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Renfrewshire Programme: Scottish Mental Health Arts & Film Festival 1-21 Oct 14

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[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Renfrewshire Programme: Scottish Mental Health Arts & Film Festival 1-21 Oct 14.

 

The Festival aims to:

Raise awareness and reduce stigma around mental health issues

Be a platform for people with a lived experience of mental health to express themselves

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Engage audiences in great arts events

 

  1. A SURPRISE FOR RENFREWSHIRE
    A ‘powerful’ surprise planned to hit the streets of Paisley.
    Wed 1 Oct
    9am – 5pm
    County Square, High St, Abbey Close, Renfrewshire House entrance
    Paisley PA1 2BB
    Free / No booking required
    Information: Roisin Robertson
    0141 849 2297

 

  1. RMHAFF@RENFREWSHIRE HOUSE
    Introducing the work of the Renfrewshire Mental Health Arts & Film Festival, through film and words, to staff at Renfrewshire Council and Renfrewshire Community Health Partnership. Screening of the film Alan Madden’s powerful film ‘Beyond Me’.
    Wed 1 Oct
    12 – 1.15pm
    Council Chambers, Renfrewshire House, Cotton St
    Paisley PA1 1UJ
    Free / By invitation only
    Information: Roisin Robertson 0141 618 6808

 

 

  1. STATUS ANXIETY AND THINKING IN THE FIRST PERSON
    Cultured Mongrel Dance Theatre present an evening of bold hip hop theatre featuring un-compromising choreography, a short performance from ‘Right 2 Dance’ and a post-show discussion exploring the issues raised during the performance such as identity and social media.
    Wed 1 Oct
    7.30 – 9pm
    Paisley Arts Centre, 15 New St
    Paisley PA1 1EZ       

£5
Booking Required: 0300 300 1210
Ticket combo: Get tickets for Status Anxiety & Thinking in the First Person and theatre performance Chatroom for £7.

Booking: 0300 300 1210 www.renfrewshire.gov.uk/onlinebooking

 

  1. ART IN THE PAC

An exhibition by artists with a lived experience of mental ill-health.

Wed 1 Oct – Thurs 9 Oct

Paisley Arts Centre, 15 New St
Paisley PA1 1EZ

Free / No booking required

Information:cat.weir@ggc.scot.nhs.uk 0141 849 2297     

 

 

  1. ART IN THE MILL

An exhibition by artists with a lived experience of mental ill-health from Phoenix Activity Group who meet weekly in Mile End Mill to develop their artistic skills. Paintings and art work are available for sale. ‘Made in the Mill’ a crafters collective will exhibit and sell unique hand made goods on Tues 7th and Tues 14th Oct.

Thurs 2 Oct – Thurs 16 Oct

Mile End Mill Business Centre Foyer

12 Seedhill Road, Paisley

PA1 1JS

Free / No booking required

Information:cat.weir@ggc.scot.nhs.uk 0141 849 2297     

 

  1. BEATS WORKING

A creative retreat day at Barnbrock Farm to make music and art in the beautiful Muirsheil Country Park. The day will be hosted by musician Dr Jane Bentley with The Buddy Beat drumming group and visual artist Sarah Grant.

Thurs 2 Oct

10.00 – 3.30pm

Barnbrock Farm (near Lochwinnoch), Renfrewshire PA10 2PZ
£5, includes light lunch
Booking:
Lorraine.Ewing@ggc.scot.nhs.uk 0141 314 4059

 


  1. CHATROOM

“Out of Town Productions present Chat Room.

A young boy needs help. Strangers are coaxing him to end his life. Whose job is it to save him? The six teenagers in Chatroom never meet, they communicate via the internet. Conversations range from Britney Spears to Willy Wonka…and then to suicide.

Jim is depressed and talks of ending it all. Eva and William decide to do their utmost to persuade him to carry out his threat. From this chilling premise writer Enda Walsh has forged a funny, compelling and uplifting play which tackles many teenage issues head on with great understanding.

