WORD2020 Programme

WORD2020 from 17 June …
a special pop-up lockdown edition.
A mix of ANYTIME ACTIVITIES –  to enjoy whenever and as often as you like &
ONE-OFF EVENTS at specific dates & times.
(New activities & further details will be added as we go)

ANYTIME ACTIVITIES 17-30 June:

Daily…
WORD PLAY 2020
A programme of pre-recorded podcasts, poetry, music and more created by diverse artists and individuals of all ages exploring experiences of isolation, mental health, wellbeing and more in this extraordinary time. New content will be added as the festival progresses. Listen Here whenever you wish.

Daily…
Stories and Activities  – LITTLE ANGEL THEATRE
Every week day at midday.
Little Angel Theatre are releasing daily video stories, told by their talented team of performers. Enjoy classics such as Snow White and Beauty and the Beast, and discover lesser-known tales. Each story is accompanied by a craft activity, so you can recreate the characters as puppets using simple materials you’ll find at home.

Daily… 22-30 June
Insta-poetry & Poetry Postcards – ALL CHANGE
in collaboration with HOUSE OF ILLUSTRATION
Beautiful poetry created in lockdown by young parents, young women and older people working with All Change associate artists Francesca Beard, Cecilia Knapp and Sarah Blanc, illustrated by illustrators at House of Illustration  – posted on Instagram and in the St. Luke’s Centre lunch and newsletter deliveries to older residents.

Daily…
The Compact Coronavirus Timecapsule – COMPANY THREE
Join Company Three in a global project to capture young people’s experience of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Coronavirus Time Capsule is a project by Company Three and supported by the Anna Freud Centre to create new videos to give us an insight into young people’s experience of lockdown. The project was launched in the first week of UK lockdown March by Company Three so far over 150 groups from 16 countries have taken part. If you live in Islington it can also be part of an Islington wide time capsule project. Create your own with your group, or see the hundreds which have already been created on www.companythree.co.uk

Daily…
Summer Reading Challenge – THE READING AGENCY & ISLINGTON LIBRARY & HERITAGE SERVICES
Join THE SILLY SQUAD! The Summer Reading Challenge, presented by The Reading Agency, is delivered in partnership with public libraries and funded by Arts Council England. The Challenge encourages children aged 4 to 11 to enjoy the benefits of reading for pleasure over the summer holidays, providing lots of fun and enjoyment as well as helping to prevent the summer reading ‘dip’.

ONE-OFF EVENTS & ACTIVITIES
Dates, times, booking details:

Thursday 18 June 4-6pm
Music Industry Session with Bass 6 KEY CHANGES
Key Changes
shares some of Word2020’s commitment to creative disruption by parachuting smooth-tongued beatbox champ Bass 6 and Islington peoples’ poet Paul Lyalls into its Music Industry session for musicians with mental health experience over two consecutive weeks. Expect interactive word play and lyrical dexterity plus open mic from Key Changes’ artists.
Free to attend for all musicians who have mental health experience by advance registration to: artist@keychanges.org.uk 
Thursday 18 June 4pm
B Creative ALL CHANGE
Young women aged 16-25
are invited to join artists Cecilia Knapp – poetry/writing & Marysa Dowling – photography for a ZOOM arts activism workshop exploring KINDNESS . Book your place: projects@allchangearts.org

Saturday 20 June 2020 3pm

Lockdown Your Aerial – LYRIX ORGANIX
A special episode in collaboration with Word2020. Special guest Inua Ellams reads The Good Immigrant and we invite our partners Key Changes (music & mental health, StickzN15) and House of Illustration (Grace Attlee) for guest slots. Hosted by Dan Tsu.
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Sunday 21 June 2020 11am

Don’t Worry Little Crab – LITTLE ANGEL THEATRE
Little Crab and Very Big Crab live in a rockpool. Today, they’re going for a dip in the sea. “This is going to be so great!” says Little Crab. But then Little Crab catches a first glimpse of the water… Oh. The waves! They’re ENORMOUS. Will Little Crab be brave enough to go in?This puppetry adaptation of Chris Haughton’s picture book has been created by Folded Feather during the lockdown in association with Little Angel Theatre.
(Available until 30 Sep)
Monday 22 June 2020
WINDRUSH DAY Citizens of Empire Poem – ALL CHANGE
Listen to Citizens of Empire

written and performed by local resident Eula Harrison


Wednesday 24 JUNE 2020 11am

Silver Threads ALL CHANGE
Older residents aged 60+ are invited to join Francesca Beard to take part this #247 challenge online creative workshop for National Writing Day 2020. As we emerge from lockdown, the power of words to give voice and agency to our stories couldn’t be more pertinent. The challenge is intended as a moment of unity, of freedom and – most importantly – of fun where anyone who wants to be involved – can enjoy writing together and take a moment to express themselves.To book email: projects@allchangearts.org
Thursday 25 June 4-6pm
Music Industry Session with Paul Lyalls – KEY CHANGES
Key Changes shares some of Word2020’s commitment to creative disruption by parachuting smooth-tongued beatbox champ Bass 6 and Islington peoples’ poet Paul Lyalls into its Music Industry session for musicians with mental health experience over two consecutive weeks. Expect interactive word play and lyrical dexterity plus open mic from Key Changes’ artists.
Free to attend for all musicians who have mental health experience by advance registration to: artist@keychanges.org.uk
Friday 26 June 2020 6pm 
Freedom of Sexpression: Pride, Comics and Tom of Finland –
HOUSE OF ILLUSTRATION
Join comics expert Paul Gravett and Tom of Finland Foundation President Durk Dehner in conversation  to celebrate Pride – part of #Toms100 and Islington Word Festival. A Zoom event. Book your free ticket HERE
(Please note: this event will be recorded, contains sexual imagery and is for those aged 18+ only.)

Saturday 27 June 2020 12noon
Grandads, Dads & Lads
ALL CHANGE & ARSENAL IN THE COMMUNITY
A special online football themed poetry workshop with poet Paul Lyalls, bringing families, fans and football back together. Grandads, Dads and lads can book a place by emailing: projects@allchangearts.org

Sunday 28 June 2020 11am

When… LITTLE ANGEL THEATRE
“When I grow up I want to be clever and funny, wild and free”. In When… one little bear shares his hopes and dreams. Determined to explore the world yet stay true to himself, he heads off on an inspirational adventure.

This puppetry adaptation of Emma Dodd’s picture book has been created by Pinwheel theatre during the lockdown in association with Little Angel Theatre.
(Available until 30 Sep)