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Image:Switch On NOW
Mon 6 Jul - Sat 11 Jul
NOW Live Events and Deptford Lounge present

Switch On NOW

A festival of arts and mindfulness events tapping into your creative potential. NOW Live Events are delighted to be back at Deptford Lounge with an innovative programme of arts and wellbeing activities for all ages. On offer will be NOW’s unique and playful approach to literature, performance, craft, poetry, visual arts, spoken word, music, mindfulness meditation, workshops for children and more.

Image:Switch On NOW: The Unlympics
Tue 7 Jul
NOW Live Events and Deptford Lounge present

Switch On NOW: The Unlympics

This family friendly workshop takes familiar events and turns them upside down and inside out to playfully question whether being the biggest, fastest, strongest really is what we’re after. Events - in what will be a heptathlon - include the 100 metres Slowest Running, Strictly Come Tiniest Dancing and more. Practise your focusing skills in a whole new way.

Image:Switch On NOW: Mask Making Here & Now
Wed 8 Jul
NOW Live Events and Deptford Lounge present

Switch On NOW: Mask Making Here & Now

Mask Making is one of the most ancient art forms and the majority of cultures across the globe once had masks as a central part of ritual. It is a very personal journey to make one’s own mask. This Masketeers workshop is designed to make a personal totem piece and as the mask takes shape, the maker cannot help but reveal a part of themselves through the design, build and decoration. 

Image:Switch On NOW: Happy Children Learn Better
Sat 11 Jul
NOW Live Events and Deptford Lounge present

Switch On NOW: Happy Children Learn Better

In this workshop, children and families will experience INSIDE OUT’s 5 Keys to Happiness in fun and engaging ways.

Image:Switch On NOW: Reclaiming the Streets: Blue Plaque Moments
Sat 11 Jul
NOW Live Events and Deptford Lounge present

Switch On NOW: Reclaiming the Streets: Blue Plaque Moments

Alastair Creamer invites you to share your Deptford stories, memories and moments. He'll make some of these into a Blue Plaque Moment and you can be photographed next to your plaque. 

Image:Switch On NOW: Free to Move
Sat 11 Jul
NOW Live Events and Deptford Lounge present

Switch On NOW: Free to Move

Rediscover the joy of natural and engaging movement to some seriously contagious and foot tapping music. Learn new skills and tap into the power and joy of working in harmony.

Image:Switch On NOW: Mindfulness for Parents and Children
Sat 11 Jul
NOW Live Events and Deptford Lounge present

Switch On NOW: Mindfulness for Parents and Children

This interactive workshop for parents and children (3+) explores how we can be more aware through experiments in speaking, listening, colour, senses, movement and sitting like a frog. 

Image:Switch On NOW: Do Nice Be Kind Spread Happy
Sat 11 Jul
NOW Live Events and Deptford Lounge present

Switch On NOW: Do Nice Be Kind Spread Happy

Since August 2011, after a chance encounter in a post office in Deptford, Bernadette Russell decided to try to be kind to a stranger every single day for a year. Find out what Bernadette got up to that year and since, see some great pictures from her book Do Nice Be Kind Spread Happy and come do some fun kindnesses of your own.

Image:16 Singers
Thu 15 Oct - Fri 16 Oct
Dance Umbrella presents the world premiere of

16 Singers

16 Singers is a special experience. Created by Katherine Morley for babies aged 0 – 18 months and their grownups, it cleverly captures the attention of tiny spectators using breath, rhythms and song, and by blending movement with an intricate, moving set.