This performance will be followed by a short Q&A session

Fri 3 Oct

7.30 – 9.30pm

Paisley Arts Centre, 15 New St

Paisley PA1 1EZ

£5
Booking Required: 0300 300 1210
www.renfrewshire.gov.uk
Get tickets for Status Anxiety & Thinking in the First Person and theatre performance Chatroom for £7.            Booking: 0300 300 1210 www.renfrewshire.gov.uk/onlinebooking

 

  1. ART TRAIL BY RAIL in collaboration with ScotRail
    Art exhibitions on the platforms of selected train stations between Paisley and Port Glasgow by artists with a lived experience of mental health problems. Pick up a brochure at Gilmour St Station and follow the trail.
    Wed 1 – 20 October

6am – 11pm
Free / No booking required
Information: Lorraine Ewing 0141 314 4059 Lorraine.Ewing@ggc.scot.nhs.uk

 

 

  1. I AM ME
    PACE Theatre Company present a hard-hitting drama based on Charlie, a young autistic adult with learning disabilities. It follows the difficulties he faces on a daily basis and challenges us to think about how disability hate crime not only affects individuals but the wider communities they live in.
    Thu 2 Oct
    2 – 3.30pm
    The Wynd Centre, 6 School Wynd
    Paisley PA1 2DB
    Free / Booking required
    Booking: 0141 887 4647
    iammeproject@yahoo.co.uk

  2. THE POWER OF MUSIC WITH ROCKUS COMMUNITY CHOIR

    Experience the empowering force of communal singing and have fun singing songs of power with the Rockus Community Choir. No singing experience required!
    Thu 2 Oct
    7pm – 9pm
    Life Church, 56 Stock St, Paisley PA2 6
    Free / No booking required
    Information: Karen Kyle 0141 618 5600

 

  1. NETWORKING
    A showcase and networking event sharing film, words and visual art created by people with a lived experience of mental health and addictions and an opportunity to share how people manage to keep on an even keel at work. This event is open to anyone who would like support with mental health at work.
    Mon 6 Oct
    6.00 – 7.30pm
    The Watermill Hotel, Bladda Ln
    Paisley PA1 1SR
    Free / No booking required
    Information: Jeanette Allan 0141 849 2297 Jeanette.Allan@ggc.scot.nhs.uk
  2. FRAME BY FRAME: SPECIAL EDITION

This popular bi-monthly screening and networking event emerged out of a joint event with Renfrewshire Arts in last year’s festival. Come celebrate a year of ‘Frame by Frame’ with a specially-curated programme of mental health-related films from local filmmakers.

Tue 7 Oct                  

7 – 9.30pm
Paisley Arts Centre, 15 New St
Paisley PA1 1EZ
£2 / Booking required
Booking: richard.weeks@renfrewshire.gov.uk

  1. RMHAFF@SUNSHINE RECOVERY CAFÉ
    Discover how film and music have supported people’s recovery. Special guest is songer/songwriter, Steph Macleod, who has experienced homelessness and is in recovery from addiction to drugs and alcohol. Steph wrote his first song ‘Alcoholic Synonymous’ within 2 weeks of gaining a place in a homeless hostel. He will share his story through words and song. The Recovery Café is a weekly gathering of people supporting each other in recovery from addictions.
    Wed 8 Oct
    1 – 3pm
    Church of the Nazarene, Gordon St
    Paisley PA1 1XL
    Free / No booking required
    Information: 0141 849 2297

 

  1. SUNSHINE ON LEITH (2013)

Come along to this family-friendly screening of the Dexter Fletcher’s heart warming musical film Sunshine on Leith, based on the sensational stage hit of the same name.  The film, featuring music by pop-folk band The Proclaimers, follows the stories of Davy and Ally, who have to re-learn how to live life in Edinburgh after coming home from serving in Afghanistan. Both struggle to learn to live a life outside the army and to deal with the everyday struggles of family, jobs and relationships.

A pre-show performance of featured songs and you can sing a long!

A post-show discussion, with surprise guests involved with the film, will give people a chance to talk about some of the issues dealt with in the film.
Wed 8 Oct
6.45 – 9.00pm
Kirklandneuk Community Centre, Ness Rd
Renfrew PA4 9DE
Free – Booking required
Information:
Our Place Our Families on 0141 258 5206 or e-mail ourplaceourfamilies@gmail.com

 

  1. CREATIVITY & EMPLOYABILITY

The NetWork Service in Renfrewshire CHP use creativity and the arts to support people with a lived experience of mental ill-health and addictions in their recovery and employability. This session, aimed at mental health staff who attend Renfrewshire’s ‘Post-grad training’, will showcase some of the achievements and outcomes of individuals and of the NetWork Service.

Thurs 9 Oct

9.30 -11.00 am

Mile End Mill Business Centre

12 Seedhill Road, Paisley PA1 1JS

 

 

  1. THE BOOK CLUB
    Elizabeth is Missing’ by Emma Healey and the poem ‘Invictus’ by W E Henley.

 Emma Healey’s stunning debut novel, introduces a mystery, an unsolved crime and one of the most unforgettable characters since Mark Haddon’s Christopher. Meet Maud …

‘Elizabeth is missing’, reads the note in Maud’s pocket in her own handwriting.

