Cambridge University Hospitals' 6th Annual Mental Health Week runs from 10-14 October and aims to promote mental health awareness for World Mental Health Day
CUH 'Time To Change Group' and CUH 'Mental Health First Aiders' for World Mental Health Day
OPEN MIND NIGHT
an entertaining evening with a theme of mental health and wellbeing with a long list of performers including Hannah Chutzpah and Alice Walker (see below)
On Monday, 10th October 2016 at 7pm
at The Hexagon at the Frank Lee Centre
all proceeds go to SANE Mental Health Charity's Black Dog Appeal
An evening of
Just £2 entry if you pre-register - and £3 at the door (doors open 7.00pm)
We'd really appreciate it if you'd pre-register for the event so that we have some idea of numbers - and so we can contact you if any details change.
Bar and Sta’s open from 5.30pm - why not join up with some friends and eat before the event?
Our Star Performers include:
Alice Walker http://www.alice-walker.co.uk/
"...imagine those cathartic journal entries you used to write as an angry teenager, loaded with poetry and melodramatic fantasies (is it just me?). Now imagine that you write with the verbosity of someone like Saul Williams, and instead of a pen you've got a keyboard in front of you and an instinctive, intimate grasp of it's workings. Now imagine doing all this flawlessly in front of an audience who thinks you're amazing, papering the gaps between songs with self-deprecating wit and some rather frank banter. You are now Alice Walker. Flowing like spoken word set to melody, her music can be both soulful and caustic, unfolding with wit and tenderness all backed up by a load of honesty..."
Hannah Chutzpah https://hannahchutzpah.com/
Hannah Chutzpah is a performance poet, writer, activist and a smartass. She has been described as ‘fine’ by three therapists, as ‘of good character’ by a high court judge, and as a ‘potential maggot-thrower’ by the Metropolitan police.
She studied creative writing at UEA, and has been performing since 2009. Her poetry is funny, feminist and often heartfelt. On a number of occasions her poetry has made people cry. Apparently in a good way.
Hannah has performed everywhere from Occupy to the Tate Modern and the National Space Centre. She is an Edinburgh Fringe regular, and her one-woman show about permission ‘Asking Nicely’ received five star reviews in 2014 and 2015, and was voted ‘Best Feel-Good Spoken Word Show’ on the PBH Free Fringe.
Hannah will be performing a set from her one-woman show Confidence Tricks - about what makes us feel confident and entitled, or like we don’t deserve and don’t belong. It’s about the psychology and sociology of what makes us tick, as well as about what gets us through – from kindness and creativity through to swearing and Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs).