MUSIC / CABARET / WORKSHOPS / FILM / TALKS / ART & more..
Sunday Assembly East End, Poplar Union and Antenna Collective are delighted to present a FREE three day festival exploring the mind, promoting mental health, and celebrating the fact we’re all wired a little differently!
A Mindful Mess 2018 aims to facilitate a more collective, creative, diverse and sophisticated conversation around mental health, and promote a greater understanding of ‘neurodiversity’; the principle that neurological differences should be recognised and respected like any other.
Programme and FREE tickets here: https://poplarunion.com/a-mindful-mess-festival-
Antenna Collective will also be a magazine at the event, featuring poems, art, writing and more on the themes of mental health and neurodiversity. If you'd like to contribute please email YW50ZW5uYWNvbGxlY3RpdmUgfCBnbWFpbCAhIGNvbQ==
, deadline October 31st.
Supported by Tower Hamlets Events and Well One
ALL WEEKEND - 'Make Your Mind Up' participatory art installation with Art Placebo - Make masks which convey your unique mind!
Soul Relics Museum - A gallery of objects and personal stories relating to mental health struggles and journeys.
FRIDAY - Neurodiversity focus
18:30-20:00: Neurodiversity longtable discussion with academic and performance artist Daniel Oliver
20:00-10:30: Brainfart Cabaret! A cabaret showcasing performers whose minds work a little differently, hosted by Daniel Oliver, and featuring Mawaan Rizwan, Don Biswas, IndoorGoblin and more...
SATURDAY - Mental Health focus
10:00 - Inside Out screening followed by workshop for families with Marie Mcleod (Depression Changes Minds).
13:00 - Community Yoga with Melanie Kalay
14:00 - Mixed Mental Arts with resilience guru Michael Matania (Mind / Tough Cookie)
16:00 - Self Care for Women of Colour with Karen Larbi (in 'Mike' side room)
16:30 - Open Mic hosted by Restless Future
19:00 - When it Hits You - A night of music, spoken word and film addressing mental health, featuring Zong Zing Allstars, The Channel One Band, Key Changes and Adam Kammerling.
SUNDAY - Community focus
10:45 - Sunday Assembly East End present: Remembering - An alternative Remembrance Day service marking 100 years since the end of World War 1, by exploring the relationship between war, PTSD and inter generational trauma.
13:30 - Participant led open discussion on mental health and neurodiversity, based on the 'Open Space' format.
16:00 - Trans-Siberian March Band - A flamboyant, celebratory finale to the weekend with the “Sex Pistols of Balkan Brass”(Time Out)
17:30 - Film screening of Mary and Max - recounting a unique relationship between two very different people...