Lately, Maud’s been getting forgetful. She keeps buying peach slices when she has a cupboard full, forgets to drink the cups of tea she’s made and writes notes to remind herself of things. But Maud is determined to discover what has happened to her friend, Elizabeth, and what it has to do with the unsolved disappearance of her sister Sukey, years back, just after the war.

A fast-paced mystery with a wonderful leading character: Maud will make you laugh and cry, but she certainly won’t be forgotten.
Thu 9 Oct
12.30-1.15pm

Corporate Meeting Room 1, Renfrewshire House.

Cotton St, Paisley PA1 1LE

For other venues check mhfestival.com/Renfrewshire
Free / No booking required
Information: angela.mclelland@ggc.scot.nhs.uk, Audrey.hall@ggc.scot.nhs.uk

 

  1. SMHAFF IN THE HOOSE!
    An evening showcasing the Power of Music and Spoken Word featuring performances by Rockus Community Choir, local poet Theresa Maitland and Fife based wordsmith, Glen Merrilees. Glen is a poet with a lived experience of mental ill-health, poetry has been part of his recovery and he has now performed to many audiences.
    Thu 9 Oct
    7.30pm – Till Late
    Hamishes’ Hoose, 45 High St
    Paisley PA1 2AH
    Free / No booking required 

    Information: 0141 561 7105

 

  1. ART TRAIL EXPRESS
    All on board for mental health for the launch of the ‘Art Trail by Rail’ Exhibition.

Hosted by Gina McKee of Radio Clyde, we will be taking the train and visiting the exhibitions at participating stations.

Friday 10 October

9.30-12.00am
Meet at 9.30am:
Railway Station, Paisley Gilmour St, County Square, Paisley PA3 2DA
Free / No booking required
Information: Lorraine Ewing 0141 314 4059 Lorraine.Ewing@ggc.scot.nhs.uk

  1. WITHERED HAND PLUS SUPPORT FROM MARIE COLLINS AND LAURA ST JUDE
    Withered Hand presents his long-awaited new album ‘New Gods’ at Paisley Arts Centre supported by Marie Collins and Laura St Jude. Following the dizzying success of his first album Good News, New Gods deals with the big stuff: love, death, friendship, infidelity, road trips, stargazing and cough mixture abuse. Renfrewshire musician, Mairi Collins was mentored by Dan Willson of Withered Hand in a project founded by The Fruit Tree Foundation. The Fruit Tree Foundation aims to highlight mental health issues through music.
    Fri 10 Oct
    7.30 – 10pm
    Paisley Arts Centre, 15 New St
    Paisley PA1 1EZ
    £12 / £10
    Booking required
    Booking: 0300 300 1210
    www.renfrewshire.gov.uk/onlinebooking
  2. GOD HELP THE GIRL
    Written and directed by Stuart Murdoch, leader singer of Belle and Sebastian, this film tells Eve’s story. In hospital in Glasgow, she uses song writing as a means of recovery, leading her to a city where she meets two musicians each at crossroads of their own. What follows is a story of renaissance over a dream-like summer.
    Sun 12 Oct
    7.30 – 9.30pm
    Paisley Arts Centre, 15 New St
    Paisley PA1 1EZ
    £5 / Booking required
    Booking: 0300 300 1210
    www.renfrewshire.gov.uk/onlinebooking

 

21.THE POWER BASE
RMHAFF Power Base @ Paisley Shopping Centre will be the home of this year’s Artist in Residence, host exhibitions, creative workshops, Make and Takes, performances, film screening, craft stalls, mental health information, opportunity to talk to a mental health practitioner and a unique exhibition ‘Badges of Honour’
Sat 11 – Sat 18 Oct
10.30am – 3.30pm
RMHAFF Power Base, Paisley Shopping Centre
23 High Street, Paisley PA1 2AQ
Free / No booking required
Information: Lorraine Ewing 0141 314 4059 Lorraine.Ewing@ggc.scot.nhs.uk

 

  1. BADGES OF HONOUR
    An exhibition featuring Glasgow Women’s Library unique badge collection, together with audio and video testimonials. From suffragette brooches and Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament badges to dancing medals, find out the empowering stories behind these artefacts

Workshops will run during the day: create your own badge with a power message for today.
Mon 13 Oct
10.30am – 3.30pm
RMHAFF Power Base, Paisley Shopping Centre, 23 High Street
Paisley PA1 2AQ
Free / No booking required
Information: Lorraine Ewing 0141 314 4168

 

