A free three day festival exploring the mind
With an eclectic programme of music, cabaret, workshops, talks, film, art installations and more, A Mindful Mess is a weekend long festival which will explore mental health from a variety of creative angles, and promote greater understanding of ‘neurodiversity’; the principle that neurological differences should be recognised and respected like any other.
Highlights include ‘Brainfart Cabaret’, featuring neurodivergent performers and hosted by artist Daniel Oliver on Friday night; ‘When it Hits You’ on Saturday evening, exploring mental health through poetry and music; an alternative Remembrance Day service from Sunday Assembly East End, looking at the relationship between war, PTSD and generational trauma; and a celebratory finale to the weekend from the ‘sex pistols of Balkan Brass’ Trans-Siberian March Band.
The festival offers something for everyone, and hopes to promote a more collective, creative and sophisticated conversation around mental health and the mind.
A magazine will be launched at the event, featuring poems, artwork, stories and more from local people and festival contributors. If you’d like to contribute please email [email protected]
A Mindful Mess is a collaboration between Sunday Assembly East End, Poplar Union and Antenna Collective. All the events are free to attend.
Visit A Mindful Mess Festival to see the full programme of events and to book.
What: A Mindful Mess Festival – a free three day festival exploring the mind, promoting mental health, and celebrating the fact we’re all wired a little differently
Where: Poplar Union – 2 Cotall Street, Poplar, London, E14 6TL
When: 9, 10 & 11 November 2018