Events

Welcome to Daedalus!

  • Saturday 05 August 2017, LBTH - Sef Townsend and Alia Alzougbi of East at Great Day Out at Victoria Park - Photo, Rehan Jamil

Express Yourself Through Stories

Do you like stories? And do you want to improve your confidence and communication? We’ve once again teamed up with the brilliant Sign For All, this time for a one-off session on storytelling for younger people. It’s a fun introduction to storytelling for BSL users and learners aged 14-18, taking place on Saturday 5th March 10.30am – 12 noon via Zoom.

The workshop will be facilitated by John Wilson, whose wide breadth of experience includes extensive work as a guide in museums, and Sef Townsend, an internationally celebrated storyteller. It will explore how we tell stories, not just with words but with our bodies, gestures and BSL.

Get in touch with Sign For All for more details.

We hope to see you there!

Protest Song Exchange

When?

11:30am-1pm, Sunday 6th February 2022

What?

This is an exciting opportunity for musicians and others with an interest in current and historical protest to get together and share songs, music and knowledge. Hosted by Daedalus Theatre Company and The Black Smock Band as part of the Mobile Incitement project, and also connected with the storytelling project East, the session offers an open, creative space for cultural exchange and collaboration, and to develop new skills and ways of working.

This is paid professional development opportunity, not a public event. Places are limited. That said, do get in touch if you’re interested in taking part.

Welcome to Guest Artist Saida Tani

We’re very excited to be joined by Saida Tani for our performances at Freedom and Independence Theatre Festival. Normally, at each place we visit with the project, we work with local people to create a bespoke version of the piece that reflects the radical history of the area. But here, well, we’re back in East London, our home territory. We’re the locals. So why not work with a locally much-loved star?

Make sure you get to see this! You can get your tickets here:

Hope to see you there!

You’re invited! East Voices Digital Series Online Launch Event

Stories and songs from London’s East End communities and beyond. This online event celebrates the launch of East Voices Digital Series.

Since June, Daedalus Theatre Company, in partnership with Numbi Arts, Bishwo Shahitto Kendro and Rua Arts, has hosted workshops and collaborated with East Londoners and a host of guest artists, to gather stories and music. We’re excited to now launch a series of storytelling videos hosted on the East Archive.

Intro to Storytelling – BSL workshop

We’re really excited to be teaming up with Sign for All for this workshop led by two amazing storytellers. Here are the details:

Date: Sat 9 October

Time: 10.30am – 12 noon

Location: Online via Zoom

What is it? A fun introduction to storytelling, exploring how we tell stories physically, with words and using BSL. This session will be BSL interpreted & facilitated by professional storyteller Sef Townsend and Deepa Shastri who is a Deaf theatre access consultant, BSL performer and presenter.

How to book: Contact info@signforallcommunity.co.uk to book your place and get the Zoom link.

Callout: East Voices Creative Assistant (closed)

East Voices Creative Assistant Callout: audio version

Please note: we’ve had a great a good response and have now closed this callout!


Our Creative Assistant will support the delivery of East Voices: A digital storytelling project

Fee:

£400 based on 4 days @£100

Timescale:

Pro rata with dates and times to be mutually agreed. The project will take place between June – September 2021.

East Voices: a preview

Thanks to our generous crowdfunders, we’ve made some great plans for East Voices, the next stage of our ongoing East storytelling project. We’re particularly excited to be partnering with BSK London and Numbi Arts to bring storytelling and story-sharing to an even wider range of people. The big idea behind East Voices is to test and then make available ways of working online, something we’ve never done with East outside of documenting our work on the East Archive. This approach allows us to continue doing our work of using stories to connect people and build bridges between communities, even as the pandemic drags on. That will all get underway soon. Watch this space!