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‘Screaming at the Sea’: Outdoor Queer Voice Workshop

February 17 @ 1:00 PM

Free

Led by artist Greta Sharp and singer and choir leader Naomi Hammerton, this workshop creates a space to explore how we can safely, as a group, release sounds and emotions that can often not be expressed in many other spaces. Discover collective healing with the support of nature, supporting your personal journey with your voice.

‘Screaming at the Sea’ invites you to explore the range of your voice in relation to each other and the natural world, connecting inwards to find what sounds feel authentic to express. You will be led through breathwork and vocal exercises to warm up and engage in good vocal techniques to look after your voice in a way that works for you. We will play with vocal exercises to connect inwards, to each other, and to the sounds from nature around us to see how we can use our voice to tap into our inner worlds. The workshop will culminate in the opportunity to freely express vocally, with the support of the group and nature, what comes up for you.

This workshop is a trans, queer, crip*, mad** centered space. Allies welcome, but please be considerate of the space you are stepping into.

TIMINGS & LOCATION:

  • We will meet by Westbrook Promenade public toilets at 1pm. You will be emailed more information nearer the time with an exact meeting point and who to look out for.
  • The workshop will last 3hrs from 1pm – 4pm with two rest breaks.

WHAT TO BRING:

  • This is a fully outdoor event. Please dress for the weather, bring plenty of warm layers, hats, gloves, scarves, waterproofs.
  • A camping chair or towel or something to sit on. A cushion if you want to be extra comfy.
  • Water bottle and a flask of tea if you like. It’s important to stay hydrated when using your voice.

THE SPACE:

  • We will find a spot on the beach.
  • We will have a gazebo in case of bad weather but other than that there is no indoor space and please understand this is a fully outdoor event in the middle of February.
  • Light refreshments will be provided but please come having eaten a proper meal and bring your own snacks if you would like.

ACCESS:

For a full accessibility guide for Westbrook Bay, please click here: https://www.accessibilityguides.org/content/westbrook-bay or contact the Thanet Visitor Information Centre on visitorinformation@thanet.gov.uk or 01843 577577

There is level access from the car park to the beach.

There will be two rest breaks woven into the workshop but if you need to take more than that, you are free to do so. This is an open space and you are free to respond how you need to.

You can leave at any point; there is no obligation to stay for the workshop’s duration.

Please make sure you bring a chair if you have difficulty standing for long periods, or contact us if you have any questions about this.

For some people, this workshop might bring up challenging emotions. If you need support after the session, please get in touch and we will do our best to signpost you to relevant services.

This is a trans, queer, crip*, mad ** centred space. Allies welcome, but please be considerate of the space you are stepping into.

There is a zero tolerance policy towards ableism, transphobia, sexism, homophobia, racism, misogyny, transmisogyny, xenophobia, ageism and hate or aggressive speech of any kind.

This is an outdoor workshop and you are responsible for keeping yourselves warm and dry as needed.

TOILETS:

  • The toilets at Westbrook Promenade are public toilets and are gendered. The nearest accessible toilet is at Margate Station about 5 mins away.

TRAVEL:

  • You can get to Westbrook Bay by bus and train.
  • The nearest bus stop is on Westcliff Road. The bus stop is 0.3 miles / 0.5 km from Westbrook Bay.
  • The nearest train station is Margate. The train station is 0.5 miles / 0.8 km from Westbrook Bay.
  • You can get a taxi with Central Cars by calling 01843 888888.
  • You can get a taxi with Thanet Cars by calling 01843 333333.
  • You can get a taxi with United Cars by calling 01843 581581.
  • Please contact the Thanet Visitor Information Service for information on accessible taxis in the area on 01843 577577

PARKING:

  • There is a car park. The parking is less than 50 metres from the main entrance. Parking is free.
  • For accessibility, there is no official drop off points but the best place to stop would be adjacent to Westcliff Gardens, as the ramp access is opposite this road. There is parking available at the far west of the beach at promenade level, (Barnes Car park) alternatively there is lots of parking available on the main road (Royal Esplanade)

*The word ‘crip’ is reclaimed by the disability justice movement centering the disabled experience within politics and culture

**The word “mad” is a reclaimed word borrowed from the Psychiatric Survivors movement

Details

Date:
February 17
Time:
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/screaming-at-the-sea-outdoor-queer-voice-workshop-tickets-796010698427?aff=oddtdtcreator

Organiser

Greta Sharp
Email
contactfreelancegreta@gmail.com

Venue

Westbrook Bay
Westbrook Bay
Margate, CT9 5DL
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