Vibrating floors, sign language rappers and aroma jockeys: Britain’s first club night for the deaf to open at the O2

Tuesday, 30 August, 2011 22:07 | comments (0)

A ‘multi-sensory’ club night designed to be
accessible to deaf people is coming to London.

 

The high-tech disco night, Sencity, uses a
variety of features to help those unable to hear appreciate the music
played.

 

It features a vibrating dance floor which
responds to the music’s bass frequency, video jockeys, and ‘aroma jockeys’ who
spread scent in an attempt to interpret the music through smell.

Club: Sencity uses visuals and sensations to interpret
music for deaf people

 

There will also be sign dancers who visually
interpret the music, and Signmark, a deaf Finnish rapper who was the first deaf
person to be signed by a major record label.

Free masseurs, hair stylists, make-up artists
and even circus performers will also be on offer at the event.

 

Sencity London 2011 – which takes place at the
IndigO2 at the O2 arena on Saturday October 8 – is aimed at both deaf and
hearing music and dance lovers.

Venue: The event will be held in the old Millennium Dome
on October 8

 

‘It is all about using all your senses –
hearing, feel, sight, smell and taste,’ said Nienke van der Peet, director of
organisers Skyway Programs.

 

‘Sencity London 2011 is a special and unique
event that will bring together deaf and hearing-impaired people, as well as
hearing people, to a place to simply have fun.’

 

The night, the first of its kind in the UK, is
expected to attract around 1,500 people. It is supported by the British
Council’s Youth in Action Programme.

 

Sencity began in 2003 in the Netherlands and
has also been held in Belgium, Finland, Spain, Mexico, Jamaica, South Africa and
Australia, where more than 10,000 people have attended the
events




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