As World Mental Health Day and the Love Arts Festival approach, Space2 are busy working with communities, schools and artists to bring you the fourth Headspace show celebrating how the arts can bring immense benefit to people’s health and wellbeing.
This year, we have another packed programme with a focus on young people. Our Shout Out volunteers have been recording and compiling a recording of their experiences as volunteers and young activists. They’ve also been busy creating a piece of spoken word expressing their personal experiences of mental health in collaboration with nationally reputed performance poet, Michelle Scally Clarke.
Young people are also leading the way with two specially commissioned pieces of drama from across the city. East Leeds Youth Theatre and First Floor Writers will both offer their own unique and fascinating interpretations on the mental health theme.
As usual, music will be a central part of the evening, with compelling and thought provoking solo and ensemble performances from our hosts, Leeds College of Music. And not to be outdone Northern School of Contemporary Dance students will be performing their own newly commissioned piece in response to mental health stigma.
Finally, Headspace would simply not be complete without a rendition from our very own Fresh ladies. This year they’ll be using spoken word to share their journeys towards mental and physical wellbeing.
Whether you laugh, smile, gasp or cry, you are warmly welcomed to share some Headspace.
So, if you’d like to join us with a guest please RSVP to email@example.com by Friday 7 October.
We look forward to seeing you there.