Chai & Chat: Mental Health and Well-being for BME Women

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Applecart Arts

170 Harold Road


E13 0SE

United Kingdom

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This event is an opportunity to chat about mental health and well-being in the BME community over some lovely warm chai!

Join us for a supportive environment with poety, spoken word to discuss issues that matter to us and our holistic health.

  • 19:00-19:15 Meet and Greet

  • 19:15-19:30 Talk lead by mental health counselor.

  • 19:30-20:00 Discussion.

  • 20:00-20:30 Sharing.

NB. We will be starting 19:15 sharp.

Somaliland Mental Health Support Orgnaisation will be joining us to talk about how to improve the lives and well-being of Somalis suffering from mental health problems in the community and in Somaliland through holistic approachs. We'll be joint by councilers, bloggers, spoken word artists.

During the sharing part of the evening you are welcome to express yourselve through spoken word, poetry, storytelling, singing, dance etc. We encourage you to express yourselve through performing arts- anything you fancy.

We will provid FREE chai and have cakes for sale in support of QSI's mission to support libraries in Somalia. Should you wish donate books to our library project please bring them with you and we will add it to our collection bin at the end of the event. For your enjoyment we will have a selection of 'lucky pick' books for sale from 50p to £1 each!, who knows what book you'll end up picking!

This event was inspired by our new play ARAWELO which is based on the Somali Warrior Queen who redefined what it means to be women., you can find out more here

Bring your sisters, mothers, bothers, and friends!

Your mental health and well-being starts with you.

About IFIYE Center

Queen of Sheba International is collaborating with IFYE center this year to increase access to libraries in Mogadishu. IFIYE is an educational center based in Mogadishu Somalia, which promotes the culture of reading and creative writing in Somali speaking society, with particular focus on youth. Watch Now to see how your support will support literacy in Somalia this year.

If you would like to know more about our Mobile Library project learn more about here and share with you family and friends because it a cause worth supportng. Together we can raise literacy in Somalia!


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

No ID needed. But this event is targeted at 18+, but you can come if you are under 18 and have a responsible adult with you.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?


There is no parking nearby, but it venue is well served by public transport. The venue advises visitors not to travel by car.

By Tube
Turn left out of Upton Park tube station and left again into Harold Road. Applecart is five minutes walk along the road on the right.

Nearest Bus Stops
St Anthony’s Road: 104 378
Upton Park Station: 58, 330, 376

The venue has ramp access to all its public performance and meeting spaces. Don’t hesitate to call the venue on +44 20 3475 4280 if you have any special requirements when visiting.

What can I bring into the event?

You can bring books you'd like to donate to our Mobile Library Project in Mogadishu.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

email: or message us on Facebook

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No. But please have your E-Ticket available when you arrive becuase the event is only free for those who have purchased the tickets before the event date.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Yes, you can transfere the ticket but please let us know by contacting us

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Yes, but please email us before hand with the correct name of the person who will be attending.

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