Drag for kids
On the 10th of January 2018, Antigoni and Fluffy had very special visitors· Drag Queens & kids with their parents!!!
Let’s Be Unicorns, in cooperation with the amazing and famous drag queens : Kangela Tromokratisch, Space Manifesto, GingerΈλα and Atossa presented the first “Drag For Kids” workshop, inviting children, between the ages of 4 -8 years old, to entertain themselves and creatively and interactively investigate concepts, such us inclusion, freedom of self-expression, acceptance of uniqueness, empathy of the otherness and harmonic coexistence with the OTHERS, through drag performances with fairytales, lip sync, puppetry show, aliens and super-heroines. The workshop was organised by Paraskevi Damaskou.
Breaking the Silence
On the 8th of October, Fluffy welcomed, a lot of new friends; deaf students and their accompanying teachers from 5 different schools of 5 different countries, in the context of the European Programme Breaking the Silence, Erasmus +KA2 Project 2017-2019.
Breaking the Silence is a Programme about the empowerment of deaf students’ identity through artistic expression and aims the development of art forms of communication and individual expression of deaf children. The Programme includes the collaboration of Special Schools for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing from five different countries (Germany, Greece, Poland, Romania, and Slovenia). Each country had taken on a specific artistic field; Visual Arts were chosen for Athens.
For their very first day, the 8th of October 2018, here, in Athens, was planned the realization of an emotive workshop at the cultural organization ATOPOS cvc and more specifically a workshop inside Fluffy Library, which concluded with performative narrations in sign language and improvised happenings.
The workshop was organised by Ourania Anastasiadou together with Antigoni. Anastasiadou is a Visual Artist and Teaching Staff of Accessibility Unit of Athens School of Fine Arts.
Read more about the event @ Atopos Contemporary Visual Cultures
Fluffy with Ηραλκής Πουά-Ροζ_Genderhood
Fluffy invited its special friends from Genderhood, to organise, in collaboration with Antigoni the workshop “Fluffy with Ηρακλής Πουά-Ροζ” inside Fluffy Library.
They invited children between the ages of 4 and 8 to participate in a hyper-colourful and fluffy workshop, that aimed to a playful investigation beyond the pink and the blue.
Children had a taste of various toys of all colours and shapes and “identified” which were the ordinary toys for boys and which ones for girls. Later, they had the opportunity to design and create their own toys using mixed materials, that they found inside Fluffy. And finally, they uncovered the lost secret that lies in the bowels of Fluffy.
Drag Queen story time
A magical morning of fantastic stories and fabulous tales, inspired by Fluffy Library with Drag Queen Story Time’s Queen of Pom Pom’s. Queen of Pom Pom read to children fairy tales about boys who want to become mermaids and powerful paper bag princesses who don’t need to be saved.
“Anything that makes the children proud of who they are, and want to act or read out loud, anything that builds their confidence, is perfect.”
Drag Queen Story Time is exactly as it sounds. Drag Queens read stories to children, capturing the imagination and fun of the gender fluidity of childhood, while giving children glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models. By providing spaces in which kids are able to see people who defy rigid gender restrictions, Draq Queen Story Time allows them to imagine the world in which people can present as they wish.
Mum's the Word
Mum’s the word was a cosy poetry performance inside Fluffy Library at the Arnolfini Centre of Contemporary arts in Bristol, where little one’s were invited to bring their parents, aunts and uncles and grandparents to an afternoon of parenthood poetry.
Eager to make poetry inclusive and accessible, Burning Eye Books showcased some of their most talked about poets, including Thommie Gillow, Deanna Rodger, Nadia Malik, Sally Jenkinson, and Liv Torc, hosted by Shagufta K.