Home Live Art join us once againwith their Alternative village Fete! stallholders/performers include:

For over 15 years Clatteratti has been travelling the world taking our unique blend of junk and drum percussion to play for audiences in a huge variety of venues, from the middle of a Formula Ford race track in Istanbul, to a pool side in Tenerife, from the dusty streets of Dubai to a music stage in Holland, from Jordan to Sardinia, and from the Royal Albert Hall to the Olympic village. Our performers are drawn from the worlds of circus and Brazilian music and no two performances are ever the same!

Robot Relays by Exploring Senses 
At the Shuffle festival Exploring Senses will be providing a Robot Relays experience; build and decorate cardboard robot outfits then play racing and jousting games. You can also play with our cardboard Augmented Reality experiences. Find out how you can also play with augmented reality digital media using mobile phones and tablets by visiting the Exploring Senses website.

Total Eclipse of the Head by Ella Good and Nicki Kent
Total Eclipse of The Head is an interactive performance in a mobile salon/caravan. With a fun and informal atmosphere, it’s a space where groups can meet, chat, and have their hair done if they choose.

In our salon we create radical cuts and styles inspired by music. Choose from The Kate Bush Bush, The 80’s Power Mullet Montage, or let us crimp you back to the 90’s. Ella Good and Nicki Kent are Bristol based artists who make contemporary performance and live art, and are members of artist-led space Residence.

Car Boot Bingo Disco from Megan Clark-Bagnalls & Jasmine Loveys
Disco Jazz & Bingo Meg bring you Carboot Disco Bingo! An interactive experience: part dance lesson, part party, part performance, part bingo. Think Donna Summer down the gala! And all coming out the boot of our dinky disco van.

Where the Wild Bits Are by Rachel Mars
What makes you furious? Where do you feel it and what do you do about it. In ‘Where The Wild Things Are’ Max runs through the house , smashes things with a hammer and ends up mastering a land of monsters. Enter a personalised RAGE ARENA, take some choices about where to put your anger and go home with some peace of mind (or a piece of mashed up crockery)

The Bug Museum
An interactive entomological exhibition exploring the importance of insects in our ecosystem. Presented by entomologist Lucia Chmurova and curated in conjunction with zoologist Dr Tim Cockerill.

Search Party vs Tower Hamlets
Search Party challenge you, the people of Tower Hamlets, to a marathon game of Ping Pong. You are invited to compete against Search Party; to represent Tower Hamlets and support each other through thick and thin. We want a good clean fight, no biting, no diving, no tackling from behind – and the umpires decision is final.

Den City with 815 Agency 
Wanted: Junior and Senior den-makers. Join us to build a city of dens inspired by the towering structures of the Russian Constructivists. Over the day we’ll make a bustling network of dens, using ropes, pegs, fabric and a good imagination. Come and build your own abode, or just spend some time wandering our collective city. Fun for 3 to 93-year olds.

12:00 - 6:00 PM, The Horse Chestnut Glade


with Kenneth Greenway  

Join one of the Friends for a general guided tour of Cemetery Park, we'll look at plants and wildflowers of interest, and weather permitting introduce you to our wealth of butterflies, and we'll also share with you some of our stories of the past from people buried here. A very colourful and enjoyable walk awaits! 

Basic refreshments available on arrival.

Any questions please call Ken on 0208 983 1277 or email

10:00 - 11:30 AM at The Soanes Centre



Take a bespoke tour of the cemetery park with Hearing the Voice – an interdisciplinary research project based at Durham University which aims to provide a better understanding of what it is like to hear voices when no one is speaking. You will meet people who hear voices and will share their stories and experiences in the peace of the woods. There will be creative opportunities to have your voice heard in the fight against stigma. Tickets are free but places are limited. 

2:30 PM & 3:30 PM, The Lodge Cafe



This workshop guides children between the ages of 6 and 13 in trying their hand at drawing and animation. 

Animation is a great learning tool for the younger generation to develop their creative minds, put them to the test and see if it will be something they may consider for their future. It shall be fun for them to unleash their imagination by creating still images, and perhaps even take their drawings to the next step with this wonderful medium known as animation.

The workshop is run by Gabriel Boyle, a Ravensbourne animation graduate, with materials provided by Pixar.

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM, The Lodge Cafe



Films shown:

Dir. Aneil Karia and starring Ben Whishaw.

