JOS Open Inclusive Music and Arts Workshops (Hackney)

Event details

Event date: 
14 June 2016
Event duration: 
10am - 5pm (see timetable)
Type of event: 
Workshop / participation
All ages
Access for wheelchair users: 
Other access provisions or restrictions: 
Wheelchair access and inclusive toilet facilities available in situ
Venue name: 
Chats Palace Arts Centre
42-44 Brooksby's Walk Homerton
E9 6DF



About the event

For People of All Ages and Abilities

No Experience Required - Just the will to Participate

Morning and Afternoon Inclusive Combined Music and Arts Workshops

Healthy eating cold buffet lunch in situ - you will need to book in advance if you require lunch

Entry by suggested donation: £5.00 morning - £5.00 afternoon - Lunch £5.00 (some free places and concessions are available upon request if made in advance)

10.00: Arrivals
10.30:-11.15: Introduction to the day
11.30:-12.30: Inclusive Music Session
12.30:-1.00: Set up for lunch
1.00:-2.00: Lunch in situ (vegetarian)
2.15:-3.15: Clown Lab - Inclusive Fun Games
3.15:-3.30: Rest break
3.30:-4.30: Building Our Care Skills Together
4.30:- Evaluation/Debrief
5.00: Departures

Joy of Sound workshops are open to all-comers. We meet to play music together using a large selection of instruments that are all available for participants to explore. Using JOS method that allows people of all abilities to play together on equal grounding, groups of different size improvise together in the round, creating a moving, engaging and often rousing music that grows from shared ability, focus and participation.

JOS specialises in designing and providing bespoke music instruments and instruments access devices that allow disabled and/or impaired participants to contribute equally as players, on their own terms, as co-creators towards a shared muse that grows to evolve into a natural flow of interconnected themes that arise from the group to resonate throughout the beautiful nave of St Peters Heritage Centre, a fine historic building and most generous supporter of the JOS project for the past 15 years. Every session is different, though approaches remain the same, outcomes vary uniquely and delightfully.

  • We encourage all participants to arrive before the session to settle-in before the start, so to gain experience of the session from start to completion.
  • No one is ever turned away
  • All are invited to attend for after session tea, biscuits and shared reflections.

Entrance is by suggested donation of £5

Come Join Us - Be Inspired


Joy of Sound (JOS)
William Longden


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