A Bit Of A Do

A FREE mini-festival of performance by artists and companies with and without disabilities.

21-22 September 2017

At TMRW, High Street, Croydon, CR0 1QQ

(Fully wheelchair accessible and British Sign Language interpreted)

DISCO DISCO is a new company of artists with learning disabilities, born out of Club Soda in Croydon, and now led by Drunken Chorus.

To celebrate the launch of DISCO DISCO, we have invited some of our favourite artists and companies to perform in a two-day extravaganza of work that defies category, confounds expectation and smashes barriers!

The event is headlined by Touretteshero & Captain Hotknives. On Thursday 21st September we’re partnering with Improbable to host a Devoted & Disgruntled Satellite Event on networks in the disability arts sector. And on both evenings we’ll have a bar run by the fantastic Ignition Brewery (beer brewed by adults with learning disabilities!).

FULL SCHEDULE

Thursday 21 September 2017

2-7pm: DEVOTED & DISGRUNTLED Satellite

An afternoon of talks and discussions about new and existing networks for organisations and artists with disabilities, presented in partnership with the Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy Programme. Join us to discover what support networks exist, what’s missing and what needs to be developed. We’ll have introductory talks, including key speaker Fiona Slater (Unlimited / Shape), followed by a D&D open space discussion led by Improbable, and winding down with a beer-tasting session with Ignition Brewery (beer brewed by adults with learning disabilities).

1.45pm: Registration, coffee & tea

2pm: Introductory talks from Drunken Chorus, Unlimited, Croydon Council

2.30pm: Devoted & Disgruntled

6-7pm: Beer Tasting with Ignition Brewery, plus snacks by Byte Cafe (TMRW)

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8-10.30pm: PARTY #1

A celebratory evening of performance, hosted by DISCO DISCO, with bar by Ignition Brewery

Featuring: Greg Wohead’s Stunt Double, performed by Dayo Koleosho (Access All Areas)

My Hands and Feet Are Wiggling by Emma Selwyn (Access All Areas)

Music from Men Diamler

Headliner: BRIGITTE APHRODITE

Plus Club Soda DJ

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Friday 22 September 2017

4-6.30pm: WORKSHOP with DISCO DISCO and Drunken Chorus

Join Drunken Chorus and DISCO DISCO for a relaxed and fun workshop for artists with or without disabilities. The workshop will explore some of the techniques used to create material for DISCO DISCO’s performances at A Bit Of A Do, including absurd party dances, singing animals and surreal improvisation.

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8-10.30pm: PARTY #2

A celebratory evening of performance, hosted by DISCO DISCO, with bar by Ignition Brewery

Featuring: Touretteshero with Captain Hotknives

What I See Is Killing Me by Hazel Bracken

1001 Really Funny Jokes Reach Theatre Company (GLYPT)

Levantes Dance Theatre

Plus Club Soda DJ

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All events at the festival are FREE (booking advised) and take place at TMRW in Croydon: The No.1 co-working and office space for Tech in south London.

We do everything we can to make events like this free, so that everyone can access them. However, if you would like to make a donation you can do so through our TotalGiving page: www.totalgiving.co.uk/donate/drunken-chorus.

A Bit Of A Do is made possible by generous support from Big Lottery Fund and the Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy Programme.