Shot in Hackney on 16mm, the film documents a day in the life of a man who appears to be walking a paper-thin line between profound joy and complete hopelessness. This film is about the sprawling chaos and oppressive loneliness that can coexist in the city, and a man who finds his withdrawal from the world challenged by a visceral force. 

BEAT has featured as part of the Edinburgh Film Festival, Encounters Film Festival, MelbourneRhode Island and Warsaw International Film Festivals. Aneil won the UWE European New Talent Award for Beat at Encounters 2013. 


Voiced by Samantha Morton, dir. Sara Kenny
Based on a true story, award-winning short Angels and Ghosts tells the emotive tale of Amber, a young woman who is on a quest to find her brothers who have disappeared. Narrated by Oscar nominated actress Samantha Morton, it’s a gripping animated adventure exploring the potent themes of mental health and family bonds.


Dir. Adam

Short film debut by Adam, a voice-hearing philosopher about his experience hearing voices when no-one else does. With education, laughter & talking, Adam is committed to destroying the voice hearing stigma.




A series of films depicting altered minds, other inner worlds and the limits of mental health. From film-makers depicting their own psychosis to digital animators capturing inner visions.  Curated by Vaughan Bell, clinical psychologist at King's College London and the NHS. A short discussion and audience Q&A with Vaughan and some of the filmmakers will follow the screenings.


Dir. Anjela Lauren Smith

Six women read poems written over the course of a few years by actress Anjela Lauren Smith, some during times when Smith was unwell with bipolar affective disorder.

"Which one of us has a mental health problem?  asks Anjela Lauren Smith in her appeal to end the stigma surrounding mental health problems.  "That's just it, you can't see it....It's time to talk."


Dir. Evan Viera
Through the eyes of a young girl suffering from mental illness, CALDERA glimpses into a world of psychosis and explores a world of ambiguous reality and the nature of life and death.

CALDERA is inspired by the filmmaker's father's struggle with schizoaffective disorder. In states of delusion, he has danced on the rings of Saturn, spoken with angels, and fled from his demons. He has lived both a fantastical and haunting life, but one that's invisible to the most of us. In our differing understanding of reality, the film looks at how society blindly mandated his medication, assimilate him to our marginalizing culture, and entirely misinterpreted him for all he is worth. CALDERA aims to not only venerate the filmmaker's father, but all brilliant minds forged in the haunted depths of psychosis.


Dir. Sandeepan Chanda
A guy travels in a late-night Mumbai local train. The carriage is empty except for a few sleepy passengers. A man with a briefcase boards the train at a station and decides to sit directly in front of him...

This animated short film was made by four students as part of the final year degree project for Thakur-Toonskool Advanced Animation Academy in Bangalore, and has won six awards in India to date. 

4:30 - 6:00 PM, Southern Grove Community Centre.

TICKETS: 40 available


Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park History Walk

Join Sheldon, one half of as he guides you around Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park. Politicians, Revolutionaries and Empire builders all reside beneath the park. For two days only, they're being brought back to life!


Dynamic performers with expressive voices and plangent harmonies, The Webb Sisters are multi-instrumentalists and songwriters of originality and intelligence.

Their singing and playing (harp, guitar, mandolin, piano and drums) draw from the folk and pop traditions of Britain and the United States. The Webb Sisters have recorded three albums and built a substantial following during their extensive travels.  Early on in their career in the UK they achieved album, single and record of the week on iTunes and BBC Radio Two – and performed twice for Princess Anne and once for Queen Elizabeth.

A few years back The Webb Sisters were chosen to join Leonard Cohen's live band on his first tour in fifteen years.   The record-breaking tour has played over 300 concerts to date.  Two DVD and audio albums have been released documenting the musical performances of the tour, 'Live in London' and 'Songs from the Road'. On the DVD 'Live in London', Charley and Hattie are featured on the song ‘If It Be Your Will’.

5.30 PM, The Horse Chestnut Glade




Come into the light! Exploding Cinema ventures outside this summer for a blast of short film mayhem in a Cemetery as part of the second annual Shuffle Festival. An all day community fete from 12noon - 6pm with performance artists. Then an amazing evening of big screen outdoor film action starting at 6pm Our segment is the free 10-11pm 'graveyard slot': Lots of films about family and love and along with our trademark other-worldly visuals projected onto trees, headstones, wraiths and anything else that gets in the way.

10:00 - 11:00 PM SCREEN 02 Cantrell Field FREE EVENT!