Hulme’s Mad Pride all-dayer on the 8 September is bringing together the valued talents of musicians of multiple genres, visual artists, participatory theatre, poetry, book readings, protest banners, information exchanges, comedy performers and volunteers to raise funds for Mental Health Resistance Network and Niamos Radical Arts & Culture Centre. It will take place at Hulme Community Garden Centre and the Niamos Centre in Hulme.
This Mad Pride gathering is a celebration of the compulsive creativity emerging from mental health survivors and comrades. They seek to promote solidarity, establish support networks and raise awareness of the challenges survivors encounter in living with mental distress in the community and beyond.
DAYTIME OUTDOORS - HULME COMMUNITY GARDEN CENTRE: Free entry
Carol Batton - Manchester's poet laureate of the survivors movement
Stuart Calton - book readings
Simon Ark - Sufi music
Dennis Queen - acoustic protest music
+ more tbc
DAYTIME INDOORS - NIAMOS FOYER
‘Visual art exhibition to tantalize yr eyeballs & stir yr mind’: Free entry
Carlo Keshishian, Donna Coleman, James Neville, Darren Adcock, Heather Glazzard, Sophee Perry, Brian Benson, BomiLito, John Several, Vince Laws, Dolly Sen, Pascal Nichols, Kelly Jones, Neil Robbins, Ely Grey, Jo Smartie, Clyve Bonelle, Kate Armitage, Lifeshare, MDPAC + more tbc.
There will also be an information exchange area (publications, leaflets, contacts, etc) featuring:
Nous magazine - Manchester based mental health publication
EVENING (from 4pm to midnight) - NIAMOS THEATRE
SALFORD MEDIA CITY
+ DJs + more tbc
Entrance is £7 unwaged, £10 (if you can afford) OTD.
Advanced ticket details coming soon.
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