11am-2pm: Visit Estorick Collection for a family workshops – Letters Alive Film explore the shapes and characters of letters using sensory materials. Squidge an S or cut out a C, arrange an A or mould an M and learn how to create a stop-frame animation to make them change shape and walk, run, dance or explode! This event runs on a drop-in basis so no booking is required. It is suitable for all ages and is free for children accompanied by a paying adult…
…and afterwards at 2pm and 3.10pm join Upswing for Topsy Turvy – an extraordinary immersive performance for families with young children. Finsbury Library will be transformed into a magical landscape – filled with stories animated through music, dance and acrobatics. Crrawl, hop and tumble through a variety of environments: which one would make the ideal home for you and your family? A chance to have fun together, play and explore a ‘Topsy Turvy’ world. Drawing inspiration from Upswing’s new production ‘The Ramshackle House’. Created by the makers of award winning family show, ‘Bedtime Stories’. Suitable for ages 3+ FREE entry.
From 12-6pm Breakin’ Convention & Lyrix Organix bring you Graffical, a FREE 2-day workshop (on 1 & 2 June) at Platform Youth Hub for 13-18 year olds. Working with two rap mentors, you will discuss your favourite rap songs and research their lyrical meanings. The rap mentors will then lead lyric writing workshops for you to write your own bars that would inspire the community. On the second day, you will bring your words to life by working closely with a graffer to make big graffiti murals to display in Islington for Word2017! Book Here
.. followed from 6-8pm by our first Book End No.1 – official festival launch at Platform Youth Hub – this year’s festival is framed by two special events to open and close the festivities. Join us for an opening conversation exploring the impact that the lyrics we listen to, write and speak can have on our own and our community’s wellbeing – a mix of live performances and debate with contributions from Key Changes, Lyrix Organix and Breakin’ Convention. Admission FREE