatre - a chance to see a selection of alternative films for family audiences supported by Independent cinema organisation

In the foyer - come and play in our fantasy foyer with the PATH play workers

In the Gallery - Big Draw activity of ‘your tomorrow’, face painting, HeadSpace by Kazzum. HeadSpace invites visitors to place their heads inside a variety of miniature environments, immersing them in sights, sounds and smells of bizarre new worlds. From inside the audience will have a 360 degree view of the miniature internal environment and be submerged in the sounds and smells of this bizarre and quirky new world. It could be a steam filled Victorian train station, the view from the football pitch of a packed stadium or find yourself in someone else's living room.

Throughout October
2nd -16th October The Local knowledge'

The local knowledge is an exhibition which reflects the vibrancy of the local area showing a diverse range of local artist’s practice.

Join us on the First Thursday of the month when the exhibition launched 3rd October 2013.

For more detailed information about any of the festival days please telephone us on: 020 7739 9001 Email: neesha.badhan@oxfordhouse.org.uk twitter:@oxhse facebook.com/oh.bethnalgreen