  1. INFORMATION IS POWER
    An empowering information day to inform people about local arts, leisure and community groups and to launch Renfrewshire’s ‘Culture Club,’ a new initiative for people who want to make new friends and attend arts events with like-minded people. Culture Club launch 2pm.
    Tue 14 Oct
    10.30am – 3.30pm
    RMHAFF Power Base, Paisley Shopping Centre, 23 High Street

Paisley PA1 2AQ
Free / No booking required
Information: Lorraine Ewing 0141 314 4061

 

  1. CREATIVE ENCOUNTERS
    Get your creative juices flowing and join one of our creative workshop tasters, facilitated by people who use creativity to support their recovery. You can try your hand at jewellery making, wet felting, fabric stamping, painting and much more.
    Wed 15 Oct
    10.30am – 3.30pm
    RMHAFF Power Base, Paisley Shopping Centre
    23 High Street, Paisley PA1 2AQ
    Free / No booking required
    Information: Lorraine Ewing 0141 314 4062

 

  1. NANCY GOUDIE ‘THE LAUGHTER TOUR
    In evening of hilarious stories and comedy clips, author Nancy Goudie presents her book ‘The Gift of Laughter’ and explores the power of laughter in our physical, mental, emotional, relational and spiritual life. Discover how laughter can help us lift our mood, speed up healing and even smooth our wrinkles!
    Wed 15 Oct
    7.00 – 9.30pm

CGC Paisley

31 Broomlands St

Paisley PA1 2NG
£5 / Booking advised
Booking:
claremccormack@createpaisley.org.uk 07821061398

  1. KEEP THE BEAT
    Award winning African drumming group Buddy Beat lead a day of workshops to help you find your rhythm and groove. Discover the power of music to relieve stress, reduce feelings of isolation and lift your mood.
    Thu 16 Oct
    10.30am – 3.30pm
    RMHAFF Power Base, Paisley Shopping Centre, 23 High Street
    Paisley PA1 2AQ
    Free / No booking required
    Information: Jane Bentley 0141 314 4059
    janebentley3@nhs.net

 

  1. A BUDDY GOOD LAUGH

Dead Sheep Comedy and Paisley Arts Centre present ‘A Buddy Good Laugh’ with comedians Kieron Nicholson, runner up in the 2012 So You Think Your Funny competition;

Louisiana-born bluesman Dog S**t Johnson; and headliner, Jo Caulfield, widely regarded as the best female stand –up in comedy.

Thu 16 Oct                

Doors open 8.15, show 8.30 – 10pm            

Paisley Arts Centre, 15 New St       

Paisley PA1 1EZ                   

£10 / £8 / Booking required             

Booking: 0300 300 1210       

www.renfrewshire.gov.uk/onlinebooking

 

  1. FILMS @ THE PAISLEY CENTRE

Short film screenings throughout the day of films made by people with a lived experience of mental ill-health including Alan Madden’s film ‘Beyond Me’ and Buddy Beat’s film ‘Keep the Beat: Our Journey in Rhythm’.

Frid 17 Oct
10.30am – 3.30pm
RMHAFF Power Base, Paisley Shopping Centre
23 High Street, Paisley PA1 2AQ
Free / No booking required
Information: Lorraine Ewing 0141 314 4062

 

  1. ARTS COLLECTIVE OF PAISLEY: ARTIST GATHERING

Join musicians, visual artists, and writers for the Arts Collective of Paisley’s, “Artist Gathering.” Come perform or present your work in a positive community of local creatives. Meet other artists and get encouraged in your craft!

The Arts Collective of Paisley exists to build relationships among local creatives of all kinds, to inspire and provide resources for personal and artistic development, and facilitate social action through the arts to transform our community positively.

Fri 17 Oct

7.30 – 10pm

The Firebar at ECF

20 Gordon Street

Paisley PA1 1XD
Information Corbin Miles 07725 347 009

 

  1. POWERFUL STORIES

Dust off your camera, grab your smart phone and join Create Paisley’s workshop where you will learn how to tell your story in a creative, exciting way through film. Explore the theme of power, and let your voice be heard!

Sat 18 Oct                  

1 – 3.30pm                 

RMHAFF Power Base, Paisley Shopping Centre, 23 High Street          

Paisley PA1 2AQ                  

Free / No booking required
Information: alan@createpaisley.org

 

  1. POWERFUL STORIES SHOWCASE
    Screenings of films created in Create Paisley’s workshop and 5 minute monologue by students of West College Scotland who perform dramatised stories of people with a lived mental ill-health experience.
    Sat 18 Oct
    7.00 – 9.30pm

Deli Malatso

50 High Street
Paisley PA1 2DJ
Free / No booking required
Information: alan@createpaisley.org
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