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15 September@10:00 am - 10:00 pmFree
Fastminds Festival is an arts festival celebrating neurodiversity in the arts. With live music, art exhibition, workshops, market stalls, food and a cinema.
The event is free and can be found at Kingsgate (above Wetherspoons) 161a Clarence Street, Kingston Upon Thames, KT1 1QT
Friday 14th and Saturday 15th September 10am till late
Neurodiverse (or Neurodivergent) is an umbrella term referring to a wide range of neurological differences which allow us to encounter the world differently from most people. It can cover things like Autism and Aspergers, Dyslexia and Dyspraxia as well a Bipolar Disorder, ADHD and many more.
The festival is being run by a board of neurodiverse volunteers backed by the adult ADHD group Fastminds. It will be completely free and completely accessible. Its purpose is to showcase and celebrate neurodiverse artists as well as artists with mental health challenges and artists with disabilities.
They will be exhibiting everything from Paintings and to live Music and even a live art installation. The daytime marketplace and workshop area will transform by night into a live performance venue featuring bands, including:
and the very first installation of The Suit Project : A multi-media collaboration between Christine Walters, an artist with synesthesia who sees sounds as colours, DJ Pixi Pete, and fashion designer Ieva Poriete.
The whole project will create a visual and musical expression of what it’s like to be neurodiverse, while audience members dance or watch.