A series of gigs at cafe OTO in east london (UK) that aim to make audience members and performers feel comfortable and welcome regardless of age, gender ,sexuality, race, language spoken or disability
offering audiences improvised music and art projected on walls and celling
Robyn's Rocket was featured with Singer songwriter and fellow Heart N Soul artist Lizzie Emeh on the BBC world service.
allow people to show others how much communicatuion they want or do not want .
Put your rocket up if your happy to talk to anyone
sidewqays if you only ewant to talk to people you know
down iof you do noy want to talk to anyone
you can change your rocket badge poosistion as much as yoiu like
The stage is covered in silver, each artist has a shape and colour so that the audience can follow what's happening without having to understand spoken or written english
On the timetables is a list of merch, the merch is sorted by artists shape and colour
We dont jiust reley on writteern and spoken engliish we have pictures too
so audiance and performers can leave anymnous postive abnd negative feedback which we can then act on to make future rockets evan better
I put a lt of energy inbto making peopele feel welcome
Music is at the usual volume but if you need them you can borrow our defenders or we can give you some ear plugs
we do have a psychadelic live drawn light show but if its too bright we have sun glasses
so it's easy t find somone if you need help ( somtimes just this reassuranvce can allow people to have teh cinfidence to g to a gig
before each Rocket I make a short document with photos which explain what will happen at the gig.
Some venues like cafe OTO can be hard to find if its your first time there so I created a photo step by step guide
Artists with learning disabilities often only get t play at events put on for people with learning disabilities, `but I believe in booking bands and artists who are great regardless of disability.