Day 5 – Wednesday, 14 March

Senior (55+) Stretch, Move and Strengthen

A fun senior aerobic class that has been running for more than six years. Improve your posture and all-round wellbeing. Just drop in, first session totally free, or phone Gus on 07766 005 139 to find out more.

Telegraph Hill Centre, Narthex

FREE

12:15-1:15pm

OASIS: Empowering Discussion around Mental Health

Everyone is welcome to attend our two events at the festival. On the 14th, a collaborative workshop focusing on self-care and compassion. Create a wellbeing toolkit of what keeps you well and what do if you need support; to keep and share with others in your life. On 23rd, a dynamic panel discussion with a particular focus on psychotic experiences, mental health and seeking help. OASIS is a health service who work with young people in South London with unusual experiences. We want this to be a safe and inclusive space for everyone to feel able to share and speak without judgement. We are really friendly and will be available after these events to answer any questions if you wanted to speak privately.

Telegraph Hill Centre, Lounge

FREE

4:00-5:00pm

Parenting Boys: Best Ways to Manage Behaviour

How do you manage energetic behaviour in boys? Do they require a different approach and if so what do the professionals use? This two-hour session gives tips, techniques to manage behaviour. It also will include creating your own best approach to supporting your boy’s development, learning and emotional management.

BeBright Training Centre, above the Hill Station

FREE

6:00-8:00pm

Latin Rhythm with Words

Learn cool Latin dance steps and key Spanish numbers and words in rhythm with this vibrant session that comes handy when in holiday, too! Regular Wednesdays are £ 5.00 p/session but this Festival Taster is free of charge! Children over 10 years old can come with an adult. One hour of low impact Latin basic dance steps covering styles such as Bachata, Salsa, Kizomba, Samba and more. Moves accompanied by key Spanish numbers and words making rhythm a tool to remember dance’s language of origin in an enjoyable way! Put on your shiniest top and dance shoes and head to Somerville for a Latin experience on Wednesdays from 6-7pm!

Somerville (SYPP), 260 Queen’s Road, SE14 5JN

FREE

6:00-7:00pm

Ukulele Taster Workshop for Adults

Do you have a ukulele that is just gathering dust and you never got around to learning how to play it?  At this workshop you will learn with others how to tune, hold and play simple songs on your ukulele.  From this you will found out why the ukulele is said to be the easiest musical instrument to learn to play.  And if you don’t have one (or can’t find it!) we have ones you can borrow for the evening.

Telegraph Hill Centre, Craftroom

(entrance from St Catherine’s Drive)

FREE

6:30-7:30pm

Come try an Iyengar Yoga class

A challenging and rejuvenating class focusing on alignment and stillness in the postures. A friendly group of mixed abilities. Please contact Mary on 07887513563 to book a space and ask any questions. All props provided.

Telegraph Hill Centre, Narthex

FREE

6:45-8:00pm

Ukulele: How to Play Caribbean Melodies

Sick of only strumming? Learn the basics of how to read tab and play Caribbean melodies on your ukulele. Not suitable for total beginners.

Telegraph Hill Centre, Craftroom

(entrance from St Catherine’s Drive)

FREE

7:45-8:45pm

Dealing with Dyslexia: Peer-to-Peer Discussion

Do you have a child with dyslexia? Have you experience with dyslexia and ways to deal with it? Do you want to share and explore different ways to manage it? What opportunities are out there to support learning? This is a peer-to-peer discussion, which encourages people with expertise to come and share their knowledge.

BeBright Training Centre, above the Hill Station

FREE

8:00-9:30pm

Express Yourself! BSL Poetry Slam and The Words Will Come

Express Yourself! encourages poets of all levels to participate in this competition of unspoken words. Share your life, share your ideas, share your emotions. It’s the audience that decides the winner, so be captivating, be thought-provoking, be mesmerising. This competition is tailored towards the deaf and hard of hearing community.

The Words will Come explores one woman’s personal journey through communication difficulties (aphasia) involving dance, music and humour. “Words are difficult for me, they are raw painful in my head. I often wish I never had to use words ever again, and yet …, I have this agonising, appalling dim recollection of a time, long ago when words were alive and meant something.”
Through speech and language therapy, early year reading books, memories of writing poetry, school teachers, Shakespeare, counselling courses, one woman is on a mission to communicate…

The Coffee Shop, Turnham Road, SE4 2HH

8:00-9:30pm £5 (£3)
To enter: hello@thecoffeeshopSE4.com

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Festival Open Mic

Come to The Telegraph for an eclectic evening of music, spoken word and performance. Beer, songs, sing-alongs, folk, pop, originals, poetry and pie.

The Telegraph, Dennett’s Road, SE14 5LW

FREE

8:00-11:30pm

A Chance to Dance…

With just a little direction to inspire us to move, this is based on some yoga, meditation and contemporary dance. Plus ambient music to help you move as you feel. Adults of all abilities welcome, just come in clothes you can move in. For more information maryphilomenamac@googlemail.com

Telegraph Hill Centre, Narthex

FREE

8:30-9:30pm

Caribbean Folksong: Chord Melody Style

Hone your skills in accompanying a song while playing the melody at the same time. For intermediate players who can read tab.

Telegraph Hill Centre, Craftroom

(entrance from St Catherine’s Drive)

FREE

9:00-10:00pm