A celebration of African Heritage Culture and Well-Being
FREE ENTRY 12NOON - 8PM
Take time for yourself and enjoy a day of healing the mind, body and spirit. Come and join us and engage in a series of interactive workshops, panel discussions, film screenings and live entertainment.
(Please note times of workshops are subject to change and rescheduling)
12:00 - 12:30
Massage Techniques: Facilitator Sam King Holistic Massage Therapist
Learn through discussion and interactive demonstrations in the relief of muscle tension, joint aches and pains experienced when using a computer and sitting at a desk for long periods in the office, at home or as a gamer. Holistic Massage Therapist Sam King will also be available to provide a FREE head, neck and shoulder massage for attendees who sign up for a session on the day.
1:00 - 3:00 Sign-up from 12:30 *first come, first served*
FREE MINI MASSAGE SESSION:
Sign-up to a Head, Neck & Shoulder massage to relieve tension and rebalance your body and mind.
Creative Circle Art Workshop: Facilitator Artist/Teacher Abena Addo
Explore your creative side and experience working with a variety of new materials in a relaxed, friendly and informal environment. A choice between making a collaborative piece of art in a group or work on an individual project. Participants are also encouraged to bring an item or object to draw using various materials. All abilities are welcome and resources will be provided, but if you wish you can bring some materials to use or items to add to a collective piece. Participants who work on the communal piece of art will be sent a record of their work.
2:30 - 3:30
African Drumming Circle + Percussions: Facilitator Duke Baysee
This workshop is informal and open to all abilities to play in a group setting of improvisation or learn the techniques of African drumming accompanied with a selection of percussions.
3:30 - 4:45
Meditation and Practical Techniques: What is Meditation, Is It "Fi We" Facilitator Judy Worrell BACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist
A presentation and introduction on the benefits and origins of meditation. Participants will have the opportunity to take part in three exercises, 1. Breathing exercises regarding the physical, emotional, cognitive, interpersonal and spiritual benefits of deep breathing irrespective of your spiritual and cultural perspective. Learn how to negotiate obstacles e.g. negative thoughts, boredom and constant thinking. 2. Contemplation Meditation, participants are taken through a guided meditation and advised of the potential benefits in choosing a positive affirmation, uplifting quote, or scripture as emotional guidance. 3. Creative visualisation. Guided mediation with an explanation of the rational for its use and guidance when and when not to meditate. All exercises will be followed with a discussion and feedback.
5:00 - 5:30
QIGONG and REIKI: Facilitator Reiki Master Charles Turner
Join in and de-stress with Charles Turner Master Reiki instructor and rebalance during this session of breathing techniques, relaxation and mindfulness blend of Qigong with Reiki. All ages and abilities welcome.
5:30 - 6:30
HEALTH PRESENTATION `Understanding Your Rights: The Mental Health System and Services’
We all have been affected either personally or through someone we know who at some point in their life experienced an emotional setback or condition. This is an opportunity to gain an insight into the overarching reasons Black people are overrepresented in the mental health system from esteemed UK based African mental health professionals Jide Fayase (AMHP) Social Worker and LaReo Riviere Consultant in Mental Health Capacity Building. The presentation will inform and guide individuals of the practices and rights of Black services users and families when seeking advice or support for your mental well-being. Discussions will also cover guidance of the Mental Health Laws and institutions and alternatives to medication to gain more control and better quality of treatment and life.
6:30 - 7:30
Film Screening: Hosted by Dulani
TELEMA: Stand UP! and African Emancipation Day Reparations March 2016
TELEMA is screened In honour of Congo Week 16th - 22nd Oct. Breaking the Silence Congo Week is a week of activities that commemorates the millions of lives lost in the Congo conflict while celebrating the enormous human and natural potential that exists in the country followed by IBUKA reportage of The third annual reparations 1st August Emancipation Day Reparations March from Windrush Square, Brixton to 10 Downing Street and a discussion regarding overstanding Reparations origins hosted by Dulani.
7:30 PERFORMANCE: Spoken Word Artist Oms B and Poetry by Aneka Theolade accompanied by Artist Drew Sinclair playing the beautiful IDIOPAN instrument.
AFRICAN MARKET 12:00 - 8:00
A Selection of vendors exhibiting handmade products, arts and crafts, clothing and gifts and business promoting their products and services. The market is also an opportunity to socialise and network in an informal setting.
REFRESHMENTS ON SALE
Vegan cuisine and natural juices available and delicious desserts to devour or take home to enjoy.
For further information and stalls:
07947 988 072 firstname.lastname@example.org
This event is the result of Adinkra Arts Collective highly received 2015 Well-Being Festival in partnership with Bells Gardens Tenants & Residents Association.