MUSIC | POETRY | ART | FUNDRAISING
ACTS: YOSHIKA // AMY MAY ELLIS // MIRAY SIDHOM // MATILDA MISKIN
Entry £3 OTD | Nexus Art Cafe, Northern Quarter
In the UK 1 in 4 people will experience problems with their mental health each year. Here at Datura this is a topic incredibly close to our hearts and we have decided to do something about it.
Datura is a film and theatre production company dedicating its next season of work to raising awareness of mental health.
To launch our exciting programme of upcoming projects, we are hosting a fundraising event in aid of CALM (The Campaign Against Living Miserably)— an evening of music, poetry and sharing at Nexus Art Cafe on the 15th December.
All profits from the evening will be donated to CALM, a fantastic charity that exists to prevent male suicide in the UK.
As part of the evening, we are cultivating a collaborative art piece to be shared on the night, made up of people’s experiences, stories, artwork, thoughts, poems and ideas. We want to hear literally anything you have to say on the topic of mental health—it could be an original poem, an anecdote or even just a lyric or quote that means a lot to you. We are collecting these entries via a physical box in the beautiful Nexus Art Café for two weeks before and also online through an optionally anonymous submission form on Datura's website.
We want to hear your stories and experiences and hope that by sharing ours we can create a much-needed dialogue in a journey that is often suffered in silence.
Nexus is an alcohol-free community art space & cafe. It's a safe space for sharing ideas & experiences. There will be an after party at The Angel Pub, 6 Angel St, Manchester M4 4BQ (with beer).
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/443609156026960/