Tangled London

 

Tangled London Logo. On the left side is a light, bright green weaving tangled line. To the right is the word Tangled is all caps, bold, medium green text. Below is the word London in a slim, black, all caps text. This all sits on top of a white background.

 

Presented by Tangled on Tour: an annual series of disability arts events in cities across Ontario.

This April, Tangled Art + Disability brings four days of disability arts events to London as part of Tangled on Tour. The program includes two workshops, one on creative writing and stop motion animation and one on video game design.

“The artists presenting work have an awareness of how the world is changing and the endless possibilities of how people with disabilities can reshape it,” says Tour Director Cara Eastcott. “We are looking forward to building on the connection between Toronto and London, using disability arts as the thread.”

Who we are

Tangled London is a collective focused on expanding the visibility and creation of disability arts in The Forest City and is a branch of Tangled Art + Disability, a Toronto-based arts organization dedicated to showcasing artists across disabilities and across art disciplines. Tangled is entering it’s last year of a three-year touring program, Tangled on Tour, supporting opportunities for various cities across Ontario including; London, Peterborough, Ottawa and Thunder Bay. This year Tangled London and Tangled Art + Disability will be working together to present a workshop series and a 3-day festival showcasing London-based disability artists along with international artists in live performance, film and visual arts.

The Program

Tangled London’s Workshop Web is a workshop series offering accessible and innovative arts opportunities for people who identify as deaf, disabled or mad. These workshops welcome artists, and artists-to-be, to participate, create and share with like-individuals in a safe environment. Workshops will explore gaming, creative writing and moving images and are led by disability artists and cultural leaders from the community. Workshops are free of charge and require no prior arts experience!

 


Event Listings:


 

The Workshop Web

Digital Storytelling: An Introduction to Creative Writing and Stop Motion  Animation

April 8 & 9

1 pm – 5 pm

The Bus Stop (MakerBus) 870 Dundas Street East

Video artists and writers Thirza Curhand and Christine Negus will facilitate a creative writing and moving image-making workshop as participants work on texts for short videos and animations.

Interactive Fiction: An Introduction to Game Making Using Twine 

April 29 & 30

1 pm – 5 pm

Forest City Gallery 258 Richmond Street

The game-making and curating duo of Diana Poulsen and Matt Sparling will introduce participants to the basics of game design and programming in order for you to begin to make your very own game (with no previous experience or specialized equipment required). Participants are required to bring a laptop.

 Who we are looking for

Tangled London invites all people with disabilities, deaf people and individuals with mental illnesses, who are interested in expanding their artistic skills to participate. There is no experience required and the goals for this focus around community building and self-expression. Whether you are interested in the arts or looking to connect with new friends in the city, this workshop series is a great way to experiment and have fun.


All events will be held in accessible locations. ASL interpretation and attendant care provided. We request that you assist us in making a scent-free space.

Contact: london@tangledarts.org