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Canary Wharf to Host Series of Events in Honour of World Mental Health Day
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Canary Wharf to Host Series of Events in Honour of World Mental Health Day

October 10th marks World Mental Health Day, a day that encourages us all to change the conversation around how we talk about mental health issues and to dismantle the idea that mental wellbeing is a taboo subject.

It’s been a trying two years which has taken a toll on the world in numerous ways, with many experiencing isolation and loss on a level they’ve never experienced before.

To help combat this, London Artist Annie Nicholson, known as The Fandangoe Kid, has curated a series of events and activities that will take place throughout the month, all focusing on ways to nourish your mental health. Having experienced her own history of loss and trauma, she uses her past journey to fuel her art in order to help make an impact on others.

Head to Canary Wharf this month (1st – 31st Oct) to take part in workshops, performances, installations and community talks.

Fandangoe Whip workshops will take place between October 8th – 10th. All funds raised by event ticket sales will be donated to Thrive LDN (www.thriveldn.co.uk), a local charity dedicated to improving the mental health and wellbeing of young people in London.

Ice Cream for Mental Health

Join The Fandangoe Kid in her “Fandangoe Whip,” a hand-painted ice cream van where Nicholson holds workshops, allowing people to open up about their experiences while enjoying an ice cream cone with others.

Future Desires! Zine Workshop 

Brainstorm what change you want to see in the future and turn it into a Zine in this workshop with Graphic Artist Saucy Sez.

‘Comforting corners of our city’: Workshop

Join artist Coco Lom as you step outside and explore the many shapes and colours that the city offers. Use this as inspiration to create your own postcard.

Dancing as a Tool for Survival with The Fandangoe Kid

Let loose and learn how dance can be a form of self-care, while discussing what movement means to you in an inclusive space.

Letters That Will Never Be Sent 

Write a letter to your younger self, someone you’ve lost, someone who has hurt you, or anything that you’ve been keeping inside. Lara Haworth encourages you to use writing as a tool for survival.

Holistica Breathing Circle (1st – 31st October)

Learn breathing techniques with the help of light installations to help aid relaxation and reduce stress.

Mountain High Valley Low (5-9 October)

Presented by the Wishbone Theatre, Mountain High Valley Low follows the journey of Josie, a woman looking for love while learning to live with bipolar disorder. The play is free to attend with tickets available at https://www.seetickets.com/tour/mountain-high-valley-low.

The workshops and performances will take place at Crossrail Place & Crossrail Place Roof Garden Canary Wharf from Tues 5th to Sunday 10th October 2021. 

Reserve your tickets here: https://canarywharf.com/whats-on/mental-health-awareness-at-canary-wharf-oct-2021/

Written by Joanna Finlay

#canarywharf #mentalhealth

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