End the Stigma / 16th May // The Old Hairdressers
End the Stigma – 16th May @ The Old Hairdressers
FILM SCREENING // SPOKEN WORD // COMEDY
VISUAL ARTS // MUSIC // CONFESSION BOOTH
Free Entry [Donations to PB Welcome]
1 in 4 people in the UK will experience some kind of health problem throughout the course of a year, never mind their whole life. But often mental health issues are swept under the rug by those suffering and viewed as something to be embarrassed about, leading to even more suffering.
Sometimes the best way to raise awareness, beat stigma and urge people to seek help is to encourage self expression and discussion, so come and join us for an evening of mixed media art, performance and music at the Old Hairdressers. We can all learn something from each other and help change attitudes.
Mental Health Awareness week in Britain falls between the 12th and 18th of May 2014.
Entry is free of charge, but any donations will support PB’s project system:
// FILM //
We will be showing a film kindly supplied by mental health film resource group MIndreel, as well as various screenings of short works from local artists.
// SPOKEN WORD //
A collection of established and first-time speakers will share words, rhyme and poetry:
// COMEDY //
Universal Comedy hold comedy script and sketch-writing workshops to help those suffering from depression find humour in their life and overcome their problems.
They will generously be providing us with two comedy acts at the Old Hairdressers.
// VISUAL ART //
A collection of artwork, prints and photographs from a variety of contributors:
// MUSIC //
// CONFESSION BOOTH //
Enter the confession booth and share whatever you want. Speak or write down your poetry that you didn’t get a chance to read at the event, or an anonymous entry of your thoughts and feelings. We’ll be collecting the recordings and writing and contributing the stories to the upcoming Philanthrobeats Magazine and Podcast series.
[You will have the option to record your own voice, or anonymously request that one of the contributing poets or spoken word artists re-read your work for the Podcast.]