Image: Micro-festival flyer. The We Are Lewisham and CRIPtic 2022 logos sit in the top lefthand corner against a black background. An orange banner sits below this, with the text ‘CRIPtic x Lewisham MicroFestival’, 16 July, Deptford Lounge, Workshops 10-6pm, Performance 7.30-9pm, £0, BSL Interpreted. Below this are images of five performers, from left to right, Daniel Sluman, Antonia Jade King, MC Geezer, Grace MacKenzie Parker and Miss Jacqui.

CRIPtic x Lewisham Micro-Festival is bursting onto the scene on 16th July, with a day of workshops and performances celebrating the explosive talent of deaf and disabled people in the borough. 

Running as part of Lewisham Borough of Culture 2022, over the day you can dive into workshops brimming with creativity and learn to scratch records from found materials, create poetry and turn recycling into craft.

As the sun sets, we’ve got an incredible lineup of performances from poet Daniel Sluman (recently shortlisted for TS Eliot Prize), singer-songwriter and poet Miss Jacqui (Roundhouse, Southbank, Theatre Royal Stratford East), singer-songwriter Grace Mackenzie Parker, poet Antonia Jade King, and Deaf Sign-Song Rapper and member of Deaf Rave, MC Geezer.

Deaf and disabled people are a core part of Lewisham’s creative culture. We can’t wait to share that with you.

Details 

  • Saturday 16th July
  • Deptford Lounge
  • Workshops: 10am-6pm
  • Performances: 7.30-9pm
  • Workshops: BSL interpreted. Performances: BSL Interpreted, audio description, captions, live stream available. Relaxed. £0.

Workshops

Creating a Recycled Metal Masterpiece: 10-12pm

Turn recycling into craft in this free workshop led by Phoebe Kaniewska.

This workshop will be an amazing chance to celebrate yourself and each other, through creating recycled masterpieces from old takeaway boxes and drink cans. Using embossing techniques, we will explore the impact of making beautiful art out of things that are often thrown away, and how by using recycled materials, we can making something unique and personal to us. We will then use these frames to mount a mixed media project about something that means a lot to us – whether that be through writing, collage, painting or something else entirely! The choice is yours, and this workshop will allow you to practice independently and creatively, before creating our own gallery wall of masterpieces.

£0. BSL Interpreted. Rest breaks. Relaxed.

Sensory Record Making: 12-2pm

Explore your senses in this workshop led by Composer and Abstract Turntablist Megan Steinberg.

Megan Steinberg is an experimental composer and abstract turntablist. She works with found sound,  chance procedures, graphic scores, quietness and microtonality. Her work looks at putting  accessibility at the start of creative process.

She has composed for incredible performers including Heather Roche, Juice Vocal Ensemble,  Distractfold, Apartment House and Lore Lixenberg.  Her music has been performed at Cafe OTO, Kings Place, IKLECTIK,  Grachtenfestival in Amsterdam, and Arts by the Sea Festival in Bournemouth, as well as on BBC Radio  3, Resonance FM and NTS Radio.

£0. BSL Interpreted. Rest breaks. Relaxed.

Writing Through The Body: 4-6pm

In this workshop explore your creativity through poetry and spoken word. Led by Daniel Sluman & Emily Brenchi

Daniel Sluman is a 35-year-old poet and disability rights activist. He co-edited the first major UK Disability poetry anthology Stairs and Whispers: D/deaf and Disabled Poets Write Back, and he has published three poetry collections with Nine Arches Press. His most recent collection, single window was released in September 2021, and was shortlisted for the TS Eliot Prize.

Emily Brenchi is a 30-year-old disabled writer and actor from South East London. She gained a BA in English and Drama in 2012 and is interested in exploring ideas around disability and the body on the page. Her photographs appear in her husband Daniel Sluman‘s T.S. Eliot shortlisted collection single window and her poems feature in places such as the Anthology of Illness (The Emma Press, 2020) and Wordgathering. She recently finished co-editing issue 16 of Butcher’s Dog poetry magazine.

£0. BSL Interpreted. Rest breaks. Relaxed. Live stream.

Performances

As the sun sets, we’ve got an incredible lineup of performances from poet Daniel Sluman (recently shortlisted for TS Eliot Prize), singer-songwriter and poet Miss Jacqui (Roundhouse, Southbank, Theatre Royal Stratford East), singer-songwriter Grace Mackenzie Parker, poet Antonia Jade King, and Deaf Sign-Song Rapper and member of Deaf Rave, MC Geezer.

£0. BSL Interpreted. Audio description. Captions. Live stream. Relaxed.