All workshops took place on Thursday 9th June at G Live and were free. A selection of the workshops are visible below. Plans are now being made for the next daisy festival. Sign up to our newsletter and join us on Facebook or Twitter to keep up to date with the latest developments.
Daisy festival 2016
Bell-ringing Boomwhackers! 10am – 11am.
The Orpheus Centre
Fancy making music by simply hitting things? Employing traditional bell-ringing techniques, we’ll use boomwhackers – musical tubes – to create rhythmic and melodic pieces of music that are fun and simple to play, in the style of STOMP. We’ll explore different rhythms, writing and developing tone rows, and ensemble playing skills.
Rhythm of Life 10.30am – 11.30am
Rhythmic Collision Dance Company would like to offer you the opportunity to dance in our workshop, exploring how you move as an individual and as part of a group. We will explore different ways to create dance and use music to express ourselves and celebrate who we are. Suitable for first time dancers or experienced dancers, together we will create a piece of dance in a welcoming and open environment.
Selfie mask making 10.20am, 11am, 12noon. Sessions last 30 minutes.
A mask making workshop suitable for all ages and abilities where you can take a ‘selfie’(picture of yourself), print it out, decorate it and turn into a fun mask to wear for the rest of the day.
If you want to wear it in the evening you can turn it into a bright carnival mask!
How we communicate! 11am – 12noon
Exploring the theme of “Communication”, this workshop examines the innate human desire to be in relationship with one another and what happens in the absence of communication.
Combining an hour long workshop and a twenty minute performance, this session will be run by actors with learning disabilities and is open to all.
Printmaking. 11am – 1pm
Ochre Print Studio
Ochre Print Studio are the largest open access printmaking studio in Surrey and invite you to a taste of printmaking at G Live. Capturing the carnival spirit on paper, learn to use an etching press and take home your own beautiful, multi-coloured unique print signed and ready for framing.
Poetry Sharing Workshop 1.10pm-2.40pm
Disability Arts Online
Most people dabble in poetry at some point in their lives. Some of us turn to writing poetry during difficult times in our lives as an outlet for deep-seated fears and anxieties. Some of us use poetry as an alternative way of recording feelings about people or events that are important to us, or as an alternative way of keeping a diary. For others poetry can be the most direct form of self-expression when the creative urge takes hold.
This is an opportunity to gain confidence through sharing some of your poems and getting feedback from others. People bring a broad range of experience to the table in writing, reading/ performing and publishing poetry.
Storytelling patchwork quilt making 2pm – 4pm
Storytelling is a vehicle that can illustrate a message. It portrays a moment in time, and invites the viewers to imagine themselves in the situation. Taking inspiration from personal journeys and memories, this workshop for eight people offers the opportunity to try out some basic sewing and create your own piece of patchwork quilt to tell your story. When was the last time you told or heard a good story? Was it happy, sad, or funny? Was it meaningful? What message did the story convey? These are the stories we want to hear about little moments in your lives, little things that did or might happen.
Sticking Together Mosaics all day session
Drop in session, no ticket required.
The Sticking Together Mosaic workshop offers a taster session to show how much fun it can be as part of a group creating an original and durable piece of artwork which will be publicly displayed to brighten other people’s day. We shall be making a mosaic of 100cm x 60cm of a Turkish Kelim – a colourful carpet.