Day Ticket Friday 2nd October - Health & WELLth Festival

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The Place, 17 Duke's Rd, London WC1H 9PY

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This ticket enables you to attend all the workshops and performances on that day apart from the masterclasses (bought separately)

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Day Ticket Friday 2nd October

Health & WELLth Festival

*Suggested donation of £20 per ticket / pay-what-you-can-afford

*Over 18's only

*Please note that this ticket enables you to attend all the workshops and performances on that day apart from the masterclasses (which need to be bought separately). There is a limit to the number of places that can be allocated to each workshop and performance. Early arrival on the day will increase your chance to sign up to an event of your choice.

Venue: The Place

Address: 17 Duke's Rd, London WC1H 9PY

Punctuality & Preparation

For studio based workshops and performances please arrive outside the space 5 minutes early to be signed in and ensure a smooth and punctual start. If you do not arrive on time your place may be allocated to someone on the waiting list. Doors will be closed and no entry allowed five minutes passed the start time. Please arrive changed wearing appropriate clothing for the activity and note that no outdoor footwear is allowed in the studios. Female, male, genderneutral and accessible changing rooms with showers are available. Please ensure that you have washed your hands thoroughly as advised by Public Health England. No food or drink is allowed into the studios except for bottled water.

12pm – 7.30pm


Title: Arrival, Welcome and Registration

Facilitators: East 15 Acting School ‘Creative Producers’

Description: The public will be welcomed to the Festival at whatever time they arrive and invited to Register to attend studio based Workshops, Masterclasses and Performances happening this day. Food and drinks are available to purchase in the Café.

12.45pm – 1.15pm

Outside – Front of the Building

Title: Opening Ceremony ‘Flags & Dance’

Facilitators: Otavio Avancini, Gonzalo Alarcón (Cross Pollination Group) + East 15 ‘World Performance’ Artists, Manuela Bennini - PA music Ciranda.

Description: The public will meet with facilitators outside the front of The Place to witness the display of a huge flag accompanied by sacred drumming and performing arts. They will be led into the building for the Festival to commence.

1.25pm – 1.40pm


Title: ‘Introduction’

Facilitators: Drs. Alex Boyd & Andrea Maciel

Description: The Intercultural Roots Founder, Dr Alex Boyd and Intercultural Roots Artistic Director, Dr Andrea Maciel will each offer some words to open the Festival providing an introduction to the vision and mission of Intercultural Roots as well as thanking those people and organisations that have made the Festival possible.

2pm - 6pm


Title: ‘Hangout Space’

Description: Food & drink, Instruments, Singing, Performances and Chillin’ Out!

‘Moving Waste’ is an ongoing collaboration between artists Finlay Forbes-Gower and Alice Millen.

The duo aim to explore the abundance of waste discarded in the everyday and their human response and relationship to it. Through movement and play waste is reactivated and the redundant materials and objects are transformed into a new life form. ‘Moving Waste’ uses the human body and found materials in collaboration with one another, creating sculpture and live performance.

Within this particular body of work, the net (made from old vegetable bags) forms the role of an enzyme. Within it’s given surrounding, It holds, regulates and disperses wasted material.



Bruna Kadletz –

My land lives in me, directed by award-winning Irish filmmaker Alan Gilsenan and produced by Yellow Asylum Productions in association with the Tony Ryan Fund. Focusing on the plight of refugees worldwide, this filmic meditation by Brazilian author & humanitarian Bruna Kadletz attempts to offer a personal and spiritual response to the worst humanitarian crisis of our times.

Interweaving her personal story of inner transformation with a calling to humanitarian service, the film travels from Bruna’s hometown in Brazil to visit her displaced fellow citizens in the Amazon region and onwards to Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. It portrays an intimate account of the needs of forcibly displaced populations and asks searching questions of Bruna and us all. This story invokes people to listen to the call within their hearts so they can engage with the lives of displaced peoples more profoundly.

