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Northern Ireland Mental Health Arts and Film Festival 2017

Northern Ireland Mental Health Arts and Film Festival 16th – 29th May

Praxis Care, in partnership with a number of leading mental health organisations, is running the only arts and film festival dedicated to mental health in Northern Ireland.

We have secured funding from the Big Lottery Fund to expand and develop the programme in 2017.

The theme this year is incorporating the UK wide “Time to Change” mental health campaign; asking people to change the way we all think and act about mental health.

The wide range of events which will include work by Praxis Care service users includes:

Sunday 7th May 1-3pm

Garden Party – Crescent Gardens, Belfast

16th May – 16th June

Visual Arts Exhibition Launch: ‘Time to Change’  | Arts & Disability Forum, Royal Avenue, Belfast

Visual arts

Tuesday 16th May

Second Chance for Change |  QFT, Belfast  |  9 p.m.


Thursday 18TH May

Soul Shorts | QFT, Belfast | 6:30 p.m.


Saturday 20TH May

Red Pill: Poetry & music | Sunflower Pub, Belfast  |  Doors 7:30 p.m.

Spoken word

Wednesday 24TH May

Tenx9: ‘Changing’  |  Black Box, Belfast  | Doors 7:15 p.m.

Spoken word

Saturday 27TH May

A Phoenix Longing: Anthology launch/workshop | Arts & Disability Forum, Belfast  | 11a.m. – 1 p.m.


 Write to Mental Health: workshop  |  EastSide Visitor Centre, Belfast  |  2-4 p.m.

One Poem at a Time: showcase Eastside Visitor Centre, Belfast 4:30-6:15 p.m.


Monday 29TH May

Please: The Illusive Sanctuary of ‘The Eating Disorder’ | Brian Friel Theatre, Belfast

Doors 7 p.m.


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