All of Me (The possibility of future splendour) by Caroline Horton
Thu 19th-Sat 21st May, 7:30 – 8:40pm
63 Trongate, Glasgow G1 5HB
Part of #SMHF22. Winner Mental Health Fringe Award, 2019. Written and performed by Olivier Award nominee Caroline Horton, this is an intimate and absurd exploration of wanting to live, wanting to die and what can happen if we sit together with the dark. Grudgingly hopeful, occasionally funny, Caroline reunites with director Alex Swift (Mess) to bring you an unapologetically dark show about dark things.
Tue 24th May, 6:30 – 8:30pm
St George’s Tron Church, 163 Buchanan Street, Glasgow G1 2JX
The Writing Awards, held in partnership with Bipolar Scotland, is one of SMHAF’s most enduring successes. It is an opportunity for new and experienced writers to be recognised for their work, which this year explores mental health and the theme of Gather. Writers from across Scotland, the UK and further afield have submitted pieces in three categories, Fiction, Poetry and Creative Non-Fiction. Shortlisted writers will have their work published — launched at the ceremony — and will read on the night. To open the ceremony, there will also be live music from special guests.
Mental and physical health are intrinsically connected, so how come we usually act as if they aren’t?
An evening of science, music and hope. Wed 8th June, 6.45 – 9.15pm
St. Cecilia’s Hall, The University of Edinburgh, 50 Niddry Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1LG
Join Bruce Guthrie, Professor of General Practice at the University of Edinburgh, other researchers and people with lived experience as they explore how the mind and body work in harmony (and disharmony). The powerful link between physical and mental health will be explored through discussion of new research findings interwoven with songs from the award-winning Forth Valley Chorus.