2pm – 3.30pm

Studio 1

Title: ‘Mental Toughness & Resilience’ Workshop

Facilitators: Drs. Ian Kenvyn & Alex Boyd

Description: This Workshop will enable participants to better understand their mental and physical health in relation to life / work balance in ecology the environment we live in. Practical exercises from embodied practices including Chinese Qigong will provide a toolkit for developing mental toughness and resilience through intensive breathing and relaxation to reduce volatility.

3.30pm – 4.30pm

Studio 1

Title: ‘A Dance Workshop to Make You Smile’

Facilitators: Sharon Parkes

Description: Sharon’s dance workshops will make you smile and bring you happiness. Her talent is getting people to feel safe enough to move and express themselves. People that have never danced before become brave warriors in her classes!

4.30pm - 6pm

Studio 1

Title: ‘Find Your Inner Voice’ Women Only Workshop

Facilitator: Ilona Domnich

Description: A singing and movement workshop for women only that will include confidence building, self-presentation and a sharing of experience. Facilitated within an empathetic, safe & encouraging atmosphere, the workshop will include breathing & vocal exercises, acting games, body engagement, trust building & mind focusing exercises with vocal techniques for empowerment, sense of inner strength, self-trust and self-projection.

6pm – 7.30pm


Title: ‘Fun Raiser’ Comedy with FREE Drinks & Nibbles

Facilitators: Gonzalo Alarcón (Cross Pollination Group) and East 15 ‘World Performance’ Artists

Description: Comic performances inviting you to experience the ‘Hatline’ and enticing and you to consider such amazing deals on les objet d'art as ‘One for the price of Two!’. Either clap your hands at the end or put them into your pocket and bring out some notes for the charities organising the Festival! And always remember that ‘Together we are never alone!’

Title: ‘Trombo' by Carolina Correa / Grupo dos Dois (Brazil)

A woman receives a diagnosis, which might be fatal. A diagnosis that, at that moment - for her - is fatal. A false diagnosis. A woman who feels pain, who feels blows, who seeks relief from her existence. Exams, tests and resonances. How many blows does it take for a body to stop being a body? Created from Carolina Correa’s personal experience, “TROMBO” is a flow of thoughts, images, voices and places of speech. A constant fluidity and its possible obstructions that reveal the fragility of the human body, especially when placed in a dehumanized position. With text by Sara Pinheiro and research in dance, performance and the universe of comedy directed by Tiago Gambogi and Juliana Pautilla.

*Suggested donation of £20 per ticket / pay-what-you-can-afford

Health & WELLth is organised and directed by Dr. Andrea Maciel and Dr. Alex Boyd and is part funded by the National Lottery Community Fund through a partnership of six UK registered charities led by Intercultural Roots.

Disabled Access and Facilities

There is a step-free entrance to The Place. All the studios, meeting spaces and facilities are accessible by lift. There are accessible changing rooms with shower, and accessible toilets.

We ask wheelchair users to wipe their wheels before entering the dance studios.

We are also open to access animals, please let us know when booking if you may be bringing one with you.

Photography & Video

Photography and recording of any part of the event, where allowed by the facilitator, should be used for non-commercial, personal purposes only. Photographs, film or other audio-visual material recorded may not be sold, used or published commercially in any way whatsoever unless authorised in writing by Intercultural Roots. The use of photographic equipment, mobile telephones, tablets or other electronic devices, must not inconvenience any other person at the event. Television, live streaming and other film cameras may be in operation at the event, and may include filming for live broadcast and to produce research documentation and promotional or commercial photographs and videos. By attending an Intercultural Roots event, you consent to filming, photography and sound recording of yourself. Intercultural Roots and related third parties may use such films, photographs and/or recordings (including any copies) of your actual or simulated likeness without payment in perpetuity.

Medical Disclaimer

In attending this Intercultural Roots event you attest that, to the best of your knowledge, you suffer from no medical or physical condition or disability that will or might increase the normal risks associated with exercise; and / or your doctor has approved your participation in our activities.

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