Shuffle Festival 2015
Leaf Printing Workshops
This was a part of the Deaf & Deaf Accessible Event of the Shuffle Festival. Leaf Printing Workshops were held at the "Grounded Den" in the Cemetery Park. This happened on the 1 August 2015 the final day of the Shuffle Festival. The leaves were from the immediate surrounding area. Participants had a choice to contribute to a large group collaborative piece or do an individual piece. The final collaborative piece was used as a backdrop for a discussion forum that preceded the workshop.
Deaf & Deaf Accessable Events: Art Workshops
Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park
The Shuffle Festival was in Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park. It is a closed, historic cemetery located in the East End of London. The cemetery opened in 1841 and closed for burials in 1966. It is now a nature reserve, and other land has been added to the park, including "Scrapyard Meadow". It was originally named The City of London and Tower Hamlets Cemetery but was called Bow Cemetery by locals.
Tower Hamlets Cemetery was formally consecrated by the Bishop of London prior to being opened for the reception of bodies.
Shuffle Festival is an annual event in Mile End, which showcases different ideas. The week-long festivities involve film, science, storytelling, performance art, architectural installations, walks, food, comedy and music.
It's aim is to make diverse and creative public places that are real community assets.