Shape Arts' 40th Birthday Bonanza

Shape Arts is a disability-led arts organisation and 2016 is our 40th year! Join us at Platform Southwark for our beautiful, radical, disability- and artist-led two-day birthday event consisting of an artist postcard exhibition and sale, two workshops and a party.
Visual artists have created postcards for us which we'll be exhibiting and selling for £30 each (Christmas presents perhaps...?). Proceeds will fund our bright and brilliant future activities towards putting an end to the marginalisation of disabled people in the arts. All are welcome to attend, including our joint Private View and birthday party on Friday 25 November from 6 - 9pm, as well as the closing drinks on Saturday 26 November from 5 - 7pm. We will also be hosting two free, accessible, BSL-interpreted workshops with a focus on creativity and disability.


Friday 25 November

10am - 6pm: All day artist postcard exhibition and sale - all welcome
2 - 4pm: Workshop - writer Bridget Minamore leads a group chat on experiences and management tactics of creative people who have depression and/or anxiety - BSL-interpreted; please RSVP
6 - 9pm: Private View / Shape's 40th birthday party - all welcome


Saturday 26 November

10am - 6pm: All day artist postcard exhibition and sale - all welcome
2 - 4pm: Workshop with Charlotte CHW - participatory visual, image-based brainstorm and group composition of short performances relating to performing the body in trauma - BSL-interpreted; please RSVP
5 - 7pm: Closing drinks / last chance to buy - all welcome
Platform Southwark is wheelchair accessible; all workshops are BSL interpreted. This event is totally free to attend, including the workshops, however it is essential to RSVP for workshops by emailing as spaces are limited. Both evenings will have a cash-only bar and all postcards will be for sale throughout the whole event, cash-only, at a fixed price of £30 each.
See you there!

November 25, 2016 at 10am - November 26, 2016


Platform Southwark
1 Joan St
London SE1 8BS
United Kingdom
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