JUST A FEW WORDS
About the event
The over-arching concepts are that music and the arts are vital parts of our mental health and well-being and can be effective as a healing force for those who experience mental health issues.
There are variety of laws that cover intimidation, harassment and bullying but does the law need changing to combat bullying, particularly in schools and amongst young people but also in wider society when attacks are increasing on women and minorities and intimidation is riff on social media.
Are soft skills such as sport, arts (music, art, drama) being sacrificed to the detriment of our children’s health. How do we restore these to our local curriculum and lobby for change at national level?
What practical steps at local level do we need to take to make sure that children and adults are more aware of subjects such as bullying, emotional literacy, relationships and communication?
There are supporting events both sides of the 2-day conference that will help to raise funds for Anti-Bullying Project, Studio 7 CIC, Bristol Music Industry Network and Mind Your Music.
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Wednesday 2nd Colston Hall, Colston Street, BS1 5AR 12-2pm
Bristol Music Industry Network Meeting – Presentation on Anti-Bullying Project, Artists Against Bullying Bristol 12-2pm
Thursday 3rd 7:30-11pm Zed Alley, Host Street, BS1 5BU
The Genius of David Bowie plays Kooks: a selection of Bowie’s most kooky tunes plus Support. Profits to BMIN, AAB and Studio 7 8pm-11pm
Friday 4th 8pm-2am Zed Alley, Host Street, BS1 5BU
Artists Against Bullying showcase. Performances and DJ Sets from our supporters and volunteers. All profits to BMIN, AAB and Studio 7. 8pm-12pm
Saturday 5th Colston Hall, Colston Street, BS1 5AR
Panels, discussions, workshops and live acoustic performance sessions in the Foyer
Sunday 6th Barton Hill Settlement, Ducie Street, BS5 0AX
Workshops 10-5pm 3 streams
Monday 7th SongSmith @Mr Wolf’s St Nicholas Street, BS1 1TG
Live music and event after party
3rd-7th October, 2019 Thursday to Monday
Tickets for all events are available through the Bristol Ticket Shop, Ent24 and for the Saturday also at Colston Hall box office.
Tickets for Barton Hill Settlement workshops can be purchased below and further details can be found both below or by emailing your enquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org
Art For Our Sake Festival Thursday 3rd October 2019 – Monday 7th October
Thursday Kooks Karaoke and Open Stage Fundraiser ft The Genius of David Bowie / George Clement and further guests to be announced, Zed Alley, Host Street, BS1 5BU £5 advance / £8 door
Friday A40S Fundraiser ft Sian Evans: Kosheen Unplugged / DJ Ms Kizzy Morrell and further DJs, MCs and Beatboxers to be announced, Zed Alley, Host Street, BS1 5BU £10
Saturday Art For Our Sake Panels, Discussions and Workshops with guest speakers and live music Colston Hall, Colston Street, Bristol, BS1 5AR £10 full price / concessions £5 / U16’s free
Sunday A4OS Workshop with Sian Evans / Will Purdue / Suzi Lauder / Mark Smulian / Becky Evans / Quentin St.Clair / B.C. Mark plus further guests to be announced 45 Ducie Street, Bristol BS5 0AX Workshops individually priced email email@example.com for further details
Monday SongSmith @Mr Wolf’s ft Will Purdue / Mark Darkside plus further guests to be announced 32 St Nicholas Street, Bristol BS1 1TG Donation suggested £3
Festival Tickets by Wristband All events (excludes individual workshops on Sunday) £18 advance only (concession £15). Live music events only £11 (please note Mr Wolf’s is an 18+ venue)
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Thursday 3rd October, 2019
Featuring live and vocal performances on the subject of mental health, both positive and negative from local artists
THE GENIUS OF DAVID BOWIE
A special set featuring some of Bowie’s work on the subject of mental health as part of the Art For Our Sake series of events. Songs about the lows and highs, some sad, some uplifting.
KOOKS OPEN STAGE
Local artists providing songs on the same themes.
Confirmed appearance from George Clements and further guests to be announced
Drink up! Haven’t you got homes to go to? If not Bristol nightlife is on your doorstep. The weekend starts here ….
Friday 4th October, 2019
DJ Ms Kizzy Morrell
Sian Evans – Kosheen Unplugged
Krantz and Stormae
Duo consisting of Krantz on keys and beatbox and the exuberant Stormae singing and playing emotive and moving violin. Styles include classical, hip hop, funk, drum and bass, breakbeat and jazz.
MC Slowie with Grime DJs
Ramjack : Back to full speed THE RETURN OF THE RAMJACK!
