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BAHT Conference 2018, with keynote speaker Ian Gatt from GB Boxing, took place in Birmingham and attracted hand therapists from as far as Qatar.


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‘Probably the best mental health festival in the world’. Clare Shaw, poet, performer, tutor, trainer and keynote speaker at ‘Articipation’.


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When two exceptional and well-loved brands like Mowgli Streetfood and Claremont Farm are joining forces, the outcome’s bound to be amazing – in this case the Mowgli Dog Show in aid of children charity Claire House.


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More playful and irreverent than ever, Liverpool Mad Pride celebrated the 250th birthday of Circus in the UK with the theme ‘Circus of the Absurd’.


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The Bombed Out Church, a wonderful venue, helped to attract crowds of homeless people, families and tourists who sat side by side, eating and singing along!


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Soul Fillers, Liverpool’s only catering enterprise employing people with learning disabilities and mental health concerns, smashed their first foray into event catering!


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The UK’s biggest and most important conference for hand therapists took Norwich by storm.


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Coordinating 49 events as part of Liverpool Mental Health Festival 2017 across Merseyside!


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Instead of throwing shapes on the dancefloor, our event manager Nici volunteered to manage this clubnight, launching benefit compilation ‘House for the Homeless’. House and techno greats such as Mr. C and Danny Howells donated tracks for a cracking album, all profits of which are going to Crisis. The event was organised by our friends […]


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Soup, Song & Standup took place at its new home, the Brink, for the first time. A lovely mix of people popped in for a hot drink and to eat the Brink’s gorgeous soup or even to read their own poetry. Soup, Song & Standup is our way of sharing what we take for granted with homeless people […]


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Already an established part of grassroots multi-arts festival Threshold, we organised Mad Pride for the second time on behalf of Liverpool Mental Health Consortium on 2nd April. Running to a tight schedule, our daytime programme featured the Mad Pride Soap Box poetry slam, pop-up promenade performances and lots of live music. At dusk, we gathered the Mad Pride crowd outside venue […]


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It was a great pleasure to bring Soup, Song & Standup to the people using the Whitechapel centre.  Spicy lentil soup along with a boss line-up featuring DJs Radio Exotica and Liverpool singer/songwriter Nick Ellis transformed the centre’s dining room for the night. Thanks for having us!  


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http://www.goodnewsliverpool.co.uk/2016/10/21/liverpool-mental-health-festival-a-huge-success/ The only one of its kind in the UK to date, Liverpool Mental Health Festival 2016 took over theatres, cinemas, parks and event spaces across the city from 1st – 16th October. Commissioned by and working alongside Liverpool Mental Health Consortium, we planned, managed and delivered the festival’s main events and coordinated the entire programme […]


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For this special edition of “Soup, Song & Standup” we joined forces with Festival 31, Liverpool’s official festival celebrating art & culture of refugee communities. Our aim was to break down cultural barriers with food and music – pleasures shared by people around the world! To perfect the catering, we enlisted guest chefs Nesrin and Ghena, […]


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Earlier in 2016, we brought about a partnership between Liverpool Mental Health Consortium and Africa Oyé, the UK’s largest free celebration of African music and culture. The partnership is mutually beneficial, promoting mental health & wellbeing among Liverpool’s Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and Refugee (BAMER in short) communities. Africa Oyé provided a fantastic platform for a […]


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On 26/05, The Young Person’s Advisory Service celebrated its 50th birthday together with its 20 new staff and the wider Liverpool CAMHS Partnership in style with a summer BBQ in Sefton Park. A spot of (rather heavy) rain didn’t dampen the spirits and the celebrations lasted all day, culminating in a feast, served up by our […]


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Under the umbrella of Liverpool’s favourite multi-arts grassroots festival, we organised the city’s first ever Mad Pride celebrations. Watch our film here (thanks Liverpool Live TV!) Planning the event from scratch including programming and promotion, we delivered it on Sunday 3rd April 2016 at 24 Kitchen Street. Mad Pride thrived off an Andy Warhol’s Factory-style vibe: […]


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The second instalment of our own event for those who are less fortunate than us: we cooked soup and offered hot drinks to those in need. Rebel Soul DJs and X-Ray Katt provided the tunes and we were treated to  poetry readings from a few of our guests! Also on board this time was the […]


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With this event we wanted to give back by providing those who are less fortunate than us with a bit of food, hot drinks and entertainment. We ran the event in collaboration with partners giving their time their time and the venue for free and supplied music & entertainment. http://www.theblack-e.co.uk/


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We undertook site management at this fabulous 2-day Food, Drink & Music Festival on Claremont Farm on the Wirral, working in a team with event management and traffic management. We oversaw the build and de-rig of over 60 stalls, several large marquees and 4 stages. http://farmfeast.co.uk/


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We provided the British Association of Hand Therapists with a full event solution including budgeting, sales and marketing and managed all aspects of the 2-day conference. The 2-day event was held at the award-winning Foresight Centre and attracted over 100 delegates from all across Britain each day. Oh Me Oh My was the perfect venue […]


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On the back of the events in 2014, we drew up a 360 degree event plan for the Liverpool Mental Health Consortium, building the brand and growing the event into almost 2 weeks of activities including music, art, performance and lots of other free activities to take part in. The main city centre event on […]


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The steering group led by the Liverpool Mental Health Consortium planned a series of events to celebrate World Mental Health Day 2014, culminating in a city centre festival day. We drew up a robust framework of roles and achievable timelines and delivered the events managing the suppliers and the steering group that consisted of a number […]


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