The Mental Health Art & Culture Festival First Fortnight is running virtually at the moment and it feels like a time we need its offerings more than ever.
One of the annual events taking place this Sunday is My Story, My Song which will feature personal stories and performances with:
Jack O’Rourke, Dani Larkin, Emma Langford, Wyvern Lingo, Jackie Beverly, Laura Elizabeth Hughes, Maria Kelly, Nealo, Stefan Murphy, Christian Wethered, Keeley Moss
It happens on Sunday evening, January 17that 7.30pm. This event is A pay what you feel event and registration is at firstfortnight.ie
“This year’s My Story, My Song event will be particularly special. As we’ve all learned over the past 12 months, mental health issues—much like respiratory viruses—don’t respect borders and can affect anyone, anywhere, regardless of their situation. But while the coronavirus is combated by staying apart from one another, mental health issues are often improved by drawing closer together. Speaking up about what we’re feeling, creating space for others to share their experiences, and coming together in the name of fighting stigma can all help. And that’s what this year’s My Story, My Song will be all about. I’m incredibly excited to have so many exceptional artists on the bill, all of whom are now busy preparing for their performances, which are sure to be deeply moving and memorable. I’m also glad that people from all over Ireland—and the world—will be able to attend this night of personal stories and powerful songs.”My Story, My Song creator and curator, Mark Whelan
First Fortnight features 70 arts-focused events and is running at the moment. See the programme here.
See also: The Therapy Sessions taking place this Friday 15th and Saturday 16th featuring Stephen James Smith with Elaine Malone, Niamh Regan, John Conneely and more.