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Open Senses presents
Open Senses: Ideas in Progress
Friday 8 June
All orders will be subject to a fee of £1.50 except if your tickets are free or if you are a member
IN A NUTSHELL
An evening showcasing new, cutting-edge projects and ideas, to stimulate and challenge the senses.
Open Senses was launched in May 2017 as the world’s first festival dedicated to sensory practice and research - uniting a diverse group of practitioners dedicated to exploring the senses. In 2018 we present Open Senses: Ideas in Progress, a series of events bringing sensorial enthusiasts together on a regular basis, with the goal of opening up pathways for experimentation and collaboration. It is designed to be a showcase of new ideas and projects that engage and explore the body and the senses. The programme, produced quarterly throughout 2018, will include performances, workshops, education projects, and installations that respond to a theme. Open Senses: Ideas in Progress June the audience will participate in socially motivated sensorial work that responds to Closeness & Belonging.
WHAT TO EXPECT
The event will feature three participatory projects that respond to a range of issues linked to closeness and belonging; including migration, politics of touch and tactile deprivation, and the identity of people with learning disabilities across history. Audience members will be encouraged to engage and experiment with the presenters, to be actively involved in the workshopping, to discuss the work presented with others and to connect in a profoundly different way.
Singa UK: SINGA is an international network enabling locals and newcomers of refugee and migrant backgrounds to connect with locals through the things we all love – food, the arts, sport, music, languages, nature, business skills and more.
27 Degrees: 27 degrees is a multicultural collective of artists creating sensory audience experiences in unusual spaces.
Bittersuite: BitterSuite is pioneering a new way to experience music through all the senses.
King's College London: King's is one of the world's leading research and teaching universities based in the heart of London.
The Bareface Collective: The Bareface Collective is a collective of artists putting a variety of disabled voices centre stage.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
'Disarming and wonderful' - Vice
'A sensorial extravaganza' - The Evening Standard
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THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW
There will be a BSL interpreter present on the night
Suitable for ages 16+ only
This event is wheelchair accessible.