Saturday 5th October, 2019
Exact sessions in each section and speakers may be subject to change
OPENING ADDRESS AND FIRST SESSIONS
Speaker: Chair of Conference followed by
Panel: Music and Art For Healing Mental Health with Elliot Hall, Kyla Dawe, Will Purdue and Sian Evans
Workshop: Becky Evans – Taster music, lyrics and self esteem – how music can help you to talk to (your) children/teenagers about their feelings, emotions and relationships
Plus further workshop to be confirmed
Panel: Community Music For Early Intervention with Rebecca Wallace, Kizzy Morrell and further speaker to be confirmed
The Power of Words – how lyrics, poems and story writing can contribute to our Mental Health with Tim Burroughs, Elly Jemson, Lula Redd, and Becky Evans
Processing the difficult stuff with music by Will Purdue Session 1 of our weekend project to write and record a song
Exact details to be confirmed however the foyer cafe may well be open plus Bristol city centre is a short walk away with a myriad of options. There will also be live acoustic music in foyer.
Panel: Arts and Mind in Education with Rebecca Wallace – Alternative Music Education – Highlighting the decline in music education in Scotland and successful pathways in alternative music education. Example: Reeltime Music. Leverndale Alternative Music therapy. Emotional Literacy in Education: Adults and Young People – Quentin St.Clair & B.C. Mark – Sharon Martin – access to music in education particularly in socially deprived areas
The Power of Words – how lyrics, poems and story writing can contribute to our Mental Health with Tim Burroughs, Elly Jemson, Lula Redd, and Becky Evans (continued)
Processing the difficult stuff with music by Will Purdue Session 2 of our weekend project to write and record a song
Further session to be confirmed
Panel: Bullying: The Bullies, The Bullied and the Law with Kizzy Morrell interviewing …. including
Sharon Martin – safe and inclusive spaces to involve more people in music
Further session to be confirmed
5pm close then live acoustic music in the foyer till 8pm featuring
Sunday 6th October, 2019
Exact sessions in each section and presenters maybe subject to change
All sessions are interactive workshops individually priced unless stated
REGISTRATION AND SESSION 1 WORKSHOPS
Healing Frequencies with Suzi Lauder
It’s Just a Feeling – Quentin St.Clair and B.C. Mark exploring emotions and relationship
Becky Evans – Music, lyrics and self esteem – how music can help you to talk to (your) children/teenagers about their feelings, emotions and relationships. Full session following on from yesterday’s taster
SESSION 2 WORKSHOPS
Healing Frequencies with Suzi Lauder (continued)
Music As a way of Healing with Becci Wallace
MindHarp with Mark Smulian
The cafe will not be open but you can bring lunch to share in the garden or cafe area plus Lawrence Hill is a short walk away
SESSION 3 WORKSHOPS
Find Your Voice (Structure) – Sian Evans
Processing the difficult stuff with music by Will Purdue Session 3 of our weekend project to write and record a song
Further session to be confirmed
SESSION 4 WORKSHOPS
Find Your Voice (Playing with the Voice)- Sian Evans
Processing the difficult stuff with music by Will Purdue Final session of our weekend project to write and record a song. The recording will take place tomorrow at a studio to be confirmed.
Further session to be confirmed
Close 4:45pm Curfew 5:30pm
A FEW WORDS
About the event organisers
Art For Our Sake
is an extension of the Studio 7 Anti-Bullying Project called Artists Against Bullying Bristol specifically focusing on mental health and the arts. Driven by Quentin who has worked as a musician and therapeutic counsellor in Bristol for more than a decade.
Set up by Kizzy Morrell In 2000 the organisation aims to become the missing part of the music industry. Artists Development especially for those young ones who miss out on the opportunity to show and develop their talents. The Artists Against Bullying Bristol is part of the organisation..
Bristol Music Industry Network
Bmin is now in its 7th year, has a core membership that support each other, trade their skills and services, exchange ideas and grow their network every month. They meet lunchtimes on the 1st Wednesday of every month at Colston Hall (excluding July and August) but you don’t have to be a member to attend. The Facebook Group now has over 2,500 members so start interacting there today.
- Their aims are
- To continue to build an enthusiastic and supportive network that will inspire its members to reach their full potential, both creatively and commercially.
- To set up an industry-focused knowledge base and gather together a host of great services and expert people and organisations for the benefit of all members.
- To act as a voice for the Bristol music industry, with the ability to make things happen, locally and nationally.
Arts For Our Sake is a collaboration and has received contributions and support from various individuals and organisations in addition to those above we’d like to ‘shout out’ in particular to Long Jinshen:designer and tirelessly active in support of the event and AABB, Mind Your Music: an invaluable Bristol resource for helping those who have experienced Mental Health issues access music. Dancing With Demons: who are helping support mental health awareness and supplying the visual art for the event. And of course Bristol Music Trust, Zed Alley and Mr Wolf’s for the venues.
See details above
TRUSTED HANDS BEHIND US
Our great supporters and sponsors
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Tickets for Saturday are availble directly from Colston Hall or Bristol Ticket Shop on the link below and also from Ents24 for multi-event wristband and tickets
Thursday, Friday, Saturday or multi-event tickets from A4OS, Bristol Ticket Shop online or in person and from Ents24 online
For Sunday workshop prices and tickets at Barton Hill Settlement please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday 6th October Workshops Barton Hill Settlement please email email@example.com for prices and booking